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Material Related to Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Seminar

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Citation:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb7df187-ae3f-4e85-a66e-4d4af50179f8
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Gregory Battcock papers, 1952-circa 1980

Creator:
Battcock, Gregory 1937-1980  Search this
Uniform title:
Trylon & perisphere  Search this
Subject:
Battcock, Elizabeth  Search this
Beker, Gisela  Search this
Brown, Cee  Search this
Burton, Scott 1939-1989  Search this
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Carsman, Jon 1944-  Search this
Christo 1935-  Search this
Dalí, Salvador 1904-  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
George, John  Search this
Glusberg, Jorge  Search this
Goldstein, Al  Search this
Halbert, Jacques  Search this
Hess, Emil 1889-1945  Search this
Levine, Les 1935-  Search this
Livingston, Braniff  Search this
McGeehan, Robert 1933-  Search this
Morley, Malcolm 1931-  Search this
Nakagawa, Naoto 1944-  Search this
Neri, Julio  Search this
Paik, Nam June 1932-  Search this
Partch, Harry 1901-1974  Search this
Peña, Rolando 1942-  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pocock, Philip  Search this
Schult, HA 1939-  Search this
Van Baron, Judith  Search this
Varble, Stephen  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Wechter, Vivienne Thaul  Search this
Whyte, Ron  Search this
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
William Paterson College of New Jersey Faculty  Search this
Physical description:
10.6 linear feet
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1952
1952-1980
1952-circa 1980
20th century
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, Modern--Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA battgreg
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center
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Gregory Battcock papers

Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Names:
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Trylon & perisphere  Search this
William Paterson College of New Jersey -- Faculty  Search this
Battcock, Elizabeth  Search this
Beker, Gisela  Search this
Brown, Cee  Search this
Burton, Scott  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Carsman, Jon, 1944-  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Frank, Peter, 1950-  Search this
George, John  Search this
Glusberg, Jorge  Search this
Goldstein, Al  Search this
Halbert, Jacques  Search this
Hess, Emil, 1889-1945  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Livingston, Braniff  Search this
McGeehan, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Morley, Malcolm, 1931-  Search this
Nakagawa, Naoto, 1944-  Search this
Neri, Julio  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974  Search this
Peña, Rolando, 1942-  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pocock, Philip  Search this
Schult, Ha, 1939-  Search this
Van Baron, Judith  Search this
Varble, Stephen  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Wechter, Vivienne Thaul  Search this
Whyte, Ron  Search this
Extent:
10.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1952-circa 1980
Summary:
The papers of New York art critic, writer, educator, and painter, Gregory Battcock, measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to circa 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artifacts that detail his involvement in both the mainstream and fringe art scenes of the 1970s.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art critic, writer, educator, and painter, Gregory Battcock, measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to circa 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artifacts that detail his involvement in both the mainstream and fringe art scenes of the 1970s.

Biographical materials contain address lists, six appointment books, a diploma and certificate, family history, identification documents, interviews, resumes, obituaries, a William Paterson College of New Jersey teaching file, and membership files for The Bronx Museum, International Association of Art Critics, and other organizations. Correspondence is with Battcock's mother, Elizabeth; friends and colleagues Peter Frank, John George, Al Goldstein, Braniff Livingston, Robert McGeehan, Julio Neri, Judith Van Baron, Ron Whyte, and others regarding social events, reprint permissions, book projects, travel arrangements, real estate, and freelance work.

Writings and notes include personal journal entries, drafts for articles and essays, manuscripts for published and unpublished works including "The Story of Film" and Breaking the Sound Barrier: A Critical Anthology of the New Music, his dissertation titled "Constructivism and Minimal Art: Some Critical, Theoretical and Aesthetic Correlations," book proposals, lectures, limericks, restaurant reviews, notes and writings by Jorge Glusberg and Vivienne Thaul Wechter.

Files for artists contain mostly printed material on Gisela Beker, Cee Brown, Jon Carsman, Christo, Jerry Dreva, Jacques Halbert, Emil Hess, Les Levine, Naoto Nakagawa, Nam Jun Paik, Harry Partch, Lil Picard, Philip Pocock, HA Schult, Andy Warhol, and others. The file for Salvador Dalí contains one video recording. Battcock's personal business records include contracts and payments for his writing, real estate papers, business agreements, papers regarding his father's estate, a loan agreement for Andy Warhol's "Self Portrait," and files detailing the theft of two painting by Malcom Morley from Battcock's residence.

Found in printed materials are clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, flyers, post cards, magazines, press releases, issues of Trylon & Perisphere and Gay magazines, and other material that features Battcock's writings. Additional clippings of Battcock's writings that appeared in the New York Free Press, New York Review of Sex and Politics, Domus, The Soho Weekly News, New York Arts Journal, Gay, and other publications are contained in ten scrapbooks.

Photographs are of Battcock, colleagues and friends, works of art from his personal collection, travel, and artists Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Nam Jun Paik, Julio Neri, Rolando Peña, Stephen Varble, and Scott Burton. Several keys with a detached keychain labeled 'studio' are in artifacts.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1958-1980 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1960s-circa 1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1966-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 4: Artists' Files, 1960s-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1966-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Box 6-7)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1952-1980 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 12-13)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1959-1980 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, 12)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1960s-1980 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1970s (0.1 linear feet; Box 11)
Biographical / Historical:
Gregory Battcock (1937-1980) was an art critic, writer, educator, and painter from New York, N.Y. He attended Michigan State University, the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, and Hunter College for his undergraduate and graduate studies before receiving his Ph.D. from New York University in 1978. His dissertation was titled "Constructivism and Minimal Art: Some Aesthetic, Theoretical and Critical Correlations."

Battcock was a prolific writer and wrote numerous articles as a correspondent for Art & Artists and Domus magazines. His column, "The Last Estate," appeared in Gay magazine as well as other publications. In 1977, Battcock co-founded the short-lived magazine, Trylon & Perisphere, with his close friend, playwright Ron Whyte. Even though only three issues were printed, the magazine exhibited Battcock's predilection for art society gossip, and provocative imagery and prose. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. published several of Battcock's books including Why Art: Casual Notes on the Aesthetics of the Immediate Past, Breaking the Sound Barrier: A Critical Anthology of the New Music, and Idea Art: A Critical Anthology. In addition to his writing career, Battcock taught fine art at William Paterson College of New Jersey, was art critic for New York Free Press from 1967 to 1970, Editor-in-Chief of Arts Magazine from 1973 to 1975, and appeared in the Andy Warhol films The Illiac Passion, Horse, and Batman Dracula.

Battcock was murdered in Puerto Rico on December 25, 1980. At the time of his death he was working on "The Story of Film," which remains unpublished, and The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology, which was published posthumously in 1984.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an audio interview recorded on December 11, 1969 with Gregory Battcock for the University Roundtable radio series. The recording forms part of the WFUV radio interviews relating to art, 1969-1973 collection.
Provenance:
The Gregory Battcock papers were donated in 1992 by Nancy Mahl, an artist who occupied a studio in Jersey City, N.J. that had formerly been leased by a moving and storage company, and who came upon Battcock's papers in the building. The papers had been shipped to the Jersey City building without the knowledge of Ron Whyte (executor of Battcock's estate) and the Rev. Paul William Bradley, who had arranged to have Battcock's papers stored after his death. Additional papers were donated 2003 by Rev. Paul W. Bradley, who inherited the papers after the death of his partner Ron Whyte.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
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 such 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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.battgreg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9173ed1ab-2aac-4e20-85fe-1a96e7acf785
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-battgreg
Online Media:

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1980
Scope and Contents:
This series contains address lists, six appointment books, Battcock's Michigan State University diploma and certificate from the Comité National des Vins de France, family history documents, passports and other IDs, interviews, resumes, Battcock's obituary and invitation to his memorial service, a file consisting of mainly correspondence while teaching at William Paterson College of New Jersey, and membership files for A.N.D. (Arts Need the Disabled), The Bronx Museum, Committee to Save the SS Cristoforo Colombo, and International Association of Art Critics.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.battgreg, Series 1
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Gregory Battcock papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92fcc33d4-e7f8-473e-906a-acd9c047e913
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-battgreg-ref1

Battcock at International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gregory Battcock papers
Gregory Battcock papers / Series 8: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f1f3c0dc-8642-48e8-9cf0-2ec4ff86e8c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-battgreg-ref234

Memberships, International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gregory Battcock papers
Gregory Battcock papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ce91d82a-8819-40bc-9885-2baf56518e58
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-battgreg-ref30

Photographic Materials

Collection Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 9-11)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1980
Scope and Contents:
This series includes snapshots and professional photographs of Battcock with friends, at social events, appearing in Andy Warhol's film Batman Dracula, with colleagues at Arts Magazine and the International Association of Art Critics, and with the Braniff Airlines plane painted by artist Alexander Calder. Photographs of Calder, Warhol, Nam Jun Paik, Julio Neri, Rolando Peña, Stephen Varble, and Scott Burton are also in this series. Other photographs are of Battcock's travels to Europe, South America, and Puerto Rico, along with photographs of works of art from his personal collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.battgreg, Series 8
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Gregory Battcock papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91ae9a4dc-b22b-48ff-b8fe-80a898d4fcf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-battgreg-ref8

International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Collection Creator:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Melinda Wortz papers
Melinda Wortz papers / Series 7: Subject Files / 7.2: General Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fedcc886-85e9-4978-951a-88b850632d23
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ead_component:sova-aaa-wortmeli-ref113

Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967

Creator:
Langsner, Jules 1911-1967  Search this
Uniform title:
New York times  Search this
Craft Horizons  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton 1890-1973  Search this
Perls, Frank 1910-1975  Search this
Guston, Philip 1913-1980  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Kadish, Reuben 1913-1992  Search this
Brice, William 1921-2008  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser 1898-1978  Search this
Ray, Man 1890-1976  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Turnbull, William d. 2002  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen 1908-1999  Search this
Adams, Clinton 1918-2002  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Lebrun, Rico 1900-1964  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
University of Southern California Faculty  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Physical description:
4.4 linear feet
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
1910
1910-1998
circa 1910-1998
bulk 1950-1967
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Curators  Search this
Local number:
AAA 974-980
AAA 3090
AAA langjule
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211311

International Association of Art Critics panel discussions, 1959 May 21-22

Creator:
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Subject:
Guiton, Jacques  Search this
Johnson, Philip 1906-2005  Search this
Jordy, William H  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Roszak, Theodore 1907-1981  Search this
Schiff, Gert  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson 1900-  Search this
Davis, Stuart 1892-1964  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd 1897-1987  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph 1903-1974  Search this
Čelebonović, Aleksa  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
Sound recording: 2 sound tapes ; 7 in
Transcripts: 27 and 29 p
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1959
1959-1959
1959 May 21-22
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA inteasso
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_214338

Jules Langsner papers

Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art in America  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Times  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Southern California. -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen, 1918-  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Perls, Frank, 1910-1975  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Turnbull, William, 2002  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Date:
circa 1910s-1998
bulk 1950-1967
Summary:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings normal="1941"> travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Langsner; exhibition files; printed materials; photographs of Langsner, others, travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.

Biographical materials consist of an address book and file, committee files, scattered financial statements, and documents related to the Ford Foundation and other foundations, teaching, and traveling.

The 0.9 linear feet of correspondence is of both a personal and professional nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Langsner and publications for which he wrote such as Art News, the New York Times, Meridian Books, Craft Horizons, Art International, and Art in America; galleries and museums where he lectured or curated exhibitions including the Art Institute of Chicago, California Water Color Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor; colleges and organizations where he taught or was involved with such as the Graham Foundation, University of Southern California, International Association of Art Critics, and Ford Foundation; and artists that he worked with or knew personally including Rico Lebrun, William Turnbull, Man & Julie Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Adelaide Fogg, and Clinton Adams.

Letters to June Harwood were written while Langsner was traveling in 1964 and 1965 and discuss his travels and their relationship which culminated in marriage in Italy in 1965.

Among the 2.8 linear feet of the writings of Jules Langsner are articles for Art News, Art in America, Art International, Arts & Architecture, Aware, Beverly Hills Times, Craft Horizons, Creative Crafts, Goya Revista De Arte, Yomiuri, and Zodiac. There are also essays, lectures, poems, drafts, notes, jottings of ideas, proposals and published and unpublished manuscripts. There are drafts and unpublished versions of "Painting in the Modern World", and numerous other essays on contemporary art. There are also extensive handwritten notes on his travels, Asian art, European art, and other subjects.

Exhibition files concern "Black and White" (1958), "California Hard-Edge Painting" (1964), the Man Ray Exhibition (1966), and the William Turnbull Exhibition (1966).

Printed materials include miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and news bulletins, and press releases.

Photographs are of people, places, works of art, and exhibitions. There are photographs of Jules Langsner, June Harwood, Philip Guston, Musa Guston, William Brice, Eddy Feldman, Rube Kadish, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Frank Perls, and unidentified individual people and groups. Photographs of Langsner's travels are of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other locations. Photographs of exhibitions include California Art Club, "Black and White," "California Painters & Sculptors, 35 & Under," and unidentified exhibitions. Photographs of works of art are by William Turnbull, Jack Zajac, Walter Mix, Marion Aldrich, Roger Majorowicz, and Jasper Johns.

Audio recordings include four untranscribed 7" reel-to-reel audio recordings and one cassette tape. The reel-to-reel tapes are of two lectures by Langsner, You & Art/Berlin Party, and of eulogies given at Langsner's funeral by Clement Greenberg, Henry Seldis, Peter Selz, Richard Brown, Donald Brewer, Tom Leavitt, Lorser Feitelson, Sam Francis, June Wayne, Gifford Phillips, and others. The cassette tape is a copy of eulogies.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 7 series. Photographs are arranged by subject, otherwise each series is generally arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1957-circa 1960s (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1934-circa 1960s (Boxes 2-4; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1919, circa 1958-1966 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1960s (Box 5; 2 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1910s-1960s (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Audio Recordings, 1954-1967 (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Jules Langsner (1911-1967) worked primarily in the Los Angeles area as a contemporary art critic, historian, and curator. He curated several seminal exhibitions of contemporary art, including the 1959-1960 show "Four Abstract Classicists" featuring the work of Southern California artists Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin.

Born Julius Harold Langsner in New York City on May 5, 1911, his family moved to Ontario, California in 1922. The family lived on a farm and opened the Paradise Health Resort which was run by Langsner's father, chiropractor Isadore Langsner, and was popular in Jewish and intellectual circles. In Ontario, Langsner became friends with three of the Pollack family sons, Jackson, Frank, and Sanford, as well as Philip Guston, Reuben Kadish, Leonard Stark, and Don Brown as a teenager. Guston, Kadish, and Jackson Pollock were later mentored by Lorser Feitelston which helped to foster in Langsner an interest in avant-garde painting.

Langsner went on to study philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the early 1940s, Langsner married and had a son, Drew Langsner. He divorced in 1946. In 1944, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a psychiatric social worker and psychologist during World War II in the United States.

Art & Architecture magazine was the first to publish Langsner's art criticism in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 60s his work was published widely in Art & Architecture as well as Art News, Art in America, Craft Horizons, Beverly Hills Times, Zodiac, and others. Langsner wrote extensively about art history in both published and unpublished manuscripts, including Painting in the Modern World which he worked on until his death. Additionally, he taught art history classes at the Chouinard Art Institute and University of Southern California and lectured for a variety of organizations and occasions.

Langsner curated several influential exhibitions in southern California, including the "Four Abstract Classicists" exhibition for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1959 and in whose catalog he and Peter Selz coined the term "Hard-Edge painting." He curated the first full-scale retrospective of Man Ray in the United States at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966.

Langsner received a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1964 that allowed him to travel throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for a year studying regional art and architecture. He wrote notes on his travels and corresponded frequently with June Harwood, a Hard-Edge painter, whom he married in Italy in 1965.

Jules Langsner died unexpectedly of a heart attack on September 29, 1967, in Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials note:
The papers of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg at the Archives of American Art contain a significant amount of writings by Jules Langsner, including exhibition catalog essays.

Papers of Jules Langsner, 1941-1967, are also located at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Provenance:
The Jules Langsner papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1973-1996, and in 2004 by June Harwood Langsner, widow of Jules Langsner. Notes for a lecture given at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1966 and 39 pieces of correspondence were donated in 1982 by the University of California Art Library, Los Angeles, via Librarian Virginia Steele.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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 such 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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Citation:
Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langjule
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Jules Langsner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ca20c0c-5a91-42e5-9ff4-d5217f7fd266
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-langjule
Online Media:

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1998
Scope and Contents note:
The 0.9 linear feet of correspondence is of both a personal and professional nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Langsner and publications for which he wrote such as Art News, the New York Times, Meridian Books, Craft Horizons, Art International, and Art in America; galleries and museums where he lectured or curated exhibitions including the Art Institute of Chicago, California Water Color Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor; colleges and organizations where he taught or was involved with such as the Graham Foundation, University of Southern California, International Association of Art Critics, and Ford Foundation; and artists that he worked with or knew personally including Rico Lebrun, William Turnbull, Man & Julie Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Adelaide Fogg, and Clinton Adams.

Letters to June Harwood were written while Langsner was traveling on a Ford Foundation visual arts research grant in 1964 and 1965. They document Langsner's travels through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe as well as Langsner and Harwood's personal relationship which culminated in marriage in Italy in 1965.

There are also scattered letters from various artists and other prominent correspondents including Philip Guston, Leonard Edmondson, Knoedler Gallery, Donald Bear, Alvin Lustig, Kenneth Callahan, TIME Magazine, Getty Museum, James B. Byrnes, James Sweeney, Hobart Nichols, Fritz Faiss, Len Lye, James Vigeveno, Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano, Dore Schary, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Anya Fisher, Ida Meyer-Chagall, Peter Krasnow, Lucille Brown Greene, John Rewald, Jan de Swart, Rube Kadish, Edward Reep, David Sylvester, Peter Selz, Alfred Barr, Michael Seuphor, Whitney Museum of American Art, John McLaughlin, Karl Benjamin, Knud Merrild, L. Alcopley, Esteban Vicente, Porter McCray, Jack Hirschman, Dorothy Miller, Paul Feeley, Virginia Wright, Hans Richter, Arnold Mesches, and Clement Greenberg.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

2.1: General Correspondence, 1948-1998

2.2: Letters to June Harwood, 1964-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langjule, Series 2
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Jules Langsner papers
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90be55b23-d1f5-495e-ba32-d946725de204
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ead_component:sova-aaa-langjule-ref24

International Association of Art Critics panel discussions

Creator:
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Guiton, Jacques  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Jordy, William H.  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Schiff, Gert  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Čelebonović, Aleksa  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tapes (Sound recording, 7 in.)
0.2 Linear feet (Transcripts: 27 and 29 p)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1959 May 21-22
Scope and Contents:
Panel discussions "American Painting and Sculpture" and "American Contemporary Architecture" sponsored by the International Association of Art Critics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Panel members are Aleksa Celebonovic, Stuart Davis, Lloyd Goodrich, Adolph Gottlieb, Jacques Guiton, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, William Henry Jordy, Isamu Noguchi, Theodore Roszak, Gert Schiff, and James Johnson Sweeney.
Provenance:
Donor is unspecified.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.inteasso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9387de88a-a13b-4e3e-b1f9-95d682d0b417
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-inteasso

International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Ruth Bowman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Bowman papers
Ruth Bowman papers / Series 4: Subject Files / General Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97c695780-e32b-40e5-bae7-c34f3506b484
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref826

AICA USA (International Association of Art Critics, United States Section)

Collection Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-2010
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peter Howard Selz papers
Peter Howard Selz papers / Series 5: Membership and Association Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e7273059-0fd1-4c49-91be-c9e583944933
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-selzpete-ref1496

International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Elizabeth McCausland papers / Series 11: Committee Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b51aa3e4-90ef-49e8-a895-c98a7f7d1a83
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref1018

American Section

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Elizabeth McCausland papers / Series 11: Committee Files / International Association of Art Critics
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef15b389-d443-4332-b4b9-08f5100f4e9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref1019

A Report on Artists in the United States

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Elizabeth McCausland papers / Series 11: Committee Files / International Association of Art Critics
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ca021ff8-afb7-4350-8c6f-635997a57512
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref1020

International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Elizabeth McCausland papers / Series 15: Elizabeth McCausland Material from the Estate of Berenice Abbott / 15.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950aa01a9-2465-4aa6-8f2d-f0780f9865de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref1575

International Association of Art Critics

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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 such 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.
Collection Citation:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d9f158e6-b94e-41a4-8773-5a38c0afb540
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref3559

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