The collection is arranged as 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically. Series 1: Letters, 1931-1983 (Boxes 1-2; 1.75 linear feet) Series 2: Business Records, 1932-1979 (Box 2; 1 folder) Series 3: Writings, 1937-1973 (Box 2; 3 folders) Series 4: Art Work, 1967-1977 (Box 2; 4 folders) Series 5: Printed Material, 1953-1983 (Box 2, OV 3; 11 folders) Series 6: Photographs, 1965 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The collection measures 0.9 linear feet, dates from 1931-1983, and documents the career of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Found within the papers are letters, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2010 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was a caricaturist from New York, N.Y.
Donated 1983 by Al Hirschfeld and by dealer George Goodstadt.
This site provides access to the papers of Al Hirschfeld in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 1,004 images.
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