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William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Information , 1930s-1974
7 Folders
Box 1

This series contains William Seitz's resumes and CV's; identification cards including a Works Progress Administration for New York City card; materials concerning a memorial held after Seitz's death at the University of Virginia including correspondence, artwork, writings, speeches, clipings, and condolence cards; poetry written by Irma Seitz for William on the anniversary of their marriage; and x-rays.
Description Container Select
CV's and Resumes, 1974, 1950s
2 Folders
1
1-2
Identification Cards, 1930s
1
3
UVA Memorial, 1974
2 Folders
1
4-5
Poetry by Irma Seitz, for William Seitz, 1960s
1
6
X-Rays, feet, 1943
1
7

Series 2: Correspondence , 1945-1995
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series consists of incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, the bulk of which is professionally focused. Correspondence relates to job opportunities, recommendations for Seitz and for others by Seitz, correspondence from organizations to which Seitz belonged, and materials sent and received while serving as the Kress Fellow at the National Gallery of Art, at the Rose Art Musuem, and as associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art. Researchers should note that more correspondence can be found within the Research and Writing Files series. Also found are condolence letters sent to Irma Seitz.
Correspondence is arranged into rough chronological order. Materials organized by Seitz are labeled by subject at the beginning of this series with general correspondence at the end.
Description Container Select
Kress Fellowship, 1971-2
5 Folders
1
8-12
Stanford, Job Opportunity, 1965
1
13
University of Virginia, Salary and Hiring, 1970-1972
1
14
Offers for Faculty Positions, 1950s
1
15
Recommendation Letters, 1965-1969
2 Folders
1
16-17
Recommendation Letters, for Others
1
18
Lecture Requests, 1968
1
19
Lecture Requests, Declined, 1966-1965
2 Folders
1
20-1
Lecture Requests, Repeated, 1966-1967
1
22
Regarding Spoerri Sculpture, 1970s
1
23
Regarding Monet Research and Article, 1956-1959
1
24
State University College Exhibition, 1968
1
25
"Quality in Sculpture", 1969
1
26
Concerning Artists and Exhibitions, 1970s
1
27
Rose Art Museum, 1968-1971
1
28
Pepsico International Sculpture Exhibition, 1972
1
29
Associate Curator of MoMA, 1960s
1
30
Syed Muhammed Award, 1966-1968
1
31
College Art Association, 1956
2
1
College Art Association, 1956-1960s
2
2
Art International, 1966-1967
2
3
Art in the Age of Aquarius, 1970-1979
2
4
Black Mountain College, 1970s
2
5
George Herms Exhibition for Seitz, 1981
2
6
National Gallery of Art, undated, 1985
2
7
Book Royalties, 1971-1975
2
8
Condolence Letters, 1974
2
9
Irma Seitz Correspondence, 1975-1979
2
10
General Correspondence, 1945-1949
2
11
General Correspondence, 1945-1949
2
12
General Correspondence, 1950-1951
2
13
General Correspondence, 1952-1953
2
14
General Correspondence, 1957-1959
2
15
General Correspondence, 1954-1956
2
16
General Correspondence, 1950s
2
17
General Correspondence, 1950s
2
18
General Correspondence, 1960s
2
19
General Correspondence, 1960s
2
20
General Correspondence, 1960s
2
21
General Correspondence, 1960s
2
22
General Correspondence, 1960s
2
23
General Correspondence, 1960s-1969
2
24
General Correspondence, 1970s
2
25
General Correspondence, 1970-1974
2
26
General Correspondence, 1971
2
27
General Correspondence, 1970s
2
28

Series 3: Personal Business Records , circa 1947-1990
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

This series consists of materials relating to William Seitz's personal art collection, including donations, gifts, loans, inventories, and appraisals; copyright information; royalty statements and other materials relating to Seitz's published works; fellowship, grant, and scholarship materials; a project report for the art museum of the University of Washington; and travel papers.
Description Container Select
Donations to UVA, 1975
2
29
Donations to Firestone Museum, Princeton University, 1985
2
30
Donations to Newark Museum, 1985
2
31
Donations to National Gallery of Art, 1982
2
32
Loan Agreements, 1961-1970
2
33
Copyright Information, 1973-1979
2
34
Deeds of Gift, Acknowledgements, undated, 1975
2
35
Estate of George Seitz, 1952
2
36
Sales Records, 1965
2
37
Shipping Receipts, 1966
2
38
Art Inventory, Personal, 1975
3
1
Forms, MoMA, 1960s
3
2
Lists of Works of Art, 1970
3
3
Appraisal Information, undated, 1980
2 Folders
3
4-5
William Chapin Seitz Memorial Collection, 1972
Includes photos of installations of works of art
3
6
Exhibitions, Juried, 1967
3
7
Paintings by Seitz, Sale and Exhibition, 1949-1951
3
8
Royalty Statements, 1960-1971
3
9
Book Prefaces and Commentaries, 1970s
3
10
Acknowledgements for Art as Experience, circa 1960s
3
11
Publishing Records, undated, 1975
2 Folders
3
12-13
Project Report, University of Washington, 1969, undated
3
14
Fellowship and Scholarship Information, 1950s
3
15
Fulbright Scholarship, 1956
3
16
Fulbright Scholarship, circa 1956-1958
3
17
Copies of Recommendations for Seitz, by Others, 1960s
3
18
College Art Association, Board Materials, 1960-1974
3 Folders
3
19-21
Rose Art Museum, Working Information, 1960s
3
22
Travel Papers, 1956, undated
3
23
Miscellaneous Receipts, circa 1947, undated
3
24

Series 4: Research and Writing Files , 1940s-1970s
23.5 Linear feet
Boxes 4-26

William Chapin Seitz's research and writing files comprise the bulk of the collection and span the 1940s-1970s. Files are found for artists, art movements, museums, art historians, and others. Contents of the files vary but typically include correspondence, notes, writings, printed materials, photographs, and sound recordings of lectures and interviews. Research files are found for Dore Ashton, Alfred H. Barr Jr., William Baziotes, Bruce Conner, Rene D'Haroncourt, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Rockne Krebs, George Segal, James Rosati, and Frank Stella among many others. Also found are research materials on Claude Monet, some of which are written in French.
The series is arranged as 6 subseries:
  • 4.1: Notebooks, 1957-1968
  • 4.2: Subject and People Files, 1940s-1970s
  • 4.3: Thesis Writings and Research, 1950s
  • 4.4: General Research, 1950s-1970s
  • 4.5: Card Files, 1940s-1960s
  • 4.6: Interview and Lecture Recordings, 1960s-1970s
4.1: Notebooks, 1957-1968
This subseries consists of notebooks used by Seitz during trips, concerning exhibitions, research, etc. The titles of each notebook were written on the front by Seitz. Notebook V and XI are missing.
Description Container
I, Canada Book, 1968 March-April
3
25
II, 1968 March - April
3
26
III, 1968 March - April
3
27
IV, Trip to France, 1950s
3
28
VI, 1957 April 9-10
3
29
VII, 1957 June
3
30
VIII, Monet, 1958-1959
3
31
IX, circa 1959
3
32
X, Paris, 1957
3
33
XII, 1958
3
34
XIII, 1958-1959
3
35
XV, circa 1957
3
36
XIV, Exhibition Plan, 1959 July
3
37
R/E I, circa 1964
4
1
R/E II, circa 1964
4
2
R/E III, circa 1964
4
3
R/E VI, circa 1964
4
4
R/E V, circa 1964
4
5
R/E VI, circa 1964
4
6
Color Vocabulary, circa 1950s
4
7
General Notes, Art and Books, circa 1960s
4
8
Mangritte, 1965
4
9
Michelangelo, circa 1950s
4
10
Monet--Boston, Cambridge, Washington, 1956 Summer - 1957 February
4
11
Wildenstein Monets, circa late 1950s
4
12
"S. F.,", 1960 January 4-24
4
13
5, 1961 January
4
14
Composition Book, 1965 April 26
4
15
4.2: People and Subject Files, 1940s-1970s
This subseries comprises the bulk of the William Chapin Seitz papers. People and subject files are organized in rough alphabetical order and include a wide variety of types of materials, such as correspondence, printed materials, research files, notes, photographs, works of art, and writings concerning and by the artists, art historians, museum professionals, subjects, and movements.
Description Container
Abstract Expressionism, circa 1960s
7 Folders
4
16-22
Abstract Art, Origins, 1960s
4
23
Adrian, Mark, 1970
4
24
Agam, Yaacor, 1960s
4
25
Ashton, Dore, 1960s
4
26
Alberti, Architectural Theory, 1949
4
27
American Association of Museums, 1960s
4
28
American Consciousness, 1970s
4
29
American Council of Learned Societies, 1950s-1960s
4
30
American Federation of Arts, 1950s
4
31
American Impressionism, 1970s
4
32
American Art at Mid-Century, 1973
5
1
American Art, 1960-1970
5
2
Ancient Art, 1960s
5
3
Anti-Modern Art, 1950s-1970s
5
4
Antiques, 1970
5
5
Applied Art, 1960s
5
6
Aquarius, Astrology, 1970-1970
5
7
Architects, 1970s
5
8
Architecture, 1970s
5
9
Arista Gallery, 1938
5
10
Art and [illegible], 1970s
5
11
Art and Government, 1960s-1970s
5
12
Art and Literature, 1966-1970
5
13
Art and Politics, 1970-1972
2 Folders
5
14-15
Art and Taxes, 1960s-1970s
5
16
Art and Theater, 1960s-1970s
5
17
Art Dealer Association, 1973
5
18
Art Definition, 1964
5
19
Art Education, 1970s
5
20
Art Films, 1960s
5
21
Art Historians, 1970s
5
22
Art Law, 1960s-1970s
5
23
Art Market, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
5
24-25
Art Market Magazine, 1960s-1970s
5
26
Art Scene, 1960s-1970s
5
27
Art, Ridiculous or Bad, 1960s-1970s
5
28
Art, Black, 1970s
5
29
Art, Communist, 1960s
5
30
Art Establishment, 1960s
5
31
Art, Russian, 1960s
5
32
Art Technology, 1960s
5
33
Artists Biographies, 1960s-1970s
5
34
Artists, Boston and New England, 1960s
2 Folders
5
35-36
Artists Clubs, 1950s
5
37
Artists Crisis, 1970-1971
5
38
Artists Groups, 1950s-1970s
5
39
Artists Lists, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
5
40-41
Artists Lists, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
6
1-2
Artists Assemblage, 1950s-1960s
2 Folders
6
3-4
Artists Assemblage Panel, 1961
6
5
Artists Statements, 1970s
6
6
Artists Studios, 1960s-1970s
6
7
Artists Tapes, 1960s-1970s
6
8
Artists, Virginia, 1960s
6
9
Albers, Josef, 1960s
6
10
Asia, 1970s
6
11
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1960s
6
12
Atlantic Brief Lives, 1960s-1970s
6
13
Avant Garde, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
6
14-15
Bahai, 1963
6
16
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1964
6
17
Barr, Alfred, 1952-1973
6
18
Bauhaus, 1969-1970
6
19
Baziotes, William, 1950s-1960s
6
20
Beuys, Joseph, 1960s-1970s
6
21
Biennial, Venice, 1960s-1970s
6
22
Biennial, Sao Paolo, 1960s
6
23
Biography, Rickey, 1970s
2 Folders
6
24-25
Biographies, Not Artists, 1970s
6
26
Black Culture, Not Art, 1960s-1970s
6
27
Black Mountain College, circa 1950s
6
28
Blurbs, 1960s-1970s
6
29
Bocour, Leonard, 1970s
6
30
Books, Current and Relevant, 1970s
6
31
Books, Art Historical, 1970s
6
32
Books, 1960s-1970s
7
1
Boston, Massachusetts, 1960s
7
2
Boston Scene, 1960s-1970s
7
3
Brown, J. Carter, 1974
7
4
Brush Techniques, 1949, 1970s
7
5
Cage, John, 1960s-1970s
7
6
Calderara, Antonio, 1970s
7
7
California School, 1948-1972
7
8
California, 1960s-1970s
7
9
Calligraphy, 1972
7
10
Camping, 1970s
7
11
Canada, 1970s
(Artists Lists and Data)
7
12
Canadian Art, 1967-1970
7
13
Canady, John, 1960s
7
14
Categories of Art, 1970s
7
15
Cezanne, Paul, 1960s
7
16
Change, 1960s-1970s
7
17
Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970s
7
18
Chicago, Illinois, 1970s
7
19
Christo, 1972
7
20
Collage, 1960s-1970s
7
21
Collage, American, 1960s
7
22
Collage, Objects, 1960s
7
23
Collectors and Collecting, 1960s-1970s
5 Folders
7
24-28
Club, 1960s
7
29
College Art Association, 1970s
2 Folders
7
30-31
Color, 1970s
7
32
Comparative Art, 1970s
7
33
Communes, 1970s
7
34
Conceptual Art, 1970s
2 Folders
8
1-2
Conner, Bruce, 1960-1961
3 Folders
(Includes assemblage mail art)
8
3-5
Conservation, 1970s
8
6
Constructivism, 1970s
8
7
Cooper-Union, 1963-1965
8
8
Corbett, Edward, 1950s
8
9
Cornell, Joseph, 1950s-1960s
8
10
Counter Culture, 1966-1972
3 Folders
8
11-13
Creative Process, 1960s
8
14
Criticism, 1960s-1970s
8
15
Critics, 1967
8
16
Cubism, 1971
8
17
Current, 1960s-1970s
8
18
d'Arcangelo, Allan, 1970s
8
19
d'Harnoncourt, Rene, undated, 1959
8
20
Dada, 1960s-1970s
8
21
Dance, 1971
8
22
Davis, Gene, 1973
8
23
de Kooning, Willem, 1950s-1972
3 Folders
8
24-26
Dealers, 1960s-1970s
8
27
Death, 1971
8
28
Decades, 1970s
(20s and 30s)
8
29
Decorative Arts, 1970s
8
30
Delacroix, Eugene, 1950s
8
31
Der Strum, 1971
8
32
Destruction in Art, Auto-Destruction, 1960s-1970s
8
33
di Suvero, Mark, 1960s
8
34
Drawing, early 1970s
8
35
Drugs, 1970-1971
8
36
Duchamp, Marcel, 1960s
2 Folders
(Includes transcript of interview)
8
37-38
Earthworks, 1970s
9
1
Ecological, Mineral Art, 1970s
9
2
Education, 1960s-1970s
9
3
Egbert, Donald, 1960s
9
4
Engineering, 1964
9
5
England, 1965-1971
9
6
Enviornment, 1960s-1970s
9
7
Enviornmental Art, 1970s
9
8
Enviornmental Crisis, 1970s
9
9
Enviornments, 1970s
9
10
Enviornments, Urban, 1971
9
11
Ethics, 1964-1971
9
12
Europe vs. America, 1954
9
13
Exhibition Technology, 1950s
9
14
Expressionism, 1971
9
15
Fakes, 1963-1973
9
16
Fashion, 1967-1971
9
17
Figure, 1963-1970
9
18
Figure Symposium and Show, 1962
2 Folders
9
19-20
Film, 1960s-1970s
9
21
Flag, 1970s
9
22
Formalist Art, 1971
9
23
Freedom of Artists, 1971
9
24
Friends of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1970
9
25
Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969
9
26
Future, 1970-1971
9
27
Futurism, 1973
9
28
Galleries, 1970-1973
9
29
Galleries, Europe, 1971
9
30
Gallery Maps, 1970s
9
31
Games, 1970
9
32
Gatch, Lee, 1940s-1960s
9
33
Geldzahler, Henry, 1960s-1970s
9
34
Gorky, Arshile, 1950s
9
35
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1940s-1960s
9
36
Graphics, 1966-1973
9
37
Graves, Morris, 1940s
9
38
Greece Trip, 1964
9
39
Greenberg, Clement, 1940s-1960s
9
40
Group Shows, 1970
9
41
Guggenheim, 1964-1970
9
42
Guston, Phillip, 1950s-1960s
9
43
Happenings, 1960s
2 Folders
10
1-2
Hard Edge Painting and Sculpture, 1970s
10
3
Heller, Ben and Mrs., 1950s-1960s
10
4
Hess, Thomas B., 1950s
10
5
Hilles Collection, 1966
10
6
Hirshhorn, Joe, 1960s-1970s
10
7
History, 1970s
10
8
Hofmann, Hans, 1960s
3 Folders
10
9-11
Homosexuality, 1966-1970s
10
12
Huxtable, Ada Louise, 1970s
10
13
Ideas, 1950s
4 Folders
10
14-17
Illustrations and Articles, circa 1966
10
18
Impressionism, Art News, 1970
10
19
Impressionsm, Relevance of, 1972
10
20
Impressionism, National Gallery Exhibition, early 1970s
10
21
Information Fallout, 1970
10
22
Installation, 1970
10
23
Intellectual, Role of, 1970-1972
10
24
Irony and Humor, 1970
10
25
Israeli Art, 1974
10
26
Italian Paintings, Central, 1950s
10
27
Japan, 1973
10
28
Jokes, Art, 1970
10
29
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1972
10
30
Kaprow, Alan, 1960s
10
31
Kassel, Germany, 1970
10
32
Kinetic Art, 1955-1960s
10
33
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1973
10
34
Kitsun, 1960s-1970s
10
35
Klee, Paul, 1940s-1950s
10
36
Knaths, Karl, circa 1950s
10
37
Kootz, Sam, 1974
10
38
Kramer, Hilton, 1960s-1970s
10
39
Krebs, Rockne, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
10
40-41
Landscape, 1972
11
1
Las Vegas, Nevada, 1960s
11
2
Leftist Theory, 1970-1971
11
3
Left, New Left, 1973
11
4
Light, 1965-1970
11
5
Linder, Richard, 1960s
11
6
Literature, 1953-1971
11
7
London, England, 1960s-1970s
11
8
London Art, 1963-1972
11
9
Magritte, Rene, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
11
10-11
Manifestos, 1940s-1960s
11
12
Martin, Anthony, 1970s
11
13
Marcuse, Herbert, 1970s
11
14
Matisse, Henri, 1960s-1970s
11
15
Matta, Roberto Echaurren, 1950s-1960s
11
16
McLuhan, Marshall, 1960s-1970s
11
17
Multimedia, 1960s-1971
3 Folders
11
18-20
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970-1973
11
21
Mexico, circa 1969
11
22
Miro, Joan, 1970s
11
23
Modernism, 1970-1972
2 Folders
11
24-25
Modigliani, Amedeo, 1960s-1970s
11
26
Mondarian, Piet, 1960s-1972
2 Folders
11
27-28
Monet, Claude, 1950s-1960s
4 Folders
11
29-32
Monet, Claude, 1950s-1960s
19 Folders
12
1-19
Motherwell, Robert, 1950s-1970s
2 Folders
12
20-21
Munson, Paul, 1971
13
1
Multiples, 1968-1971
13
2
Murals, circa 1968-1973
13
3
Museum of Modern Art, 1961
13
4
Museums, Universities, 1970s
13
5
Museums, 1960s-1970s
6 Folders
13
6-11
Music, Criticism and History, 1950s-1970s
13
12
Music and Film, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
13
13-14
Nalota, Louise, 1960s
(Tap City Circus)
13
15
National Endowment for the Arts, 1970s
13
16
National Gallery of Art, 1970s
13
17
National Shopping Centers, Inc., 1960s-1970s
13
18
National Styles, 1960s-1974
13
19
Nature and Nature Painters, 1948-1970s
13
20
Neo-Humanists, 1960s
13
21
Nevada, 1973
13
22
New York, 1973
13
23
New York, Artists, 1960s-1970s
13
24
New York, Herald Tribune, 1961-1962
13
25
New York, Scene, 1960-1971
13
26
New York, Downtown, 1970
13
27
Newman, Barnett, 1969-1970
13
28
Nixon, Richard, 1968
13
29
O'Doherty, Brian, 1970s
14
1
Obituaries, 1966-1974
14
2
Opposites, 1960s
14
3
Optical Art, Theory, 1960s
3 Folders
14
4-6
Orient, 1950s-1970s
14
7
Oster, Jerry, 1960s
14
8
Painting, Americna, 1960s
14
9
Panels, 1962-1968
14
10
Paris, Paris Galleries, 1950s-1973
14
11
People, Personalities, 1954-1972
14
12
Perception, 1970s
14
13
Periodicals, Art, 1970s
14
14
Personnel, Literature and Art, 1960s
14
15
Philosophy, 1970s
14
16
Photos of Artists and Paintings, 1951-1974
2 Folders
14
17-19
Picasso and Dewey, 1974 May
2 Folders
14
20-21
Picasso, Pablo, 1940s-1970s
14
22
Pictorial Means, 1940s-1950s
14
23
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1967-1970
14
24
Plastic, 1968
14
25
Poetry, 1962-1970
14
26
Politics, 1970s
2 Folders
14
27-28
Pollock, Jackson, 1950s-1970s
14
29
Pop, 1960s-1970s
14
30
Pop, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
15
1-2
Pornography, 1960s-1970s
15
3
Portraiture, Modern, 1967-1971
15
4
Posters, 1970s
15
5
Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1970s
15
6
Primitive Art, 1960s-1970s
15
7
Princeton University, 1972
15
8
Protests, 1970-1971
15
9
Psychedelic Data, 1960s
15
10
Psychology of Art, 1969-1970
15
11
Psychology, Abnormal, 1970s, 1946
2 Folders
15
12-13
Public Relation Data, 1960s
15
14
Publishers, 1969
15
15
Purists, 1960s
15
16
Quality in Sculpture, 1960s
15
17
Radical Realist Painters, 1974
15
18
Realism, 1970-1973
15
19
Regional Styles, 1970
15
20
Reich, Charles, 1970s
(The Greening of America)
15
21
Relevance, 1969
15
22
Religion, Art, 1950-1972
15
23
Renwick Gallery, 1972
15
24
Resnick, Milton, 1973
15
25
Researchers, 1971
15
26
Responsive Eye, 1968-1971
15
27
Retirement, 1971
15
28
Revolution, 1971
15
29
Rhode Island School of Design, 1965
15
30
Rock, etc., 1970-1973
15
31
Romanticism in 20th Century Art, 1950s
15
32
Rome, Italy, 1961
15
33
Rosati, James, 1960s-1970s
15
34
Rosenberg, Harold, 1972
15
35
Rothko, Mark, 1953-1970s
2 Folders
16
1-2
Russia, 1960s-1970s
16
3
Sao Paolo Preview Dinner, 1968
16
4
Schwitters, Kurt, 1970s
16
5
Science Art, 1970s
16
6
Scientific American, 1960s
16
7
Schull, Robert, 1970s
16
8
Sculpture Symposium, 1952
16
9
Sculpture, Monumental, 1968-1972
2 Folders
16
10-11
Segal, George, 1971-1972
4 Folders
16
12-15
Selz, Peter and Thalia, 1960-1973
16
16
Sensibility, 1970
16
17
Seventies, 1970s
16
18
Sewall, John Ives, 1952-1960
16
19
Shahn, Ben, 1949-1952
16
20
Shapiro, Meyer, 1970s
16
21
Singer Building, 1963
16
22
Sixties Record, 1960s-1970s
16
23
Smith, Leon, 1971
16
24
Smith, Tony, 1967-1971
16
25
Sociology and Anthropology, 1960s-1970s
16
26
Soho, 1971-1973
16
27
Spaces, 1965-1966
16
28
Spoerri, Daniel, 1961
16
29
Steefel, Pete, 1960s
16
30
Stella, Frank, 1960s
16
31
Still, Clyfford, 1960s
16
32
Stuyvesant Collection, 1960s
(Kinetic Art)
16
33
Styles, 1960s
16
34
SUNY Exhibition, 1965
16
35
Surrealism, 1960s-1970s
16
36
Sutherland, Graham, 1974
17
1
Symbolism, 1970-1972
17
2
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1960s
2 Folders
17
3-4
Taste, 1970
17
5
Taylor-Page, 1960s
17
6
Technology, 1960s-1970s
2 Folders
17
7-8
TV, 1970s
17
9
Theater, 1970s
17
10
Theme Exhibitions, 1960s-1970s
17
11
Tinguely, Jean, 1960s
17
12
Toronto, Canada, 1967
17
13
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1965
17
14
Tobey, Mark, 1960s
11 Folders
(Includes transcripts of interviews)
17
15-25
University of Washington, Seattle, 1969
17
26
University of Virginia, 1960s
17
27
Venice, Italy, 1960s-1970s
17
28
Video Art, 1963-1970
17
29
Virginia, 1970s
17
30
Virginia, Museums, 1972-1973
17
31
Virginia Biennial, 1971-1973
2 Folders
17
32-33
Vocabulary, 1970s
17
34
Warhol, Andy, 1967-1971
17
35
Washington Artists, 1971
17
36
Washington, D.C., 1971
17
37
Wasserman, Max and Jeanne, 1960s
17
38
Watts Tower, 1961-1965
17
39
Willard, Marian, 1952
17
40
Women Artists, 1970-1972
2 Folders
17
41-42
Youth, 1970s
17
43
General Painting and Sculpture, 1950s-1970s
16 Folders
18
1-16
4.3: Thesis Writings and Research, 1950s
This subseries contains drafts, research materials, correspondence, exams, proposals, and outlines concerning William Seitz's thesis.
Description Container
Thesis Materials, 1950s
22 Folders
19
1-22
4.4: General Research, 1950s-1970s
This subseries contains lecture materials, writings and drafts of writings, book reviews, notes, bibliographies, and materials from binders kept by Seitz on various subjects.
Description Container
Lecture Files, 1960s
20 Folders
  • Postwar Style
  • Mark Tobey
  • Virginia Biennial
  • The Artist: Prophet or Victim?
  • The Artist and the Innovative Crisis
  • Rene D'Harnoncourt Eulogy
  • Princeton University Alumni
  • Seasons and Moments
20
1-20
Art in the Age of Aquarius, 1974
5 Folders
20
21-25
Concerning Monet, 1967 March
20
26
Poem about the Castelli Gallery, 1967 February
20
27
Pictorial Arts, 1950s
4 Folders
20
28-31
Books Reviews by Seitz, 1960s-1970s
20
32
Books Reviews not by Seitz, 1960s-1970s
20
33
"Part 1, Chapter 1,", 1973
20
34
Relevance of Impressionism, 1960s
20
35
Mondrian and Relationships, 1971
20
36
Materials for Modernist Book, 1970s
8 Folders
20
37-44
Materials for Modernist Book, 1970s
3 Folders
21
1-3
Resnick Paints a Picture, by Lawrence Campbell, 1960s
21
4
Problems of New Directions Exhibitions, 1963
21
5
Impressionism, circa 1969
2 Folders
21
6-7
Introduction for Canadian Symposium, 1968
21
8
Modern Art, 1951-1967
3 Folders
21
9-11
Matisse and the Fauves, 1960s
21
12
Psychological and Social Reasons in Contemporary Art, 1949
21
13
Bibliography, 1950s-1970s
9 Folders
21
14-22
Italian Paintings, 1950s
4 Folders
21
23-26
8x5 Index Cards, Notes, 1950s
21
27
Binders, 1950s-1960s
17 Folders
Subjects include:
  • Prints
  • Monet
  • "Shelf Book"
  • "Articles"
  • Tables and Charts
  • Painting Bibliography
22
1-17
General Notes, circa 1935-1960s
14 Folders
22
18-31
General Notes, circa 1935-1960s
4 Folders
23
1-4
4.5: Card Files, circa 1940s-1960s
This subseries contains five boxes of index cards used by William Chapin Seitz to organize references to works of art, artists, subjects, movements, locations, and bibliographic references.
Description Container
Card Files, 1940s-1960s
23
5
Card Files, 1940s-1960s
4 Folders
24
1-4
4.6: Interview and Lecture Sound Recordings, 1960s-1970s
This subseries contains 30 recordings of lectures, interviews, and music on sound tape reels (1/4 in. tape) and sound cassettes. Labels for lectures have been taken from the boxes in which the reels were housed, and have not been verified. Recordings have not been digitized and use of materials requires advanced notice.
Description Container
Artist: Prophet or Victim?, 1969 March 13
3 Sound tape reels
25
1-3
Fine Arts Lecture Series, Aspects of Romanticism, 1961
1 Sound tape reel
25
4
The Rise and Dissolution of the Avant Garde, circa 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
25
5
Unknown, Unlabeled, circa 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
25
6
The Counter Avant Garde, Clement Greenberg, 1970 May 13
1 Sound tape reel
25
7
Lessons in French, Music, 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
25
8
Art Symposium, 1968 March 4
1 Sound tape reel
25
9
ERN(?), Lecture at Brandeis University, 1969 March 13
1 Sound tape reel
25
10
ERN, Panel Discussion, Gorky, 1962 December 20
1 Sound tape reel
25
11
Bruce Glaser Inverview, with Lawrence Alloway and William Chapin Seitz, 1966 June 15
1 Sound tape reel
25
12
Music, 1960s
3 Sound tape reels
25
13-15
Music, 1962
1 Sound tape reel
26
1
Gorky, 1962
1 Sound tape reel
26
2
William Chapin Seitz, Albers, Criticism Symposium, 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
26
3
The Art World, James Rosati, 1969 November 30
1 Sound tape reel
26
4
Milton Resnick with John Lloyd Taylor, 1972 July 25- August 20
3 Sound tape reels
26
5-7
Segal, 1971 January 21
3 Sound cassettes
26
8-10
Jean Wasserman, 1966 August
1 Sound tape reel
26
11
Criticism Symposium, 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
26
12
William Chapin Seitz on Radio and TV, 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
26
13
ATFL, 1960s January 22
1 Sound tape reel
26
14
Rosati Discussion, 1969 May
1 Sound tape reel
26
15
Artist, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
26
1
Artist, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
26
1

Series 5: Teaching Files , circa 1945-1970s
4.9 Linear feet
Boxes 27-31, OV 34-35

This series is comprised of lecture notes, outlines and class materials used by Seitz while teaching at the University of Buffalo, the Univeristy of Virginia, Brandeis University, and for a seminar on Robert Motherwell at Oberlin College; a copy of a thesis written by William C. Agee while at Princeton University; course number specific binders of notes that do not reference any particular school; and subject specific binders of notes that were likely used as reference materials for teaching.
Description Container Select
University Specific Teaching Files, 1960s-1970s
24 Folders
  • University of Buffalo
  • Brandeis University
  • University of Virginia
  • Princeton University
  • Oberlin College
27
1-24
Course Number Specific Teaching Files, circa 1949-1960s
24 Folders
28
1-24
Course Number Specific Teaching Files, circa 1949-1960s
12 Folders
29
1-12
Reference Files
Carolingian Art, circa 1950s
29
13
St. Denis Bible, circa 1950s
2 Folders
29
14-15
Illuminated Manuscripts, circa 1950s
2 Folders
29
16-17
Early Christian Iconography, circa 1950s
2 Folders
29
18-19
Chinese Figure Style and Art, circa 1950s
3 Folders
29
20-22
Reference Files
Chinese Landscape, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
30
1-2
Nativity, circa 1945-1950s
3 Folders
30
3-5
Byzantine Art, circa 1945-1950s
30
6
Mimeographed Readings, circa 1945-1950s
30
7
Modern Architecture, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
30
8-9
Modern Paintings, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
30
10-11
Modern and Renaissance Sculpture, circa 1945-1950s
5 Folders
30
12-16
Transition and Gothic Architecture, circa 1945-1950s
30
17
Byzantine and Eastern Medieval Architecture, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
30
18-19
Reference Files
Renaissance Sculpture, circa 1945-1950s
31
1
Northern Renaissance Sculpture, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
31
2-3
Art 401, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
31
4-5
Flemish Painting, circa 1945-1950s
31
6
Early French and Spanish Painting, circa 1945-1950s
31
7
Aesthetics, circa 1945-1950s
31
8
Renaissance, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
31
9-10
Roman Architecture, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
31
11-12
Renaissance, circa 1945-1950s
2 Folders
31
13-14
General, circa 1945-1950s
8 Folders
Oversized material housed in OV 34 and OV 35
31
15-22
Oversized General, Chronologies, circa 1945-1950s
Oversized material from Box 31, F15
OV 34
Oversized General, Chronologies, circa 1945-1950s
Oversized material from Box 31, F15
OV 35

Series 6: Printed Material , 1937-1984
0.5 Linear feet
Box 31-32

This scattered series consists of articles, clippings, reproductions of works of art and exhibition materials concerning or by Seitz.
Description Container Select
"Quality in Sculpture", Baltimore Museum of Art Announcement, 1968
31
23
Written by Seitz, 1972
31
24
Clippings, by or about Seitz, 1950s-1960s
31
25
Clippings, with Writings by Seitz, 1970
32
1
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, with Seitz as Consultant, 1960s
32
2
"The Real and the Artificial,", 1973
32
3
Clippings, with Illustrations by Seitz, 1937, undated
32
4
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Seitz's Works of Art, 1949-1950s, 1975
2 Folders
32
5-6
Britannica Entry for Monet, by Seitz, 1974
32
7
Reproductions of Works of Art by Seitz, 1930s, 1950s
32
8
New York Times Clippings, 1937
32
9
Exhibition Announcements, 1961-1979
32
10
Frank Stella Profile, 1984
32
11
Clippings, 1950s-1970s
8 Folders
32
12-19
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1977
3 Folders
32
20-22

Series 7: Photographs , 1940s-1981
11 Folders
Box 32, 33

This series consists of scattered photographs of Seitz with others, likely friends and colleagues; photographs of installations of works of art at the University of Virginia exhibition for Seitz; works of art by William Seitz, Irma Seitz, and others (likely works owned by Seitz).
Description Container Select
Photos of Seitz with Others, 1940s-1960s
32
23
Photos by and of Others, 1960s
3 Folders
Oversized photos housed in Box 33
32
24
Photos of Installations at UVA, 1972
32
25
Photos of Works of Art, Donated to Princeton University, 1960s
32
26
Photos of Works of Art, by Seitz, 1940s-1960s
3 Folders
32
27-29
Photos of Works of Art, by Irma Seitz, 1960s
2 Folders
32
30-31
Photos of Works of Art, by Others, 1960s
32
32
Slides, 1960s
32
33

Series 8: Artwork , circa 1950s-1972
6 Folders
Box 32, 33

This series consists of sketches probably by Seitz, two works by Ellen Banks-Woodson, and one pencil sketch by Phil Elliott.
Description Container Select
William Chapin Seitz, Pencil Sketches on Newsprint and Painting, circa 1950s
Oversized painting housed in Box 33
32
34
Ellen Banks-Woodson, Oil on Canvas Sketch, 1972
32
35
Ellen Banks-Woodson, Pencil on Paper Sketch, 1972
32
36
Phil Elliott, Pencil on Paper Sketch, circa 1960
32
37
Miscellanous and Unidentified Artworks, circa 1950s
2 Folders
Oversized materials housed in Box 33
32
38-39

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