Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The scattered papers of Gladys Kashdin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1978. Found are research files and interviews focusing on Abstract Expressionism and abstract expressionist artists including sound recordings of interviews with H. Harvard Arnason, James Brooks, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Robert Motherwell.
Gladys Kashdin papers, 1942-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
All of the sound recordings in the collection were digitized for research access in 2009 and are available at Archives of American Art offices.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
The University of South Florida holds the Dr. Gladys Shafran Kashdin papers.
Gladys Kashdin (1921-2014) was an art historian, painter, and educator in New York City, New York, and later Florida. In addition to an extensive career showing her artwork she was a scholar of Abstract Expressionsim and received her PhD from Florida State University. Kashdin taught at the University of South Florida for twenty-five years and was designated Professor Emeritus on retirement.
Gladys Kashdin donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1981 and 1982.
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