Slivka, Rose, b. 1919 d. 2004
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 22.2 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material concerning Rose Slivka's work as an editor and author. Also included is material relating to Craft International and Craft Horizons magazine.
Biographical material includes biographical notes and resumes, awards, certificates, and calenders. Correspondence is scattered and is with friends and artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Peter Volkos, Grace Hartigan, Larry Rivers, June Wayne, and others, letters from students, and fan mail. Writings by Slivka relate to craft and craft projects as well as Sam Maloof and Peter Voulkos. Photographs (1.0 linear ft.) are of Slivka, artists, art, and craft work.
Audio visual material includes an extensive collection of audio and video interviews (2.0 linear ft.) with Elaine de Kooning and Louise Nevelson, and others. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, some inscribed by artists, press releases, newspaper clippings, newsletters and magazines, brochures, and conference agendas regarding craft artists.
Material relating to Craft International and Craft Horizons magazines (approx. 5.0 linear ft.) includes subject files, drafts of writings, financial records, mailing lists, and issues of the magazine.
Biographical/Historical Note: Rose Slivka (1919-2004) was a consultant, writer, and editor from New York, N.Y. Slivka was editor for Craft Horizons magazine and founded Craft International magazine in 1980.
Donated 1982-1983 by Rose Slivka and in 2008 and 2012 by Charlotte Slivka, Rose Slivka's daughter.