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Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Subject:
Bury, Pol  Search this
Paris, Harold Persico  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Baykam, Bedri  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Bergman, Ciel  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Christo  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)Art Council  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.University Art Museum  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210640
AAA_collcode_selzpete
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210640
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Jo Hanson papers, circa 1969-2009

Creator:
Hanson, Jo, 1918-2007  Search this
Subject:
Hendrickson, Barbara  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Topic:
Transcripts  Search this
Art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)309690
AAA_collcode_hansjo
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_309690
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Oral history interview with Robert Smithson, 1972 July 14-19

Interviewee:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Conceptual artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12013
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212421
AAA_collcode_smiths72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212421
Additional Online Media:

Art for the record : issues of Documentation and Contemporary Art : Panel discussion, 1988 March 26

Creator:
Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation  Search this
Subject:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Conceptual artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Educators  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12130
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213598
AAA_collcode_southe88
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213598

Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan, 2006 May 20-June 5

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Lipofsky, Marvin B. (Marvin Bentley)  Search this
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Blunk, J.B. (James B.)  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
International Turned Objects Show  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Turning  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260467
AAA_collcode_saylan06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_260467
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Oral history interview with Robert Adams, 2010 July 20

Interviewee:
Adams, Robert Hickman, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Jurovics, Toby, 1965-  Search this
Subject:
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Baltz, Lewis  Search this
Hoffman, Michael  Search this
Gowin, Emmet  Search this
Szarkowski, John  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H.  Search this
Wood, Myron  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Fellows in Photography  Search this
MacArthur Fellows Program  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Photography  Search this
Global environmental change  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Poliomyelitis  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Landscape photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15886
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295750
AAA_collcode_adams10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295750

Oral history interview with Christy Rupp, 2012 July 16-17

Interviewee:
Rupp, Christy, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Topic:
Environmental artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310377
AAA_collcode_rupp12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_310377

Oral history interview with Mary Miss, 2016 July 18 and 20

Interviewee:
Miss, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Site-specific art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17363
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)381305
AAA_collcode_miss16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_381305
Additional Online Media:

Peter Howard Selz papers

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Names:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) (Faculty)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Baykam, Bedri, 1957-  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Bergman, Ciel, 1938-  Search this
Bury, Pol, 1922-2005  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Running fence)  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paris, Harold, 1925-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
31.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
1929-2014
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed materials, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed materials, and scrapbooks.

Correspondence is with colleagues, artists, museums, and galleries concerning a wide variety of topics, including exhibitions and publications. The bulk of the correspondence consists of alphabetical files (two linear feet) that includes correspondence with artists. Notable correspondents include Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Graves, Philip Guston, Dimitri Hadzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Jean Tinguely, and others. Eight additional files of chronological correspondence is with curators, arts organizations, and publishers. Additional correspondence is found in the professional files, project files, membership files, artists' research files, and exhibition files.

The bulk of the writings series is comprised of files related to Selz's books and includes typescript drafts and galleys, printed material, correspondence, and publishing contracts. Files are found for Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, and Theories of Modern Art. Other writings consist of drafts of articles, essays, notes, and lectures by Selz. Also included are writings by others, including materials related to Paul Karlstrom's biography of Selz. There is 1 sound disc, 1 CD, and 1 floppy disc.

Professional files document curatorial and teaching positions at the Chicago Institute of Design, Pomona College, University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art. The series includes contracts, recommendations, syllabi, and correspondence.

Project files document Selz's professional work on specific art projects, panels, and symposiums. There is extensive documentation of Selz's work as project director of Christo's Running Fence, as well as other environmental art work projects by Christo, the Berkeley Art Project, Disney Art Project, "Funk Art" symposium, and the "Art and Politics in the 20th Century" symposium. Project files contain a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, printed material, financial records, reports, photographs, and other documents. There are 2 tape reels, 1 VHS, and 1 sound cassette.

Membership and association records document Selz's involvement with or membership in various art councils, trustee boards, such as the College Art Association, Art in Chicago Advisory Committee, Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) Art Council, and the San Francisco Crafts and Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, among others. Materials include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and memoranda.

Artists' Research Files consist of a wide variety of research materials Selz compiled about artists for lectures, writings, projects, exhibitions, etc. Files vary and may include original and photocopied correspondence, photographic material, resumes, printed material, and writings. There are also 11 CDs and 1 sound cassette. Files are found for Bedri Baykam, Max Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Ciel Bergman, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bruce Conner, Jean Dubuffet, Lyonel Feininger, Leon Golub, Dimitri Hadzi, Rico Lebrun, Harold Paris, Irving Petlin, among many others.

Exhibition files include catalogs, reviews, clippings, writings, correspondence, and other material documenting exhibitions organized by Selz. Limited materials are found for the MOMA Art Nouveau exhibition. More extensive documentation is found for Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965, The Joint Show (1967), The American Presidency in Political Cartoons (1976), American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars (1979), German Realism in the Twenties: Artist As Social Critic (1980), Twelve Artists from the German Democratic Republic (1989), a Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996), Spaces of Nature (1999), Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 (2000), and a Nathan Oliviera Retrospective (2002), among others. There are 4 CDs.

Personal business records are related to the Mark Rothko estate and Kate Rothko's legal case against Marlborough Gallery, Inc. Also included in this series are Peter Selz's school transcripts, bequests, royalty statements, house designs, and other material.

Printed materials include clippings, prints of articles written by Peter Selz, exhibition announcements and invitations, and photocopies of artwork images.

There are nine disbound scrapbooks dating from the 1940s up through 2012 containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and photographs of art events, Selz, and artists. This series also includes materials from the 2018 addition that may have previously been compiled in binders.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series. When possible the original order of Peter Selz was maintained. However, multiple accessions were merged and integrated.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2013 (2.3 linear feet; Box 1-3, Box 37)

Series 2: Writings, 1942- circa 2014 (8.3 linear feet; Box 3-10, OV 32, Box 37)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1949-2012 (1 linear feet; Box 11, Box 37)

Series 4: Project Files, 1962-2015 (2.8 linear feet; Box 12-14, OV 33, Box 37)

Series 5: Membership and Association Records, 1958-2014 (1.1 linear feet; Box 14-15, Box 37)

Series 6: Artists' Research Files, 1955-2014 (7.9 linear feet; Box 15-22, OV 34-35)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1959-2014 (5.2 linear feet; Box 23-27, Box 38)

Series 8: Personal Business Records, 1929-2014 (1.2 linear feet; Box 28-29, OV 36, Box 38)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1957-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 29, Box 38)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1947-2018 (1.4 linear feet, Box 29-31, Box 38)
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Howard Selz (1919-2019) was a pioneering historian of modern art, professor, and writer who taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1988 and founded and directed the Berleley Art Museum from 1965-1973.

Selz was born in 1919 in Munich, Germany to Eugene Selz and Edith Drey Selz. In 1936, the family fled Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. Selz attended Columbia University from 1937 to 1938 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. During World War II, Selz served in the U.S. Army in the Office of Strategic Services. He married writer Thalia Cheronis in 1948 but they later divorced in 1965; he married several times afterwards.

After the war, Selz attended and taught at the University of Chicago where he received a Ph. D. in German Expressionism. He spent a year in Paris, 1949-1950, at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre on a Fulbright grant. He received a second Fulbright grant in 1953 to study at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium. From 1953-1955, Selz also taught at the Chicago Institute of Design.

In 1955 Peter Selz accepted a position to chair the art history department at Pomona College in Claremont and relocated to California for a few years. He also became director of the college's art gallery.

In 1958 Selz moved to New York City to become curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and was there through the transformative mid-1960s. While at MOMA, he organized several significant exhibitions of modern art, including the 1960 Jean Tinguely "Homage to New York," a sculpture that destroyed itself (and started a fire) in the sculpture garden of the museum; New Images of Man (1959), the Art Nouveau show (1960), and the Art of Assemblage (1961). He also launched important retrospectives, including the first Rodin retrospective in the United States and a comprehensive exhibition of Alberto Giacometti's work in 1965.

In 1965, Peter Selz returned to California to become the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he held until 1973. He organized exhibitions of Funk, film, and ceramicists like Peter Voulkos and Robert Arneson. Peter Selz later became project director for Christo's "Running Fence", the 24.5-mile long fabric fence over the Marin County hills in 1976. He also served concurrently as a professor of art history at UC until retiring in 1988.

Peter Selz was a member of the College Art Association's board of directors for two terms, 1958-1964 and 1966-1971. Selz is a prolific writer, and the author or co-author of numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and articles. Notable books include German Expressionist Painting (1957), Art in a Turbulent Era (1965), Art in Our Times (1981), and Sam Francis (1975).

In 1988 Peter Selz was named emeritus professor at University of California, Berkeley. In 1993 he was on the acquisitions committee of the Museums of Fine Arts, San Francisco. In 2012, Selz curated The Painted Word exhibition. Selz died in 2019 in Albany, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds oral history interviews of Peter Selz conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom on July 28, 1982, October 12, 1982, and November 3, 1999.
Provenance:
The Peter Howard Selz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Peter Selz in multiple installments from 1976 through 2014. Additional papers were donated in 2018 by Gabrielle Selz, Peter Selz's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Peter Howard Selz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Authors -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Realism in art -- Germany  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pop art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selzpete
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-selzpete
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers

Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Columbia University  Search this
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Berlind, Jerilyn  Search this
Freudenheim, Nina  Search this
Whitridge, Thomas  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Video recordings
Date:
1942-2013
bulk 1960-2000
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and environmental artist Aleksandra Kasuba measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1942-2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960-2000. The collection documents Kasuba's career through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, lectures and writings, extensive project files, printed material, a scrapbook, artwork, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and environmental artist Aleksandra Kasuba measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1942-2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960-2000. The collection documents Kasuba's career through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, lectures and writings, extensive project files, printed material, a scrapbook, artwork, and photographs.

Biographical material contains artist's statements, biographical data, letters of recommendation, and a citation from the American Institute of Architects. General correspondence mostly consists of invitations to lecture at academic institutions and professional associations. There are letters between Kasuba and interior design firms, publishers, museums, and academic institutions. Included are letters from Columbia University, Museum of Modern Art, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Correpondence relates to commissioned projects, proposed exhibitions, and the scheduling of workshops and speaking engagements. Also found is correspondence with Thomas Whitridge about the publication of a monograph by Kasuba.

The collection includes three interviews with Kasuba and a panel discussion between the artist and Nina Freudenheim. There is a transcript of a 1976 interview by Jerilyn Berlind. Lectures and writings include draft lectures and an essay on art by Kasuba. Included is a typescript of an article about Kasuba's work.

Extensive project files provide detailed documentation on Kasuba's installations, exhibitions, and space shelters mainly from 1960-1990. Included are a variety of materials: correspondence, proposals, contracts and agreements, sketches of models, clippings, photographs, and motion picture films of work. Also found are files relating Kasuba's book projects and her participation in symposia and competitions.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures; news and magazine clippings document various projects, including Kasuba's wall mosaics, shell dwellings, and alternative living environments. A scrapbook consists mainly of news clippings and reviews on Kasuba's work.

Artwork consists of sketches and drawings used as preliminary designs for Kasuba's projects. Photographs are of Kasuba's wall mosaics, reliefs, space shelters, and live-in environments. Also found are slides and three slide binders of wall installations, shell dwellings, and environments made of tensile fabrics; included are slides used for lectures.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1969-2005 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1967-1998 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 3: Interviews, 1976-1983 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Lectures and Writings, circa 1976-1986 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Project Files, 1960-2013 (Boxes 1-4, Film cans FC 8-10; 3.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1988 (Box 5; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1971-2010 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1943-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs, 1942-1949 (Boxes 5, 7; 0.7 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical:
Aleksandra Kasuba (1923-), a Lithuanian-born sculptor, best known for her innovative architectural environments has lived in New York and New Mexico. She attended the Kaunas Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania from 1941-1943. She studied with the sculptor, Vytautus Kasuba, whom she married in 1944. In response to the Soviet Army's occupation of their country, Aleksandra Kasuba and her husband emigrated to the United States in 1947. By 1963, Aleksandra Kasuba, her husband, and two children had moved to the Upper West Side in New York City. At the start of her career, Kasuba received commissions to make ceramic tiles for use in furniture. About the same time, she was also collaborating with architects in designing mosaic wall installations for public works. Aleksandra Kasuba's commissioned projects have included a plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., and wall mosaics for the Container Corporation in Chicago, and 560 Lexington Avenue in New York City. Some of Kasuba's mosaic compositions were made as individual pieces to be included in museum and gallery exhibitions.

Aleksandra Kasuba has also devoted her career to designing alternative living environments. In the late 1960s, Kasuba built dwellings that she referred to as Space Shelters, which were made from a fabric of her own design. In 1970, the American Craft Museum featured Kasuba's tensile-fabric structure in an exhibition "Contemplative Environments." She has also used nylon fabric to build her alternative or live-in environments. In addition, Kasuba has held several faculty positions. She taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1971-1972 and was an artist-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1976 and the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science in 1977. Kasuba has received awards from the American Institute of Architects in 1971 and 1972; in 1983, she was granted a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Aleksandra Kasuba has written several books, including a memoir published in 2001. Kasuba's husband, Vytautus died in 1997. Since 2001, Aleksandra Kasuba has been living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she purchased a tract of land in the desert to continue her work on experimental housing.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2013 by Aleksandra Kasuba.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Environmental artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Video recordings
Citation:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, 1942-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kasualek
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kasualek

Jo Hanson papers

Creator:
Hanson, Jo  Search this
Names:
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Hendrickson, Barbara  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
1.06 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1969-2009
Summary:
The papers of San Francisco environmental artist and activist Jo Hanson measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.06 GB and date from circa 1969 to 2009. The papers document her professional activities through biographical material, project and exhibition files, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographs. Also found are files regarding her participation in the Women's Caucus for Art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of San Francisco environmental artist and activist Jo Hanson measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.06 GB and date from circa 1969 to 2009. The papers document her professional activities through biographical material, project and exhibition files, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographs. Also found are files regarding her participation in the Women's Caucus for Art.

Of note within the collection is an oral history interview of Hanson, conducted by Eleanor Dickinson and Barbara Hendrickson in 2006-2007, as well was biographical documentation compiled for the interview. Hanson's installations "Crab Orchard Cemetery" and "Public Disclosure: Secrets From the Street" are also particularly well documented within this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1976-2008 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Project and Exhibition Files, circa 1973-2009 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Women's Caucus for Art, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1971-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Artwork, 1969-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 3, 5)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1969-2007 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-5, 1.06 GB; ER01-ER02)
Biographical / Historical:
Jo Hanson (1918-2007) was an environmental artist and activist in San Francisco, California. She was known for turning urban trash into works of art. She exhibited her work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Fresno Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California, among other places. In 1974 her installation "Crab Orchard Cemetery" toured nationally and included a mix of sculpture, printmaking, photography, and sound. During the 1980s she served on the San Francisco Arts Commission and championed the work of underrepresented women and artists of color. In 1996 she helped establish WEAD, the Women Environmental Artists Directory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2011 by Eleanor Dickinson, Hanson's friend.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jo Hanson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Jo Hanson papers, circa 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hansjo
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Jo Hanson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hansjo

Interview with Robert Smithson

Creator:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Robbin, Tony, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11637
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Robert Smithson interview, 1968
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11637

Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017, bulk 1970s-1990s

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-2015  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396448
AAA_collcode_buchbeve
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_396448

Herbert Ferber papers, 1932-1987

Creator:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Dentists  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7042
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209175
AAA_collcode_ferbherb
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209175

Christo letter and photographs concerning "wrapped floor" project, 1970

Creator:
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Topic:
Environmental artists  Search this
Conceptual artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7416
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209574
AAA_collcode_christo
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209574

Robert Smithson interview, 1968

Creator:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Robbin, Tony, 1943-  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Conceptual artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11008
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214949
AAA_collcode_smitrobe3
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214949

Hank Leininger scrapbooks relating to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Valley Curtain and Running Fence, 1972-1976

Creator:
Leininger, Hank  Search this
Subject:
Jeanne-Claude  Search this
Christo  Search this
Topic:
Environmental art  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6264
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216603
AAA_collcode_leinhank
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216603

Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1969-2017

Creator:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Topic:
Environmental artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371353
AAA_collcode_zimmelyn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_371353

Oral history interview with James N. Wines, 1968 May 1

Interviewee:
Wines, James, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12803
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213197
AAA_collcode_wines68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213197

Oral history interview with Winifred Lutz, 2010 Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Lutz, Winifred Ann, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States.General Services Administration Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Environmental artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287543
AAA_collcode_lutz10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287543

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