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Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975

Contents and Arrangement

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1927-1969
(Box 1, 4; 9 folders)

Biographical material primarily consists of army records documenting Sander's service during World War II. School records reflect his studies in Europe and at New York University, and include a student identity card signed by Hans Hofmann. Also included are curriculum vitae and passports.
Biographical materials are on reel 5900.
Description Container Select
Curriculum Vitae, 1967-1969
1
1
Passports, 1927-1964
1
2-3
School Records, 1931-1952
1
4
Army Records, 1940-1950
1
5-8
Membership Cards, 1962, undated
1
9
Oversized Training Certificate, 1944
4
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1931-1975
(Box 1; 28 folders)

Chronological correspondence primarily consists of letters from Sanders to his mother during his army service, and letters from his colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities. Correspondents include Clement Greenberg, Philip Guston, Yvonne Hagen, Gottfried Honegger, Sam Kootz, and Vaclav Vytlacil. There are single letters from Georgi Daskaloff, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, George Plimpton, and Maximilian Schell, and an invitation to a croquet party from Willem and Elaine De Kooning, Sander, Nancy Ward, and Franz Kline.
Correspondence is on reel 5900.
Description Container Select
Chronological Correspondence, 1931-1975
1
10-37

Series 3: Diaries , 1931-1973
(Box 1; 11 folders)

Eighteen diaries contain very brief annotations describing daily activities. There are two diaries each for years 1961, 1962, and 1964. Four of the diaries also contain listings of addresses.
Diaries are on reels 5900-5901.
Description Container Select
Diaries, 1931-1964
1
38-43
Diaries, 1965-1973
1
44-48

Series 4: Personal Business Records , 1953-1974, undated
(Box 2; 4 folders)

Personal Business Records consist of leases for lofts in New York and contracts for teaching and for recorded interviews. There are also miscellaneous receipts, primarily for art supplies and travel expenses.
Personal business records are on reel 5901.
Description Container Select
Leases, 1953
2
1
Contracts, 1965-1974
2
2
Receipts for Art Supplies, 1964-1970
2
3
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1967-1970, undated
2
4

Series 5: Notes and Writings , 1951-1960, undated
(Box 2; 8 folders)

Notes consist of address books and lists. Writings include typescripts about Vermeer and an artist's statement by Sander and typescripts about Sander by others.
Notes and writings are on reel 5901.
Description Container Select
Address Books, undated
2
5-6
List of Artists'Addresses Possibly for The Club, circa 1940s-1950s
2
7
Typescripts by Sander, 1951-1952
2
8-9
Artist's Statement by Sander, 1960
2
10
Typescripts about Sander by Others, undated
2
11-12

Series 6: Art Work , circa 1930s-1970s
(Box 2, 4; 18 folders)

Art work consists primarily of sketchbooks, at least two of which are from his European travels. The majority of the illustrations were made for Encore magazine.
Artwork is on reels 5901-5902.
Description Container Select
Sketchbooks, circa 1930s-1970s
2
13-20
Sketchbooks, circa 1930s-1970s
2
21-24
Illustrations for Magazines, circa 1930s-1970s
2
25-29
Miscellaneous Sketches and Watercolors, circa 1930s-1970s
2
30
Oversize Watercolor, circa 1930s-1970s
4
1
Two Oversize Sketchbooks, circa 1930s-1970s
4
2-3

Series 7: Photographs , 1910-1973, undated
(Box 2, 4; 34 folders)

Photographs of Sander include one with his mother and several with his Army company. Photographs of exhibition openings include James Brooks, Clement Greenberg, Conrad Marca-Relli, Esteban Vicente, and Hugo Weber. Photographs of Sander with colleagues include Leo Castelli, Elaine De Kooning, Willem De Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg. This subseries sometimes includes related photographs of their surroundings from the same roll of film. There are also miscellaneous travel photographs.
Photographs are on reel 5902.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Sander, 1910-1973
2
31-33
Photographs of Exhibition Openings, 1958-1964
2
34-35
Photographs of Sander with Colleagues, 1924-1969
2
36-58
Photographs of Summer Home at Sagapanack, Long Island, 1961, undated
2
59
Photographs of Art Work by Sander, undated
2
60-61
Travel Photographs, undated
2
62-64
Oversize Photograph of Sander with Willem De Kooning and Balcomb Greene, 1964
4
1

Series 8: Printed Material , 1926-1975, undated
(Box 2-5; 30 folders)

Printed materials are on reel 5902.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1940-1975
2
65-70
Clippings and Galleys of Encore Magazine Illustrated by Sander, undated
3
1
Clippings from Tomorrow Magazine Illustrated by Sander, undated
3
2
Press Releases, 1963, undated
3
3
Brochure for Art Students' League, 1926-1927
3
4
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Sander, 1951-1975, undated
3
5-17
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, 1970, undated
3
18
Brochures for Colorado College, 1951-1953
3
19
Brochures for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center School, 1951-1954
3
20
Programs, 1962-1970
3
21
Reproductions of Art Work by Others, undated
3
22
Picture Postcards, undated
3
23
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1939-1971, undated
3
24
Oversize Clipping, 1940
4
1
Oversize Theater Poster, undated
4
1
Oversize Posters, 1954-1970
OV 5
Oversize Map of Railways Between Gettysburg and Richmond, 1939
OV 5

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