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Adeline Herder papers, 1942-1999

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1944-1999
(Boxes 1, 5; 0.5 linear feet)

Biographical material includes a curriculum vitae, a list of collectors of Herder's work, membership and political affiliation cards, passports, travel records, a grant application, and a publicity photograph of Herder with contact sheet and negatives. This series also houses a scrapbook documenting Herder's career including awards, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements. Much of the information in the scrapbook can also be found elsewhere in the collection, primarily in the exhibition files and printed material.
Description Container Select
Curriculum Vitae and List of Collectors, 1983, 1993, undated
1
1
Financial Records and Miscellaneous Receipts, 1959, 1963, 1973, undated
1
2
Grant Application, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 1987
1
3
Membership Cards and Political Affiliations, 1944, 1958-1959
1
4
Passports, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1980
1
5
Photograph, Contact Sheet, and Negatives, undated
1
6
Travel File, 1955-1974, undated
1
7
Award, Yetta Olkes, 1957
1
8
Scrapbook, 1975-1999
5
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1942-1996
(Boxes 1, 5; 0.8 linear feet)

This series contains the personal and professional correspondence of Adeline Herder. Included is correspondence between Addie Herder and her husband Milton, and letters from friends, family, artists, art dealers, and collectors. Correspondents include Patricia Layman Bazelon, Eugène Braun-Munk, Marina Como, Roy Davis, Sari Dienes, Dorothy Gillespie, Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn, Alice Hutchins, Marjorie Jacobson, Suzanne and Paul Jenkins, Cecily Langdale, Golda Lewis, Roy Neuberger, Victor Salvi, and Edmund Trzcinski. Also found within the papers are letters of introduction written on Herder's behalf by Louis Wiznitzer in 1963; correspondence between Marjorie Jacobson and Herder regarding the purchase of Herder's constructions by Roy Neuberger and Joseph Hirshhorn; a draft letter written in 1967 by Herder stating the value of a construction that was destroyed in a fire at the offices of Life Magazine; a poem written by Roy Neuberger, "To My Friends: The Artists," for his seventy-fifth birthday celebration; and a photocopy of the funeral program for James Baldwin. This series also houses business and calling cards; a postcard from Juliet Man Ray; and Christmas and birthday cards from Guerney Campbell, Carmen dell'Orefice, Mary and Mike Easley, Victor Elmaleh, Suzanne and Paul Jenkins, Bob Kulicke, Ethel Lunenfeld, and Mili Dunn Weiss among others.
Some correspondence is in French or Italian. Researchers may wish to consult the Exhibition Files series for additional correspondence.
This series is arranged chronologically. Where dates are unknown, letters have been filed at the end of a folder or group of folders.
Description Container Select
Employment Search, 1959, undated
1
9
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn, 1972, 1976, 1993-1994, undated
1
10
Marjorie Jacobson, 1972-1973, undated
1
11
Letters, Davis & Long Company and Davis and Langdale Company, 1978-1993, undated
1
12
General Correspondence, 1942-1995, undated
(oversized items housed in Box 5)
1
13-21
Christmas and Birthday Cards, 1978-1996, undated
1
22-23
General Correspondence, undated
(Oversized items from Box 1)
5
2

Series 3: Exhibition Files , 1961-1999
(Boxes 1-2, 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Exhibition files may contain any or all of the following: correspondence; price lists; printed material including announcements, exhibition catalogs, and clippings; and photographs. Found within the files is an exhibition catalog, Roy R. Neuberger: Patron of the Arts, inscribed by Roy Neuberger.
This series also houses a file on Beauford Delaney including correspondence, exhibition announcements, catalogs, clippings, an introduction for an exhibition catalog written by James Baldwin, and photographs of Herder at a party with Eugène Braun-Munk, Beauford Delaney, Paul Jenkins, and James Jones among others.
Some material is in French. Researchers may also wish to consult the Correspondence series for additional exhibition materials.
This series is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Early Price List, undated
1
24
"Constructions and Collages," Bodley Gallery, 1961-1962
1
25
Costumes and Masks for Paris Theater, J.B. and The Skin of Our Teeth!, 1964-1966, undated
1
26
Neuberger Museum and Roy Neuberger, Permanent Collection and Various Papers, 1972-1999
(Oversized items housed in Box 5)
1
27
"Color, Light, and Image," Women??s Interart Center, 1975
1
28
"Forty Years of American Collages," Bueckner and Harpsichords, 1975-1976
1
29
"Adeline Herder, Collage Constructions," Neuberger Museum, 1975-1976, undated
2
1
"Addie Herder, Collage Constructions," Gruenebaum Gallery, 1976, undated
2
2
Herder Records on Artwork, Prices and Accounts with Gruenbaum Gallery, 1976-1978, 1980, undated
2
3
"American Collage," Davis & Long Company, 1977, undated
2
4
Clayworks Studio Workshop Exhibitions, 1977-1980, undated
(Oversized items housed in Box 5)
2
5
"Addie Herder, Collages," Elaine Benson Gallery, 1978-1979, 1981, undated
2
6
Goddard-Riverside Community Art Show, 1978
2
7
Guggenheim Museum, Permanent Collection, 1979-1980, 1990, 1992, undated
2
8
"Addie Herder, Collage Constructions," Davis & Long Company, 1980, undated
2
9
Saint Thomas Celebration of the Arts, Wilmington, N.C., 1982-1983, undated
2
10
"Addie Herder, Collage Constructions," Davis & Langdale Company, 1983, undated
2
11
"American 20th Century Art" and "20th Century American Art," Sid Deutsch Gallery, 1985, 1989, 1992, undated
2
12
"The Friends of L.T.D. (Louise Tolliver Deutschman)," Paris-New York-Kent Fine Art Gallery, 1987
2
13
"The Technological Muse," Katonah Museum of Art, 1990-1991, undated
2
14
"Addie Herder, Collage Constructions," Davis & Langdale Company, 1993, undated
2
15
"Addie Herder, Collage-Boxes," Davis & Langdale Company, 1996, undated
2
16
Various Exhibitions, 1976-1999
2
17
Other Artists, Beauford Delaney, 1963-1999, undated
2
18
Claywork Studio Workshop Exhibitions, 1979, undated
(Oversized items from Box 2)
5
3
Neuberger Museum and Roy Neuberger, Exhibition Catalogue and Printed Material, 1984-1999
(Oversized items from Box 1)
5
4

Series 4: Printed Material , 1947-1999
(Boxes 2-3, 5; 0.6 linear feet)

Printed material contains announcements, invitations, exhibition catalogs for artists including Victor Elmaleh, Sonia Gechtoff, Juan Gris, Golda Lewis, Robert Rauschenberg, Mili Dunn Weiss, and clippings pertaining to Herder's career. Also included are posters featuring Addie Herder's constructions and a guide to Paris published circa 1967 titled Left Bank this Month.
Some material is in French, Portuguese, or Spanish.
This series is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Invitations, 1955-1995, undated
(oversized items housed in Box 5)
2
19-24
Exhibition Catalogs, Other Artists, 1947-1989
2
25-27
Exhibition Catalogues, Other Artists, 1990, 1991-1993
3
1
Magazine Clippings and Offprint Articles, 1971-1999, undated
3
2
Magazines and Bulletins, circa 1967
(Oversized items housed in Box 5)
3
3
Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1988, undated
(oversized items housed in Box 5)
3
4-5
Monograph, The New York Review of Art, 1978
3
6
Performance Programs and Event Participant Lists, 1982-1994, undated
3
7
Postcards and Cards, Other Artists Work, undated
3
8
Posters, undated
(Oversized items housed in Box 5)
3
9
Announcements, 1979, undated
(Oversized items from Box 2)
5
5
Newspaper Clippings, 1970, 1976-1977, 1981, undated
(Oversized items from Box 3)
5
6
Magazines and Bulletins, 1984, 1988, 1990
(Oversized items from Box 3)
5
7
Posters, undated
(Oversized items from Box 3)
5
8

Series 5: Writings and Notes , 1956-1996
(Boxes 3-4; 1.2 linear feet)

The bulk of the material in this series consists of Herder's appointment books which span the years 1956 through 1996. Also included are drafts of an artist statement, lecture notes, journal entries, and miscellaneous notes and notebooks. Found within the papers are index cards containing the addresses of Herder's contacts including artists, art gallery presidents, critics, collectors, and museum curators and directors.
Description Container Select
Address Books, undated
3
10
Appointment Books, 1956-1996
3
11-26
Index Cards, Addresses, undated
4
1
Drafts of Artist Statement, 1983, undated
4
2
Lecture, ??Art Why?,?? Saint John??s Museum of Art, Wilmington, N.C., 1982-1983, undated
4
3
Miscellaneous Journal Entries and Notes, 1967-1969, undated
4
4
Notes on Paints and Other Materials, undated
4
5
Notebooks, 1973, circa 1980, undated
4
6-10

Series 6: Artwork , 1950-circa 1966
(Boxes 4-5; 4 folders)

This series contains sketchbooks, miscellaneous sketches, and a self portrait in watercolor and pastel. Artwork created by other artists includes an anniversary greeting.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook and Miscellaneous Sketches, circa 1960-circa 1966, undated
4
11
Artwork, Other Artists, 1950, 1955, undated
4
12
Adeline Herder Self Portrait, undated
5
9
Sketchbook, undated
5
10

Series 7: Video Recordings , 1993, 1996
(Boxes 4-5; 5 items)

This series contains a recording of a tribute to Roy Neuberger for his ninetieth birthday and includes clips of Addie Herder speaking about Roy Neuberger. This series also houses visual inventories of Herder's works exhibited in 1993 and 1998 at Davis & Langdale Company. Also found are two ¾ inch U-Matic video recordings titled Addie Herder Collages, Tape 1, and Addie Herder Collages, Tape 2.
Description Container Select
Roy Neuberger, Birthday Tribute, 1993
(1 videocassette)
4
13
Addie Herder Exhibitions at Davis & Langdale, 1993, 1996
(1 videocassette)
4
14
Addie Herder Collages, undated
(2 videocassettes)
5
11

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