Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001

A Finding Aid to the Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines, Johanna Kasimow, and Megan McShea

Download PDF Version of this page [Download PDF Version]

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, Inc.

Table of Contents:



Biographical Information

Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), an internationally known and influential Cubist sculptor, studied in Paris and established his career there. He fled Paris just before the German occupation, arrived in New York City in 1941, and eventually settled in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Chaim Jacob Lipchitz was born in Druskieniki, Lithuania, then part of the Russian empire. His father, a building contractor from a well-to-do Jewish banking family, expected his son to study engineering as preparation for joining the business. Lipchitz, however, aspired to become a sculptor. With financial help from his mother, and determined to pursue his dream, he left for Paris after graduating from high school in 1909. Once there, Chaim Jacob soon became Jacques, the name he used throughout his life.

He first enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts as a "free pupil." After his father agreed to provide an allowance, Lipchitz transferred to the Académie Julian to study with sculptor Raoul Verlet. He also attended evening drawing classes at the Académie Colarossi. By 1911 he was working in his own studio. Two years later, Lipchitz's entry in the Salon d'Automne received favorable recognition.

In Paris, his circle of friends and acquaintances grew to include Dr. Albert C. Barnes, Constantin Brancusi, Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, André Derain, Ernest Hemingway, Max Jacob, Charles-Édouard Jenneret (Le Corbusier), James Joyce, Fernand Léger, André Lhote, Jean Metzinger, Amédée Ozenfant, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Chaim Soutine, Gertrude Stein, and Virgil Tompson. Juan Gris and Amedeo Modigliani were his closest friends.

Lipchitz's earliest work was traditional. Exposure to Picasso and other avant-garde artists influenced his style, and by 1915 he was producing purely Cubist sculptures. In 1916, dealer Léonce Rosenberg offered Lipchitz a contract with a monthly stipend. Able to afford assistants, Lipchitz began much larger projects. Over time, as he came to feel that angular forms were devoid of humanity, his style gradually changed. In the 1920s, he began experimenting with "transparencies" - delicate abstract forms with large open spaces for which he developed casting techniques that influenced sculpture for a generation. In the 1950s, he began creating "semi-automatics." These were cast in bronze from forms made by submerging hot wax in water, which sometimes incorporated found objects. Much of Lipchitz's later work was massive, dynamic, and incorporated more naturalistic forms.

In the early 1920s, Lipchitz received multiple commissions from Coco Chanel and Dr. Albert C. Barnes. He became a French citizen in 1924, the year he married poet Berthe Kitrosser, with whom he had lived since 1915. (Their double portrait by Modigliani that Lipchitz commissioned in 1916, now titled The Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and His Wife Berthe Lipchitz, is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago). The following year they moved to a suburban home and studio designed by Le Corbusier.

Léonce Rosenberg's Galerie de l'Effort Moderne presented Lipchitz's first solo exhibition in 1930, and the first important Lipchitz exhibition in the United States was held in 1935 at Brummer Gallery, New York. As the sculptor's reputation grew throughout the 1930s, his work was very much in demand.

As World War II approached, Lipchitz sensed the impending horror of the Nazi regime but was extremely reluctant to leave Paris. With time running out, he finally was persuaded that it was too dangerous to stay. Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz departed for the free zone of Toulouse, and with help from American friends sought asylum in the United States. In June of 1941, they arrived in New York City with some clothing, a portfolio of drawings, and very little money.

Lipchitz, a mature artist with an international reputation, soon attracted invitations to teach. Although finances were tight, the offers were rejected because he understood that any commitment would impede his artistic output. In search of a gallery, he contacted Brummer Gallery, the site of his first American show six years earlier. Although Joseph Brummer had shifted his focus to antiques, he provided an introduction to art dealer Curt Valentin of Buchholz Gallery (later Curt Valentin Gallery), who was sincerely interested in modern sculpture. Valentin went on to represent Lipchitz for well over a decade. Curt Valentin Gallery closed in 1955, a year after the owner's death. Lipchitz then became affiliated with Fine Arts Associates and its many successors (Otto Gerson Gallery, Inc., and Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc.), which represented him for the remainder of his life. Marlborough Gallery, Inc. handled Lipchitz's estate.

Berthe longed to go home after the war, and in 1946 the couple returned to France. But because he and France had changed, Lipchitz soon realized that his future lay in America. He returned to New York after seven months; Berthe remained, and a divorce soon followed.

Within the year, Jacques Lipchitz married Yulla Halberstadt, a fellow refugee who was also a sculptor. Their only child, Loyla Rachel, was born in 1948. The family moved to Hastings-on-Hudson, NY in 1949, and he continued to work at his studio on East 23rd Street in New York City. After a major studio fire in early 1952 destroyed commissions in progress and many other pieces, the sculptor set up a temporary work space at Modern Art Foundry, Long Island City, NY. Several museums, collectors, and friends, quickly raised funds for a new studio, which became a loan at Lipchitz's insistence. A new studio designed by Milton Lowenfish and located within walking distance of Lipchitz's Hastings-on-Hudson home opened in 1953.

During the course of his career, Lipchitz was honored with a large number of solo and retrospective exhibitions at major museums and galleries in Europe, North and South America, and Israel. His work is represented in the permanent collections of world renowned museums and is owned by a wide range of private collectors and institutions.

Lipchitz was an avid art collector. An exhibition of Scythian art at the Hermitage Museum, seen while on a brief trip home in 1912, greatly impressed and inspired him. The result was an intense interest in non-European art, especially African art. He began to collect appealing objects from other cultures, and soon developed a life-long habit of visiting flea markets, antique shops, and galleries on a regular basis in search of items for his growing collection. In addition to ethnographic and ancient art, Lipchitz also bought old masters and 19th century art, and developed a special interest in Géricault. The original collection was abandoned when he left Paris; once settled in the United States, he resumed collecting. A substantial portion of the Lipchitz Collection, with an accompanying scholarly catalogue, was exhibited in 1960 at The Museum of Primitive Art, New York City.

Lipchitz's family was observant and he attended Jewish schools that stressed religious education, but he showed little interest in his faith during his early adult life. However, the establishment of Israel affected him profoundly and, over time, religious themes emerged in Lipchitz's work. He began making arrangements for gifts of sculpture to the Bezalel National Museum and the Israel Museum, developed a friendship with Jerusalem's outspoken Zionist mayor, Theodore Kollek, and in 1963 made his first of many visits to Israel.

He was a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received awards for artistic achievement from the American Institute of Architects, Boston University, and Brandeis University. The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, presented him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree.

Jacques Lipchitz died in Capri, Italy, May 16, 1973, and is buried in Israel. At his death, several large-scale sculpture commissions were left unfinished, and his wife Yulla took over the projects and saw that the installations were accomplished as planned. These posthumous installations include Government for the People, installed in Philadelphia in 1976, Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, installed at the Columbia University School of Law in New York City in 1977, and Our Tree of Life, installed in Jersusalem in 1978.

Bruce Bassett (1925-2009), a television and film producer, worked for NBC in New York for over 20 years. Bassett met the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) when they were both living in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. In 1968, Bassett initiated an extensive oral history project when he realized that Lipchitz, as an English speaker and participant in the birth of modernism in Europe, was the only living artist who could provide an oral record of the beginnings of modern art for an English audience.

From 1968, until his death in 2009, Bassett carried out extensive documentation projects regarding Lipchitz, often in his spare time, under the auspices of two organizations he founded: the Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation (1968-1975) and Histor Systems (circa 1991-2001). In 1968 Bassett raised funds to enable Deborah Stott to travel to Italy and conduct roughly 200 hours of audio interview with Lipchitz, interviews which cover not only his own history, but also include a complete record of the origins of his extensive collection of primitive art, numbering almost 3000 objects at the time. Bassett himself traveled to Italy and filmed nearly 40 hours of additional interviews with Lipchitz in 1971.

Drawing from these filmed interviews, Bassett created a pioneering interactive program which allowed museum-goers to pose questions to Lipchitz and moments later receive answers in the form of video segments of Lipchitz speaking. He used the same footage to write, produce, and direct a one hour documentary, "Portrait of an Artist: Jacques Lipchitz." Both projects were originally presented to the public in tandem with a retrospective exhibition of Lipchitz's sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1972, and were later revised and updated several times for subsequent distribution and presentation. The last presentation of the interactive project documented in Bassett's papers was held at the Krannert Art Museum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. The interactive project is now online at the Israel Museum website entitled "Ask Jacques Lipchitz a Question," a project Bassett had been working on with Hanno Mott at his death. Bassett had visited the Museum several years earlier to demonstrate the video.

Bassett died in 2009 in New York, NY.

Return to top


Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz measure 52.8 linear feet and are dated circa 1910-2001, with the bulk of the material from the period 1941-2001. Papers are comprised of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz's personal papers and filmmaker Bruce Bassett's papers relating to Jacques Lipchitz. Lipchitz's personal papers contain personal and professional correspondence, comprising nearly half of the series, along with biographical material, writings by and about Lipchitz, printed material, and photographs documenting Lipchitz's commissions, exhibitions, friendships, and interests. Also found are records relating to the compilation and production of The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné by Alan G. Wilkinson. The Bruce Bassett papers relating to Jacques Lipchitz consist mainly of Bassett's extensive audiovisual documentation of Lipchitz's life and art. Also found are paper records related to the audiovisual projects, including letters, business records, printed materials, and production records. A small quantity of material unrelated to Lipchitz is also found among the Bassett material, including video and sound recordings related to Sidney Lifchez, IBM, Isamu Noguchi, the Storm King Sculpture Center, and Auguste Rodin.

The Jacques Lipchitz biographical material includes an address book, biographical notes, membership cards, rent receipts and a lease, and a survey of Lipchitz's property in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Correspondence is both professional and personal in nature. Approximately 20 percent is in foreign languages. French predominates, followed by Russian; German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Hebrew, and Yiddish are also represented.

Professional correspondence documents business transactions with architects, potential clients, museum officials, art dealers, and others concerning commissions, exhibition plans, loans of artwork, jury service, etc. Art groups, Jewish organizations and charities wrote to solicit donations of artwork for fundraising events and issued invitations to speak or be a guest of honor. Scholars contacted Lipchitz about their research and requested information about specific works by him, items in his collection, and his opinions on a variety of subjects. Also found are fan letters from aspiring artists seeking advice, and from the general public asking for the opportunity to meet Lipchitz and visit his studio. After the 1952 studio fire, many friends and strangers sent letters of condolence and encouragement.

Correspondence with wife Yulla, nephew Gyorgy Hay, and close friends recounts personal and family news, activities, and sometimes touches on future plans. Among these correspondents are: Jenny Courtois, Varian and Annette Fry, Leo Gaspard, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Gregorio Landau, Juan and Marianne Larrea, Camille Soula, and Joel and Celeste Starrels.

Eleven small pocket diaries, 1940-1965, contain brief, often sporadic entries noting appointments, events, addresses and phone numbers, notes of expenses, and include some sketches. Among the other writings by Lipchitz are: a notebook containing random notes on sculpture; a list of sculptures destroyed in the 1952 studio fire; short pieces and fragments of writings about sculptors Mary Frank, Natan Rapoport, Auguste Rodin, and William Zorach; a memoir of Amedeo Modigliani; and articles and reflections on contemporary art and the church.

Catalogue raisonné records concern the compilation and production of The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné by Alan G. Wilkinson, sponsored by Marlborough Gallery, Inc.

Among the financial records are statements of the sculptor's accounts with Buchholz Gallery and Curt Valentin Gallery, and receipts for Lipchitz Collection purchases. Also found are insurance and tax records, as well as receipts for routine professional expenses and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Artwork consists of a few rough sketches by Lipchitz and several geometric designs by an unidentified artist. Two scrapbooks, 1945-1946, consist of newspaper clippings and a few items from other periodicals that mention Lipchitz or contain reproductions of his work. Volume 2 includes typescripts of an interview and remarks delivered by Lipchitz, both very brief.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, articles, press releases, books, programs, and reproductions concerning Lipchitz's exhibitions, sculpture, commissions, and events honoring him. Of particular interest are architectural prints showing sites and project details of several commissions. Also found are a variety of printed items about general art topics.

Photographs document people, artwork, project sites and models, exhibition installations, events, and places. People include Jacques Lipchitz, family members, and other individuals. Artwork represented is by Lipchitz and other artists. Views of Lipchitz exhibition installations mainly document solo shows. Photographs of events record a variety of occasions, among them: the opening of Lipchitz's studio in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; a dedication ceremony for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN, with ornamental gates and a sculpture by Lipchitz; and Lipchitz addressing an anatomy class at Albert Einstein Medical College. Among the pictures of places are Lipchitz's studios in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Pietrasanta, Italy, and a view of Picasso's Paris studio.

The Bruce Bassett papers relating to Jacques Lipchitz contain mostly audiovisual materials from sound and film documentation projects conducted by Bassett with Lipchitz. Found are original sound recordings and photographs from Deborah Stott's 200 hour oral history with Jacques Lipchitz, as well as detailed, typewritten summaries of its content. Records from Bassett's film projects about Lipchitz include original film and sound recordings from Bassett's 40 hours of interviews with Lipchitz from 1971, and film documentation of the posthumous installations of Lipchitz's large-scale sculptures in Philadelphia, New York, and Israel in the late 1970s. In addition to the raw footage from these projects, which is incomplete, the collection contains workprint and final, edited works Bassett created in multiple versions and formats, and paper records documenting the film projects' creation, production, and later use.

Among the papers related to the film projects are scripts, an index to original footage, programming notes, film lab records, exhibition materials, an extensive collection of questions about Lipchitz gathered from the public for the interactive project, and other production records. Other papers include letters from Lipchitz and his wife, business correspondence, financial records, contracts, project files, and printed materials. Other projects by Bassett, unrelated to Lipchitz, are documented in video and sound recordings related to Sidney Lifchez, IBM, Isamu Noguchi, the Storm King Sculpture Center, and Auguste Rodin.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Bassett, Bruce W.
  • Buchholz Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cortois, Jenny
  • Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Frank, Mary, 1933-
  • Fry, Annette
  • Fry, Varian, 1907-1967
  • Gaspard, Leon, 1882-1964
  • Hay, Gyorgy
  • Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891
  • Landau, Gregorio
  • Larrea, Juan
  • Larrea, Marianne
  • Lipchitz, Yulla, 1911-
  • Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920
  • Rapoport, Nathan, 1911-
  • Soula, Camille, 1888-
  • Starrels, Celeste
  • Starrels, Joel
  • Wilkinson, Alan G., 1941-
  • Zorach, William, 1887-1966
  • Artists' studios -- Photographs
  • Designs
  • Diaries
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sketches

Provenance

Donated in 2010 by Hanno D. Mott, step-son of Jacques Lipchitz, and also on behalf of Loyla R. Lipchitz and Frank L. Mott.

Separated and Related Materials

Interviews with Lipchitz are represented among the following Archives of American Art collections: Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists; KPFK "Art Scene," interviews by Marian L. Gore; Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty; and Interviews relating to American Abstract Artists by Ruth Bowman.

The Tate Archive houses the Jacques Lipchitz collection presented by Rubin Lipchitz, with materials dating from the 1910s-1970s and measuring 9.8 linear feet.

The Israel Museum hosts a website entitled "Ask Jacques Lipchitz a Question," which presents Bruce Bassett's entire interactive project of Lipchitz, described here in series 2.5.2, as a web-accessible video project.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was arranged and described by Catherine S. Gaines, Johanna Kasimow, and Megan McShea in 2010 and scanned in 2012 with funding provided by The Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, Inc.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual materials with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

The bulk of Lipchitz's personal papers were digitized in 2012 and are available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, selected financial documents, and records concerning the Lipchitz sculpture catalogue raisonné project have not been scanned. In many cases, only the cover, title page, and relevant pages have been scanned from published materials. The Bruce Bassett series has not been scanned.

Some of the audiovisual recordings in the Bruce Bassett series have been digitized for research access. Refer to the detailed collection description for further details.

How to Cite this Collection

Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Return to top

Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Jacques Lipchitz papers, circa 1910-1999, bulk 1941-1999
9.5 Linear feet; Boxes 1-10, OV 11-12

The papers of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz measure 9.5 linear feet and are dated circa 1910-1999, with the bulk of the material from the period 1941-1999. Personal and professional correspondence comprises nearly half of the collection. It, along with biographical material, writings by and about Lipchitz, printed material, and photographs document Lipchitz's commissions, exhibitions, friendships, and interests. Also found are records relating to the compilation and production of The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné by Alan G. Wilkinson.

Biographical material includes an address book, biographical notes, membership cards, rent receipts and a lease, and a survey of Lipchitz's property in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Correspondence is both professional and personal in nature. Approximately 20 percent is in foreign languages. French predominates, followed by Russian; German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Hebrew, and Yiddish are also represented.

Professional correspondence documents business transactions with architects, potential clients, museum officials, art dealers, and others concerning commissions, exhibition plans, loans of artwork, jury service, etc. Art groups, Jewish organizations and charities wrote to solicit donations of artwork for fundraising events and issued invitations to speak or be a guest of honor. Scholars contacted Lipchitz about their research and requested information about specific works by him, items in his collection, and his opinions on a variety of subjects. Also found are fan letters from aspiring artists seeking advice, and from the general public asking for the opportunity to meet Lipchitz and visit his studio. After the 1952 studio fire, many friends and strangers sent letters of condolence and encouragement.

Among those with whom Lipchtz corresponded regarding commissions are: The Brazilian Embassy ( Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, Ministry of Health and Education, Rio de Janeiro), Vicomte Charles de Noailles ( The Joy of Life) [photocopies of letters from Lipchitz], Jean Devémy (Nôtre Dame de Liesse, Nôtre Dame de Toute Grace at Assy, France), Jane Blaffer Owen (ornamental gates and a cast of Nôtre Dame de Liesse for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN), and the University of Minnesota, Duluth ( Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Luth). There are numerous letters from Fairmount Park Art Association, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and R. Sturgis Ingersoll regarding multiple projects in Philadelphia; from the Emory Memorial and Robert Taft, Jr. about a memorial to Senator Taft; and from Eloise Spaeth concerning a bust of John F. Kennedy. Also documenting commissions are letters from architects, among them: Eero Saarinen and Associates, Kenneth Franzheim, Philip L. Goodwin, I. M. Pei and Associates, Philip L. Goodwin, and Vincent G. Kling and Associates.

Art dealers, galleries, and museums were frequent correspondents. They include: The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Bezalel Museum, Brussels Universal and International Exposition, Buchholz Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Curt Valentin Gallery, Fine Arts Associates (later Otto Gerson Gallery, Inc.), Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., Museé Bourdelle, Museé National d'Arte Moderne (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Museum of Primitive Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum (Oregon), Rijksmuseum Kröller Muller Otterlo, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Worcester Art Museum.

Max N. Benoff, Bernard and Becky Reis, and Alan and Janet Wurtzburger were among the collectors who corresponded with Lipchitz. French artist Pierre Dubaut wrote over an extended period about his collection of Géricault paintings and plans for its eventual disposition. Other individuals who wrote frequently include: critic and writer, Waldemar George; Irene Patai, author of Encounters: The Life of Jacques Lipchitz; and Bert Van Bork, documentary filmmaker and author of Jacques Lipchitz, The Artist at Work; and art historian, Henry R. Hope, a professor active in the College Art Association. The America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc. and the International Rescue Committee were also frequent correspondents.

Of particular note is a lengthy letter (with drafts) to Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in which Lipchitz explained in detail how the art dealer's writings about Cubist sculpture failed to adequately recognize his contributions to the genre. Extensive correspondence with Rabbi Schneerson includes thoughts about "graven images" in sculpture and contains lengthy religious discussions. Letters from Juan Gris and Josette Gris consist mainly of general news and pleasantries; they do, however, mention Juan Gris's health, and in one letter Gris states he is afraid of working too much and tiring himself out. While basically illegible, Gertrude Stein's letters seem to be short, quick notes about meetings.

Correspondence with wife Yulla, nephew Gyorgy Hay, and close friends recounts personal and family news, activities, and sometimes touches on future plans. Among these correspondents are: Jenny Courtois, Varian and Annette Fry, Leo Gaspard, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Gregorio Landau, Juan and Marianne Larrea, Camille Soula, and Joel and Celeste Starrels.

Eleven small pocket diaries, 1940-1965, contain brief, often sporadic entries noting appointments, events, addresses and phone numbers, notes of expenses, and include some sketches. Among the other writings by Lipchitz are: a notebook containing random notes on sculpture; a list of sculpture destroyed in the 1952 studio fire; short pieces and fragments of writings about sculptors Mary Frank, Natan Rapoport, Auguste Rodin, and William Zorach; a memoir of Amedeo Modigliani; and articles and reflections on contemporary art and the church.

Catalogue raisonné records concern the compilation and production of The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné by Alan G. Wilkinson, sponsored by Marlborough Gallery, Inc.

Among the financial records are statements of the sculptor's accounts with Buchholz Gallery and Curt Valentin Gallery, and receipts for Lipchitz Collection purchases. Also found are insurance and tax records, as well as receipts for routine professional expenses and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Artwork consists of a few rough sketches by Lipchitz and several geometric designs by an unidentified artist. Two scrapbooks, 1945-1946, consist of newspaper clippings and a few items from other periodicals that mention Lipchitz or contain reproductions of his work. Volume 2 includes typescripts of an interview and remarks delivered by Lipchitz, both very brief.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, articles, press releases, books, programs, and reproductions concerning Lipchitz's exhibitions, sculpture, commissions, and events honoring him. Of particular interest are architectural prints showing sites and project details of several commissions. Also found are a variety of printed items about general art topics.

Photographs document people, artwork, project sites and models, exhibition installations, events, and places. People include Jacques Lipchitz, family members, and other individuals. Artwork represented is by Lipchitz and other artists. Views of Lipchitz exhibition installations mainly document solo shows. Photographs of events record a variety of occasions, among them: the opening of Lipchitz's studio at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; a dedication ceremony for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN, with ornamental gates and a sculpture by Lipchitz; and Lipchitz addressing an anatomy class at Albert Einstein Medical College. Among the pictures of places are Lipchitz's studios in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Pietrasanta, Italy, and a view of Picasso's Paris studio.

The series is arranged as 10 subseries:

1.1: Biographical Material, 1922-1969

The citation was awarded to Lipchitz by the U.S. Treasury Department, War Finance Committee for "service rendered in the Seventh War Loan May 14-June 29, 1945." Membership cards are from American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Inc., The French Art Theatre, and Museum of Modern Art. Rent receipts are for 54 Rue du Montparnasse, Paris and Lipchitz's New York studio on East 23rd Street; the lease is for a house in Pietrasanta, Italy. A survey prepared for Lipchitz shows the boundaries of his property in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Items are arranged chronologically within each folder. This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
1 1 Address Book, circa 1922-1969
1 2 Addresses, Business Cards, Telephone Numbers, circa 1922-1969
1 3 Biographical Notes, circa 1918-1969
1 4 Citation, 1945
1 5 Membership Cards, 1951-1969
1 6 Rent Receipts and Lease, 1922-1969
1 7 "Survey of Division Line between Lots 7 and 8 in Block D,," 1957

1.2: Correspondence, 1926-1975

This series comprises nearly half of the collection. Approximately 20 percent is in foreign languages, primarily French, with a fair amount in Russian; German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Hebrew and Yiddish represent the remainder. Correspondence consists largely of incoming letters. Surviving copies of Lipchitz's outgoing letters are mainly drafts, and the earliest ones bear corrections by someone with a better command of English. Drafts of replies often appear on the backs of letters or their accompanying envelopes. Some drafts are written on separate sheets of paper, and multiple letters may appear on a single page.

Jacques Lipchitz's correspondence illuminates his professional career and personal life, with the substance of many letters combining both. Professional correspondence with collectors, galleries, and museum personnel concerns commissions, exhibition plans, loans, jury service, etc. Architects also corresponded about commissions, and dealers apprised Lipchitz of new inventory that might be of interest for his collection. Art groups, Jewish organizations, and charities wrote to solicit donations of artwork for fundraising events, and issued invitations to speak or be a guest of honor. Scholars contacted Lipchitz about their research requesting information about specific works, items in the Lipchitz Collection, and his opinions about various issues. Also found are fan letters from aspiring artists seeking advice, and from the general public asking for the opportunity to meet Lipchitz and visit his studio. After the 1952 studio fire, many friends and strangers sent letters of condolence and encouragement. Personal correspondence with close friends, wife Yulla, and a nephew recounts personal and family news, activities, and sometimes touches on future plans.

Additional correspondence is included with the catalogue raisonné documentation (Subseries 5).

All correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by unidentified, illegible, unsigned letters, and fragments. This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
1 8 1770 House - Agatstein, Louis G., 1943-1968
  • 1770 House
  • Ablow, Mr.
  • Abrahamsen, David
  • Abramson, Samuel H.
  • Academia di Belli Arte di Brera
  • Acle, Rose
  • Adelphi College
  • Ades, Josiah
  • Adler, Max
  • Adler, Stella
  • Adolph Studley, Inc., Photographer
  • A.D.T. Company, Inc.
  • Advertising Women of New York Incorporated
  • Agatstein, Louis G.
1 9 Albert Einstein Commemorative Dinner - Amendola, Robert, 1944-1968
  • Albert Einstein Commemorative Dinner
  • Albert Loeb Gallery
  • Albright Art Gallery/Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Alexander, Fritz W., II
  • Al Gongol, Gregory
  • Al Gongol, Sandy
  • Alliance in Art
  • Alpert, Max
  • Altman, Harold, Anita, and Evan
  • Ambellan, Harold
  • Amendola, Robert
1 10 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., 1960-1968
1 11 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1962-1967
1 12 American Artist - American Jewish Tercentenary Committee, 1949-1973
  • American Artist
  • American Artists Professional League
  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • American Center for Students and Artists
  • American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, Inc.
  • American Craftsmen's Council
  • American Federation of Arts
  • American Friends of the Hebrew University
  • American Fund for Israel Institutions
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American International Music Fund, Inc.
  • American-Israel World's Fair Corporation
  • American Jewish Committee
  • American Jewish Congress
  • American Jewish Tercentenary Committee
1 13 American Lithuanian Foundation, Inc. - L'Architecture d'Aujourd'Hui, 1948-1970
  • American Lithuanian Foundation, Inc.
  • American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe, Inc.
  • American Society for Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Inc., Tenafly (NJ) Chapter Women's Division
  • American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Inc.
  • American University
  • Ames, Winslow
  • Amherst College
  • Amis de Nogent
  • Amis de Soutine
  • Amkreutz, Agnes
  • Amman, Max E.
  • Amoretti, Enrico
  • Amsterdam, Burgomaster of
  • André Emmerich Gallery
  • Anne Landsman Interior Designer
  • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
  • Antioch College
  • Antman, Joe
  • Antwerp, City of
  • A.P.F., Inc.
  • Archaeological Artifacts and Antiques, Inc.
  • Architectural Forum
  • Architectural League of New York
  • L'Architecture d'Aujourd'Hui
1 14 Archives of American Art - Artists Overseas Aid Association, 1945-1969
  • Archives of American Art
  • Archivio Storico d'Arte Contemporanea della Biennale
  • Arfa, Jennie Nusskern
  • Arnason, H. H.
  • Arrighini, Nicola
  • Arroso
  • Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana/The John Herron Art Institute
  • Art Digest
  • Art Directors' Club, Inc.
  • Art Gallery of Toronto
  • Artibus Asiae
  • Art in America
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art
  • Art League of Houston
  • Art of This Century
  • Art Squad, Inc.
  • Artistenblad
  • Artist's Committee for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • Artists Equity Association, Chicago Chapter
  • Artists Equity Association, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Artists for SEDF (Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, Inc.)
  • Artists Overseas Aid Association
1 15 Arts Club of Chicago - Balestrant, Stephen, 1947-1973
  • Arts Club of Chicago
  • Arts Council of Great Britain
  • Ascher
  • Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies
  • Association Française d'Action Artistique
  • Association Française Contre la Peine de Mort
  • Aström, Paul
  • Atlanta Art Association
  • Attias, Elaine
  • Audubon Artists, Inc.
  • Avant-Garde
  • Avedon, Richard
  • Avnet, Lester
  • Baal-Teshuva, Jacob
  • Bacal, Jacob
  • Baker, Bernard
  • Balestrant, Stephen
1 16 Baltimore Museum of Art, 1953-1969
1 17 Band, Max - Bennington College, 1944-1972
  • Band, Max
  • Bank of Israel
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College Club of Monmouth County, New Jersey
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Barr, Alfred H. and Margaret
  • Barran, Fritz
  • Barry, Margaret
  • Bass, Basil N.
  • Bassett, Bruce
  • Bastone, James
  • Bat-Yam Institute for Plastic Art
  • Bean, Marshall E.
  • Raymond R. Beatty, Inc.
  • Beaudin, Nicolas
  • Becker, Marvin C.
  • Belgium, Ministere de l'Education Nationale et de la Culture
  • Bellak, Richard F.
  • Bennington College
1 18 Benoff, Max N. (Mac), Miki, and Robin, 1955-1968
1 19 Benson Emmanuel M. and Gertrude - Bet Ami, 1950-1968
  • Benson, Emmanuel M. and Gertrude
  • Bentein, Mrs.
  • Ben-Yakov, Rudi
  • Berger, Jason
  • Berger, S. A.
  • Berk, Lane Kolker
  • Berkowitz, Allan A.
  • Berman, Gizel
  • Berman, L.
  • Berman, Mr.
  • Berman, Mrs.
  • Bernal Antiquary
  • Bernard, Eunice
  • Bernheimer's Antique Arts
  • Bertha Schaeffer Gallery
  • Berthold, Gertrude
  • Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
  • Berus, Hélène
  • Bet Ami
1 20 Bezalel National Museum (Israel), 1955-1965
1 21 Biberfield, J. - Biennale di Venezia, 1950-1964
  • Biberfeld, J.
  • Biddle, George
  • Bienale d'Arte Triveneta
  • Biennale di Venezia
1 22 Bing, Anna, 1956-1961
1 23 Bitterman, Eleanor - Brandeis Institute, 1945-1969
  • Bitterman, Eleanor
  • Blanke
  • Bleackley, Carol
  • Bloch, Virginia R.
  • Blue Moon Gallery
  • Blum, Hélène
  • Boar's Head
  • Bob, Emil
  • Bode, Arnold and Marilouise
  • Bollinger, Hans
  • Bollt, Robert
  • Bookstaber, Henry
  • Booth, Winkie
  • Borenstein, S.
  • Borowski, Elie
  • Boston Arts Festival
  • Boston University
  • Braat, L.P.J.
  • Brandeis Institute
1 24 Brandeis University - Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Philadelphia Chapter, 1955-1964
Oversized material housed in OV 11, F1
1 25 Brazilian Embassy, 1943-1945
1 26 Brein, Arnold - Brody, Mrs., 1958-1963
  • Brein, Arnold
  • Brent, P.
  • Brera Produzione Cinematografica
  • Bright, David E.
  • Broadcast Recording Service
  • Brodie, Gandy
  • Brody, Mrs.
1 27 Brooklyn Museum - Bruno Tartaglia Transporti Internazionali, 1955-1972
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Brooklyn Society of Artists, Inc.
  • Brooks, Peggy Jones
  • Brown, Edward
  • Brown, John P.
  • Brown, Nell
  • Browne, Ken
  • Brownstone, Lucien and Ethel
  • Bruno Tartaglia Transporti Internazionali
1 28 Brussels Universal and International Exposition 1958, 1957-1958
1 29 Bryson, Clayton J. - Bugnard, Claude, 1942-1963
  • Bryson, Clayton J.
  • Buchholz Gallery
  • Buessow, Marguerite
  • Bugnard, Claude
1 30 Bugnard, Louis, 1952-1964
1 31 Bureau of Jewish Education - Carlebach Gallery, 1943-1968
  • Bureau of Jewish Education
  • Burke, Phyllis Ann
  • Burke Literary Representative (Burke, Shirley)
  • Burstein, Barney
  • Bush, Mr.
  • Byron Gallery, Inc.
  • Cabell, Ellen R.
  • Calder, Alexander
  • Calfee, William H.
  • Callery, Mary
  • Camemann, Schuyler
  • Campbell, Robert
  • Canaday, John and Katherine
  • Canarsie High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Carlebach Gallery
1 32 Carleton College, 1954-1964
1 33 Carnegie Institute - Century Association, 1944-1965
  • Carnegie Institute
  • Carrier, Raffaele
  • Carruth, Frank, III
  • Carton, Norman
  • Casa Editrice Libraria Ulrico Hoepli
  • Casey, Mrs. Robert B.
  • Catherwood Foundation
  • Cato, Robert
  • Caywood, Ann
  • C. Dirkan Kelekian Ancient Arts
  • Cella, Nicole
  • Center for Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Century Association
1 34 Chandler, Buff - Ciardi, John, 1945-1967
  • Chandler, Buff
  • Chanin, A.
  • Chappaqua P.T.A. (NY)
  • Chareau, Dollie
  • Charles E. Slatkin, Inc. Galleries
  • Charles H. Voorheees and Co., Inc.
  • Chase, Prof.
  • Cherne, Leo
  • Children's Day Nurseries in Israel
  • Christian Action
  • Ciardi, John
1 35 Cincinnati Art Museum, 1951-1961
1 36 City Art Museum of St. Louis - Coluccini Giuliano Artigiano Formatore, 1950-1968
  • City Art Museum of St. Louis
  • Clemson College
  • Cleveland Center for the Arts
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Clifford, Henry
  • Coder Taylor Associates, Architects, Engineers, Planners
  • Cogniat, Raymond
  • Cohen, Alma
  • Cohen, Mortimer J.
  • Cohen, Samuel M.
  • Cohen, Mr.
  • Colgate University
  • College Art Association
  • Colp, Ralph
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (CBS)
  • Coluccini Giuliano Artigiano Formatore
1 37 Columbia University, 1949-1969
1 38 Comay, Michael and Joan - Contact, 1952-1967
  • Comay, Michael and Joan
  • Comité du Monument de la Légion d'Honneur et de la Colonne de la Grande Armée
  • Conference on the Status of Soviet Jews
  • Congregation Beth-El (Philadelphia)
  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (New York)
  • Congregation Ohabai Sholom (Nashville)
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom (Waco, TX)
  • Congregation Shaare Zedek (Southfield, MI)
  • Congrés pour la Liberté de la Culture
  • Congress for Jewish Culture
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Contact
1 39 Contemporary Arts Association of Houston, Inc. - Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc., 1943-1962
  • Contemporary Arts Association of Houston, Inc.
  • Cook, Mr.
  • Cook, Edith Valet
  • Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc.
1 40 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1951-1969
1 41 Coreos, Josie - Costa, Ernest, 1952-1962
  • Coreos, Josie
  • Cornell Forum
  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Costa, Ernest
1 42 Courtois, Jenny, 1945-1955
1 43 Couturier, Marie-Alain - Cowles, Fleur, 1948-1961
  • Couturier, Marie-Alain
  • Couzijn, W.
  • Cowles, Fleur
1 44 Cowles, John and Betty, 1955-1963
1 45 Creative Arts Gallery - Cunliffe, Marcus, Mitzi, and Antonia, 1945-1967
  • Creative Arts Gallery
  • Crockwell, Douglass
  • Cross, Christopher
  • Crown Publishers, Inc.
  • Cunliffe, Marcus, Mitzi, and Antonia
1 46 Curt Valentin Gallery, 1951-1955
1 47 Dade, Philip L. - Darsky, Mr., 1952-1967
  • Dade, Philip L.
  • Dagblad de Tijd
  • Dallek, Godfrey H.
  • Dalsace, Jean and Annie
  • Dalsheimer, Helen M.
  • Dambek, Blanche
  • Daniel, Eve
  • Darsky, Mr.
1 48 Davidson, Abraham A. - De Noto, Joseph, 1945-1967
  • Davidson, Abraham A.
  • Davis, A. R.
  • Davis, Richard S. and Phyllis
  • Day, Faith
  • D Contemporary Paintings
  • Déchelette
  • de Creeft, José
  • De Dublé, Mercedes García Huidobro
  • de Hauke, C.
  • de Henriquez, Alfonso and Marta
  • Delbanco, Kurt
  • de Menil
  • Democratic Party, Artists and Performers National Committee
  • de Noailles, Marie Laure
  • De Noto, Joseph
1 49 DePauw University - Deutsch, Armand S., 1947-1968
  • DePauw University
  • de Ruyter, O.
  • de Sola Pool, D.
  • Deutsch, Armand S.
1 50 Devémy, Jean, 1954-1955
1 51 Dickinson, Edwin - Drummond, Janet Hickey, 1947-1970
  • Dickinson, Edwin
  • Dickson, Louise M.
  • Dietrich, Volkmar
  • Dilia Czechoslovak Theatrical and Literary Agency
  • Direction Générale des Arts et des Lettres
  • Dissent
  • Djambatan, Ltd.
  • Dobkin, Eliahu
  • Documenta
  • Dominique, M. C.
  • Donohoe, Miss
  • Dorekens, Guy
  • Doren, Daniel
  • Doris Weiner Gallery
  • Dorra, Henry
  • Dowling, Robert W.
  • Downtown Gallery
  • Dreyfuss, Henry
  • Drummond, Janet Hickey
1 52-53 Dubaut, Pierre, 1950-1966
2 Folders
1 54 Dubuffet, Jean - Edward MacDowell Association, Inc., 1949-1968
  • Dubuffet, Jean
  • Duda, Martha
  • Duluth Herald and Duluth News-Tribune
  • Duvkin, Elijah
  • East Cleveland Museum Galleries
  • Ecuador, Republic of
  • Edelstein, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
  • Éditions d'Art Albert Skira
  • Éditions des Trois Collines
  • Editions Mozaika
  • Edward MacDowell Association, Inc.
Box Folder
2 1 Eero Saarinen and Associates, 1952-1961
2 2 Eitner, Lorenz - Emery, George L., 1949-1964
  • Eitner, Lorenz
  • Elgozy, Georges
  • Elias, Arthur
  • Ellerbe and Company, Architects and Engineers
  • Ellison, Fanny McConnell
  • Elsen, Albert
  • Emery, George L.
2 3 Emery Memorial, 1956-1960
2 4 Engle, Karen - Eytan, Walter, 1943-1967
  • Engle, Karen
  • English, Virginia Shaw
  • Enrico Glicenstein Memorial Committee
  • Ente Manifestzioni Milanesi
  • Ente Nazionale per la Protezione e l'Assinstenza dei Sordomuti
  • Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
  • Errera, Paul L.
  • Essex Arts
  • Everett Rassiga, Inc.
  • Experiment in International Living
  • Eytan, Walter
2 5 Fairmount Park Art Association (Philadelphia), 1950-1961
2 6 Farber, Dorothy - F. Delius, 1952-1967
  • Farber, Dorothy
  • Farmer, Walter I.
  • Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc.
  • Farruggio, Ella Brouner and Remo
  • Fauvre, Janine
  • Favre, Lucien and Fela
  • Fayer, Alfred
  • F. Delius (F. Delius Giese)
2 7 Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, Inc. - Finch College Museum of Art, 1928-1970
  • Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, Inc.
  • Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc.
  • Feigner, John S.
  • Feinberg, Charles E.
  • Feinberg, Howard and Janet
  • Feinberg, Margaret V.
  • Feininger, Mr. and Mrs. Lyonel
  • Felix Landau Gallery
  • Fernand Hazan Éditeur
  • Ferntree, J.
  • Féron, Louis
  • Ferrole, Riccardo
  • Festival Foundation, Inc.
  • Fields, Mitchell
  • Finch College Museum of Art
2 8 Fine Arts Associates/Otto Gerson Gallery, Inc., 1955-1962
2 9 Fink, Frances S. - Fondation Neérlandaise des Artes Plastiques, 1948-1969
  • Fink, Frances S.
  • Finkelstein, Louis
  • Finocchiaro, Santo
  • Fischbach, John A.
  • Fischer, Harry
  • Fischer, Leo
  • Fischl, Bob
  • Fleisig, Edith Lipchitz
  • Floch, Joseph (photocopies)
  • Fogel, Howard H.
  • Folkes, Peter L.
  • Follett Publishing Company
  • Fondation Neérlandaise des Artes Plastiques
2 10 Fonderia d'Arte Vignali and Tommasi/Fonderia d'Arte Luigi Tommasi Pietrasanta, 1963-1970
2 11 Ford Foundation - Foy, Hans, 1942-1966
  • Ford Foundation
  • Ford, Monsieur
  • Foret, E.
  • Fortess, Karl E.
  • Fort Worth Art Center
  • Forum Gallery, Inc.
  • Foshko, Josef
  • Fox, William
  • Foy, Hans
2 12 France, Republic of, 1944-1963
  • Conseiller Culturale
  • Délégation du Gouvernment Provisoire
  • Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale
  • Ministère de Affaires Étrangère
2 13 Francion, L. - Franklin and Marshall College, 1951-1970
  • Francion, L.
  • Francis Pratt, Inc., Primitive, Oriental, Modern Art
  • Franck, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
  • Franco-American Audio-Visual Distribution Center, Inc.
  • Franconia College
  • Frank, Mary
  • Frank Perls Gallery (Los Angeles)
  • Frank, Peter
  • Franklin and Marshall College
2 14 Franzheim, Kenneth, 1952
2 15 Fratelli Fabbri Editori - Fry, Edward, 1943-1968
  • Fratelli Fabbri Editori
  • Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., Publishers
  • Freedman, Adele
  • Freeman, Mr.
  • French Art Theatre, Inc.
  • Frenkel and Co., Inc., Insurance
  • Freud, Henry
  • Friedman, Frances
  • Fry, Edward
2 16 Fry, Varian and Annette, 1944-1967
2 17 Fuchs, Gunter - Galerie M. Rousso, 1948-1975
  • Fuchs, Gunter
  • Funk and Wagnalls Company
  • Furman, Joyce
  • Gagnon, Charles Eugene
  • Galante, Francesco
  • Galdikas, A.
  • Gale Research Company
  • Galerie Abel Rosenberg
  • Galerie Chalette
  • Galerie Claude Bernard
  • Galerie de France
  • Galerie Jeanne Bucher
  • Galerie Kamer
  • Galerie Louis Carré
  • Galerie M. Rousso
2 18 Galleria del Levante - Gash, Frederick, 1949-1971
  • Galleria del Levante
  • Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (Rome)
  • Gallery of Jewish Art, Inc.
  • Gallup, Donald
  • Gamzu, H.
  • Ganymed Press
  • Garaventa, Lorenzo
  • Garramone, Joseph
  • Garti, Tess
  • Gash, Frederick
2 19 Gaspard, Leo, 1959-1963
2 20 Gaugh, Harry F. - George M. Juergens Objets d'Art, 1958-1968
  • Gaugh, Harry F.
  • Gaynor, Lynda
  • Geilfus, Frèdèric
  • Geinhers, Charles
  • Geist, Sidney
  • Gemeente Musea Amsterdam
  • Gemeentemuseum Arnheim
  • Genauer, Emily
  • George Braziller, Inc.
  • George M. Juergens Objets d'Art
2 21 George, Waldemar, 1950-1964
2 22 Georges-Michel, Michel - Goldwater, Robert J., 1943-1964
  • Georges-Michel, Michel
  • Geraty, Christopher J.
  • Germain, Walter
  • Gertz, Ulrich
  • Gilber, Miss
  • Gilbert, Lynn
  • Gildesgame, Leon L.
  • Gittlitz, David L.
  • Godenne, Ghislaine D.
  • Goldberger, Blanche
  • Golden, Catherine
  • Goldhaft, Arthur D.
  • Goldman, Elaine
  • Goldring, Maurice H.
  • Goldstein, Arnold L.
  • Goldwater, Robert J.
2 23 Goll, Claire - Goodspeed, Betsy, 1944-1968
  • Goll, Claire
  • Goodman, Moshe
  • Goodman, Nelson
  • Goodman, Percival
  • Goodson-Todman Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Goodspeed, Betsy
2 24 Goodwin, Philip L., 1943-1954
2 25 Gordon, Leah - Greenburgh Hebrew Center (Dobbs Ferry, NY), 1943-1972
  • Gordon, Leah
  • Gorin, Bart
  • Goutal
  • Graham
  • Graham, Elaine
  • Grailville
  • Granville-Jackson, Alastair
  • Gray, Camilla
  • Green, John
  • Greenberg, Casserell
  • Greenberg, David
  • Greenberg, Joel
  • Greenburgh District No. 8 Parent-Teacher Association (White Plains, NY)
  • Greenburgh Hebrew Center (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
2 26 Greene, Marie Zoe Mercier, 1956-1968
2 27 Greenwich Gallery - Guerry, George P., 1926-1967
  • Greenwich Gallery
  • Grippe, Peter
  • Gris, Josette
  • Gris, Juan
  • Gris, Nato
  • Gritchenko, Alexis
  • Groner, Duncan
  • Grosman, Tatyana and Maurice
  • Gross, Chaim
  • Grossman, Isidore
  • Grossman, Mrs.
  • Groupe O
  • Gruzan, Jordan L.
  • Grèguen, Pierre
  • Guèdenet, Pierre
  • Guerry, George P.
2 28 Gutnayer, Josef-Marion, Henry and Yvonne - Hammacher, R., 1949-1972
  • Gutnayer, Josef-Marion, Henry, and Yvonne
  • Haarlem, Municipality of, Committee of Advice for the Monumental Arts
  • Hadassah
  • Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Haines, Lundberg and Waehler, Architects
  • Halberstadt, James
  • Halter, Mrs. Joseph
  • Halton family
  • Hamburg, Beryl
  • Hammacher, A. M.
  • Hammacher, R.
2 29 Hammer Galleries - Harrison, Ellen, 1944-1969
  • Hammer Galleries
  • Hammond, Brian
  • The Hampton Day School (NY)
  • Händler, Gerhard
  • Haney, George J.
  • Hanks, Nancy
  • Hanon, Jean
  • Haral, Bob
  • Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson, Architects
  • Harding, Helen Mary
  • Hari, Kenenth
  • Harold J. Smith Adjusters, Inc.
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Harrison and Abramovitz, Architects
  • Harrison, Bebe
  • Harrison, Ellen
2 30 Harry A. Franklin Gallery - Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc., 1951-1969
  • Harry A. Franklin Gallery
  • Harry N. Abrams Incorporated
  • Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc.
2 31 Harvard University - Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, 1953-1967
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum
2 32 Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia) - Havey, Marguerite, 1957-1968
  • Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia)
  • Hastings-on-Hudson, Board of Education (NY)
  • Hastings-on-Hudson, Village of (NY)
  • Hastings Creative Arts Council, Inc. (NY)
  • Hastings, Sandra
  • Haupt, William
  • Hausch, W. G.
  • Havey, Marguerite
2 33 Hay, Gyorgy [nephew] and Svetlana, 1959-1967
2 34 Hebrew Home for the Aged - Hill, Clinton, 1943-1967
  • Hebrew Home for the Aged
  • Hebrew Teachers College
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hélion, Jean
  • Henning, Mr.
  • Henrietta M. Schumm
  • Herbert, Robert L.
  • Herman, Leon
  • Herndon, Venable and Ursule
  • Hesperia Art
  • Heyer, George
  • HIAS-JCA Emigration Association
  • Hill, Claude
  • Hill, Clinton
2 35 Hillside Elementary School (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) - Hooper, Mrs. Arthur, 1952-1972
  • Hillside Elementary School (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
  • Hinkhouse, F. M.
  • Hirsh, Pauline
  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H. and Olga
  • Hofstra College
  • Hohnsbeen, John
  • Holden, Jessica
  • Hollander Workshop Gallery
  • Holzinger, Margit
  • Homburger, Freddy and Gin
  • Hooper, Mrs. Arthur
2 36 Hope, Henry R. and Sally, 1950-1955
2 37 Hornik, Marcel P. - Indiana University, 1946-1961
  • Hornik, Marcel P.
  • Hudson, Cecil
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Humphrey, Hubert H.
  • Huntington Township Art League (NY)
  • Hurleigh, Jan
  • Ilin, Ephraim
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design
  • I. M. Pei and Associates, Architects and Planners
  • Inaugural Committee 1961
  • Indiana University
2 38-39 Ingersoll, R. Sturgis, 1946-1973
2 Folders
2 40 Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) - International House-New York, 1944-1969
  • Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston)
  • Institute of Design [formerly School of Design in Chicago]
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Association of Plastic Arts
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • International Congress on Religion, Architecture and the Visual Arts
  • International Exhibitions Foundation
  • International House-New York
2 41 International Rescue Committee, 1945-1968
2 42 International Synagogue (John F. Kennedy Airport, NY) - Israel Museum, 1955-1972
  • International Synagogue (John F. Kennedy Airport, NY)
  • Iona Appeal Trust
  • Iona Community
  • Isaacson, Philip M.
  • Ish-Shalom, M.
  • Israel Artists and Sculptors Association, Jerusalem Artists
  • Israel Bonds
  • Israel Museum
2 43 Italy, Il Ministro della Publica Istruzione - Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1944-1973
  • Italy, Il Ministro della Publica Istruzione
  • Izdebsky, Vladimir
  • Jackson, Sarah
  • Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation
  • Jaffe, Benjamin
  • Jaffe, L.
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Jaffin, George M.
  • Jafke, Orville
  • Jane Wade Ltd.
  • Jannoley, Adeline
  • Jensen, Henry G.
  • Jewish Community Center of Baltimore
  • Jewish Community Center of Detroit
  • Jewish Community Center of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
  • Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles
  • Jewish Labor Committee, Women's Division, New York Region
  • Jewish Museum
  • Jewish Standard
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
2 44 Jobling, Peter - Junior League of Tarrytown (NY), 1945-1970
  • Jobling, Peter
  • John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art
  • John P. Streb, Real Estate, Insurance
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Johnston College
  • Johnston, Stephen
  • Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection
  • Joseph L. Shapiro Co., Inc.
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Julien Levy Gallery
  • Junior League of Mount Kisco, New York, Inc.
  • Junior League of Tarrytown (NY)
2 45 Kahnweiler, Daniel-Henry - Katonah Gallery, 1947-1971
  • Kahnweiler, Daniel-Henry
  • Kamer, Henri
  • Kampleman family
  • Kan, Dora
  • Kaplan, Alex
  • Kaplan, J. M.
  • Karsh, Yousuf and Estrella
  • Kasser Foundation
  • Katonah Gallery
2 46 Kaufman, Joseph B. - Kolin, Berthe, 1942-1970
  • Kaufman, Joseph B.
  • Kaufmann, Edgar
  • Kayden, Herbert J.
  • Keating, Bert M.
  • Kennedy Memorial Committee
  • Keren Ha'Yesod
  • Kitroskaya, G. V.
  • Konecky, Cyrena
  • Kessler, Seymour M.
  • Kieslet, Frederick J.
  • King, Mr. and Mrs. George Bernard
  • Klein, Elaine A.
  • Kligfeld, Bernard
  • Knight, Mr.
  • Kohn, Hans
  • Kolin, Berthe
2 47 Kollek, Theodore, 1961-1974
2 48 Koras, George - Laiken, Henry, 1952-1972
  • Koras, George
  • Koskenmaki, Joyce
  • Koussevitzky, Olga
  • Kramarsky, Mrs.
  • Kramer, Olga
  • Kramer, Robert William Mordecai
  • Kramer, William
  • Kriesberg, Liz and Ruth Miller
  • Kroll, Leon and Florence
  • Kuh, Katharine
  • Kunsthaus Zürich/Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Kurz, Barbara
  • Laiken, Henry
Box Folder
3 1-2 Landau, Gregorio, 1947-1969
2 Folders
3 3 Lane, Alvin S. - La Revenaude, Annette, 1954-1969
  • Lane, Alvin S.
  • Lang, Joseph
  • Langley, Martina
  • Langsner, Jules
  • Lanagton, Basil
  • Langworthy, Philip B.
  • Lannelongue, Janine, Jean, and Michel
  • LAR Art Objects
  • La Revenaude, Annette
3 4-5 Larrea, Juan and Marianne, 1943-1972
2 Folders
3 6 La Salle College - Leuvens Unversitair Kunstcentrum, 1945-1972
  • La Salle College
  • Lasker, Mary
  • Lavaud, Bernard
  • Lawrence, Michael
  • Lawson, Mr.
  • League for Mutual Aid
  • Lecoque
  • Ledoyen, A.
  • Lee, Mildred S.
  • Lee, Robert
  • Leech, Mary V.
  • Leeman, Irving
  • Lefebvre-Foinet, Lucien
  • Lejwa, Arthur S.
  • Lemaire, Eleanor
  • Le Meé, J. M.
  • Lennon family
  • Leofanti, Gene
  • Leuvens Unversitair Kunstcentrum
3 7 Levering, Robert K. - Lincombe Lodge Research Center, 1947-1970
  • Levering, Richard K.
  • Levin, Elliott
  • Levine, Miriam
  • Lewin, Henry
  • Lhote, André
  • Liaison des Artes
  • Liberty Park Advisory Council (Los Angeles)
  • Licht, Ira
  • Limbour, Georges
  • Lincombe Lodge Research Center
3 8 Lipchitz, Yulla, 1946-1964
3 9 Lissim, Simon - Luski, Sonia, 1947-1968
  • Lissim, Simon
  • Loeb, Marjorie
  • London County Council
  • London, I.
  • Long Island Arts Center, Inc.
  • Lord, James
  • Los Angeles County Museum
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Low, Claire B. and Frank H.
  • Lowenthal, Anne F.
  • Lucien Goldschmidt Rare and Fine Books, Prints and Drawings
  • Luis, José
  • Lusker, Louise Ganter
  • Luski, Sonia
3 10 Lynn Farnol Group - Marks, Hylda Rose, 1943-1967
  • Lynn Farnol Group Public Relations and Information Programs
  • Lyon, Emile
  • Lyons, Leonard
  • Lyons, Sylvia
  • Magazine of Art
  • Magill, James P. and Ruth
  • Magriel, Paul
  • Mahlow, Dieter
  • Maison Nationale de Retraite des Peintres, Sculpteurs et Graveurs
  • Makler Gallery
  • Mandel
  • Mandel, Edna Horne
  • Manfred, Ernest Fred
  • Mankato High School (MN)
  • Marc Vaux, Photographer
  • Markell, Ellis M.
  • Marks, Hylda Rose
3 11 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc./Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., 1957-1966
Oversized material housed in OV 11, F2
3 12 Marner, Emily - McGlynn, Thomas, 1944-1972
  • Marner, Emily
  • Marsh, Mrs. E.
  • Martens, Michael
  • Martha Jackson Gallery
  • Martin, Helen
  • Maslon, Lillian
  • Mason, John
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massimino, Loni Ann
  • Master Drawings Association, Inc.
  • Mathey, Jacques
  • Mathias, Mr.
  • Matisse, Pierre
  • May, A. Wilfred
  • May, Morton D.
  • Mayer, Carl
  • Mazer, William
  • McBride, Mr.
  • MCA
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • McCollester, Roxane
  • McGlynn, Thomas
3 13 Mechem, Margaret - Metcalf, Addison M., 1950-1969
  • Mechem, Margaret
  • Meed, Mrs.
  • Meisner, Mr. and Mrs. Joel M.
  • Melekian, S.
  • Mellow, James K.
  • Melquist, Jéròme
  • Mendelsohn, Eric
  • Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. (NY)
  • Merinoff, Dmitry
  • Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Inc.
  • Metcalf, Addison M.
3 14 Metropolitan Educational Television Association, Incorporated - Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951-1972
  • Metropolitan Educational Television Association, Incorporated
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 15 Michigan State University, Kresge Art Center Gallery - Morganthau, Aline, 1944-1972
  • Michigan State University, Kresge Art Center Gallery
  • Mickelson, Elmer
  • Mietek, S.
  • Mikoláš, Ch.
  • Mikoláš, Karel
  • Milch, Peggy Westbury
  • Milich, Carla
  • Mindlin, Henrique E.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minneapolis School of Art
  • Mishkan Le'Omanut, Museum of Art, Ein Harod
  • Mission of Israel
  • M. Knoedler and Co., Inc.
  • Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Model, Elisabeth
  • Modern Art Foundry, Inc.
  • Moller, Betty
  • Monaco, Principality of
  • Monde Publishers, Inc.
  • Montclair High School (NJ)
  • Morales, Miguel G.
  • Morganthau, Aline
3 16 Morley, Charles L. - Musée "Beit Uri et Rami Nechustan,," 1942-1970
  • Morley, Charles L.
  • Moro, Francis and Thomas
  • Morris and Son Construction Corp.
  • Morris Gallery
  • Mose, Carl C.
  • Moskof, Martin Stephen
  • Mosman, Mr.
  • Moteo
  • Mott, Hanno
  • Mozer, Helen and Bill
  • M. R. Schweitzer, Art Dealer - Appraiser
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
  • Murphy, Jo Anne
  • Musée "Beit Uri et Rami Nechustan"
3 17 Musée Bourdelle, 1959-1964
3 18 Musée Cantini - Musée de l'Homme, 1946-1967
  • Musée Cantini
  • Musée Châtelain
  • Musée d'Art Contemporain, Skopjie (Macedonia)
  • Musée de l'Homme
3 19 Musée National d'Arte Moderne (Paris), 1947-1964
3 20 Musée Rodin - Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas), 1955-1961
  • Musée Rodin
  • Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas)
3 21 Museum am Ostwall - Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, 1951-1966
  • Museum am Ostwall
  • Museum Bredius
  • Museum Leverkusen
  • Museum of African Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Houston
3 22-23 Museum of Modern Art, 1942-1967
2 Folders
3 24 Museum of Primitive Art, 1964
3 25 Museum voor Land-en Volkendunde - National Association of Women Artists, Inc., 1945-1968
  • Museum voor Land-en Volkendunde
  • Myerson-Grant, Bess
  • Nadelman, Eugene
  • Nadelman, Viola
  • Naef, Hans
  • Namir, Mordechai
  • Nannucci, Maruizio
  • Nathan, Fritz
  • Nathan, Helmuth and Irene
  • Nathan, Karl
  • National Academy [of Design] School of Fine Arts
  • National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
3 26 National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC), 1957-1966
3 27 National Council for U. S. Art, Inc. - National Historic Shrines Foundation, Inc., 1943-1970
  • National Council for U. S. Art, Inc.
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
  • National Educational Television
  • National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
  • National Historic Shrines Foundation, Inc.
3 28-29 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1961-1967
2 Folders
3 30 National Jewish Welfare Board - New Sculpture Group, 1943-1972
  • National Jewish Welfare Board
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Westchester Chapter
  • Nebenzahl, Yitzhak Ernst
  • Nederlandse Kunststichting
  • Neiman-Marcus
  • Neumann, Hans H.
  • Neumann, J. B.
  • Newark Museum
  • Newfield, John
  • New Gallery
  • Newhouse, Caroline
  • Newman, Hélène S.
  • Newman, Nancy C.
  • Newman, Sam B.
  • New Road - Novy Pout
  • New Rochelle Water Company
  • New School for Social Research
  • New Sculpture Group
3 31 New York City Community College - Niemeyer, Oscar, 1942-1970
  • New York City Community College
  • New York City, Department of Public Works
  • New York Guild for the Jewish Blind
  • New York Herald Tribune
  • New York Post
  • New York Psychoanalytic Institute
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
  • New York Times
  • New York University
  • Nicolas, J.
  • Niemeyer, Oscar
3 32 Noailles, Charles de, Viscount (photocopies), 1927-1931
3 33 Northside Center for Child Development, Inc. - Nubgaard, Betty, 1961-1969
  • Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
  • Noyes, Eliot, Jr.
  • Nubgaard, Betty
3 34 Oberlin College, Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum - Otto Gerson Gallery, Inc., 1951-1967
  • Oberlin College, Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Observer (London)
  • O'Connor, Patricia
  • O'Connor and Kilham, Jr., Architects
  • L'Oeil Revue d'Art
  • Office National de Tourisme Hellenique
  • Oldham, Gail P.
  • Old Westbury Gardens, Inc.
  • Oliver, Katharine S.
  • Omaha National Bank
  • Orain, J.
  • Oram, Harold L.
  • Orion Press
  • Orswell, Lois
  • Oscar Meyer Antique Works of Art, Inc.
  • Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County
  • Otten, Albert
3 35-37 Owen, Jane Blaffer, circa 1950-1969
3 Folders
3 38 Ozenfant, Amèdèe - Passedoit, Georgette, 1945-1965
  • Ozenfant, Amèdèe
  • Pach, Walter
  • Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, Inc.
  • Pannaggi, Ivo
  • Pasaye, Michele
  • Passedoit, Georgette
3 39 Patai, Irene, 1961-1967
3 40 Pattison, Abbott - Peiser, Donald, 1953-1968
  • Pattison, Abbott
  • Paul F. Damaz, Architect
  • Paul Moro, Inc., Restorer of Paintings
  • Paul Rosenberg and Co.
  • Peiser, Donald
3 41 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1950-1968
3 42 Peridot Gallery - Philadelphia Museum College of Art, 1953-1968
  • Peridot Gallery
  • Perls Galleries (New York)
  • Perrine, A. J.
  • Persian Antique Gallery
  • Peter Marks Works of Art, Inc.
  • P. F. Collier and Son Corporation
  • Philadelphia, City of
  • Philadelphia Friends of Lubavitch
  • Philadelphia Museum College of Art
3 43-44 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-1968
2 Folders
3 45 Philadelphia Museum School of Art - Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1943-1967
Oversized material housed in OV 11, F3
3 46 Plass, Mrs. Webster - Portable Gallery Press, 1945-1970
  • Plass, Mrs. Webster
  • Play Schools Association Inc.
  • Pleiss, Margo
  • Poe, Barbara Reis
  • Pollack, Jack Harrison
  • Pomerance, Harriet and Leon
  • Pomerance and Breines Architects
  • Pomfret School
  • Portable Gallery Press
Box Folder
4 1 Portland Art Museum, 1950-1951
4 2 Portland Museum Art School - Ragon, Sara, 1944-1973
  • Portland Museum Art School
  • Powers, Judith
  • Praeger, B. M.
  • Pratt Institute
  • Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Primus Gallery
  • Princeton University, Art Museum
  • Prisme des Arts
  • Prochnik, Wit-Olaf
  • Pro Civitate Christiana
  • Provincetown Art Association Incorporated
  • Public Education Association
  • Purris, J. J.
  • Quamme, Norman
  • Racine Art Foundry
  • Racolin, Alexander E.
  • Rácz, Andre
  • Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study
  • Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française
  • Radziminski, Wayne Lee
  • Raemith, Waldemar
  • Rafi, Samir
  • Ragon, Sara
4 3 Rannit, Aleksis - Redstone, Louis G. and Ruth, 1952-1972
Oversized material housed in OV 11, F4
4 4 Refess-Remisoff, Michel and Hélène - Reform Jewish Appeal, 1954-1969
  • Refess-Remisoff, Michel and Hélène
  • Reform Jewish Appeal
4 5 Reis, Bernard and Becky; Reis, Barbara, 1952-1964
4 6 Rewald, John - Rienckens, Valentin, 1943-1969
  • Rewald, John
  • Rey, Sydor
  • Rhode Island School of Design, The Museum
  • Rice, Norman N.
  • Richter, Horace
  • Rienckens, Valentin
4 7 Rijksmuseum Kröller Muller Otterlo, 1953-1968
4 8 Rimberg, Herman - Rosch, Mrs. Samuel J., 1943-1970
  • Rimberg, Herman
  • Rina Gallery
  • Ringelheim, Paul H.
  • Ritter, Gladys
  • Robbins, Dorothy
  • Robinson, George F.
  • Rockefeller, Mrs. John D., III
  • Rockefeller, Mary C.
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Rodgers, William
  • Rodman, Selden
  • Romain Rolland Memorial Meeting
  • Rome, Harold
  • Ronnebeck, Arnold
  • Rood, Dorothy B. A.
  • Rosch, Mrs. Samuel J.
4 9 Rose, Billy - Rozran, Bernard W., 1950-1967
  • Rose, Billy
  • Rosen, Jack
  • Rosen, Samuel
  • Rosenbaum, Helen
  • Rosenberg, Natalie
  • Rosenberg, James N.
  • Rosenfeld, Louis
  • Rosenthal, Julius
  • Rosgate, Theodore
  • Ross, Gloria and Arthur
  • Roston, Arnold
  • Roth, Irene
  • Roth, Sanford H.
  • Rotsch, Kurt
  • Rousset, Robert
  • Rowlings, Arnie
  • Royal-Athena Galleries
  • Rozran, Bernard W.
4 10 Rubin, Samuel - R.V. Replogle and M. G. Barr, Designers and Directors of Apex, 1955-1964
  • Rubin, Samuel
  • Rubinow, Raymond S.
  • Rubinson, Nathan
  • Rubinstein, Marla
  • Rudier, G.
  • Rumsey, Claire
  • Ruslander, Selwyn D.
  • Russell, Dick and Steph
  • Russell, George
  • R.V. Replogle and M. G. Barr, Designers and Directors of Apex
4 11 Sadwith, Lucille - Sarah Lawrence College, 1951-1967
  • Sadwith, Lucille
  • Sahl, Hans
  • Saint Cloud State College
  • St. Joseph Museum
  • St. Paul Gallery and School of Art
  • Sts. John and Paul School (Larchmont, NH)
  • Salcius, Mr. A.
  • Salmony, Alfred
  • Sandberg, Willem
  • Sanders, P.
  • San Francisco Civic Center Plaza International Competition
  • San Francisco Museum of Art
  • Sarah Lawrence College
4 12 Scarsdale Studio Workshop - Schneersohn, I., 1957-1969
  • Scarsdale Studio Workshop (NY)
  • Scarsdale Synagogue (NY)
  • Scarsdale Woman's Club (NY)
  • Schaap, Adolf
  • Schack, William
  • Schalz, Belle K.
  • Schapiro, Meyer and Lillian
  • Schendel, Jim
  • Scher, Marie
  • Schmid, Elsa
  • Schneersohn, I.
4 13 Schneerson, Menachem M., 1959-1967
4 14 Schneid, Otto - Sculptors Guild, Incorporated, 1942-1966
  • Schneid, Otto
  • Schneider, Alexander
  • Schocken, Gidon
  • Schor, Ilya
  • Schuling, I. W.
  • Schwartz, Alan E.
  • Schwarz, Karl
  • Schweich, Albert
  • Schweicher, Curt
  • Schweighofer, F.
  • Schweinhage, Karin M. E.
  • Sculptors Guild, Incorporated
4 15 Seattle World's Fair - Sextant, Inc., 1944-1970
  • Seattle World's Fair
  • Seckler, Dorothy
  • Segel, Yonny
  • Segy Gallery
  • Seiden, Rudolph
  • Setterblad, Oscar
  • Sexology
  • Sextant, Inc.
4 16 Shapiro, Jessie - Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc., 1952-1969
  • Shapiro, Jessie
  • Shaw, Frederick W.
  • Shaye, Max M.
  • Sherer, Morris
  • Sherman, Devora
  • Sherod
  • Shikes, Peter B.
  • Shopen, Ken
  • Shore, Donald
  • Shorewood Publishers Inc.
  • Show
  • Sichel, Pierre
  • Sicilia, Salvatore
  • Sikkens Lakfabrieken
  • Silber, Zavel
  • Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc.
4 17 Simms, Carroll H. - Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1953-1970
  • Simms, Carroll H.
  • Sinai Temple (Los Angeles)
  • Singer, Herbert M.
  • Singer, Mimi
  • Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Architects/Engineers
  • Sleepy Hollow Restorations
  • Sloan, Mrs. N. P.
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates, Inc.
  • Smith, Jean Kennedy
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts
4 18 Smoter, Jerzy - Sonnenfeld, Otto, 1949-1968
  • Smoter, Jerzy
  • Soby, James T.
  • Sobsy, Cynthia
  • Société des Amis d'Yvan Goll
  • Société Radio-Canada
  • Society of Washington Artists
  • Soderberg, Ronald
  • Sofianopulo, Cesare
  • Solomon, Betty M.
  • Solomon, Gerald
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Sonnenberg, Benjamin
  • Sonnenfeld, Otto
4 19 Soula, Camille, 1951-1963
4 20 Southworth, June - Soyer, Raphael, 1962-1966
  • Southworth, June
  • Soyer, Raphael
4 21 Spaeth, Eloise, 1962-1964
4 22 Spalek, Paul - Stankiewicz, Richard, 1946-1971
  • Spalek, Paul
  • Spampinato, Mario
  • Spanish Refugee Aid, Inc.
  • Spanish Refugee Appeal
  • Spire Production Company
  • Spring, Betty
  • Spring, John C.
  • Springfield Art League (MA)
  • Squier, Jack
  • Stadt Duisberg Kunstmuseum
  • Stadt Köln
  • Stadtische Kunstsammlungen, Nuremberg
  • Städtisches Museum Wuppertal
  • Staempfli, George W.
  • Stankiewicz, Richard
4 23 Starrels, Joel and Celeste, 1958-1967
4 24 Starwood Corporation - Stavisky, Lotte, 1949-1964
  • Starwood Corporation
  • State of Israel Bonds
  • State of Israel Commemoration Dinner
  • State University of Iowa
  • Stavisky, Lotte
4 25 Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), 1955-1963
4 26 Stedelijk Museum "Het Prinsehof" (Delft) - Stephens, Jacqueline, 1928-1966
  • Stedelijk Museum "Het Prinsehof" (Delft)
  • Stedelijk van Abbe-museum (Eindhoven)
  • Steegmuller, Francis
  • Steendrukkerij de Jong and Co.
  • Stein, Gertrude (photocopies)
  • Stein, Jules
  • Steinbeck, Dietmar
  • Steinman, Mr. and Mrs.
  • Stephens College
  • Stephens, Jacqueline
4 27 Sterling, Friede and Bob - Tafel, Edgar, 1944-1966
  • Sterling, Friede and Bob
  • Stern, Herbert
  • Stern, Louis E.
  • Stern, Simone
  • Streeter, Tal
  • Strutz, Henry
  • Stuart Art Gallery
  • Sunday Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)
  • Sweeney, James Johnson
  • Swet, Gershon
  • Tacha, Athena C.
  • Tafel, Edgar
4 28 Taft, Robert, Jr., 1957-1960
4 29 Talner, Gabrielov, 1948
4 30 Tamarind Lithography Workshops, Inc., 1962-1969
4 31 Tasutzky, Boris - Teochita, Inc., Pre-Columbian Art, 1952-1968
  • Tasutzky, Boris
  • Tate Gallery
  • Taylor, Larry P.
  • Taylor, Sandra
  • Tell, Philip
  • Teller, Walter Magnes
  • Temerman, Nadia
  • The Temple (Cleveland)
  • Temple Beth El (Flint, MI)
  • Temple B'nai Sholom
  • Temple Emanu-el of Long Beach (NY)
  • Temple Israel (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
  • Temple Israel of Northern Westchester (NY)
  • Temple Sinai of Bergen County (NJ)
  • Tenenbaum, Sheu
  • Teochita, Inc., Pre-Columbian Art
4 32 Thaler, Pat - Tishman, Ruth W., 1945-1964
  • Thaler, Pat
  • Thalheimer, Lilyan J.
  • Thannhauser, Justin K.
  • Thebault, Janine
  • Thebault, P. F.
  • Theodor Herzl Institute
  • This Week Magazine
  • Thomas, Steffen
  • Thompson, G. David
  • Thompson, Gladys
  • Ticho, Anna
  • Tillinghast, Caroline and Frank
  • Time
  • Times Herald Record (Middletown, NY)
  • Tishman, Paul
  • Tishman, Ruth W.
4 33 Tobak, David - Tovish, Harold, 1952-1972
  • Tobak, David
  • Tobias, Frances
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Tombeau du Martyr Juif Inconnu
  • Tommasi, Paolo
  • Tompkins, Alfred E.
  • Tournai [Belgium], Municipality of
  • Tovish, Harold
4 34 Trepuk, Albert O. - Union of Hebrew American Congregations, Commission on Synagogue Administration, 1947-1973
  • Trepuk, Albert O.
  • Trier, Eduard
  • Trotsky, Hélène
  • Trumbull Jewish Community Group (CT)
  • Tuchman, Mr.
  • Tucker, Jean S.
  • Tung Hsun-Chung
  • Turnbull, Grace H.
  • Turn Toward Peace, New England Regional Office
  • l'Union des Artistes, Centenaire Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Union des Sociétés Juives de France
  • Union of Hebrew American Congregations, Commission on Synagogue Administration
4 35 United Church Board for Homeless Ministries - University of California, 1942-1970
  • United Church Board for Homeless Ministries
  • United Church of Christ (Philadelphia)
  • United Hebrew Congregation (St. Louis)
  • United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Presbyterian Church
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Information Agency
  • United States Treasury Department
  • United States War Information Office
  • United States War Production Board
  • Universal Limited Art Editions
  • University of California
4 36-37 University of California, Los Angeles, Art Galleries, 1960-1967
2 Folders
4 38 University of Chicago - University of Kansas, Museum of Art, 1946-1963
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas, Museum of Art
4 39-40 University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1961-1969
2 Folders
Oversized material housed in OV 11, F5
4 41 University of Oregon - University of Pennsylvania, 1950-1970
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
4 42-43 University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, 1951-1972
2 Folders
4 44 University of St. Thomas (Houston) - Vacheron, Edilbert Z., 1953-1969
  • University of St. Thomas (Houston)
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Uris Building Corporation
  • Uzielli, Mrs. Giorgio
  • Vacheron, Edilbert Z.
4 45 Valentin, Curt, Estate of, 1954-1955
4 46 Van Bork, Bert, 1960-1966
4 47 Vancouver Art Gallery - Vermont Marble Company, 1951-1969
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • van der Blij, K. J.
  • van der Marck, J.H.M.
  • van der Wal, G.
  • van Leyden, Karin
  • Van Waveren, Godfried
  • Varèse, Edgard
  • Varkell, Paul
  • Vaughn, Rosa E.
  • Verdel, A.
  • Verhagen, Joep
  • Verlag Kurt Desch München
  • Vermont Marble Company
4 48 Victor Kamkin, Inc. Bookstore - Vilven, Marsha L., 1945-1963
  • Victor Kamkin, Inc. Bookstore
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • View
  • Villanueva, Carlos Raúl
  • Vilven, Marsha L.
4 49 Vincent G. Kling and Associates, 1966-1972
4 50 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Waits, Don, 1945-1967
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Vizer, Mr.
  • Vogel, Virginia Booth
  • Vogue
  • Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc.
  • Waits, Don
4 51 Walker Art Center, 1954-1964
Box Folder
5 1 Walker Foundation - Weill, Erna, 1948-1969
  • Walker Foundation
  • Walker, Maynard
  • Wall Street Synagogue
  • Walters Art Gallery
  • Warren, Katherine
  • Warshaw, Howard
  • Warszawski, Marie
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Washton, Rose-Carol
  • Watson, Thomas J., Jr.
  • Waxman, Bertha B.
  • W. B. Yeats Memorial Committee
  • WCAU-TV 10
  • W. C. Cox and Company
  • Webb, Aline
  • Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited
  • Weil, Florence
  • Weill, Erna
5 2 Weiner, Aline - Welton Becket and Associates, Architects, Engineers, 1945-1970
  • Weiner, Aline
  • Weiner, Egon
  • Weiner, Lillian
  • Weiner, Martin
  • Weiner, Norman and Eugenia
  • Weiner, Ted
  • Weintraub Gallery
  • Weisman, David
  • Weiss, Florence
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Welton Becket and Associates, Architects, Engineers
5 3 Weng, Siegfried R. - White, Robert W., 1944-1966
  • Weng, Siegfried R.
  • Wenger, J.
  • Werner, Alfred
  • Westchester Art Society (NY)
  • Westchester Arts and Crafts Guild (NY)
  • Westchester Co., Commissioner of Jurors (NY)
  • Westchester Day School (NY)
  • Westchester Reform Temple (Hartsdale, NY)
  • Westheim, Raul
  • WGBH-FM and WGBH-TV (Cambridge, MA)
  • White House
  • White, Robert W.
5 4 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1945-1964
5 5 Wholden, Rosalind G. - William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, 1952-1972
  • Wholden, Rosalind G.
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who in America
  • Wichita State University
  • Wiggins, Jim
  • Wilber, Thomas Brown
  • Willard, Charlotte
  • Willard Gallery
  • William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts
5 6 Williams, Jack and Zeta - Wookey, Richard H., 1943-1966
  • Williams, Jack and Zeta
  • Willis, Mrs. John T.
  • Wills, Frances
  • Wilson, Helen
  • Wines, James
  • Winnepeg Art Gallery Association/Winnepeg Art Gallery
  • Wittenborn, George
  • Wittlich, Peter
  • Women for Peace
  • Wookey, Richard H.
5 7 Worcester Art Museum, 1943-1967
5 8 World Federation of the Bergen-Belson Associations, Inc. - WUHY-FM (Philadelphia), 1956-1965
  • World Federation of the Bergen-Belson Associations, Inc.
  • World House
  • WRCV (Philadelphia)
  • W. R. Keating and Company
  • W. S. Budworth and Son, Inc.
  • WUHY-FM (Philadelphia)
5 9 Wurtzburger, Alan and Janet - Yale Literary Magazine, 1952-1967
  • Wurtzburger, Alan and Janet
  • Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company
  • Yale Literary Magazine
5 10 Yale University - Yale University Art Gallery, 1946, undated
  • Yale University
  • Yale University Art Gallery
5 11 Yamasaki, Minoru - Ysla, Pedro and Gloria, 1944-1969
  • Yamasaki, Minoru
  • Yamin, Martina
  • Yarre, L.
  • Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • YKUF Art Section
  • Yonkers Art Association
  • Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association
  • Young, Philip A.
  • Youth Aliyah and Fellowship in Israel for Arab-Jewish Youth
  • Ysla, Pedro and Gloria
5 12 Zabriskie, Fanny and Vic - Zymet, Carl L., 1952-1972
  • Zabriskie, Fanny and Vic
  • Zach, Jan
  • Zacks, Samuel J.
  • Zajac, A.
  • Zborowski-Bonat, Josephine
  • Zeisler, Richard S.
  • Zuck, Tom
  • Zucker, Henry L.
  • Zymet, Carl L.
5 13 Unidentified (Alfredo - Frankie), 1958-1972
  • Alfredo
  • Alice K.
  • André
  • Claire
  • Emilia
  • Falya
  • Falya and Nina
  • Frankie
5 14 Unidentified (Gertrude and Bill - Marc), 1952-1972
  • Gertrude and Bill
  • Gigi
  • Giorgio
  • Gottfried and Tutti
  • Jane
  • Jane and Tom
  • Janine
  • Jean
  • Jo
  • Joe
  • Joel
  • John
  • Johnnie
  • Libby and Louis
  • Marc
5 15 Unidentified (Marie-Eve - Natasha), 1954-1964
  • Marie-Eve
  • Marjo
  • Martin
  • Natasha
5 16 Unidentified (Nina - The Zs), 1959-1969
  • Nina
  • Nino and Marilyn
  • Oksana
  • Pablo
  • Paul
  • Pierre
  • Ray and M.L.S.
  • Sarah
  • Sidney
  • The Zs
5 17 Unidentified (Ami - To Whom it May Concern), 1942-1969
  • Ami
  • Chers
  • Cherie
  • Directeur et Ami
  • Monsieur le Directeur
  • Frau
  • Friends
  • Madame
  • Monsieur
  • Monsieur et Ami
  • Monsieur le President
  • Rabbi
  • Rebbe
  • Sisters and All Our Own
  • Sir
  • To Whom it May Concern
5 18 Drafts of Lipchitz's Letters (multiple letters per page), circa 1950s
  • Allen, Miss
  • Ambellan, Harold
  • Anderson, Mr.
  • Aronson, Prof.
  • Birchinsky, Mr.
  • Byron, Charles A. (Byron Gallery, Inc.)
  • Darland, Dr. R. W. (University of Minnesota, Duluth)
  • Edelsberg, Mr.
  • Fox, Mr.
  • Hills, Miss
  • Hursh, Mrs.
  • [Ingersoll], Sturgis
  • Jacobson, Mrs.
  • Karsh, Mrs.
  • Kling, Vincent
  • [Kollek], Teddy
  • Mackler, Paul and Hope (Makler Gallery)
  • Miró, Joan
  • Moore, Henry
  • Murphy, Chancellor
  • Picasso, Pablo
  • Redom, Miss
  • Rudeman, Mr.
  • Sandberg, Willem
  • Silverman, Rabbi
  • Sullivan, Dr.
  • Verder, André
  • Betty
  • David
  • Directeur et Ami
  • Fred
  • Gigi
  • Leonard
  • Lou
  • Philip
5 19 Illegible Signatures or Salutations, 1923-1972
5 20 Unsigned, circa 1940s
5 21 Fragments, 1956-1970
Box Folder
OV 11 1 Brandeis University, 1968
Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F24
OV 11 2 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc./Marlborough Fine Arts, Ltd., 1964
Oversized material scanned with Box 3, F11
OV 11 3 Philip Johnson Associates, 1960
Oversized material scanned with Box 3, F45
OV 11 4 Rechter Zarhy Architects, Peri Engineer, 1972
Oversized material scanned with Box 4, F3
OV 11 5 University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1964
Oversized material scanned with Box 4, F39

1.3: Diaries, 1940-1965

Eleven small pocket diaries contain very brief entries noting appointments and events, along with addresses and phone numbers, notes on expenses, and a few quick sketches.

Loose items found in the diaries are housed with the corresponding volumes in separate envelopes. This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
5 22 Volumes 1-5, 1940-1955
  • Volume 1: 1940
  • Volume 2: 1941
  • Volume 3: 1952
  • Volume 4: 1954
  • Volume 5: 1955
5 23 Volumes 6-8, 1956-1958
  • Volume 6: 1956
  • Volume 7: 1957
  • Volume 8: 1958
5 24 Volumes 9-11, 1961-1965
  • Volume 9: 1961
  • Volume 10: 1963
  • Volume 11: 1965

1.4: Writings, 1946-1965

Writings by Jacques Lipchitz include a notebook containing random notes on sculpture. The folder titled "Lists of Sculpture" includes a list of items lost in the 1952 fire that destroyed his East 23rd Street studio. Among the miscellaneous writings are short pieces and fragments about Rodin, William Zorach, Mary Frank, and Natan Rapoport; memories of Modigliani; articles and reflections on contemporary art and the church; and a completed questionnaire about The Struggle of Jacob with the Angel. Speeches, with the exception of a transcript of his talk with students at Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, March 12, 1965, are unidentified and undated.

Among the writings by other authors are catalog essays, student papers, and a speech about Lipchitz and his work. This series also includes transcripts and notes of interviews with Jacques Lipchitz.

A small number of writings, enclosed with letters, are scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.1). Most notable is "Homage to Jacques Lipchitz," a poem by John Ciardi, sent with his letter of June 18, 1958.

Lipchitz's own writings are categorized by type. Those by others are arranged alphabetically by author. This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
5 By Lipchitz
5 25 Artist's Statements, circa 1950s
5 26 List and Notes about Lipchitz Collection, circa 1940-1965
5 27 Lists of Sculpture, circa 1950s
5 28-29 Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1940-1965
2 Folders
5 30 Miscellaneous Writings (fragments), circa 1940-1965
5 31 Notebook, circa 1940-1965
5 32 Notes, circa 1940-1965
5 33 Speeches, 1965
5 34 By Other Authors, 1946-1963
  • Arnason, H. H., "Jacques Lipchitz - The Maquettes" (1963)
  • Cocteau, Jean, Untitled
  • Cohen, Ruth, "Jacques Lipchitz Exhibition"
  • Ingersoll, R. Sturgis, Foreword to Fine Arts Associates catalog
  • Meeropol, Robert, Untitled Student Paper
  • Rewald, John, Untitled
  • Shenker, Israel, "Jacques Lipchitz"
  • Sweeney, James Johnson, "Jacques Lipchitz"
  • Sweeney, James Johnson, Address at Dedication Ceremony of Joie de Vivre, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Tucker, Jean S., Student Paper, "An approach to Mother and Child, 1949, by Jacques Lipchitz"
5 35 Interview Transcripts and Notes, 1957-1961
  • "Notes on 'Conversation with Jack [ sic] Lipchitz [ sic]'"
  • Jacques Lipchitz interviewed by Tal Streeter
  • "A Visit with Jacques Lipchitz," by Marc Siegel for television show "Directions '61" (broadcast October 29, 1961)

1.5: Catalogue Raisonné records, 1992-1999

Sponsored by Marlborough Gallery, Inc., Alan G. Wilkinson's The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné was published by Thames and Hudson. Volume One: The Paris Years, 1910-1940 appeared in 1996, and Volume Two: The American Years, 1941-1973 was issued in 2000.

The series is arranged as 3 subseries. This series has not been scanned.

1.5.1: Volume One: The Paris Years, 1910-1940, 1992-1996

Correspondence includes photo requests and permissions.

Administrative correspondence is arranged chonologically, and research correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent or institution. All other materials are filed chronologically within folders. The manuscript of an addendum to volume 1 (published in volume 2) is found among the records relating to the second volume. This subseries has not been scanned.

Box Folder
5 Manuscript
5 36 Text by Alan G. Wilkinson, circa 1995-1996
5 37 Introduction by A. M. Hammacher, "Jacques Lipchitz, 1891-1973: A Concise Survey" (1987-1988), circa 1995-1996
5 Dummies
5 38 First Version, Corrected, circa 1996
5 39 Early Version (incomplete, plates only), circa 1996
5 40 Complete Copy, Corrected, circa 1996
5 41 Proof Sheets, Corrected, 1996
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F6-9
5 42 Addendum to Volume One: The Paris Years, 1910-1940, 1999
Material housed in Box 6, F15
5 Correspondence, Administrative
5 43 1994-1995
5 44 1996 January-April
5 45 1996 May-June
5 46 1996 July-September
Box Folder
6 Correspondence, Research
6 1 Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Barnes Foundation, 1992-1996
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Barnes Foundation
6 2 Bunkamura Museum of Art - Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1995-1996
  • Bunkamura Museum of Art
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art
  • Galerie Jeanne Boucher
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
6 3 The Israel Museum, 1995-1996
6 4 Kansas City Art Institute, Kemper Museum - Princeton University, The Art Museum, 1992-1996
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museé des Beaux Arts, Rouen
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Princeton University, The Art Museum
6 Notes and Research Materials
6 5 Notes and Printed Material, circa 1990s
6 6 Photographs of Work (created 1910-1916), circa 1990s
6 7 Photographs of Work (created 1933-1940), circa 1990s
6 8 Negatives of Work (created 1910-1936), circa 1990s
6 9 Color Transparencies of Work (created 1911-1936), circa 1990s
Box Folder
10 6-9 Proof Sheets, Corrected, 1996
4 Folders
Oversized material from Box 5, F41
1.5.2: Volume 2: The American Years, 1941-1973, circa 1992-1999

Administrative correspondence is mainly between Marlborough Gallery staff and the author, Alan G. Wilkinson.

Research correspondence includes several letters received in response to inquiries made during preparation of volume 1 that also contain information about works produced after 1940. They were used for researching volume 2 and remain with the records relating to its compilation.

Research correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent or institution and all other materials are filed chronologically within each folder. This subseries has not been scanned.

Box Folder
6 Manuscript
6 10 "Preface, With Notes on Casting" (draft and corrected version), 1999
6 11 Catalogue Entries, First Draft, 1999
6 12 Catalogue Entries, Revised (June 11), 1999
6 13 Catalogue Entries, Revised (June 26), 1999
6 14 Title Page, Acknowledgements, Bibliography, 1999
6 15 "Addendum to Volume One: The Paris Years, 1910-1940" "Addendum to Lipchitz Bibliography/Chronology,," 1999
Material from Box 5, F42
6 16 Proof Sheets, Preface, 1999
6 Correspondence, Administrative
6 17 1998
6 18 1999 January-March
6 19 1999 April-June
6 Correspondence, Research
6 20 Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Currier Gallery of Art, 1995-1999
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Christie's, Tel Aviv
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum
  • Currier Gallery of Art
6 21 Dallas Museum of Art - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1995-1999
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Fairmount Park Art Association
  • Galeria Nazionale d'Arte Moderne, Rome
6 22 Haags Gemeentemuseum - Israel Museum, 1995-1999
  • Haags Gemeentemuseum
  • Hakone Open Art Museum
  • Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • Indiana University Art Museum
  • Israel Museum
6 23 Jewish Museum - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1998-1999
  • Jewish Museum
  • Lane, Alvin S.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
6 24 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Museé d'art et d'histoire du Judiasme, 1993-1999
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Art
  • Museé d'art et d'histoire du Judiasme
6 25 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo - The Museum of Modern Art, 1998-1999
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Museum Folkwang Essen
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Museum of Modern Art
6 26 National Gallery of Canada - Princeton University, Art Museum, 1992-1999
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Niigata City Museum
  • Norton Simon Museum/Norton Museum of Art
  • Open Air Museum of Sculpture
  • Owen, Jane Blaffer and R. L. Blaffer Trust
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Portland Art Museum (OR)
  • Princeton University, The Art Museum
6 27 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Stedelijk Museum, 1995-1999
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
  • Shizuoka Perfectual Museum of Art
  • Skirball Cultural Center and Museum
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Southern Methodist University, Meadows Museum
  • Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim
  • Stanford University, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
  • Stedelijk Museum
6 28 Sttatsgalerie Stuttgart - University of California, 1998-1999
  • Sttatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Syracuse University Art Collection
  • Tate Gallery
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Tokushima Modern Art Museum
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Franklin D Murphy Sculpture Garden
6 29 University of Chicago - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1995-1999
  • University of Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
  • University of Iowa Museum of Art
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • University of Minnesota, Tweed Museum of Art
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
6 30 Walker Art Center - Worcester Art Museum, 1995-1999
  • Walker Art Center
  • Washington University
  • Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Worcester Art Museum
6 Notes and Research Materials
6 31 Exhibition Catalogs (1942-1957, photocopies), circa 1995-1999
6 32 Exhibition Catalogs (1959-1982, photocopies), circa 1995-1999
6 33 Notes and Lists, circa 1995-1999
6 Photographs of Sculpture
6 34-38 Created in 1941-1947, circa 1990s
5 Folders
6 39-43 Created in 1948-1954, circa 1990s
5 Folders
6 44-49 Created in 1955-1972, circa 1990s
6 Folders
Box Folder
7 Negatives of Sculpture
7 1 Created in 1941-1947/48, circa 1990s
7 2 Created in 1952-1958, circa 1990s
7 3 Created in 1970-1971/72, circa 1990s
7 4 Color Transparencies of Sculpture Created in 1941-1971/72, circa 1990s
1.5.3: Volumes One and Two, circa 1992-1999

Research materials used for both volumes of the catalogue raisonné consist of unidentified images of Lipchitz's sculpture and copies of inventory cards for bronzes and stone sculptures at Marlborough Gallery, Inc.

Several letters received in response to inquiries made during preparation of volume 1 also contain information about works produced after 1940. They were used for researching volume 2 and remain with the research correspondence documenting its compilation.

This subseries has not been scanned.

Box Folder
7 Research Materials, Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
7 5 Images of Lipchitz Bronzes and Stone Sculptures, Unidentified, circa 1960s-1990s
7 6 Inventory Cards for Lipchitz Bronzes and Stone Sculptures, circa 1960s-1990s

1.6: Financial records, 1942-1968

Account statements issued by Buchholz Gallery and Curt Valentin Gallery record works sold, buyers, and prices. They also document the charges to the artist for casting, photography, insurance, and etc. Records concerning the Lipchitz Collection consist of receipts from auctioneers and galleries.

Additional financial records including gallery accounts, insurance records, and invoices and receipts enclosed with letters are scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.2). Notes on expenses are scattered throughout the diaries (Subseries 1.3).

This series, arranged by record type, has been partially scanned. Records concerning banking, insurance, and taxes have not been scanned.

Box Folder
7 7 Accounts, 1942-1955
  • Buchholz Gallery
  • Curt Valentin Gallery
7 8 Banking Records and List of Accounts, 1951-1959
7 9 Insurance, 1952-1960
7 Invoices and Receipts
7 10 Casting and Finishing, 1951-1968
7 11 Expenses, Miscellaneous, 1952-1968
7 12 Framing, 1952-1968
7 13 Lipchitz Art Collection, 1944-1964
7 14 Photography, 1952-1967
7 15 Shipping, Storage, Customs, 1942-1960
7 16 Jacques Lipchitz Studio Fund, circa 1960s-1970s
7 17 Taxes, 1954-1957
7 18 Notes, Miscellaneous, 1961-1963

1.7: Artwork, circa 1950s-1970s

Sketches by Lipchitz consist of pencil drawings on the back of an envelope and drawings in ball point pen on two small slips of paper. The geometric designs by an unidentified artist are rendered in ink on two sheets of graph paper.

A few additional rough sketches, often on the backs of envelopes or letters, are scattered throughout Lipchitz's correspondence (Subseries 1.2). Similar sketches are found in some of his diaries (Subseries 1.3). This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
7 19 Sketches by Lipchitz, circa 1950s-1970s
7 20 Geometric Designs by Unidentified Artist, circa 1950s-1970s

1.8: Scrapbooks, 1945-1946

Two volumes consist mainly of newspaper clippings and a small number of clippings from periodicals mentioning Lipchitz and/or containing reproductions of his work. All clippings were provided by the French clipping service Le Lynx. Volume 2 also includes a 2-page transcript of a very brief interview, and the text of equally brief remarks delivered by Lipchitz at an unidentified event. Material preserved in the scrapbooks is mostly in French, with a few items in German and English.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
7 21 Volume 1, 1945
7 22 Volume 2, 1946

1.9: Printed Material, 1929-1973

Exhibition catalogs and announcements, articles, press releases, books, reproductions, and programs document Lipchitz's exhibitions, sculpture, commissions, the Lipchitz Collection, and events honoring the sculptor. This series also contains a variety of printed material including newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous items regarding general art topics. Some items are in German and French.

Additional printed items are found enclosed with correspondence (Subseries 1.2) and, to a lesser extent, in his diaries (Subseries 1.3). Both scrapbooks (Subseries 1.8) are comprised mainly of newspaper clippings.

This series is organized into 2 subseries. This series has been partially scanned. General art-related material not related to Lipchitz have not been scanned.

1.9.1: About/Mentioning Lipchitz, 1929-1973

Architectural prints show sites for commissions and/or details of projects. Miscellaneous items consist of a ship passenger list, the menu of a farewell dinner honoring Lipchitz, and a general brochure about The American Academy of Arts and Letters containing a picture of Lipchitz receiving an award. Programs are for events honoring Lipchitz and a 1967 Jacques Lipchitz Festival sponsored by the Hastings Creative Arts Council.

Architectural prints are arranged alphabetically by commission and books are alphabetized by author. Otherwise, items within folders are arranged chronologically.

This subseries has been partially scanned. Reproductions have not been scanned. Only the cover, title page, and relevant pages have been scanned from catalogs of group exhibitions, museum publications, newsletters, and etc. For contemporary published items that are widely available in libraries, only the covers and title pages have been scanned.

Box Folder
7 23 Advertisements for Exhibitions, circa 1960s
7 24 Architectural Prints (sites for Lipchitz commissions), 1958-1964
Oversized material housed in OV 12
7 25 Articles, 1955-1972
7 Books
7 26 Goldwater, Robert. Lipchitz. Amsterdam: Allert de Lange, 1954
partially scanned
7 27 Raynal, Maurice. Jacques Lipchitz. Paris: Éditions Jeanne Bucher, (partially scanned), [1947]
7 28 Les Sculpteurs Français Nouveaux No. 7, Jacques Lipchitz, Paris: ??ditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1929
partially scanned
7 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
7 29 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1930-1949
partially scanned
7 30 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1950-1959
partially scanned
7 31 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1961-1963
7 32 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1964-1966
partially scanned
7 33 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1967-1969
7 34 Lipchitz Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1970
partially scanned
7 35 The Lipchitz Collection, 1960
7 36 Lecture Announcements, 1954-1963
7 37 Miscellaneous Items, 1962-1964
partially scanned
7 38 Museum Publications, 1959
partially scanned
7 39 Newsletters, 1966-1967
partially scanned
7 Newspaper Clippings
7 40 1931-1956
7 41 1957-1959
7 42 1960-1962
7 43 1963
7 44 1964
7 45 1965-1972
7 46 circa 1931-1972
7 47 Poem (photocopy) by Carol L. Kort, "In Memory of Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973),," circa 1970s
7 48 Press Releases, 1952-1972
7 49 Programs, 1959-1967
partially scanned
Box Folder
8 Reproductions
8 1 Twelve Bronzes by Jacques Lipchitz; 16 Collotype Plates with Introductory Note (portfolio), 1943
8 2 Postcards, circa 1950s-1970s
8 3 Unidentified Publication (fragment), circa 1950s-1970s
Box Folder
10 1 Exhibition Catalog, 1970
Oversized material scanned with Box 7, F34
Box
OV 12 Architectural Prints, 1958-1964
Oversized material scanned with Box 7, F24
1.9.2: Art-related, 1944-1969

This subseries consists of a variety of printed items on general art topics, none referencing Lipchitz or his art collection.

This subseries has been not been scanned.

Box Folder
8 4 Articles about Primitive and Ancient Art, circa 1960s
8 5 Books on Miscellaneous Art Topics, 1944
8 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
8 6-7 Other Artists, 1945-1969
2 Folders
8 8 Primitive and Ancient Art, 1953-1963
8 9 Miscellaneous Items, 1949-1963
8 10 Museum Publication, 1959
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F1
8 11 Newsletters, 1955-1966
8 Newspaper Clippings
8 12 Other Artists, 1959-1966
8 13 Primitive and Ancient Art, 1962-1964
8 14 Miscellaneous Art Topics, 1952-1967
8 15 Reproductions of Sculpture and Primitive Art, circa 1950s-1970s
Box Folder
10 1 Museum Publication, 1959
Oversized material from Box 8, F10

1.10: Photographs, circa 1910s-1967

Photographs document people, artwork, project sites and models, exhibition installations, events, and places. Photographs of people include Jacques Lipchitz, family members, and others. Photographs of artwork include pieces by both Jacques Lipchitz and other artists. Views of Lipchitz exhibition installations in the United States and Europe mainly document solo shows. Photographs of events record a variety of occasions, among them: the opening of Lipchitz's new studio at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; the dedication ceremony for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN, with ornamental gates and a sculpture by Lipchitz; and Lipchitz addressing an anatomy class at Albert Einstein Medical College. Among the photographs of places are Lipchitz's studios at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Pietrasanta, Italy, and a view of Pablo Picasso's Paris studio.

Additional photographs enclosed with letters are scattered among the correspondence (Subseries 1.2). Research materials amassed during the course of compiling both volumes of the The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné (Subseries 1.5) include photographs, negatives, and color transparencies of his sculpture.

1.10.1: People, circa 1910s-1967

Photographs of Jacques Lipchitz include a small head shot taken during his early years in Paris, copies of two 1946 portraits by Arnold Newman, views of him in the Hastings-on-Hudson studio, at Modern Art Foundry, and with Yulla. Also found are views of the sculptor's hands.

The Lipchitz family is represented by images of his parents Abraham and Rachel Krinsky Lipchitz, sister Diana, youngest brother Rubin, nephew Georgy Hay, a niece and her daughter. Most were tentatively identified in 2010 by Loyla Lipchitz.

Among the other identified individuals are Josef Albers and Ken Tyler, Jane Blaffer Owen, and Fiore de Henriquez, a young sculptor who lived with the Lipchitz family in the mid 1960s. Photographs of Senator Robert A. Taft probably served as resource material for a bust commissioned circa 1958, and those of President Lyndon B. Johnson were likely used when Lipchitz designed the 1964 Presidential Scholar Medal.

Additional photographs of Lipchitz and others are found among photographs of events (Subseries 1.10.5), and some may be enclosed with letters, scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.2).

Items within folders are arranged chronologically; undated items follow in rough chronological order. This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
8 Jacques Lipchitz
8 16 By Arnold Newman, George Moffett, E. H. Roth, and unidentified photographers, circa 1910s-1964
8 17 Hands of, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F2
8 Jacques Lipchitz in his Studio
8 18 Paris, circa 1912
8 19 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (photographers: The New York Times and unidentified), 1962-1967
8 20 Hastings-on-Hudson , NY (photographers: Colton Photos, George Holton, George Moffett, Adolph Studley, William Vandivert, Whitestone Photos), circa 1960s
8 21 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (photographers: Roloff Beny, F. Roy Kemp, George Moffett, Bert Van Bork, and unidentified), circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F2
8 Jacques Lipchitz at Foundry
8 22 Unidentified Foundry (George Moffett, photographer), circa 1960s
8 23 Modern Age Foundry (John C. Spring, photographer), circa 1960s
8 24 Jacques Lipchitz at Emiliano Sorini's Lithography Workshop (Marvin Bolotsky, photographer), 1962
8 With Others
8 25 With Yulla Lipchitz, circa 1970s
8 26 With Unidentified Exhibition Juries, circa 1950s-1970s
8 27 With Unidentified Individuals (Photographers: Bernard M. Cohn, Varian Fry, George Moffett, Carl E. Vermilya, and unidentified), 1950-1964
8 28 In Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, with Jane Blaffer Owen and Unidentified Individuals (Photographers: George Holton, Sacha Parma, Whitestone Photo, and unidentified), circa 1960s
8 Lipchitz Family
8 29 Parents, Abraham and Rachel Krinsky Lipchitz (copy prints), circa 1950s
8 30 Other Relatives, circa 1950s-1970s
8 Others
8 31 Josef Albers and Ken Tyler, circa 1964-1965
8 32 [Isidore Grossman], Studio Assistant at Work (Photographers: Sacha Parma, and unidentified), circa 1950s
8 33 Fiore de Henriquez, 1960s
8 34 Lyndon Baines Johnson, circa 1963-1964
8 35 Robert A. Taft, 1950-1953
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F3
8 36 Unidentified Individuals, 1954-1958
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F3
8 37 Unidentified Groups (Photographers: Luis Guillermo Navarrete and unidentified), circa 1950s
Box Folder
10 2 Oversized Photographs - Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material scanned with Box 8, F17 and F21
10 3 Oversized Photographs - Others, circa 1950s
Oversized material scanned with Box 8, F35-F36
1.10.2: Artwork, circa 1910s-1962

The vast majority of this subseries documents Lipchitz's sculpture. Many are unidentified. Among the identified works are: The Joy of Living, Woman and Gazelles, Song of the Vowels (various locations), Prometheus (versions for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Ministry of Education, Brazil), Nôtre Dame de Liesse, Assy, France, and ornamental gates and a second cast of Nôtre Dame de Liesse for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, Indiana. Photographs by Ladislas Segy include "Aspects of Lipchitz Bather III, 1917 bronze on the turntable," which consists of small photographs taken from 11 angles and glued inside a manila folder to document the rotating sculpture. Among the sculpture photographed by F. Wilbur Seiders is a detail of Lipchitz's signature.

Other works of art by Lipchitz represented in this subseries include a substantial number of photographs of drawings, including pages from sketchbooks which are not among the Jacques Lipchitz papers. Also found is a photograph of a medal bearing a portrait of President Lyndon Baines Johnson commissioned for the Presidential Scholar Awards in 1964.

Photographs of artwork by other artists include silver objects from the Jewish Museum shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1955 exhibition "Art of the Hebrew Tradition." The Lipchitz Collection is also represented by 13 examples of African sculpture. "Primitive and Ancient Art" photographs include identified and unidentified items from museums and unspecified collection; it is not known if any are from Lipchitz's collection.

A substantial number of photographs of sculpture are among the records documenting The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné (Subseries 1.5); these have not been scanned. Photographs of artwork by Lipchitz and others, enclosed with letters, are scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.2) and were scanned with their respective letters.

Box Folder
8 By Lipchitz
8 38-39 Drawings, circa 1920s-1970s
8 40 Etching, circa 1920s-1970s
8 41 Medal, circa 1920s-1970s
8 42 Paintings, circa 1920s-1970s
8 Sculpture, Identified and Unidentified
8 43 Colton Photos (28A-5558), circa 1950s-1970s
8 44 James Moore, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
8 45 André Morain, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
8 46 Ladislas Segy, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
8 47 F. Wilbur Seiders, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
8 48 Adolph Studley, photographer (AA61-F56), circa 1950s-1970s
8 49 Adolph Studley, photographer (JL13-JL291), circa 1950s-1970s
8 50 Adolph Studley, photographer (JL306-JL398), circa 1950s-1970s
8 51 Adolph Studley, photographer ([JL]400-[JL]494), circa 1950s-1970s
8 52 Adolph Studley, photographer (JL511-JL857), circa 1950s-1970s
8 53 Adolph Studley, photographer (K43--Z51, and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
8 54 [Adolph Studley, photographer](N89-Q46 and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
8 55 Marc Vaux, photographer (12-698, and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
Box Folder
9 1 Sculpture, Identified (unidentified photographers), circa 1920s-1970s
9 Sculpture, Unidentified (unidentified photographers)
9 2 [early 20th century], circa 1920s-1930s
9 3 #1-34, circa 1950s-1970s
9 4 #1-104, circa 1950s-1970s
9 5-6 Unnumbered, circa 1950s-1970s
2 Folders
9 7 Sculpture in Interior Settings, circa 1950s-1970s
9 Sculpture in Outdoor Settings
9 8 1953-1962
9 9 1961-1962
9 10 Undated, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F4
9 By Other Artists
9 11 Drawings, Unidentified, circa 1970s
9 12 Mosaic by Hilda Carmel, circa 1970s
9 13 Paintings, Identified, circa 1970s
  • Géricault
  • Goya
  • Manet
  • Nicolas
  • Van Gogh
9 14-15 Paintings, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
2 Folders
9 16 Sculpture by Dorothea S. Greenbaum, circa 1950s-1970s
9 17 Sculpture, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
9 18 Silver Objects, circa 1950s-1970s
9 19 Lipchitz Collection, circa 1950s-1970s
9 20-23 Primitive and Ancient Art, circa 1950s-1970s
4 Folders
Box Folder
10 4 Oversized Photographs - Sculpture in Outdoor Settings, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 9, F10
1.10.3: Project Sites and Models, circa 1950s-1970s

A few other photographs of project sites, enclosed with letters, can be found scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.1.2).

Photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of the institution commissioning the piece, followed by unidentified locations. This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
9 24 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (David Harris, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
9 25 New Harmony, Indiana (Louis Checkman, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
9 26 University of Minnesota, Duluth (unidentified photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
9 27 Unidentified Location (Lipchitz and others at same site; Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
9 28 Unidentified Locations (George Cserna and unidentified photographers), circa 1950s-1970s
1.10.4: Exhibition Installations, 1950-1961

Photographs of exhibition installations, enclosed with letters, are also found scattered among the correspondence (Subseries 1.2).

Box Folder
9 29 Battersea Park (London), "London County Council's Invitational Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture" (Mann Brothers, photographer), 1951
9 30 Buchholz Gallery (New York), Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1942-1951
9 31 The Cincinnati Art Museum, "Jacques Lipchitz, His Sculpture and Drawings, 1914-50" (Edward H. Dwight, photographer), 1951
9 32 First Plymouth Church [Plymouth, KS], Exhibition in conjunction with Symposium on Arts and Religion, 1962
9 33 Galerie Claude Bernard (Paris), Unidentified Exhibitions (Photograpers: Robert Davis, Yves Hervochon, Luc Joubert, and Jean Michalon), 1956-1961
9 34 Gemeentemusea van Amsterdam, Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1950s-1970s
9 35 Gemeentemuseum Arnhem (Holland), "Sculpture en plein air,," circa 1950s-1970s
9 36 Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia), "First Annual Art Exhibition on Jewish and Biblical Themes" (Freedman Photos), 1960
9 37 Musée d'Art Moderne (Paris), "Jacques Lipchitz,," 1959
9 38 The Museum of Modern Art (New York), "The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz,," 1954
9 39 Portland Art Museum (OR), "Lipchitz: Works 1914-1950" (Edward R. Martin, photographer), 1950
9 40 Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Otterlo, Holland), "Jacques Lipchitz,," 1958
9 41 San Francisco Museum of Art, "Sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz,," 1951
9 42 Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1950s-1970s
  • photographs with 2 diagrams of galleries indicating sculpture placement
9 43 Unidentified Exhibitions (Photographers: Bulloz, Japp and Maarten, O. E. Nelson, W. Van Suchtelen, and unidentified), circa 1950s-1970s
1.10.5: Events, circa 1952-1966,

Photographs of The American Jewish Tercentenary Dinner feature President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the main speaker of the evening; Lipchitz does not appear in any views. At the award ceremony sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, a citation was presented to Jacques Lipchitz "for the distinction brought upon his profession."

Posed by Lipchitz's ornamental gates are the participants in the dedication ceremony for the Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN: Philip Johnson, architect; Jacques Lipchitz, sculptor; Jane Blaffer Owen whose Robert Lee Blaffer Trust initiated and funded the project; and chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, Right Rev. George F. Macleod of the Church of Scotland.

The purpose of Lipchitz's talk to anatomy students at Albert Einstein Medical College was to share a new perspective on the subject of a practicing artist. From the early 1950s through the mid-1960s Lipchitz frequently appeared on "What in the World," a television show that featured experts who identified and discussed unusual items from the collection of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.

Photographs are alphabetically arranged by name of event and chronologically within folders. This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
9 44 American Jewish Tercentenary Dinner, New York City (Photographers: Alexander Archer, Wide World Photography, and unidentified), 1954
9 45 Award Ceremony, Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1958
9 46 Dedication of Monumental Gates, New Harmony, IN (James K. Mellow, photographer), 1962
9 47 Installation of Sculpture Commissions, Unidentified Locations, circa 1950s-1970s
9 48 Lipchitz Speaks to Medical Students, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Guy Gillette, photographer), 1956
9 49 Opening of Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (Varian Fry, photographer), 1953
9 50 "What in the World,," 1953-1966
1.10.6: Places, 1956-1964

Some of the unidentified landscapes and views of buildings may be travel pictures. Photographs of the Lipchitz studio at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY show many finished pieces, maquettes, and works in progress. They also give a good sense of the space. The contact sheets include Lipchitz and his studio assistant in a few views. Also found are an undated photograph of Picasso's studio in Paris and one of "Atelier Halser."

Additional photographs of places, including Lipchitz's studio at Pietrasanta, Italy, are found in the photograph album (Subseries 1.10.7), and may be enclosed with letters scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.1.2).

Box Folder
9 51 "Atelier Halser" (Yves Hervochon, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
9 52 Building Exteriors and Interior, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
9 53 Landscapes, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
9 Lipchitz Studio
9 54 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1956-1963
9 55 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (Photographers: The New York Times, Sacha Parma, Whitestone Photo, and unidentified), circa 1940s-1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F5
9 56 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (contact sheets; Gerald Hochman, photographer), circa 1960s
9 57 Picasso Studio, Paris, circa 1930s-1960s
Box Folder
10 5 Oversized Photographs - Lipchitz Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, circa 1940s-1960s
Oversized material scanned with Box 9, F55
1.10.7: Photograph Album, 1967

All photographs were taken during the summer of 1967 in Pietrasanta, Italy. The first section contains both color and black and white prints; the second part is all black and white.

Both sections were removed from the same 3-ring binder and retain their original collation. This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
9 58 "Jacques Lipchitz, Peace on Earth, Italy, Summer 1967" and "Jacques Lipchitz Studio Shots Summer 1967,," 1967
Both sections were removed from the same 3-ring binder.
1.10.8: Negatives, Slides, and Color Transparencies, 1950s-1965

Negatives, slides, and color transparencies are of artwork by Lipchitz. All artwork is unidentified except for a transparency of Sketch for Bull and Condor (watercolor and pencil on paper, created 1913). Two 35-mm color slides show Lipchitz judging a Yonkers Art Association exhibition in the 1950s.

Additional negatives, slides, and color transparencies are among the catalogue raisonné records (Subseries 1.5). Arranged by record type, this subseries has not been scanned.

Box Folder
9 59 Negatives - Artwork by Lipchitz, circa 1961-1965
9 60 Slides (35-mm, color), circa 1950s
  • Artwork by Lipchitz
  • Lipchitz Judging Yonkers Art Association Exhibition
9 61 Color Transparencies, circa 1960s-1970s
  • Artwork by Lipchitz
  • Lipchitz with Sculpture

Series 2: Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, 1961-2001
43.3 Linear feet; Boxes 13-67, OV 68-69

The Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz measure 43.3 linear feet and date from 1961 to 2001. The series consists mainly of materials related to Bassett's extensive audiovisual documentation projects concerning the life and art of the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. Also found are paper records including letters, business records, printed materials, and paper production records related to the audiovisual projects. Other projects, unrelated to Lipchitz, include video and sound recordings related to Sidney Lifchez, IBM, Isamu Noguchi, the Storm King Sculpture Center, and Auguste Rodin.

Original sound recordings and photographs from Deborah Stott's 200 hour oral history with Jacques Lipchitz are found, as well as detailed, typewritten summaries of its content. Documentation used in Bassett's film projects about Lipchitz include original film and sound recordings from Bassett's 40 hours of interviews with Lipchitz from 1971, and film documentation of the posthumous installations of Lipchitz's large-scale sculptures in Philadelphia, New York, and Israel in the late 1970s. In addition to the raw footage from these projects, which is incomplete, the collection contains workprint and final, edited works Bassett created in multiple versions and formats, and paper records documenting the film projects' creation, production, and later use.

Among the papers related to the film projects are scripts, an index to original footage, programming notes, film lab records, exhibition materials, an extensive collection of questions about Lipchitz gathered from the public for the interactive project, and other production records. Other papers include letters from Lipchitz and his wife, business correspondence, financial records, contracts, project files, and printed materials.

Records of other projects, unrelated to Jacques Lipchitz, are also found, including video and sound recordings from Bassett's projects about the designer Sidney Lifchez, IBM, the Storm King Sculpture Center, Isamu Nogichi, and Auguste Rodin. Other projects not created by Bassett but found among his papers include two news films related to John F. Kennedy during his presidency, a screenplay entitled The Man with Two Sides to His Head by Anthony Cave Brown, the film Man Is My Name, by Pierre Dominique Guisseau, and a portion of the film Dream on Monkey Mountain.

The series is arranged as 6 subseries. This series has not been scanned.

2.1: Jacques Lipchitz Letters, 1970

This series consists of letters written by Jacques Lipchitz, and one letter fragment written by Lipchitz's wife. One folder contains photocopies of eleven letters written by Jacques Lipchitz to unnamed correspondents between 1927 and 1931. Letters are in French and concern sculpture commissions and personal matters. Also found are two letters written by Lipchitz to Bruce Bassett about their work together and a fragment of a letter from Lipchitz's wife to Bassett.

Box Folder
13 1 Letters (1927 - 1931), undated
13 2 Letters to Bruce Bassett, 1970

2.2: Business Records, 1968-2001

This series contains tax records, correspondence, invoices, contracts, releases, and project files concerning the work Bassett produced under the auspices of the Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation and Histor Systems, two organizations he founded. Both entities were concerned mainly with projects documenting the life and work of Jacques Lipchitz, and both contain materials related to the two main Lipchitz projects, namely the documentary and the interactive video installation. The Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation was dissolved in part because of the Lipchitz family's concerns that its existence would confuse and complicate transactions involving Lipchitz artworks after his death.

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

2.2.1: Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation, 1968-1982

The Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation was founded by Bruce Bassett in 1968. Projects carried out through the Foundation include the the audioguide created for the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, the Deborah Stott Interviews (Subseries 2.4), Jacques Lipchitz Interactive Project (Subseries 2.5.2), Jacques Lipchitz Documentary (Subseries 2.5.3). The Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation dissolved around 1978, but Bassett carried on with his work related to Jacques Lipchitz under the auspices of Histor Systems (Subseries 2.2.2).

Subseries includes financial records, organizational records, correspondence, contracts, and project files related to the major projects carried out through the Foundation. The Bylaws folder includes a list of the JLAF Board of Directors from 1971. Notable documents in Correspondence include a letter from Nelson Rockefeller to Lipchitz, and letters about the creation of a Jacques Lipchitz Sculpture Museum (which never came to pass). The Contracts and Releases folder includes the original media release signed by Jacques Lipchitz. The Brooks Memorial Art Gallery project files document the production of an audioguide in conjunction with a 1974 Jacques Lipchitz exhibition at Memphis, TN museum through correspondence, checklists, drafts of a script, and photographs. The documentary project files contain records of fundraising and distribution of the film, a list of music used, and correspondence describing changes to 1977 version of film. The interactive project files consist mainly of documents related to a demonstration of the interactive system in December, 1973.

Additional documentation of the interactive project is found in series 2.2, Business Records, Histor Systems, and in series 5.2, Film Projects, Interactive Project. A long interview with Lipchitz and a large collection of photographs, both produced under the auspices of the Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation, are found in series 4, Interview with Jacques Lipchitz conducted by Deborah Stott.

Box Folder
13 3 Financial Records, 1968-1975
13 4 Bylaws, 1968-1971
13 5 Correspondence, 1968-1971
13 6 Deborah Stott Letters, 1968-1977
13 7 Contracts and Releases, 1971-1978
13 8-13 Brooks memorial Art Gallery Project Files, 1973-1974
6 Folders
13 14-17 Documentary Project Files, 1974-1980
4 Folders
13 18 Interactive Project File, 1973-1982
2.2.2: Histor Systems, 1991-2001

Bruce Bassett founded Histor Systems to continue his work on the Jacques Lipchitz interactive project, as well as some work connected to the Lipchitz Documentary, after the Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation was dissolved. Under this organization, Bassett also worked to promote the interactive system for use documenting other notable public figures, without success.

This series primarily contains records relating to the presentation of the Lipchitz interactive project, which was usually presented under the title "Conversations with Lipchitz." There are also records relating to the Lipchitz documentary and its later releases with French and Spanish subtitles. Other records in the series include invoices mostly addressed to Hanno Mott, records relating to a demonstration of the interactive system in Israel, and an interactive project file that includes informative and promotional letters about Histor Systems, most notably addressed to Bill Gates and President Jimmy Carter (at the time, a prospective subject for an interactive project). The Interactive Project Files includes a list of Histor Systems directors in 1996.

The last installation of the interactive system to be documented here was with the exhibition Lipchitz and the Avant-Garde: From Paris to New York, in 2001 at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Krannert Art Museum records relate to the financial and logistical operation of the interactive system, as well as marketing and publicity for the exhibition.

Subseries 2.5, Film projects related to Jacques Lipchitz, contains the actual audiovisual content of the interactive project and the Lipchitz documentary, as well as records related to their production.

Box Folder
13 19 Interactive Project File, 1991-1997
13 20-21 Documentary Subtitle Records, 1998
13 22-24 Financial Records, 1997-2000
13 25 Israel Demonstration Files, 1998
Box Folder
14 Krannert Art Museum
14 1 Staffing Invoices, 2001
14 2-4 Marketing, 2001
14 5 Guest Log, 2001
14 6 Visitor Response, 2001
14 7 Staffing for Interactive Program, 2001
14 8 Hanno Mott Correspondence, 2001
14 9 Calendar, 2001
14 10 Publicity, 2001
14 11 Publicity Photographs, 2001
(Contains photographs of Bassett with Jacques Lipchitz)
14 12 Gertrude Stein Performance at Members' Reception, 2001

2.3: Printed Materials, 1961-2001

This subseries contains published material on Lipchitz collected by Bassett, as well as publicity for Bassett's Lipchitz documentary and interactive projects. A.M. Hammacher's book Lipchitz is inscribed by Jacques Lipchitz.

Box Folder
14 13-14 Articles about Lipchitz (1942-1997), undated
2 Folders ; Photocopies
14 15 Internet Printouts about Lipchitz, 2001
14 16 Book Research, circa 1968-2001
14 17 Lipcthiz Obituaries, 1973
14 18 Jacques Lipchitz: Mother and Child, 1983
14 19 Lipchitz by A.M. Hammacher, 1961
14 20 The Artist at Work: Jacques Lipchitz, Master Sculptor, Encyclopedia Brittanica Educational Corporation, 1968
(1 film reel)
14 21 Corcoran Gallery of Art Exhibition Poster, 1974
Oversized item housed in OV 68
14 22 Publicity, Lipchitz Documentary, 1974-1978
Oversized item housed in OV 68
14 23 Publicity, Lipchitz Interactive Project, 1972-2001
Box
OV 68 Oversized Exhibition Poster (Oversized material from Box 14, F21)
OV 68 Oversized Publicity, Lipchitz Documentary (Oversized material from Box 14, F22)

2.4: Interview with Jacques Lipchitz conducted by Deborah Stott, 1968-1970

Deborah Stott, at the time a graduate student in Art History at Columbia University, recorded roughly 200 hours of conversation with the artist between 1968 and 1970 in Pietrasanta, Italy. The series contains a near-complete run of the sound recordings on 209 sound tape reels (1/4"), as well as detailed typewritten summaries of the subject content for each reel are available at the beginning of the series, and a 32 page transcript of the first reel. 183 of the reels are marked "first dub" and are presumably copies made from the original tape. 26 of the original sound reels are also found, for tape numbers 112-135 and 184-185, and are interfiled with their dubbed copies. Reels 137 and 165 are not extant, but typewritten summaries do exist for those reels. Also found are photographs that document Lipchitz's acquired collection of primitive and ancient art, which are often referred to by number in the interviews. Included are contact sheets, negatives, prints, and photocopies of prints.

This interview was carried out under the auspices of the Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation and largely funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

Some of the sound recordings have been digitized for research access.

Box Folder
14 24-28 Summaries and Transcript, 1968 July 31-1970 March 27
5 Folders
Box Item
15 1-36 Sound Recordings, Reels 1-36, 1968 July 31-1968 September 27
(36 sound tape reels)
Box Item
16 1-36 Sound Recordings, Reels 37-72, 1968 Sept. 28-1968 Dec. 4
(36 sound tape reels)
Box Item
17 1-36 Sound recordings, Reels 73-108, 1968 Dec. 4-1969 July 28
(36 sound tape reels)
Box Item
18 1-19 Sound Recordings, Reels 109-128, 1969 July 29-1969 Aug. 27
(37 sound tape reels)
(includes original reels for #112-128)
Box Item
19 1-29 Sound Recordings, Reels 129-136, 138-158, 1969 Aug 28-1970 Jan. 13
(36 sound tape reels)
(includes original reels for #129-135)
Box Item
20 1-26 Sound Recordings, Reels 159-164, 166-185, 1970 Jan. 13-1970 Mar. 27
(28 sound tape reels)
(includes original reels for #184-185)
20 Photographs of Jacques Lipchitz's Acquired Collection
20 27-29 Contact Sheets and Negatives, #1-1540, circa 1968
(3 of 4 folders)
Box Folder
21 1 Contact Sheets and Negatives, #1-1540, circa 1968
(1 of 4 folders)
21 2-5 Contact Sheets and Negatives, #1541-2889, circa 1968
4 Folders
21 6-9 Prints, #1-499, circa 1968
4 Folders ; Photocopies
21 10-11 Prints, #500-999, circa 1968
2 Folders ; Photocopies
21 12-16 Prints, #1000-1499, circa 1968
5 Folders
Box Folder
22 Photographs of Jacques Lipchitz's Acquired Collection
22 1-5 Prints, #1500-1999, circa 1968
5 Folders
22 6-10 Prints, #2500-2889, circa 1968
5 Folders

2.5: Film Projects Regarding Jacques Lipchitz, 1971-2001

This subseries contains paper records, artifacts, motion picture film, video, and sound recordings created and used in the production of Bruce Bassett's film projects related to Jacques Lipchitz. Bassett originally shot over 40 hours of motion picture film with synchronized sound recordings in 1971. From this footage he developed the first incarnations of his two main projects: the Jacques Lipcthiz interactive project, also known as "Conversations with Jacques Lipchitz," and a documentary about Lipchitz. Both projects debuted to the public at the 1972 Jacques Lipcthiz retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. After Lipchitz's death in 1974, Bassett shot additional footage documenting the casting of large-scale Lipchitz sculptures in Italy, and the installations of those sculptures in New York, Philadelphia, and Jerusalem, carried out by his widow, Yulla Lipchitz. This material was used in an updated version of the documentary, which was released around 1977. Subsequent releases occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The interactive project was also exhibited in multiple versions, in a variety of formats as video and computer technology evolved, between 1973 and 2001. See the subseries descriptions below for more detail.

The series is arranged as 3 subseries:

2.5.1: Original Footage and Stock Footage, 1971-1981

This subseries contains original footage shot by Bassett and his crew and used as the source material for his two film projects documenting Jacques Lipchitz. Bassett's initial filming took place in Italy in August and September of 1971, and later in Philadelphia, Miami, New York, and Jerusalem between 1976 And 1978. Footage from the shoot in Italy contains several long interviews with Lipchitz and footage shot in his Italian studio and foundry. All numbered camera and sound reels from the Italy filming are described in detail in the script book at the beginning of the series. Film and sound footage from the later shoots contain mainly documentation of the posthumous large-scale sculpture installations overseen by Lipchitz's widow, Yulla Lipchitz, as well as multiple interviews with her.

120 of the 171 original sound reels from the Italy filming survive, but very little of the camera footage remains. In addition to original sound reels, a dubbed copy of all of the sound recorded in Italy is found on a smaller set of reels, so any missing original sound reels can be recovered from the dubbed copy. Four miscellaneous, sound-only reels of original sound recordings are also found. None of the original camera reels remain from the Italy shoot, but workprint copies of 20 of the 193 original camera and sound reels were made at a later stage in Bassett's work, possibly to edit new versions of his film projects. These workprints were named "archival prints" by Bassett and are the only remaining raw footage from the 1971 filming period in Italy. Some of them have splices, indicating portions were removed. Reels are listed by the new reel numbers assigned by Bassett when they were re-printed, but their original reel numbers, indexed and described in the script book at the beginning of the series, are also noted. Two unnumbered reels of original footage of Lipchitz working in his studio on the sculpture The Last Embrace are also found in this series.

For later filming in the US and Jerusalem, original camera reels, some with sound on film, and separate original sound reels are found. There is no paper record of these shoots in the collection. Material is arranged by subject and date. Other raw footage found includes four camera reels of sculptures by Lipchitz from the Metropolitan Museum.

Other source material in this series includes stock footage and stock soundtrack, produced by others but used in Bassett's Lipchitz projects, and a couple of short reels of sound effects and titles.

Note that the workprint is silent 16 mm picture unless otherwise indicated, original sound reels are ¼" tape, and soundtrack is 16mm fullcoat magnetic stock. Some of the later foundry and installation footage was shot on reversal positive film with a magnetic stripe soundtrack, identified in the container listing as sound on film.

Box Folder
22 Italy Filming
22 11-13 Script Book, circa 1971
3 Folders ; Photocopies
Box Item
23 1-38 Sound reels #1-14 and 25-49, 1971 August-September
(38 sound tape reels)
Box Item
24 1-38 Sound reels #50-71, 73-81, 107, 123-128, 1971
(38 sound tape reels)
Box Item
25 1-38 Sound Reels #129-166, 1971
(38 sound tape reels)
Box Item
26 1-5 Sound reels # 167-171, 1971
(5 sound tape reels)
26 6-18 Dubbed sound reels #1-13, circa 1971
(13 sound tape reels)
(A key to original reels contained on each dub reel is found with dub reel 1, box 5, item 6.)
26 19 Interview of Lipchitz by Bruce Bassett, 1971 June 24
(1 sound tape reel)
(A pre-production interview, about the pending Metropolitan Museum exhibition)
26 20 Lipchitz Interview Re-takes, 1972 April 29
(1 sound tape reel)
26 21 Interview with Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1971
(1 sound tape reel)
(Excerpts)
26 22 Florence Section Narration, undated
(1 sound tape reel)
26 23 Lipchitz Working in Clay, Sync Sound, undated
(1 sound tape reel)
Box Item
27 1 Archival Reel 31, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reel 137)
27 2 Archival Reel 32, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 145-146)
27 3 Archival Reel 33, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 148-150)
27 4 Archival Reel 34, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reel 152)
27 5 Archival Reel 35, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reel 163)
27 6 Archival Reel 37, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 181-182)
27 7 Archival Reel 38, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 184-186)
27 8 Archival Reel 39, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 187-188)
27 9 Archival Reel 40, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 189-191)
Box Item
28 1 Archival Reel 41, circa 1971
(1 film reel: workprint picture)
(Original camera reels 192-193)
28 2 Archival Reel 31, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(original sound reel 131)
28 3 Archival Reel 32, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reel 139-140)
28 4 Archival Reel 33, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reel 142-144)
28 5 Archival Reel 35, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reel 152)
28 6 Archival Reel 37, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reels 158-159)
28 7 Archival Reel 38, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reels 162, 164)
28 8 Archival Reel 39, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reels 166-167)
28 9 Archival Reel 40, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reels 167-169)
Box Item
29 1 Archival Reel 41, circa 1971
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
(Original sound reels 170-171)
29 2 Lipchitz Working on His Sculpture The Last Embrace, circa 1972
(2 film reels: picture)
29 3 Lipchitz Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum, 1972
4 film reels: picture; 2 oversized reels in Box 53)
29 4 Index to Sculptures Filmed at the Metropolitan Museum, undated
Index on paper, 1 folder
29 5 Selected Sculptures, European Shoot, undated
(1 videocassette: U-Matic)
29 6 Philadelphia Installation and Dedication of Government of the People, 1976-1977
(16 film reels: picture, 2 film reels: sound on film, and 1 sound tape reel; film housed in 4 film cans, 2 oversized film cans in Box 54)
Box Item
30 1 New York Installation of Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, 1977 April
(8 film reels: sound on film, 1 film reel: picture, 8 sound tape reels, 1 duplicate videocassette: U-Matic; film housed in 2 oversized film cans in Box 55)
30 2 Interview with Yulla Lipchitz, 1977 May
(5 film reels: picture; film housed in 2 film cans, 1 oversized film can in box 44)
Picture only, no sound
30 3 Italian Foundry Filming, 1977 August
(1 film reel: sound on film)
30 4 Miami Interview with Joe Harrison, 1977
(1 film reel, 1 sound tape reel)
(See also series 5.2, Segments)
30 5 Israel Filming, 1977-1978
(8 film reels: picture, 1 film reel: sound on film; film housed in 2 film cans, 1 oversized film can in Box 56)
30 6 Unidentified Aerial Footage, undated
(1 film reel)
30 7 Sound Effects and Titles, undated
(9 film reels: 35mm magnetic sound loop, 1 film reel: 16mm magnetic sound loop, 2 film reels: 35mm picture; film housed in 1 film can)
30 8 Stills and Animation, undated
(5 film reels in 1 film can)
30 9 Stock Footage, undated
(6 film reels in 1 film can)
Box
53 Oversized Reels of Original Footage, Lipchitz Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum (Oversized material from Box 29, item 3)
Box
54 Oversized Film Cans of Original Footage, Philadelphia Installation (Oversized material from Box 29, item 6)
Box
55 Oversized Film Cans of Original Footage, New York Installation (Oversized material from Box 30, item 1)
Box
56 Oversized Film Cans of Original Footage, Yulla Lipchitz Interview and Israel Filming (Oversized material from Box 30, items 2 and 5)
2.5.2: Jacques Lipchitz Interactive Project, 1972-2001

This subseries contains the edited film and video created for the Lipchitz interactive project, as well as paper records documenting the production and presentation of its various installations.

Audiovisual materials include multiple versions of "answers" compiled from the Lipchitz interviews filmed in 1971, used in multiple interactive installations between 1972 and 2001. Each version exists in a group of 2 to 4 reels or tapes, in its source format of motion picture film, or its installation format of various video types. Each group and its elements is described using the reel names and numbers assigned by Bassett to maintain their connection to paper documentation, and groups are arranged chronologically. The item headings listed below are direct transcriptions of Bassett's labels. Six miscellaneous reels, which do not appear to belong to any of the main groups of film reels, are arranged after the dated reels. Although they may duplicate some of the dated material, these miscellaneous reels were found to be in better condition than some of their copies, so they were retained.

Also found are 117 small film and soundtrack reels of named segments whose titles correspond to segments listed in the source books. These may be outtakes or workprint of the edited Lipchitz answers.

Paper records in this series include the original questions generated by the public during installations of the interactive project. Questions exist in multiple forms including orignal handwritten cards and printouts in multiple sets, each with a different arrangement of data. Notebooks include mainly technical and shot notes, but also notes on an Andy Goldsworthy interview. Production files contain detailed notes on the assembly of segments and revisions to the reels, including a negative pull list for a recent revision. The Program Guide contains annotated indexes to segments on each reel or disc, and other technical notes.

Source Books, found in the paper documentation, provide a scene-by-scene content inventory and transcript of the audiovisual material in each version presented to the public between 1972 and 2001. They also contain notes related to the operation of the interactive program. Although all of the source books contain redundant and similar content, each version has its own annotations and a variety of interfiled production records specific to its particular installation. The 2001 source book from the Krannert Art Museum installation also includes a disc directory, photographs of sculptures in the Krannert exhibit, and an article on Lipchitz.

Technical drawings show the way the video equipment was set up in the installations, showing a user in relation to the interactive system display. The Transcript folder includes a collection of Lipchitz's comments on Pablo Picasso gathered from the footage, a portion of which appears to have been licensed to another production company in the 1980s.

The chronological arrangement of audiovisual materials in this series has been altered slightly due to the size and physical requirements of the objects.

Box Item
31 Audiovisual Materials
31 1 Introduction, circa 1972
(2 film reels: workprint and soundtrack; oversized workprint in Box 57, oversized soundtrack in Box 58)
31 2 Birth-Cubism, circa 1972
(2 film reels: workprint and soundtrack; oversized workprint in Box 57, oversized soundtrack in Box 58)
31 3 Transparencies-Jacob and the Angel, circa 1972
(2 film reels: workprint and soundtrack; oversized soundtrack in Box 58, oversized workprint in Box 59)
31 4 Mother-Virgin, circa 1972
(2 film reels: workprint and soundtrack; oversized workprint in Box 59, oversized soundtrack in Box 60)
31 5 Reel A, Part 1, 1972
(2 film reels: A+B roll, 1 sound tape reel)
31 6 Reel A, Part 2, 1972
(2 film reels: A+B roll, 1 sound tape reel)
31 7 Reel B, Part 1, 1972
(2 film reels: A+B roll, 1 sound tape reel)
31 8 Reel B, Part 2, 1972, undated
(2 film reels: A+B roll, 1 sound tape reel)
Box Item
32 1 Unidentified Reel, 1972
(2 film reels: A+B roll)
32 2 Reel D, 1979
(2 videocassettes: U-Matic, 1 with visible time code)
Box Item
33 1 Reels A-D, 1979
(4 videocassettes: Betacam SP)
33 2 Discs I-II, circa 1982
(2 videocassettes: U-Matic)
33 3 Discs I-IV, 1999
(4 videocassettes: Digital Betacam)
Box Item
34 1 Reel A, 1982
(2 film reels: workprint, 2 film reels: soundtrack)
34 2 Reel B, 1982
(2 film reels: workprint, 2 film reels: soundtrack)
34 3 Reel C, 1982
(1 film reel: workprint, 1 film reel: soundtrack; oversized workprint in Box 61, oversized soundtrack reel in Box 60)
34 4 Reel D, 1982
(1 film reel: workrpint, 1 film reel: soundtrack; oversized workrpint in Box 61, oversized soundtrack reel in Box 60)
Box Item
35 Miscellaneous Reels
35 1 Monitor Station Segments, undated
(2 film reels: internegative and answer print, 1 sound tape reel)
35 2 Met, undated
(2 film reels: workprint and sountrack)
35 3 Reel C, Part 1, undated
(1 film reel: workprint)
(Note on original can: "does not contain Picasso")
Box Item
B35B23 4 Q+A Reel C, 1971
(1 film reel: picture, oversized reel in Box 62)
Box Item
35 5 Reel II, Part 1, undated
(1 film reel: picture, oversized reel in Box 62)
(Leader also labeled "D Reel")
35 6 Unidentified Reel, undated
(1 film reel: workprint)
35 Segments
35 7 Art Is Eternal, Banker's Economy, Bellerophon, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
35 8 Bellerophon, circa 1971-1981
(6 film reels: workprint, in 2 film cans)
Box Item
36 1 Birth and Unity, circa 1971-1981
(3 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 2 Columbine, circa 1971-1981
(2 film reels: workprint, in 1 oversized film can in Box 63)
36 3 Cubism, End Section, FF, First Come to America, Florence, Freeze, Government of the People, circa 1971-1981
(7 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 4 Government of the People, circa 1971-1981
(3 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 5 Gursenski, James Joyce, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: workprint)
36 6 Last Embrace, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: workprint, in 1 oversized film can in Box 63)
36 7 Man Getting Better, Miami and Joe Harrison Interview, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 8 Miami and Joe Harrison Interview, Mother and Child, Notre Dame de Liesse, circa 1971-1981
(5 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 9 New Segments, Opening, Paracelles, Pollution Affects Art, Storytelling, circa 1971-1981
(7 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 10 Yulla Lipchitz/Israel, circa 1971-1981
(6 film reels: workprint, in 1 oversized film can in Box 64)
36 11 Unidentified Segments, circa 1971-1981
(7 film reels: workprint, in 1 film can)
36 12 Miscellaneous Trims, circa 1971-1981
workprint and soundtrack in 1 film can
Box Item
37 Segments, continued
37 1 Art Is Eternal, Banker's Economy, Bellerophon, circa 1971-1981
(5 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 2 Bellerophon, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 3 Birth and Unity, circa 1971-1981
(4 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 4 Birth and Unity, Cubism, FF, First come to America, circa 1971-1981
(5 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 5 Gursenski, James Joyce, Last Embrace, circa 1971-1981
(6 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 6 Man Getting Better, Miami and Joe Harrison, circa 1971-1981
(3 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 7 New Segments, Notre Dame de Liesse, Pollution Affects Art, Storytelling, circa 1971-1981
(6 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 film can)
37 8 New Segments, Transparencies/Jacob and the Angel, Yulla/Israel, circa 1971-1981
(6 film reels: soundtrack, in 1 oversized film can in Box 64)
37 9 Unidentified Segments, circa 1971-1981
(13 film reels: soundtrack, in 2 film cans)
Box Folder
38 Demonstrations
38 1 Metropolitan Museum, 1972 June 11
(1 sound tape reel)
38 2 City University of New York, 1973
38 3-4 Exxon Education Foundation, 1979
(2 folders, script and 1 videocassette: U-Matic)
38 Exhibition Materials
38 5 Magnetic Strips, circa 1971-2001
in shoebox
38 6 Segment Boards, circa 1972-2001
Oversized item in OV 69
38 7 Signs, circa 1972-2001
Oversized item in OV 69
38 8 Topic Cards, circa 1972-2001
38 9 Production Notebooks, circa 1999
38 10-13 Production Files, circa 1972-2001
4 Folders
38 14-15 Program Code, circa 1999
2 Folders
38 16 Program Guide, 1998-1999
Box Folder
39 Questions and Answers
39 1-6 Handwritten Question Cards, circa 1972
6 Folders
39 7-8 Printouts of All Questions, 1973
2 Folders
39 9-12 Printouts of Questions with Answers, 1973
4 Folders
39 13-15 Printed Questions on Sorting Cards, circa 1973
3 Folders
Box Folder
40 1-2 Annotated Questions, circa 1972-2001
2 Folders
40 3-4 Coded Questions, circa 1972-2001
2 Folders
40 Source Books
40 5 1973
40 6 circa 1973
40 7 1982
40 8 1990
40 9-11 circa 1998
40 12-14 circa 2000
40 15-16 Krannert Art Museum, 2001
40 17 Reels A-D and Parts I and II Revised Script, undated
40 18 Technical Drawings of Interactive System, circa 1972-2001
40 19 Transcript of Picasso Segment, circa 1972-2001
Box
57 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Introduction (workprint from Box 31, item 1)
57 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Birth-Cubism (workprint from Box 31, item 2)
Box
58 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Introduction (soundtrack from Box 31, item 1)
58 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Birth-Cubism (soundtrack from Box 31, item 2)
58 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Transparencies-Jacob and the Angel (soundtrack from Box 31, item 3)
Box
59 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Transparencies-Jacob and the Angel (workprint from Box 31, item 3)
59 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Mother-Virgin (workprint from Box 31, item 4)
Box
60 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Mother-Virgin (circa 1972) (soundtrack from Box 31, item 4)
60 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Reel C (1982) (soundtrack from Box 34, item 3)
60 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Reel D (1982) (soundtrack from Box 34, item 4)
Box
61 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Reel C (1982) (workprint from Box 34, item 3)
61 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Reel D (1982) (workprint from Box 34, items 4)
Box
62 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Miscellaneous Reels, Q+A Reel C (from Box 35, items 4)
62 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Miscellaneous Reels, Reel II, Part 1 (from Box 35, item 5)
Box
63 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Segments, Columbine (workprint, from Box 36, item 2)
63 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Segments, Last Embrace (workprint, from Box 36, item 6)
Box
64 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Segments, Transparencies-Jacob-Yulla (workprint, from Box 36, item 10)
64 Oversized Audiovisual Materials, Segments, New Segments, Transparencies-Jacob, Yulla (soundtrack, Box 37, item 8)
Box
69 Oversized Exhibition Materials, Segment Board and Signs (from Box 38, items 6-7)
2.5.3: Jacques Lipchitz Documentary, 1972-1994

This subseries contains audiovisual and a few paper records related to the documentary Bassett produced about Jacques Lipchitz. The first version was created in 1972 in tandem with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Lipcthiz retrospective exhibition. The documentary was updated in 1977 with footage added from the posthumous large-scale sculpture installations, and then revised again in 1991.

The subseries includes multiple finished versions of the documentary in their presentation and distribution formats (film and video), and pre-print master elements of the finished versions (A+B roll and internegative; master from which distribution copies are made). Also found are production elements made at different stages of production and revision, excerpts of the finished film compiled for publicity, and two pieces of television coverage of the installation of Bellerophon Taming Pegasus that use Bassett's footage.

Some of the film cans contain paper lab records for prints and edits created over the years.

Additional records related to the documentary are found in Subseries 2.2.1 Business Records, Jacques Lipchitz Art Foundation, and Subseries 2.3, Printed Materials.

One copy of the documentary has been digitized for research use.

Box
41 Finished Versions
41 Presentation Copies
41 1 circa 1972
(2 videocassettes: U-Matic)
41 2 1977
(2 film reels)
Box Item
42 1 1977, undated
(2 duplicate videocassettes: U-Matic)
42 2 Short Version, 1989, undated
(1 film reel and 2 duplicate videocassettes: U-Matic and VHS; oversized film reel housed in Box 65)
42 3 1991
(1 film reel and 2 duplicate videocassettes: U-Matic and VHS; oversized film reel housed in Box 65)
Box Item
43 Pre-Print Master Elements
43 1 Reel 1, 1972, undated
(4 film reels: A+B Roll picture and 2 soundtrack reels)
(Can with A Roll contains film lab records)
43 2 Reel 2, 1972, 1974, 1976
(4 film reels: sound effects tracks A-D)
Box Item
44 1 Reel 2, 1972, 1974, 1976
(8 film reels: A+B Roll picture and 6 unmixed soundtrack reels)
(Can with A Roll contains film lab records)
Box Item
45 1 Reels 1 and 2, 1976, 1978-1980
(4 film reels: internegative picture and soundtrack)
45 2 Reel 1, 1991
(2 film reels: internegative picture and soundtrack)
45 Production Elements
45 3 Original Ending, circa 1972
(9 film reels: A+B Roll picture, internegative picture and soundtrack, and answer print, housed in 2 film cans)
45 4 Revised Ending, 1977
(2 sound tape reels)
45 5 Parts I, II, and III, circa 1977
(3 sound tape reels)
45 6 Titles, 1977
(1 film reel)
Box Item
46 1 Pre-print with Visible Time Code, 1991
(3 videocassettes: U-Matic)
46 Excerpts
46 2 Two Segments: Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, Freedom of Expression, circa 1977
(1 videocassette: U-Matic)
46 3 Stills and Segments for Random House Presentation, 1994
(1 videocassette: Betacam SP)
46 Television Coverage
46 4 Today Show, 1977 June 16
(1 film reel, 1 duplicate videocassette: U-Matic, film reel housed in Box 65)
46 5 News Story on Bellerophon Taming Pegasus Installation, 1977
(1 film reel, 1 duplicate videocassette: U-Matic, film reel housed in Box 65)
(Film can contains film lab records)
Box
65 Finished Versions, Presentation Copies, 1989 and 1991 (2 film reels from Box 42, items 2-3)
65 Television Coverage, Today Show (from Box 46, item 4)
65 Television Coverage, News Story on Bellerophon Taming Pegasus Installation (from Box 46, item 5)

2.6: Other Projects, 1961-2000

This subseries contains audiovisual material and a few paper records from projects unrelated to Jacques Lipchitz that were also found among Bruce Bassett's papers. Other projects by Bruce Bassett include audiovisual recordings from projects about Isamu Noguchi, Sidney Lifchez, Auguste Rodin, the Storm King sculpture center, IBM, and others, listed below. The Lifchez documentary is well-documented, but records of other projects in the series are incomplete and fragmentary. Also found are projects by others, including a draft of a screenplay, two news films of John F. Kennedy, and several other film titles. The films Dream on Monkey Mountain and Man Is My Name were made by others but were produced or aired by NBC, where Bassett worked, and he may have been involved in their production or broadcast.

Box
47 Projects by Bruce Bassett
47 A House for Someone Unlike Me with Sidney Lifchez
47 1 Finished Version, 1984
(1 videocassette: U-Matic, 2 duplicate videocassettes: VHS)
47 2 15-minute Version, 1984
(2 videocassettes: VHS)
47 3-20 Camera Tapes 1-18, 1984
(18 of 25 videocassettes: VHS)
Box Item
48 1-7 Camera Tapes 19-25, 1984
(7 of 25 videocassettes: VHS)
48 IBM Project
48 8 The Massey Ferguson Project, 1983
(3 film reels: color negative, internegative, and soundtrack)
(Color negative can contains film lab records)
48 9 Interactive Marketing Project, 1982
(1 sound tape reel)
48 10 Computer Search and Retrieval Instructions, undated
(1 sound tape reel and paper file)
48 11 Interviews, 1982
(1 sound cassette, 2 annotated, empty cassette cases)
Box Item
49 1-2 Unidentified Video, Reels 3 and 4, 1986 June 17
(2 videoreels: 1 in.)
49 Isamu Nogochi Project
49 3-5 Sound Rolls 1-3, 1978 September 12-15
49 6 Momo Taro, 1979 January 4
(1 sound tape reel)
49 7 Detroit Fountain, circa 1978-1979
(1 sound cassette)
49 8-10 Honolulu Rolls 2, 5, and 7, circa 1978-1979
(4 sound cassettes)
(2 cassettes are marked "roll 2")
49 11 First Half, Soundtrack, undated
(1 film reel: soundtrack)
49 12 Unidentified Video, undated
(1 video reel: 2 in. housed in Box 67)
(Label reads "1-12 Lipchitz, 13-24 Noguchi")
Box Item
50 Rodin-related Interviews
50 1 Jean Bernard, undated
(2 sound cassettes)
50 2 Jean Dubos, undated
(1 side of 1 sound cassette)
50 3 Ernest Menten, undated
(3 sides of 2 sound cassettes)
50 4 Jean Dubos and Ernest Menten, undated
(1 side of 1 sound cassette)
50 5 Pierre Vivant, 1981 January 22
(1 side of 1 sound cassette)
50 6 Cecile Goldscheider of the Musée Rodin, 1979
(1 sound tape reel)
(In French)
50 7 Kirk Varnadoe, 1980 May 14
(1 sound cassette)
50 8 Pierre Vivant, June1979, undated
(7 sound tape reels)
(Identified within recordings as camera reels 315, 316, 318, 320, 322, 326, 357; location of camera reels unknown)
50 9 Pierre Vivant, 1981 May 10-11
(2 sound cassettes)
50 10 Sculptors at Storm King, 1992-2000
(5 videocassettes: VHS)
(Includes multiple versions; also known as Peter Stern's Storm King)
50 11 Peter Stern Interview, 2000
(1 videocassette: VHS, silent)
50 12 Book of Kells, 2000
(2 videocassettes: VHS, 1 videocassette: Betacam SP)
50 13 Citibank Commerical, undated
(1 videocassette: VHS)
50 14 Matteo Ricci, 1991
(1 film reel)
50 15 Unidentified Sound Cassette, undated
(1 sound cassette)
Box Item
51 Projects by Others
51 1 Buffalo Rock, undated
(1 film reel)
51 2 Eames and Lipchitz, undated
(1 videocassette: VHS)
(Contains films by Charles and Ray Eames and copy of Bassett's Lipchitz film)
51 John F. Kennedy News Films
51 3 President Kennedy's News Conference #12, 1961 June 28
(1 film reel)
(Contains transcript)
51 4 Conversation with President Kennedy, 1962 February 7
(2 film reels; oversized reels in Box 66)
51 5 Man is My Name by Pierre Dominique Gaisseau, 1969-1970
(1 film reel; oversized reel in Box 66)
51 The Man with Two Sides to His Head by Anthony Cave Brown
51 6 Draft of Screenplay, undated
(3 of 5 folders)
Box Item
52 1 Draft of Screenplay, undated
(2 of 5 folders)
52 2 Research, undated
52 3 NBC Experiment in Television: Dream on Monkey Mountain, part 2, 1970
(1 film reel; oversized reel in Box 67)
Box
66 Oversized film reels, Conversation with President Kennedy (2 film reels from Box 51, item 4)
66 Oversized film reel, Man Is My Name by Pierre Dominique Gaisseau (from Box 51, item 5)
Box
67 Oversized Unidentified Video (from Box 49, item 12)
67 Oversized film reel, NBC Experiment in Television: Dream on Monkey Mountain, part 2 (from Box 52, item 3)