Archival Files

The Barnett Newman Foundation holds 133 linear feet of archives related to the life and work of Barnett Newman. The files were carefully assembled by his wife, Annalee Newman, from the beginning of their marriage in 1936 and continuing through the 1990s. The archives include Newman’s personal and business correspondence, exhibition-related records and ephemera, and drafts of his writings on topics as diverse as art, politics, and civic engagement. The archives are extensive and diverse—Annalee Newman saved many types of documents, including baseball programs and hand-crafted holiday cards from artist friends. Scholars may be particularly interested in:

  • correspondence with fellow artists, among them Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still
  • the artist’s notebooks
  • drafts of essays and writings
  • drafts of numerous “letters to the editor”
  • blueprints for sculpture constructions

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