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Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins research materials on Alexander Liberman, 1927-1999

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 3 series

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Series 1:Interviews and Transcripts, 1987-1994
5.1 Linear feet
Shoeboxes 1-13; Box 14-15

This series includes 216 sound cassettes and transcripts from interviews with Alexander Liberman discussing various topics, and over 60 of Liberman's peers and associates. The interview topics include Liberman's professional career as both an artist and publisher, Liberman's personal life, the interviewees relationship with Liberman, and a variety of anecdotes about the 20th century art and fashion world.
1.1:Sound Recordings, 1987-1994
DescriptionContainer
Alexander Liberman, on Abstract Art, 1988 December 19
1 Sound cassette
1
1
Alexander Liberman, on Art and His Art; on Tatiana, October, 1988
1 Sound cassette
1
2
Alexander Liberman, on Art and Early Years, circa 1988
1 Sound cassette
1
3
Alexander Liberman, on Artist in His Studio, 1988 October 21
2 Sound cassettes
1
4-5
Alexander Liberman, on Allure, 1990 October 1
1 Sound cassette
1
6
Alexander Liberman, on Auctions, 1988 November 11
1 Sound cassette
1
7
Alexander Liberman, on Avedon; Life at Home; Refinements, 1990 May 2
1 Sound cassette
1
8
Alexander Liberman, on Baseball; Bullfights, 1988 December 7
1 Sound cassette
1
9
Alexander Liberman, the Card Trick, 1990 June 6
1 Sound cassette
1
10
Alexander Liberman, Cars, 1988 December 1
1 Sound cassette
1
11
Alexander Liberman, Castration; His Art, 1989 February 27
1 Sound cassette
1
12
Alexander Liberman, Death, Tatiana, and Art, 1988 November 14, December 6
1 Sound cassette
7
2
Alexander Liberman on Dietrich, Marlene , 1988 November 28
1 Sound cassette
1
13
Alexander Liberman, on Early Years, 1988 September 30
3 Sound cassettes
1
14-16
Alexander Liberman, Fashion as Art; Frenchy the Driver, 1988 November 15
1 Sound cassette
1
17
Alexander Liberman, Finances; office; Vreeland; Patcevitch; Anna, undated
1 Sound cassette
2
1
Alexander Liberman, on Francine, Tatiana; Art, 1988 October 25-26
1 Sound cassette
2
2
Alexander Liberman, Frankenthaler, Helen, 1988 November 9
1 Sound cassette
2
3
Alexander Liberman, French Magazines, 1989 January 22
1 Sound cassette
2
4
Alexander Liberman, Gardening, 1989 January 10
1 Sound cassette
2
5
Alexander Liberman, Guilt, 1989 February 23
1 Sound cassette
2
6
Alexander Liberman, Health; Tatiana, 1991 May 21
1 Sound cassette
2
7
Alexander Liberman, Hilda, 1989 April 6
1 Sound cassette
2
8
Alexander Liberman, on Mirabella, 1989 February 22
1 Sound cassette
2
9
Alexander Liberman, Mother, 1989 January; 1989 November 7
2 Sound cassettes
2
10-11
Alexander Liberman, New York Beginnings, 1988 October 18-19
1 Sound cassette
2
12
Alexander Liberman, Noble Hiring and Firing, 1988 November 22
1 Sound cassette
2
13
Alexander Liberman, Patcevich; Art; Money, 1988 October 12
1 Sound cassette
2
14
Alexander Liberman, Patcevitch, 1990 February 2
1 Sound cassette
2
15
Alexander Liberman, Photography, 1990 September 13
1 Sound cassette
2
16
Alexander Liberman, Peck, Priscilla; Yacovleff; Mother, 1990 January 11
1 Sound cassette
2
17
Alexander Liberman, Peck, Priscilla Art , 1988 October 19
1 Sound cassette
3
1
Alexander Liberman, Refugees and Art, 1988 November 21
1 Sound cassette
3
2
Alexander Liberman, Sculpture, 1988 October 28
1 Sound cassette
3
3
Alexander Liberman, Snobs; Art, 1988 November 26
1 Sound cassette
3
4
Alexander Liberman, Social Circles; 1950s Greenberg and Showing, 1988 November 28
2 Sound cassettes
3
5-6
Alexander Liberman, Studio Film, undated
1 Sound cassette
3
7
Alexander Liberman, Vogel, England, Russia, Paris, 1990 January 7
1 Sound cassette
3
8
Alexander Liberman, Vogue, 1988 October 28
1 Sound cassette
3
9
Alexander Liberman, Vogue Covers, 1990 May 10
1 Sound cassette
3
10
Alexander Liberman, Vogue Editor John Richardson and Arga Brodovich, 1990 March 5
1 Sound cassette
3
11
Alexander Liberman, Vreeland, Anna; Tina, undated
1 Sound cassette
3
12
Alexander Liberman, War and Escape; Patcevitch; Hilda, Lubee, 1988 October 13-14
1 Sound cassette
3
13
Alexander Liberman, Warhol, Andy, undated
1 Sound cassette
3
14
Alexander Liberman, Warhol Show; Dominique Nabokov, 1989 February 7-9
1 Sound cassette
3
15
Alexander Liberman, Women, Tatiana, and Running Household, 1989 November 12
1 Sound cassette
3
16
Alexander Liberman, 1987 January 4
1 Sound cassette
3
17
Alexander Liberman, 1988 October 14
1 Sound cassette
4
1
Alexander Liberman, 1988 November 1
1 Sound cassette
4
2
Alexander Liberman, 1988 November 8
1 Sound cassette
4
3
Alexander Liberman, 1988 November 8
1 Sound cassette
4
4
Alexander Liberman, 1988 December 3
1 Sound cassette
4
5
Alexander Liberman, 1988 December 12
1 Sound cassette
4
6
Alexander Liberman, 1988 December 27
2 Sound cassettes
4
7-9
Alexander Liberman, 1989 January 9
1 Sound cassette
4
10
Alexander Liberman, 1989 January 11-20
1 Sound cassette
4
11
Alexander Liberman, 1989 January 15
1 Sound cassette
4
12
Alexander Liberman, 1989 January 17
1 Sound cassette
4
13
Alexander Liberman, 1989 January
2 Sound cassettes
4
14-15
Alexander Liberman, 1989 March 27
1 Sound cassette
4
16
Alexander Liberman, 1989 April 14
1 Sound cassette
4
17
Alexander Liberman, 1989 August 1
1 Sound cassette
5
1
Alexander Liberman, 1989 August 28
1 Sound cassette
5
2
Alexander Liberman, 1989 September 15
1 Sound cassette
5
3
Alexander Liberman, 1989 November 28
1 Sound cassette
5
4
Alexander Liberman, 1990 March
1 Sound cassette
5
5
Alexander Liberman, 1990 April 13
1 Sound cassette
5
6
Alexander Liberman, 1990 June 10
1 Sound cassette
5
7
Alexander Liberman, 1990 August 17
1 Sound cassette
5
8
Alexander Liberman, 1990 October 3
1 Sound cassette
5
9
Alexander Liberman, 1992 January 24
1 Sound cassette
5
10
Alexander Liberman, 1992 April 5
1 Sound cassette
5
11
Alexander Liberman, 1992 June 12
1 Sound cassette
5
12
Alexander Liberman, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
13-17
Alexander Liberman, undated
17 Sound cassettes
6
1-17
Alexander Liberman, undated
1 Sound cassette
7
1
Alexander Liberman, undated
1 Sound cassette
7
3
Alloway, Lawrence, 1989 March 13
1 Sound cassette
7
3
Auchincloss, Mrs., undated
1 Sound cassette
5
1
Avedon, Richard, 1990 March 28
2 Sound cassettes
7
4-5
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1992
4 Sound cassettes
7
6-9
Beach, Milo, 1987 June 5
1 Sound cassette
7
15
Brodsky, Joseph, 1990 March 25
1 Sound cassette
7
10
Brown, Cecily, 199[0?] November 16
2 Sound cassettes
7
11-12
Brown, Hal, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
13
Brown, Tina, 1990 February 8
1 Sound cassette
5
14
Cage, John, 1991 January 9
1 Sound cassette
7
13
Callie, Sophie, undated
1 Sound cassette
7
14
Cahan, Bill, 1989 July 17
1 Sound cassette
7
15
De la Renta, Oscar, undated
1 Sound cassette
7
16
Donovan, Carrie, undated
2 Sound cassettes
5
15-16
Emmerich, Andre, 1988 November 16
1 Sound cassette
7
17
Evans, Harry, 1989 November 28
1 Sound cassette
5
4
Ford, Walton, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
1
Freud, Lucian, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
2
Fried, Micheline, 1989 April 12-13
1 Sound cassette
8
3
Gagosian, Larry, 1989 July 7
1 Sound cassette
8
4
Gratz, Donald, 1989 March 28
1 Sound cassette
4
16
Gray, Cleve and Francine, 1989
4 Sound cassettes
8
5-8
Gray, Cleve, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
17
Gray, Cleve, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
9
Gray, Francine, 1988 December 27
3 Sound cassettes
4
7-9
Gray, Francine, 1991 January 10
1 Sound cassette
8
10
Greenberg, Clement, undated
1 Sound cassette
3
17
Greenberg, Clement, 1989
6 Sound cassettes
8
11-16
Gregorian, Vartan, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
16
Gregory, Alexis, 1989 March 7
1 Sound cassette
8
17
Gross, Amy, 1988 November 8
1 Sound cassette
4
3
Marcel Guildame, 1988 October 27
1 Sound cassette
1
7
Hampton, Mark, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
1
Hartnett, Susan, 1998 September 30
1 Sound cassette
7
12
Hoag, Sharon, undated
1 Sound cassette
12
6
Howard, Jean, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
1
Hopps, Walter, 1990 November 6
1 Sound cassette
9
2
Horn, Roni, undated
1 Sound cassette
11
1
Hughes, Bob, 1990 June 14
1 Sound cassette
9
3
Isaac, Michael, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
4
Kasper, Eddie, 1989 March 14
1 Sound cassette
9
5
Kelly, Ellsworth, undated
2 Sound cassettes
9
6-7
Kissinger, Henry, undated
1 Sound cassette
12
12
Koons, Picasso, Frank Stella, Glimscher, Serra, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
8
Koons, Jeff, 1990
4 Sound cassettes
9
9-12
Kramer, Hilton, undated
1 Sound cassette
6
1
Layman, Bill, 1989 April 14
1 Sound cassette
4
17
Lawton, Tom, 1987 June 4
1 Sound cassette
7
15
Lerman, Leo, undated
1 Sound cassette
6
2
Liberman, Bill, 1990 March 28
1 Sound cassette
9
13
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1993 May 17
2 Sound cassettes
9
14-15
Lidoval, undated
1 Sound cassette
6
3
Lesser, Bernie, 1992 July 13
1 Sound cassette
9
16
Lloyd, Kate, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
17
MacGraw, Buck, undated
1 Sound cassette
12
9
Mirabella, Grace, 1989 July 11
1 Sound cassette
10
1
Moses, Mabel, 1989 January
1 Sound cassette
10
2
Motherwell, Robert, 1991 January 9
1 Sound cassette
7
13
Newhouse, Si, 1989 February
4 Sound cassettes
10
3-6
Novogrod, Nancy, 1989 February 22
1 Sound cassette
2
9
Novogrod, Nancy, 1990 March 30
1 Sound cassette
10
7
Olitski, Jules, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
8
Penn, Irving, Kazanjian's thoughts after interview, undated
1 Sound cassette
1
17
Penney, Alexandra, undated
1 Sound cassette
6
4
Phillips, Carol, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
9
Pittman, Bob, undated
1 Sound cassette
6
5
Pittman, Sandy, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
8
Rae, Feona, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
10
Rauschenberg, Robert and Jasper Johns, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
8
Rauschenberg, Robert, undated
1 Sound cassette
13
2
Raynor, Billy, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
11
Rezzori, Grecia von, 1989 February 15
1 Sound cassette
10
12
Rice, Linda, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
13
Rochelle, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
14
Rose, Barbara, 1990 March 27
2 Sound cassettes
10
15-16
Rosenfeld, Isadore, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
1
Rosenthal, Mark, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
17
Rothenberg, Susan, 1989-1990
4 Sound cassettes
11
1-4
Rubin, Bill, 1989 December 11
1 Sound cassette
7
1
Rubin, Bill, undated
1 Sound cassette
8
11
Rubin, Larry, 1988 November 14
1 Sound cassette
7
2
Rubin, Laurie and Lynn, undated
1 Sound cassette
10
7
Rubin, Nancy, undated
3 Sound cassettes
11
5-7
Salle, David, 1992
4 Sound cassettes
11
8-11
Saville, Jenny, undated
2 Sound cassettes
8
12-13
Saville, Jenny, undated
3 Sound cassettes
11
12-14
Schnabel, Julian, undated
4 Sound cassettes
11
15-18
Schnabel, Julian, undated
3 Sound cassettes
12
1-3
Schnabel, Olatz, undated
2 Sound cassettes
12
2-3
Sereny, Gitta, 1992 March 21
1 Sound cassette
12
4
Serra, Richard, undated
2 Sound cassettes
12
5-6
Simpson, Babs, 1988 November 16
1 Sound cassette
7
17
Sinclaire, Paul, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
8
Starn, Doug, undated
1 Sound cassette
9
1
Smith, Kiki, 1994
3 Sound cassettes
12
7-9
Tchnernichova, Elena, 1990 April 13
1 Sound cassette
12
10
Train, Susan, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
2
Train, Simone and Susan, undated
2 Sound cassettes
12
11-12
Taaffe, Philip, undated
4 Sound cassettes
12
13-16
Twombly, Cy, undated
1 Sound cassette
12
17
Twombly, Cy, undated
2 Sound cassettes
13
1-2
Udell, Rochelle, 1989 April 13
1 Sound cassette
13
3
Vreeland, Diana, 1988 December 2
1 Sound cassette
1
11
Fried, Micheline, undated
1 Sound cassette
13
3
Wells, Linda, 1991 May 23
1 Sound cassette
13
4
Winsor, Jackie, undated
2 Sound cassettes
13
5-6
Wintour, Anna, 1989-1990
1 Sound cassette
13
7
Winkler, Paul, undated
1 Sound cassette
13
2
Wojnarowicz, David, undated
1 Sound cassette
1
6
Wojnarowicz, David, undated
1 Sound cassette
5
9
Wojnarowicz, David, undated
1 Sound cassette
13
8
Unidentified, circa 1990
3 Sound cassettes
13
9-11
1.2:Interview Transcripts, circa 1988-1992
DescriptionContainer
Alexander Liberman Interviews, Transcript (pg. 1-1239), 1988-1992
14
1-8
Alexander Liberman Interviews, Transcripts (without pagination), circa 1988-1992
14
9
List of Interviews, Notes, and Excerpts, circa 1988-1992
14
10
Alloway, Lawrence, undated
14
11
Avedon, Richard "Dick", 1990
14
12
Penelope Tree and David Ross on Richard Avedon, 1993, undated
14
13
Berner, Rosamond, undated
14
14
Brodosky, Joseph, 1990
14
15
Brown, Tina, 1990
14
16
Cahan, Bill, 1989
14
17
Conde Nast, Conversations with a Sculptor, undated
14
18
De Croisset, Ethel, undated
14
19
De la Renta, Oscar, 1991
14
20
Demontezemolo, Cathy, undated
14
21
Donovan, Carrie, 1991
14
22
Emmerich, Andre, undated
14
23
Evans, Harry, 1989
14
24
Fried, Micheline, 1989
14
25
Gersh, Gloria, undated
14
26
Gratz, Donald, 1989
14
27
Gray, Cleve, undated
14
28
Gray, Francine, 1988
14
29
Green, Pat, 1988
14
30
Gregory, Alexis, 1989
14
31
Gross, Amy, 1988
14
32
Guillaume, Marcel, 1988
14
33
Gunther, Jane, 1990
14
34
Hopps, Walter, undated
14
35
Hughes, Bob, 1990
14
36
Kasper, Eddie, 1989
14
37
Kissinger, Henry, undated
14
38
Kramer, Hilton, undated
14
39
Layman, Bill, 1989
14
40
Lerman, Leo, undated
14
41
Leser, Bernie, undated
14
42
Leval, Beatrice, 1988
14
43
Liberman, Bill, 1990
14
44
Lidovar, 1989
14
45
Lloyd, Kate, undated
14
46
Mirabella, Grace, undated
14
47
Moses, Mabel, 1989
14
48
Nobokov, Dominique, undated
14
49
Newhouse, Si, 1989
14
50
Novogrod, Nancy, 1989
14
51
Patcevitch, Iva, undated
14
52
Penn, Irving; Alexander Liberman on Penn, circa 1988-1990
14
53
Penney, Alexandra, undated
14
54
Phillips, Carol, undated
14
55
Raynor, Billy, undated
14
56
Rezzori, Gregor von, undated
14
57
Rice, Linda, undated
14
58
Richardson, John, 1990
14
59
Rose, Barbara, 1990
14
60
Rosenfeld, Dr. Isadore, undated
14
61
Rubin, Bill, 1989
14
62
Ruston, Perry, undated
14
63
Salem, Daniel, undated
14
64
Sereny, Gitta, undated
14
65
Simpson, Babs, 1988
14
66
Snowdon, Lord, or Anthony Armstrong-Jones, circa 1988
14
67
Stern, Luda, 1992
14
68
Sturm, Hilda, 1989
15
1
Tchernichova, Elena, 1990
15
2
Train, Susan, 1989
15
3
Udell, Rochelle, 1989
15
4
Ungless, Derek, undated
15
5
Vreeland, Diana, 1988
15
6
Van Zandt, Pam, 1989
15
7
Wells, Linda, 1991
15
8
Wintour, Anna, 1989
15
9

Series 2:Research Files, 1927-1999
1.2 Linear feet
Box 15; Hol 16

Research files include Liberman's school records, citizenship and migration papers, and correspondence with family and freinds as well as notable individuals such as Irving Penn, Salvador Dali, Yves Saint Laurent, and Robert Motherwell. This series also contains articles and clippings related to Liberman, fashion, artists and art history, Russian-Americans, Conde Nast Publications, and Vogue. A majority of the files contain notes and annotations made by Kazanjian and Tomkins.
This series contains folders originally created by Kazanjian and Tomkins; the contents of each folder were kept in the original order.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Alexander Liberman, Life Chronology, undated
15
10
Alexander Liberman, Biographical File, circa 1927-1992
15
11-12
Alexander Liberman, Personal Life, 1940s-1950s, circa 1940-1992
15
13
Alexander Liberman, Personal Life, 1950s-1960s, circa 1950-1992
15
14
Alexander Liberman's Art, 1960s, circa 1960-1969
15
15
Alexander Liberman, Black Paintings (Photographs), circa 1964-1965
15
16
Miscellaneous, 1970s, circa 1970-1979
15
17
Alexander Liberman, 1980s, circa 1980-1989
15
18
Miscellaneous, 1990s, circa 1990-1999
15
19-20
Alexander Liberman Interviews, 1946-1988
15
21
Alexander Liberman, Artist in His Studio, circa 1954-1992
15
22
Alexander Liberman, The Artist and His Craft (unpublished), circa 1963-1964
15
23
Alexander Liberman Correspondence, Family, circa 1939-1945
15
24
Alexander Liberman Correspondence, Contemporaries, circa 1959-1992
15
25
Alexander Liberman Correspondence, Salvador Dali, 1944-1964
15
26
Alexander Liberman, Parents, circa 1945-1965
15
27
Tatiana Iacovleff du Plessix Liberman, circa 1940-1992
15
28-29
Francine du Plessix Gray, circa 1941-1992
15
30
Conde Nast, 1970s, circa 1970-1979
15
31
Conde Nast, 1980s, circa 1980-1989
15
32
Vogue, 1940-1950, circa 1940-1992
15
33
Vogue, 1950-1960, circa 1949-1992
15
34
Vogue, 1960s, circa 1960-1992
16
1
Newhouse, 1976-1992
16
2
Irvin Penn, circa 1944-1992
Included in this file are two letters Irving Penn wrote to Liberman while Penn was stationed in Europe during World War II.
16
3
Diana Vreeland, 1960s, circa 1960-1992
16
4
Art History, Clippings, circa 1977-1998
16
5
Fashion, circa 1979-1992
16
6
Photographers, Avedon, Parks, and others, circa 1958-1993
16
7
White Russians (20th C. Russian Emigration), circa 1970-1992
16
8

Series 3:Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman, circa 1988-1992
7 Folders
Hol 16; Pam 17

This series contains book outlines, chapter drafts and notes, and an edited manuscript of Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Alexander Liberman and Dodie Kazanjian Book Agreement, 1988
16
9
Book Notes and Miscellaneous Material, circa 1988-1992
16
10
Book Outline (draft), undated
16
11
Chapter One, Draft and Notes, circa 1992
16
12
Manuscript, circa 1992
17
1-3

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