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Alan Gussow research material for A Sense of Place, 1970-1974

Alan Gussow research material for A Sense of Place, 1970-1974

Gussow, Alan, 1931-1997



Collection Information

Size: 2.8 linear ft.

Summary: Research materials for Gussow's book, A Sense of Place : the Artist and the American Land, and the related Nebraska Public Television production and Syracuse University symposium.

Book materials include research files; correspondence, photographs and color transparencies, sound recordings (17-3" reels) of interviews with artists: Lennart Anderson, Nell Blaine, Richard Bogart, Harold Bruder, John Button, Joseph Fiore, Sam Gelber, Gabriel Laderman, Sheridan Lord, George Bentley Nick, Fairfield Porter, Paul Resika, Jane Wilson, and George Wexler; manuscript, proofs, and the published book; publicity, reviews, and fan mail. Exhibition related material includes the proposal and other items. Public television production material includes correspondence, publicity, transcript, transcript tapes (4-7" reels), and film (2 reels, 108 min. total); and the symposium material includes correspondence and printed matter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, author; New York. Author of A Sense of Place (1974) dealing with American landscape painting. Died 1997.


Donated 1995 by Alan Gussow.

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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Alan Gussow research material for A Sense of Place, 1970-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.