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Creators:
Jeffers, Wendy
Dates:
circa 1930-2015
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jeffwen
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Wendy Jeffers research material on Niles Spencer measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from circa 1930-2015. The material was compiled by Jeffers for an exhibition and catalog she produced of Spencer's work for the Whitney Museum in 1990 and for research toward an updated catalogue raisonné. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, provenance research on individual artworks, writing, and photographic material. Jeffers' material expands on Dorothy C. Miller's research completed while organizing a Spencer exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1954.

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Creators:
Constantine, Mildred
Dates:
1945-2008
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.consmild
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.

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Creators:
Burgess, Bill
Katzman, Lynn
Dates:
1973 April
Size:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.burges73
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview with Bill Burgess conducted by Lynn Katzman for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

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Creators:
Finch College. Museum of Art
Varian, Elayne H.
Dates:
1943-1975
bulk 1964-1975
Size:
20.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.finccoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art measure 20.9 linear feet and date from 1943 to 1975, with the bulk of records dating from the period its galleries were in operation, from 1964 to 1975. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of exhibition files, which contain a wide range of documentation including artist files, checklists, correspondence, writings, photographs, interviews, numerous films and videos, artist statements, printed materials, and other records. Also found within the collection are administrative records of the museum, artist files, and papers of the Contemporary Wing's director and curator, Elayne Varian, which were produced outside of her work at Finch College.

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Creators:
Colp, Norman
Dates:
circa 1973-2005
Size:
4 Linear feet
0.031 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.colpnorm
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of conceptual artist and curator Norman B. Colp measure 4 linear feet and 0.031 GB and date between circa 1973 and 2005. The papers shed light on Colp's career through biographical material, project files, personal business records, printed and digital material, and sound and video recordings.

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Creators:
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957
Dates:
1940
Size:
11 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.davistuc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letter, May 19, 1940, from Davis to Francis Henry Taylor, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Davis writes that the "rejection of my work by the acquisitions committee of your museum, followed by Mr. Wehle's explanation of the reason for that rejection, was merely indicative of the fact that work in the style of mine is not usual here." He ...

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Creators:
Messer, Thomas M.
Dates:
1949-2010
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.messthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York museum director and independent curator Thomas M. Messer measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1949-2010. Material includes correspondence, a diary transcript, and printed material that reflect Messer's long career, primarily as director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection and documents the relationships he built with artists, art historians, curators, and others colleagues. Notable correspondents include Francis Bacon, Will Barnet, Larry Bell, Alberto Burri, Pol Bury, Marc Chagall, Chryssa, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Jean Hélion, Grace Knowlton, Rosemarie Koczy, Jirí Kolár, Katharine Kuh, Agnes Martin, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Charles Simonds, Clyfford Still, Jack Tworkov, and many others.

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Creators:
Miller, William P., 1948-
Dates:
1952-1988
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.millwilp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Files from Miller's position as curatorial consultant to the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Art Collection. Included are: biographical information about Alex Hillman and family; lists, catalog drafts, appraisals, and deaccession lists of and reports about the Hillman Art Collection; files on loans and traveling exhibitions of the Hillman Art Collec...

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Creators:
Arentzen, Glenda, 1941-
Falino, Jeannine J.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2012 November 12-13
Size:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.arentz12
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Glenda Arentzen conducted 2012 November 12-13, by Jeannine Falino, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York, New York.

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Creators:
Waldman, Diane
Richards, Judith Olch
Dates:
2010 June 8-9
Size:
106 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.waldma10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Diane Waldman conducted 2010 June 8-9, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Waldman's home, in New York, N.Y.

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