The collection is arranged into 8 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-1989 (Boxes 1, 5, OV 6; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1944-1991 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet) Series 3: Lectures, Addresses, and Writings, 1960-1981 (Boxes 1-2; 4 folders) Series 4: Artist Files, 1977-1995 (Boxes 2-3, 5, OV 6; 1.6 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1940-1992 (Boxes 3, 5, OV 6; 0.4 linear feet) Series 6: Artwork, 1948-1987 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, 1949-1988 (Box 4; 3 folders) Series 8: Video Recordings, 1988-1989 (Box 4; 3 items)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival video recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1927-1995. The papers document Herstand's career as a university administrator, art dealer, and artist. The collection consists of biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; artist files of the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery; lectures and writings by Herstand; artwork by Arnold Herstand and other artists; photographs of Herstand, friends, family, and Herstand's artwork; and printed material relating to the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery and Herstand's artistic career. Also included are video recordings.
Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers, 1927-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
One videotape in the collection was digitized in 2010 and is available upon request from the Archives of American Art.
Arnold Herstand (1925-1989), university administrator, art dealer, and painter, opened the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery (1983-1992) in New York City. Herstand was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from high school in 1943, he was inducted into the army and served in Europe during World War II. Under the G. I. Bill, he studied painting in the studio of Fernand Léger in Paris from 1948 to 1949. Herstand received his B.F.A. from Yale University in 1952 and his M. A. from Columbia University in 1954. He was also a lecturer at City College of New York from 1952 to 1954. In 1952 Herstand joined the Fine Arts faculty at Colgate University, where he remained until 1963.
Some material is in Italian and French.
Nancy McDermott Herstand donated the gallery records of Arnold Herstand & Co. in 1995, and donated Arnold Herstand's personal papers in 1997.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001