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Alan Gussow research material for A Sense of Place, 1956-1994

Gussow, Alan, 1931-1997


Collection Information

Size: 2.8 linear ft.

Summary: Research material for Alan Gussow's book, A Sense of Place: the Artist and the American Land, and the related Nebraska Public Television production, symposium, and exhibition at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, measures 2.8 linear feet and dates from 1956 to 1994. Research files include correspondence, photographs and color transparencies, sound recordings of 17 interviews with artists, a draft manuscript, publicity, reviews, and fan mail. Exhibition and symposium related material includes the proposal, correspondence, and printed matter. Public television production material includes correspondence, publicity, transcripts, soundtrack tapes, and film footage.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alan Gussow (1931-1997) was a painter and writer in New York.


The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Alan Gussow in 1995.


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.