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Leon Golub papers, 1930s-2009

Golub, Leon, 1922-2004


Collection Information

Size: 16.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, political activist, and educator Leon Golub are dated 1930s-2009, and measure 16.5 linear feet. His career as a painter and educator - and, to a far lesser extent, his personal interests and activities - are documented by correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, video recordings, and audio recordings. Also included are biographical materials, personal business records, and photographs of Leon Golub and his art work. Posthumously dated items are mostly condolence letters, obituaries, printed material, and inventories of his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leon Golub (1922-2004) was a painter and instructor in New York, N.Y. Golub was married to painter and collage artist, Nancy Spero.


The Leon Golub papers were donated by Leon Golub in 1978; the majority of the papers were given in 2013 by The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts via their sons Stephen, Philip and Paul Golub. Material loaned for microfilming in 1969 is included with the 2013 donation.

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