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Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh Correspondence
Personal correspondence between curator Lawrence Alloway and artist Sylvia Sleigh during the early years of their marriage, predominantly from the 1940s through the 1970s.
Joseph Cornell Correspondence to Susanna De Maria Wilson
A collection of unpublished letters from artist Joseph Cornell to one of his first assistants, then married to Walter De Maria, feature poetic and philosophical musings as well as examples of Cornell's exquisite collages.
Albrecht Dürer's Landscape with Cannon
This rare print holds historical, technical, and representational significance and adds to the Research Institute's materials on the Islamic world during the early modern period.
Frank Gehry Papers
An architectural acquisition of unparalleled scale, this archive is a comprehensive portrait of one of the most eminent architects practicing today and a unique scholarly resource for research into global architectural culture in the postwar era.
Guerrilla Girls Archive
Lectures, personal letters, hate and fan mail, and internal and legal documentation chronicle the activities of this anonymous group of feminist artists and activists from 1985 to 2000, before it split into three separate organizations.
Frederick Hammersley Archive
Sketchbooks, notebooks, lithographs, prints, and other working materials by a founder of hard-edge abstractionism, providing intellectual and technical insight on the artistic process.
Harmony Hammond Archive
The papers of this pathbreaking American artist chronicle the development of feminist, lesbian, and queer art and visual culture from the 1960s through the 2000s.
Thomas S. Hines Archive and Autograph Album
The papers of an architectural historian and professor widely known for his detailed investigations of key figures in the development of Southern California architecture.
Ada Louise Huxtable Archive
Documenting the most important voice in architectural criticism over the last 50 years, this archive contains a rich range of materials that detail Huxtable's powerful influence on the fields of architecture, construction, and city politics.
The Kitchen Archive
The foremost record of the intersections of avant-garde performance, music, dance, and video during the 1970s through the 1990s, from New York City's leading alternative art space.
Knoedler Gallery Archive
Illuminating the operations of one of America's oldest and most preeminent galleries, this archive adds key unpublished resources to the Research Institute's collections related to the history of taste, the art market, collecting, and patronage.
Latin American Dealer Archives
The Stendahl Art Galleries records provide insights on US interest in pre-Hispanic and modern Latin American art, and the papers of Clara Diament Sujo illuminate a significant Latin American art market in the United States beginning in the 1980s.
Margo Leavin Gallery Archive
Featuring business dealings, histories of installations, and photographs of decades of artists' works, the records of one of Los Angeles's most prominent art galleries underscore its contribution to the international acclaim of Los Angeles conceptual art.
Steven Leiber Archive
The archive of one of the pioneering dealers of artists' ephemera and publications greatly expands and deepens the Research Institute's holdings of ephemera and multiples by avant-garde artists working in the wake of Fluxus and conceptual art.
LA Liber Amicorum
A unique artists' book of works on paper from Los Angeles's leading graffiti and tattoo artists, executed as an artistic response to the Research Institute's collections of calligraphy and writing manuals and other rare books.
Man Ray Archives
A collection of datebooks, correspondence, photos, and materials related to the artist Man Ray.
Robert Mapplethorpe Archive
This donation by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation represents the definitive research collection on the artist, including rare, early works and personal correspondence with friends John McKendry, Patti Smith, and Sam Wagstaff.
Robert McElroy Archive
Hundreds of prints from Robert McElroy include some of the best-known images of 1950s–1960s Happenings and capture the iconic and groundbreaking moments that have come to define contemporary understanding of postwar performance.
Annette Michelson Archive
Papers of the critic, editor, and scholar document her prolific and influential engagement with avant-garde production in both contemporary art and experimental cinema.
Tania Norris Collection of Rare Botanical Books and Woodblocks
This collection offers insight into the complex historical intersections between science and art, uniquely documenting the interrelated progress of technologies in the history of medicine, pharmacology, and the color and textile industries.
Johann Joachim Prack von Asch's Liber Amicorum
The paintings, poetry, and decorative papers in this "book of friends" illustrate the vast social and political network of 16th- and 17th-century Europe and its shifting alliances with the power base of Ottoman Islam.
Philipp Otto Runge's Times of Day
A rare copy of Philipp Otto Runge's first-edition suite of four prints, Times of Day, which stands as a monument of German Romantic art.
Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles Archives
A valuable source of rare archival material by Ed Ruscha, one of the leading postwar art figures, that captures the city's architecture and thoroughfares.
Allan Sekula Archive
An essential resource for those interested not only in this socially committed artist, writer, and theorist but in the transformation of photography as both a medium and an art form in the postwar era.
Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender Archive
A collection of some of the most iconic images of European and American art and exhibitions of the postwar era, as documented by photographer Harry Shunk and his partner János Kender.
Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection
One of the most important resources for the study of German art and history from the late 19th to the early 20th century, particularly the work of artist Käthe Kollwitz.
Situationist International Collection
Materials related to Asger Jorn, Guy Debord, and various figures associated with the Situationist International (SI), a historic avant-garde group active from 1957 to 1972.
Barbara T. Smith Archive
An exceptionally rich collection on an influential figure in the art of Southern California and beyond, particularly in the areas of performance art and feminist art.
Harry Smith Archive
A wide-ranging archive of artwork, film, and ephemera from this influential cult figure of the Beat generation.
Harald Szeemann Archive and Library
This archive of perhaps the most famous curator of the post-World War II era includes his correspondence with major artists and scholars and is an essential resource for the study of 20th-century art and art history.
Maurice Tuchman Archive
The papers of one of the most important curators to have worked in Los Angeles are rich in material documenting Tuchman's many LACMA exhibitions and projects, including the historic Art and Technology exhibition.