Query: Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Oral history interview with Barbara Swan
Creators:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1973 June 13-1974 June 12
Size:
88 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.swan73
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Barbara Swan conducted 1973 June 13-1974 June 12, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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in AAA.swan73 for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Barbara Swan papers
Creators:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Dates:
1927-1992
Size:
820 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
3 Linear feet (Addition)
Collection ID:
AAA.swanbarp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

REELS 826-827: 697 letters, including letters to her parents and her future husband Alan Fink, and letters from Bernard Chaet, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Anne Sexton, Andrew Stevovich, Elbert Weinberg, and the Cober Gallery; a 15-page diary; a scrapbook containing photographs, clippings, catalogs and miscellany; and many loose clippings and catalogs.

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Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller
Creators:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Dates:
1961-1991
Size:
0.8 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.swanbarb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Swan, writing to her friends Rosalind and Edwin Miller, discusses her husband Alan Fink's positions as an art dealer and owner of the Alpha Gallery in Boston, mentioning artists Milton Avery, Gregory Gillespie, Don Gustin, Ellsworth Kelly, Boris Mirski, and Andy Stevovich. She writes also about her son Aaron's art …

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in AAA.swanbarb for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Oral history interview with Alan Fink
Creators:
Fink, Alan, 1925-
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1997 Jan. 22 and Jan. 29
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (2 1/2 hrs.), analog)
45 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.fink97
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Alan Fink conducted 1997 Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at Fink's Alpha Gallery, Boston, Mass.

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in AAA.fink97 for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Conflict of visions [videorecording] / producer, Tug Yourgrau; editor, Joel Olicker
Creators:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Dates:
c1987
Size:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS) (ca. 30 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.wgbhedut
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Examines the Boston art scene in the late l930s and l940s, where traditional conservative artistic taste clashed with the emerging Boston Expressionists trained at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School. Focuses on the artists' relationship to the newly formed Institute of Modern Art, and the uproar which resulted when …

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in AAA.wgbhedut for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Robert Taylor papers
Creators:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009
Dates:
l952-1990
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Ca. 600 letters, 1961-1990, from artists, authors, poets, editors, curators, publishers, critics and others, primarily in response to Taylor's reviews, columns, and books, and some supplying information for his columns. Among the correspondents are Darby Barnard, Claire Leighton, Will Davenport, Fritz Eichenberg, Clement Greenberg, Jack Levine, Patrick McGilligan, Henry Schwartz, Beverly Swan …

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in AAA.taylrobe for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Boris Mirski Gallery records
Creators:
Boris Mirski Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Dates:
circa 1936-2000
bulk 1945-1972
Size:
6.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mirsbori
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Boris Mirski Gallery records measure 6.2 linear feet and date from 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972. They include gallery administrative files; artist files including correspondence, exhibition and loan paperwork as well as photographic documentation of artwork; gallery correspondence; financial materials including outgoing and incoming invoices and sales records; printed materials promoting the gallery and its artists; press materials; and a number of photographs of Boris Mirski at events and with others, as well as photographs of artwork. Artists particularly well represented in the collection include David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Hyman Bloom, Esther Geller, Rico Lebrun, Michael Mazur, Arthur Polonsky, Ben Shahn, Mitchell Siporin, Barbara Swan, and Karl Zerbe.

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in AAA.mirsbori for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
John Peabody Harrington papers
Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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in NAA.1976-95 for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Paul S. Conger Papers
Dates:
1913-1979
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7292
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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in Record Unit 7292 for Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Clement Greenberg papers
Creators:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994
Dates:
1937-1983
Size:
8.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.greeclep
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art critic, author, and lecturer Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums. Notable correspondents include Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Richard Diebenkorn, Friedel Dzubas, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Charles Pollock, Jules Olitski, David Smith, and Anne Truitt among others. Also found are biograpical materials, personal business and financial records, an etching by Kurt Wisneski, printed materials, and two reports by Greenberg concerning his travels.

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