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Philip Leider papers, circa 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1971

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Leider, Philip, 1929-  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Fried, Michael  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
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.
The papers of Artforum editor and educator Philip Leider measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1962 to 1997, bulk dates 1965 to 1971. The papers consist of Leider's correspondence with Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg. Correspondence, both professional and personal, constitutes a majority of the collection and is between Philip Leider and Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg and covers topics such as the writing and publication of articles and reviews in Artforum magazine, anecdotes from parties, gallery openings, lectures and performances attended by Leider and his friends, and critical reactions to events and changes in the art world. Although few in number, writings are included, usually accompanied by a letter explaining the content and style of the manuscript. These are drafts of articles slated for publication in Artforum .
Philip Leider papers, circa 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in 2021 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. The Michael Fried correspondence with Philip Leider was digitized, but is not available online. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Philip Leider conducted by Paul Karlstrom, December 11, 1979.
Biography Note:
Philip Leider (1929-) is an educator and a founding editor of Artforum magazine. During his time at Artforum , he worked in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. After leaving his position as editor-in-chief of Artforum in 1971, Leider taught at University of California, Irvine, and Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts in Jerusalem. He continues to write for art periodicals and is based in Oakland, California and Jerusalem.
Language Note:
English .
The Philip Leider papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 by Philip Leider.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Philip Leider in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2021, and total 910 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art