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A Finding Aid to the Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979 | Digitized Collection

Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979

Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur, 1925-1997

Collector, Dealer

This site provides access to the papers of Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2004. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 7,205 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 4.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art collectors, art patrons, and philanthropists Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1837 to 1984, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1979. The papers are comprised mostly of correspondence with artists, museums, and arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, artists' autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans, exhibition files, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawrence Fleischman (1925-1997) of New York City was an American art collector, patron, philanthropist, and benefactor. His wife, Barbara, is also an art collector.

Provenance

The collection was microfilmed in accretions on reels D8-D10 and 3646; the film is no longer in circulation. Letters that were loaned for microfilming in 1965 were subsequently donated, except for five letters which are filmed on reel D197. All accretions were merged and arranged, and a finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald in 2010. The collection was prepared for scanning in 2011 by Stephanie Ashley and fully scanned in 2011 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Related Materials

Among the Archives holdings are two oral history interviews with Lawrence A. Fleischman. The first was conducted by Paul Cummings in 1970 and the second conducted by Gail Stavitsky in 1994. Both interviews have transcripts available.

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.