Scope and Contents
The Harry Holtzman Papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs and negatives, slides, notes, personal papers, and motion picture films that document the life and career of author and educator Harry Holtzman, principally his work with and writings on the painter Piet Mondrian.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 28 (motion picture films): restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Harry Holtzman Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Elizabeth McManus Holtzman Irrevocable Trust, 1999.
Organized into three groupings by date of accession: I. January 1999 Acquisition. II. March 1999 Acquisition, 1945-1987. III. June 1999 Acquisition.
26.9 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Harry Holtzman Papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs, negatives, slides, notes, personal papers, and motion picture films which document the life and career of author and educator Harry Holtzman, principally his work with and writings on the painter Piet Mondrian.
Harry Holtzman (1912-1987)
Harry Holtzman was born in New York, and studied at the Art Students League under Hans Hoffman. In the early 1930s Holtzman traveled to Paris where he met the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), and in 1940 sponsored Mondrian's immigration to the United States. From 1950 to 1975 Holtzman taught at Brooklyn College. He was the author and editor of several books on Mondrian and was executor of the painter's estate.
This collection received a basic level of processing. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by month and year of acquisition.
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at the time of receipt by the library; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified. As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
Former call numbers: Uncat MS Vault 850, Uncat MS Vault 856, Uncat MS Vault 859.
- Artists -- 20th Century
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Color slides
- Holtzman, Harry, 1912-1987
- Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944
- Motion pictures (visual works)
- Negatives (photographic)
- Photograph albums -- United States -- 20th Century
- Photographs -- United States -- 20th Century
- Guide to the Harry Holtzman Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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