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Guide to the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, 1876-2019 and undated, bulk 1950-2019

Summary

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel is an advocate for the arts, interviewer, documentarian, teacher, political organizer, and resident of New York City. Her collection comprises research files, correspondence, audio and video recordings, printed materials, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, and artwork, all deriving from Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel's books, educational programming, interviews, public art installations, and exhibits centering on the arts, architecture, and historic preservation in the United States. The materials highlight her work with many arts and political organizations and her appointments to committees such as the Commission for Cultural Affairs and the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Topics include: art and architecture in the 20th century; gender and society; historic preservation; media and society; social conditions in Slovakia during her husband's ambassadorship there; U.S. politics and public policy, particularly related to the Democratic Party; women and the arts; women's rights; and many others. Early materials dating from 1929 to 1965 document her family history and early personal life. The collection also includes some materials concerning her husband, Carl Spielvogel, whose papers are also in the Rubenstein Library. Over one hundred of her television interviews with notable artists and other figures have been digitized by the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive at Duke University and are available online.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10006
Title
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection
Date
1876-2019 and undated, bulk 1950-2019
Creator
Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee
Extent
651 boxes, 651 boxes; 8 oversize folders; 2 tubes; 2 frames.
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

Spanning 1876 to 2019, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 2019, the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection documents the life and career of a pioneering advocate for art, architecture, historical preservation, and public policy. The collection comprises over 650 boxes of research files, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, and artwork, all stemming from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's long career and her prolific output of books, educational programming, interviews, public art installations, and exhibits. The materials highlight her work with many arts and political organizations and her appointments to committees such as the Commission for Cultural Affairs and the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Over one hundred of her television interviews with notable artists and other figures have been digitized by the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive at Duke University.

Topics covered by the materials in this collection include broad categories such as art and architecture in the 20th century; historic preservation and the protection of cultural property; media and society; social conditions, women's rights and the arts in Slovakia during her husband's ambassadorship there; U.S. and overseas politics, particularly related to the Democratic Party; U.S. public policy, with a focus on the arts; the built environment; women and the arts; gender issues and women's rights; travel abroad; and many others. Early materials dating from 1929 to 1965 - chiefly correspondence, writings, and photographs - document family history, her education, and her earliest career in teaching. Other early dates in the collection refer to reproductions of 19th century images chiefly found in exhibit and research files.

The collection is divided into series: Correspondence, Writings, Personal Files, Political Files, Professional Files, Art and Architecture Project Files, Art and Design Project Files, Historic Preservation Project Files, Scrapbooks and Visual Arts Materials.

Taken as a whole, the collection offers rich documentation on the evolution of art and architecture in the U.S., the development of adaptive reuse and landmarks legislation, the relationship of public policy to the arts, and the interplay between public policy and the built environment. Materials from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's personal and research files also document the changing roles of men and women in the United States, and the development of U.S. gender studies; not only did she write on the subject, but her own experiences reveal aspects of women in the workforce, in politics and activist movements, and in positions of authority. Additionally, because of her work for the White House and the Democratic Party, the collection offers insights into 20th century U.S. politics, nationally and in her home state of New York.

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Arrangement

Within series, subseries are predominantly arranged alphabetically, with some subseries and files arranged chronologically.

Using These Materials

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access to the Collection

Access restricted. Access to this collection requires the written permission of the donor. Please contact Research Services for information about how to request permission.

Original audiovisual and electronic media are closed to use; use copies are available unless noted otherwise in the collection guide. All researchers requesting copies of audiovisual materials from the collection for purposes other than private study and research are required to present written permission from the donor approving the request.

Due to size and complexity, all audiovisual materials are described in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection, a separate collection guide.

Digital use copies and files in this collection have been migrated to a library server unless otherwise noted, and can be accessed on-site in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access, please contact Research Services prior to visiting the library.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use & Permissions

All distribution, publication, and other commercial use requests require the prior written permission of the donor.

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, 1950-2019 and undated

This series predominantly consists of Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel's incoming correspondence but also contains some drafts and copies of materials sent by Diamonstein-Spielvogel. The content generally centers on the logistics, planning, research, and creative energy behind her work, and the personal and professional relationships with friends, political figures, and business and project partners. There is a large overlap between personal and professional content.

The earliest correspondence from the 1950s consists mainly of personal letters and cards pertaining to her travels, early career efforts, her marriage, and daily life. The later correspondence contains a significant amount of correspondence from notable figures such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dale Chihuly, Mario Buatta, and Louise Nevelson, among others. Often accompanying the letters are clippings and photographs, as well as printed materials such as invitations, fliers, advertisements, and pamphlets. The majority of the correspondence from the 2010s is email printouts.

Other series in the collection also contain large amounts of correspondence pertaining to specific projects, organizations, or other activities. Letters from family members and letters referring to her weddings, personal art collection, homes, and travels is also located in the Personal Files Series. Selected letters of importance are also mounted in scrapbooks housed in the Scrapbook Series.

Chronological files, 1950-1962
Box 1
Chronological files, 1963-1964
Box 2
Chronological files, 1964-1965
Box 3
Chronological files, 1965-1966
Box 4
Chronological files, 1966

Includes 1966 pamphlet Know Your Rights, published by U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Box 5
Chronological files, 1967
Box 6
Chronological files, 1967
Box 7
Chronological files, 1968
Box 8
Chronological files, 1968
Box 9
Chronological files, 1968-1969
Box 10
Chronological files, 1969
Box 11
Chronological files, 1969
Box 12
Chronological files, Approximately 1960s
Box 12
Chronological files, 1970
Box 12
Chronological files, 1970
Box 13
Chronological files, 1970-1971
Box 14
Chronological files, 1971
Box 15
Chronological files, 1972
Box 16
Chronological files, 1973
Box 17
RSVPs and correspondence to Louise Nevelson for dinner in honor of Barbaralee Diamonstein, 1973
Box 18
Chronological files, 1974
Box 19
Chronological files, 1975
Box 20
Chronological files, 1975-1976
Box 21
Chronological files, 1976
Box 22
Chronological files, 1977
Box 23
Chronological files, 1978
Box 24
Chronological files, 1978-1979
Box 25
Chronological files, Approximately 1970s
Box 25
Chronological files, Approximately 1970s
Box 26
Chronological files, 1980
Box 26
Chronological files, 1981
Box 27
Chronological files, 1981-1982
Box 28
Chronological files, 1982-1983
Box 29
Chronological files, 1983-1986
Box 30
Chronological files, 1987-1988
Box 31
Chronological files, 1989
Box 32
Chronological files, 1989
Box 33
Chronological files, Approximately 1980s
Box 33
Chronological files, 1990
Box 33
Chronological files, 1990-1991
Box 34
Chronological files, 1991
Box 35
Chronological files, 1992
Box 36
Chronological files, 1992-1993
Box 37
Chronological files, 1993-1994
Box 38
Chronological files, 1994
Box 39
Chronological files, 1994
Box 40
Chronological files, 1995
Box 41
Chronological files, 1995
Box 42
Chronological files, 1996-1997
Box 43
Chronological files, 1998
Box 44
Chronological files, 1998-1999
Box 45
Chronological files, 1999
Box 46
Chronological files, Approximately 1990s
Box 46
Chronological files, 2000
(2 folders)
Box 46
Chronological files, 2001-2002
(4 folders)
Box 47
Chronological files, 2002-2003
Box 48
Chronological files, 2003
Box 49
Chronological files, 2003-2004
Box 50
Chronological files, 2004
Box 51
Chronological files, 2004-2005
Box 52
Chronological files, 2005
Box 53
Chronological files, 2005
Box 54
Chronological files, 2005
Box 55
Chronological files, 2006
Box 55
Chronological files, 2006-2007
Box 56
Chronological files, 2006-2007
Box 74
Chronological files, 2007-2008
Box 57
Chronological files, 2008
Box 58
Chronological files, 2008
Box 74
Chronological files, 2009
(4 folders)
Box 58
Chronological files, 2009
Box 74
Chronological files, Approximately 2000s
Box 59
Chronological files, 2010
Box 59
Chronological files, 2010
Box 74
Chronological files, 2010-2011
Box 60
Chronological files, 2011
Box 61
Chronological files, 2011
Box 74
Chronological files, 2011-2012
Box 62
Chronological files, 2012
Box 63
Chronological files, 2012
Box 646
Chronological files, 2012
Box 65
Chronological files, 2012
Box 66
Chronological files, 2012
Box 74
Chronological files, 2013
(3 folders)
Box 65
Chronological files, 2013
(2 folders)
Box 74
Chronological files, 2013 January-June
Box 66
Chronological files, 2013 July-December
(7 folders)
Box 607
Cards, 2013 April-December
(2 folders)
Box 68
Chronological files, 2014
(1 folder)
Box 68
Chronological files, 2014-2015
(7 folders)
Box 615
Chronological files, 2015
Box 71
Chronological files, 2015-2016
(7 folders)
Box 77
Chronological files, 2016
(6 folders)
Box 71
Chronological files, 2016
(4 folders)
Box 72
Chronological files, 2015-2018
(5 folders)
Box 73
Chronological files, 2017
Box 648
Chronological files, 2018
(12 Files)
Box 648
Chronological files, 2019
(5 folders)
Box 649
Philanthropy, 2016-2017
Box 73
Cards and holidays, 2016-2017
(2 folders)
Box 72
Cards, approximately 2018
Box 648
Invitations, 2006-2016
(14 folders)
Box 74
Invitations, 2015-2016
(4 folders)
Box 71
Event calendars, 2016
Box 71
Chronological files, Approximately 2010s
Box 65
Undated correspondence, undated
(3 folders)
Box 68

American Bicentennial, 1967-1979 and undated

Folders house drafts, notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed material stemming from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's role in organizing the celebration of the American Bicentennial in New York City in 1976.

American Issues Forum, 1967-1974
Box 645
American Issues Forum, 1967-1974
Box 64
American Issues Forum brochures, 1974
Box 175
American Issues Forum photographs, 1975
Box 64
American Issues Forum, Showboat, 1972-1979
Box 64
American Issues Forum Calendar draft, 1974
Box 76
Clippings, correspondence, other printed materials, 1974
Box 64
Clippings, correspondence, other printed materials, 1974-1978
Box 64
Meetings, reports, notes, other printed materials, 1974
Box 67
National Endowment for the Humanities, contract for bicentennial calendar and catalogue, 1974
Box 67
National Endowment for the Humanities, correspondence and notes, 1975
Box 67
Program, newsletter, other printed materials, 1975
Box 67
Art research, 1974
Box 67
Background from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 67
Brochure, undated
Box 624
Budgets, 1974
Box 624
Cohen-Queens Lithography, 1974
Box 624
Deborah, 1974-1976
(2 folders)
Box 624
Expenses, 1974
Box 624
Handwritten notes, 1974-1975
Box 624
Helen, 1974-1976
(4 folders)
Box 624
Illustrations, 1974
Box 69
Kriss, 1974
Box 69
Margaret, 1974
Box 69
National Endowment for the Humanities, contract amendment and draft, 1975
Box 69
New York Bicentennial Commission, correspondence and notes, 1974
Box 69
Original of 8/28 draft, 1974
Box 69
Original 10/4 draft, 1974
(3 folders)
Box 69
Outline of issues, 1975
Box 69
Project materials, 1974-1976
Box 70
Quote permissions, undated
Box 70
Quotes, 1974
Box 70
Rewrites, 1974
Box 70
Selected quotes and incidents, 1975-1976
Box 70
Text, 1975-1976
(folders 1-3 of 4)
Box 70
Text, 1975-1976
(folder 4 of 4)
Box 80
Texts I and II, 1975
(3 folders)
Box 80

Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1961-1980

Includes drafts, notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed material deriving from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's writings for CBS. Recordings corresponding with Playboy Mystique are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. General working files for CBS are located in the Organizations Subseries of the Professional Files Series; other CBS materials are scattered throughout the collection with their corresponding projects. Arranged alphabetically.

Books/poetry, 1974-1980
Box 80
Lamp Unto My Feet, 1974-1977
Box 80
Music, 1977-1980
Box 80
Playboy Mystique, 1961-1974
(folder 1 of 3)
Box 80
Playboy Mystique, 1961-1974
(folders 2-3 of 3)
Box 81

Corcoran Gallery, 1968, 1986-2006

Manuscript materials related to interviews Diamonstein-Spielvogel produced for the Corcoran Gallery, consisting chiefly of notes and drafts with some clippings and correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Brooke Astor interview, 1986-1991
Box 81
David Hockney interview, 1991-1992
Box 81
Eric Fischl interview, 1989-1995
Box 81
Robert Graham interview, 1994-1997
Box 81
Jack Lenor Larson interview, 1996
Box 81
Roy Lichtenstein interview, 1994-2006
Box 81
Larry Rivers interview, 1997
Box 81
David Salle, Corcoran/Rogers Memorial interview, 1986-1995
Box 75
Frank Stella interview, 1968-1999
Box 75

Good Housekeeping (magazine), 1971-1972

Contains drafts, notes, correspondence, interviews, and clippings for two articles Diamonstein-Spielvogel wrote for Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Here Come the Brides, 1971
Box 75
Here Come the Brides, memo and layout proof sheets, 1971
Box 175
Sarah Miles, "Another Divine Sarah,", 1971-1972
Box 75

Harper's Bazaar (magazine), 1966-2013 (bulk 1969-1971)

Contains drafts, notes, correspondence, interviews, clippings, photographs, and printed matter pertaining to the work Diamonstein-Spielvogel did for Harper's Bazaar including general administrative files, interviews, articles, and proposals. Materials for larger Harper's projects including The Decade of the Sixties, Emphasis, and Singular Voices: 100 Women in Touch with our Time are grouped under each subheading.

One of her largest and most comprehensive articles dealing with women in American society, Singular Voices: 100 Women in Touch with our Time contains many similarly titled subheadings because the article went through numerous title changes during its creation. This article grew into Diamonstein-Spielvogel's book, Open Secrets, and corresponding materials are located in the Open Secrets Subseries of the Writings Series.

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, except Emphasis, a recurring column on art and culture, which is arranged chronologically.

Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 75
Correspondence, proposals, notes, 1970
Box 75
Decade by Barbaralee Diamonstein, 1970
Box 75
Decade buttons sheet, undated
Box 79
It Can't Happen Here, undated
Box 79
Materials, 1967-1970
Box 79
Manuscript, circa 1969
Box 79
Photos, album cover posters, layout proof sheets, 1970
Box 175
The Sixties, 1969
Box 79
The Sixties photographs, 1969
(4 folders)
Box 79
The Sixties research, undated
Box 152
Time capsule, 1969
Box 152
Andy Warhol, undated
Box 152
Preparatory materials, 1966-1970
(6 folders)

Chronological files from preparing the column, including "used" and "not used"

Box 152
Preparatory materials, 1970
(11 folders)

Chronological files including drafts and research on theater, music, photographs, and poetry

Box 88
Preparatory materials, 1970-1971
(8 folders)

Includes Italy drafts and other "used" materials

Box 89
Preparatory materials, 1969-1971
Box 73
Mastheads (clippings), 2013
Box 605
Bio from the Editor's Guest Book
Box 73
Into the Seventies: Toward a Sense of America
Box 73
Lady film directors, notes and photographs, 1970
Box 78
Love questionnaire, 1969-1971
Box 78
Men on Love
Box 73
Photographs, 1970
Box 78

Singular Voices: 100 Women in Touch with our Time, 1966-1971

Chiefly project folders for this article on notable American women, starting with a set of biographical and research materials on each of the women interviewed, arranged in alphabetical order by last name, followed by administrative folders with drafts, lists of possible questions, correspondence and regrets from respondents, completed paper questionnaires (also in alphabetical order), and a data compilation report. Women include well-known studio artists, journalists, architects, designers, authors, feminists, politicians, and musicians.

Article, 1971
Box 78
Bella Abzug, 1970
Box 78
Stella Adler, 1970
Box 78
Virginia Apgar, 1966-1970
Box 78
Diane Arbus, 1970
Box 78
Martina Arroyo, 1970
Box 78
Kay Boyle, 1970
Box 78
Yvonne Braithwaite, 1970
Box 78
Nina Braunwald, undated
Box 78
Germaine Bree, 1970
Box 78
Adelyn Breeskin, 1970
Box 78
Marina Brook, 1968 and 1970
Box 78
Helen Gurley Brown, 1970
Box 78
Virginia Mae Brown, 1970
Box 78
Ernestine Carter, 1970
Box 78
Dorothy Buffum Chandler, 1970
Box 78
Shirley Chisholm, 1970
Box 78
Joan Ganz Cooney, 1970
Box 78
Judith Crist, 1970
Box 78
Imogen Cunningham, 1970
Box 78
Charlotte Curtis, 1968
Box 78
Judianne Densen-Gerber, 1970
Box 78
Nancy Dickerson, 1970
Box 78
Joan Didion, 1970-1971
Box 78
Ronnie Eldridge, 1970
Box 78
Gloria Emmerson, 1970
Box 78
Suzanne Farrell, 1970
Box 78
Zelda Fichandler, 1970
Box 78
Ella Fitzgerald, 1970
Box 78
Aretha Franklin, 1970
Box 78
Pauline Frederick, 1970
Box 78
Betty Furness, 1970
Box 78
Georgie Anne Geyer, 1971
Box 78
Joan Glynn, 1970
Box 78
Cynthia Gregory, 1970
Box 78
Nancy Grossman, 1970
Box 78
Anne Halprin, 1970
Box 78
Fannie Lou Hamer, 1970
Box 78
Anne Hancock, 1970
Box 78
Nancy Hanks, 1970
Box 78
LaDonna Harris, 1970
Box 78
Patricia Harris, 1970
Box 78
Enid Haupt, 1970
Box 78
Anna Mae Hays, 1970
Box 78
Marilyn Horne, 1970
Box 78
Reverend Jessie Wilma Houston, 1970
Box 78
Shirley Hufstedtler, 1970
Box 78
Ada Louise Huxtable, 1968-1970
Box 78
Lucy Jarvis, 1970
Box 78
Josephine Johnson, 1970
Box 78
Mary Gardiner Jones, 1970
Box 78
Barbara Jordan, 1970
Box 78
Dorothy Jurney, 1967-1970
Box 78
Melanie Kahane, 1970
Box 82
Elinor Kaine, 1969-1970
Box 82
Billie Jean King, 1970
Box 82
Elizabeth Koontz, 1970
Box 82
Irma Lazarus, 1970
Box 82
Fora Lewis, 1970
Box 82
Mrs. Malcolm McCannel, 1971
Box 82
Pauli Murray, 1970
Box 82
Louise Nevelson, 1970
Box 82
Eleanor Holmes Norton, 1970
Box 82
Joyce Carol Oates, 1970
Box 82
Audra Pambrum, 1970
Box 82
Dr. Anne Gary Pannell, 1967-1971
Box 82
Betty Parsons, 1971
Box 82
Estelle Parsons, 1970
Box 82
Esther Peterson, 1970
Box 82
Dorothy Pittma, 1970
Box 82
Sylvia Porter, 1970
Box 82
Leontyne Price, 1970-1971
Box 82
Yvonne Rainer, 1970
Box 82
Mina Reese, 1970
Box 82
Dorothy Rodgers, 1971
Box 82
Mary Roebling, 1968
Box 82
Aline Saarinen, 1970
Box 82
Rita Sagalyn, 1970
Box 82
Hope Schary, 1970
Box 82
Anne Sexton, 1968
Box 82
Beverly Sills, 1969-1971
Box 82
Cloethiel Smith, 1970
Box 82
Jayne Spain, 1970
Box 82
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 1970
Box 82
Maureen Stapleton, 1970
Box 82
Gloria Steinem, 1970
Box 82
Marguerite Stix, 1971
Box 82
Deborah Szekely, 1971
Box 82
Allene Talmey, 1970
Box 82
Helen Taussig, 1970
Box 82
Erika Theobold, 1970
Box 82
Sada Thompson, 1970
Box 82
Nina Vance, 1970
Box 82
Barbara Walters, 1970
Box 82
Dionne Warwick, 1970
Box 82
June Wayne, 1970-1971
Box 82
Mrs. Theodore Wedel, 1970
Box 82
Zita Weinshienk, 1970
Box 82
Eudora Welty, 1970
Box 82
Jessamyn West, 1970
Box 82
Anne Wexler, 1970
Box 82
Katherine White, 1970
Box 82
Nancy White, 1970
Box 82
Beatrice Willard, 1970
Box 82
Bernice Wintersteen, 1970
Box 82
Myra Wolfgang, 1970
Box 82
Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, 1970
Box 82
Mrs. Charles Yarn, 1970
Box 82
Lists of women, 1970
Box 82
1970 Women of Achievement draft, 1969-1970
Box 82
1970 Women of Achievement notes, draft and research, 1969-1970
Box 82
Notes, 1970-1971
Box 82
100 American Women of Accomplishment galleys, circa 1970
Box 175
100 American Women of Accomplishment, photocopy of article, 1967
Box 175
100 Women in Touch With Our Time
Box 73
100 American Women of Accomplishment, 1967
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, galleys, circa 1970
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, lists, notes and correspondence, 1970
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, notecards, undated
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment,, questionnaire correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, photographs, 1970
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, public relation materials, 1971
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, 1967
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, letters and responses from interviewees, 1970-1971
Box 83
100 American Women of Accomplishment, notes, articles, lists, 1969-1970
Box 84
100 American Women of Accomplishment, letters and responses from interviewees, 1970-1971
Box 84
Lists of possible respondents, suggested questions, drafts of questionnaire, 1969?
Box 84
Questionnaire answers data compilation (typescript), circa 1971
Box 84
Questionnaire responses, circa 1971
Box 92
Questionnaire responses with anonymous box checked, 1970-1971?
Box 84
Questionnaire responses, A-H, 1970-1971
Box 84
Questionnaire responses, H-L, 1970-1971
Box 84
Questionnaire responses, M-S, 1971
Box 92
Questionnaire responses, T-W, 1971
Box 92
Questionnaire II responses, A-H, approximately 1971
Box 92
Questionnaire responses II, H-W, approximately 1972
Box 92
Quotes from responses, and introduction draft, 1970-1971
Box 76
Release forms and correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 76
Business, 1970
Box 92
Calls to make, circa 1970
Box 92
Civic leaders, 1970 and undated
Box 92
Civil rights, 1970 and undated
Box 92
Communications, 1970
Box 92
Correspondence, 1967
Box 92
Ecology and conservation, 1970
Box 92
Education, 1970
Box 92
General, 1969-1970 and undated
Box 92
Government and politics, 1970
Box 92
Law, 1970
Box 92
Letters, 1969
Box 92
Literary arts, 1970
Box 151
Performing arts, 1970
Box 151
Philanthropy, 1970
Box 151
Research, 1970
Box 151
Science, 1970
Box 151
Young Women of Accomplishment: Suggestions, 1970
Box 151
Young Women of Accomplishment: Joan Van Horn, 1970
Box 151
Stationery, blank, undated
Box 151
Article with 100 profiles of 1971 women, from Harper's Bazaar, 1971
Box 611

McCall Corporation, 1965-1972 and undated

Contains general administrative files, drafts, notes, correspondence, interviews, clippings, photographs, and printed matter pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's work with the McCall Corporation, where she organized a series of forums on pressing public issues in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Materials are grouped under headings reflecting their forum title. Arranged alphabetically by forum and folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Ambassador Avraham Harman and Mayor Teddy Kollek, 1968
Box 151
Authors, Book, Publishers: 1968
Box 151
Authors, Book, Publishers: Proceedings, 1968
Box 151
Black Awareness: Addresses, correspondence, 1968
Box 151
Black Awareness: Participant packet, 1968
(2 folders)
Box 151
Black Awareness: Photographs, 1968
Box 151
Black Awareness: Proceedings, 1968
Box 151
Centennial, 1968
Box 153
Contact sheets, 1968
Box 153
Correspondence, 1966-1968
(2 folders)
Box 153
Decade of the Sixties, 1969
Box 153
Discussion of Israel, 1968
Box 153
Forum on the Future, 1967
Box 153
Forum proceedings, September, 1968
Box 153
Invitations, procedures, ideas, 1968
Box 153
McCall Corporation stationery, blank, undated
Box 153
Memos, 1967-1968
Box 153
Notes and correspondence, 1967
Box 153
Notes, proposals and correspondence, 1967-1968
Box 153
The Permissive Society: Correspondence, 1968
Box 154
The Permissive Society: Participant packet, 1968
Box 154
The Permissive Society: Photographs, 1968
Box 154
The Permissive Society: Proceedings, 1968
Box 154
Photographs, 1968
Box 154
The Politics of Now: List of participants, proceedings, transcripts, 1968 May 10

Alternate title on transcripts: "The New Politics Now."

Box 155
The Politics of Now: Proceedings, 1968 May 10
Box 155
Suggestions and ideas for McCall's articles, 1967
Box 155
The Teacher in American Society: Proceedings and transcripts, 1968 Nov.
Box 155
They Made a Difference, draft and published article, 1972
Box 155
Womanpower-in-Action: Brotherhood in Action, program and transcript, 1968 July 23

Likely part of "Towards the Reduction of Violence" symposium, July 23-24, 1968.

Box 155
Womanpower-in-Action: Group 2, transcript, 1968 July 23

Likely part of "Towards the Reduction of Violence" symposium, July 23-24, 1968.

Box 155
Womanpower-in-Action: Towards the Reduction of Violence, 1968 July 23
(5 folders)

Includes programs, participant packets, transcripts, and other materials.

Box 156
Womanpower-in-Action: Towards the Reduction of Violence: Correspondence, 1968
Box 175
Womanpower-in-Action: Towards the Reduction of Violence: Contact sheets of images from conference, 1968
Box 156
Womanpower-in-Action: Towards the Reduction of Violence, Lists of participants, notes, 1968
Box 156
Womanpower-in-Action: Violence and the Urban Crisis, transcripts, 1968 July 24
Box 157
Womanpower-in-Action: Recorded responses, 1965-1968
Box 155
Yadkin Review, clippings, drafts, notes, supporting materials, 1970-1972
Box 157
The Year 2000: drafts, forum on the future, 1968
Box 157
The Year 2000: graphic representation of predications (in table form), 1968
Box 157

Ms. Magazine, 1970-2012, bulk 1970-1972

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter and a large amount of signed and unsigned proclamations surrounding a freedom of choice campaign designed by Diamonstein-Spielvogel for the first issue of Ms. Magazine in 1972, as well as similar materials from later writings and events for Ms. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

40th anniversary letter (circular), 2012
Box 157
Abortion open letter, full page in Ms., clippings, notes, correspondence, 1971-1972

Includes letters and replies from Barbarlee Diamonstein and Gloria Steinem to notable American women, including Margaret Mead, Kate Millett, Helen Gurley Brown, Jeannette Rankin, Helen Taussig, and many others re: their thoughts on the abortion ban and their willingness or opposition to including their signature on the open letter published in Ms. declaring "I have had an abortion."

Box 157
Clippings related to Ms. abortion letter, 1972
Box 76
Correspondence, Ms. magazine, 1971
Box 157
Joan Goody profile, 1986
Box 157
Magazine issue with abortion ad, 1972
Box 157

Open Secrets: 94 Women in Touch with our Time (book), 1969-1972 and undated

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and questionnaires pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's book, Open Secrets: 94 Women in Touch with our Time (1972), and the corresponding promotional displays. The book was an adaptation of her article Singular Voices: 100 Women in Touch with Our Time, written in 1971 and printed in Harper's Bazaar. Related materials are located in the Harper's Bazaar Subseries of the Writings Series. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Bella Abzug questionnaire, 1971
Box 157
Biographies, 1969-1971
Box 157
Contact information, lists, circa 1970
Box 157
Correspondence, 1972
Box 158
Draft, undated
Box 158
Drafts, 1969-1971
(3 folders)
Box 158
Excerpt proposal, 1972
Box 158
Exhibit photographs, circa 1970
Box 158
Four exhibit photograph portraits of Diamonstein-Spielvogel, circa 1970
Box 175
Notes, correspondence, research materials, 1969-1971
Box 158
Notes and research, 1970
Box 158
Permissions, 1970
Box 158
Photographs and clippings, undated
Box 158
Public relations, 1972
Box 158
Questionnaire, anonymous, 1971

Additional questionnaires are filed with Singular Voices materials in the Harper's Bazaar subseries.

Box 158
Questionnaires, blank, undated
Box 158
Research, draft, 1969-1970
Box 158
Responses, 1971

Additional responses are filed with Singular Voices materials in the Harper's Bazaar subseries.

Box 159
Responses, 1972
Box 159
Viking Press royalty statement, 1972
Box 159
June Wayne, 1971
Box 159

Parade Magazine, 1992-1998

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and interviews pertaining to articles written by Diamonstein-Spielvogel for Parade Magazine. The audiovisual recordings of the Madeleine Albright interview are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Madeleine Albright: background information, 1992-1997
Box 159
Madeleine Albright: interview notes, 1997-1998
Box 159
Madeleine Albright: interview and transcripts, 1998
Box 159
Daniel Day Lewis interview, 1998
Box 159
Michael Jordan interview, 1997
Box 159

Rules of the Road (book), 1995-2002 and undated

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, and drawings pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's book, Rules of the Road (2000), an illustrated book of aphorisms on living, which underwent several title changes during its creation, including 66 Ways to Cope with a Complex World, among others. The artwork was drawn by Slovakian artist Karol Rosmány, and the book was published in the Slovak Republic. Contains a few materials in the Slovak language. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Materials, 2002
Box 159
Draft, drawings, translation, 2002
Box 159
Galley, 2001
Box 159
55 Ways to Cope with a Complex World, 1995
Box 160
Simple Solutions for Barbaralee's Problems, undated
Box 160
66 ways to Cope with a Complex New York, undated
Box 160
66/67 ways to Cope with a Complex World, 1998 and undated
Box 160
Ways to Cope with a Complex World, 1995-1999
Box 160

Saturday Review (magazine), 1959-1971

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, and printed matter pertaining to book reviews written for the Saturday Review, which represent some of Diamonstein-Spielvogel's earliest published writings. The folders without titles are arranged chronologically at the front of the subseries followed by folders with titles arranged alphabetically. Original folder titles are retained.

Drafts and materials, 1964
Box 160
Drafts and materials, 1966
Box 160
Drafts and materials, 1971
Box 160
Book reviews, general, 1966
Box 160
Correspondence, reviews, 1966-1967
Box 160
Life Without Prejudice and Other Essays, book review, 1959-1966
Box 160
The Petitioners book review, 1965-1966
Box 160
Three Years in Mississippi book review, 1964
Box 160

Single Articles, 1978-2014 and undated

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and interviews for both published and unpublished individual articles written or proposed by Diamonstein-Spielvogel. The earliest date, 1959, represents materials used for research. Of special interest are the articles and interviews with Henry Kissinger and Golda Meir as well as some of her earliest unfinished works such as An Oral Woman written in 1970. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, which often contains the title of the work. Original folder titles are retained.

An American Appraisal for House and Garden, 1972
Box 160
An Oral Woman, notes, 1970
Box 160
Article on women/mothers, 1990s
Box 160
The Artist in America, undated
Box 160
Avenue, "Old New York", 2010
Box 73
The Avenue writing, 2010, 2010
Box 161
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel articles, 1967-1981
Box 161
Book proposals, 1989
Box 161
Book proposal/churches/synagogues, 2005
Box 161
John Cage interview, 1976-1977
Box 161
Compass, "The Art of Art in Public Spaces," 1986
Box 161
Communities of Tomorrow, Hubert Humphrey editorial, undated
Box 161
A conversation with Bess Meyerson, circa 1971-1972
Box 161
The Cultural Record of the Wagner Administration, 1965
Box 161
Fifteen years after Inside New York's Art World, book idea, circa 1990s
Box 161
Gotham, 2011 Oct.
Box 161
House and Garden, "Fluid Thought," 1993
Box 161
House and Garden, "From a Seattle Boathouse Dale Chihuly Floats Ideas in Glass", 1993 July
Box 73
Horizon, "Visions and Images", 1982
Box 73
Huffington Post, "New Ways to See New York's Landmarks", 2014
Box 73
Huffington Post, "Unflagging Committment", 2014
Box 73
Huffington Post, "Designing the Future of the National Mall", 2012 June
Box 73
It's News to Me, undated
Box 161
Inside the Arts proposal, 1991
Box 161
Jasper Johns, 1959-1978
(2 folders)
Box 161
J. C. Penney's "Best Dressed List," 1986-1987
Box 161
Henry Kissinger, 1974-1978
Box 162
Ladies Home Journal, "Rooms at the Top", 1983
Box 162
Landscape architecture book proposal, 1986-1987
Box 162
Literary criticism series reprint permission, 1990
Box 162
Made in America, Americana article, 1986
Box 162
Golda Meir interview, 1972-1973
Box 162
Midsummer Dance, with Philippe de Montebello, July, 1995
Box 162
Mixed materials, 1976 and undated
Box 162
Museum of the Moving Image, 1987
Box 162
A National Approach to Saving, Say, a Gabled House
Box 73
New York, 2011
Box 162
New York Magazine, "The Two Dollar Bill," circa 1974
Box 162
New York Observer articles, 1987 and undated
Box 162
New York Times editorial beginnings, undated
Box 163
New York Times Antonio Gaudi article, 1970-1985 and 2002
(2 folders)
Box 163
New York Times Magazine, Private Library, on Brooke Astor's library, 1986 Nov. 16
Box 605
New Woman, "Laurinda Spear Architect par Excellence", 1985
Box 163
The No-No Girls, undated
Box 163
Partisan Review, "An Interview with Philip Johnson", 1984 Fall
Box 73
Partisan Review, "Inside New York's Art World: An Interview with Robert Motherwell", 1979 Summer
Box 73
Partisan Review, "Pop Art, Money, and the Present Scene: An Interview with Roy Lichtenstein and Leo Castelli", 1978 Winter
Box 73
Frances Patiky Stein, 1989 and undated
Box 163
Frances Patiky Stein, drafts and final, 1989
Box 163
Philadelphia, 1970
Box 163
Powersweep football article, undated
Box 163
Preserving America's Past
Box 73
A private library: Brooke Astor's personal library..., NYT Magazine, 1986 November16
Box 175
Alice Roosevelt interview, 1972 and undated
Box 163
Single articles, 1970-1982 and undated
Box 163
The Possible Book, undated
Box 163
Vanity Fair, "Designer of the Decade", Richard Meier, 1985
Box 163
Wedding rituals draft, 1971
Box 163
Why Bother, undated
Box 163
Working Woman Magazine, 1979
Box 163
Untitled draft, undated
Box 76

Singular Voices: Conversations with Americans who Make a Difference (book), 1970-1997 (bulk 1995-1996)

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, and interviews pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's book Singular Voices: Conversations with Americans who Make a Difference (1997). Includes many publicity photographs of notable individuals Diamonstein-Spielvogel interviewed for the project. Audiocassettes of the interviews are in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Edward Albee interview, 1995-1996
Box 164
Dr. Ellen Baker, 1996
Box 164
Ross Bleckner, 1987-1995
Box 164
Book signing, 1997
Box 164
Senator Bill Bradley, 1995
(2 folders)
Box 164
Helen Gurley Brown, 1995-1996
Box 164
Jimmy Carter, 1995
Box 164
Jimmy Carter photographs, 1995
Box 164
William Conway interview, 1995-1996
Box 164
William Conway photographs, 1995
Box 164
Correspondence with publisher, 1995-1996
Box 165
Galley, 1996
Box 165
Skip Gates, 1995-1996
Box 165
Hamptons Magazine, 1997
Box 165
Larry Kramer interview, 1995-1996
Box 165
Larry Kramer photographs, 1995
Box 165
Yo-Yo Ma, 1992-1996
Box 165
Sherwin Nuland interview, 1996
Box 165
Sherwin Nuland photographs, 1995
Box 165
Photographs, 1995
Box 165
Beverly Sills, 1995-1996
Box 166
Ruth Simmons interview, 1995
Box 166
Ruth Simmons photographs, 1995
Box 166
Singular Voices, 1970
Box 166
Gloria Steinem, 1995
Box 166
William Styron photographs, 1995
Box 166
William Styron transcript, 1996
Box 166
Twyla Tharp interview, 1995
Box 166
Scott Brown Venturi, 1995-1996
Box 166
Elie Wiesel, 1995-1996
Box 167
Sir James David Wolfensohn interview, 1996
Box 167
Sir James David Wolfensohn photograph, 1995
Box 167

Doctoral Thesis Materials, 1953-1975 and undated

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, and printed matter pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's doctoral thesis on segregation and politics in Southern institutions of higher education, written and submitted for her PhD from New York University, 1963. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Draft, 1960
Box 167
Draft, 1961 June
Box 167
An Exploratory Study of Attitudes Held by Graduate and Professional Students of UVA, 1957-1963
Box 167
Research and drafts, 1950s
Box 167
Research materials and proposal, 1956-1975
Box 167
Research, notes, manuscript evaluation, 1957-1963
Box 167
Segregation, Politics and Schools in the South research, 1960-1963
Box 167
Study and advising materials, 1957
Box 168
Table of contents and research materials, 1953-1960 and undated
Box 168

Travel Writings, 1967-2012 and undated (bulk 1980-1992)

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, and photographs surrounding Diamonstein-Spielvogel's published, unpublished and proposed travel articles. Diamonstein-Spielvogel traveled extensively throughout her life to locations such as Antarctica, Australia, Italy, Korea, Japan, South Africa, Spain, and England, among others. Many photographs and some other materials related to her travels are located in the Photograph and Vacation Subseries of the Personal Files Series and in the Scrapbook Series. In some cases, folder titles contain the publication for which she wrote, including Conde Nast Traveler and The New York Times. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Most folder titles supplied by archivist.

Anguilla, 1984
Box 168
Antarctica and Patagonia research, 1987
Box 168
Brussels, Amsterdam and Geneva, 1990
Box 168
Claridge's London research, 1985
Box 168
The Concorde British Airways, circa 1996-2003
Box 168
Conde Nast Traveler: travel columns, correspondence, and research, 1987-1992, 2012
(14 folders)

Chronological and geographic files for articles about Italy, Prague, Hong Kong, Japan, Madrid, Montreal, Malaysia, and Ohio.

Box 169
Copenhagen, undated
Box 169
Denmark trip (Illums Bolighus), 1967-1989
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 169
Denmark trip (Illums Bolighus), 1967-1989
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 170
Egypt research, 1976-1980
Box 170
Fiji trip, Wakaya research, 1990
Box 170
Fiji tours, 1975
Box 170
Florence Italy, "The Politics of Style," undated
Box 170
Hot Springs, Arkansas research, circa 1992
Box 170
House and Garden, Seattle, Washington, 1992
Box 170
Korea research, 1985-1987
Box 170
London, United Kingdom materials, 1991
Box 170
Machu Picchu, "The Future of the Past," undated
Box 170
Malaysia research, 1988-1990
(2 folders)
Box 170
Melbourne research, 1986-1987
Box 171
Milan, Italy research, 1989
Box 171
Nashville, Tennessee research, 1992
Box 171
New York Times: Articles, 1984-2001

Geographic and research files for New York Times travel writings about Antarctica, Canberra, Fiji, Copenhagen, Korea, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, Malaysia, Machu Picchu, Zanzibar, and other locations.

Box 171
New York Times: Articles, 1984-2001

Geographic and research files for New York Times travel writings about Antarctica, Canberra, Fiji, Copenhagen, Korea, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, Malaysia, Machu Picchu, Zanzibar, and other locations.

Box 73
New York Times: Articles, 1985-1989
Box 635
New York Times: Travel article, 1986
Box 172
New York Times: Travel columns, 1984-1988
Box 605
The New York Times travel article, 1986
Box 175
Travel and Camera, Venice draft, correspondence, 1969
Box 172
Travel and Leisure article ideas, undated
Box 172
Pakistan research, 1990
Box 172
Poland research, 1990
Box 172
Proposed travel articles, 1988-1989
Box 172
Research and writing, 1987-1989
(2 folders)
Box 172
Romania research, 1993
Box 172
Sardinia research, 1984
Box 172
Shopping/Paris, undated
Box 172
Shrubland, United Kingdom, 1986-1987
Box 172
Sicily, 1969 and undated
Box 172
Singapore, 1984
Box 172
Spencer House research, London, United Kingdom, 1987
Box 172
Temple of Dendur, 1974-1975
Box 173
Travel articles, 1988-1989
Box 173
Travel photographs, undated
Box 173
Tsutsumu article, 1974-1975
Box 173
Tuscany, undated
Box 173
Vogue, China article, 1975
Box 173
Westminster Abbey, 1993-1994
Box 173
Zanzibar, 1987-1989
Box 173
Zanzibar Postcard, "Caramoor article," 1989
Box 173

Vogue magazine, 1971-1982

Contains the correspondence, interviews, drafts, notes, and research pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's articles written for Vogue fashion magazine. The related Laurinda Spear audiovisual recordings are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Ronnie Eldridge interview, 1972
Box 173
Ronnie Eldridge interview, notes on men, 1971
Box 173
Powerhouses, 1972
Box 173
Powerhouses, notes interviews, introduction and research, 1972
Box 173
Laurinda Spear interview, 1979-1982
(2 folders)
Box 173
American Fashion -- the Movers
Box 73
Fashion: The Inside Story
Box 73
Life/Work Places: 2 Ways
Box 73
Splendor in the Craft
Box 73
13 Power Houses
Box 73
The Weekend
Box 73
Women Need Politics and Vice Versa
Box 73

Whatever Happened to Men? (newspaper column), 1969-1976 and undated

Contains correspondence, drafts, notes, clippings, printed matter, and questionnaires pertaining to a newspaper column written by Diamonstein-Spielvogel in which she explored men's societal roles in the 1970s. Related audiovisual recordings for Studs Terkel's interview are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Kenneth Battelle interview, 1975
Box 174
Alex Comfort interview, 1974
Box 174
Completed interviews, 1974-1975
Box 174
Clement Conger interview and research, 1971-1976
Box 174
Definition of love, 1969
Box 174
Draft, 1974
Box 174
Rene Dubos interview, 1974
Box 174
Eli N. Evans interview, 1974
Box 174
Joe Heller interview, 1974
Box 174
Buck Henry interview, circa 1974
Box 174
Horst interview, undated
Box 174
Interviews A-K, 1974-1975
Box 174
Interviews L-Z, 1974-1975
Box 174
Incomplete interviews, 1974-1975
Box 174
Garson Kanin interview, undated
Box 174
Elia Kazin interview, 1974
Box 174
Nathan Kline interview, undated
Box 623
Bob Kotlowitz interview, undated
Box 623
Alexander Liberman interview, 1974
Box 623
Materials, 1975
Box 623
Scott Meredith interview, 1974
Box 623
Gerald Nachman interview, 1974
Box 623
Mike Nevelson interview, 1974
Box 623
Larry O'Brien interview, 1974
Box 623
Partial draft, 1974
Box 623
Gail Perigo interview, 1974
Box 623
Robert Pynoos interview, 1974
Box 623
Nicolas Noxon interview, 1974
Box 623
Research, 1974-1975
(2 folders)
Box 623
Lee Salk interview, 1974
Box 623
Frank Nicholas Stanton interview, 1974
Box 623
Survey responses and contract cohabitation press release, 1974
Box 623
Studs Terkel interview, 1974
Box 623
Studs Terkel transcript, 1974
Box 623
Lester Wunderman interview, 1974
Box 623

Writings by Others, 1967-2015 and undated

Contains drafts and published materials written by people other than Diamonstein-Spielvogel that are not directly related to any of her other projects. Some writings may have been sent to her for review. Arranged alphabetically by author name, which is listed as "Unknown author" when the author is not known. Titles supplied by archivist.

Brendan Gill, undated
Box 623
Shareen Blair Brysac, "One Man's City (Family?)", 2015
Box 76
Eric Goldman, L. B. Johnson draft, 1967
Box 176
David Gordon and Myles Ludwig, Raw Talent, undated
Box 176
Gerri Hirshey, Parade, "The Cradle of our Religious Freedom", 2005
Box 176
Oliver P. Jones and Dr. Frederick Peterson essay, 1970
Box 176
Thomas Cort Rubin, 1980-1981
Box 176
Lionel Tiger, The Pursuit of Pleasure, 1992
Box 176
Lois Wyse manuscript, Seconds, undated
(folder 1 of 3)
Box 176
Lois Wyse manuscript, Seconds, undated
(folders 2-3 of 3)
Box 177
Unknown author, Bloody Sunday, play overview, 1970
Box 177
Monographs by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Speilvogel
Box 637
Unsorted writings by others
Box 73

3. Personal, 1923-2017 and undated

Series houses materials about Diamonstein-Spielvogel's education, her interests, and her family that contribute to an understanding of her personal life and relationships, and her development as an advocate and pioneer in public service. There are nine subseries: Art, Education, Family, General Working Files, Personal Aesthetics, Photographs, Carl Spielvogel, Vacations, and Wedding Artifacts and Scrapbooks.

Materials include letters, greeting cards, notes, clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and artifacts, including family materials from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's husband Carl Spielvogel and her mother, Sally Simmons neé Dworkin. The earliest materials consist of several family photographs taken before Diamonstein-Spielvogel's birth. Later materials pertain to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's personal art collection, home furnishings, decor, jewelry and attire, offering a variety of items from fabric samples to insurance appraisals.

Highlights include materials surrounding Diamonstein-Spielvogel's education and early career as an educator as well as photographs and manuscript materials pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's homes in New York, which have been recognized for their architecture and interior design. There are numerous personal photos, as well as publicity shots of Diamonstein-Spielvogel.

Oversize materials are described at the end of the series. Other personal documents may be found throughout the collection, especially in the Correspondence Series; personal artifacts such as travel memorabilia are housed in the Visual Arts Materials Series. Audiovisual recordings are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Arranged alphabetically with further description and arrangement noted at the subseries level. Original folder titles have been retained.

Arts, 1964-2017

Subseries contains files of correspondence, notes, clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and appraisals pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's interest in art and her personal art collection, portions of which she often loaned to galleries.

Art appraisal, undated
(2 folders)
Box 85
Appraisal information and correspondence
Box 72
Art/artifact photographs for insurance, undated
Box 85
Art collection materials, 1991
Box 85
Art collection sale at Sotheby's: Magnificent Gestures
Box 73
Art consignments/purchase/interest, 1989-2009
Box 85
Art correspondence, 1988, 1998
(2 folders)
Box 85
Art correspondence and clippings, 2002-2005
Box 85
Art consignments/purchases, 2000-2006
(2 folders)
Box 85
Art evaluation, 1984
Box 85
Art in guest room, 2005
Box 85
Art in home, 2005
Box 85
Art in library, 2005
Box 85
Art in living room, 2005
Box 85
Art loan correspondence, 2005
Box 86
Art proposal insurance, 1978 and undated
Box 86
Art photos, green and yellow tall glass sculpture of lilies, 2005
Box 86
Art purchases, 1980-1981, 2000 and undated
Box 86
Art purchases/correspondence, 1980-1989
Box 86
Art purchases/interest, 2002-2004
Box 86
Art receipts, 1983
Box 86
Art shipping materials, 1980
Box 86
Artwork specs and correspondence, 2000-2006
(3 folders)
Box 86
Artwork, "Untitled 1946", three images of unidentified sketch
Box 86
Cannavacciuolo, Maurizio, "Lovers, Devided" [sic], pds, jpg, tiff, undated
Box 86
Chihuly studio, 2000
Box 86
Christie's correspondence, 2006-2007
Box 86
Christie's, Hopper watercolor entries, 2008
Box 86
Christie's art appraisal, 2016
Box 71
Clippings, 1992
Box 86
Drawings, 1980
Box 86
Elizabeth Locke Jewels, 1990 and undated
Box 86
Fine art insurance, 1971
Box 86
Frick Gallery loan agreement, 2011
Box 86
Frick Gallery loan agreement, 2011
Box 148
Guggenheim Museum, 2005
Box 86
Edward Hopper art, 1964
Box 87
Huntington T. Block Insurance, 1989
Box 87
Robert Indiana: Retrospective, "Beyond Love," publicity, 2013
Box 68
Jewelry and paintings appraisal, 1999
Box 87
The Met correspondence, 2012
Box 71
Pamela Nelson, Sign 35, 1991
Box 87
Pamela Nelson "Book of Hours 35" purchase, 2015
Box 71
Nevelson art, 1973
Box 87
Nevelson New Year, 1980
Box 87
O'Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc. appraisal, 1987
(folders 1-4 of 5)
Box 87
O'Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc. appraisal, 1987
(folders 4-5 of 5)
Box 630
O'Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc. appraisal, 1989
(3 folders)
Box 630
O'Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc. appraisal, Five parts, 1989
Box 630
Pace gallery art purchase, 1981
Box 630
Photograph collection, 1984
Box 630
Prague print/Olga, 1990
Box 630
Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2005
Box 631
Sotheby's, 1998
Box 631
Sotheby's, Park Bernet, 1980
Box 631
Sotheby's and Christie's, 1994-1995
Box 631
Richard Tsao, artist: article, 2009
(1 folder)
Box 68
Ronald Weintraub, 2005
Box 631

Childhood, Education, and Teaching, 1921-1968

Files in this subseries contain correspondence, notes, photographs, printed materials, and memorabilia such as yearbooks and diplomas, all relating to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's education, from her years in elementary school to her graduate studies that resulted in a Doctorate in Education from New York University. The thesis for her doctoral degree on race relations is located in the Thesis Subseries of the Writings Series. Arranged in chronological order; most titles have been supplied by the processing archivist.

Junior high school photograph of Barbaralee, 1942
Box 124
New Year's poem by Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 1945
Box 631
Elementary school reports, childhood memorabilia, junior high school certificates, 1930s-1940s
Box 631
Junior high school graduation awards, 1946
Box 631
High school credit and honor certificates, 1946-1948
Box 631
High school graduation photograph portraits, 1948
Box 631
School photograph, "Arista Installation," 1948
Box 631
High school senior year yearbook, 1948
Box 631
Brooklyn College yearbook, 1952
Box 631
Diploma, Brooklyn College, mounted and laminated onto small wooden plaque, 1952 June
Box 596
Human relations course materials, 1953-1957
Box 631
Course notebook, 1954-1955
Box 631
New York University, materials relating to studies on race relations, integration, and interpersonal relations among teenagers, 1955-1957

Includes letters to the editor, 1957, regarding school integration and race relations in the Norfolk, Virginia area. Two essays by Virginia educator Sarah Patton Boyle on integration and civil rights in the South are contained in a copy of the Nation, October 1956, concerning the upcoming elections, and a reprint from the Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 1955.

Box 631
Diploma, New York University School of Education, mounted and laminated onto wooden plaque, 1954
Box 596
Three student dissertations related to interpersonal and race relations (other authors), 1955-1957
Box 90
Fragments of paper on race, possibly BLDS thesis, circa 1960

found laid in binder of student dissertation in previous folder

Box 90
Proposal for Education Doctoral Degree, 1957
Box 90
Doctor of Education degree, Barbaralee Diamonstein, 1963
Box 124
College graduation photograph portraits, 1965
Box 90
College graduation photographs, 1965
(6 items)
Box 124
Early materials on teaching, 1956-1961
Box 90
The Anchor yearbook, Newport News High School, 1959

Related to her teaching position at this school.

Box 90
Letters from elementary school students, 1968
Box 90

Family, 1930s-2016 and undated

Subseries houses materials pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's immediate family, with formats including clippings, correspondence, photographs, slides, film, notes, printed materials, and artifacts. Of particular note are materials related to her parents Rubin and Sally Dworkin, her sister Didi Rubin, and her first husband, Alan Diamonstein.

Materials assembled by Diamonstein-Spielvogel that relate to her second husband, Carl Spielvogel, are located primarily in the Carl Spielvogel Subseries and the Wedding Subseries of the Personal Files Series, but there may be some related content in this section. A small amount of family materials may be present throughout the Personal Files Series. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Most titles supplied by archivist.

Advertising materials, 1980
Box 90
Backer and Spielvogel clippings, 1982
Box 90
Copacabana Monte Prosers, 10 East 60th Plaza, photograph, undated
Box 90
Alan Diamonstein
Box 72
Alan Diamonstein, Daily Press, 1994
Box 90
Alan Diamonstein correspondence, 1958, 1964
Box 90
Alan Diamonstein, awards, 1964
Box 90
Alan Diamonstein, Jaycees, 1968
Box 90
Alan Diamonstein, Barbaralee and Alan, wedding album, July 22, 1956
Box 91
Alan Diamonstein, Wedding slides and stereo slide viewer, 1956
Box 93
Account ledger, 1971-1975
Box 94
Address book, undated
Box 94
Apartment and household matters, 1999-2000
Box 94
Family correspondence, 1950s-1960s and undated
Box 95
Family correspondence, circa 1966
Box 95
Family materials, 1962-1991
Box 95
New year poem, 1945
Box 90
Notes to Sarah Abramsky, 1920
Box 95
Pamela Rubin correspondence, 1965-1967
Box 95
Peter Rubin wedding, business profile, 1999, 2013
Box 95
Photographs: Sally Rubin, Barbaralee and Didi Dworkin, circa 1930s
Box 95
Photographs: Rubin family, 2008
Box 95
Rubin, Sally, Barbaralee, Didi Dworkin (photographs printed on mats), circa 1930s and undated
(2 items)

One photograph is an unidentified subject, one photograph is of Diamonstein-Spielvogel as an infant.

Box 124
Various family materials, 1942-1991 and undated
Box 95
Student World Cup Volleyball medal, 1996

2.5 x 2.5 in.

Box 589

General Working Files, 1960s-2017 and undated

Files consist of notes, correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other materials used by Diamonstein-Spielvogel to organize her daily work and activities. Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles have been retained.

Allen Capital, LLC, 2005
Box 95
American Archives of Art donation, 1993
Box 95
Apartment file, 1982-1983
Box 95
Apartment, Washington, D.C., 1965
Box 95
Article on Barbaralee Diamonstein's home, circa 1970s-1980s
Box 95
Astronomic data, 1974
Box 95
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel stationery, 1992
Box 95
Bank statements, 1978
Box 95
Barnett Newman exhibition, 2005
Box 95
Certificate of Occupancy, 2000
Box 95
Cocktail list, undated
Box 95
Court testimony, 1984
(2 folders)
Box 96
Court testimony, 1985
Box 96
Diamonstein-Spielvogel gala, invitation list, 2001-2003
Box 96
Edward Donahue, 1986
Box 96
Samantha Drake, 1983
Box 96
Finances, 1968
Box 96
Finances, 1998-2005
Box 96
Financial records, 2004
Box 96
Fitness/diet routines, spa journal, notes, 1970
Box 97
General files, 1986-1992
Box 97
The Golden Door, 1975 and undated
Box 97
Goldman/Bissell correspondence, 1969
Box 97
Garter, circa 2000-2004
Box 97
Halcyon Investments, 1981
(2 folders)
Box 97
Harkins and Maeger Arbitration transcript, 1985
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 97
Harkins and Maeger Arbitration transcript, 1985
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 98
Health regime, circa 1965
Box 98
Health research, 2001
Box 98
House of Lords admit, 1969
Box 98
Jacob and Cecil Abramsky, 2004
Box 98
Jury service, 2005
Box 98
Lili Root shower, 1997
Box 98
Miscellaneous, 1977 and undated
Box 98
Misspelled names, 1985-1986
Box 98
Nick and K.C. favors, October 29, 2011
Box 98
Park Avenue shares, 1985-1988
Box 98
Passbooks, finances, 1965-1979
Box 98
Passports, 1980s-1990s
Box 617
Personal expenses, 1976-1983
Box 98
Personal notes, undated
Box 98
Personal questionnaire, 1968
Box 98
Postage stamps, 1985
Box 98
Real estate
Box 72
Real estate, undated
Box 98
Receipts and notes, 1975
Box 98
Safe deposit box, Citibank, 1967-1985 and undated
Box 99
Sally Dworkin death certificate/burial, 1993
Box 99
Sally Simmons née Dworkin obituary, 1994
Box 99
720 Park Avenue Association contract, 1980
Box 99
Southhampton trivia game, 2004
Box 99
Southhampton Town 375th Anniversary commemorative magazine
Box 73
Stocks, 1963-1966
Box 99
TMG litigation, 1985
Box 99
University mythology notes, circa 1960s
Box 99
White House, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report, 1965-1986
Box 99
The Wine Advocate, 1983
Box 99

Personal Aesthetics, 1960-2017 and undated

Subseries contains correspondence, notes, clippings, printed materials, photographs, fabric samples, and many folders of appraisals for art, furnishings, and cultural artifacts, all related to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's properties, interior furnishings and decor, and collections. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. For the most part, original folder titles have been retained.

Antique furniture, 1983-1988 and undated
Box 100
Apartment furnishings, 1981-1988
(2 folders)
Box 100
Attire, 1983-2003
Box 100
Chihuly studio, 2002
Box 100
Christie's correspondence, 1981, 2006
Box 100
Consignments, 1994
Box 100
Consignment, home furnishing, tailoring
Box 72
Facsimiles, Ltd. catalog, 1988
Box 100
Furniture-720 Park Avenue, 1983-1984
Box 100
Furniture-720 Park Avenue, 1999-2000
Box 100
Home and auction, 1997-1998
Box 101
Home and auction, 1999-2006
Box 101
Home decor, 1963-1999
(5 folders)
Box 101
Home design, 1986-2003 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 102
Home furnishings, 1960s
(3 folders)
Box 102
Home furnishings, 1973
(2 folders)
Box 102
Home furnishings, 1973-1974
Box 102
Home furnishings, 1984-1985
(3 folders)
Box 102
Home furnishings: purchases, 1986-1987
Box 103
Home furnishings: appraisal, 1987
(4 folders)
Box 103
Home furnishings: samples, 1988-1994
Box 103
Home furnishings, 1988-1994
(folder 1 of 3)
Box 103
Home furnishings, 1988-1994
(folders 2-3 of 3)
Box 104
Home furnishings, circa 1991-2005
Box 104
Home furnishings, 1998-1999
(2 folders)
Box 104
Home furnishings, 1998-2006 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 105
Home furnishings by room: 1st floor, undated
Box 105
Home furnishings by room: 2nd floor, undated
Box 105
Home furnishings by room: 3rd floor, undated
Box 106
Home furnishings by room: 4th floor, undated
Box 106
Home furnishings by room: Majolica and Chihuly, undated
Box 106
Home furnishings by room: miscellaneous, undated
Box 106
Home furnishings by room: negatives, undated
Box 106
Home furnishings by room: outside, undated
Box 106
House and garden dishes, undated
Box 106
House sketch, undated
Box 106
House materials, Gin Lane, 1998-1999
Box 106
Household, 1983
Box 107
Landscaping and decor invoices, 1986
Box 107
Marders Nursery, 1994
Box 107
Matouk and Company, 1994
Box 107
Personal price lists, 2003
Box 107
Pound Ridge home, 1985-1987
(3 folders)
Box 107
Pound Ridge home, blueprints, 1986
(1 folder)
Box 617
Pound Ridge, New York, 1987
Box 107
Pound Ridge, New York, scrapbook of construction photographs, 1960s-1980s and undated
Box 617
Residence, New York, 2001-2003
Box 108
Southampton, New York survey, 1992
Box 108
Southampton, New York residence, 1993
Box 108
Southampton, New York residence, blueprints, 1998
Box 108
Southampton, New York, 2001
Box 108
Southampton, New York photographs, printed material, 2008
Box 108
5th Avenue apartment layout, undated
Box 71
71 Main Street, Southampton, NY, house hunt/purchase 2015
Box 617
72nd St. Apt. general, 2005-2007
Box 108
72nd St. Apt. by room, 2005-2007
Box 108
720 Park Avenue, Silver Rail Construction, 2006
Box 108
Southampton photo album, undated
Box 617

Photographs, 1923-2013 and undated

Files in the subseries house many black-and-white and color photographs and slides. Subjects include family members, friends, and artwork, as well as personal events and vacations covering a period of time from before Diamonstein-Spielvogel's birth to 2008. Highlights include early black-and-white portraits of Diamonstein-Spielvogel's family, the Dworkins. Other photographs are located throughout the collection.

The subseries is arranged in two folder groups: the first arranged alphabetically by folder title; the other chronologically by year, with undated materials at the end. Most titles have been supplied by the project archivist.

Abroad, 1989 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 109
Abroad, undated
(2 folders)
Box 109
Barbaralee Dworkin Diamonstein art, 1983
Box 109
Calgary Olympics, album from Frank Bennack, Jr., 1988
Box 617
Dance, undated
Box 109
Family/friends, 1928, 1979 and undated
Box 109
Family/friends, 1983, 2000
Box 110
Family/personal events, 1989 and undated
Box 110
Family, New York City, undated
Box 110
Family, 1923-1959 and undated
Box 110
Family, circa 1932, 1935 and undated
Box 110
Family, Sally née Alexansky and Rubin Dworkin, undated
(3 folders)
Box 110
Family and friends, undated
Box 617
Gladys Cole family, undated
Box 110
Head shots, family photos, notable figures, circa 1950-1972
Box 110
Insurance, 2002
(folders 1-4 of 5)
Box 111
Insurance, 2002
(folder 5 of 5)
Box 112
Insurance, 2008
(2 folders)
Box 112
Mixed artwork, slides, undated
Box 112
New Year's Eve clipping, 1975 and undated
Box 112
Panama trip, 2012
Box 68
Personal gatherings, undated
Box 112
Pi Alpha Tau, 1950
Box 112
Prince Charles and Princess Diana, undated
Box 112
Slides, several events, undated
Box 112
Slides, Rory McCarthy, 1983-1984
Box 113
Spielvogel home in Architectural Digest, 1995
Box 113
Travel/children, undated
Box 113
Travel/friends, approximately 2008-2012
Box 68
Vacation slides, 1969
Box 113
Wedding, 1981
(2 folders)
Box 113
1936-1967 and undated
Box 113
Circa 1961-1981
Box 113
1963 and undated
Box 113
1965-1973
Box 113
1967-2009 and undated
Box 113
1978-1984 and undated
Box 113
1981-1982
Box 113
1981-2008 and undated
Box 113
1989-1992
(2 folders)
Box 114
1993 and undated
Box 114
1995-1996
Box 114
1999, 2001 and undated
Box 114
2004 and undated
Box 114
2015 and undated
Box 77
2016 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 71
Undated
(folder 1 of 7)
Box 114
Undated
(folders 2-7 of 7)
Box 115
Undated
Box 72
Photographs/slides, undated
Box 115
Photograph albums, 1980s-1990s

Albums include snapshots from travels to China (1984), Peru, and Java (1997) as well as Southampton construction (1994), Pound Ridge house (1987), and undated photos from trips to Java (1997), Thailand, Cambodia (1995), Jordan, Wyoming, India (1996), and Haiti (1997). Also includes photographs of Cuomo, DNC, White House/Clinton inauguration, and photographs of the Southampton property.

Box 609
Photograph albums, 1980s-1990s
Box 615
Photograph albums, 1980s-1990s
Box 610
Slovakia, other unidentified places, 2001
Box 617
Diamonstein-Spielvogel and VIPs, 1990s-2000s
Box 617
Vacations, personal photographs, historical family photographs
(7 folders)
Box 617
Home art, decor, other objects, 1993 and undated
Box 617

Carl Spielvogel, 1953-2010 and undated

Subseries consists of folders assembled and maintained by Diamonstein-Spielvogel that document the life and work of her husband Carl Spielvogel. Materials include correspondence, notes, printed matter, photographs, clippings, and awards and certificates, as well as a small amount of personal correspondence and other manuscript materials. The earliest materials predate their acquaintance; the couple married in 1981.

Spielvogel is an international business executive who began working as a journalist for The New York Times and later became a leader in the advertising business working with Backer Spielvogel and Bates, Incorporated. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic from 2000-2001.

Other materials pertaining to Spielvogel's appointment as Ambassador are located in the Ambassador Subseries of the Professional Series. Some materials related to Carl Spielvogel are also located in the General Working Files Subseries of the Personal Series and are scattered throughout the collection.

Carl Spielvogel's professional papers documenting his advertising and political career are housed at the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History at Duke University.

Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

A Small Agency That's No Small Beer (news article), 1981
Box 115
Advertising Women of the Year Award presented to Carl Spielvogel, 1977
Box 115
Ambassadorial publicity photographs and other images of Carl Spielvogel, circa 2001 and undated
Box 115
Backer Spielvogel Bates, 1989-1991
Box 115
Backer Spielvogel Bates, Worldwide promotional materials, undated
Box 116
Backer Spielvogel Bates Worldwide reception, 1993
Box 116
Baruch College Degree of Laws, 1984
Box 116
Baruch College Doctor of Laws, honorary degree, Carl Spielvogel, 1984
Box 124
Bratislava photographs, 2001
Box 116
Byelorussia pamphlet, circa 1975
Box 116
Citizen's Union distinguished service award, 1980
Box 116
Clippings, correspondence, awards, print materials, speeches 1974-1993
(2 folders)
Box 116
Control, 1993
Box 116
Correspondence, 1977, 1981-1995, 2002-2010
(3 folders)
Box 116
Golden Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovak Republic, 2001

Folder contains certificate and programs; not the medal itself

Box 116
Guest book, The Slovak Republic, 2000
Box 117
Publicity head shots, undated
Box 117
International Herald Tribune, undated
Box 117
Man of the Year Award, 1993
Box 117
Marketing and Media Decisions, 1980
Box 117
Mayor's Committee in the Public Interest, 1975
Box 117
New York Times articles written by Carl Spielvogel, 1953-1956
Box 117
Personal notes, correspondence, and documents, 1979-2000
Box 117
Post Information, Ljubluana, Slovenia, 2005-2009
Box 117
Photographs, 1980s-1990s
Box 117
Pravda article, 2001
Box 117
Press, 1980-1984
Box 117
Ronald Reagan photograph, undated
Box 117
Seven-Up materials, 1982
Box 117
Slovak Republic correspondence, 1996-1999
Box 117
Spielvogel Star certificate, 1986
Box 117
Spielvogel star registration certificate, 1986
(4 items)

certificate with related documents

Box 124
Travel photographs, undated
Box 117
United Auto Group, 1997
Box 117
United States Department of State materials, 1994-1999
Box 117
Dried flowers and note, circa 1981
Box 118
Wedding scrapbook circa, 1981
Box 118
Who's Who in America?, 2005
Box 119

Vacations, 1965-2017 and undated

Subseries contains travel itineraries, notes, printed matter, clippings, small artifacts such as boarding passes, photographs, correspondence, and financial papers from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's extensive international travels to locations such as Antarctica, China, India, England, South Africa and Spain, and others.

Related materials are also located in the Travel Subseries of the Writings Series and in the Photographs Subseries of the Personal Files Series. Arranged alphabetically by location. Single photographs can be found throughout the folder contents, but larger groups are located at the end of the subseries and are arranged chronologically.

Antarctica and Argentina, 1986-1987
Box 119
Asia travel materials, 2005
Box 119
Barbaralee and Carl abroad, 2005
Box 119
Brussels trip, 1989-1990
Box 119
China, 1983
Box 119
China, 2004
Box 119
Cuba preservation materials, 1998-2002
Box 119
East Berlin and Prague, 1990
Box 119
Europe, 1965-1966
Box 119
Florida, 2005
Box 120
Hotel Ritz, Madrid, 1989
Box 120
India travel, 2010
Box 120
Italy correspondence, 1992
Box 120
Italy itinerary, 1985
Box 120
London, 1982-1986, 1993-1996
(3 folders)
Box 120
London shopping trip, 1982-1985
(2 folders)
Box 120
Nairobi, Kenya, Zimmerman Ltd., Taxidermy, undated
Box 120
New Guinea primitive arts tour, 1992
Box 120
Sante Fe
Box 73
Spain, 1989
Box 120
South Africa, Sandton Sun, 1991-1992
Box 121
South Africa trip, 1972
Box 121
South Africa trip, 1991
Box 121
South Africa trip, circa 1991
Box 121
Tahiti, undated
Box 121
Theories of the Leisure Class, from Avenue Magazine
Box 72
Travel postcards, undated
Box 121
Travel plans and tickets, 2015
Box 71
Travel plans and tickets
Box 72
Venice, 2015
Box 71
Vietnam and Japan, 1992
Box 121
Travel photographs: Africa, 1967
Box 122
Travel photographs: Norway/Sweden/Iceland, 1982
Box 122
Travel photographs, undated
Box 122
Travel photographs, 1980s
Box 122
Travel photographs, 1989-1992
(2 folders)
Box 122
Travel photographs, 1985, 1992-1996
Box 608

Wedding Artifacts and Scrapbooks, 1956, 1981-1982

Contains a metal engraving plate from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's first wedding to Alan Diamonstein in 1956 and two scrapbooks of memorabilia from her second wedding to Carl Spielvogel in 1981.

Caricature drawing from Wedding scrapbook 2, 1981-1982
Box 124
Diamonstein engagement engraving plate, 1956
Box 123
Wedding scrapbook 1, leaves 1-40, 1981
(19 folders)
Box 123
Wedding scrapbook 2, 1981-1982
Box 123
Clipping, wedding announcement, 1981
Box 71
Assorted souvenir tee shirts (t-shirts) from various political campaigns, events, and other activities.
Box 614
Assorted souvenir tee shirts (t-shirts) and rubber wristband from events and other activities
Box 71
Newspaper insert: "Celebrating Israel's Fifth Anniversary," New York Times, 16 pages, 1953 April 19 (archival photocopy)

Large newspaper insert commemorating the fifth anniversary of the State of Israel; includes advertisements for businesses and hotels, a large section pertaining to fundraising through bonds; and a front-page statement by David ben-Gurion, Israeli Prime Minister.

Box 596
Blank notecards, undated
Box 71
Assorted business cards, undated
Box 74
Passport
Box 71

4. Political Files, 1955-2017

The relationship between art, culture, and public policy is highlighted by the materials in this series, which derive from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's political appointments under four U.S. presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Formats present in the series include extensive notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, printed matter, clippings, ledgers, photographs, official Certificates of Appointment, and small artifacts such as political pins. The materials also document Diamonstein-Spielvogel's political activities and interests on national and local levels.

Diamonstein-Spielvogel served as a White House aide from 1963 to 1966 under President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration, and her political binders, notes and correspondence not only highlight the general political climate at the time, but also reveal her efforts to incorporate art and culture programs and initiatives into the Presidency. In her subsequent political appointments to the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama, Diamonstein-Spielvogel was called upon for her expertise in the arts and public policy, as her correspondence and meeting materials attest.

Divided into five subseries based on her appointments.

Johnson Appointment - White House Aide, 1955-2011 (bulk 1959-1969)

Subseries consists of correspondence, notes, clippings, official documents, small artifacts such as political pins, ledgers, memoranda, drafts, photographs, clippings, and printed matter pertaining to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's work as a White House Aide (1963-1966) to Eric Goldman under the Johnson administration. There is a small amount of materials documenting Diamonstein-Spielvogel's work for the TV series Open Mind, then hosted by Goldman, as well as drafts and correspondence from the writing of Goldman's book The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson.

Highlights also include materials surrounding the inauguration of the White House Fellows Program and the Presidential Scholars Program. Also of particular note is documentation of the first and only White House Festival of the Arts organized by Diamonstein-Spielvogel, which speaks to the interaction of art and politics. Other materials relevant to this series exist in small amounts in the Correspondence Series.

The subseries is arranged chronologically. Two larger groupings of folders are present within this chronology: the Festival of the Arts group contains materials related to the White House Festival of the Arts and is arranged alphabetically; the White House Binders group contains folders of professional White House papers originally maintained in binders by Diamonstein-Spielvogel. Original order and folder titles have been retained.

General materials, 1955 and undated
Box 128
Labor Day Speech/Youth Symposium 1959-1960, 1964
Box 128
White House photographs and pamphlet, circa 1960
Box 128
Eric Goldman memos, research, correspondence, 1960-1964
Box 128
Library book checklist, 1960-1965
Box 128
Task force on education, 1961-1964
Box 128
White House Fellows, 1962-1965
Box 129
Status of women: Presidential Commission reports and other materials, 1963-1964

Contains a copy of American Women: Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1963; a copy of Progress Report on the Status of Women, October 11, 1963 through October 10, 1964; and a September 1964 memorandum to Eric Goldman from John Gardner on creating a new national commission on women as a follow-up; a few pieces of related correspondence; and copies of articles on the status of women in the U.S.

Box 129
Graphic arts, 1963-1965
Box 129
Inaugurations research, circa 1963-1966
Box 129
Lyndon B. Johnson inauguration program
Box 77
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Correspondence, memorabilia, 1965-1967
(2 folders)
Box 129
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Election eve/White House, 1965
(2 folders)
Box 130
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Goldman correspondence, memos, 1965-1966
(2 folders)
Box 130
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Goldman correspondence, memos, clippings, writings, 1965
(2 folders)
Box 130
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Goldman resigns; Draft of portion of Johnson Book, 1966
Box 130
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1966
Box 131
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Lyndon Johnson II, 1964-1966
(2 folders)
Box 131
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Lyndon Johnson II, 1964-1966 - "LBJ Country," magazine article, circa 1964 (photocopy)
Box 132
White House Binders, 1963-1968: LBJ Books, Bicentennial; Williamsburg Inter-Assembly, 1966
(2 folders)
Box 131
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Mrs. Johnson, 1965
Box 131
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Mrs. Johnson, Alabama, 1964-1966
Box 131
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Inauguration, 1965-1966
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Inauguration, 1965: cover of Life magazine, photograph, clipping, 1965
(3 items)
Box 132
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Lincoln Bedroom, the flag - Smithsonian, Bankers speech, Washington Monument, 1965-1966
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: McCall Corporation, "Womanpower" forum, 1968
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Memoranda, 1965
(2 folders)
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Metropolitan areas, beautification conservation, 1966
(2 folders)
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: National Committee on Draft; LBJ Princeton; 42-66 Elections; Mrs. J. - New England, 1966
Box 133
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Photographs, Smithsonian and White House events, circa 1967 and undated
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: President's Choice, 1965
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Presidential Scholars, 1966
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Presidential Scholars II, 1965-1967
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Eleanor Roosevelt portrait, 1966
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Transition to Cultural Affairs Commission, 1964-1968
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Travel photographs, 1960s
Box 134
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Vice president nominations, 1965-1966
(2 folders)
Box 135
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Thornton Wilder Book Medal; Medal of Freedom, 1963
Box 135
White House Binders, 1963-1968: White House Fellows, first, 1964
(2 folders)
Box 135
White House Binders, 1963-1968: White House Festival of the Arts photographs, 1965
Box 135
White House Binders, 1963-1968: Writings by Eric Goldman and others, 1965-1966
Box 135
Agency letters of trade and professional organizations, 1964
Box 136
Artist biographies, circa 1964-1966
Box 136
College Student Leaders Meeting, 1964
Box 136
Copyright law, 1964
Box 136
Correspondence/notes, 1964
Box 136
Ellis Island, 1964
Box 136
Eric Goldman memos, 1964
Box 136
Goldwater Primer, 1964
Box 136
Photographs, memorabilia, 1964
Box 136
Professional societies, 1964
Box 136
Trade associations, 1964
(2 folders)
Box 136
Vice Presidency, 1964
Box 137
Eric Goldman memos, 1964 Sept.-1965 June
Box 137
White House brochures, Presidential Scholars, White House Fellows and others, 1964-1965
Box 137
Family photographs at the White House, circa 1964-1966
Box 137
Eric Goldman memoranda, 1964-1966
Box 137
Open Mind, 1964-1966
(folders 1-2 of 7)
Box 137
Open Mind, 1964-1966
(folders 3-7 of 7)
Box 138
Larry Aldrich Museum, 1965
Box 138
Art in the Embassies program, United States Department of State, 1965
Box 138
Correspondence, 1965
Box 138
Daily telephone calls, 1965
Box 138
Eric Goldman program suggestions, 1965
Box 138
Inauguration pins, 1965
Box 139
Memos, research for Goldman and correspondence, 1965
Box 139
1964 Republican platform, circa 1965
Box 139
Political notes, circa 1965
(3 folders)
Box 139
Presidential inauguration clippings, photographs, 1965
Box 139
Presidential Scholars clippings, 1965
Box 139
United Nations, 1965
Box 139
White House Employment policies and pay, 1965-1966
Box 140
White House Festival of the Arts materials, 1965

Folders contain administrative and planning material related to 1965 Festival of the Arts programs on drama, film, ballet, photography, and poetry; materials include schedules, correspondence, financial matters, articles and reviews, clippings, guest lists, a scrapbook (two folders), the President's remarks at the Festival, and information on Saul Bellow, special guest. Includes a letter written home by Diamonstein-Spielvogel, describing the excitement of this important event on the arts.

Box 140
White House Festival of the Arts materials, 1965
Box 141
White House Festival of the Arts scrapbook, 1965
Box 142
White House Festival of the Arts, selection lists for White House sculptures, 1965
Box 142
White House Festival of the Arts, suggestions and programs, 1965
Box 142
Background material, document listing presidential acceptance speeches and Democratic platforms through history, 1966
Box 142
Goldman materials on teaching U.S. history; White House conference on International Cooperation, 1965-1967
Box 142
Office of the White House Press Secretary, 1965-1967
Box 142
Canada - extracts/notes from book on U.S. and Canada, circa 1966
Box 142
Domestic affairs office - staff and contacts, 1966
Box 142
Reference letter for Diamonstein-Spielvogel from Eric Goldman to Liz Carpenter, 1966 August 31
Box 142
Research binder of significant U.S. history dates (Jan.-June) for Goldman office, 1966
Box 142
Memos, correspondence, research for Goldman, Vietnam comments and notes by Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 1966-1967
Box 143
Memos, correspondence, research for Goldman, White House Thanksgiving service program, 1966-1967
Box 143
Memoranda and biographies, 1966-1972
Box 143
National Association of College Stores, 1966
Box 143
National government and the arts, 1966
Box 143
New Materials library, 1966
Box 143
Personal White House correspondence, 1966
Box 143
Presidential Scholars invitation, 1966
Box 143
Recollections of the White House Festival of the Arts, 1966
Box 143
Recommendation from Eric Goldman, 1966
Box 143
Resignation letters of Eric Goldman and Barbaralee Diamonstein, and news clippings on Goldman resignation, 1966
Box 143
Eric Goldman resignation and replacement, 1966-1967
Box 143
Remarks and notes, 1966-1967
Box 143
Resignation references, 1967
Box 143
Experiments in art and technology, 1967-1968
Box 143
Memos, 1967-1968
Box 144
Eric Goldman, Lyndon B. Johnson book, 1968-1969
Box 144
Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy materials, 1969 and undated
Box 144
White House Fellows, 1981-1983
Box 144
Rick Horton/White House Fellowship, 1982
Box 144
White House Fellows, 2011
Box 144
Etiquette clippings, undated
Box 144
Roger Stevens, undated
Box 144

Reagan Appointment - United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1986-2005

Correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, and minutes in this subseries document Diamonstein-Spielvogel's appointment in 1987 by the Reagan administration to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which serves as the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Arranged chronologically. Original folder titles have been retained.

1986-1993
(5 folders)
Box 187
1987
Box 187
Memorandum, 1987
Box 187
Minutes, 1990
Box 187
1991
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Operations, 1993
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Evening Tribute, 2000
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2003
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Christopher Browning, 2003
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: David Engel, 2003
Box 188
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, 2004-2005
Box 188

Clinton Appointment - Commission of Fine Arts, 1996-2005 and undated

Diamonstein-Spielvogel's role as Commissioner on the Fine Arts under the Clinton administration (1992) is documented here through correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, official documents, certificates, clippings, and printed materials. The Commission of Fine Arts advises the U.S. government on issues of design and aesthetics as they affect the nation's interests and the Capitol. Highlights include materials related to the creation of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Materials are arranged chronological order; original folder titles have been retained.

Appointment, 1996
Box 125
Architectural and design submissions, 2002
(2 folders)
Box 132
Certificate of Appointment, 1996
Box 598
Strategic plan, 1996
Box 125
World War II Memorial, 1997
(2 folders)
Box 125
Clippings, correspondence and reports, 1997
Box 125
Correspondence, 1997-2001
Box 125
Meeting draft, 1998
Box 125
Building proposal, 1999
Box 125
World War II Memorial Resolution, 1998
Box 125
Building reports, 1999
Box 125
Charles Lang Freer, 1999
Box 125
Meeting/Agenda, 1999
Box 125
June meeting, 2000
Box 126
Certificate of Appointment, 2001
Box 598
June meeting, 2001
Box 126
American Battle Monuments Commission, 2001-2003
Box 126
Correspondence and announcements, 2001-2003
Box 126
Proposals, correspondence, 2001-2004
Box 126
Meeting, 2002
Box 126
Minutes, materials, 2002
Box 126
Venturi response, architecture and policy, 2002
Box 126
World War II Memorial storyboard, 2002
Box 126
American Battle Monuments Commission, 2002-2003
Box 126
Correspondence, 2002-2003
(Folder 1 of 4)
Box 126
Correspondence, 2002-2003
(Folders 2-4 of 4)
Box 127
David Childs correspondence, 2003
Box 127
Correspondence and meeting materials, 2003
Box 127
Executive session, 2003
Box 127
Executive work session, 2003
Box 127
Meeting, 2003
Box 127
Clippings, 2004
Box 127
Correspondence, 2004
Box 127
Meeting, May 2004
Box 127
Correspondence, 2004-2005
Box 127

Obama Appointment - American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), 1998-2017

Subseries contains correspondence, clippings, professional documents, meeting minutes, printed matter, and photographs deriving from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's appointment in 2010 by the Obama administration as Commissioner to the American Battle Monuments Commission, an organization which commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces, and manages overseas military cemeteries, memorials, monuments, and markers.

Includes materials on Diamonstein-Spielvogel's travels to speak at ceremonies held at American military memorial sites such as the Cambridge, Somme, Suresne, Sicily-Rome, and Korean American Cemeteries.

Related audiovisual materials are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection.

ABMC general materials, 1998-1999
Box 144
Vietnam Plaque, 2002
Box 144
World War II Memorial, 2002
Box 144
General materials, 2004
Box 144
World War II Memorial, 2004
Box 144
Certificate of appointment, 2010
Box 598
Commissioner's meeting, 2010
Box 145
General materials, 2010
Box 145
Obama Administration posting, 2010
Box 145
Commissioner's meeting, D-Day Ceremony, 2011
Box 145
General materials, 2011
Box 145
149th Commissioner's meeting, 2011
Box 145
Travel authorization, 2011
Box 145
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Obama photograph, 2012
Box 145
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Obama framed photograph, 2012
Box 644
Correspondence, 2012
Box 145
General materials, 2012
Box 145
Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, 2012
Box 145
Meetings, ABMC, 2012
Box 145
United States Monument UNMCK, 2012
Box 145
Report on "repositioning the Star of David/Tablets," and organizational chart of American Battle Monuments Commission, 2013
Box 146
Cambridge American Military Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England, 2012
(2 folders)
Box 146
Cambridge American Military Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England, 2012
Box 148
Luxembourg American Cemetery, 2012?
Box 146
Somme, France American Cemetery and Memorial, 2012 and undated
Box 146
Suresnes, France American Military Cemetery, 2012
Box 146
Sicily-Rome American Ceremony, Nettuno, Italy, May 2013
Box 146
Korean War commemoration, U.N. Memorial Cemetery, Busan, South Korea, July 2013
(2 folders)

Includes United Nations Memorial Cemeteries Korea (UNMCK) commemorative bronze medal with enameled flags border, in a keepsake box.

Box 147
Repositioning the Stars of David, 2013 Aug.
Box 147
American Battle Monuments correspondence, reports, plans, 2013 and undated
Box 147
American Battle Monuments correspondence, reports, plans, 2013 and undated
Box 640
American Battle Monuments correspondence, reports, plans
Box 72
American Battle Monuments correspondence, reports, plans
(3 folders)
Box 73
American Battle Monuments Commission Voice newsletter
Box 72
UN Memorial Cemetery delegation, Korea, 2013
Box 147
UN Memorial Cemetery delegation, Korea, 2014
Box 148
American World War Memorials in Europe (chapters from book), undated
Box 147
General correspondence, meeting agendas, and travel plans, 2012-2015
Box 148
Printed materials, 2012-2014
Box 148
Netherlands American Cemetery, 2014
Box 148
D-Day 70th Anniversary, France, 2014
Box 148
Board of Commissioners Meeting, 2015 April
Box 148
Docents/graduate school programs, 2014
Box 148
New Zealand monument design, etc., 2014
Box 148
Cuba: Surrender Tree, 2014-2015
Box 148
Memorial Day, France, 2015
Box 148
Strategic planning survey for the Commissioners, results and analysis, 2015
Box 634
Correspondence, 2015
Box 634
U.S. Memorial in Iceland, 2015
Box 634
AMBC correspondence, etc., 2017-2018
Box 650

Political Activities, 1924, 1962-2017 (bulk 1990-2017)

Comprises correspondence, notes, large amounts of printed materials, drafts of writings, many publicity photos, campaign materials, and memorabilia such as political pins and badges, all related to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's political interests and activities. Materials focus especially on her supporting role in New York politics and national Democratic campaigns from the 1960s to 2012. Of particular interest are materials deriving from her position on the Rules Committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Other related materials may be found in the Correspondence, Personal, Professional, and Writings series, and in the folders pertaining to White House appointments.

Related audiovisual materials are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection. Subseries is arranged chronologically; original folder titles have been retained.

Democratic materials, 1962-1964
Box 149
Inauguration materials, 1965
Box 149
Democratic campaign materials, 1966-1968
Box 149
Democratic campaign materials, 1968
Box 149
Invitations, 1974
Box 149
National election, "Gabe" show, 1975
Box 149
Democratic campaign, 1976
Box 149
Democratic National Convention, 1976
Box 149
Democratic campaign, Jimmy Carter, 1976-1977
Box 149
Democratic buttons, 1924, 1976, 1992-1993, 2014 and undated

Includes a 1924 presidential campaign button for Coolidge (may be facsimile), and a button for the Cuomo campaign for NY Senate, 2014.

Box 149
New York Democratic campaign, Ed Koch, 1977
Box 149
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1979
Box 149
Correspondence, 1980
Box 149
National Lampoon's The Great Wall Poster material, 1980
Box 149
National Lampoon's The Great Wall Poster presidential primary calendar, 1980
(2 copies)
Box 132
New Yorkers for Koch, re-election campaign, 1981
Box 149
Senator Daniel Moynihan re-elect campaign, 1981
Box 149
Walter F. Mondale, 1981-1983
Box 149
Democrats for the 80s, 1982
Box 149
Koch for Governor, 1982
Box 149
United States Senate Democratic Leadership Circle, 1982
Box 149
Democratic National Committee, 1983
Box 149
Democrats for 1984, 1983
Box 149
Koch luncheon, 1985
Box 150
Bill and Hillary Clinton, 1990-2009
Box 150
Bill and Hillary Clinton, 1990-2009: color photograph of Bill Clinton with Carl Spielvogel, circa 1990s
Box 132
New York Mayor Dave Dinkins photograph, 1990
Box 150
Democratic Senatorial campaign photograph, 1991
Box 150
Correspondence, 1991-1995
Box 150
Mondale, Walter F., presidential campaign poster, circa 1983
Box 132
Clinton/Gore, VHS, 1992
Box 150
Democratic National Convention, 1992
Box 150
Huffington for Congress video, circa 1992
Box 150
Photographs, Bill Clinton speech, the Capital Hotel, circa 1992
Box 150
Joel Wachs, Los Angeles mayor's race, 1992
Box 150
Correspondence, 1992-1993
Box 150
Clinton political buttons and medals, 1992, 1993, and undated
Box 150
Bill Bradley correspondence, 1993
Box 150
Correspondence, 1993
Box 150
David Dinkins dinner, 1993
Box 150
David Dinkins gala, 1993
Box 150
Photographs - political events, 1993 and undated
Box 150
Power and Politics in Bill Clinton's Washington, 1993
Box 181
Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1993
Box 181
Presidential Inauguration, 1993
Box 181
United Jewish Appeal Federation honor, 1993
Box 181
Correspondence, Clintons in the White House, 1993-1996
Box 181
Democratic campaign, 1994
Box 181
Democratic National Convention photograph with Bill Clinton, 1994
Box 181
Correspondence, 1994-2000
Box 181
Tom Daschle political speeches, 1995
Box 181
National Democratic campaign materials, 1995
Box 181
Clinton/Gore event, 1995-1996
Box 181
Political engagements, 1995-1996
Box 181
Bill and Hillary Clinton photographs, 1995-2004 and undated
Box 182
Correspondence, 1995-2004
Box 182
Clinton/Gore campaign, 1996
Box 182
Clinton Inauguration, 1997
Box 182
Tom Daschle, 1997
Box 182
Al Gore photographs, 1997 and undated
Box 182
Charles Rangel party, 1997
Box 182
Photographs with political figures, 1997-1998 and undated
Box 182
Tom Daschle signed photograph, 1998
Box 182
Al Gore event, 1998 July 14
Box 182
Clinton/Gore, 1998-1999
Box 182
Al Gore photographs, 1998 and undated
Box 182
Democratic Arts Leadership Council, 1999
Box 182
Democratic National Committee, 1999
Box 182
Holbrooke nomination, 1999
Box 182
Democratic National Convention Art Committee, 2000
Box 182
Democratic Party materials, 2000
Box 182
New York Democratic Party, 2000
Box 182
Political involvement, 2000-2003
Box 182
Andrew Cuomo campaign, 2001
Box 182
Andrew Cuomo fundraiser, 2001
Box 182
New York Democratic Committee, 2001
Box 182
National Democratic campaign, 2001
Box 182
The Century Foundation, political landscape, 2002
Box 183
Democratic Women's Vote Center, 2002
Box 183
Bob Reich, 2002
Box 183
Correspondence, 2002-2003
Box 183
Political involvement, 2002-2003
Box 183
Democratic Committee, 2003
Box 183
Hillary Clinton event photographs, 2004
Box 183
William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 2004
Box 183
Tom Daschle campaign, 2004
Box 183
Democratic campaign materials, 2004
Box 183
Democratic National Convention, 2004
Box 183
John Kerry campaign, 2004
Box 184
National Democratic campaign, 2004
Box 184
New York political campaigns, 2004
Box 184
Political campaigns, 2004
Box 184
Political clippings, 2004
Box 184
Political materials, 2004-2005
Box 184
Hillary Clinton campaign, 2005
Box 184
Tom Daschle remarks, 2005
Box 184
National election, 2005
Box 184
Politicians and the arts campaigns, 2005
Box 184
Eliot Spitzer campaign, 2005
Box 184
Mixed photographs, 2005-2009 and undated
Box 184
Eliot Spitzer campaign, 2005-2010
Box 184
Eliot Spitzer campaign, names and numbers for the party, 2006
Box 184
New York Democratic Convention, 2006
Box 184
Eliot Spitzer photograph, 2007
Box 184
Hillary Clinton committee, 2007
Box 184
Democratic campaign materials, 2007
Box 184
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2008
Box 184
Democratic campaign, 2008
Box 185
Democratic campaign, 2008
Box 608
Democratic campaign materials, 2008
Box 185
Democratic National Convention, 2008
Box 185
Democratic National Convention logo materials, 2008
Box 185
Democratic National Convention logo materials, 2008
Box 608
Kristen Gillibrand photographs, 2008
Box 185
Barack Obama photographs, 2009
Box 185
Presidential Inauguration materials, 2009
Box 185
Presidential Inauguration photograph, 2009
Box 185
Correspondence, 2009-2010
Box 185
Andrew Cuomo photographs, 2010
Box 185
Cuomo/Duffy Transition Committee, 2010
Box 185
Max Cleland, 2010-2011
Box 185
Political campaigns, interests, correspondence, 2011
Box 185
Cuomo license plate, 2012
Box 185
Democratic campaign, 2012
Box 186
Democratic National Convention 2012 Platform Committee, 2012
Box 601
Democratic National Convention artifacts, 2012
Box 186
Democratic National Convention materials for Charlotte, 2012
Box 186
Democratic National Convention rules committee, 2012
Box 186
Michael Bloomberg, photos with Diamonstein-Spielvogels, approx. 2012
Box 601
New York Democratic campaigns, 2012
Box 186
Obama/Biden, 2012
Box 186
Barack Obama photograph with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 2012
Box 186
Politics, 2012
Box 186
Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign: correspondence and strategy session agenda, 2013
Box 186
Patrick Gaspard nominated as South Africa Ambassador, article, 2013
Box 601
Democratic National Convention
Box 73
Hillary Clinton campaign Hampton's fundraiser
Box 73
Correspondence and political pins
Box 73
Madeleine Albright with Carl Spielvogel signed by Albright, undated
Box 186
Laura Bush with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, undated
Box 186
Tom Daschle photographs, undated
Box 186
Democratic National Committee Women's Leadership Forum, undated
Box 186
Democratic National Convention, undated
Box 186
David Dinkins photograph with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, undated
Box 186
Newt Gingrich photograph with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, undated
Box 186
John Kerry photograph with Carl Spielvogel, undated
Box 186
Walter F. Mondale, undated
Box 186
New York State Democratic Committee, 2008, undated
Box 186
New York State Democratic Committee, 2008, undated
Box 608
George Pataki with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, undated
Box 186
Re-elect Chuck Robb, undated
Box 186
White House photograph, undated
Box 186
Democratic National Committee, 2012-2015
(4 folders)
Box 640
Democratic National Committee correspondence, 2015
Box 634
Democratic National Committee, Washington Meeting, 2014
Box 608
Hillary 2016 campaign, correspondence, 2015-2016
Box 634
Hillary 2016 campaign ephemera, 2015-2016

Includes campaign pins, campaign event ticket stubs.

Box 634
Hillary Clinton campaign
(2 Files)
Box 72
Hillary Clinton campaign Hampton's fundraiser
Box 72
Democratic National Convention
(3 Files)
Box 72
Democratic National Committee
Box 72
Andrew Cuomo
Box 72
Political campaigns, interests, correspondence
Box 72
Post-election correspondence
Box 72

Administrative Files, 1958-2017

Comprises organizational records such as schedules, contacts, and calendars; also houses clippings, notes, printed matter, and resumes. General working files include contracts, flow charts, and receipts.

Appointment books, 1960-1963, 1967, 1970, 1976, 1978
Box 189
Calendars, 1971-1974
Box 193
Appointment books, 1980-1986
Box 190
Appointment books, 1986-1987, 1990, 1995-1997, 1999
Box 191
Appointment books, 2002-2006
Box 192
Appointment books, 2015-2017
Box 73
American Biographical Institute, undated
Box 192
Archives of American Art, 1992
Box 192
Articles about Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 1969-2005
Box 192
Biographies, curriculum vita and resumes, 1968-2010 and undated
Box 192
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel in magazines, 2005
Box 193
Most Influential New Yorkers of 2012, The Avenue, 2012
Box 193
Professional biography of Diamonstein-Spielvogel, ca. 1978
Box 76
Who's Who in America, 1978-2001
Box 193
Who's Who in American Art, 1983
Box 193
Who's Who in American Women, 1967 and 1995
Box 193
Who's Who in the East, 1983-1985
Box 193

Clippings, Notes, and Printed Materials, 1958-2014 and undated

Contains loose newspaper and magazine clippings; handwritten and typed notes; and printed matter such as mailings and brochures pertaining to a wide range of Diamonstein-Spielvogel's professional and personal interests. Individual folders retain the original groupings of materials by Diamonstein-Spielvogel, which contain a wide array of time spans. Folders are arranged chronologically by the start date.

Assorted materials, Undated
Box 193
Assorted materials, 1958-1981 and undated
Box 194
Assorted materials, 1966-1983 and undated
Box 195
Assorted materials, 1971-1983 and undated
Box 196
Assorted materials, 1980-2006 and undated
Box 197
Assorted materials, 1990-2004 and undated
Box 198
Assorted materials, 2004-2012 and undated
Box 199
Assorted materials, 2012-2014 and undated
Box 601
Contacts, 1968 and undated
Box 199
Contacts, 1970
Box 199
Contacts, 1971-1972
Box 199
Contacts, Circa 1979-1980s
Box 199
Contacts, Circa 1980s
Box 199
Contacts, 1980-1982
Box 199
Contacts, 2004-2006
Box 199
Contacts, 2005
Box 200
Contacts, 2007-2011 and undated
Box 200
Rolodexes by Location, Undated
Box 217
Rolodexes by Location, Undated
Box 218
Rolodex by Person-1, Undated
Box 218
Rolodex by Person-2, Undated
Box 218
Rolodex by Person-3, Undated
Box 219
Rolodex Quotes, Undated
Box 219

General Working Files, 1964-2017 and undated

Contains reports, orders, contracts, form letters, receipts, flow charts, request letters, bills, and master inventory lists documenting the administrative aspects of Diamonstein-Spielvogel's professional work. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Original folder titles are retained.

Art World, Artnews, and Women's Week ad, 1978
Box 200
Australia, 1986
Box 200
Barnard College intern, 1980-1981
Box 200
Book orders, 1970
Box 200
Conde Nast Traveler contract, 1989
Box 200
Contemporary authors listing, 1983
Box 200
Correspondence re: permission to use video footage, 2017
Box 73
Directories and biographies, circa 1980s
Box 200
Event invitations and programs, 2012
Box 200
Event invitations and programs, 2013
(3 folders)
Box 200
Event invitations and programs, 2014 and undated
Box 200
Fogg Museum promotion, 1980
Box 200
Form letter: Dear PR please send books for review, undated
Box 200
France, hotel receipt, 1983
Box 200
Guest list and RSVP list, Spielvogel Database, 2001 May 1
Box 200
Host/guest theme chart, undated
Box 200
India, 1982
Box 200
Inside New York's Art World Artnews review, 1980
Box 200
Internship form letters, 1983
Box 200
Internship resumes, 1980-1983
Box 200
Internship sources, 1981-1982
Box 200
Invitations--sample designs, 1975-1981
Box 200
Italy, 1978-1985
(2 folders)
Box 201
Job materials, 1964
Box 201
Library of Congress materials, 1998
Box 201
Loose notes and contacts, circa 2010
Box 201
Loose printouts of emails, online resources, notes, 2013
Box 601
Los Angeles, 1982
Box 201
Magazines ordered through Backer and Spielvogel, 1983
Box 201
Marymount Manhattan College/Pat Koch Thaler, 1980
Box 201
Master: best press releases from each project, 1977-1983
Box 201
Master lists--flow charts, 1984
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 201
Master lists--flow charts, 1984
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 202
Master lists of videotapes, 1986, 1992 and undated
Box 202
Materials for press kits, 1969-1976 and undated
Box 202
Materials in 1970 appointment book, 1970
Box 202
McCall pay stubs and correspondence, 1968
Box 202
Membership and business cards, various visitor badges, 2000s-2013
Box 601
Midwest, USA, 1984
Box 202
Mixed biographies, undated
(2 folders)
Box 202
The New York Times spring art showcase, 1978
Box 202
Notes, clippings, and printed materials, 2006-2007
(3 folders)
Box 202
Notes, clippings, and printed materials, 2008
(3 folders)
Box 203
Notes, Clippings, and printed materials, 2016-2017
Box 72
Office business expenses, 1974-1975
Box 203
Office memos and faxes to Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 1991-1992
Box 203
Office supplies, 1982
Box 203
Others' resumes, 1997
Box 203
Portland, Oregon, 2011
Box 203
Press kit example, 1983
Box 203
Press releases, 1985 and undated
Box 203
Press release materials, 1980-1983
Box 203
Professional and academic recommendations, 1978-1982
Box 203
Proposals, donations and bills, 1977-1980
Box 203
Publications, undated
Box 204
Requests for help and resumes, 1991-1993
Box 204
Rizzoli contracts, 1975-1982
Box 204
Rizzoli press releases, 1980-1981
Box 204
Sample announcements, 1983
Box 204
Smythson stationery, 1993
Box 204
Standard letters, 1977-1978
Box 204
Tennessee, 1981
Box 204
Melany Terranova Recommendation, 2012
Box 204
Texas, 1970-1981
Box 204
Tiffany's program, 1987
Box 204
Video collection rental/donation, 1977-1987
Box 204
Videotape master lists, 1982
Box 204

Phone Logs, 1977-2005

Predominantly messages and memos taken by others while Diamonstein-Spielvogel was away. Arranged chronologically by month and year.

Phone logs, 1977 Mar.-June
Box 204
Phone logs, 1977 May-Aug.
Box 205
Architectural League, 1980
(2 folders)
Box 205
Phone logs, 1980
Box 205
Phone logs, 1980-1981
Box 206
Phone logs, 1981-1982 Feb.
Box 207
Phone logs, 1982 Mar.-Nov.
Box 208
Phone logs, 1982 Dec.-1983 Sept.
Box 209
Phone logs, 1983 Sept.-1984 May
Box 210
Phone logs, 1984 June-1985 June
Box 211
Phone logs, 1985 July-1986 Apr.
Box 212
Phone logs, 1986 June-Aug., 1992 Jan.-1993 Mar.
Box 213
Phone logs, 1993 Mar.-June, 1994 Feb., 1995 May-Oct.
Box 214
Phone logs, 1996 Feb.-Dec.
Box 215
Phone logs, 1997-1998 June
Box 216
Phone logs, 2003 Oct.-Nov, 2005 Oct.-Nov., and undated
Box 217