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Creator:
Jaffe, Irma B.  Search this
Names:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1965-1977
Summary:
The records of art historian Irma Jaffe date from 1965-1977, measure 1 linear foot, and contain interviews, some transcripts, and a letter. The recordings include interviews conducted by Jaffe for her book The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin (1980), and recordings made for the radio program "Art News and Interviews," WFMU radio, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey.
Scope and Contents:
The records of art historian Irma Jaffe date from 1965-1977, measure 1 linear foot, and contain interviews, some transcripts, and a letter. The recordings include interviews conducted by Jaffe for her book The Sculpture of Leonard Baskin (1980), and recordings made for the radio program "Art News and Interviews," WFMU radio, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series. Series 1: Interviews, 1965-1977 (Box 1, 0.9 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1977 (Box 1, 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Irma Jaffe (1917-2018) was an art historian in New York, New York, who wrote about European Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th and 20th century American art. She received her PhD from Columbia University, and then served as a research curator for the Whitney Museum. She later became a professor at Fordham University, and was founder and first chair of the university's Music and Art History Department.
Provenance:
The Irma Jaffe interviews were donated in two separate installments. The Hans Hoffman, Max Kozloff, and "Alienation and Commitment" panel discussion recordings and transcripts were donated in 1967 by Sam Jaffe, Irma Jaffe's husband. The remainder of the collection was donated by Irma Jaffe in 1985.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's reponsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Irma Jaffe interviews, 1965-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jaffirma
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Irma Jaffe interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaffirma