A Finding Aid to the Irving Sandler Papers and Interviews, 1944-2017, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sandirvi
Creators:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-
Dates:
1944-2017
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.8 Linear feet
Repository:
The interviews and papers of art critic, art historian, and educator Irving Sandler measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1944-2017. Included are interviews and recorded lectures; photographs of artwork and artists; membership files, meeting minutes, and ephemera from the Club organization; printed material from individual artist and group exhibits; and teaching files.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The interviews and papers of Irving Sandler measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1944-2017. Included are interviews and recorded lectures; photographs of artwork and artists; membership files, meeting minutes, and ephemera from the Club organization; printed material from individual artist and group exhibits; and teaching files.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as 4 series.
  • Series 1: Interviews, 1962-2017 (2.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)
  • Series 2: Photographs, 1955-1965 (2 folders; Box 4)
  • Series 3: Printed Material, 1944-1978 (7 folders; Box 4)
  • Series 4: Professional Activities, 1951-1969 (4 folders; Box 4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Irving Sandler (1925-2018) was an art critic, art historian, and educator in New York, NY. Sandler was the art critic for Art News, 1956-1962; for the New York Post, 1960-1965; and an instructor of art history at New York University, 1960-1971. During his career, he was director of the Tanager Gallery and the Club organization.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was written by Christopher DeMairo in 2019.
Existence and Location of Copies
Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been digitized for research access and are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection was donated in 1981-1982 by Irving Sandler. Sandler donated an additional interview with Mira Lehr in 2008. Sandler's widow, Lucy Freeman Sandler, donated the 2017 interview of Charles Simonds in 2019.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Irving Sandler interviews and papers, 1944-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art teachers -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Club (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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