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Robert John Goldwater papers

Creator:
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Names:
Museum of Primitive Art  Search this
New York University -- Faculty  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903  Search this
Goldwater, S. S. (Sigismund Schulz), 1873-1942  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1974
Summary:
The papers of art historian, educator, editor, and museum director Robert John Goldwater measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1902-1974. Found are correspondence, subject files, teaching records, writings, and printed material. Also included are the papers, primarily correspondence, of Goldwater's father, S. S. Goldwater, M. D., a nationally recognized expert in the fields of public health, hospital administration, and hospital design and construction.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, educator, editor, and museum director Robert John Goldwater measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1902-1974. Found are correspondence, subject files, teaching records, writings, and printed material. Also included are the papers, primarily correspondence, of Goldwater's father, S. S. Goldwater, M. D., a nationally recognized expert in the fields of public health, hospital administration, and hospital design and construction.

The bulk of Robert John Goldwater's correspondence focuses on his writings and editing work, including his work for Magazine of Art and the Museum of Primitive Art. It is with academic colleagues, art museums, colleges and universities, publishers, former students, and family. There is also scattered correspondence with artists. A list of correspondents is found at the end of this finding aid.

Subject files concern topics of interest to Goldwater as well as exhibitions and organizations with which he was involved, and include correspondence, printed material, and notes. Teaching records are from Goldwater's work at both Queens College and New York Universtity and consist mainly of course syllabi, bibliographies, and notes, as well as some administrative records.

The largest series in the collection consists of Goldwater's writings, including drafts, manuscripts, and notes for several books, reviews, and talks and lectures. Found here are complete and partial manuscript versions of his books Artists on Art; From David to Delacroix; Jacques Lipchitz; Paul Gaugin; Rufino Tamayo; and Symbolism. Printed material includes many items about or mentioning Goldwater, as well as printed or published articles and reviews written by him.

The papers of S. S. Goldwater, M. D. (1873-1942) consist primarily of correspondence documenting his work as a hospital administrator, public health expert, and New York City's Commissioner of Hospitals. They also include biographical information, legal documents, photographs, printed material, and writings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1934-1973 (Box 1; 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1931-1973 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 3: Teaching Records, 1935-1973 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, 1932-1973 (Boxes 3-5; 2.2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1931-1974 (Box 5; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 6: Papers of S. S. Goldwater, M.D., 1902-1956 (Boxes 5-6; 0.9 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Robert John Goldwater (1907-1973), a native New Yorker, studied art history at Columbia College (B.A., 1929), Harvard University (M.A., 1931), and New York University (Ph.D., 1937). Goldwater was a Carnegie Corporation Fellow, 1930-31, a Guggenheim Fellow, 1944-45, and a Fulbright Fellow in France, 1944-45. He was especially interested in primitive art, primitivism and symbolism in modern art, and the history of art criticism.

His teaching career began at New York University in 1934. Five years later, Goldwater moved to Queens College. In 1957, he joined the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where he remained until his death in 1973.

Goldwater wrote a large number of articles, books, and reviews on a variety of art topics. His books include: Primitivism in Modern Painting (1938), Artists on Art from the XIV to the XX Century (1945), Rufino Tamayo (1947), Modern Art in Your Life (1949), Vincent van Gogh (1954), Jacques Lipchitz (1954), Paul Gauguin (1957), Senufo Sculpture from West Africa (1964), Space and Dream (1968), What Is Modern Sculpture (1969), and Symbolism (1979).

From 1957-1963 Goldwater was Director of the Museum of Primitive Art, and for the next decade was Chairman of its administrative committee. In addition, Goldwater served as book review editor of the College Art Association's Art Bulletin from 1944-1947, and from 1947-1953 he was editor of the American Federation of Art's Magazine of Art.
Provenance:
The Robert John Goldwater papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1976 by Goldwater's widow, Louise Bourgeois.
Restrictions:
This material is ACCESS RESTRICTED; permission; written permission is required. Contact Reference 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:
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Robert John Goldwater papers, 1902-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goldrobe
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Robert John Goldwater papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98183ee31-01c6-4876-97f9-c9dcaa0632d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goldrobe

Queens College (New York, N.Y.). Art Center [Folder]

Additional name:
QC Art Center  Search this
Queens College Art Center  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_101902

Oral history interview with Mary Frank, 2010 Jan. 10- Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Snyder, Joan  Search this
Martha Graham Dance Company  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15766
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287546
AAA_collcode_frank10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287546

Artist Tom Doyle sets up Organization of Independent Artists art installation at Queens College

Photographer:
Doyle, Jane  Search this
Doyle, Jane  Search this
Subject:
Doyle, Tom  Search this
Organization of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
Topic:
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17970
See more items in:
Organization of Independent Artists records, circa 1970s-circa 2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17970
Online Media:

Robert John Goldwater papers, 1902-1974

Creator:
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Subject:
Goldwater, S. S. (Sigismund Schulz)  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gauguin, Paul  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Primitive Art  Search this
New York University  Search this
Topic:
Symbolism  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8229
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210400
AAA_collcode_goldrobe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210400

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a99826b2-563a-492a-9d22-e03c2c02f99c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.18
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Oral history interview with Mary Frank

Interviewee:
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Martha Graham Dance Company  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Snyder, Joan, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 memory cards (6 hr., 43 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
135 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 Jan. 10- Feb. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview interview with Mary Frank conducted 2010 Jan. 10, 11, and Feb. 3, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Frank's home and studio, in New York, N.Y.
Ms. Frank speaks of her childhood in England and her evacuation to Brooklyn during WWII; her initial intention of becoming a professional dancer and studying with the Martha Graham Dance Company; her marriage and travels with photographer Robert Frank; the difficulties of women teaching art; teaching methods; her time at The New School and Queens College; western and non-Western influences; mushroom hunting; solar cookers; her works in clay, sculpture, painting, drawing, monoprint, and triptych installations; her relationships with the galleries Zabriskie, Midtown Payton and DC Moore; Frank also recalls Willem de Kooning, Ruben Nakian, Allan Kaprow, Marjorie Ponce Israel, Joe Chaikin, Paul Cadmus, Henrietta Mantooth Bagley, Joan Snyder, Elanor Munro, Jean-Louise Bourgeois, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Mary Frank (1933- ) is a figurative sculptor and painter in New York, N.Y. She is married to musicologist Leo Treitler. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.frank10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw908cff2b8-513d-4494-b12b-b5fbfbfea826
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frank10
Online Media:

David Lawrence Thurber (b. 1934)

Subject:
Thurber, David Lawrence . 1934  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1962
Topic:
Geochemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0496]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290542

David Lawrence Thurber (b. 1934)

Subject:
Thurber, David  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1962
Topic:
Geochemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0497]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290543

Physical anthropology news : PAN

Title:
PAN
Author:
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Subject:
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1982
1982-
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Call number:
GN49 .P59
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_818911

The Organization of Independent Artists, Inc. sponsors The ways of wood : an indoor/outdoor wood sculpure exhibition, 1984/1985 / curated by Jane Schneider ; hosted by Queens College, City University of New York

Title:
Ways of wood
Author:
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[64] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
[1984]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Call number:
NB.212.O68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635651

Jane Culp : drawings / with essays by Louis Finkelstein and David Maxim

Author:
Culp, Jane 1941-  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Maxim, David 1945-  Search this
Queen's College (New York, N.Y.) Art Center  Search this
Los Alamos County Library  Search this
Bowery Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Culp, Jane 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill., port. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
1998]
Call number:
NC139.C85 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803041

Evolutionary biology at the crossroads : a symposium at Queens College / Max K. Hecht, editor

Author:
Hecht, Max K. 1925-2002  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
179 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Evolution  Search this
Biology  Search this
Call number:
QH366.2 .E935 1989
QH366.2.E935 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410158

The Organization of Independent Artists, Inc. sponsors the ways of wood :b an indoor/outdoor wood sculpture exhibition, 1984/1985 / curated by Jane Schneider ; hosted by Queens College, City University of New York

Author:
Schenider, Jane 1938-  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Organization of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
[1984?]
20th century
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB1250 .S35 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464196

Costume and scenic designs from the R. Eric Gustafson collection : an exhibit presented by the Dept. of Drama and Theatre in cooperation with the Art Center of the Paul Klapper Library, October 16-November 29, 1970

Author:
Paul Klapper Library  Search this
Gustafson, R. Eric  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Drama and Theatre  Search this
Physical description:
[26] p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Call number:
PN2067 .P32
PN2067.P32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_135999

African art at Queens College : March 13 - April 18, 1969, Art Gallery Academic II

Author:
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penney, Stuart  Search this
Di Nucci, Tony  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Sculpture, African  Search this
Call number:
NB1080 .Q3
NB1080.Q3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194275

Computers and the humanities

Author:
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. 23-25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1966
Topic:
Humanities--Data processing  Search this
Humanities--Methodology--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .C73
QA75 .C738
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64185

New labor forum

Author:
Project Muse  Search this
Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Labor Resource Center  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1997-
Topic:
Labor movement  Search this
Working class  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042118

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