Most of the Nochlin's correspondence is professional in nature discussing speaking engagements, publishing projects, exhibitions, artists' work, conferences, and other professional events. Nochlin's earliest correspondence in the collection is with her family discussing her life at Vassar College and her student trip abroad to the United Kingdom. More personal correspondence is with close colleagues and artists Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Zuka Mitelberg, Joan Mitchell, and Philip Pearlstein. Folders may contain manuscripts which were often sent to Nochlin for her professional opinion or as possible research for her own projects, printed material, and other records related to the correspondence.
The series is arranged alphabetically by last name or subject. Correspondence in which only first names are known are files under "First." Correspondence in which the name is unidentified or illegible is filed under "Unidentified or Illegible." The contents of each folder are in chronological order beginning with undated material.
This 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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Linda Nochlin papers, circa 1876, 1937-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program.