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Kunitz, Stanley

Collection Creator:
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 82
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jack Tworkov 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.
Collection Citation:
Jack Tworkov papers, 1926-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Kunitz, Stanley

Collection Creator:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000-2001
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Hans Hofmann 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. Authotization to quote or reproduce, for purposes of publication, the 1998 May 27 interview of Max Spoerri by Tina Dickey requires written permission from Max Spoerri.
Collection Citation:
Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Kunitz, Stanley and Elise Asher

Collection Creator:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 80
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Hans Hofmann 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. Authotization to quote or reproduce, for purposes of publication, the 1998 May 27 interview of Max Spoerri by Tina Dickey requires written permission from Max Spoerri.
Collection Citation:
Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Kunitz, Stanley and Elise Asher

Collection Creator:
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946-2004
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission is required. Use of original materials requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Bernard Harper Friedman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Access requires written permission.
Collection Citation:
Bernard Harper Friedman papers, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Stanley Kunitz, 1983 Dec. 8

Interviewee:
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215639
AAA_collcode_kunitz83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215639
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Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
De Groot, Nanno  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Williams, William Carlos  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Topic:
Christmas cards  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Poets  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5827
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208667
AAA_collcode_asheelis
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208667
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Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006

Creator:
Slivka, Rose, 1919-2004  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Slivka, David  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Topic:
Diaries  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Authors  Search this
Editors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209251
AAA_collcode_slivrose
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209251
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British authors of the nineteenth century, edited by Stanley J. Kunitz; associate editor, Howard Haycraft. Complete in one volume with 1000 biographies and 350 portraits

Author:
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Haycraft, Howard 1905-1991  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., 677 p. illus. (ports.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
Topic:
Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Authors, English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_255963

Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature. First supplement / edited by Stanley J. Kunitz, assistant editor, Vineta Colby

Author:
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Colby, Vineta  Search this
Physical description:
x, 1126 p. : ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
1955 [i.e. 1990, c1955]
20th century
Topic:
Literature, Modern--Bio-bibliography  Search this
Authors--Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
CT120 .K96 1955 Suppl
CT120.K96 1955 Suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420133

Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature. First supplement / edited by Stanley J. Kunitz ; assistant editor, Vineta Colby

Author:
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Colby, Vineta  Search this
Physical description:
x, 1123 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
1955 [i.e. 1963, c1955]
20th century
Topic:
Literature, Modern--Bio-bibliography  Search this
Authors--Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
PN771 .K96 1955 Suppl
PN771.K96 1955 Suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420136

American authors, 1600-1900; a biographical dictionary of American literature, edited by Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft. Complete in one volume with 1300 biographies and 400 portraits

Author:
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Haycraft, Howard 1905-1991  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 846 p. illus. (ports.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Dictionaries
Place:
United States
Date:
1938
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
Call number:
PS21 .K96
PS21.K96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47873

Twentieth century authors : a biographical dictionary of modern literature / edited by Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft

Editor:
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Haycraft, Howard 1905-1991  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 1577 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Bio-bibliography
Biographies
Encyclopedias
Date:
1942
20th century
Topic:
Literature, Modern  Search this
Call number:
CT120 .K96
PN771 .K96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16706

World authors, 1950-1970 : a companion volume to Twentieth century authors / edited by John Wakeman. Editorial consultant: Stanley J. Kunitz

Author:
Wakeman, John  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006 Twentieth century authors  Search this
Physical description:
1594 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Bio-bibliography
Date:
1975
20th century
Topic:
Literature, Modern  Search this
Call number:
PN451 .W3X
CT120 .K960 1975
PN451.W3X
CT120.K960 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41554

The original read-in for peace in Vietnam [sound recording] / edited by Rosalind Wells and Louis Menashe

Editor:
Menashe, Louis  Search this
Wells, Rosalind  Search this
Speaker:
Calisher, Hortense  Search this
Davis, Ossie 1917-2005  Search this
Dee, Ruby  Search this
Dugan, Alan  Search this
Feiffer, Jules  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
Hellman, Lillian 1905-1984  Search this
Kazin, Alfred  Search this
Kelley, William Melvin 1937-  Search this
Kinnell, Galway 1927-  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley 1905-2006  Search this
Levertov, Denise 1923-  Search this
Lindfors, Viveca  Search this
Lowell, Robert 1917-1977  Search this
Lowenfels, Walter 1897-1976  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Marshall, Lenore 1897-1971  Search this
Miller, Arthur 1915-2005  Search this
Oppenheimer, Joel 1930-1988  Search this
Randall, Tony  Search this
Rukeyser, Muriel 1913-  Search this
Sachs, Oscar  Search this
Sontag, Susan 1933-2004  Search this
Stapleton, Maureen  Search this
Styron, William 1925-  Search this
Swados, Harvey  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis 1885-1977  Search this
Weaver, Fritz 1926-  Search this
Chairman of the evening:
Kauffmann, Stanley 1916-  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Producer:
Committee of the Professions  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Public opinion  Search this
Local number:
FW09752
Folkways 9752
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233048
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Bernard Harper Friedman papers, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010

Creator:
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011  Search this
Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Leary, Timothy Francis  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe)  Search this
Rosset, Barney  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Schueler, Jon R.  Search this
Biddle, Flora Miller  Search this
Roth, Philip  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Sandler, Irving  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Kanovitz, Howard  Search this
Gill, Brendan  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Salvesen, Magda  Search this
Stout, Myron Stedman  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Asher, Elise  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Norman, Dorothy  Search this
Slivka, David  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Bluhm, Norman  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Hall, Joellen  Search this
McDarrah, Fred W.  Search this
Copley, William Nelson  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore  Search this
Knowlton, Grace  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
McEwen, Rory.  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Topic:
Diaries  Search this
Art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Authors  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16035
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)307197
AAA_collcode_friebern
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_307197

Elise Asher papers

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Names:
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
De Groot, Nanno, 1913-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1923-1994
Summary:
The Elise Asher papers measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994. The collection includes biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs reflecting Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century.
Scope and Content Note:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994, measure 1.6 linear feet and reflect Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many of the more prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs.

Notable correspondents found in the collection include Fritz Bultman, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series according to material type. The contents of each folder have been arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1923-1976 (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1941-1988, undated (box 1, 2 folders)

Series 3: Business Records, 1955-1988, undated (box 1, 43 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1973-1979, undated (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, undated (box 1, 2 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1929-1994, undated (boxes 1-3, 30 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1951-1973, undated (box 2, 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1914, Elise Asher studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bradford Junior College, Boston College, and at Simmons College.

She began her career as a poet, culminating in a volume of her poetry entitled The Meandering Absolute. Upon her 1947 arrival in New York City, her attention turned to painting and sculpture. The Tanager Gallery mounted her first solo exhibition in 1953.

Asher was married to painter Nanno de Groot from 1949 to 1957. A year later she married poet Stanley Kunitz, whose work she often illustrated.
Provenance:
The Elise Asher papers were donated in 1975, 1976, 1989, 1990 and 1995 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Elise Asher 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.
Topic:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.asheelis
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Archives of American Art
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Rose Slivka papers

Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Craft Horizons  Search this
Craft International  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Slivka, David, 1913-  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
20.8 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diaries
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1947-2006
Summary:
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing Craft Horizons magazine and the founding and operation of Craft International magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include views of Slivka, craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing Craft Horizons magazine and the founding and operation of Craft International magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include artwork, views of Slivka, and craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad.

Interviews with craftsmen and other artists were conducted by Rose Slivka and others. Peter Voulkos is espcially well-documented. Among the artists interviewed are: Elaine de Kooning, Philip Guston, Jack Lenor Larsen, Louise Nevelson, and David Slivka. Also found are intereviews with John Cage, Stanley Kunitz, and Rose Slivka.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1947-2005 ( Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-2004 (Boxes 1-4: 3.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1974-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, Notes, and Related Research, 1954-2001 (Boxes 6-11, OV 23; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1958-2004 (Boxes 11-18, 22, OV 23; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1952-2006 (Boxes 18-20, OV 23; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1947-1990s (Boxes 20-21; 1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Crafts expert Rose Slivka (1919-2004) was an editor, educator, and critic in New York City and East Hampton, NY. Slivka edited Craft Horizons magazine from 1957-1979, and then founded Crafts International, which published its first issue in 1980.

Rose Slivka was very active in the American Crafts Council and World Crafts Council, and promoted crafts by participating in conferences around the world, acting as a juror of competitions, writing, and teaching. The author of books and articles about crafts, including the entry on "Handicrafts" in the 1961 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, Slivka was tireless in her search for information pertaining to crafts of all nations. Her study of the subject was integrated into a strong, far-reaching campaign to include sculpture as a craft and promote crafts on a par with fine art. She was also interested in poetry and taught courses in art criticism at New York University and the New School for Social Research.

Many of Slivka's articles on craft, painting and sculpture have been published in periodicals such as Art in America, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times. Books and exhibition catalogs include The Crafts of the Modern World (1964); The Object as Poet (1976), Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue in Clay (1978); California Clay (1979), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and The Book as Art and Artist (1979), Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY. Slivka's writings have been translated into at least 7 languages.

Slivka was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Critics Fellowship in 1976 and between 1980 and 1982 conducted a research project on "Criticism and Scholarship in Modern Craft" also sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded The Rhode Island School of Design President's Fellows Award in 1982, and its highest honor, the Athena Medal. In addition, she served on the boards of directors for several New York City organizations including Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York Experimental Glassworks, and Center for Book Arts.

Following her career as a magazine editor, international speaker on crafts, writer, and educator, Slivka moved to East Hampton, Long Island, where she continued to write poetry and was art critic for The East Hampton Star newspaper.

Rose Slivka's was married to sculptor David Slivka; the couple had 2 children and eventually divorced. She died of heart failure in Southampton, NY, on September 2, 2004.
Provenance:
The Rose Slivka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Slivka's daughter, Charlotte Slivka, in 2008 and 2012.
Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Rose Slivka papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship with written permission from the donor.
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.slivrose
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-slivrose

Bernard Harper Friedman papers

Creator:
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011  Search this
Names:
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe), 1909-1987  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Biddle, Flora Miller  Search this
Bluhm, Norman, 1921-1999  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Hall, Joellen  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Kanovitz, Howard  Search this
Knowlton, Grace, 1932-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007  Search this
McEwen, Rory, 1932-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Rosset, Barney  Search this
Roth, Philip  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Salvesen, Magda  Search this
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Schueler, Jon, 1916-  Search this
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Slivka, David, 1913-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Correspondent:
Leary, Timothy Francis, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
30.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1926-2011
bulk 1943-2010
Summary:
The papers of writer, art critic and collector Bernard Harper Friedman, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010, measure 30.6 linear feet. Extensive professional and personal correspondence, 41 diaries, a large number of his published and unpublished writings, and subject files document Friedman's career as a writer, relationships with cultural institutions and art world figures, and his personal life. Also included are biographical materials, interviews, printed material, 5 scrapbooks and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of writer, art critic and collector Bernard Harper Friedman, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010, measure 30.6 linear feet. Extensive professional and personal correspondence, 41 diaries, a large number of his published and unpublished writings, and subject files document Friedman's career as a writer, relationships with cultural institutions and art world figures, and his personal life. Also included are biographical materials, interviews, 5 scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical materials include educational records, documentation of Friedman's World War II service in the U.S. Navy, and birth, marriage, and death certificates.

Correspondence is with friends, family, artists, art world figures and institutions, writers, publishers, and literary agents. Among the correspondents are: John I. H. Baur, Harry Bertoia, Flora Biddle, Norman Bluhm, James Brooks, Fritz Bultman, Leo Castelli, William N. Copley, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Brendan Gill, Robert Goodnough, Cleve and Francine Gray, Howard Kanovitz, Grace Knowlton, Stanley Kunitz, Conrad Marca-Relli, Mercedes Matter, Fred W. McDarrah, Rory McEwen, Robert Motherwell, Arnold Newman, Barnett Newman, Dorothy Norman, Alfonso Ossorio, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Robert Richenburg, Barney Rosset, Philip Roth, Judith Rothschild, Irving Sandler, Salvatore Scarpitta, Jon Schueler, Sidney Simon, David Slivka, Clyfford Still, Myron Stout, Calvin Tompkins, and David Windham.

There are transcripts of interviews with B. H. Friedman, his daughter and wife conducted by the Yale University School of Medicine's "Adult Development Study," and 2 recordings of interviews with Friedman for radio broadcast.

Writings by Friedman include manuscripts of novels, short stories, plays, articles, monographs, and art criticism, some published versions of his work, and a variety of notes. Also found are recordings of lectures by B. H. Friedman and panel discussions in which he participated. Other authors represented are John Cage, W. B. Henry, and Jon Schueler. Friedman's diaries, 1948-1993 (41 volumes) record activities, thoughts, and events.

Subject files compiled by Friedman reflect professional and personal interests, activities, and projects. Many concern publicity for published writings or efforts to find publishers. Especially well documented is his interest in Jackson Pollock, Timothy Leary, and Alfonso Ossorio, and his affiliation with the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The majority of printed material is about or mentions Friedman. Five scrapbooks consist mainly of printed material.

Most photographs are of B. H. and Abby Friedman, their family, and friends. Among the individuals pictured are: Elise Asher, Cary and Norman Bluhm, Sandy Friedman, Joellen Hall, Doug Huebler, Howard Kanowitz, Stanley Kunitz, Lee Krasner, Sheridan Lloyd, Barnett and Annalee Newman, Alfonso Ossorio, Magda Salvesen, Salvatore Scarpitta, John Schueler, and Myron Stout. A photograph album records scenes from a 1979 performance of Whispers, a stage adaptation by Alan Wynroth from Friedman's novel of the same title.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-2011 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1946-2011 (Boxes 1-15; 14.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1969-2001 (Box 15; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1940s-2010 (Boxes 16-23; 8 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1948-1993 (Boxes 24-25; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1940-2010 (Boxes 25-30; 4.45 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1954-2010 (Box 30-31; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1960-2006 (Boxes 30-32; 0.8 lilnear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1950s-2008 (Box 30; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Bernard Harper Friedman (1926-2011), a writer best known as the author of the first biography of Jackson Pollock, was also an art critic and art collector involved in the cultural life of New York City.

Bernard Harper Friedman, known professionally as B. H. Friedman, was called Bob by family and friends. After interrupting his studies at Cornell University to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he graduated in 1948 with a degree in English. Friedman and his new bride, fellow student Abby G. Noselson (1926-2003), returned home to New York City and he began a real estate career in his uncles' firm, Uris Buildings Corporation. While a businessman, Friedman spent much of his spare time writing. He produced fiction, plays, and criticism; Friedman's articles on art, literature and music appeared in a wide variety of periodicals. During this period, Friedman also pursued his interests in jazz, collecting abstract art, and psychedelic drug experiences with Timothy Leary.

His first published novel, Circles, about the Abstract Expressionist milieu, appeared in 1962. A year later, B. H. Friedman became a full-time writer. For nearly 20 years, he divided his time between New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he was affiliated with the Fine Arts Work Center as a director and consultant. During this period, he published several novels and two biographies: Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, written with Flora Biddle. More novels and short story collections were published, and staged readings of seven plays were presented between 1987 and 2007. Tripping, a memoir of using psychedlics with Timothy Leary, appeared in 2006.

A founding member of Fiction Collective, a nonprofit publishing group run by and for writers, Friedman was also a member of several national writers' organizations. He served as a trustee of the Whitney Musuem of American Art, 1961-1968, and then as honorary trustee. B. H. Friedman died from complications of pneumonia on January 4, 2011 in New York City.
Related Materials:
Also available is an oral history interview with Bernard Harper Friedman, 1972 November 10, conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Bernard Harper Friedman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2012 by his daughter, Daisy Friedman.
Restrictions:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission is required. Use of original materials requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Bernard Harper Friedman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Access requires written permission.
Topic:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Bernard Harper Friedman papers, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.friebern
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Bernard Harper Friedman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-friebern

Pop Art symposium, 1963 Aug. 28

Creator:
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Fingesten, Peter  Search this
Hopkins, Budd  Search this
Jules, Mervin  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10706
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214307
AAA_collcode_provtart
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214307

Richard Upton papers, 1964-2003

Creator:
Upton, Richard, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Berkson, Bill  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
Pozzatti, Rudy O.  Search this
Licht, Fred  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Oates, Joyce Carol  Search this
Wynne-Jones, Nancy  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Hejduk, John  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15992
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305636
AAA_collcode_uptorich
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305636

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