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© 2006 The Museum of Modern Art. All rights reserved.
The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding aid prepared by the Museum Archives.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from disparate originals, 2006. Machine-readable finding aid created by Kathleene Konkle. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: William C. Seitz
Title: William C. Seitz Papers
Dates: 1874-1970
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet

Arrangement

The Papers are organized into three Series:
Series I. Claude Monet
Series II. Assemblage and Collage
Series III. William C. Seitz Interview with Marcel Duchamp


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The William C. Seitz Papers are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Literary rights, including copyright belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with The Museum of Modern Art. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archivist.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in DADABASE, the library catalog of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Seitz, William Chapin.
Subjects:
Assemblage (Art)
Collage.


Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere

See also exhibition files and Department of Public Information Records. For Series III. William C. Seitz Interview with Marcel Duchamp, see also, Sound Recordings of Museum-Related Events; Duchamp Lecture Series and Studies in Modern Art 2.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William C. Seitz Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Additional Descriptive Data

Explanation of Abbreviations

ALS is an Autographed Letter Signed.
TLS is a Typed Letter Signed.
TL stands for Typed Letter.
MoMA is The Museum of Modern Art.
n.d. stands for no date.
re: stands for regarding.


Container List

 

Series I. Claude Monet

1 [5"] document box, 1 [4x5x12"] file card box, 1 [16x20x3"] oversized photograph print box, 1 [8x10x4"] photograph print box.

Photographs of paintings and sights, clippings, correspondence, announcements and notes collected and used by William C. Seitz in connection with the Museum's exhibition and catalog, Monet: Seasons and Moments (exh. # 660, 9 March - May 15, 1960; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 14 June - Aug. 7, 1960).

Folder Title Date
I.1.a Monet, Claude: Photos

40 items

1893-1895
I.1.b Monet, Claude: Photos

50 items

1896-1904
I.1.c Monet, Claude: Photos

41 items

1905-1917
I.1.d Monet, Claude: Photos

26 items

1918-1925
I.2.a Photographs: photos of paintings ca. 1874-1925, 1959
I.2.b Photographs: photos of paintings ca. 1874-1925, 1959
I.2.c Photographs: photos of paintings ca. 1874-1925, 1959
I.2.d Photographs: "Portraits" ca. 1874-1925, 1959
I.2.e Photographs: "Drawings" ca. 1874-1925, 1959
I.3 News clippings and articles 1960
I.4 Correspondence

Incl. notes from visitors

1960
I.5 Exhibition invitations and announcements 1960
I.6 Photographs of Monet

29 items

ca. 1877 - 1926
I.7 Helen M. Franc: Claude Monet Waterlilies. NY: MoMA

Incl. brochure, photos of paintings and sites, some of the latter by Wm. Seitz

ca. 1970
I.[8] Postcards and other reproductions of Monet

3x5x12" paintings
Arranged by location

n.d.
I.[9] Photographs of sites painted by the artist

201 items
8x10x3"
Most photos taken by Seitz
3 photos by H. Cartier Bresson

n.d.
I.[10] Oversized photographs

47 items
16x20x3"
Photos of paintings
Artist's studio
Also incl. 3 oversized articles with some Seitz annotations
1 hotel brochure

n.d.

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Series II. Assemblage and Collage

The Art of Assemblage, MoMA exh. # 695, Oct. 2 - Nov. 12, 1961, organized and directed by Wm. Seitz. For related material, please see records from the Department of Public Information. (8/91)

2 document boxes [5"; 2.5"]

Folder Title Date
II.1.i A - D

Incl. photographs, gallery announcements, ephemera, some corresp; arranged alphabetically by artist
Aeschbacher
Arman
Baxter
Bernstein
Bolomey
Bona
Brecht
Bumgardner
Carnero
Cardot
Carlos
Colla
Cooper
Cornell
Crippa
Dahmen
Dine

ca. 1958 - 1961, n.d.
II.1.ii H - L

Hamilton
Hirscher
Horiuchi
Hunt
Irwin
Jacobsen
Jean
Kalinowski
Kapera
Kaufmann
Landau
Laquay-Ihm
Latham

ca. 1958 - 1961, n.d.
II.1.iii M - S

Mallary
McHale
Mesens
Michaels
Ohashi
Pera
Porter
Ray, ca. 1954
Rotella
Saint-Phalle
Schwitters ca. 1954-52
Spoerri

ca. 1958 - 1961, n.d.
II.1.iv T - W

Tajiri
Tumarkin
Vostell
Wagemaker
Westermann
Wise
Witschi

ca. 1958 - 1961, n.d.
II.2 Watts Tower ca. 1951, 1959, n.d.
II.3 "Collage Articles" etc. ca. 1959 - 1960, n.d.
II.4 "Assemblage" ca. 1959 - 1960, n.d.
II.5 "Surrealism" ca. 1938, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1960 - 61
II.6 Tinguely ca. 1960
II.7 Bibliographical Material

5 envelopes of lists by either Wm. Seitz and/or Lucy Lippard

n.d.

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Series III. William C. Seitz Interview with Marcel Duchamp

This collection contains two transcriptions of an interview conducted by William C. Seitz with Marcel Duchamp on December 6, 1962. One is annotated by the interviewee. The interview, in an edited and reduced version, was published in the May 1963 issue of Vogue.

Material in III.I was a gift to the Library on August 12, 1963 by William C. Seitz. According to a note by Library staff, four additional pages labeled with counter numbers 0000-050, were added in September 1967.

Material in III.II was a gift to the Library on September 1, 1967 by William S. Rubin.

The interviews and letter were transferred from the Library to the Museum Archives on May 3, 1999 and re-housed according to archival principles.

Folder Title Date
III.I Typescript of interview

69 pages

1962
III.II.A Carbon copy of interview with annotations by Marcel Duchamp

69 pages

1962
III.II.B ALS Marcel Duchamp-William C. Seitz

Copy; with corrections and edits [5 pages]

1/5/63

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Box and Folder List

Box Series Folder
1 I I.1.a-I.7
2 I I.[8]
3 I I.[9]
4 I I.[10]
1 II II.1.i-II.2
2 II II.3-II.7
1 III III.I-III.II.B


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