Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art Scene.
Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2017 and is available via the Archives of American Art's Website. Materials which have not been scanned include duplicates; routine tax records; blank pages in bound volumes; blank versos of photographs; and the full text of published material such as exhibition catalogs. In most cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of the Alan R. Solomon papers is provided by the Lichtenstein Foundation.
New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career.
The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to AAA in 1974 and in 2007.
This site provides access to the papers of Alan R. Solomon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 15,763 images.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001