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Philip Leider papers, circa 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1971

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Rihoko Ueno
Scope and Contents
The papers of Artforum editor and educator Philip Leider measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1962 to 1997, bulk dates 1965 to 1971. The papers consist of Leider's correspondence with Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg. Correspondence, both professional and personal, constitutes a majority of the collection and is between Philip Leider and Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg and covers topics such as the writing and publication of articles and reviews in Artforum magazine, anecdotes from parties, gallery openings, lectures and performances attended by Leider and his friends, and critical reactions to events and changes in the art world. Although few in number, writings are included, usually accompanied by a letter explaining the content and style of the manuscript. These are drafts of articles slated for publication in Artforum.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Philip Leider papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 by Philip Leider.
Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Philip Leider conducted by Paul Karlstrom, December 11, 1979.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, prepared for digitization, and described in a finding aid by Rihoko Ueno in 2021.