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The Harald Szeemann Papers (1880–2005): Processing the Szeemann Archive at the Getty Research Institute

Grant Period: July 2012–June 2014

The Szeemann Archive in Maggia, Switzerland
This grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), awarded through its Humanities Collection and Reference Resources program, will enable the Getty Research Institute to expedite processing of the recently acquired Harald Szeemann Papers.

The archive is an essential resource for the study of 20th-century art and art history, containing a comprehensive record of Szeemann's correspondence with major artists, curators, and scholars from the late 1950s until his death in 2005. It encompasses approximately 1,500 linear feet of archival research files, including letters, ephemera, prints, drawings, floor plans, date books, videotapes, and a complete photographic record of 36,000 images documenting Szeemann's projects and the artists with whom he was associated.

As a result of this grant, the Szeemann Archive project files are now available and the artist files will be available by the end of June 2014. An inventory of the most significant archive materials will be progressively available on the Research Institute's website, with complete accessibility to these materials offered by June 2014.