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Albert Edward Elsen papers, 1965-1993.



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Elsen, Albert Edward, 1927-1995.
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  • 12.5 linear feet
These papers consist of notes, lectures, articles, and other sources he compiled for the art history courses he taught at Stanford; course readers; drafts of his published works; transcripts of interviews he did with Bruce Beaseley, Kristina Branch, John Davis, Louis Finkelstein, Leon Golub, Sue Gussow, Dimitri Hadzi, James Rosati, Miriam Schapiro, and Kenneth Snelson; subject files on individual artists; and other miscellaneous files.
Albert Elsen, scholar of modern sculpture who specialized in Rodin, was professor of art at Stanford University from 1968 until his death in 1995. He was a pivotal figure in Stanford's acquisition of outdoor sculpture and served as the curator of the Rodin collection. He was educated at Columbia and taught at Carleton College and Indiana University before coming to Stanford. His published works include PURPOSES OF ART; LAW, ETHICS, AND THE VISUAL ARTS (with John Henry Merryman); ORIGINS OF MODERN SCULPTURE: PIONEERS AND PREMISES; and MODERN EUROPEAN SCULPTURE 1918-1945.
Administrative transfer from the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, 1999.

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