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titleJoseph H. Hirshhorn interview, 1976 Dec. 16
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionAn interview of Joseph H. Hirshhorn conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.

Hirshhorn discusses his childhood; working as a stockbroker; his first art acquisition of two Durer engravings; buying Barbizon paintings; his relationship with the A.C.A. Gallery, Milton Avery, David Burliuk, the Collectors Club, Willem de Kooning, Louis M. Eilshemius, Lloyd Goodrich, Edith Gregor Halpert, Abram Lerner, Louise Nevelson, and others. Hirshhorn also describes the alternative plans he considered before giving his collection to the Smithsonian Institution.
extent2 sound tape reels ; 5 in. Transcript: 48 p.
formatsSound Recording
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
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titleJoseph H. Hirshhorn Papers, circa 1926-1982 and undated.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionThese papers document Joseph Hirshhorn's relationships with artists and dealers, 1946-1981. Of particular interest is correspondence with artists Willem de Kooning, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, George Rickey, Man Ray, David Hayes, and Henry Moore.

There are smaller amounts of correspondence with other well-known artists including Robert Motherwell, Marcel Duchamp, Milton Avery, Josef Albers, Marino Marini, Louise Nevelson, Larry Rivers, and Niki de Saint-Phalle. Many of these files contain clippings, an occasional photograph, and greeting cards. Also included is Hirshhorn's general and social correspondence; Hirshhorn's speeches; awards, plaques and diplomas; personal newspaper clippings, 1955-1981; fan letters; some biographical material; a large number of photographs; and material regarding the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. These papers contain no material relating to Hirshhorn's business interests.
extent12.76 cu. ft.
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Greeting Cards Photographs
accessUse of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aid(1) Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers, circa 1926-1982, accession number 91-104; (2) Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers, circa 1969, 1973-1977, 1982 and undated, accession number 94-008.
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titleCollection Archive
repositoryHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
descriptionThe Curatorial Department maintains research files on the entire permanent collection, emphasizing provenance, exhibition histories, published references, and comparative works. These records of more than 11,500 objects include photographs, official documents, research notes, correspondence, and copies of reference materials assembled by the staff.
extentmore than 11,500 objects
formatsPhotographs Correspondence Notes
accessQualified researchers may see curatorial files, other special collections, and artworks in storage at the Hirshhorn Museum by prior appointment, depending on staff availability. Appointments should be made at least two weeks in advance.
record sourcehttp://hirshhorn.si.edu/education/research.html
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titleRaphael Soyer papers, 1936-1989.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionBiographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, notes, writings, business records, art work, printed material, and photographs document Soyer's career as a social realist painter and printmaker.

Correspondence with artists, 1959-1968, including Benny Andrews, Rudolf Baranik, Leonard Baskin, George Biddle, Peter Blume, Aaron Bohrod, David Burliuk, Edwin Dickinson, Otto Dix, Joseph Floch, Joseph Hirsch, Edward Hopper, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Varnum Poor, and with poet Marianne Moore, discussing art-related activities; and 3 sketchbooks, ca. 1940-1960. Correspondence, 1940-1969, with Rudolf Baranik, Marc Chagall, Guy Pene Du Bois, Joseph Hirshhorn, Leon Kroll, Henry Varnum Poor, Max Weber, and Ossip Zadkine; letters relating to magazine Reality, 1953-1955, and three issues; a facsimile sketchbook, published in 1968; writings, including the manuscripts of A Painter's Pilgrimage, 1962, Homage to Eakins, 1964-1966, and his autobiography, Self-Revealment; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and other printed material; 2 photographs of Soyer; and receipts, 1964-1967. Correspondence, 1961-1980, with Lambro Ahlas, Benny Andrews, Rudolf Baranik, Alexander Brook, Virginia and Erskine Caldwell, Russian author Andrei Chegodaev, Philip Evergood, Lloyd Goodrich, Henry Varnum Poor, and Isaac Bashevis Singer; a typescript and letters concerning his publication Diary of an Artist, 1961-1979; writings on artists, 1975-1980, including Benny Andrews, Louis Eilshemius, Eric Freifeld, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Alice Neel, and Henry Varnum Poor; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1974-1979; award certificates, 1939-1976; an interview transcript, undated; a drawing; clippings, 1962-1980, and other printed material; and a typescript of "The Silent World of Raphael Soyer" by Alfred Werner. Biographical material, 1950-1987, including membership cards and award certificates; correspondence with artists and others, 1940-1988, including Benny Andrews, Rudolf Baranik, Romare Bearden, Saul Berman, John Bratby, David Burliuk, Virginia and Erskine Caldwell, Andrei Chegodayev, Peter De Francia, Bella Fishko, Allen Ginsberg, Lloyd Goodrich, Josef Herman, R. B. Kitaj, Abram Lerner, Jack Levine, Henry Varnum Poor, Joe Shannon, and Carl Zigrosser; 13 engagement calendars, 1967-1987, containing brief annotations of daily activities; and transcripts of interviews with Soyer, 1966-1973. Writings are by Soyer, 1953-1987, including typescripts about Eric Freifeld and Alice Neel, and a typescript of Diary of an Artist, and by others, including poems, typescripts "Realism" by Guy Pene Du Bois and "The Socially Concerned Painters of the 1930s" by Patricia Hills. Financial records consist of leases and contracts, 1959-1985; consignment lists and loan agreements, 1967-1987; 2 account books, 1962-1988; miscellaneous receipts, 1954-1987; and royalty and bank statements, 1968-1979. Printed material includes clippings, 1936-1989; copies of Reality, 1953-1955; page proofs for RAPHAEL SOYER: LIFE DRAWINGS AND PORTRAITS, 1986; press releases, 1979-1981; brochures; and reproductions of art work by Soyer and others. Photographs, 1967-1987, are of Soyer and others, including Jose De Creeft, Joseph Floch, Eugenie Gershoy, Chaim Gross, Lena Gurr, Edward Hopper, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Moses Soyer; of events and gallery receptions, include participants Benny Andrews, Rudolf Baranik, Isabel Bishop, David Burliuk, Jose De Creeft, Chaim Gross, R. B. Kitaj, Leon Kroll, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Golda Meir, Reuben Nakian, Alice Neel, and Maureen Stapleton; of gallery installations; and of art works by Soyer and others.

Bio/History
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. Born 1899. Died 1987.
extent4.5 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Interviews Manuscript Writings
accessAs of 2/15/2008 -COLLECTION IS BEING PROCESSED AND DIGITIZED AND IS CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS; Patrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFinding aid available at AAA offices./
acquisition informationMaterial on reel N68-1 originally lent for microfilming 1968 by Soyer; most of the letters were subsequently donated. Material on reels 867-868 donated 1970-1971 by Soyer; he donated material on reels 1927-1928 in 1980. Material on reels 4888-4890 donated 1991 by his widow, Rebecca, and by his grandson, Joseph Leiber, on behalf of the entire Soyer Family, 1993, and microfilmed in 1994 with funding provided by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation. Original or duplicate materials: Originals returned to lender, Raphael Soyer, after microfilming.
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titleJoseph Hirshhorn letters, 1958.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionLetters to Joseph Hirshhorn: one from Jacques Lipchitz, Feb. 2, 1958; and one from Ben Shahn, Feb. 6, 1958. Both concern the establishment of the Archives of American Art.

Bio / His Notes:
Art collector; New York City. Born 1899, died 1981.
extent2 items (on 1 microfilm reel). reel D10, frames 1400 and 1515
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1958 by Joseph Hirshhorn.
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titleJoseph H. Hirshhorn Papers, c. 1961-1981.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionThis accession consists of the correspondence of Joseph H. Hirshhorn's children: Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn, Robin Gertrude Cohen, and Gene Hirshhorn LePere. NOTE: Accession 91-104 consists of additional papers of Joseph H. Hirshhorn
extent0.5 cu. ft. (1 document boxes)
formatsCorrespondence
accessRestricted until the deaths of the natural children of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFolder List in accession file. Electronic List in accession file. HTML List in accession file.
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titleArmory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionMemorabilia from the International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913, commonly known as the Armory Show, includes one button, two invitations, and 54 postcards primarily from the New York installation and also a few from the installations in Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Historical Note Notes:
Hirshhorn was an art collector; New York, N.Y. The Armory Show of 1913 was a seminal exhibition of modern art held in the 69th St. Armory, N.Y. It travelled to Boston and Chicago.
extent57 items, reel 5027 (1004-1090)
formatsMicrofilm Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
acquisition informationDonated 1994 by Olga Hirshhorn, from the material acquired by her late husband, Joseph H. Hirshhorn. She donated one poster to the National Museum of American Art.
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titleAdeline Herder Papers, 1942-1999.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionBiographical material; correspondence, 1940s -1990s; exhibition files,1960s-1990s, containing sale and price lists, catalogs, announcements, and reviews; writings and notes; photographs of Herder and of her artwork; address and appointment books; a sketchbook; a pastel and watercolor self-portrait; video recordings and printed material. Among the correspondents are Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn, Roy Neuberger, August Heckscher, Sari Dienes, Roy Davis, Cecily Langdale, and Elaine Benson. Videos (VHS) include "Addie Herder, Spring 1993," "Addie Herder, Collage, Boxes, 1996," and "R. Neuberger Birthday"; and two U-Matic video recordings,"Addie Herder, Tape 1 and Tape 2."

Bio / His Notes:
Collagist; New York City; Paris. b. 1920.
extent4.3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Files Catalogs Ephemera Writings
accessUse requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 2001 by Adeline Herder.
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titleMark Tobey papers, [ca. 1920]-1977.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionBiographical material; correspondence; financial records; Baha'i material; music; writings; art works; printed material; and photographs.

Biographical material includes diaries with sporadic entries, undated and 1958-1959; address books; membership cards, and honorary titles.

Correspondents include Stephen Andrus, Dore Ashton, Arthur G. Barnett, John and Betty Bowen, Adelyn Breeskin, Cliffa Carson (niece), Thomas A. Chew, Lillian Clark, Paul Cummings, Arthur Dahl, Shoghi B. Effendi, Dorothy Elmhirst, Claire Falkenstein, Lyonel Feininger, Janet Flanner, John Ford,Miriam Gabo, Colin Graham, Pehr Hallsten, Pamela Harkins, Nina Harwood, John and Anne Hauberg, Kay Hillman, Joseph Hirshhorn, David Hofman, Carl Holty, Herbert Hoover, Leroy and Silvia Ioas, Berthe P. and Claire Jacobson, Nina Kandinsky, Helen Kendall, Carolyn Kizer, Katherine Kuh,Rene Lauby, Bernard Leach, Gerald Lieberman, Andre Masson, Marjory Masten, George Mathieu,

N. Richard Miller, Joan Miro, Axel Mondell, Alfred Neumeyer, Ben Nicholson, Vincent Price, Mark Ritter, Diego Rivera, Nancy W. Ross, John Russell, Henry Seldis, Charles Seliger, Otto Seligman, Art Smith, James Speyer, Michel Tapie, Miriam Terry, Roland Terry, Juliet Thompson, Kenneth Tyler, Charmion Von Wiegand, Heloise Wardall, Ulfert Wilke, and Marian Willard of the Willard Gallery.

Also found are: notes taken while studying French; financial, legal and medical records; material relating to Baha'i, including credential for Tobey for the Baha'i World Congress, 1963, class notes, photographs, prayer books, and printed material; music, including sheet music by Tobey, recital program, and music by Harold Budd, John Sundsten,and Debussey; writings and poetry by Tobey and Dahl; writings on Tobey;

a transcript of an interview of Tobey conducted by William Seitz; sketches and sketchbooks by Tobey and by others, including Bernard Leach; printed material on Tobey, including reproductions of work, exhibition catalogs and announcements, magazine articles, and clippings; and printed material on others, including Hallsten, Leach, Seliger, Feininger, Abraham Walkowitz, Alberto Burri, and Jules Pascin.

Also included are photographs of: Tobey, Tobey with family and friends, exhibition installations, works of art, an album containing photos, sketches and notes, ca. 1920-1950, an album of photos of Tobey's Seattle studio taken after his death by Kenneth Tomlinson, 1976, and miscellaneous photographs.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; Abstract Expressionist. Also worked as fashion illustrator, portrait painter. Born in Wisconsin, December 11, 1892. Died 1976.

Worked in Chicago, Seattle, Basel, Switzerland; New York, N.Y., Dartington Hall, Devonshire, England, and Paris. Convert to Baha'i religion.
extent11 microfilm reels. reels 3200-3210
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Works of Art Writings Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1984 by the Seattle Art Museum. Location of Original: Originals in: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.
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titleMark Tobey Papers, circa 1850-1985
repositoryUniversity of Washington Libraries
descriptionAccession No. 3593-001
Mark Tobey papers, 1945-1977
.56 cubic foot
Biographical features, correspondence, gallery notices, exhibition catalogs, clippings, photographs.
Photographs are 8" x 10" black & white copies; all are of his work, except two.

Accession No. 3593-002
Mark Tobey papers, circa 1923-1976
10.00 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, writings, diaries, music, gallery notices, photographs, clippings, ephemera

Accession No. 3593-003
Mark Tobey papers, 1931-1975
14.69 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, art works by Tobey and others, exhibition catalogs and posters, photographs and negatives, writings, phonodisc, memorabilia.
Art works from Tobey estate are those considered not exhibit quality by the Seattle Art Museum. Many are untitled and unidentified. Art works by unidentified artists are listed by dimensions only. Measurements are approximate, in inches, and for the most part are outer dimensions.
Negatives of photographs were for use of the Foster White Gallery in its exhibition of Jan 1990. Each negative has been placed with the original photograph.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.
Other Finding Aids
Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.

Accession No. 3593-004
Mark Tobey papers, 1944-1985
.28 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Exhibition catalogs, gallery notices.
All the catalogs and notices are regarding Mark Tobey. They were given to Marshall Hatch by the Willard Gallery in New York City, which sold Tobey's work from about 1943 until the gallery closed in 1986.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hatch, 2/11/1988.

Accession No. 3593-006
Mark Tobey Papers papers, circa 1850-1978
2.00 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Photographs; 1850s-1978, many have no date.
Includes several hundred photographs of Tobey, others, Tobey family members, and Tobey art works. See inventory.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Tobey Estate, 11/19/1988.

Accession No. 3593-008
Mark Tobey painting, 1935
.33 cubic foot (1 oversize package)
Scope and Content
Painting by Mark Tobey, "Untitled (Landscape)".
Painting is tempera on paper, mounted on board; dimensions are 7.25" x 18.5".
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Seattle Art Museum, 3/23/1993.

Accession No. 3593-009
Mark Tobey recordings
1 phonograph record; 1 sound cassette
Scope and Content
Phonograph recording and audiocassette dub of it, of music composed by Mark Tobey.
Note: the phondisc label has misspelled words in the titles; contents should read "Aubade", "Memories are Hunting Horns", and "Hommage a Windsor Utley". The flautist for all three selections was Windsor Utley.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by John Gibbs, 2/23/1994.

Accession No. 3593-010
Mark Tobey musical compositions, 1952-1957
.21 cubic foot (2 volumes: 80 pages)
Scope and Content
Musical compositions consisting of piano sketches and composition exercises.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Arthur Barnett, 3/31/1994.

Accession No. 3593-011
Mark Tobey design, before 1977
.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
Scope and Content
Linoleum block designed for the Washington State Theatre; n.d.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by W.U. Libraries, 6/11/1996.

Accession No. 3593-012
Mark Tobey papers, 1956-1970
.21 cubic foot (1 box)
Scope and Content
Correspondence between Mark Tobey and Dolores and Mark McColm, and rental contract for a house rented by Tobey at 5220 University Way in Seattle. Also includes clippings.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Marshall Hatch, 2/24/1986.

Accession No. 3593-013
Mark Tobey disc recordings , 1957
.04 cubic feet (3 disc recordings including 1 ten-inch sound disc, 33 1/3 rpm; 2 twelve-inch sound discs, 78 rpm)
Scope and Content
Phonograph records, including one 33 1/3 rpm disc containing three flute pieces composed by Mark Tobey, "Aubade", "Memories are Hunting Horns", and "Hommage a Windsor Utley", all played by John Wummer, flautist. Also present are two 78 rpm discs labelled "American Art Festival, sides 1,2,3,and 4, Mark Tobey and Lloyd Goodrich." Mark Tobey's autograph appears on the record labels of the American Art Festival discs. Only side 4 is dated; October 15, 1957.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Wesley Wehr, 4/25/1997.

Accession No. 3593-014
Mark Tobey papers, circa 1930-1939
.03 cubic feet (1 Vertical file)
Scope and Content
Drawings (one with music manuscript), exhibit catalogs. They date from the 1930's and several were previously owned by dancer Louise Soelberg, a friend of Tobey.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
May be copied and quoted.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Basil Langton, 3/30/2000.

Biographical Note
Mark Tobey was born in Wisconsin in 1890 and raised in Wisconsin and Indiana. His only formal art training was painting classes at the Art Institute of Chicago while he was in high school. Tobey's artistic career began in Chicago as an illustrator for fashion catalogs. After moving to Greenwich Village in 1911, he worked briefly as a fashion illustrator for McCalls magazine. During his early years in New York, Tobey also drew charcoal portraits and in the 1920s became known for his theater caricatures and drawings of vaudeville and burlesque figures. In 1918, Tobey accepted the Baha'i faith. He remained active in Baha'i circles throught the rest of his life. Baha'i exerted an important influence on Tobey's work, providing him with aesthetic as well as religious principles. In 1922 Tobey moved to Seattle and accepted a job teaching art classes at the Cornish School.

For the next 38 years, despite long absences in New York and Europe, he made Seattle his home. In Seattle, he was first exposed to the art of the Far East when, in 1923, he met Teng Kuei, a young Chinese artist who taught him Chinese brushwork. In 1930, Tobey moved to Dartington Hall, a progressive school of the arts in England where he taught until 1938. In 1934 Tobey visited China and Japan and spent a month in a Zen monastery. Scholars have seen a connection between Tobey's sojurn in the Orient and the evolution of his mature style. In 1934, the fledgling Seattle Art Museum presented a one man show of Tobey's works.

With the outbreak of war imminent in Europe, Tobey returned to Seattle in 1938 and worked on the WPA Federal Art Project. The 1940s were a productive time for Tobey in Seattle; in 1941 he began piano and music theory lessons.

Tobey lived in Paris from October 1954 to June 1955, and in 1960 he moved to Basel, Switzerland. Throught the 1960s and early 1970s Tobey continued to paint and achieve international recognition. Tobey died in 1976.
extent28.38 cubic feet
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Files Exhibition Catalogs Clippings Photographs
accessSome materials are restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.washington.edu/SpecialColl/findaids/docs/papersrecords/TobeyMark3593.xml
finding aidGuide in repository and online.
acquisition informationAccession No. 3593-001 - Received 1/1/1983. Accession No. 3593-002 - Donated by Seattle Art Museum, 3/27/1985. Accession No. 3593-004 - Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hatch, 2/11/1988. Accession No. 3593-006 - Donated by Tobey Estate, 11/19/1988. Accession No. 3593-008 - Donated by Seattle Art Museum, 3/23/1993. Accession No. 3593-009 - Donated by John Gibbs, 2/23/1994. Accession No. 3593-010 - Donated by Arthur Barnett, 3/31/1994. Accession No. 3593-011 - Donated by W.U. Libraries, 6/11/1996. Accession No. 3593-012 - Donated by Marshall Hatch, 2/24/1986. Accession No. 3593-013 - Donated by Wesley Wehr, 4/25/1997. Accession No. 3593-014 - Donated by Basil Langton, 3/30/2000.
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