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Leah Gordon research material on artists, 1964-1970

Catalog Data

Creator:
Gordon, Leah  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
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.
Summary:
The Leah Gordon interview notes and research materials measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-1970. The material was created by Gordon as background research for Time Magazine's visual arts coverage between 1964 and 1970. Gordon would interview artists and submit her typewritten notes and summaries to Time's editorial staff for use by the writer of the assigned piece. Notable figures interviewed include Romare Bearden, Marcel Breuer, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Ben Shahn, and Tony Smith, among others. Other files contain interview notes and research regarding coverage of exhibitions and museums, including the "American Primitives" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Edith Halpern's bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, etc. The collection also includes some internal correspondence and clippings of the final stories as they ran in the magazine. Most of the documents are original typescripts, with some photocopies. In these instances, the photocopy is considered to be the only surviving copy of the document.
Citation:
Leah Gordon research material on artists, 1964-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Leah Gordon is a writer and researcher in New York, N.Y. Gordon worked as an art researcher and writer for Time Magazine in New York between 1964-1970. Gordon would interview artists and submit her typewritten notes and summaries to Time's editorial staff for use by the writer of the assigned piece.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Donated in 2023 by Leah Gordon.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22288
AAA_collcode_gordleah
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22288