Scope and Contents
The Boris Deutsch papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1912-1979. Biographical materials include a resume, identification documents, an interview transcript, and documentation of milestone dates. Correspondence with Deutsch is both personal and professional. Writings includes both autobiographical and biographical writings as well as various speeches and notes. Personal business records consists of business documents, inventories of artwork, and stock market documents created by Deutsch. Printed materials includes various materials relating to the political climate of the 1940s and Deutsch's personal interests, as well as auction and exhibition catalogs, and exhibition announcements. Also included are scans of photographs and scrapbook pages. Photographic material consists of photographs of Deutsch and his wife, family and friends, his artwork, and various installations of exhibits. Artwork includes one sketchbook.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Clippings and exhibition catalogs were lent for microfilming in 1964 by Betty Hoag. Papers were donated in 1980 by the estate of Boris Deutsch.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel LA 2) including: clippings and exhibition catalogs.
The archives also hold an oral history interview of Boris Deutsch conducted 1964 June 1-5, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
This collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared, by Allessandra Liberati in 2023.