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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004

Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean  Search this
Johanson, Patricia  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6106
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216306
AAA_collcode_goose
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216306
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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers

Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Names:
Bennington College  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Johanson, Patricia, 1940-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
10.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1935-2004
Summary:
The papers of art historian and educator E.C. (Eugene) Goossen measure 10.8 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2004. The collection documents Goossen's career through biographical material, correspondence, artist files, writing project files and notes, exhibition files, other professional files and subject files, teaching files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Goossen's career through biographical material, correspondence, artist files, writing project files and notes, exhibition files, other professional files and subject files, teaching files, and printed material.

Biographical materials include an address book, three appointment books, records regarding Goossen's retirement and death, artwork donations records, files for Goossen's wife Patricia Johanson, and other personal records. Correspondence is with Irene Alexander, the Guggenheim Foundation, Linda Nochlin, Ad Reinhardt, students, and other colleagues and friends. Artist files for Joseph Cornell, Stuart Davis, Alexander Dorner, Paul Feeley, Herbert Ferber, Helen Frankenthaler, Tony Smith, and others include drafts, notes, research material, and five sound recordings of interviews with Robert Morris and Ellsworth Kelly. Writing projects files and notes are for book contributions, essays, lectures, and reviews. Exhibition files for 8 Young Artists (1964), 8 Young Artists Then and Now (1991), Art of the Real (1968), and a few other exhibitions are also included. Professional files document Goossen's activities outside of teaching and a small set of subject files include the topics of landscape sculpture, Mayan and Coptic art, and other art related subjects. Teaching files document Goossen's tenures at Bennington College, Hunter College, and the City University of New York's Graduate Center. Printed materials include clippings featuring Goossen's writings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and other published material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1945-2004 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1, OV 15)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930s-1990s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Artist Files, circa 1947-1997 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 12-14)

Series 4: Writing Projects and Notes, circa 1940-circa 1994 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1958-1991 (1.0 linear feet; Box 8, OV 15)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1948-circa 1997 (0.5 linear feet; Box9, OV 15)

Series 7: Subject Files, 1956-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9, OV 15)

Series 8: Teaching Files, circa 1950-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 9: Printed Materials, 1964-1997 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, OV 15)
Biographical / Historical:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen (1920-1997) was an art historian, critic, and educator in New York, N.Y.

Goossen attended Hamilton College, the Corcoran School of Fine Arts, and The New School in New York City where he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1950. He also received a certificate from the Sorbonne in Paris in 1948. He was Director of Exhibitions at Bennington College from 1958 to 1961, a professor at Hunter College from 1961 to 1991, and a student advisor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 1971 and a Critics' Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975.

Goossen curated several major exhibitions including The Art of the Real (1968) at the Museum of Modern Art, Art in Space (1972) in Detroit, Helen Frankenthaler (1969) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ellsworth Kelly (1972) at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as Paul Feeley (1970), 8 Young Artists (1964), and Doug Ohlson exhibitions (1962-1982) at Bennington College. He produced numerous articles, essays, and books on Georgia O'Keeffe, Ellsworth Kelly, Herbert Ferber, Tony Smith, and other prominent artists.

Goossen was married to artist Patricia Johanson. He died in 1997 in Bennington, Vermont.
Provenance:
The E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers were donated by Goossen's widow, Patricia Johanson, in 1997, 1998, and 2006.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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 historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goose
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-goose

City University of New York Graduate Center, General

Collection Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 44-45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1987
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers / Series 8: Teaching Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goose-ref166

City University of New York Graduate Center, Public Works of Art Course

Collection Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 46-53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-circa 1984
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers / Series 8: Teaching Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goose-ref167

Professional Files

Collection Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 9, OV 15)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-circa 1997
Scope and Contents:
This series documents Goossen's activities outside of teaching that include his work as an adviser for the Council of Creative Projects and a consultant at Bennington College, on committees at the Museum of Modern Art and Catamount Bank Art Committee, for art related conferences and panels, on a research grant from the City University of New York to study landscape architecture and sculpture, and other professional events. Also included are photographs, receipts, and notes regarding travel to New York and Central America.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goose, Series 6
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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Teaching Files

Collection Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet (Boxes 9-10, OV 15)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1997
Scope and Contents:
The series documents Goossen's career as an educator at Bennington College where he also served as Director of Exhibitions, Hunter College, and the City University of New York's Graduate Center. Records include class bibliographies, syllabi, correspondence, project files, exhibition planning material, photographs, program proposals, and files related to Goossen's chairmanship of the art department at Hunter College and a course on Public Works of Art at the CUNY Graduate Center.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goose, Series 8
See more items in:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goose-ref8

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