The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1999 (Boxes 1, 5; 0.5 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1942-1996 (Boxes 1, 5; 0.8 linear feet) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1961-1999 (Boxes 1-2, 5; 0.8 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1947-1999 (Boxes 2-3, 5; 0.6 linear feet) Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1956-1996 (Boxes 3-4; 1.2 linear feet) Series 6: Artwork, 1950-circa 1966 (Boxes 4-5; 4 folders) Series 7: Video Recordings, 1993, 1996 (Boxes 4-5; 5 items)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
The papers of collage artist Adeline Herder measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1942-1999. The collection presents an overview of Herder's personal life and career as a collage artist. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material, correspondence including letters between Adeline and her husband Milton Herder, and writings and notes including appointment books. The collection offers a rich resource on Herder's artistic activity with correspondence that includes documentation of her relationship with Marjorie Jacobson and the purchase of her work by Roy Neuberger and Joseph Hirshhorn. Herder's career is further represented through exhibition files, printed material, writings and notes, and video recordings.
Adeline Herder papers, 1942-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Adeline Herder (1920-) is a collagist from New York, N.Y. and Paris.
Some material is in French, Italian, Portugese and Spanish.
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2001 by Adeline Herder.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001