Adam A. Sanders papers

Collection ID:
Sanders, Adam A., b. 1889
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings, photographs, sketches, printed material, and letters.
Scope and Contents
REEL 98: Autobiographical sketch; exhibition catalogs; clippings about Sanders; pencil sketches, photographs of Sanders and his work; and three printed essays by Sanders, COSMOGONY, THE PRINCIPLE OF ALTOFORM, and THE THEORY OF ALTOFORM.
Scope and Contents
REEL 284: Letters from Fred Hovey Allen, art commissioner of the Hotel Majestic in New York City arranging for a hotel sculpture studio for Sanders; letters from an early art patron, Harriet Bishop Lanier; copies of THE THEORY OF ALTOFORM and THE PRINCIPLES OF ALTOFORM; sketches; photographs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Sanders's works; sketches; pamphlets on the theory of altoform; clippings; and miscellaneous printed materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, writer; New York City. Sanders's theory of altoform explains the reason for elongation of the human figure in art, particularly American.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 98 and 284 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1971-1972 by Sanders.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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