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Judith Zilczer papers

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Coady, Robert J., 1881-1921  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Dawson, Manierre, 1887-1969  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Linder, Richard  Search this
Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1910-1995
bulk 1973-1995
Summary:
The papers of curator, art historian, and author Judith Zilczer measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1910-1995, with the bulk of material dated 1973-1995. The papers contain project files and related correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and printed material documenting her research as an independent art historian.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, art historian, and author Judith Zilczer measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1910-1995, with the bulk of material dated 1973-1995. The papers contain project files and related correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and printed material documenting her research as an independent art historian.

This collection documents the correspondence and research of Judith Zilczer pertaining to her doctoral dissertation, The Aftermath of the Armory Show, 1913-1918, where she examines the arguments of both artists and critics over the question of abstraction in art during the early period of the twentieth century. Research files include information on Sadakichi Hartmann, Thomas H. Benton, Manierre Dawson, Andrew Dasburg, John Quinn, Alfred Stieglitz, Michael Brenner, Robert J. Coady and Gorham Munson. Project files document Synchromism, the Forum Exhibit and the Hartley Symposium at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Richard Lindner Exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Written transcripts include "Robert J. Cody, Man of the Soil" and "Musical Analogy". Researchers should note that this collection does not include a copy of her doctoral thesis.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Project Files, 1910-1995 (Box 1; 21 folders)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1980s (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Judith Zilczer (1948-) was an art historian, author, and Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. She organized more than two dozen exhibitions in her twenty-nine years at the museum, where she served as Historian, Curator of Paintings, and Acting Chief Curator. Her exhibition publications include Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection (1993), Richard Lindner: Paintings and Watercolors, 1948-1977 (1996), and Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (2005). A 1975 graduate of the doctoral program of the University of Delaware, she wrote her thesis on The Aftermath of the Armory Show 1913-1918. She has received numerous awards, including the 2006 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Dr. Zilczer has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and is a leading authority on the art of Willem de Kooning.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed conducted by Judith Zilczer, April 29, 1994.

Additionally, Papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1992-1998, donated by Judith Zilczer, can be found at Archives of American Art.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington, D.C. holds a large collection of Judith K. Zilczer Papers, 1975-2003.
Provenance:
Creator Judith Zilczer donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zilcjudt
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Judith Zilczer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zilcjudt
Online Media:

Research and Correspondence, Michael Brenner

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1913
1975-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref18

Research Correspondence, Robert J. Coady

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref19

Research, Robert J. Coady

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref20

Oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed

Interviewee:
Reed, Paul, 1919-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 Apr. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Paul Reed conducted 1994 Apr. 29, by Judith Zilczer, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Reed (1919-2015) was a painter and art instructor from Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 33 min.
Sound quality is poor.
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 -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.reed94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reed94

Oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed, 1994 Apr. 29

Interviewee:
Reed, Paul, 1919-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Zilczer, Judith, 1948-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11892
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215676
AAA_collcode_reed94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215676

Willem de Kooning, reconsidered, [sound recording] / co-sponsored by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Archives of American Art

Creator:
Willem de Kooning, Reconsidered (1993 : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)  Search this
Cateforis, David  Search this
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Ratcliff, Carter  Search this
Wolfe, Judith  Search this
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection (1993 : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes (90 min. each), analog.)
Container:
Item IM100RC.087
Item IM100RC.087
Item IM100RC.087
Item IM100RC.087
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000062246]
Audio [31027000062253]
Audio [31027000062261]
Audio [31027000062279]
Sound recordings
Date:
1993
1993
Scope and Contents:
The proceedings of a scholarly symposium held in conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum exhibition, "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," October 21, 1993-January 9, 1994.
Speakers include Judith Zilczer, Judith Wolfe, David Cateforis, Carter Ratcliff, and Stephen Polcari.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 5 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
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Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref8

Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Dawson, Manierre  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Linder, Richard  Search this
Munson, Gorham Bert  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Armory Show  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16243
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370463
AAA_collcode_zilcjudt
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370463

Papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1992-1998

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Puryear, Martin  Search this
Sonnier, Keith  Search this
Robin, Stephen  Search this
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Art -- Commissioning -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6241
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216554
AAA_collcode_zilcjudi
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216554

Woman [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
de Kooning, Willem 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1962
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0017485
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_17485

Project Files

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Extent:
21 Folders (Box 1 )
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zilcjudt, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dissertation Research, Manierre Dawson

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref10

Dissertation Research, Andrew Dasburg

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref11

Whitney Museum of American Art, Forum Exhibit

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref12

Whitney Museum of American Art, Forum Exhibit (1983)

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref13

Dissertation Research, Yale Archives of American Literature

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref14

Dissertation Research, Yale Archives of American Literature

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref15

Whitney Museum of American Art, Hartley Symposium (1980)

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref16

Research, John Quinn and Alfred Stieglitz

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Judith Zilczer papers
Judith Zilczer papers / Series 1: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-zilcjudt-ref17

Writings

Collection Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Extent:
3 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zilcjudt, Series 2
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Judith Zilczer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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