The collection is arranged into 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1907-1969 (Box 1, 6; 3 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1982 (Box 1-2; 1.75 linear feet) Series 3: Business Records, 1967-1971, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet) Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1930s-1973, 1987 (Box 3; 8 folders) Series 5: Artworks, 1900-circa 1920s (Box 3, 6; 12 folders) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1922-1953 (Box 3; 1 folder) Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1982 (Box 3; 0.25 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1908-1966 (Box 3-5; 1.0 linear feet) Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1910s, circa 1950s (Box 4; 0.5 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.
The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels NY59-1-NY59-4, NY59-19, and 4957-4961 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Location of Originals:
The originals of the materials loaned for microfilming are most likely part of William Zorach's papers at the Library of Congress.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The Zorach Family 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.
The Archives of American Art holds the Dahlov Ipcar papers, 1906-1997. Also found is one oral history interview with William Zorach conducted by by John D. Morse on April 2, 1959 and an oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar conducted by Robert F. Brown on November 13, 1979.<br /> The bulk of William Zorach's papers are held by the Library of Congress. The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reels NY59-1-NY59-4 and NY59-19. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are now held by the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. This material is not described in the collection container inventory or finding aid.
William Zorach (1887-1966) was a modernist painter and sculptor working primarily in New York city, along with his wife Marguerite (1887-1968) who worked as a fauvist painter, printmaker, and textile artist. Their children were painter Dahlov Ipcar (1917-) and art collector Tessim Zorach (1915-1995.)
William Zorach lent papers for microfilming to the Archives of American Art in 1959. Tessim Zorach donated materials between 1976-1987.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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