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Irving Sandler papers, circa 1914-2001, bulk 1950-2000

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Sandler (Irving) Papers
Series IV. Foundations and commissions, 1964-2001 2 Linear Feet
Series IV comprises files of foundations and institutions for which Sandler served on the board, or juried, or otherwise held an official position. Files may include correspondence, minutes or notes on meetings, reports, newsletters, or brochures. Many concern the funding and selection of art in public places, a special interest of Sandler's.
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51 1964-1988
51 1 Albany South Mall Commission, 1964-1988
(1 of 2) Thick file of memos to commission members regarding art for the site, eventually named "The Empire State Plaza"; Annual Report of the Art Commission ( 1987-1988).
51 2 Albany South Mall Commission, 1964-1988
(2 of 2) Sandler notes on meetings and presentations (?) about the art collection; report on the art collection; 4 brochures; 5 clippings or photocopies of clippings about the Mall (Empire State Plaza).
51 3 Philadelphia Public Art Project, 1968-1970
Memos and correspondence regarding the project; photos of a school selected as a public art site, site plan, and photos of sculpture.
51 4 New York State Council on the Arts, 1968-1970
Correspondence and Agreement forms regarding the Critic's Choice program, for which Sandler helped select the artists whose work toured the NY State colleges.
51 5 Rothko Foundation, 1969-1989
Correspondence regarding issues of the foundation (oral history project, lecture series) while Sandler served as a trustee.
51 6 New York State Council on the Arts, 1970-1972
Materials regarding Sandler's service on the visual arts advisory panel.
51 7 Inglewood Commission, 1972-1973
Notes on meetings and artists; correspondence regarding the selection of artists for a public art program for the city of Inglewood, California.
51 8 New York Arts Council, 1973-1979
Memos and letters regarding issues of acquiring and maintaining art for the city of New York.
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52 National Endowment for the Arts, 1970-1990
52 1 National Endowment for the Arts, 1970-1979
Correspondence and other materials (agendas, lists of participants) regarding the funding of art in public places.
52 2 National Endowment for the Arts, 1982-1986
Material regarding the Art Critics Grants Campaign, including letters about the controversy over Hilton Kramer's public denouncement of the Visual Arts Criticism Seminar and the Endowment's decision to suspend support of fellowships for visual arts criticism; photocopied clippings.
52 3 National Endowment for the Arts, 1982-1989
Materials regarding a symposium on the visual arts that took place in Los Angeles, including letters, lists of participants, agenda, and notes and drafts of Sandler's paper.
52 4 National Endowment for the Arts, 1983-1984
Materials regarding visual arts program committees Sandler served on, including Sandler's notes on the meetings; letters, agenda.
52 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1984
Report on the 1984 visual arts programs.
52 6 National Endowment for the Arts, 1985-1989
Letters and reports regarding various committees Sandler served on; typescript of his "retirement" speech.
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53 1976-2000
53 1 Neuberger Museum, 1976-2000
(1 of 2) Correspondence from Sandler's time as acting director of the museum, dealing with staff issues, event programing, exhibitions. Many thank you notes for Sandler lectures. Minutes of meetings.
53 2 Neuberger Museum, 1976-2000
(2 of 2) Notes on meetings and museum issues; typescript of introduction to lecture series and of conference; typescript of article "The Museum and the Community," by Robert T. Buck, Jr.; many press releases and brochures about museum events; two clippings.
53 3 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corp., 1977
Notes, a report and a brochure about the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
53 4 New Haven Railroad Station, 1978-1980
Correspondence, notes, and a report regarding the selection of artwork for the refurbished station.
53 5 Public Art Fund, 1978-2000
Correspondence from Sandler's tenure as an advisory board member, including minutes of meetings and proposals for various public art projects such as "Sculpture in Environment," "City Walls," "Prospect Mountain," etc.; brochures, clippings; 53 slides.
53 6 Olympic Winter Games, 1978-1980
Materials regarding Sandler's service on the National Fine Arts Committee of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, selecting objects for the environmental sculpture exhibition. Correspondence, press releases, agendas, brochures, reports, clippings of reviews of the exhibition.
53 7 Crocker Bank, 1980-1981
Materials regarding Sandler's tenure on the Crocker Bank's art selection committee, including letters, memos, notes, guidelines, report.
53 8 Exxon, 1982-1986
Materials regarding Sandler's tenure on the Visual Arts Committee, including letters, lists of services rendered, lists of artists rated as to suitability for Exxon, Exxon Manhattan newsletter with article about the arts program; clipping from Soho News critical of corporate art collecting.
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54 1983-2001
54 1 Athena Foundation, 1983-1990
Memos/letters to board members announcing meetings and plans; minutes of meetings regarding Socrates Sculpture Park and other projects; student paper on the Athena Foundation and the Sculpture Park; 6 announcements about the park; park proposal (bound); park catalog; 6 clippings.
54 2 Sharpe Art Foundation, 1983-2001
(1 of 4) Correspondence regarding Sandler's work on the Individual Artist Program and the Estate Planning Program.
54 3 Sharpe Art Foundation, 1983-2001
(2 of 4) Sandler notes on various meetings, planning sessions, and conferences.
54 4 Sharpe Art Foundation, 1983-2001
(3 of 4) Reports/press releases about Sharpe foundation programs.
54 5 Sharpe Art Foundation, 1983-2001
(4 of 4) Survey of artists participating in the Space Program; summary of meetings; many brochures, clippings and reports about Sharpe foundation programs.
54 6 Miami Public Art Program, 1984-1991
Materials regarding Sandler's work on the Advisory Committee of the Art in Public Places Program in Miami, including letters and brochures.
54 7 Visual Artists' Rights Amendment, 1986-1987
Letters from Senator Edward Kennedy and other officials thanking Sandler for his testimony before the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks; transcripts of the hearing; copy of the Congressional bill that resulted.
54 8 American Merchant Mariners' Memorial, 1987-1988
Material regarding Sandler's role on the advosiry committee for the memorial, including correspondence, minutes, and notes.
54 9 Queens Museum, 1987-1988
Materials regarding Sandler's serving as a juror for Annual Juried 88, including letters, contract, press release, catalog of the exhibition featuring the winners, clipping (review).
54 10 Judith Rothschild Foundation, 1995-1999
Materials regarding Sandler's service on the Grants Review Committee, including letters, memos, and list of grant recipients.
54 11 Joan Mitchell Foundation, 1996-1999
Materials regarding Sandler's role as nominator for the Grants Program, including letters and list of grant recipients.


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