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General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1949
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers

Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Names:
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Campbell, Lawrence  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-  Search this
Schuyler, James  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Drawings
Greeting cards
Illustrated letters
Paintings
Cartoons (humorous images)
Photographs
Collages
Date:
1939-1978
Summary:
The papers of New York editor and art critic Thomas Hess measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1978. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, extensive writings and notes, artists and subject files that also include recorded conversations with artists and others, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York editor and art critic Thomas Hess measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1978. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, extensive writings and notes, artists and subject files that also include recorded conversations with artists and others, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.

Biographical material includes a certificate, architectural plans, investment information, invoices, publisher and loan agreements, will for Paul Stamm, and resumes. Correspondence is with members of Hess' family including his wife and children, Philip Guston, Meyer Schapiro, David Smith, James Schuyler, Forrest Bess, Elaine de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Larry Rivers, Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, and others.

Writings and notes consist of manuscripts and drafts by Hess for Art News, Le Monde, Vogue, New York magazine, and other publications; Hess' senior essay and class notes; notes on Ingres, Italian artists, and travels abroad; notebooks on art and literature; and scattered writings by others.

Artists and subject files contain primarily photographs of artwork, artists, and colleaguesare mostly photographs of artwork, artists, and colleagues. Some of the files also contain printed materials, writings, notes, and other documentation. The file on Willem de Kooning includes a sound recording of a conversation between Hess, de Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg. There are also significant files on Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Franz Kline, Carl Milles, Barnett Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and the Mark Rothko Foundation Inc.

Printed materials include brochures and flyers, clippings, magazines and newspapers, press releases, travel memorabilia, and a printed scarf. Photographs are of of Hess, his wife Audrey, other family members, works of art, travel, Larry Rivers and Ad Reinhardt, and other artists and colleagues. Artwork includes drawings, paintings, collages, cartoons, and holiday cards made by Hess and his children, along with artwork by others including Audrey and Lawrence Campbell, Ad Reinhardt, and unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1945-1977 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 15)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1945-1978 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1-2, OV 11)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1978 (2.5 linear feet; Box 2-5, OV 12)

Series 4: Artists and Subject Files, circa 1946-1978 (4.5 linear feet; Box 5-9, OVs 13, 15-16)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1943-1978 (0.5 linear feet; Box 9, OV 11)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1949-circa 1960s (0.8 linear feet; Box 9-10, OV14)

Series 7: Artwork, 1939-1978 (0.4 linear feet; Box 10, OV 11)
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Hess (1920-1978) was an editor and art critic who worked in New York City. Hess wrote for Art News magazine for most of his career, serving as editorial associate, executive editor, and as managing editor from 1965-1972. .

Hess was born in Rye, New York to Gabriel Lorie Hess, a lawyer, and Helen Baer. He attended school in the United States and Switzerland. He continued his education at Yale University majoring in French art and literature. After graduating, Hess worked for a short period at the Museum of Modern Art under Alfred H. Barr and Dorothy Miller before entering World War II as a pilot. During this time, he married Audrey Hess with whom he eventually had three children, William, Philip, and Anne Helen.

After the war, Hess began working at Art News as an editorial assistant before becoming the magazine's managing editor from 1965 until 1972. Hess also worked as a correspondent for Le Monde and as an art critic for New York magazine.

Hess was a proponent of abstract expressionists, particularly Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning with whom he was close friends. He wrote several books including Abstract Painting: Background and American Phase (1951), Willem de Kooning (1959), Barnett Newman (1969), and The Art Comics and Satires of Ad Reinhardt (1975).

Hess became the consultative chairman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of 20th-Century Art a few months before his death from a heart attack in 1978 at the age of 58.
Separated Materials:
Materials on legacy microfilm reel 5028 related to Barnett Newman are photocopies. The originals are located at the Barnett New Foundation in New York City.
Provenance:
The Thomas Hess papers were donated in multiple increments from 1985 to 1987 by Hess' children, Anne Helen, William, and Philip Hess, except for a file on Barnett Newman donated by Newman's widow, who presumably had borrowed it from Hess. In 2014, additional correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and cartoons, including some by Ad Reinhardt, were donated by Elizabeth Wolff, Hess' sister.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Artists -- Italy  Search this
Topic:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Drawings
Greeting cards
Illustrated letters
Paintings
Cartoons (humorous images)
Photographs
Collages
Citation:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 1-2, OV 11)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1945-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with members of Hess' family including his wife and children, and general correspondence with numerous artists and colleagues.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2: Correspondence
Appendix: List of Correspondents in Series 2: Correspondence:
Names are listed alphabetically by surname. Also listed are the years in which the correspondence can be found within the series.

Anni Albers, 1976-1977

Josef Albers, undated, 1968

Emilio Ambasz, undated

Carl Andre, 1976

William Anthony, 1977

Eleanor Antin, 1973

Stephen Antonakos, 1971

Dore Ashton, 1960-1961

Ti-Grace Atkinson, undated, 1964

Richard Avedon, 1975

Darby Bannard, 1973-1974

Alfred Barr, 1948, 1962, 1965

Charles Baskerville, 1971

Ethel Baziotes, 1964-1965

William Baziotes, 1963

Forrest Bess, 1969

Isabel Bishop, undated, 1975

Nell Blaine, 1970-1971

Louis Bourgeois, undated

Stanley Boxer, 1971

Joe Brainard, undated, 1972-1974

Judson Briggs, undated

Gandy Brodie, 1955, 1963

J. Carter Brown, 1973, 1977

Rudolph Burckhardt, 1958

John Cage, 1965

John Canaday, 1960-1961

Frederick Castle, 1967

Bernard Chaet, 1960

Herman Cherry, undated, 1972

Albert Christ-Janer, 1969

Christo, 1970

William Copley, undated, 1974, 1977

Martin Craig, 1961-1962

Rollin Crampton, undated, 1956

Hubert Crehan, 1957

Betty Cunningham, 1973

Robert Dash, 1973

Howard Daum, 1964

Carol Kreeger Davidson, 1975, 1977

Dorothy Dehner, 1959

Willem de Kooning, undated

Tibor DeNagy, 1962

Robert DeNiro, undated, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1963-1964, 1967-1968, 1973-1974

Angelo DiBenedetto, 1970

Edwin Dickinson, 1965

Mark DiSuvero, 1972

Rackstraw Downes, undated

Cisco Drake, 1961

Jean Dubuffet, 1952

Marcel Duchamp, 1961

Rae Ferren, 1970

Rafael Ferrer, 1972

Louis Finkelstein, 1973

Joe Fiore, 1973

Jean Follett, 1964-1965

Miles Forst, 1963, 1967

Jane Freilich, undated

Emily Genauer, 1958

Milton Gendel, undated, 1965, 1967

Gilbert and George, 1970, 1972

Adolph Gottlieb, undated

Nancy Graves, 1976

Cleve Gray, undated, 1968-1969

Balcomb Greene, 1957

John Grillo, undated, 1972

Peter Grippe, 1960

Bob Grosvenor, 1975

Peggy Guggenheim, 1961

Philip Guston, undated, 1969,1971,1974-1975, 1977

Joel Handorff, 1977

Paul Harris, undated

Grace Hartigan, 1957, 1959, 1962

Jacqueline Harvey, 1978

Mary (Mrs. Ernest) Hemingway, 1978

Raymond Hendler, 1962

James Hendricks, 1972

(Mrs.) Hans Hofmann, 1966

Walter Hopps, 1958

Paul Jenkins, undated, 1962

Poppy Johnson, 1976

Ray Johnson, undated, 1963, 1965-1968, 1972, 1976-1977

Donald Judd, undated

Reuben Kadish, 1973

Wolf Kahn, undated, 1970

Aristodimos Kaldis, 1953, 1957, 1959

Matsumi Kanemitsu, 1962

Allan Kaprow, undated, 1957, 1960-1962, 1964, 1969-1971

Ivan Karp, 1976

Irving Kaufman, 1978

Frederick Kiesler, 1965

(Mrs.) Franz Kline, 1962

Karl Knaths, 1946-1947

Gabriel Kohn, 1966-1967

Alfred Leslie, undated, 1966

Jean Lipman, undated, 1976

Richard Lippold, 1978

Michael Loew, undated, 1973

Erle Loran, 1968

Boris Lurie, 1962, 1967-1968

Robert Mallary, 1960-1961

David Samuel Marx, 1960

Alice Trumbull Mason, 1967

Georges Mathieu, 1952

Harry Matthews, 1974-1975, 1977

Michael Mazur, 1978

Howard Mehring, 1965

Richard Merkin, 1973

Robert Motherwell, 1951, 1957, 1962, 1965

Robert Murray, undated

Reuben Nakian, undated

Hans Namuth, 1962

Robert Natkin, 1968

Alice Neel, 1977

Roy Newell, 1957

Barnett Newman, 1964

Anne Norwich, undated

Elliott Offner, 1972

Nam June Paik, undated, 1967, 1969

Philip Pavia, 1957, 1965

Philip Pearlstein, 1967

Irving Penn, undated, 1974

Donald Perlis, 1976

Fairfield Porter, undated, 1959, 1961, 1968-1969

Lucio Pozzi, 1977

Ad Reinhardt, undated, 1956-1967

Jeanne Reynal, 1975

Kenneth Rexroth, 1958, 1960, 1968

Abraham Ribicoff, 1969

James Rosati, undated, 1959, 1962

Barbara Rose, 1963, 1976

Herman Rose, undated, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1973, 1976

Harold Rosenberg, undated, 1966-1967, 1972

Walter Rosenblum, 1975

John Russell, undated, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1972

Aline Saarinen, undated

Harry Salpeter, 1962

Ludwig Sander, 1974

Peter Saul, undated, 1976, 1978

Meyer Schapiro, 1964, 1966, 1968-1970, 1972, 1974, 1977

Charles Schucker, 1971

Robert Scull, 1968

Sal Sirugo, 1961, 1966

David Slivka, undated

David Smith, 1952, 1957-1958, 1960

Holly Solomon, 1976

Theodoros Stamos, 1957, 1960, 1968

Joe Stefanelli, 1962, 1971

Saul Steinberg, 1973

Clyfford Still, 1958, 1963

Hugh Stix, 1957

Marjorie Strider, 1973

Joshua Taylor, 1970

Wayne Thiebaud, 1978

Yvonne Thomas, 1968

Jack Tworkov, 1957, 1960

Parker Tyler, 1965

Reva Urban, 1958

Radu Varia, 1976

Stuyvesant van Veen, undated

(Mrs.) Esteban Vicente, 1967

Paul Waldman, undated

Jean Xceron, 1960

Wilfrid Zogbaum, 1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hessthom, Series 2
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Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1, OV 15)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material includes an Army Instrument Pilot's certificate, a datebook containing brief notes interspersed with appointments with artists, architectural plans for Hess' property, family investment information, invoices for freelance work, an agreement with publisher George Braziller Inc., an agreement for the loan of Woman by Willem de Kooning to the Museum of Modern Art, a will for Paul Stamm, and resumes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hessthom, Series 1
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By Hess

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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A, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Ruth Abrams, Afro, Fabbri Agenore, Peter Agostini, Giuseppe Ajmone, Josef Albers, Pierre Alechinsky, Charles Alston, John Altoon, Alva, Emilio Ambasz, John Anderson, Lennart Anderson, Carl Andre, Oliver Andrews, Pietro Anigoni, Karel Appel, Araceli, Alexander Archipenko, Rocco Armento, Kenneth Armitage, Francis Arnal, Jean (Hans) Arp, Artists' Club Meeting on May 25, 1956, Roy Ascott, Darrel Austin, Edward Avedisian, Milton Avery, Ay-O
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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B, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 19-21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Folder 19: Alice Baber, Francis Bacon, Balthus, Hadi Bara, John Barber, Walter Barker, Will Barnet, Jennifer Bartlett, Jose Bartoli, Leonard Baskin, Mark Baum, Harold Baumbach, William Baziotes, Robert Beauchamp, Julian Beck, Rosemarie Beck, Max Beckmann, Leland Bell, Lynda Benglis, Billy Al Bengston, Harry Bertoia, Forrest Bess, Joseph Beuys, Janice Biala, Albert Bierstadt, Umberto Bignardi; Folder 20: Julius Bissier, Ronald Bladen, Nell Blaine, Sandra Blon, Hyman Bloom, Norman Bluhm, Robert Frederick Blum, Peter Blume, Abraham Blustein, Jeanne Boardman, Seymour Boardman, Boccioni, Ilya Bolotowsky, Dusti Bonge, Pierre Bonnard, Lee Bontecou, Cameron Booth, Paul Emile Borduas, Bosco, Louis Bouche, Tom Boutis, Paul Brach, Bennett Bradbury; Folder 21: Warren Brandt, Sheila Branigan, Georges Braque, John Bratby, Rodolphe Bresdin, Ernest Briggs, Gandy Brodie, Charles Brody, Tily Brody, James Brooks, Morris Brose, Joan Brown, William T. Brown, Daniel Brustlein, Fritz Bultman, Rudolph Burckhardt, Paul Burlin, Reg Butler
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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C, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 22-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Folder 22: German Cabrera, Lawrence Calcagno, Alexander Calder, William Calfee, Theri Camargo, Gretna Campbell, Kenneth Campbell, Campigli, Raphael Canogar, Arthur B. Carles, Nicolas Carone, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Norman Carter, Edmond Casarella, Jorge Castillo, Giorgio Cavallon, Cesar, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Chaet, David Chapin, Chapoual, Herman Cherry, Alfredo Chighine, Eduardo Chillida, Chryssa, Jean Clad; Folder 23: James Clark, Joe Clark, Lygia Clark, Carrol Cloar, William Clutz, Adele Cohen, Jean Cohen, Thomas Cole, Carlos Colombino, Kirby Congdon, William Congdon, Bruce Connor, Robert Conover, Al Copley, John Singleton Copley, Edward Corbett, Corneille, June Corwine, Cousins, Rollin McNeil Crampton, Hubert Crehan, Roberto Crippa, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Merce Cunningham, Don Cyr
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Writings and Notes

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 2-5, OV 12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-1978
Scope and Contents:
This series consists mainly of manuscripts and drafts written by Hess for Art News, Le Monde, Vogue, New York magazine, and other publications. Other writings by Hess include his senior essay "Poussin and Classicism"; class notes on art history, architecture, and chemistry; notes on the artist Ingres; notecards on Italian artists; notes taken during his travels abroad; and two notebooks. The first notebook is from Hess' time at Yale and includes his notes on literature and plays along with doodles. The second notebook contains notes written in English and French on readings about art. A play titled "The Red Robins" by Kenneth Koch is also in this series.
Arrangement:
Hess' manuscripts and drafts are arranged chronologically beginning with undated material. Titlles, when known, are supplied in the folder notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hessthom, Series 3
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De Kooning, Willem

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 24-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
Includes bibliographies, biographical information, and correspondence with Hess and others regarding De Kooning artwork.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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De Kooning, Willem

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
2 sound tape reels
Container:
Box 6, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
Conversation between Hess, de Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg recorded by Betty Wolff on March 2, 1964.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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De Kooning, Willem

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 2-19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
Includes interview transcripts, lists of artwork, manuscript draft of "Willem de Kooning" by George Dickerson, notes, printed materials, and photographs of de Kooning, his studio, and works of art.
Oversized material housed in OVs 13, 16
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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De Kooning, Willem

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 1-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Includes photographs and transparencies of works of art.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Artist/Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet (Boxes 5-9, OVs 13, 15-16)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1946-1978
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the material in the artist and subject files consist of photographs, but printed material, writings, and other records are also found. Many of the photographs are labeled or marked, possibly for use in publications. Photographs are of artwork, artists, and colleagues of Hess. Hess is depicted alongside many of the artists including Salvador Dalí. The material on Ray Johnson features flyers and copies of collages created for advertisements. The file for Isamu Noguchi includes plans and research photographs for an unrealized project to build a park in New York. Willem de Kooning's files are extensive and include biographical information, bibliographies, correspondence, interview transcripts, lists of artwork, notes, a manuscript about de Kooning by George Dickerson, printed materials, photographs, and two sound tape reels of a conversation between Hess, de Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg recorded by Betty Wolff.
Arrangement:
The contents of the general files are listed and arranged alphabetically.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hessthom, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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D, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 10-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Folder 10: Salvador Dalí, Damian, Nassos Daphnis, Maria Helena Vierra da Silva, Don David, Gene Davis, Stuart Davis Luciano Da Vita, Lucien Day, DeChirico, George Deem, Nanno DeGroot, De Kermadec, Delacroix, Jacques Delahaye, Francesco del Cairo, Roberto de Lamonica, Walter de Maria, Agnes Denes, Robert De Niro; Folder 11: Andre Derain, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Nicolas de Stael, Roel d'Haese, Edwin Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Marjorie di Lascia, Burgoyne Diller, Jim Dine, Lois Dodd, William Dole, Enrico Donati, Thomas Doughty, William F. Draper, Sherman Drexler, Charles Steven DuBack, Bernard Dufour, Dufy, Edward Dugmore, D'Vorzon, Friedebald Dzubas, Friedel Dzubas
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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E, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Thomas Eakins, Matta Echaurren, Arthur Elias, Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, Max Ernst, (Akyavash) Erol, Maurice Esteve, Merlyn Evans, Philip Evergood
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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F, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Paul Feeley, Lyonel Feininger, Apelles Fenosa, Herbert Ferber, John Ferran, Pedro Figari, Perle Fine, Joseph A. Fiore, Giosetta Fioroni, Stanley Fisher, Audrey Flack, Chaim Fleischman, Samson Flexor, Foldes, Jean Follett, Peter Forakis, Raquel Forner, Miles Forst, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi, Stan Freborg, William Freed, Ann Freilich, Jane Freilicher, Jared French, Elias Friedensohn, Arnold Friedman, Carole Friedman, Sideo Fromboluti, Stuart Homer Frost, Buckminster Fuller
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Galleries

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Brata, Camino Gallery, March Gallery, Metropolitan, Tanager Gallery
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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