Size: 0.4 Linear feet
Summary: The Leah Gordon interview notes and research materials measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-1970. The material was created by Gordon as background research for Time Magazine's visual arts coverage between 1964 and 1970. Gordon would interview artists and submit her typewritten notes and summaries to Time's editorial staff for use by the writer of the assigned piece. Notable figures interviewed include Romare Bearden, Marcel Breuer, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Ben Shahn, and Tony Smith, among others. Other files contain interview notes and research regarding coverage of exhibitions and museums, including the "American Primitives" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Edith Halpern's bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, etc. The collection also includes some internal correspondence and clippings of the final stories as they ran in the magazine. Most of the documents are original typescripts, with some photocopies. In these instances, the photocopy is considered to be the only surviving copy of the document.