Hassel Smith papers

Hassel Smith donated most of his papers in several increments between 1980 and 1998 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. His son Joseph donated audio recordings in 1980, and Hassel Smith's widow Donna donated additional materials in 2004.


Found within the papers are correspondence, a transcript of an interview conducted by Jan Butterfield in the 1980s, personal business files, teaching files, writings by Smith and others, sketches, printed materials, and photographs of Smith, his family, friends, and Smith's artwork. There are audio recordings of a lecture series organized by Smith and of reviews of Smith's work. Correspondents include Paule Anglim, Elmer Bischoff, Andre Emmerich, Clyfford Still, Wayne Thiebaud, and many others.


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