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Anne Alpert's Textual Records

Anne Alpert's Textual Records

Part of

People

  • Anne Alpert (creator)
  • Anne Alpert (compiler)
  • Jane Crawford (compiler)

Title

Anne Alpert's Textual Records

Dates of creation

1914-1997

Level of archival description

Sub-series 1

Extent and Medium

  • 5 ring binders

Scope and Content

Sub-series consists primarily of correspondence between Anne Alpert and her family, friends, husbands and lovers (Roberto Matta, Isamu Noguchi, Hollis Alpert, and James Astor), and children Gordon Matta-Clark and John Sebastian Matta. In some instances, both the letters that she sent as well as the letters she received are preserved; in particular, both sides of the correspondence with Isamu Noguchi have been reunited and reassembled. The material dates from 1914 to 1997.

Sub-series contains ring binders and textual records, including newspaper and magazine clippings and memorabilia.

Reference Number

CP138.S2.SS1

Arrangement

Documents in ring binder are organized chronologically for the most part.

Conditions governing access

  • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:014
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark Mother's papers: Birth through August 1945
    • Dates of creation: 1914-1946
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Anne Alpert (correspondence writer)
    • Anne Alpert (recipient)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)

    Description:

    Binder documents the life of Anna Louise Clark (later Anne Alpert) from her early life in Illinois, her years in France (1937-1939), New York City, New York (1939-1945), and Chile (1945-1946). It includes correspondence about the birth of her twin sons, Gordon Matta-Clark and John Sebastian Matta, her affair with Isamu Noguchi, and her efforts to get a fair settlement in her divorce from her first husband Roberto Matta. Binder contains photographs and textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:015
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark Mother's papers: September 1944 through 1965
    • Dates of creation: September 1944-1965
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Anne Alpert (correspondence writer)
    • Anne Alpert (recipient)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)

    Description:

    Binder documents the life of Anne Alpert predominantly from 1947 to 1965, including her affair with Isamu Noguchi, her marriage to Hollis Alpert and the ongoing involvement of Roberto Matta, her former husband, in her, and their twin sons, lives. Correspondence addressed directly to the twins, Gordon Matta-Clark and John Sebastian Matta, from their father, is also included in the binder, along with newspaper and magazine clippings and memorabilia. Binder contains photographs and textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:016
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark Mother's papers: Twins birth through 1963
    • Dates of creation: 1943-1963
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Anne Alpert (recipient)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)

    Description:

    Binder documents the birth and life of Gordon Matta-Clark and John Sebastian Matta, the twin sons of Roberto Matta and Anna Matta (later Anne Alpert), through correspondence, photographs and memorabilia dating from 1943 to 1965. The majority of the letters are addressed to "Anna Louise Matta" at her home in New York City, New York. Included are the children's birth certificates, school reports, letters from camp, letters that Matta-Clark wrote while a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and letters that his brother John Sebastian Matta wrote while living in Europe. Also included are letters from Roberto Matta addressed to his former wife and his sons. Binder contains photographs and textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:017
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark Mother's papers: Family Letters 1964 to 1976
    • Dates of creation: 1964-1976
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Anne Alpert (recipient)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (correspondence writer)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)

    Description:

    Binder documents correspondence between Anne Alpert's family members during the 1960s and 1970s. Gordon Matta-Clark's letters to his mother during his years as a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and his years as an artist/architect are among those included, as well as letters from his twin brother John Sebastian Matta to various family members. Letters from Roberto Matta and his wife, Malitte Matta, are also found in the binder, along with personal letters addressed to Anne Alpert, miscellaneous memorabilia, and family photographs. Binder contains photographs and textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture /
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2002:0016:018
    • Title: Gordon Matta-Clark Mother's papers: Letters from 1976 to 1996
    • Dates of creation: 1976-1997
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Anne Alpert (recipient)
    • Jane Crawford (compiler)

    Description:

    Binder documents correspondence addressed to Anne Alpert in New York City, New York and at her summer house in Sag Harbor, New York, along with memorabilia and photographs from the mid-1970s to the end of her life in 1997. Included are the letters of condolences following the deaths of her two sons, John Sebastian Matta, who died in 1976, and Gordon Matta-Clark, who died in 1978. Also documented is Alpert's ongoing relationship with members of the Matta family, including Roberto Matta, Malitte Matta and their daughter Federica. Reviews and announcements of exhibitions by Roberto Matta as well as Matta-Clark are also included. Binder contains photographs and textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder (closed): 31.7 x 34 x 9 cm (12 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of green plastic-covered boards and spine, with a typed label attached to the spine in a clear plastic sleeve. Endleaves are of white paper. Objects within binder are housed in plastic sleeves.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access is restricted. Documents may only be used with the permission of the CCA and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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