Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of Ad Reinhardt measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1927 to 1968. The collection documents Reinhardt's career as an abstract painter, cartoonist, and writer through biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, and artwork.
Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2010 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Location of Originals:
Reels N69-99-N69-104: Some of the originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Ad Reinhardt, after microfilming.
Originals of loaned material were returned to Rita Reinhardt after microfilming. Material loaned for microfilming, including additional notes, writings, correspondence, photographs of art work, and travel logs, is available on the microfilm reels N69-99 - N69-103.
Related material found in the Archives includes Ad Reinhardt postcards (to Katherine Scrivener), Ad Reinhardt letters and artwork (loaned material, available on microfilm only), Abe Ajay correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, Marjorie Grimm printed material and letters received from Ad Reinhardt, one photograph of Ad Reinhardt and Colette Roberts by William R. Simmons, and a 1955 painting by Ad Reinhardt.
Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
The collection was donated in 1969 by Rita Reinhardt, Ad Reinhardt's widow and most of the donation was microfilmed on reels N69-99 to N69-104. At the same time, Mrs. Reinhardt loaned for microfilming additional notes, writings, correspondence, photographs of art work, and travel logs.
This site provides access to the papers of Ad Reinhardt in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 5,160 images.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001