Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins research materials on Alexander Liberman, 1974-1998

Kazanjian, Dodie, b. 1952
Active in New York, N.Y.

Tomkins, Calvin, b. 1925
Art critic, Author
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 5.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The collection consists of research materials assembled by writers Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins in the course of writing the book, Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman (1993). Included are the book manuscript; 216 cassette tapes of interviews with Liberman and those who knew him (1987-1993), 1,239 pages of interviews with Liberman conducted by Dodie Kazanjian; transcripts of interviews with Liberman associates, including Anna Wintour, Richard Avedon, and Diana Vreeland; and research files.

Biographical/Historical Note: Kazanjian and Tomkins: writers. Authors of Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman (1993). Liberman was Editorial Director for Conde Nast for 51 years as well as an accomplished artist. He died in 1999.

Donated 1999 by Conde Nast writers Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins.

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