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Creators:
Brooklyn Museum
Dates:
1965-1968
Size:
7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.broomuse
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interviews of 72 artists, and transcripts for all but five, conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz, the Associate Curator for the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum, between 1965 and 1968. The artists discuss their work in the museum collection. Also included are 38 edited excerpts of the interviews, approximately 2-3 min. in length, used as "audio-labels" in the 1968 "Listening to Pictures" installation at the museum.

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Creators:
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981
Dates:
1932-1970
Size:
5 Reels (1,950 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsjosp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, scrapbooks and miscellaneous printed material.

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Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1946-1992
bulk 1960-1992
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.forugall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Forum Gallery records measure 9 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1992, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1992. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative records and artist files.

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Creators:
Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.)
Dates:
1948-1981
Size:
8.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arwigall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Detroit art gallery Arwin Galleries measure 8.7 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1981. The collection comprises administrative records including sales, consignment and loan records; personal and professional correspondence; artist files for Chuang Chi, Richard Kozlow, Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Jo Snyder, Russel Thayer, Adja Yunkers, and others; printed materials documenting the 1963 fire at the gallery, exhibitions, and other activities related to the gallery; artwork by Frederick Simper, Donald Snydor, and a few others; and photographic materials and moving images including photos of the Arwins, gallery artists, and exhibitions, and two film reels relating to the gallery fire. There is a 0.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes a financial ledger of artists' accounts; a file with artists biographical information regarding Kosso, Rita Letendre, Cynthia C. Nartonis, Leslie Fraser-Ferst, Tom McClure, W. Louis Jones; a file on shipped/ returned artwork; and a file on Frank Rehn. Material dates from circa 1970-1981.

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Dates:
circa 1926-1982 and undated
Size:
29.78 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7449
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991
Dates:
1920-2004
Size:
21.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.groschai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City sculptor and teacher Chaim Gross measure 21.1 linear feet and date from 1920-2004. The collection provides comprehensive documentation of Gross's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, educational institutions, and religious and philanthropic organizations, writings, personal business records, extensive printed and published material including motion picture film and video recordings of four documentaries, one hundred and fifteen sketchbooks spanning the bulk of Gross's career, and photographs of Gross, his family, many friends and colleagues from the art world, his studio, personal art collection, and works of art. An unprocessed addition of three sketchbooks was donated in 2020.

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Creators:
Jacques Seligmann & Co
Dates:
1904-1978
bulk 1913-1974
Size:
203.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jacqself
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1978, with bulk dates from 1913 to 1974. The collection includes extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies. The collection is an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art and provides a comprehensive view of the activities of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.

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