These papers consist of notes, lectures, articles, and other sources Elsen compiled for the
art history courses he taught at Stanford; course readers; drafts of his published works;
transcripts of interviews he did with Bruce Beaseley, Kristina Branch, John Davis, Louis
Finkelstein, Leon Golub, Sue Gussow, Dimitri Hadzi, James Rosati, Miriam Schapiro, and
Kenneth Snelson; subject files on individual artists; and other miscellaneous files.
Albert Elsen, scholar of modern sculpture who specialized in Rodin, was professor of art at
Stanford University from 1968 until his death in 1995. He was a pivotal figure in Stanford's
acquisition of outdoor sculpture and served as the curator of the Rodin collection.
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