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William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995

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Creator:
Seitz, William Chapin, 1914-1974
Subject:
Seitz, Irma
Rosati, James
Krebs, Rockne
Baziotes, William
Segal, George
Ashton, Dore
Conner, Bruce Guldner
Duchamp, Marcel
Barr, Alfred H.
D'Harnoncourt, Rene
Gottlieb, Adolph
Gorky, Arshile
Banks-Woodson, Ellen
Monet, Claude
Stella, Frank
Elliott, Philip Clarkson
University of Virginia
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Virginia
Physical Description:
32.5 linear feet
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.
Summary:
The papers of educator, painter, and art historian William Chapin Seitz measure 32.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930-1995. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, notebooks, subject and people files, thesis research files, interviews and lecture recordings, teaching files, personal business records, scattered printed materials, photographs, and artwork. The bulk of the papers focus on Seitz's research and teaching career.
Citation:
William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Museum of Modern Art Archives in New York City holds the William C. Seitz papers which contain exhibition files and records relating to an interview with Marcel Duchamp. Correspondence relating to the debate concerning the viability of Seitz's dissertation are found in the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. papers also at the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Biography Note:
William Chapin Seitz (1914-1974) was an art historian and painter from Charlottesville, Va., who taught at the University of Virginia.
Provenance:
The William Chapin Seitz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Seitz's widow, Irma Seitz, in 1975 and 2003. A transcript of an interview with Mark Tobey by Seitz was donated by Rebecca Massie Lane in 1988. Seitz gave these transcripts to Lane for her graduate work and they remined in her possession after his death.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Painters
Educators
Art historians
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Awards
Notebooks
Lectures
Photographs
Interviews
Resumes
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8462
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210638
AAA_collcode_seitwill
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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