The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation maintains and makes available to qualified researchers by appointment at its Suffern, NY research center additional archival and research collections. For information or to request for permission for access materials, please complete and submit by e-mail a researcher form.
Oral history interviews
Interviews by oral historian Avis Berman include those with: Richard Pousette-Dart (1986); Evelyn Pousette-Dart (2014); Esta Kramer (2014); Marlene Kleiner (2014); Harry Leigh (2014); and Martin Bush (2014). Interviews with Charles Duncan, executive director of the Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation include those with Evelyn Pousette-Dart (2011); Patricia Trimble (2015); and Sylvia Roth (2015).
Preserved at the Richard Pousette-Dart House and Studio are a wide variety of artists' materials including oil and acrylic paints, watercolor sets, studio tools, easels dating from the 1940s and various support materials. Also maintained are materials owned and used by Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, including watercolor and pastel sets, as well as executed etching plates. The Foundation owns and preserves equipment and ephemera pertaining to Richard Pousette-Dart's practice as a photographer, including vintage still and moving-image cameras, lenses, darkroom equipment, negatives and contact sheets.
Posthumous archival records, primarily pertaining to exhibitions and public projects undertaken by the Richard Pousette-Dart Estate and the Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation date from 1992 to the present.
Include reel-to-reel and cassette audio recordings of interviews, talks, readings and miscellany; video materials originally recorded on VHS and related magnetic media have been digitized. Please contact the Foundation for further information about all audiovisual materials.
The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, makes available on-line digitized records of the Betty Parsons Gallery, Richard Pousette-Dart’s primary gallerist between 1948 and the 1960s. This collection contains artist files, exhibition histories and business records that pertain to Pousette-Dart’s activities at the Gallery.
The archives of Kettle’s Yard Museum and Art Gallery, University of Cambridge, UK, maintains correspondence between Kettle’s Yard founder H.S. “Jim” Ede and Richard Pousette-Dart from the early 1940s through 1980. These letters detail Pousette-Dart’s views on religion, art and opposition to the Second World War; and include writings, poems, drawings and photographs.