Kenneth Snelson papers
The papers of artist Kenneth Snelson measure 21.8 linear feet and date from 1947-2016. While primarily known for his sculptures incorporating the structural principle of tensegrity, Snelson was also a prolific photographer and forerunner of computer art. The collection document's the artist's life and work through chronological files, correspondence, project files, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, and printed material. Chronological files detail seven decades of personal and professional activities, beginning with Snelson's summers at Black Mountain College where he studied with Buckminster Fuller. Project files comprise nearly half of the collection and extensively document his sculptures, towers, atom model, computer art, patents, and cataloging and publishing projects.
Oral history interview with Alonzo Hauser
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
16 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of Alonzo Hauser conducted 1965 Oct. 12, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Lawrence Fane papers
The papers of New York sculptor Lawrence Fane measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1964-2003. The collection primarily documents Lawrence Fane's activities as a sculptor through biographical material; printed material, including clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs; and photographs of artwork.
Alexander Calder papers
The papers of abstract kinetic artist and sculptor Alexander Calder measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1967. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, scattered prints and sketches by Calder, and a scrapbook. Of particular interest are the numerous photographs of Calder, including many of Calder at work in his studios, with his family at their home in Touraine, France, exhibitions, and artwork. Among the photographs are several taken by photographer and artist Herbert Matter and a photograph of Pierre Matisse at Calder's home.
Jan de Swart papers
The papers of southern California sculptor and inventor Jan de Swart measure 4.3 linear feet and are dated 1916-1994. They consist of correspondence, records concerning de Swart's inventions, writings, printed material, miscellaneous records, and photographs.
Ryah Ludins portfolio
The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The porfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s.
Oral history interview with Burton Freund
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Freund, Betty (Rosalyn "Betty"), 1915-2008
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recordings, 3 in.)
56 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of Burton Freund conducted by Betty Hoag on 1965 Apr. 20 for the Archives of American Art.
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial affairs of Neal David Benezra, Curator, who served as Chief Curator, 1992-1996, and Assistant Director for Art and Public Programs, 1997-1999. Some records also document the management of the Curatorial Department. Topics covered in this accession include exhibitions, budgets, personnel, acquisitions, and Hirshhorn Museum …
Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers
The Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain biographical materials, sculpture portfolios, art shows, notes, sketches and drawings, publications, correspondence and visual material including photos, slides and negatives of Larry's art.
Benedict Tatti papers
The papers of New York sculptor, painter, educator, and video artist, Benedict Tatti (1917-1993) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1936-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-1993. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, project files, subject files, exhibition files, writings, notes, and lists, printed materials, and photographs. Exhibition files and printed material, such as catalogues and checklists provide an overview of Tatti's activities as a sculptor and video artist. Also, photographs of artwork are a rich source of provenance-related information on Tatti's sculptures.