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

Accession 15-314

Zilczer, Judith

Judith K. Zilczer Papers, circa 1973-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Zilczer, Judith
Title: Judith K. Zilczer Papers
Dates: circa 1973-2010
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 15-314
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. Many of the files were compiled while Zilczer was co-curating the exhibition "Visual Music: 1905-2005" which was presented in 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and, later that year, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. A few files document the development of and responses to the exhibition. Other files document Zilczer's research concerning Arthur Garfield Dove, Robert Coady, John Quinn, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, early modernism, and Arthur B. Davies as well as her early research into visual music. Materials include correspondence; photocopies of articles and primary sources; clippings; images of artwork; exhibition proposals; lecture scripts; manuscripts; notes; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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. Many of the files were compiled while Zilczer was co-curating the exhibition "Visual Music: 1905-2005" which was presented in 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, and, later that year, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. A few files document the development of and responses to the exhibition. Other files document Zilczer's research concerning Arthur Garfield Dove, Robert Coady, John Quinn, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, early modernism, and Arthur B. Davies as well as her early research into visual music. Materials include correspondence; photocopies of articles and primary sources; clippings; images of artwork; exhibition proposals; lecture scripts; manuscripts; notes; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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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-01-2036; Transferring office; 12/1/2003 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-314, Judith K. Zilczer Papers

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Container List

Box 1

"Visual Music" Research

Music Proposal and Bibliography

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Vladimir Baranoff-Rossine (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Emilien Benoit: L'Audition coloree

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Bainbridge Bishop

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Claude Bragdon Books and Articles

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Francis Joseph Bruguiere

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: M. Ricciotto Canudo

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: J.-Roger Charbonnel

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: M. K. Ciurlionis, Musee d'Orsay

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Bruno Corradini

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Emile Jaques-Dalcroze

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Viking Eggeling

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Stephen Eskilson

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: James Leggio on Wasily Kandinsky

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Color Theory

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Color Theory: John Gage

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Color Theory: Gamwell

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Kandinsky Writings

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Peter Vergo on Kandinsky

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Color Organs: History

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Francois Kupka

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Macdonald-Wright: Meeting with Randy Sprout, Los Angeles, July 2003

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Macdonald-Wright

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Will South (Macdonald-Wright)

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: A. Wallace Rimington: Color Music

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Rimington

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Morgan Russell Archives

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Ernest Percyval Tudor-Hart

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: Henri Valensi

Box 1 of 4

Artist Files: John and James Whitney

Box 1 of 4

Prometheus Symposium, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Color Organs: Early articles

Box 1 of 4

Bill Moritz

Box 1 of 4

Barbara A. Wolanin

Box 1 of 4

Synaesthesia: Cretien van Campen et al.

Box 1 of 4

Russian and Soviet Color Music

Box 1 of 4

Eugene Epstein: Editorial comments

Box 1 of 4

Pascal Rousseau: Art of Light

Box 1 of 4

Orphism

Box 1 of 4

Synaesthesia: General articles

Box 1 of 4

"Visual Music" press coverage

Box 1 of 4

Responses to "Visual Music"

Box 1 of 4

International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Award, 2006

Box 1 of 4

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)/Wittenborn Award, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 4

Pallant House and "Visual Music" Follow-up, 2005

Box 1 of 4

Guggenheim Museum and "Visual Music" Follow-up, 2009

Box 1 of 4

Visual Music Lecture, 2005

Box 1 of 4

"Visual Music" Congratulations

Box 1 of 4

Visual Music Proposal, 1985

Box 1 of 4

Color Music, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Color Music, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Dissertation: Musical Analogy

Box 1 of 4

Synaesthesia Research Correspondence

Box 1 of 4

Photograph Permissions, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 4

Anne Harrell Dissertation Defense, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Color Music: Synaesthesia and Nineteenth-century Sources for Abstract Art

Box 1 of 4

Synaesthesia Manuscript

Box 1 of 4

Theosophy

Box 1 of 4

Color Music: Eddy, Souriau, etc.

Box 1 of 4

Recent Color Music

Box 1 of 4

Music Theory

Box 1 of 4

Color Music: Periodicals (Scriabin-Varese)

Box 1 of 4

James M. Baker: Prometheus

Box 1 of 4

Psychology: Synaesthesia

Box 1 of 4

Color Music: European

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Adrian Cornwell-Klein

Box 2 of 4

American Color Music

Box 2 of 4

Color Music

Box 2 of 4

Mary Hallock Greenewalt

Box 2 of 4

Musical Analogy: European

Box 2 of 4

Edmund George Lind: Music of color

Box 2 of 4

I. J. Belmont

Box 2 of 4

Oscar Bluemner

Box 2 of 4

Arthur Dow

Box 2 of 4

Konrad Cramer

Box 2 of 4

Marsden Hartley Music Pictures

Box 2 of 4

Hartley Archives, Yale Collection of American Literature (YCAL) and Archives of American Art

Box 2 of 4

Hartley: Franz Marc and Wasily Kandinsky

Box 2 of 4

Kandinsky

Box 2 of 4

Man Ray

Box 2 of 4

Stanton Macdonald-Wright

Box 2 of 4

Synchromism and color theory

Box 2 of 4

Frances Schillinger: Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Papers

Box 2 of 4

Max Weber

Box 2 of 4

Arthur Dove Research

Arthur Dove and George Gershwin

Box 2 of 4

Helen Torr

Box 2 of 4

Arthur Dove including correspondence with artist's son (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Dove correspondence: Yale (Stieglitz Archive and YCAL)

Box 2 of 4

George Gershwin

Box 2 of 4

Stieglitz Circle

Box 2 of 4

Henry Fitch Taylor

Box 2 of 4

New York Dada

Box 2 of 4

Precisionists

Box 2 of 4

Caffin and Photography

Box 2 of 4

Morton Schamberg

Box 2 of 4

Robert J. Coady Research

Brown University Lecture: Modernism and National Identity, 1989

Box 2 of 4

Wood Gaylor-Coady connection

Box 2 of 4

Coady-Hoyt letters

Box 2 of 4

Coady from dissertation

Box 2 of 4

Coady (from Molly Nesbit, Vassar)

Box 2 of 4

Robert J. Coady: New research, primary articles

Box 2 of 4

Coady

Box 2 of 4

"The Soil"

Box 2 of 4

John Quinn Research Files, 1976-2006

Quinn Planning

Box 2 of 4

John Quinn Biographical Research

Box 2 of 4

Quinn Sales and Dispersal

Box 2 of 4

Annotated copy of "The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978) with hand-written notations post-publication, 1978-2006

Box 2 of 4

Quinn: Extra Material

Box 2 of 4

Quinn-Conroy Estate Record (including Quinn Estate Ledger Account not found at New York Public Library)

Box 2 of 4

Quinn Lecture

Box 2 of 4

William Butler Yeats Society

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Selections of Quinn correspondence acquired for dissertation, 1973-1974

Box 3 of 4

Quinn Research: Quinn and writers

Box 3 of 4

Stieglitz-Quinn manuscript

Box 3 of 4

Arthur B. Davies-Quinn correspondence (1914-1924)

Box 3 of 4

Gino Severini-Walter Pach Letters and Lukach article

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Stieglitz-Mitchell Kennerley

Box 3 of 4

Walt Kuhn-John Quinn correspondence

Box 3 of 4

Walt Kuhn including correspondence with Brenda Kuhn, artist's daughter, 1973-1983

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Constantin Brancusi

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Foster-Yeats

Box 3 of 4

Quinn and dealers

Box 3 of 4

Quinn and artists

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Ezra Pound: YCAL

Box 3 of 4

Quinn copy books: New York Public Library

Box 3 of 4

Quinn, collectors, collecting

Box 3 of 4

Aline Saarinen papers

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-James Gibbons Huneker

Box 3 of 4

Gwen John

Box 3 of 4

YCAL

Box 3 of 4

Pound-Quinn-Vorticism

Box 3 of 4

Raymond Duchamp-Villon

Box 3 of 4

Roman Bronze Works

Box 3 of 4

Personal: Quinn

Box 3 of 4

Quinn-Jacob Epstein

Box 3 of 4

Henri Pierre Roche

Box 3 of 4

Roche-Quinn correspondence (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Quinn and Tariffs

Box 3 of 4

Quinn and Tariffs: References

Box 3 of 4

Memoranda on Sales Tax and Tariffs

Box 3 of 4

Foster-Murphy Collection

Box 3 of 4

Jeanne R. Foster Diary (1923)

Box 3 of 4

Conroy-Quinn Archive

Box 3 of 4

Duchamp-Villon: New Research

Duchamp-Villon: Biographical information, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Duchamp-Villon Essays for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 4

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute

Box 3 of 4

Collectors and Duchamp-Villon

Box 3 of 4

Duchamp-Villon Miscellany

Box 3 of 4

Michael Parke-Taylor (Art Gallery of Ontario)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Vogel: Duchamp-Villon attribution question

Box 4 of 4

Early Modernism Research

Armory Show

Box 4 of 4

Marsden Hartley (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Stieglitz

Box 4 of 4

Newspaper and periodical survey

Box 4 of 4

Camera Work

Box 4 of 4

Magazine Articles: Early modernism

Box 4 of 4

American Art News: Exhibitions coverage

Box 4 of 4

Modern Art Exhibitions, 1913-1918: A survey (3 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Modern Art Exhibitions, 1913-1918: A survey - Galleries

Box 4 of 4

Montross Exhibition Tour (1914)

Box 4 of 4

John Weichsel

Box 4 of 4

Marius De Zayas

Box 4 of 4

"The Eight" research

Box 4 of 4

Robert Henri Papers related research

Box 4 of 4

Arthur Carles

Box 4 of 4

Corcoran Lecture: Early American Modernism: the Question of Form and Content, 1985

Box 4 of 4

Joseph Stella Lecture

Box 4 of 4

Oscar Bluemner

Box 4 of 4

Exhibitions

Box 4 of 4

Post-Impressionism Lecture

Box 4 of 4

Early Articles and reviews related to Post-Impressionism

Box 4 of 4

Arthur B. Davies Research Files

American National Biography

Box 4 of 4

Arthur B. Davies: The Artist as Patron (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Davies Estate Inventory

Box 4 of 4

Davies: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Archives

Box 4 of 4

Davies Archives Notes

Box 4 of 4