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Sam Hunter papers relating to Larry Rivers, 1950-1969

Hunter, Sam, 1923-

Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Research materials collected for Hunter's monograph LARRY RIVERS (Harry Abrams, Inc., 1969).
Reel 630: Correspondence, 1965-1969, a 59 page biography of Rivers, disposition lists of Rivers' works, a chronolgy and bibliography, a typescript of a tape-recorded interview with Rivers, 1969, writings and a lecture by Rivers, a typescript of LARRY RIVERS, and clippings.
Reel 630: Approximately 50 photographs, 1949-1968, of which 2 are personal photographs and the remainder are of works of art, Rivers painting, and gallery installations of Rivers' work.
Reel 673: 470 photographs of the works of Larry Rivers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian and educator; Princeton, New Jersey. Hunter has taught at Princeton since 1969. He has worked in many capacities for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., including editor-in-chief, 1971-72. He has curated and consulted for museum exhibitions at several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Princeton Art Museum. Larry Rivers is a contemporary painter known for his life-size portraits.


The donor, Sam Hunter, gave this material after it was used by the Chicago Art Institute for a retrospective exhibit on Larry Rivers.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 630 & 673 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Sam Hunter papers relating to Larry Rivers, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.