Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Isaiah Zagar Collection Edit




  • circa 1963-1969, undated (Creation)


  • 0.3 linear feet (Whole)


  • Abstract

    The Isaiah Zagar Collection contains archival material relating to the artist Isaiah Zagar. Many objects are from Zagar's time in the Peace Corp in Peru as well as other letters, posters, family annoucements, and sketches and drawings.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Sophie Mongoven in 2017.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The Isaiah Zagar Collection is the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], Isaiah Zagar Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Acquisition and Custody Information

    Gift of Sander M. Goldberg, 2016.

  • Scope and Content Note

    Comprised of sketches, prints, letters, and posters created by Isaiah Zagar and his wife, Julia Papiroff Zagar, dated between 1963 and 1969. The collection mostly consists of objects sent to Bob Rosen, the donor's uncle. Many of the items date from Zagar and Papiroff’s time in the Peace Corp in addition to various drawings and records relating to their life in Philadelphia. Includes items including gallery annoucements, family birth and wedding annoucements, and letters from Zagar to Rosen descrbing Peru. There are also many sketches and drawings, some signed and dated, in a wide variety of mediums.

  • Language of Materials

    Predominantly in English; some material in Spanish.