A primary collection of The Noguchi Museum Archives, the Isamu Noguchi Archive contains the most comprehensive body of information on the life and work of Isamu Noguchi. The Isamu Noguchi Archive consists of manuscripts; correspondence; exhibition, publication, and project records; press clippings; and architectural drawings, as well as documentation of the many objects, artifacts, and tools Noguchi collected during his travels throughout his lifetime.
The Isamu Noguchi Archive also houses a vast photography collection encompassing more than 28,000 images dating from the early 1900s to the present day. Photographs depict Noguchi’s artworks, exhibitions, studios, portraits, and travels in multiple formats, including more than 9,000 photographs taken by Noguchi himself.
Thanks to lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Isamu Noguchi’s extant archival holdings have been fully catalogued and digitized. The vast majority of these holdings are now digitally accessible to the greater public as a result of this generous support.