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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-152

Zilczer, Judith

Judith K. Zilczer Papers, circa 1972-2012

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Zilczer, Judith
Title: Judith K. Zilczer Papers
Dates: circa 1972-2012
Quantity: 7.52 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (1 tube)
Collection: Accession 14-152
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and correspondence of Judith Zilczer. Zilczer was employed by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in various capacities from 1974-2003, ultimately serving as Curator of Paintings from 1992-2003. The majority of the research materials pertain to John Quinn, Walter Pach, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Richard Lindner, the Wilmerding brothers (William E. and Alexander Clinton), John Covert, and other collectors, patrons, and artists. These papers also document Zilczer's other professional activities, including publishing, teaching, and lecturing. Materials include correspondence; photocopies of articles and primary sources; clippings and reprints; bibliographies; images of artwork; unpublished and published manuscripts; lecture scripts; course outlines; notes; photographs; and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and correspondence of Judith Zilczer. Zilczer was employed by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in various capacities from 1974-2003, ultimately serving as Curator of Paintings from 1992-2003. The majority of the research materials pertain to John Quinn, Walter Pach, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Richard Lindner, the Wilmerding brothers (William E. and Alexander Clinton), John Covert, and other collectors, patrons, and artists. These papers also document Zilczer's other professional activities, including publishing, teaching, and lecturing. Materials include correspondence; photocopies of articles and primary sources; clippings and reprints; bibliographies; images of artwork; unpublished and published manuscripts; lecture scripts; course outlines; notes; and related materials.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 25 years from the latest date of records. See deed of gift for additional information regarding restrictions, until Jan-01-2038; Transferring office; 12/1/2003 deed of gift; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-152, Judith K. Zilczer Papers

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Container List

Box 1

John Quinn Research Files, c. 1974-2007

Quinn Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 10

Maurice Leon

Box 1 of 10

Reference (2 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Revised Manuscript

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Foster-Murphy Collection

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Parke-Bernet Questions

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Files

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Quinn 1926 Weyhe

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Obituaries for Tracing Owners

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Collection Dispersal - Quinn and Stieglitz

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Records - Exhibitions of Quinn's Collection

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Records - 1921 Metropolitan Museum

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Records - 1926 Memorial Exhibition

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Biographical File

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Jeanne Robert Foster

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - 1921 Jeanne Robert Foster Diary (Londraville Collection)

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Henri Pierre Roche

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Reviews of Reid biography

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - Articles by John Quinn

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Biography - New York Public Library Exhibit

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Catalogs

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Estate Inventory

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Account Book - Conroy Collection

Box 1 of 10

Conroy Collection

Box 1 of 10

Quinn-Conroy Estate Records

Box 1 of 10

Conroy-Quinn Art Dealers correspondence

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Correspondence - Art Dealers (Conroy Collection)

Box 1 of 10

John Quinn Loans of Art - Thomas Conroy Collection

Box 1 of 10

Quinn-Conroy Estate Record

Box 1 of 10

Robert Doty Papers - Quinn File

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Art Ledger, Volume I

Box 1 of 10

Quinn Art Ledger, Volume II

Box 1 of 10

Dispersal Correspondence - Affeldt: MoMA Cezanne

Box 1 of 10

Dispersal Correspondence - Beale: George Russell

Box 1 of 10

Dispersal Correspondence - Fitzgerald: Picasso

Box 1 of 10

Dispersal Correspondence - MoMA: Derain Inquiry

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Working Inventory Cards with Judith Zilczer's Provenance Research Documenting All Traceable Works in the John Quinn Collection

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

Working Inventory Cards with Judith Zilczer's Provenance Research Documenting All Traceable Works in the John Quinn Collection

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Working Inventory Cards with Judith Zilczer's Provenance Research Documenting All Traceable Works in the John Quinn Collection

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Collecting, Collectors, and Patronage

Collecting - Artist collectors

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Henry Bakwin

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Bourgeois

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Bourdon-Muller

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Ralph Chait

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Crowninshield

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Crane

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Arthur Jerome Eddy

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Eddy

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Arthur F. Egner

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Hamilton Easter Field

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Donald Friede

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Goodyear Archive

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Goodyear

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - A. C. Goodyear

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Hare

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Morris Hillquit

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Earl Horter (Quinn Files)

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Joseph H. Hirshhorn articles

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Kann

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Kelekian Collection Sale

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Kelekian

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Lustgarten

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Agnes Meyer

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - J. B. Neumann

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - James Rosenberg: New Gallery

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Albert Rothbart

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Mrs. Charles Rumsey (see Millard correspondence file in correspondence)

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Scheyer

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Marie Sterner

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Stransky

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Sullivan

Box 5 of 10

Collecting - Chronology of collecting

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Family

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Biographical

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Exhibitions

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Articles

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Bibliography

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Reviews

Box 5 of 10

Walter Pach - Correspondence

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Arts Club of Chicago

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Arensberg (Philadelphia)

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - McClees Gallery (Philadelphia)

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - A. W. Bahr

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Joseph Brummer

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - William Preston Harrison

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Sir Hugh Lane

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Levy

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Sally Lewis

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Montross

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Agnes E. Meyer

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - J. B. Neumann

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Duncan Phillips

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Rosenberg

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Saklatwalla

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Societe Anonyme

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Sullivan

Box 5 of 10

Collectors and Collections - Yale Collection of American Literature

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Course Outline, 1980

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Lecture, 1976

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Patronage Chronology

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - History of Collecting

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Exhibitions

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Art Market

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Survey of Modern Art Exhibitions in United States Museums in the Early 20th Century

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Questionnaire, 1978-1979

Box 5 of 10

Patronage Course - Museum Survey, 1978

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Patronage Course - Charles Daniel

Box 6 of 10

Patronage Course - Howald

Box 6 of 10

Patronage Course - Rumsey

Box 6 of 10

American Avant-Garde and World War I - Poggioli

Box 6 of 10

American Avant-Garde and World War I - Bibliography (Class Assignments), 1991

Box 6 of 10

American Avant-Garde and World War I

Box 6 of 10

Raymond-Duchamp-Villon

Duchamp-Villon, 1977-1978 (Quinn collection research on the sculptor)

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Philadelphia

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - "Made in America" (essay based on College Art Association Lecture)

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Manuscript for Philadelphia Museum Bulletin with Annotations by Anne d'Harnoncourt, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon, "The Horse" - Art Bulletin Letter, 1988-1990

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Photographs (Correspondence)

Box 6 of 10

Ajac Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 6 of 10

Pessiot Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Rouen Collection

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Rouen Archives

Box 6 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon Letters

Box 6 of 10

Unpublished References

Box 6 of 10

Jean Keller (co-author with Duchamp-Villon)

Box 6 of 10

Les Semaphores (Keller and Cuchamp-Villon) - Published Manuscript

Box 6 of 10

Les Semaphores - Unpublished Manuscript

Box 6 of 10

Drawings for Les Semaphores

Box 6 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon, Part II

Box 6 of 10

Madame Duchamp Archive

Box 6 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon photographs

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Manuscript Material - Yale and Wellesley

Box 6 of 10

Mrs. Andre (Adelheid) Roosevelt

Box 6 of 10

MoMA Files - Duchamp-Villon

Box 6 of 10

Tovell Papers - Art Gallery of Ontario

Box 6 of 10

Pach Papers - Early Articles and Catalogs

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Essays

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Exhibitions

Box 6 of 10

French Newspapers - Early Reviews

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - American criticism

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Articles

Box 6 of 10

Background and Comparison

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - International Contacts

Box 6 of 10

Pompidou Works

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Baudelaire

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Gallic Cock iconography

Box 6 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Seated Woman

Box 6 of 10

Mailol - Desire

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Duchamp-Villon - Art Institute of Chicago

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Horse

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Manuscript

Box 7 of 10

De Grandry - Le Cheval

Box 7 of 10

Books and Extracts

Box 7 of 10

Andre Salmon

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Archival Sources

Box 7 of 10

Walter Pach Papers - Duchamp-Villon Letters

Box 7 of 10

Tovell Papers - Art Gallery of Ontario

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Biographical Information

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Universite Rene Descartes (Student Records)

Box 7 of 10

Archives Jacques Bon and Yvonne Lignieres

Box 7 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon

Box 7 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon - Letters

Box 7 of 10

Fonds Duchamp-Villon - Photographs

Box 7 of 10

Les Semaphores Manuscript

Box 7 of 10

Les Semaphores Manuscript - Keller and Duchamp-Villon

Box 7 of 10

Jean Keller

Box 7 of 10

Andre Salmon Salon d'Automne Review

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Early Shows

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Recent Articles

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Police Archives

Box 7 of 10

Walter Pach - Letters to Others

Box 7 of 10

Walter Pach Papers - Modern Art Exhibitions

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Early French Reviews

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon - Early Reviews

Box 7 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Essay for Archives of American Art Journal, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Raymond-Duchamp Villon Photograph Album - Works from 1906-1911

Box 7 of 10

Raymond-Duchamp Villon Photograph Album - Works from 1911-1918

Box 7 of 10

Raymond-Duchamp Villon Photograph Album - Miscellaneous Documentation

Box 7 of 10

Raymond-Duchamp Villon Photograph Album - Documentary Photographs for "Collection in Context: Raymond Duchamp-Villon" Exhibition

Box 7 of 10

Richard Lindner Research Files

Lindner Biographical research

Box 7 of 10

Zilczer and Selz interviews

Box 7 of 10

Unpublished interviews

Box 7 of 10

Lindner illustrations

Box 7 of 10

Munich illustrations

Box 7 of 10

Kesten archives, Munich

Box 7 of 10

Kesten novel

Box 7 of 10

Art Directors Club of New York - Annual Exhibit, 1941-1962

Box 7 of 10

Betty Parsons Gallery Papers

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Lindner Articles and Reviews, 1962-1965

Box 8 of 10

New articles

Box 8 of 10

Copies of interviews

Box 8 of 10

Lindner articles pre-1962

Box 8 of 10

Memoirs - Fischer and Rivers

Box 8 of 10

Bornstein research

Box 8 of 10

Lindner Yale/Smithsonian Institution Seminar ("Passport to Survival"), 2000

Box 8 of 10

Lindner - Symbolic Figures Manuscript

Box 8 of 10

Rene Bouche

Box 8 of 10

Verlaine research

Box 8 of 10

R. Frank Film - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Box 8 of 10

Wilmerding Brothers Research

Wilmerding Brothers - Unpublished Manuscript and Correspondence

Box 8 of 10

Photographs by Wilmerding Brothers (authorized by the family)

Box 8 of 10

John Covert Research Files

John Covert - Time

Box 8 of 10

John Covert - Published Articles

Box 8 of 10

John Covert - Exhibitions and Reviews

Box 8 of 10

Covert - Miscellaneous Research

Box 8 of 10

Time and Art Articles (Recent)

Box 8 of 10

Time - Max Weber

Box 8 of 10

Camera Work

Box 8 of 10

Time - Bibliography

Box 8 of 10

Scientific Articles on Time and Relativity, pre-1920

Box 8 of 10

Covert Archives (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seattle, Arensberg)

Box 8 of 10

Covert Archives - Yale

Box 8 of 10

Time in Early Modernist Painting

Box 8 of 10

Time Lecture - Final Manuscript, 1989

Box 8 of 10

"Decoding John Covert's 'Time', 1919" by Judith Zilczer, "The Art Bulletin," December 1993 - Reprints and Revised Manuscript

Box 8 of 10

Covert's "Time" - Final Text

Box 8 of 10

John Covert - Slide Lecture

Box 8 of 10

Correspondence

Research correspondence, 1976-1982

Box 8 of 10

Artibus et Historiae, 1981-1991

Box 8 of 10

Dictionary of Art, 1998

Box 8 of 10

Dictionary of Art, 1990-1993

Box 8 of 10

Fannie Brenner (widow of sculptor Michael Brenner), 1983-1990

Box 8 of 10

Corcoran Gallery, 1986-2004

Box 8 of 10

Frick, 2007-2008

Box 8 of 10

High Museum of Art, 1985-1986

Box 8 of 10

Olga Hirshhorn, 1986-2012

Box 8 of 10

William I. Homer, 1986-2006

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

Brenda Kuhn (daughter of painter Walt Kuhn), c. 1976-1993 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Abram Lerner, 1999-2007

Box 9 of 10

Abram Lerner, 1996-1998

Box 9 of 10

Abram Lerner, 1986-1996

Box 9 of 10

Rachelle Lerner, 1982-1985

Box 9 of 10

Elspeth Lindner (niece of Richard Lindner), 2004

Box 9 of 10

Londraville, 2004-2006

Box 9 of 10

Charles Millard, 1986-1991

Box 9 of 10

New York Public Library, 1974-1977

Box 9 of 10

Gaston Orellana, 2005

Box 9 of 10

Gail Stavitsky - Kuhn and Armory Show, 2011

Box 9 of 10

Danielle Tilkin, 2006

Box 9 of 10

Miscellaneous Research Topics

Quinn Dispersal Manuscript, 1979-1980 (see also John Quinn Research Files)

Box 9 of 10

Whitney (Hartley symposium)

Box 9 of 10

Photograph Permissions, 1978-1982

Box 9 of 10

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1984-1985

Box 9 of 10

In the Face of War, 1982-1983 (see also Duchamp-Villon Research Files)

Box 9 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Articles (Correspondence), 1981-1998

Box 9 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Essay - French Translation, 1998

Box 9 of 10

Duchamp-Villon Manuscript, 1998

Box 9 of 10

Archives of American Art Research Correspondence (Duchamp-Villon Essay Draft), 1998

Box 9 of 10

Direct Carving, 1981-1982

Box 9 of 10

New York Dada, 1976-1977

Box 9 of 10

John Flannagan Archival Material

Box 9 of 10

American National Biography - John Flannagan, 1991-1994

Box 9 of 10

Pippin manuscript, October 2001

Box 9 of 10

Statements by Pippin

Box 9 of 10

O'Keeffe and Time

Box 9 of 10

O'Keeffe - Amon Carter Museum

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Robert Mates Photograph of Bulletin Board in Richard Lindneris Home Office, 1972, and Transmittal Letter to Zilczer, 2003 (Accession 15-316)

Box 10 of 10