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titleOral history interviews with Olga C. Hirshhorn, 1986-1988.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleThese interviews of Hirshhorn by Judith K. Zilczer, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, and Pamela M. Henson, Smithsonian Institution Archives, discuss her youth; education; child-rearing years; careers in day care and business services; marriage to Joseph H. Hirshhorn; their travels, art collecting, meetings with S. Dillon Ripley; and the decision to donate the collection to the Smithsonian. Included are reminiscences of such art figures as Willem de Kooning, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray.

An additional interview of Hirshhorn by Sidney S. Lawrence, III, Head of Public Affairs, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Judith K. Zilczer, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, was conducted in 1998.
extent18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
formatsSound Recording Transcript
accessRestricted.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidDescription in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
updated08/07/2018 17:29:50
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titleOther Papers and Miscellaneous Manuscript Collections
locationHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
collection titleThe Joseph H. Hirshhorn Art Collection Papers (1948-1966) and the supplementary Olga Hirshhorn Art Papers (1945-1981) relate to Hirshhorn as a patron and collector.

The Olga Hirshhorn Photography Collection contains archival photographs of artists, art-world figures, and Joseph H. Hirshhorn.
formatsCorrespondence Photographs
accessQualified researchers may see curatorial files, other special collections, and artworks in storage at the Hirshhorn Museum by prior appointment, depending on staff availability.
record sourcehttp://hirshhorn.si.edu/education/research.html
updated11/12/2014 11:29:50
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titleArtist file: Hirshhorn, Olga; miscellaneous uncataloged material.
locationThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titlePamphlet file
The folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral material.

Location
MoMA Queens Artist Files

Call Number
HIRSHHORN, OLGA
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b706831~S8
updated11/12/2014 11:29:50
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titleHirshhorn Papers Project, 1990-1994.
locationSmithsonian Institution Archives
collection titleThis accession consists of records documenting the gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and their subsequent transfer to the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The original gift was made by Olga Hirshhorn. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.

Forms part of: (SIA RS01146) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department. Hirshhorn Papers Project, 1990-1994.
extent0.25 cu. ft.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera
accessRestricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; 10/31/2003 memoranda, Wright to Zilczer; Contact reference staff for details.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidElectronic List in accession file. Folder List in accession file. HTML List in accession file.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:56
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titleAdeline Herder Papers, 1942-1999.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleBiographical 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.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:59
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titleOral history interviews with Olga C. Hirshhorn, 1986-1988.
locationSmithsonian Institution Archives
collection titleThese interviews of Hirshhorn by Judith K. Zilczer, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, and Pamela M. Henson, Smithsonian Institution Archives, discuss her youth; education; child-rearing years; careers in day care and business services; marriage to Joseph H. Hirshhorn; their travels, art collecting, meetings with S. Dillon Ripley; and the decision to donate the collection to the Smithsonian. Included are reminiscences of such art figures as Willem de Kooning, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray.

An additional interview of Hirshhorn by Sidney S. Lawrence, III, Head of Public Affairs, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Judith K. Zilczer, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, was conducted in 1998.

Bio / His Notes:
Olga C. Hirshhorn (1920- ), an art collector, was instrumental in the founding of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Born Olga Zatorsky, she was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended New York University and from 1939 to 1962 was married to John Cunningham. She established several of her own businesses, including a day care center and a business services firm, Services Unlimited. In 1964, she married financier and art collector, Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1900-1981), also a resident of Greenwich. She assisted her husband with his career and art avocation and began her own collection of modern art. The Hirshhorns were important figures in the art world and formed lasting friendships with many artists. In 1966, at the urging of Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Joseph Hirshhorn donated his modern art collection to the Smithsonian Institution. In 1974, it opened as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Local Number:
SIA RU009566
extent18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
formatsSound Recording
accessRestricted.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aid(1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
acquisition informationSmithsonian Institution Archives. Oral History Program. Agency history record, 1973- .
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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