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Samuel Adler papers, 1902-1979

Adler, Samuel, 1898-1979

Painter, Collagist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, writings, art works, scrapbooks, phtoographs, sound records, and printed material reflect Adler's career as a painter and teacher.
REEL D231: Correspondence; three scrapbooks, 1944-1955, containing clippings and printed materials; catalogs; and gallery literature. Among the correspondents are: Morris Blackburn, Glenn Raymond Bradshaw, Howard S. Conant, Lamar Dodd, Ernest Fiene, Anthony Lauck, Sidney Laufman, Arthur Osver, John Rood, and Hudson D. Walker.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; two lecture manuscripts; teaching and other notes; an ink drawing and an ink sketch by Adler; a caricature of Adler in colored pencil, Havana, 1940; seven scrapbooks, containing letters received, announcements, clippings, letters of condolence received by Mrs. Adler, and clippings about Adler's death; 212 photographs of Adler, his family, friends, and works of art; 9 cassette tapes of interviews, radio programs, and lectures, ca. 1957-1979, including an interview with John Clancy and Adler on the history of the Rehn Gallery, 1973, and a recording of Adler's memorial service, 1979; exhibition catalogs, 1947-1977; a guest book from a 1973 Rehn Gallery exhibition; clippings, printed matter; and personal documents.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Died 1979.


Donated 1965-1980 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Adler.

Location of Originals

  • 3 scrapbooks, reel D231: Originals returned to Samuel Adler after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

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

Samuel Adler papers, 1902-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.