Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970

A Finding Aid to the Ben Shahn Papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970, in the Archives of American Art, by Stephanie Ashley

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Biographical Information

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a social realist painter, muralist, printmaker, photographer, illustrator, and teacher who worked primarily in Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey. He was most active in the 1930s through the 1950s and worked on several federally funded arts projects, including the Farm Security Administration's photographic documentation project of rural America during the Depression.

Ben Shahn was born in Kovno, Lithuania and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1906 where he settled in Brooklyn, and later Roosevelt, New Jersey, after becoming a naturalized citizen in 1918.

Following an apprenticeship as a lithographer from 1913-1917, Shahn studied at New York University, the City College of New York, and the National Academy of Design from 1919-1922. He married Tillie Goldstein in 1922 and they had two children, Judith and Ezra.

Two years after Shahn's first solo exhibition at the Downtown Gallery in 1930, his Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, a series of 23 gouaches about the Sacco and Vanzetti trial of the 1920s, was exhibited at the Downtown Gallery to critical and public acclaim. The exhibition marked the beginning of Shahn's reputation as one of the most important social realist painters in America. Shahn's commitment to social and political justice found a natural outlet in mural painting when, in 1933, he was hired to assist Diego Rivera on the labor and industry mural Man at the Crossroads, for New York City's Rockefeller Center. The mural was destroyed amid controversy in 1933 before it was completed, but Shahn had learned much about the art of fresco painting during the project and was inspired by the potential of the mural as a unique art form for presenting life's struggles and stories to a large public audience. Between 1933 and 1937 Shahn worked on various murals for other buildings, including New York's Central Park Casino (circa 1934) and Riker's Island Prison (1934), none of which saw completion. In 1937, however, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) commissioned Shahn to execute a mural for the Community Center in the town of Jersey Homesteads, later Roosevelt, New Jersey, which Shahn completed in 1938. Shahn settled in Jersey Homesteads the following year and remained there for the rest of his life. Other important mural commissions followed for the Bronx Central Post office (1939) and the Social Security Building in Washington DC (1942).

One of Shahn's assistants on the Jersey Homesteads mural was Bernarda Bryson, whom he had met in 1933 when she came to New York to interview Rivera about the Rockefeller Center mural controversy for an Ohio newspaper. Shahn and Bryson became lifetime companions and had three children, Susanna, Jonathan and Abigail, although they did not marry until shortly before Shahn's death in 1969. Shahn and Tillie Goldstein were divorced in 1944.

Shahn had enrolled with the federal Public Works of Art Project in 1934, and between 1935 and 1938 he and Bryson travelled across country as Shahn photographed poverty-stricken areas and documented rural life for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Resettlement Agency. Shahn's interest in photography developed in the early 1930s when, encouraged by his friendship with Walker Evans, he began photographing street scenes and people in New York City. He later used the images as the basis for many of his prints and paintings.

In 1942 Shahn began working for the Office of War Information (OWI) and was instructed to produce posters and pamphlets explaining to citizens the necessities of wartime, such as the need for secrecy and food rationing. Ultimately, only two of Shahn's posters were ever used; the rest were rejected as being too harsh for their intended audience. Shahn later worked for the Congress of Industrial Organization Political Action Committee (CIO-PAC), producing posters for the 1944 campaign to re-elect Roosevelt, who he believed in deeply. He was promoted to director of the CIO's Graphic Arts Division for the 1946 congressional campaign following Roosevelt's death, but that job ended when the election went poorly for the Democratic party.

Shahn returned increasingly to painting and a retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. He also became more active in academia as an accomplished writer, teacher and lecturer. He received honorary doctorates from Princeton University and Harvard University, and become the Charles Eliot Norton professor at Harvard in 1956. Shahn's Norton lectures were collected and published as the influential The Shape of Content in 1957. He also began to work as a commercial artist for a variety of companies and publications including CBS, Time, Harper's, and the Container Corporation of America. Shahn believed, however, that the artist's ideas and integrity must always be reflected in his commercial art. He refused to compromise on this point and was very selective in his choice of commercial commissions. Shahn illustrated many books and articles, designed sets for stage productions such as New York Export: Opus Jazz, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and designed mural mosaics for synagogues, universities and private homes.

Since the 1930s Shahn had been represented by Edith Halpert at the Downtown Gallery, but his relationship with her was always contentious on the subject of payments Shahn received for commercial work, and became increasingly so as his income from such sources increased. Finally, in 1968, Shahn wrote to Halpert telling her that after ten years of "an accumulation of ill-feeling, discomfort and recrimination between us" he felt compelled to end their dealer-artist relationship.

By the time of Shahn's break with Halpert his health had begun to fail. He died of a heart attack following surgery in a New York City hospital on March 14, 1969.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.6 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, and audio and video recordings.

Biographical material and family records include a 1924 passport for Shahn and his first wife, Tillie, biographical sketches of Shahn, and award certificates received by him.

Letters are primarily written to Shahn from family members, artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Notable correspondents include Leonard Baskin, Alexander Calder, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Joseph Hirsch, Leo Lionni, John Bartlow Martin, George and Marian Nakashima, Clifford Odets, Charles Olson, Robert Osborn, Diego Rivera, Jerome Robbins, Selden Rodman, James Thrall Soby, Raphael Soyer, and William Carlos Williams. A small number of scattered letters from Shahn can also be found throughout the series.

Project files document approximately twenty-one of Shahn's commissions, including murals for the community center at Jersey Homesteads, the Bronx Central Annex Post Office, the Social Security Building in Washington D.C. , and the William E. Grady Vocational High School. The files also document his involvement in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Roosevelt, in addition to projects for schools, temples and private homes.

Financial and legal records include consignment records, loan agreements, royalty statements and receipts for artwork sold.

Notes and writings are by Shahn and others including Alan Dugan, W. H. Ferry, Theodore Gusten, and John Bartlow Martin. They include lists of artwork, many of which are annotated.

Artwork includes a sketchbook and several unbound sketches and lettering by Shahn, in addition to drawings and prints by others including Shahn's children, Mario Casetta and Stefan Martin.

Source files contain printed material and photographs relating to topics depicted by Shahn in his artwork such as children, dams, farming, houses, industry, mines and miners, slums, war and workers. These files also contain scattered photographic prints by FSA and OWI photographers including Shahn, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, and John Vachon.

Printed material includes news clippings covering Shahn and his career as well as subjects of interest to Shahn. Also found are exhibition catalogs and announcements for exhibitions for Shahn and others, and reproductions of Shahn's artwork including publications illustrated by him.

Photographs are of Shahn, his family and friends and colleagues including Alexander Calder, Jerome Robbins, Charles Sheeler, David Smith and William Zorach. Also included are photographs taken by Shahn of New York City and for the FSA in the 1930s, as well as photographs of artwork by Shahn. Photographs by others include one photo each by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee and Arthur Rothstein.

The collection also contains transcripts of eight radio, television and motion picture interviews of Shahn and a reel of 16mm motion picture film transferred to VHS from the BBC-TV program "Monitor," in addition to three reels of audio tape interviews of Shahn by Tony Schwartz and Arlene Francis. Artifacts include a Christmas greeting in the form of a sock.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 12 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
  • Delano, Jack
  • Dugan, Alan
  • Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
  • Ferry, W. Hawkins
  • Francis, Arlene
  • Friendly, Fred W.
  • Gusten, Theodore
  • Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981
  • Kingman, Dong, 1911-
  • Lange, Dorothea
  • Lee, Russell, 1903-
  • Lionni, Leo, 1910-
  • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-
  • Martin, John Bartlow, 1915-1987
  • Mydans, Carl
  • Nakashima, George, 1905-
  • Nakashima, Marian
  • Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963
  • Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-
  • Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Rodman, Selden, 1909-
  • Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-
  • Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965
  • Smith, David, 1906-1965
  • Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979
  • Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987
  • Vachon, John, 1914-1975
  • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
  • Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-
  • Zorach, William, 1887-1966
  • Awards
  • Drawings
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Interviews
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Painters--United States
  • Photographers--United States
  • Photographs
  • Printmakers--United States
  • Prints
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sketches
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Video recordings

Provenance

The Ben Shahn papers were donated in several installments between 1967-1991 by Shahn's widow, Bernarda Bryson Shahn.

Separated and Related Materials

In 1969, Bernarda Bryson Shahn loaned addresses and essays by Shahn, 7 royalty statements, and 3 letters from publishers for microfilming. After filming, the material was returned to the donor. The loaned material is available on 35 mm microfilm reel N70-6 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan, which is not described in the container list of this finding aid. However, many of Shahn's writings on this microfilm were included in subsequent donations to the Archives of American Art.

The Archives of American Art holds four oral history interviews with Ben Shahn: 1964 Apr. 14 interview conducted by Richard K. Doud for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project in which Shahn speaks of his travels and work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the American image as portrayed by FSA; 1965 Jan. 17 interview; 1965 Oct. 3. interview conducted by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project; and 1968 Sept. 27 interview conducted by Forrest Selvig. Most of these interviews have transcripts available online.

The Archives also holds the Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, circa 1947-2005, and two oral history interviews with Bernarda Bryson Shahn: 1983 Apr. 29 and 1995 July 3.

How the Collection was Processed

The Ben Shahn papers were received in several installments and microfilmed on reels D143-D148, 133-135 and 5006-5027. Funding from the Sarah I. Schieffelin Residuary Trust supported a portion of the microfilming. The microfilm was described in a finding aid by Jean Fitzgerald in 1995. All accessions were physically and intellectually merged, processed, arranged and described in 2009-2010 by Stephanie Ashley and digitized in 2011 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Access to original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Ben Shahn papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

This site provides access to the papers of Ben Shahn in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010, and total 41733 images.

How to Cite this Collection

Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical and Family Records, 1879-1984
0.2 Linear feet; Box 1, OV 36

This series includes biographical sketches for Shahn maintained by Downtown Gallery, various award certificates received by Shahn over the course of his career, a 1924 passport for Shahn and his first wife, Tillie Goldstein, and various family legal records including the divorce papers of Ben and Tillie Shahn, copies of Jonathan Shahn's birth certificate and Ezra Shahn's doctorate certificate, and indenture papers for a branch of Bernarda Bryson Shahn's family. Also found in this series are resume details for Bernarda Bryson Shahn and two cards showing her membership in the Author's Guild.

Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title. This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
1 1 Award Certificates, 1955-1967
1 2 Biographical Sketches, circa 1947-1961
1 3 Divorce Papers, Tillie G. Shahn vs. Ben Shahn, 1944-1952
1 4 Identification Documents and Passport, 1924-1966
1 5 Indenture Papers for Members of Nettlefold Family to work for Charles Evans, 1879
oversized material housed in OV 36
1 6 Membership Cards, circa 1960-1967
1 7 Records of Shahn Family Members, 1956-1984
Box
OV 36 Indenture Papers for Members of Nettlefold Family to work for Charles Evans, 1879
oversized material scanned with Box 1, F5

Series 2: Letters, 1929-1990
14.4 Linear feet; Boxes 1-25, 35, OVs 36-38

This series consists primarily of letters written to Shahn throughout his career from family, friends, artists, business associates, government contacts, universities and colleges, galleries and other art organizations and institutions. Overall, there are very few letters from Shahn to be found, and scattered letters and copies of letters written by him are generally noted in the Container Listing.

The series includes many letters from artist, writers and colleagues including Leonard Baskin, Mirella Bentivoglio, Alexander Calder, Clifford Odets, Walker Evans, W. H. (Ping) Ferry, Fred Friendly, Dorothea Lange, Leo Lionni, John Bartlow Martin, George and Marian Nakashima, Clifford Odets, Charles Olson, Rudy Pozzati, Diego Rivera, Edwin Rosskam, Jerome Robbins, Selden Rodman, James Thrall Soby, Raphael Soyer and William Carlos Williams. Also found are a number of letters, many of them illustrated, from Robert Osborn, one letter each from Montgomery Clift, Pablo Picasso and Pete Seeger, and two letters from Robert Rauschenberg.

Documentation of Shahn's career covers his employment with the FSA, the OWI, and the CIO-PAC, his speaking and teaching engagements for many universities and colleges such as Famous Artist Schools, Inc., Harvard University, Princeton University, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and his commercial work for a variety of companies and publications including CBS, Harper's, Pantheon Books, Time, and Container Corporation of America. Files for Downtown Gallery record Edith Halpert's representation of Shahn's work and ultimately the disagreements that led to the dissolution of the dealer-artist relationship in 1968. Documentation of the legal aspects of Shahn's career can be found in letters from his lawyer, Martin Bressler, and include a copy of the letter in which Shahn states his final dissolution of his professional relationship with Halpert, and records of Shahn's legal dealings with Spiral Press, and Arnold Fawcus of Trianon Press. Letters also supplement the Project Files with documentation of some of Shahn's private and public commissions.

This series also contains letters that Bernarda Bryson Shahn continued to receive after Shahn's death in 1969. These posthumous letters are primarily requests to view Shahn's papers, or inquiries about Shahn and his work.

The series provides scattered documentation of Bernarda Bryson Shahn's career including her illustration work for Atlantic Monthly, Charles Scribner's Sons, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., Grossman Publisher, Inc., and Macmillan Company.

Letters from Judith Shahn to her parents provide insight into her career as an artist and also into that of her husband, poet Alan Dugan.

Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. All correspondents with 5 or more letters associated with their name are housed in a named file. The remaining letters are filed as "Miscellaneous" at the end of the named files for the relevant letter of the alphabet. Named and miscellaneous files are followed by: posthumous letters; letters of correspondents for whom only first names are known; letters with illegible signatures; and unsigned letters respectively.

This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
1 8 A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1960-1967
1 9 Aber, Ita (Mrs. M. Joshua), 1964-1969
1 10 Abramowitz, Anita and Max, 1964-1969
1 11 Addison Gallery of American Art, 1949-1959
1 12 Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1967, 1974
1 13 Airlie Foundation, 1962-1966
1 14 Akron Art Institute, circa 1951-1959, 1978
1 15 Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1950-1959
1 16 Aldus Books Limited, 1963-1966
1 17 Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1937, 1954-1966
1 18 Allan, Elkan, 1950-1963
1 19 American Academy in Rome, 1950-1955
1 20 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1956-1968
1 21 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1959-1967
1 22 American Association of University Women, 1945-1958
1 23 American Civil Liberties Union, 1955-1983
1 24 American Council of Learned Societies, 1943-1961
(includes letter from Shahn)
1 25 American Federation of Arts, 1935-1954
1 26 American Federation of Arts, 1955-1967
1 27 American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1967
1 28 American Friends Service Committee, Inc., 1957-1969
1 29 American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1961-1970
1 30 American Institute of Architects, 1965-1968
1 31 American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1948-1969
1 32 America Jewish Congress (various divisions/chapters), 1959-1966
1 33 American Judaism, 1961-1967
1 34 Amherst College, 1955-1966
1 35 Anderson, Don, 1949-1968
1 36 Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1961-1969
1 37 Appel, Ben and Sophie, circa 1954-1969
Box Folder
2 1 Architects Associated (Richard G. Stein), 1954-1960
2 2 Architectural League of New York, 1958-1962
2 3 Archives of American Art, 1962-1987
2 4 Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1952
2 5 Art Association of Indianapolis (John Herron Art Institute), 1948-1959
2 6 Art Digest, 1953
2 7 Art Directors Club, Inc., 1949-1967, 1988
2 8 Art Front (Joe Vogel), circa 1935
(includes notes handwritten probably by Shahn)
2 9 Art in America, 1961-1964, 1970
2 10 Art Institute of Chicago, 1941-1967
2 11 Art News, 1945-1955
2 12 Art Students League of New York, 1950-1967
2 13 Artists and Writers Press, Inc. (Ole Risom), 1962-1964
2 14 Artists' Committee to Free Siqueiros, 1961-1964
2 15 Artists Equity Association, 1947-1968
2 16 Artists Equity Association, Reports and Minutes of Meetings, 1947-1965
2 17 Artists for CORE (Congress on Racial Equality), 1965-1967
2 18 Arts, Sciences and Professions, Inc. (various committees), 1945-1952
2 19 Arwin Galleries Inc., 1966-1969
2 20 Asahi Shimbun, 1981-1989
2 21 Asano, Takeji, 1964-1966
2 22 Associated American Artists, 1942-1968
2 23 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1951-1965
2 24 Atlantic Monthly Press, 1957-1958
2 25 Atlantic Monthly Press, 1959
2 26 Atlantic Monthly Press, 1960
2 27 Atlantic Monthly Press, 1961-1972
2 28 Avant Garde, 1966-1967
2 29 Ave Maria, 1963
2 30 A, Miscellaneous: A - Ad, 1935-1969
Box Folder
3 1 A, Miscellaneous: Af - Al, 1943-1968
3 2 A, Miscellaneous: Ama - American Council, 1937-1967
3 3 A, Miscellaneous: American Federation - Ams, 1935-1969
3 4 A, Miscellaneous: An - Aq, 1947-1968
3 5 A, Miscellaneous: Arc - Art Education, 1935-1969
3 6 A, Miscellaneous: Art Gallery - Arts, 1945-1968
3 7 A, Miscellaneous: As, 1946-1969
3 8 A, Miscellaneous: At - Ay, 1944-1968
3 9 A, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
3 10 A, First Names Only, circa 1956-1967
3 11 Baker, Hollis S., 1953-1962
3 12 Bakwin, Harry and Ruth, 1951-1985
3 13 Balance House (Marshall Lee), 1965-1968
3 14 Baltimore Museum of Art, 1950-1964
3 15 Bard College (Bard-St. Stephens), 1952-1959
3 16 Barnard College, Columbia University, 1954-1964
3 17 Baron, Marshall, 1964-1969
3 18 Barr, Roger, 1956-1968
3 19 Baskin, Esther and Leonard (Gehenna Press), 1953-1962
(includes letter and notes from Shahn)
3 20 Beerman, Leonard I. and Martha, 1962-1967
3 21 Benrus Watch Company, Inc., (Bond, Harvey M.), 1966-1967
Box Folder
4 1 Bentivoglio, Mirella, 1958-1971
4 2 Berkowitz, Rosalie and Sidney, circa 1950-1969
4 3 Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1963-1966
4 4 Bezalel National Museum, 1959-1963
4 5 Bianchi Gallery, 1962-1963
4 6 Biddle, George, circa 1948-1968
4 7 Biel-Bienne, Eugene V., 1959-1969
4 8 Bill Bagnall Associates, Inc., 1967-1968
4 9 Birthday Greeting Telegrams to Shahn, 1968 September 12
4 10 Black Mountain College, 1950-1952
4 11 Block, Lou and Mary, 1942-1968
4 Blumenthal, Joseph, see: Spiral Press
4 12 Bone, Mary and Stephen, 1953-1963
4 13 Boris Mirski Gallery, 1956-1961, 1973
4 14 Boston Arts Festival, 1953-1962
4 15 Boston Public Library, 1954-1958
4 16 Boston University, 1956-1964
4 17 Brandeis University, 1954-1968, 1984
4 18 Brattiga, P., Jr., 1958
4 19 Bressler, Martin, 1954, 1963-1964
4 20 Bressler, Martin, 1965
4 21 Bressler, Martin, 1966-1968
4 22 Bressler, Martin, 1969-1990
4 23 Brewster, Joan, circa 1930s-1966
4 24 Briggs, Austin, 1952-1961
4 25 British Broadcasting Corporation (Humphrey Burton), 1959-1965, 1971
4 26 Britten, Barbara and Roy J., 1949-1963
4 27 Brooklyn Museum, 1951-1967
4 28 Brown University (including Pembroke College), 1953-1966
4 29 Bryson, Charles H., 1936-1948
4 30 Bucknell University, 1968, 1984-1985
4 31 Burrows, Selig S., 1961-1965
4 32 Bush, Martin H. (see also Syracuse University), 1964-1969
Box Folder
5 1 B, Miscellaneous: B. - Ban, 1945-1968
5 2 B, Miscellaneous: Bar - Bay, 1947-1968
(includes letter from Shahn to Mr. Baskerville re. commercial commissions)
5 3 B, Miscellaneous: Bea - Ben, 1947-1969
5 4 B, Miscellaneous: Ber - Bet, 1947-1967
5 5 B, Miscellaneous: Bi - Bl, 1945-1968
5 6 B, Miscellaneous: Bn - Bo, 1948-1968
5 7 B, Miscellaneous: Bra - Bri, 1950-1968
5 8 B, Miscellaneous: Bro - Bry, 1949-1968
5 9 B, Miscellaneous: Buc - Buo, 1953-1967
5 10 B, Miscellaneous: Bur - By, 1953-1968
(includes letter from Shahn to Don Luis re. work of Jos Buscaglia)
5 11 B, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
5 12 B, First Names Only, circa 1940s-1968
5 13 B, Illegible, circa 1950s
5 14 Calder, Alexander, circa 1949-1957
(includes illustrated letters)
5 15 Calder, Alexander, 1958-1969
(includes illustrated letters)
5 16 Capitol Records, Inc., 1962-1964
5 17 Carleton College, 1959-1966
5 18 Carlisle, John C., 1970-1974
Box Folder
6 1 Carnegie Institute, 1945-1962
6 2 Carroll, Mark (see also Harvard University Press), circa 1948-1969
6 3 Caruso, Bruno (see also Obelisco Galleria d'Arte), circa 1959-1965
6 4 Casetta, Mario ("Boots"), 1949-1969
6 5 Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1961-1965
6 6 Chamberlain, Betty (Betty Chamberlain Associates), circa 1944-1969
6 7 Charles E. Slatkin Collections of Contemporary Tapestries and Sculptures - Modern Master Tapestries, Inc., 1972-1984
6 8 Charles E. Slatkin, Inc., Galleries, 1959, 1967-1969
6 9 Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1961-1975
6 10 Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959-1968
6 11 Charm, circa 1954-1957
6 12 Chicago Review, 1954-1958
6 13 Christian Scholar, 1958-1960
6 14 Cincinnati Art Museum, 1950-1956
6 15 City of New York, 1935, 1960-1968
6 16 Clauss, Alfred (Sepel), 1947-1966
6 17 Cleveland Institute of Art, 1949-1954
6 18 Cloutier, Albert, 1942-1958
6 19 Coe College, 1953-1962
6 20 Coen, Fabio and Silvane, circa 1956-1968
6 21 Cohen, H. Hirsch, 1951-1955
6 22 Colby Junior College, 1954
6 23 College Art Association of America, 1935-1954
6 24 Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1952-1967
6 25 Columbia Records, 1954-1970
6 26 Columbia University (including Teachers College and Columbia University Press), 1950-1972
6 27 Cone, Edward T., 1958-1969
6 28 Conference on the Status of Soviet Jews, 1963-1967
6 29 Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, 1949-1954
6 30 Congregation Mishkan Israel, 1957-1969
6 31 Congregation Ohabi Sholom, 1959-1969
(includes letter from Shahn regarding mosaic mural)
6 32 Congress of Industrial Organizations Political Action Committee (CIO-PAC), circa 1944-1952
(includes statement regarding a project with Murray, Hillman and Baldwin, possibly written by Shahn)
6 33 Conklin, Groff and Lucy, 1938-1960
6 34 Contact, 1958-1960
6 35 Container Corporation of America, 1945-1967
Box Folder
7 1 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1941-1965
7 2 Coward-McCann, Inc., 1963-1966
7 3 Crafton Graphic Company, Inc., 1952-1964
7 4 Crossroads Books, 1983-1987
7 5 Crown Publishers, Inc., 1952-1965
7 6 Cummings, Mildred and Willard (Bill), circa 1950s-1969
7 7 Cunliffe, Marcus and Mitzi, 1955-1964
7 8 C, Miscellaneous: C. - Ca, 1949-1969
7 9 C, Miscellaneous: Ce, 1954-1968
contains artwork
7 10 C, Miscellaneous: Cha, 1952-1968
7 11 C, Miscellaneous: Che - Chu, 1944-1969
7 12 C, Miscellaneous: Ci - Cl, 1941-1969
contains artwork
7 13 C, Miscellaneous: Cob - Coi, 1945-1968
7 14 C, Miscellaneous: Col - Com, 1948-1969
7 15 C, Miscellaneous: Cond - Cong, 1949-1969
7 16 C, Miscellaneous: Conn - Coo, 1953-1968
7 17 C, Miscellaneous: Cop - Cor, 1951-1968
7 18 C, Miscellaneous: Cos - Coy, 1936-1968
7 19 C, Miscellaneous: Cr, 1947-1968
7 20 C, Miscellaneous: Cu, 1947-1969
Box Folder
8 1 C, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
8 2 C, First Names Only, circa 1949-1966
8 3 C, Illegible, circa 1950s-1968
8 4 DNP (America), Inc., 1980-1988
8 5 Daedalus, 1958-1959
8 6 Dahlberg, Edward, 1955-1969
8 7 Dartmouth College, 1952-1965
8 8 Daves, L. Joan, circa 1950-1953
8 9 De Arbeiderspers, 1967-1968
8 10 de Koven, Daniel, circa 1950-1969
8 11 De Pauw University, 1954-1962
8 12 Del Guercio, Antonio, 1961-1964
8 13 Delacorte Press, 1965-1967
8 14 Delpire, Robert (Nouvel Observateur), 1978-1979
8 15 Democratic State Central Committee (Michigan), 1961
8 16 Despres, Leon M. and Marian, 1948-1969
(includes 1958 letter from Shahn)
8 17 Detroit Institute of Arts, 1951-1968
8 Dombrowski, James A.: see Southern Conference Educational Fund
8 18 Donahue & Co., Inc., 1958-1959
8 19 Dorsky, Morris, circa 1948-1965
8 20 Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954-1962
8 21 Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963-1969
8 22 Downtown Gallery, circa 1940s-1960s
8 23 Downtown Gallery, 1944-1952
8 24 Downtown Gallery, 1953-1956
Box Folder
9 1 Downtown Gallery, 1957-1960
9 2 Downtown Gallery, 1961-1963
9 3 Downtown Gallery, 1964-1971
9 4 Drawing Society, 1960-1969
9 5 D, Miscellaneous: D' - Da, 1953-1967
9 6 D, Miscellaneous: De, 1946-1969
9 7 D, Miscellaneous: Di, 1948-1969
9 8 D, Miscellaneous: Do-Dw, 1955-1968
(includes illustrated letter from Henry Dreyfuss)
9 9 D, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
9 10 D, First Names Only, 1954-1986
9 11 D, Illegible, 1958-1969
9 12 E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1969-1971
9 13 Eastman, John (Jack) (see also: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture), circa 1963-1969
9 14 Eberhart, Richard, 1964-1968
9 15 Editions d'Art Lucien Mazenod, 1962-1963
9 16 Edmunds, John, 1961-1962
9 17 Educational Alliance, 1962-1966
9 18 Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1963-1966, 1969
9 19 Edward, Gladys and Harry, 1945-1957
9 20 Edward MacDowell Association, Inc., 1953-1965
9 21 El Al Israel Airlines, 1956-1969
Box Folder
10 1 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1952-1966
(includes letters from Shahn)
10 2 Encyclopedia Judaica Press, Inc./Encyclopedia Judaica Research Foundation, 1964-1966
10 3 Engel, Monroe, circa 1950s-1960s
10 4 Esquire Magazine, 1955-1960
10 5 Eva Lee Gallery, 1961-1968
10 6 Evans, Clifford, 1961-1962
10 7 Evans, Ernestine, 1935-1963
10 8 Evans, Walker, 1929, circa 1961-1962, 1969
10 9 Evergood, Philip, 1962-1969
10 10 E, Miscellaneous: Ea - Ed, 1956-1968
10 11 E, Miscellaneous: Ei - En, 1943-1959
10 12 E, Miscellaneous: Er - Es, 1952-1968
(includes letter from Ruth Erskine to Shahn enclosing an etching by Shahn)
10 13 E, Miscellaneous: Eu - Ex, 1956-1968
10 14 E, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1986
10 15 E, First Names Only, 1956-1968
10 16 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., circa 1953-1954
(includes scattered letters from Shahn, circa 1953-1969)
10 17 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., 1955
(includes letter from Shahn)
10 18 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., 1956-1958
10 19 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., 1959-1961
10 20 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., 1962-1965
10 21 Famous Artists Schools, Inc., 1966-1970
Box Folder
11 1 Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., 1955-1963
11 2 Fawcett, Robert (Westport Artists), 1955-circa 1960s
11 Fawcus, Arnold: see Trianon Press
11 3 Ferry, W. H. (Ping), (see also War/Peace Report), circa 1944-1954
11 4 Ferry, W. H. (Ping), circa 1955-1956
11 5 Ferry, W. H. (Ping), 1957-1969
11 Festival Foundation Inc.: see Menotti, Gian Carlo
11 6 Finkelstein, Louis (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), 1953-1955
11 7 Fleischman, Barbara and Lawrence A., 1954-1969
11 8 Flint Institute of Arts, 1945, 1959-1961
(includes letter from Shahn)
11 9 Fogg Museum, circa 1948-1956
(includes notes from Shahn circa 1949-1968)
11 10 Fogg Museum, 1957-1968
11 11 Fogg Museum (see also Harvard University Art Museums), 1969-1987
(letters reference disposition of Shahn's photographic archives to the Fogg Museum)
11 12 Forbes, Kenneth Ripley, 1952-1953
11 13 Ford Foundation, 1958-1977
11 14 Foreman, Clark and Shelagh, circa 1948-1965
11 15 Fortune, 1945-1950
11 16 Fossum, Bunny and Syd, 1950-1954, 1969
11 17 Franois, Andr and Margaret, circa 1958-1970
(includes illustrated letter)
11 18 Frank, Lewis C., Jr., 1947-1965
11 19 Fraser, Donald M., 1964-1965
11 20 Fratelli Fabbri Editori, 1964-1969
11 21 Frauwirth, Jean and Sidney, circa 1965-1969
11 22 Friedman, Charlotte and Sam, circa 1956-1971
11 23 Friendly, Dorothy G. and Fred W., circa 1956-1968
(includes illustrated letter)
11 24 F, Miscellaneous: F. - Fa, 1954-1968
11 25 F, Miscellaneous: Fe, 1945-1969
11 26 F, Miscellaneous: Fi, 1952-1968
11 27 F, Miscellaneous: Fl - Fo, 1946-1969
Box Folder
12 1 F, Miscellaneous: Fra - Fre, 1958-1966
12 2 F, Miscellaneous: Fre - Fu, 1948-1968
12 3 F, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
12 4 Gad, Dora, 1963-1967
12 5 Gallery 63 Inc., 1963
12 6 Gash, Emily Genauer, 1952-1969, 1976
(includes 1976 illustrated letter by Bernarda Bryson Shahn)
12 7 Gash, Frederick, circa 1966-1969
12 8 Gassner, Nathan, Browne, Architects, 1961-1966
12 9 Gemini G.E.L., 1966-1971
12 10 Georg Jensen Inc., 1956-1962
12 11 George Braziller, Inc., 1948-1958
12 12 George Braziller, Inc., 1959-1967
(includes letter from Shahn)
12 13 Gnoli, Annie de Garrou, 1969-1975
12 14 Goldburg, Robert E. (see also Congregation Mishkan Israel), circa 1959-circa 1970
12 15 Goodman, Percival, 1947-1967
(includes 1966 letters from Shahn to Goodman regarding Shahn's procedures for mural work)
12 16 Gould, Joseph, 1954-1967
12 17 Graham, Louise, 1955-1967
12 18 Graphis, 1947-1965, 1973-1980
12 19 Grippi Gallery (formerly Gallery "G"), circa 1955-1967
12 20 Grossman Publishers, Inc. (Richard L. Grossman), circa 1961-1970
12 21 Grunbaum, James, circa 1950s-1960s
12 22 Gusten, Chaja and Theodore, circa 1951-circa 1969
12 23 Gutman, Judith Maria, 1966-1967
12 24 G, Miscellaneous: G. - Gal, 1936-1969
12 25 G, Miscellaneous: Gam - Gay, 1957-1967
12 26 G, Miscellaneous: Ge - Gh, 1950-1968
12 27 G, Miscellaneous: Gi, 1950-1968
12 28 G, Miscellaneous: Gl - Gol, 1948-1969
contains artwork
Box Folder
13 1 G, Miscellaneous: Goo - Gov, 1947-1968
(includes letter from Carolyn Goodman re. Shahn's drawings of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner)
13 2 G, Miscellaneous: Gra - Gree, 1951-1968
13 3 G, Miscellaneous: Greg - Gru, 1954-1969
13 4 G, Miscellaneous: Gu - Gw, 1949-1968
13 5 G, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
13 6 G, First Names Only, 1954-1964
13 7 G, Illegible, 1963
13 Halpert, Edith Gregor, see: Downtown Gallery
13 8 Har Zion Temple, 1960-1964
13 9 Harling, Robert, circa 1950s-1964
13 10 Harper & Row, Incorporated, 1950-1968
13 11 Harper's Magazine, Inc., 1947-1969
13 12 Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, circa 1957-1986
13 13 Harvard College Library (Philip Hofer), circa 1950-1960, 1972
13 14 Harvard University (various departments), circa 1950-1957
13 15 Harvard University (various departments), 1960-1969
13 16 Harvard University Art Museums, 1984-1988
13 17 Harvard University Press, circa 1956-1965
13 18 Harvard University Press, 1966-1986
13 19 Haverford College, 1956-1964
13 20 Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1964-1977
13 21 Heibonsha Ltd., 1961-1964
13 22 Heller Deltah Co., Inc., 1947-1948
13 23 High School of Music and Art, 1948-1964
13 24 Hill and Wang, Inc., 1964-1965
13 25 Hill Publishing Company, Inc., 1967-1969
13 26 Hirsch, Elsa and Stefan, 1936-1954
13 27 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1974-1981
13 28 Hofstra College, 1955-1961
(includes typescript of May 1961 symposium with Ben Shahn, James Baldwin and Darius Milhaud)
Box Folder
14 1 Holland, Reginald H., circa 1947-1968
14 2 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1961-1963
14 3 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1964-1975, 1986
14 4 Hope, Henry Radford, 1949-1957
14 5 Horwitt, Nathan George, 1957-1965
14 6 Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962-1965
14 7 House of H. Heydenryk, Jr., 1958-1959
14 8 Howell, Douglas, 1958-1967
14 Hudson, Richard: see War/Peace Report
14 9 H, Miscellaneous: H. - Han, 1947-1969
14 10 H, Miscellaneous: Han - Har, 1943-1968
(includes illustrated letter and handwritten music composition by Lou Harrison)
14 11 H, Miscellaneous: Has - Haz, 1949-1968
14 12 H, Miscellaneous: He, 1950-1968
14 13 H, Miscellaneous: Hi, 1944-1969
(includes 4 letters from Joseph Hirsch and 2 from Joseph Hirshhorn)
14 14 H, Miscellaneous: Hl - Hoo, 1949-1969
14 15 H, Miscellaneous: Hop - Hoy, 1947-1968
14 16 H, Miscellaneous: Hu - Hy, 1952-1968
14 17 H, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
14 18 H, First Names Only, circa 1966-1967
14 19 H, Illegible, 1965-1968
14 20 Imbrie, James and Nell, circa 1949-1967, 1973
14 21 Insel-Verlag, 1961-1964
14 22 Institute for Religious and Social Studies, 1953-1955
Box Folder
15 1 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1947-1965, 1976
15 2 Institute of Contemporary Arts, Washington, D.C., 1956-1964
15 3 Institute of International Education, 1950-1965
15 4 International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo, 1957-1963
15 5 International Congress on Religion, Architecture and the Visual Arts (1967), 1966-1967
15 6 International Design Conference in Aspen, 1951-1966
15 7 International Graphic Arts Society, Inc. (IGAS), circa 1951-1953
15 8 International Graphic Arts Society, Inc. (IGAS), 1954-1958
15 9 International Graphic Arts Society, Inc. (IGAS), 1959-1969
15 10 International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, 1938-1961
15 11 International Poster Annual, 1948-1968
15 12 Ivan Obolensky, Inc. (see also Coen, Fabio), 1960-1962
15 13 I, Miscellaneous: I. - Ins, 1945-1968
15 14 I, Miscellaneous: Int, 1953-1968
15 15 I, Miscellaneous: Io - Iz, 1951-1968
15 16 I, Miscellanous, Posthumous, 1970-1979
15 17 I, First Names Only, 1968
15 18 Jaffe, Marie B., 1965-1969
15 19 Jamesine Franklin School of Professional Arts, Inc., 1950-1951
15 20 Jewish Museum, 1960-1976
15 21 Jewish News, 1957-1963
15 22 Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1947-1964
15 23 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1954-1968
15 24 Johnson Foundation, 1970, 1977
15 25 Joseph Devernay Contemporary Art, 1980-1986
15 26 Juhl, Finn and Hanne, 1963-1970
15 27 Julian Levy Gallery, circa 1940
15 28 Julien, Andree, circa 1955-1969
(includes illustrated greeting card)
15 29 Jung, Theodor, 1944-1962
Box Folder
16 1 J, Miscellaneous: J. - Ja, 1931-1968
16 2 J, Miscellaneous: Je, 1948-1966
16 3 Ji - Jo, 1948-1968
16 4 J, Miscellaneous: Ju, 1942-1968
16 5 J, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1979-1987
16 6 J, First Names Only, 1941-1966
16 7 Kahler, Eric, circa 1946-1958
16 8 Kahn and Jacobs, 1959
16 9 Kaplan, Doug, circa 1966-1968
(includes original artwork by Kaplan)
16 10 Kearns, Betty and James J., circa 1955-1969, 1985
16 11 Kennedy Galleries, Inc., 1957-1973
16 12 Kent, Corita, circa 1953-1969
16 13 Kent State University, 1951-1952, 1966-1967
16 14 Kepes, Gyorgy, 1961-1964
16 15 Kerney, Lincoln and Mary and Family, circa 1960-1969
16 16 Kirstein, Lincoln, 1935-1952
16 17 Klein, Sam, circa 1960-1969
16 Klemin, Diana: see Doubleday and Company, Inc.
16 18 Kyodo News Services, 1955-1956
16 19 K, Miscellaneous: K. - Kam, 1949-1968
16 20 K, Miscellaneous: Kan - Kay, 1937-1968
16 21 K, Miscellaneous: Ke, 1949-1968
16 22 K, Miscellaneous: Ki, 1947-1967
16 23 K, Miscellaneous: Kl - Kn, 1937-1968
16 24 K, Miscellaneous: Ko - Ku, 1954-1969
16 25 K, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1971-1988
16 26 K, First Names Only, circa 1950s-1960s
16 27 K, Illegible, 1962
16 28 Ladejinsky, Wolf (Ford Foundation), circa 1960-1967
16 29 Landau Gallery, 1956-1968
16 30 Lange, Dorothea, circa 1957-1965
16 31 Larkin, Oliver W., 1948-1956
16 32 Lazrus, Jay Kay, 1957-1958
16 33 Lear Publishers, Inc., 1947-1948
Box Folder
17 1 LeMoyne College, 1963
17 2 Levy, Peter L., 1966-1967
17 3 Library of Congress, 1950-1982
17 4 Life, 1937-1938, 1951-1968
17 5 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1962-1967
17 6 Linea Grafica, 1955-1957
17 7 Lionni, Leo and Nora, circa 1958-1969
17 8 Little, Brown and Company, circa 1958-1973
17 9 Loire Imports, Inc. (Gabriel Loire), 1967-1980
17 10 Look, circa 1951-1968
17 11 Lord, James, 1968-1969
17 12 Louis de Rochemont Associates, Inc., 1954-1958
17 13 Ludgin, Earle and Mary, 1952-1962
17 14 Lutheran Society for Worship, Music and the Arts, 1965-1968
17 15 Lyons, Leonard and Sylvia ( New York Post), 1959-1969
17 16 L, Miscellaneous: L. - Lar, 1949-1969
17 17 L, Miscellaneous: Las - Laz, 1935-1969
17 18 L, Miscellaneous: Le - Lep, 1935-1968
17 19 L, Miscellaneous: Lep - Ley, 1941-1968
17 20 L, Miscellaneous: Lib - Lie, 1951-1968
Box Folder
18 1 L, Miscellaneous: Lif - Liv, 1955-1969
18 2 L, Miscellaneous: Loc - Lon, 1948-1967
18 3 L, Miscellaneous: Lor - Loz, 1945-1968
oversized material housed in Box 35
18 4 L, Miscellaneous: Lu - Ly, 1957-1969
18 5 L, Miscellanous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
18 6 L, First Names Only, 1950-1967
18 7 MacLeish, Ada and Archibald, circa 1955-1968, 1975
18 8 MacMillan Company, 1961-1970
18 9 Mandel, Estelle, circa 1953-1969
18 10 Mann, Theodore, circa 1959-1964
18 11 Margolis, Mars and William N., circa 1958-1971
18 12 Marin, John, Jr., and Norma (see also Downtown Gallery), circa 1956-1969
18 13 Martin, David Stone and Gloria, 1955-1960
18 14 Martin, John Bartlow, 1948-1963, 1975
see also Box 19 Folder 5
18 15 Martini, Alberto and Paolo, circa 1957-1965
18 16 Mason, Mary, circa 1962-1967
18 17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954-1966
18 18 Massachusetts Review, 1962-1966
18 19 Matisse, Paul, circa 1957-1964
18 20 May, Rollo, 1965-1966
18 21 Mayer, Bena and Ralph, 1947-1967
18 22 McCann-Erickson, Inc., 1961-1962
18 23 McCarthy, Eugene, 1968-1969
18 24 McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958-1966
18 25 Medical Press, Inc., 1952-1955
18 26 Menotti, Gian Carlo (Festival of Two Worlds), 1959-1966, 1976
18 27 Mercey, Arch and Elena, 1961
18 28 Meriden Gravure Company, circa 1952-1965
18 29-32 Messages For Peace, 1965-1969
4 Folders
partially scanned
18 33 Metropolitan Art Association of Detroit, 1953
18 34 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941-1962, 1971
18 35 Miami University, 1953-1963
18 36 Michigan State College, 1950-1956
18 37 Middlebury College, 1952-1958
18 38 Milwaukee Art Institute, 1948
18 39 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1953-1958
18 40 Minneapolis School of Art, 1953-1965
18 41 Moomey, Bill, circa 1950-1954
18 42 Moore, Marianne, 1948-1963
18 43 Motive Magazine, 1947-1960
18 44 Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, circa 1953-1965
18 45 Mural Painters (Society), 1934-1935
18 46 Murphy, James, 1945-1959
18 47 Museum of African Art (Warren Robbins), 1962-1974
(includes photograph of Robbins)
18 48 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (and School), 1947-1963
18 49 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1964-1977
18 50 Museum of Modern Art, circa 1930s-1960s
18 51 Museum of Modern Art, 1932-1947
18 52 Museum of Modern Art, 1948-1950
oversized material housed in Box 35
18 53 Museum of Modern Art, 1951-1953
18 54 Museum of Modern Art, 1954-1955
18 55 Museum of Modern Art, 1956-1959
18 56 Museum of Modern Art, 1960-1961
18 57 Museum of Modern Art, 1962
18 58 Museum of Modern Art, 1963-1964
18 59 Museum of Modern Art, 1965-1969
Box Folder
19 1 Museum Tel Aviv, 1954-1956
19 2 Museum of the City of New York, 1956-1958, 1986
19 3 M, Miscellaneous: M. - Man, 1943-1967
19 4 M, Miscellaneous: Marc - Marq, 1953-1968
19 5 M, Miscellaneous: Mars - May, 1953-1968
19 6 M, Miscellaneous: Mc - Mel, 1950-1969
19 7 M, Miscellaneous: Mem - Mey, 1941-1969
19 8 M, Miscellaneous: Mia - Mil, 1952-1968
19 9 M, Miscellaneous: Min - Miz, 1944-1968
19 10 M, Miscellaneous: Mob - Mon, 1949-1968
19 11 M, Miscellaneous: Moo - Moy, 1935-1969
(includes accoung of attending the funeral of Sacco and Vanzetti written by Hannah Moore, daughter of Thomas Gregory Connolly, whom Moore claims was Sacco and Vanzetti's first attorney)
19 12 M, Miscellaneous: Mu - My, 1952-1969
19 13 M, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1989
19 14 M, First Names Only, 1953-1967
19 15 M, Illegible, 1962-1964
19 16 N. W. Ayer & Son, 1943-1965
19 17 Nakashima, George and Marion, circa 1954-1969, 1984
oversized material housed in OV 36
19 18 Nantenshi Gallery, 1970-1977, 1984
19 19 Nation, 1952-1965
19 20 National Academy of Design, 1946-1965
19 21 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1955-1965
19 22 National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1953-1965
19 23 National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (also includes local councils and committees), circa 1959-1967
19 24 National Council of Jewish Women, 1957-1967
19 25 National Educational Television, 1963-1968
19 26 National Gallery of Art, circa 1941-1968
19 27 National Institute of Arts and Letters, circa 1956-1958
19 28 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1959-1963
19 29 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1964-1968
19 30 National Society of Arts and Letters, circa 1964-1966
19 31 Nationalmuseum (Carl Nordenfalk), 1960-1965
19 32 Neiman-Marcus, 1949-1966
19 33 Neuberger, Marie and Roy R., circa 1946-circa 1963
19 34 New Directions, circa 1951-1969, 1985-1988
19 35 New Jersey Society of Architects, 1965-1968
19 36 New Republic, 1948, 1961-1968, 1972
19 37 New School (for Social Research), 1955-1968
19 38 New York Graphic Society, 1956-1968, 1973
(includes 1963 letter from Shahn)
19 39 New York Public Library, circa 1941-1964
19 40 New York Times, 1952-1968
19 41 New York University, circa 1954-1966
19 42 Newark Museum, 1944-1966
19 43 Nipp, Francis and Mary Ellen, 1950-1960
19 44 Nordness Gallery, 1962-1966
19 45 Northwestern University, 1953-1967, 1978
19 46 N, Miscellaneous, Nac - Nath, 1947-1969
oversized material housed in Box 35
19 47 N, Miscellaneous, National A - National C, 1950-1968
19 48 N, Miscellaneous, National E - Nav, circa 1944-1962
(includes letter from Shahn to Nations Business)
19 49 N, Miscellaneous, Neb - Nev, 1957-1968
19 50 N, Miscellaneous, New American - New Yorker, 1947-1969
19 51 N, Miscellaneous, Newall - Newton, 1949-1968
(includes letter from Barnett Newman)
19 52 N, Miscellaneous, Ni - No, 1951-1969
19 53 N, Miscellanous, Posthumous, 1971-1988
19 54 N, First Names Only, 1960-1968
19 55 O'Neal, Hank, circa 1960s, 1974-1976
19 56 Obelisco Galleria d'Arte, 1952-1961
19 57 Odets, Clifford, circa 1949-1952
19 58 Odyssey Press, Inc. (see also Risom, Ole), 1964-1968
19 59 Ohio State University/Ohio State University Press, 1950-1967, 1988-1989
19 60 Ohio University, 1951-1965
19 61 Old Queens Gallery, 1963-1967, 1973
19 Olivetti, see: Soavi, Giorgio
Box Folder
20 1 Olson, Charles and Kate, circa 1946-1952, 1986
20 2 Opera News, 1960-1962
20 3 Orion Press, 1963-1971, 1989
20 4 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1947-1953
20 5-6 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1950s
2 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
20 7-8 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
20 9 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1952-1962
oversized material housed in Box 35
20 10 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1960s
20 11 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1963-1966
oversized material housed in Box 35
20 12 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1967-1968
20 13 Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1969-1972
oversized material housed in Box 35
20 14 O, Miscellaneous, 1947-1969
20 15 O, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1970-1988
20 16 P. M., circa 1940-1946
(includes letter from Shahn)
20 17 Pagnani, Roberto, 1956-1963
20 18-19 Pantheon Books (see also Coen, Fabio and Silvane), 1951-1968
2 Folders
20 20 Paone, Barbara and Peter, circa 1959-1968
20 21 Parry, Marian and Maury, circa 1948-1959
20 22 Parvey, Constance, circa 1966-1968, 1985-1987
20 23 Pearson, Ralph M., 1935, 1950-1952
20 24 Penguin Books, 1947-1968
20 25 Pembroke Gallery, 1985
20 26 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, circa 1939-1967
20 27 Pennsylvania State College, 1951-1952
20 28 Pennsylvania State University, 1956-1968
20 29 Perlin, Bernard, circa 1944-1953
20 30 Perspecta, Yale Architectural Journal, 1956-1958
(includes letter from Shahn)
20 31 Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1943-1967
20 32 Philadelphia Museum College of Art, circa 1955-1962
20 33 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-1971
20 34 Pickett, Clarence E., 1958-1963
20 35 Pineles, Bill and Cipe, circa 1945-1957
20 36 Pineles, Bill and Cipe, 1958-1968
20 37 Pines, David and Suzy, circa 1954-1969
20 38 Plaut Travel Inc., 1960-1963
20 39 Playhouse in the Park, 1963-1966
20 40 Plunguian, Gina, circa 1951-1957
20 41 Pohl, Frances, 1979-1988
20 42 Polonsky, Arthur, 1947-1949, 1963
20 43 Portfolio, circa 1950-1951
20 44 Poster Originals, Ltd., 1967-1968
20 45 Pozzatti, Doti and Rudy, 1950-1971
20 46 Prakapas Gallery, 1977-1987
20 47 Pratt Graphics Center, 1958-1974
20 48 Pratt Institute, 1952-1967
20 49 Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, 1964
20 50 Princeton Alumni Weekly, 1954-1955
20 51 Princeton Day School, circa 1962-1966
20 52 Princeton Group Arts, 1952-circa 1961
20 53 Princeton University, circa 1954-1962
20 54 Princeton University, circa 1963-1978
(includes University Art Museum)
20 55 Princeton University Press, 1966-1968
20 56 Print, 1949-1958
(includes letter from Shahn)
20 57 Print Club, circa 1951-1968
20 58 Print Council of America, 1957-1965
20 59 Pulga, Bruno, 1956-1964
20 60 P, Miscellaneous: Pa, 1948-1968
20 61 P, Miscellaneous: Pe, 1943-1969
(includes letter from Shahn to Donald Pelsue about artists point of view re. "the public need for new values")
20 62 P, Miscellaneous: Ph, 1951-1968
20 63 P, Miscellaneous: Pi, 1943-1968
(includes 1950 letter from Pablo Picasso)
20 64 P, Miscellaneous: Pl, 1952-1968
20 65 P, Miscellaneous: Po, 1950-1969
Box Folder
21 1 P, Miscellaneous: Pra - Pri, 1949-1968
(includes letter illustrated with a watercolor by artist named Pribil)
21 2 P, Miscellaneous: Pro - Pu, 1940-1969
21 3 P, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
21 4 P, First Names Only, 1947-1966
21 5 P, Illegible, circa 1956-1963
21 6 Q, Miscellaneous, 1958-1959
21 7 Rachel Productions, circa 1953-1954
21 8 Ramparts, circa 1966-1969
21 9 Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1959-1966
21 10 Random House, Inc., 1961-1967
21 11 Rathbone Books, 1959-1962
21 12 Reitman, Alan, 1947-1959
21 13 Rhode Island School of Design, 1956-1966
21 14 Richter, Irving, circa 1950, 1969
21 15 Riker's Island Prison Mural, circa 1935
21 16 Riker's Island Prison Mural, Photographs and Reproductions, circa 1935
oversized material housed in Box 35
21 17 Risom, Ole (Odyssey Press), 1962-1968
(includes 1962 letter from Shahn)
21 18 Rivera, Diego, circa 1933-1957
(includes letter from Nelson A. Rockefeller regarding Lenin's head in 1933 Rockefeller Center mural and draft of Rivera's response)
21 19 Riznik, Joseph Q., circa 1955-1964
21 20 Robbins, Jerome, circa 1957-1968
21 Robbins, Warren, see: Museum of African Art and Center for Cross-Cultural Communication in C, Miscellaneous, Posthumous
21 21 Roberts, Kay, 1965-1967
21 22 Rodman, Selden, circa 1948-1950
21 23 Rodman, Selden, 1951-1955
21 24 Rodman, Selden, 1956-1972
21 25 Roosevelt Memorial Association, 1961-1966
21 26 Roosevelt, New Jersey, Centennial, 1981-1982
21 27 Rosenwald, Lessing J., 1956-1971
(includes photocopy of 1971 letter from Shahn)
21 28 Rosskam, Edwin, 1947-1967
21 29 Roston, Arnold, circa 1963-1968, 1980
oversized material housed in Box 35
21 30 Roth, Cecil and Irene, 1963-1967
21 31 Roth, Lee and Wolfgang, circa 1950-1969
21 32 Rowan, Edward B., circa 1943-1945
21 33 Ruder, Finn and Fujita Inc., circa 1956-1965
21 34 Rutgers University, 1956-1971, 1987
21 35 Ruttenberg, Harold J., 1966-1967
21 36 R, Miscellaneous: R. - Ra, 1949-1969
(includes photocopy of a letter from Shahn to Henry A. Raemsch about proces of mural painting; includes 2 letters from Robert Rauschenberg)
21 37 R, Miscellaneous: Rea - Rei, 1948-1969
(includes letter from Shahn to Herbert Read)
21 38 R, Miscellaneous: Rel - Rh, 1952-1969
21 39 R, Miscellaneous: Ri, 1938-1968
21 40 R, Miscellaneous: Rob - Roe, 1948-1969
21 41 R, Miscellaneous: Rof - Roo, 1953-1967
(includes 1958 letter from Eleanor Roosevelt)
21 42 R, Miscellaneous: Ros - Roy, 1939-1969
21 43 R, Miscellaneous: Ru - Ry, 1942-1967
21 44 R, Miscellanous, Posthumous, 1969-1986
21 45 R, First Names Only, 1954-1963
21 46 R, Illegible, 1943-1965
21 47 Sackheim, Ben, circa 1956-1969
(includes photos of Sackheim with David Alfaro Siqueiros and Angelica Arenal Siqueiros)
21 48 Sackowitz, Isidore, circa 1959-1968
21 49 Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, 1953-1956
21 50 Saint Paul Art Center, 1961-1966
21 51 Saint Paul's School, 1953-1956
21 52 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1952-1967, 1977
21 53 Schary, Dore, 1952-1969
(includes draft of a letter from Shahn)
21 54 Schocken Books Inc., 1962-1966
21 55 Scholastic Magazines, Inc., 1955-1964, 1975
21 Schulman & Bressler, see: Bressler, Martin
21 56 Schulman, Jacob, 1953-1969, 1984
21 57 Schwartz, Aubrey, 1955-circa 1962
21 58 Schwartz, Tony, circa 1954-1962
21 59 Scientific American, 1949-1966
21 60 Seckler, Dorothy, 1955-1956
21 61 Seligman, Pearl, circa 1949-1963
(includes letter from Bernarda Bryson Shahn)
21 62 Seventeen, 1949-1963
(includes 1954 letter from Shahn)
21 63 Seymour Lawrence Incorporated, 1967
21 64 Shahn, Abigail, circa 1940s-1968
oversized material housed in Box 35
21 65 Shahn, Ben and Bernarda Bryson, circa 1962-1969
oversized material housed in Box 35
21 66 Shahn, Ezra and Joyce, 1937-1965
21 67 Shahn, Jonathan, 1950s-1960s
21 68 Shahn, Judith, 1930s-1960s
21 69 Shahn, Judith, 1937-1959
21 70 Shahn, Judith, 1960-1968
21 71 Shahn Watts, Susannah, 1940s-1960s
21 72 Shahn Watts, Susannah, 1952-1966
21 73 Shahn, Tillie Goldstein, circa 1935-1946
Box Folder
22 1 Shan, Bertha and Philip, 1942-1966
22 2 Shapiro, Saul, 1955-1965
22 3 Shaw, Harold, 1952-1958
(includes fragment of 1953 letter from Shahn)
22 4 Shorewood Publishers Inc., 1959-1966
22 5 Show, 1962-1964
22 6 Simmons, Mike, 1934-1956
22 7 Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1956-1962
22 8 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1952-1960
22 9 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1960s-1964
22 10 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1965-1968
22 11 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1971-1988
22 12-13 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Reports and Minutes of Meetings, 1962-1988
2 Folders
22 14 Slee, John Ledyard Fletcher, 1968-1969
22 15 Smith College, 1948-1970
22 16 Smith William A., 1962-1968
22 17 Soavi, Giorgio, 1965-1969, 1977
22 18 Soby, James Thrall and Melissa, circa 1945-1954
22 19 Soby, James Thrall and Melissa, 1955-1971
22 20 Society of Illustrators, 1946-1970
22 21 Soewarjono, Dan, 1960-1963
22 22 Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc. (formerly Southern Conference for Human Welfare), 1945-1959
22 23 Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc., 1960-1970
22 24 Southern Illinois University, 1954-1956
22 25 Soyer, Moses and Raphael, circa 1947-1969
22 26 Spagnoli, Luisa, 1956-1966
(includes illustrated card)
22 27 Spiral Press (Joseph Blumenthal), circa 1951-1957
22 28 Spiral Press (Joseph Blumenthal), 1958-1970
22 29 Spivak, Dorothy and Sydney, circa 1946-1967
22 30 Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1962-1963
22 31 State of New Jersey, Commission to Study Arts in New Jersey, Reports and Minutes of Meetings, 1962-1966
22 32 State of New Jersey, Department of Education, 1953-1965
22 33 State of New Jersey, Department of Education, 1966
22 34 State of New Jersey, Department of Education, 1967-1980
22 35 State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor, circa 1960-1968
22 36 State of New Jersey, Tercentenary Commission, 1961-1965
22 37 State University of Iowa, 1945-1958
22 38 Stedelijk Museum, 1953-1967, 1978
oversized material housed in Box 35
22 39 Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1952-1963
22 40 Stillman, Bud and Mary, circa 1950s-1969
22 41 Stryker, Roy (see also USDA, Farm Security Administration), 1940-1964
22 42 Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1963-1966
22 43 Swarthmore College, 1952-1964
22 44 Sweeney, James Johnson, 1953-1965
22 45 Syracuse University, 1958-1966
(includes 1966 letter from Shahn)
22 46 Syracuse University, 1967-1985
22 47 S, Miscellaneous: S. - Sak, 1944-1967
22 48 S, Miscellaneous: Sal - Sax, 1949-1969
(includes letter from Carl Sandburg enclosing a poem written by Sandburg "for Ben Shahn-in fellowship")
22 49 S, Miscellaneous: Sca - Schn, 1934-1969
22 50 S, Miscellaneous: Scho - Sco, 1949-1969
22 51 S, Miscellaneous: Se, 1953-1968
oversized material - illustrated letter from Erica Selig - housed in OV 38
22 52 S, Miscellaneous: Sha - Shel, 1949-1968
22 53 S, Miscellaneous: Shen - Shw, 1949-1969
Box Folder
23 1 S, Miscellaneous: Si, 1948-1968
23 2 S, Miscellaneous: Sk - Sn, 1940-1967
23 3 S, Miscellaneous: So, 1947-1969
23 4 S, Miscellaneous: Sp, 1955-1967
23 5 S, Miscellaneous: Sta, 1951-1968
23 6 S, Miscellaneous: Ste - Sti, 1954-1968
23 7 S, Miscellaneous: Sto - Stu, 1947-1968
23 8 S, Miscellaneous: Su - Sz, 1956-1969
23 9 S, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1989
23 10 S, First Names Only, 1949-1973
(includes letters from "Sally," apparently a relative of Bernarda Bryson Shahn and a copy of a letter written by Bernarda Shahn regarding family history and property in Ohio; includes letter to "Sidney" from Shahn)
23 11 S, Illegible, Unidentified, circa 1956-1969
23 12 Tagliabue, John, 1964
23 13 Takach, Mary, 1977-1978
23 14 Taller, Stephen Lee, 1984-1988
23 15 Temple Emanu-El, 1964-1965
23 16 Temple Isaiah, 1959-1960
23 17 Terra Museum of American Art, 1980-1982
23 18 Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1956-1969
23 19 Thompson, Estelle, circa 1947-circa 1950
23 20 Time, circa 1944-1968, 1982
23 21 Timothy Dwight College, 1966-1967
23 22 Trianon Press, circa 1958-1962
23 23 Trianon Press, 1963-1964
(includes letter from Shahn)
23 24 Trianon Press, 1965-1983
23 25 Trinity College, 1961-1965
23 26 T, Miscellaneous: T. - Tam, 1948-1967
23 27 T, Miscellaneous: Tan - Tay, 1953-1969
23 28 T, Miscellaneous: Tea - Tem, 1955-1969
23 29 T, Miscellaneous: Ten - Th, 1947-1968
23 30 T, Miscellaneous: Ti - Tra, 1950-1966
23 31 T, Miscellaneous: Tre - Tw, 1948-1968
23 32 T, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1986
23 33 T, First Names Only, circa 1956-1968
23 34 Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1948-1972
23 35 United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, 1963-1968
23 36 United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Exhibition, circa 1946-circa 1947
23 37 United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Exhibition, circa 1940s-1964
23 38 United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, 1962-1967
23 39 United Jewish Appeal, circa 1962-1968
23 40 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 1957-1958
23 41 U. S. Camera, 1935-1946
23 42-44 U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration, 1935-1936
3 Folders
(includes notes and doodles by Shahn)
23 45-47 U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration, 1937-1939
3 Folders
(includes notes and doodles by Shahn)
23 48 U. S. Dept. of the Treasury, Section of Fine Arts and War Finance Division, 1933-1944
23 49 U. S. Federal Works Agency, Public Buildings Administration, and Works Project Administration, 1936-1943
23 50 U. S. General Services Administration, 1953-1962, 1972, 1981
23 51 U. S. Information Agency, 1955-1968
(includes letter from Shahn regarding his painting removed from a traveling exhibition)
23 52 U. S. National Commission for UNESCO, Reports and Minutes of Meetings, 1948-1950
23 53 U. S. National Commission for UNESCO, Visual Arts Panel, 1949-1950
23 54 U. S. Office for Emergency Management, 1942-1945
Box Folder
24 1-2 U. S. Office of War Information, 1942-1943
2 Folders
24 3 University of Arkansas, 1951-1953
24 4 University of Buffalo, 1951-1952
24 5 University of California, Various Locations, 1959-1968
24 6 University of Chicago, 1956-1967, 1987
24 7 University of Colorado, 1949-1964
24 8 University of Illinois, 1949-1967, 1972
24 9 University of Maryland, 1962-1968, 1979
24 10 University of Michigan, 1953-1969
24 11 University of Minnesota, 1951-1966, 1971
24 12 University of New Mexico, 1963-1980
24 13 University of North Carolina, 1958-1965
24 14 University of Oregon, 1957-1964, 1975-1976
24 15 University of Pennsylvania, 1956-1968, 1984
24 16 University of Texas, 1944-1963, 1973-1979
24 17 University of Wisconsin, 1949-1968, 1976
(includes letters from Shahn)
24 18 U, Miscellaneous: Ud - United States Festival, 1945-1969
24 19 U, Miscellaneous: United States Government Departments, 1937-1967
24 20 U, Miscellaneous: United Steel - University of Cincinatti, 1949-1969
24 21 U, Miscellaneous: University of Connecticut - University of Missouri, 1953-1968
24 22 U, Miscellaneous: University of Nebraska - Ut, 1945-1969
24 23 U, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1970-1986
24 24 V. Foscato, Inc., 1956-1967
oversized material housed in OV 36
24 25 Valentin, Curt, 1947-1954
24 26 Vassar College, circa 1948-1964, 1984
24 27 Veblen College, 1937
24 28 Viking Press Inc., 1953-1964, 1970
24 29 Vintage Books, Inc., 1956-1960
24 30 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1956-1968
24 31 Vogue, 1947-1958
24 32 Volpi, Carla Lonzi and Marisa, circa 1939-1964
24 33 V, Miscellaneous, V. - Va, 1954-1968
24 34 V, Miscellaneous, Ve - Vo, 1949-1968
24 35 V, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1970-1990
24 36 V, First Names Only, circa 1960s
24 37 WCBS-TV, 1954, 1962-1968
see Series 10: Interview Transcripts for texts of interviews
24 38 WGBH -FM, 1957-1961
24 39 WQED, Channel 13, 1956-1965
24 40 Wada, Makato, circa 1957-1961
24 41 Wadsworth Atheneum, 1946-1964
24 42 War/Peace Report, circa 1955-1969
24 43 Washeba, John, circa 1957-circa 1962
(includes 1962 Christmas card to Washeba from the Shahns)
24 44 Washington University, St. Louis, 1947-1961
24 45 Weber, Palmer, 1948-1953, 1969
24 46 Wescott, Glenway, 1958-1961
24 47 Westheimer, Charles, 1971-1983
24 48 Wheeler, Monroe, circa 1953-1967
24 49 White House, 1964-1968
24 50 Whiting, Ccile, 1984-1988
24 51 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1935-1951
(includes 1948 letter from Shahn)
24 52 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1952-1968
24 53 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974-1985
24 54 Who's Who, Various Publications, 1941-1967
24 55 Willet Stained Glass Studios, 1966-1968, 1974
24 56 Williams, Jonathan ( Jargon), 1954-1964
24 57 Williams, William Carlos, 1955-1957
24 58 Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, 1955-1960
24 59 Wittenberg, Philip and Ruth, circa 1961-1966
24 60 Wolff, Eleanor L., 1950-1958
24 Wolff, Kurt, see: Pantheon Books
24 61 Wolff, Rudi, circa 1957-1968
24 62 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1962-1966
24 63 Woodstock Artists Association, 1943-1953
24 64 Worcester Art Museum, circa 1945-1955
24 65 World Law Fund, 1965, 1969
24 66 W, Miscellaneous: W., 1953-1967
24 67 W, Miscellaneous: Wad - Wal, 1949-1969
24 68 W, Miscellaneous: Wan - Way, 1948-1969
24 69 W, Miscellaneous: Wee - Wen, 1951-1968
24 70 W, Miscellaneous: Wer - Whe, 1950-1968
24 71 W, Miscellaneous: Whi - Wilc, 1951-1968
24 72 W, Miscellaneous: Will - Wilt, 1952-1968
24 73 W, Miscellaneous: Win - Wl, 1948-1967
Box Folder
25 1 W, Miscellaneous: Wol - Woo, 1950-1968
25 2 W, Miscellaneous: Wor - Wy, 1950-1968
25 3 W, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1969-1988
25 4 W, First Names Only, circa 1961-1965
25 5 Yale University, 1949-1966
(includes 1958 letter from Shahn)
25 6 Yale University, 1967-1968, 1971
25 7 Yamada Art Gallery (Ayako and Tetsuo Yamada), 1960-1970
(includes Christmas card from the Yamadas with original artwork)
25 8 Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1962-1963
25 9 Yochelson, Kathryn M., 1955-1958
25 10 Yoshi (name illegible), 1957-1963
25 11 Y, Miscellaneous, 1945-1969
25 12 Y, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1970-1988
25 13 Zetzel, Louis, circa 1957-1964
25 14 Z, Miscellaneous, 1944-1969
25 15 Z, Miscellaneous, Posthumous, 1970-1982
25 16 Condolence Telegrams, 1969 March
25 17 Condolence Letters, A, 1969
25 18 Condolence Letters, B, 1969
25 19 Condolence Letters, C, 1969
25 20 Condolence Letters, D, 1969
25 21 Condolence Letters, E, 1969
25 22 Condolence Letters, F, 1969
25 23 Condolence Letters, G, 1969
25 24 Condolence Letters, H-J, 1969
25 25 Condolence Letters, K, 1969
25 26 Condolence Letters, L, 1969
25 27 Condolence Letters, M, 1969
25 28 Condolence Letters, N-P, 1969
25 29 Condolence Letters, R, 1969
25 30 Condolence Letters, S, 1969
25 31 Condolence Letters, T-V, 1969
25 32 Condolence Letters, W-Z, 1969
25 33 Letters Unsigned or with Illegible Signatures, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
oversized material housed in Box 35
25 34 Letters Unsigned or with Illegible Signatures, 1938-1959
25 35 Letters Unsigned or with Illegible Signatures, 1961-1969
25 36 Letters Unsigned or with Illegible Signatures, Posthumous, 1969-1986
25 37 Letters with Multiple Signatures, circa 1960s
(includes original ink drawing)
25 38 Empty Envelopes, 1957-1967
25 39 Unidentified Notes and Fragments, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
Box
35 Oversized Material from L, Miscellaneous: Lor - Loz, 1945-1968
oversized material scanned with Box 18, F3
35 Oversized Material from Museum of Modern Art, 1948-1950
oversized material scanned with Box 18, F52
35 Oversized Material from N, Miscellaneous: Nac-Nath, 1947-1969
oversized material scanned with Box 19, F46
35 Oversized Material from Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1950s
oversized material scanned with Box 20, F5-6
35 Oversized Material from Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 20, F7-8
35 Oversized Material from Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1952-1962
oversized material scanned with Box 20, F9
35 Oversized Material from Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1963-1966
oversized material scanned with Box 20, F11
35 Oversized Material from Osborn, Elodie and Robert Chelsey, 1969-1972
oversized material scanned with Box 20, F13
35 Oversized Material from Riker's Island Prison Mural, Photos and Reproductions, circa 1935
oversized material scanned with Box 21, F16
35 Oversized Material from Roston, Arnold, circa 1963-1968, 1980
oversized material scanned with Box 21, F29
35 Oversized Material from Shahn, Abigail, circa 1940s-1968
oversized material scanned with Box 21, F64
35 Oversized Material from Shahn, Ben and Bernarda Bryson, circa 1962-1969
oversized material scanned with Box 21, F65
35 Oversized Material from Stedelijk Museum, 1953-1967, 1978
oversized material scanned with Box 22, F38
35 Oversized Material from Letters Unsigned or with Illegible Signatures, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 25, F33
Box
OV 36 Oversized Material from Nakashima, George and Marion, circa 1954-1969, 1984
oversized material scanned with Box 19, F17
OV 36 Oversized Material from V. Foscato, Inc., 1956-1967
oversized material scanned with Box 24, F24
Box
OV 38 Oversized Material from S, Miscellaneous: Se, 1953-1968
oversized material scanned with Box 22, F51

Series 3: Project Files, 1933-1975
1.03 Linear feet; Boxes 25-26; OVs 36-37

Project files document approximately twenty-one of Shahn's commissions. Some projects are more fully documented than others with files containing correspondence tracing the evolution and execution of a project, including some letters from Shahn, in addition to proposals, contracts, scattered notes and sketches, blueprints, specifications, financial and printed material, and photographs. However, some projects listed here were ultimately never executed or are represented by only a few items such as receipts, specifications, and photographs. The series includes files for some of Shahn's most important mural commissions such as those for the Jersey Homesteads community center, the Bronx Central Post Office, and the Social Security building in Washington D.C.

Files documenting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Roosevelt, New Jersey, include contact prints of the memorial's designer, Shahn's son Jonathan Shahn, and his portrait bust of Roosevelt, in addition to a photograph of Ben Shahn at the dedication ceremony for the memorial.

Files are arranged chronologically. This bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of negatives and some oversized blueprints and plans.

Box Folder
25 40 Rockefeller Center Mural, New York, Specifications, 1933
(specifications for metal furring, lathing and plastering only)
25 41 "Greenbelt" Community, Greenbelt MD, Proposed Film by Shahn and Walker Evans, 1936
25 Jersey Homesteads Community Center Fresco Mural, Roosevelt NJ
25 42-43 General, circa 1936-1941
2 Folders
oversized material housed in OV 36
25 44 Photos of Artists and Artwork, circa 1936-1941
(including photos of Lenore Thomas working on sculpture and Otto Wester working on aluminum bas relief door panels)
25 45 Photos of Construction, circa 1936-1941
25 46 Negatives of Construction, circa 1936-1941
25 47-48 Bronx Central Annex Post Office Murals, NY, 1938
2 Folders
25 49 Bronx Central Annex Post Office Murals, NY, 1939-1940
25 50 St. Louis Post Office Mural, MO, Prospectus, 1939
25 51 Green Hills, Wisconsin, Mural Proposal, circa 1940s
25 52-53 Jamaica Post Office Tempera Panel, Long Island, NY, 1940-1941
2 Folders
oversized material housed in OV 37
25 54 Social Security Building Mural, Washington DC, 1940-1941
oversized material housed in OV 37
25 55 Social Security Building Mural, Washington DC, 1941
25 56 Social Security Building Mural, Washington DC, 1941-1942
25 57 William E. Grady Vocational High School Mosaic Mural, Brooklyn, NY, 1955-1957
25 58 St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN, 1960-1961
oversized material housed in OV 37
25 59 "Him" by E. E. Cummings, Set Design, Spoleto, Italy, 1960-1961
Box Folder
26 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Roosevelt, NJ
26 1 General, circa 1961
26 2 General, 1962
oversized material housed in OV 36
26 3 General, 1964
26 4 Receipts, 1961
26 5 Printed Material, circa 1961-1962
26 6 Photographs, 1962
26 7 S. S. Shalom Mosaic Murals, 1962-1969
oversized material housed in OV 37
26 8 Temple Beth Zion Window, Buffalo, NY, 1964-1967
oversized material housed in OV 37
26 9 LeMoyne College Library Mural, Memphis, TN, 1961-1964
26 10 "Play with a Tiger" by Doris Lessing, Set Design, Renata Theatre, New York, NY, 1964
oversized material housed in OV 36-not scanned
26 11 Spivak Residence Mosaic Murals, Far Hills, NJ, 1965-1967
oversized material housed in OV 36
26 12-13 John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development, George Peabody College for Teachers, Mural, Nashville, TN, 1965-1970
2 Folders
oversized material housed in OV 37
26 14 Demonstration School Mural, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1966-1967
oversized material housed in OV 36
26 15 Huntington Beard Crouse Building Outdoor Mosaic Mural, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1968
26 16 Shahn Grave Monument Designed by Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1970-1975
oversized material housed in OV 36
26 17 Plans for Miscellaneous Projects, circa 1930s-1958
oversized material housed in OV 39
Box
OV 36 Oversized Material from Jersey Homesteads Community Center Fresco Mural, Roosevelt NJ, General, circa 1936-1941
oversized material scanned with Box 25, F42
OV 36 Oversized Material from Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Roosevelt, NJ, General, 1962
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F2
OV 36 Oversized Material, "Play with a Tiger" by Doris Lessing, Set Design, Renata Theatre, New York, NY, 1964
oversized material from Box 26, F10 not scanned
OV 36 Oversized Material from Spivak Residence Mosaic Murals, Far Hills, NJ, 1965-1967
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F11
OV 36 Oversized Material from Demonstration School Mural, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1966-1967
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F14
OV 36 Oversized Material from Shahn Grave Monument Designed by Bernarda Shahn, 1970-1975
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F16
Box
OV 37 Oversized Material from Jamaica Post Office Tempera Panel, Long Island, NY, 1940-1941
oversized material scanned with Box 25, F52
OV 37 Oversized Material from Social Security Building Mural, Washington DC, 1940-1941
oversized material scanned with Box 25, F54
OV 37 Oversized Material from St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN, 1960-1961
oversized material scanned with Box 25, F58
OV 37 Oversized Material from S. S. Shalom Mosaic Murals, 1962-1969
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F7
OV 37 Oversized Material from Temple Beth Zion Window, Buffalo, NY, 1964-1967
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F8
OV 37 Oversized Material from J.F.K. Center for Research on Education and Human Development, George Peabody College for Teachers, Mural, Nashville, TN, 1965-1970
oversized material scanned with Box 26, F12
Box
OV 39 Plans for Miscellaneous Projects, circa 1930s-1958
oversized material scanned from Box 26, F17

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1934-1988
1.62 Linear feet; Boxes 26-27, 35

Shahn's art-related financial material includes consignment records, loan agreements, and royalty statements, in addition to receipts for artwork sold, receipts for publication of artwork, and receipts for honoraria and other payments. Much of the series consists of routine transactions not necessarily related to Shahn's work including bank records, miscellaneous receipts, records of medical expenses, and insurance records.

Three folders at the end of the series contain legal documents and records relating to a police report of a case in which Shahn had assisted by drawing a sketch of a criminal suspect.

The series is partially scanned. Routine and personal financial records and tax records have not been scanned.

Box Folder
26 18-24 Bank Records, 1955-1962
7 Folders
not scanned
26 25 Consignment Records, 1956-1987
26 26 Famous Artists School Pay Statements, 1954-1968
26 27-28 Insurance Records, 1936-1969
2 Folders
not scanned
26 29 Loan Agreements, circa 1956-1968
26 30 Loan Agreements, 1976-1987
26 31 Receipts, Art Materials and Framing, 1957-1966
26 32 Receipts, Artwork Given as Gifts to Institutions, 1937-1971
26 33 Receipts, Artwork Sold, circa 1956-1987
26 34-35 Receipts, 1940-1968
2 Folders
not scanned
26 36 Receipts, Dues, 1952-1969
26 37 Receipts, Hardware Supplies and Lumber Company, 1957-1968
26 38 Receipts, Honoraria and other Payments, circa 1951-1980
26 39-42 Receipts, 1935-1987
4 Folders
not scanned
26 43 Receipts, Publication of Artwork, circa 1956-1967
26 44-47 Receipts, circa 1950-1988
4 Folders
not scanned
26 48-51 Receipts, Travel, 1956-1970
4 Folders
folder 51 not scanned
26 52 Receipts, Utilities, 1957-1969
26 53 Royalty Statements, circa 1955-1964
26 54 Royalty Statements, 1965-1988
26 55 Savings Account for Peace (Committee for Mark Twain Prayer), 1966-1968
26 56 Shahn Personal Business Records, 1966
Box Folder
27 1 Survey: Property of Ben Shahn, Roosevelt, NJ, 1954
oversized material housed in Box 35
27 2-4 Tax Records, 1934-1988
3 Folders
not scanned
27 5 Court Papers: Shahn and Robert Leslie vs. National Telefilm Associates, Inc., re "The World of Sholom Aleichen,," 1963
27 6 Police Report, Philadelphia Bureau of Police, 1941
27 7 Supreme Court Brief re. the Magazine Eros, 1964
Box
35 Oversized Material from Survey: Property of Ben Shahn, Roosevelt, NJ, 1954
oversized material scanned with Box 27, F1

Series 5: Notes and Writings, circa 1933-1988
1.62 Linear feet; Boxes 27-28

This series contains notes and writings by Shahn and others, in addition to lists of artwork, addresses and engagement calendars.

The series is arranged as 3 subseries:

5.1: Notes and Writings by Shahn, circa 1933-1986

This series contains addresses, calendars, and lists of artwork, many of which are annotated with prices, in addition to miscellaneous notes written by and to Shahn which include scattered sketches and doodles. The bulk of the series consists of drafts and transcripts of lectures and statements given by Shahn over the course of his career. The writings found here include material used in some of Shahn's most well-known lectures such as those he gave as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University from 1956-1957 (collected and published by Harvard University Press as The Shape of Content in 1957), on subjects such as artists in colleges, the biography of a painting, nonconformity, and the education of an artist.

Addresses, calendars, lists and notes are followed by writings arranged in rough chronological order and alphabetically by title thereafter. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of some addresses and business cards and some miscellaneous notes.

Box Folder
27 8 Address Book, circa 1960s
27 9 Addresses, Handwritten and Business Cards, circa 1940s-1986
27 10 Engagement Calendar, 1966 January-June
27 11 Engagement Calendar, 1966 July-December
27 12 Fragments, circa 1940s-1960s
27 13 Lists of Artwork, circa 1950s-1960s
27 14 Lists of Artwork, circa 1956-1975
27 15 Miscellaneous Notes, To and By Shahn, circa 1933-circa 1972
27 16-19 Miscellaneous Notes, To and By Shahn, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
4 Folders
Partially scanned Folder 19 not scanned
27 20 Notebooks, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2 notebooks, 1 in Italian
27 21 Travel Diary Fragments, London, circa 1950s
27 22 "A Credo," Woodstock, NY, 1948
27 23 "If I Had to Begin My Art Career Today," at Andover, 1949
27 24 "The Place of the Artist in Modern Society/Some Questions," Smith College, 1949
27 25 "The Question: Who Cares?" University of Wisconsin, 1949
27 26 "Prints,," circa 1950s
27 27 Re: Maccari, circa 1950s
27 28 Re: Museum of Modern Art, circa 1950s
27 29 "Just What is Realism in Art?" State University of Iowa, 1950
27 30 "Paul Klee," Museum of Modern Art Symposium, 1950
27 31 "Education of an Artist," Jamesine Franklin School of Professional Arts, Inc., 1950
27 32 "Some Revaluations of Commercial and Fine Arts," Jamesine Franklin School of Professional Arts, 1950
27 33 "American Paintings for the Past Twenty-five Years: An Unorthodox View," Harvard University, 1951
27 34 "Art, as a Positive Value,," 1951
27 35 "Aspects of Realism," Black Mountain College, 1951
27 36 "Education of a Professional Artist," at Providence, 1951
27 37 "How Art Can Contribute to an Industrial and Scientific Age," Ohio State University, 1951
27 38 "How to Combine Art, Architecture, Sculpture," Museum of Modern Art Symposium, 1951
27 39 "The Future of Creative Arts," University of New York, Buffalo, 1951
27 40 "Modern Art and Modern Civilization," Dartmouth College Great Issues Course, 1952
27 41 Presentation of American Institute of Graphic Arts Award to Joe Blumenthal, 1952
27 42 "Question: Why Does the Artist Paint," in Philadelphia, 1952
27 43 "The Relationship Between Art and Aesthetics," at Woodstock, New York, 1952
27 44 "How an Artist Looks at Aesthetics," American Society for Aesthetics, 1953
27 45 "The Problem of Artistic Creation in America Today," in Philadelphia, 1953
27 46 "This is About Values," Smith College, 1953
27 47 "The Liberal of Today," and Material Related to Venice Biennale, circa 1953-1954
27 48 Letter to Editor of New York Times re. Aline Saarinen Review of Edward Steichen Exhibition, 1955
27 49 "Modern American Painting," Barnard College American Arts Festival, 1955
27 50 "Nuove Considerazioni sul Realismo,," circa 1956
27 51 "Realism Reconsidered," Drafts, circa 1956
27 52 "Realism Reconsidered," Press Release, circa 1956
27 53 "Riconsiderando il Realismo in Arte,," circa 1956
27 54 Statements on William E. Grady Vocational High School Mural, New York, NY, circa 1956
27 55 "Artists in Colleges," Harvard University, circa 1957
27 56 "Nonconformity,," circa 1957
27 57 "The Biography of a Painting,," circa 1957
27 58 "Statement of Ben Shahn" Re: House Un-American Activities Committee, circa 1959
27 59 "A Reply to Mr. Porter,," 1959
27 60 "Art and Art Theory,," circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 61 "My Life as a Painter,," circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 62 Re: Art Critics, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 63 Re: Artist's Role in Society, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 64 Re: Horizons for Art, Jewish Theological Seminary, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 65 Re: Modern Photography, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 66 Re: Painting by a Student Named Udell, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 67 "Responsibility for Standards of Taste in a Democratic Society," Museum of Modern Art Symposium, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 68 Statements on Art and Artists, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 69 "The Threefold Search for Understanding,," circa 1950s-circa 1960s
27 70 Statement to The New Republic, circa 1960s
27 71 Re: Relationship of an Artist's Thoughts and Emotions to his Work, 1961
27 72 Re: Abraham Abulafia, circa 1963
27 73 Re: Corcoran Gallery of Art Awards System, circa 1963
27 74 "Bread and Butter Letter to the Aspen Conference on Design,," 1967

5.2: Writings by Others, About Shahn, circa 1950s-1988

This series is arranged alphabetically by author and has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
27 75 Braunstein or Pieri, Diane (author unclear), "Ben Shahn's Social Commentary,," circa 1960s
27 76 Friendly, Fred W., Remarks for Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Dinner, 1988
27 77 MacLeish, Archibald, "Ben Shahn,," circa 1969
27 78 O'Neal, Hank, "A Vision Shared,," circa 1976
Box Folder
28 1-4 Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, Book Manuscript, circa 1972
4 Folders
28 5 Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, Essays and Fragments, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
28 6 Soby, James Thrall, Re: The Graphic Art of Ben Shahn, circa 1957
28 7 Volpo, Marisa? "Gli Artisti nelle Universita,," circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 Unidentified Authors
28 8 Alleged Associations with Communism, circa 1965
28 9 "Ben Shahn and Joyce,," 1960
28 10 "Ben Shahn and People,," 1950
28 11 "Four American Graphic Designers," circa 1960s
28 12 "Mr. Ben Shahn,," circa 1950-1960
28 13 "Through Ben Shahn's Eyes,," circa 1950s-1960s
28 14 "With Cut-Away Eyelids,," circa 1960s
28 15 Untitled and Fragments, circa 1950s-circa 1960s

5.3: Writings by Others, Not Shahn-Related, 1935-1966

Writings found here, primarily in the form of transcripts, are on subjects of interest to Shahn many of which were presumably used as source material for his artwork, sparked his interest in a particular commission such as those by John Barlow Martin, or were given to him as possible commissions for illustrations.

This series is arranged alphabetically by author with details provided in the index. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of the full text of some writings.

Box Folder
28 16 Amherst Junior High School Special Class, circa 1950s
28 17 B: Barr - Brennan, circa 1943-circa 1960
28 18 Conklin, Groff, Translation of "The Dolorous Chatelaine,," 1953
translation has not been scanned
28 19 D: Dugan - Dye, circa 1950s-1960s
28 20 E: Endore - Engel, 1956, 1962
28 21 Ferry, W. Hawkins, 1962-1964
28 22 F: Fielder - Fuller, circa 1960s
28 23 G: Goldburg - Gusten, circa 1950s-1960s
28 24 J: Johnson - Joyce, 1961-1965
28 25 K: Kacmarak - Kennedy, circa 1939-1963
28 26 L: Lamont - Lewis, circa 1953-circa 1965
28 27 Martin, John Bartlow, circa 1948
28 28 P: Piel - Pollack, circa 1958-1963
28 29 R: Reid - Roth, 1942-1965
28 30 Shahn, Abigail, Notebook, circa 1950s
28 31 S: W.H.S. - Shyre, circa 1960s
28 32 T: Taylor - Tyler, 1935-1966
text of "The Child Buyer" has not been scanned
28 33 Wilder, Thornton, circa 1950s-1960s
28 34 Yeats, W. B., Playscript: Calvary, with Production Notes from Theatre Intime Producction, 1962
28 35-38 Unidentified Authors, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
4 Folders
28 39 Unidentified Authors, Fragments and Untitled, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
28 40 Unidentified Authors, Poems, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 41 Various Authors, Poems, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 42 Various Authors, Poems About Sports ("Field Day" compilation), circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 43 Various Authors, Unidentified Panel Abstracts by S. V. Martorana, Brenda Sexton and Herbert Goldstein, circa 1960s

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1930s-1965
11 Folders; Boxes 28, 35

This small series contains several sketches by Shahn in addition to artwork by others including childhood drawings of his children, Ezra and Judith, and prints by friends including Mario Casetta and Stefan Martin. Unbound sketches by Shahn include what is probably an original drawing of Shahn's childhood friend, Willie Snow, circa 1910-1920.

Artwork by Shahn is followed by artwork by others, arranged alphabetically by artist. This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
28 44 Shahn, Ben, Sketchbook, circa 1930s-1960s
28 45 Shahn, Ben, Unbound Sketches, circa 1930s-circa 1963
28 46 Appel, Willa, Drawing and Tempera Painting, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 47 Casetta, Mario, Prints, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material housed in Box 35
28 48 Hanisch, Helen, Ink Sketch of Shahn, 1965
oversized material housed in Box 35
28 49 Martin, Stefan, Print, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 50 Shahn, Ezra, Childhood Drawings, circa 1930s
28 51 Shahn, Judith, Childhood and Other Drawings, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
oversized material housed in Box 35
28 52 Thomas, Drawing, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
28 53 Unidentified Artists and Children, Drawings and Sketches, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
oversized material housed in Box 35
28 54 Unidentified Artists, Prints, circa 1950s
Box
35 Oversized Material from Casetta, Mario, Prints, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 28, F47
35 Oversized Material from Hanisch, Helen, Ink Sketch of Shahn, 1965
oversized material scanned with Box 28, F48
35 Oversized Material from Shahn, Judith, Childhood and Other Drawings, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
oversized material scanned with Box 28, F51
35 Oversized Material from Unidentified Artists and Children, Drawings and Sketches, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 38, F53

Series 7: Source Files, circa 1900s-1960s
1.81 Linear feet; Boxes 28-30, 35

Source files contain printed material, primarily newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to topics depicted by Shahn in his artwork, including children, dust, farming, houses, mines and miners, slums, war and workers.

Of particular note are the file for "Children" which includes one of the clippings Shahn used as a source for Girl Skipping Rope (1943); scattered photographic prints by FSA and OWI photographers including Shahn and Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, and John Vachon; files for "Steel Country," which include prints of photographs taken by Shahn on his 1938 assignment to Ohio as a photographer for the Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration; and a group of photographs of Louis Armstrong's 1956 visit to the Gold Coast.

Files are arranged alphabetically by subject. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of large groups of news clippings.

Box Folder
28 55 Aluminum, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
28 56-60 Armstrong, Louis, 1956
5 Folders
28 61-64 Art, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
4 Folders
(includes original drawing by H. Cross and an unidentifed sketch)
Box Folder
29 1 Beach and Carnival, 1938
29 2 Bonus Fight, 1932
29 3 Book Burning, circa 1930s
29 4-11 Campaign 1944, 1936-1944
8 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
29 12 Cattle, circa 1940s
29 13 Children, 1934-1950
(includes one of the news clippings Shahn used as a source for Girl Skipping Rope, 1943)
29 14 Church, 1932-1939
29 15 Congressman, 1937-1944
29 16 Conventions, 1934-1948
29 17 Dams, 1936-1944
29 18 Defeated Germans and Japanese, 1945
29 19 Dust, 1934-1938
29 20 Edison, Thomas A., 1920s
29 21 Execution, circa 1930s
29 22 Farm Labor, circa 1909-1942
29 23 Farm Strike, circa 1933
29 24-29 Farming, 1930s-circa 1940s
6 Folders
(includes many photographs used by Shahn for a pamphlet he designed for the Office of War Information, circa 1942)
29 30 Fascism, circa 1941
29 31 Fire, circa 1940s
29 32 Flood, 1930s-1940s
29 33 Folk Art, circa 1940
29 34 Freud, Sigmund, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
29 35 Ga-Ga, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
29 36 Grief, circa 1930s
29 37 Hillman, Sidney, 1940-1944
29 38 Hitler, Adolf, circa 1938
29 39 House Builders, circa 1930s
29 40 Houses, 1930s-1940s
29 41 Industry, 1930s-1940s
29 42 Jews, 1930s-1950s
29 43 Kelly, Charles (Medal of Honor recipient), 1944
29 44 Korean War, 1950-1952
29 45-47 Labor, 1930s-1940s
3 Folders
29 48 Lynching of Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes, 1933
29 49 May Day, 1932-1934
29 50 McCarthy, Joseph, 1953-1954
29 51 Mecca, 1940s
29 52-55 Mines and Miners, 1930s-1940s
4 Folders
29 56-60 Mooney, Thomas J., 1919-1932
5 Folders
29 61 Movie Stars, 1940s
29 62 Murder, 1930s-1940s
29 63 Music, circa 1940s
29 64-65 Negroes, 1930s-1960s
2 Folders
29 66-67 Parks, 1930s
2 Folders
29 68 People Alone, 1930s-1940s
29 69 People Together, 1930s-1940s
29 70 Portraits, 1940s
29 71 Post Office, circa 1900s-circa 1930s
29 72 Punishment, 1930s-1950s
29 73 Refugees, 1930s-1940s
29 74 Roadside Signs, circa 1940s
29 75 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940-1945
29 76 Ruin, 1940s
29 77 Ruml, Beardsley, circa 1940s
Box Folder
30 1-2 Sailors, circa 1940s
2 Folders
30 3 Science, 1930s-1950
30 4-5 Scottsboro, 1932-1933
2 Folders
30 6 Seasons, 1930s-1940s
30 7-12 Shipbuilding, 1940s
6 Folders
30 13 Sick, 1941-1950
30 14 Slavery, 1930s
30 15 Slums, 1930s-1940s
30 16 Sports, 1930s-1950s
30 17-20 Steel Country, 1938
4 Folders
30 21-23 Strikes and Police, 1930s-1950s
3 Folders
folder 23 has not been scanned
30 24 Top Hat, 1920s-1940s
30 25 Truman, Harry S., circa 1945
30 26 Umbrellas, circa 1930s
30 27 Unemployment, 1920s-1940s
30 28 Victory, 1945
30 29-34 War, circa 1918-1940s
6 Folders
folder 30 has not been scanned oversized material housed in Box 35
30 35 War Materials, 1940s
30 36 War Workers, 1940s-1950
30 37 Washington, D.C., circa 1940s
30 38 Weddings, circa 1930s
30 39 Women, 1930s
30 40-41 Women in Politics, circa 1940s
2 Folders
30 42 Work, 1930s-1940s
30 43-44 Workers, 1930s-1940s
2 Folders
Box
35 Oversized Material from Campaign, 1944
oversized material scanned with Box 29, F5
35 Oversized Material from War, circa 1918-1940s
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F34

Series 8: Printed Material, 1912-1988
3.22 Linear feet; Boxes 30-33, 35, OV 39

Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs for many Shahn exhibitions, dating from some of his earliest shows at the Downtown Gallery including The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1932. A large portion of the series consists of clippings and articles from newspapers and other publications documenting events in Shahn's career. Scattered reprints of essays written by Shahn are found here, as well as scattered articles illustrated by Shahn such as John Barlow Martin's "The Blast in Centralia No. 5," published in Harper's in 1948. One item of particular note in Clippings is a copy of the publication the Jewish Daily Forward, from April 1936. There are also 14 issues, and a paste-up layout of the 1930s publication Art Front.

In addition to clippings about Shahn, Clippings Reference Files contains primarily photographs from newspapers on a wide range of political and human interest subjects.

The bulk of this series has been scanned; only representative samples of large groups of clippings have been scanned and typically only the covers and relevant pages of publications have been scanned.

Box Folder
30 45 Art Front Magazine, 1934-1935
oversized material housed in Box 35
30 46 Art Front Magazine, 1936
30 47 Art Front Magazine, 1937
30 48 Art Front, Paste-up Layout for Magazine, 1935
30 49 Brochures for Artwork, 1955-1965
30 50 Brochures for Equipment and Supplies, undated
30 51 Brochures for Events, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material housed in OV 39
30 52 Brochures for Events, 1949-1959
30 53 Brochures for Events, 1961-1964
30 54 Brochures for Events, 1965-1972
oversized material housed in OV 39
30 55 Brochures for Organizations, circa 1952-circa 1963
oversized material housed in OV 39
30 56 Brochures for Publications, 1955-1964
30 57 Brochures for Schools, 1955-1979
30 58 Brochures, Miscellaneous, undated
30 59 Catalogs, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
Box Folder
31 1-3 Clippings, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3 Folders
31 4 Clippings, 1932-1934
31 5-6 Clippings, 1935
2 Folders
31 7 Clippings, 1936-1945
oversized material housed in OV 40
31 8 Clippings, 1946-1947
31 9 Clippings, 1948
31 10 Clippings, 1949
31 11 Clippings, 1950-1951
31 12 Clippings, 1952
31 13-14 Clippings, 1953
2 Folders
31 15 Clippings, 1954
31 16 Clippings, 1955
31 17-18 Clippings, 1956
2 Folders
31 19-20 Clippings, 1957
2 Folders
31 21-22 Clippings, 1958
2 Folders
31 23 Clippings, 1959
31 24-25 Clippings, 1960
2 Folders
31 26 Clippings, 1961
31 27-29 Clippings, 1962
3 Folders
31 30 Clippings, 1963
31 31 Clippings, 1964
31 32 Clippings, 1965-1969
31 33 Clippings, 1970-1988
31 34-40 Clippings Reference Files, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
7 Folders
bulk not scanned
31 41 Clippings Reference Files, circa 1932-1933
31 42 Clippings Reference Files, circa 1934-1937
31 43 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
31 44 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
31 45 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1932-1934
31 46 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1938
31 47 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Shahn, circa 1944-1947
31 48 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1951-1952
Box Folder
32 1 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1955
32 2 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1956-1957
32 3 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1958
32 4 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1959-1960s
disbound unidentified catalog of reproductions
32 5 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1959
32 6 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1961
32 7 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1962
32 8 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1963
oversized material housed in OV 39
32 9 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1964-1966
32 10 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1967
32 11 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1968
32 12 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1969
32 13 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1970
32 14 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1971-1979
32 15 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1981
32 16-17 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2 Folders
32 18 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1952-1956
oversized material housed in OV 39
32 19 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1957
32 20 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1958-1959
32 21 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1960-1961
32 22-25 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1962
4 Folders
32 26-29 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1963
4 Folders
32 30-31 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1964
2 Folders
32 32 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1965
32 33 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1966
oversized material housed in OV 39
32 34 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1967
32 35 Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1984, 1988
32 36 Pamphlets Concerning Farmers, 1935-1936
32 37-38 Pamphlets Concerning Unions, 1934-1937
2 Folders
32 39-40 Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, 1912-1944
2 Folders
Box Folder
33 1-4 Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, 1946-1967
4 Folders
33 5 Picture Postcards, undated
33 6 Printed Travel Souvenirs, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
33 7 Programs, circa 1951-1964
33 8 Prospectuses, 1957-1966
33 9 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1949
33 10 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
33 11 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1952-1956
33 12 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1957-1958
oversized material housed in Box 35
33 13 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1959
33 14 Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1964-1967
33 15 Publications Illustrated by Others, 1962-1964
33 16-18 Reproductions of Artwork by Shahn, 1953-1966
3 Folders
oversized material housed in OV 39
33 19-20 Reproductions of Artwork by Others, undated
2 Folders
33 21 Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
Box
35 Oversized Material from Art Front Magazine, 1934-1935
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F45
35 Oversized Material from Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1959
oversized material scanned with Box 33, F13
Box
OV 39 Oversized Material from Brochures for Events, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F51
OV 39 Oversized Material from Brochures for Events, 1965-1972
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F54
OV 39 Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1963
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F8
OV 39 Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1952-1956
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F18
OV 39 Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1966
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F33
OV 39 Oversized Material from Reproductions of Artwork by Shahn, 1953-1966
oversized material scanned with Box 33, F17
Box
OV 40 Oversized Material from Clippings, 1936-1945
oversized material scanned with Box 31, F7

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1900-1969
0.86 Linear feet; Boxes 33-35

Photographs are of Shahn and family members, friends and colleagues in addition to photographs taken by Shahn. Found here are prints of photographs Shahn took in New York City in the early 1930s when his interest in photography was developing, as well as prints from some of his finest images taken for the FSA and the Resettlement Administration.

Family photographs include pictures of Judith and Ezra Shahn as children and a young Susanna Shahn. Photos of friends and colleagues include a picture of Shahn and Alexander Calder at the Porta Portese in Rome, circa 1957, and a photo of Shahn with Palma Biccarelli (Director of the Modern Museum in Rome), Louisa Calder and Renato Gattuso, circa 1957. Other friends and colleagues pictured in this series include: Morris Cantor, William Cummings, Jack Eastman, Laura Eastman, Martha Graham, Bartlett Hayes, Helen Hayes, Senator Javits, Harry Knight, Loren Macivor, Joe Ormai (working on the Social Security Building mural, circa 1941), Amadee Ozanfant, Jerome Robbins, Nelson Rockefeller, Nate Saltenstall, Charles Sheeler, David Smith, James Thrall Soby, Monroe Wheeler, and William Zorach. There is also a photo of Shahn at Trianon Press in Paris, France, with M. Crompe Pochoiriete.

Also found are photos of Shahn receiving Honorary Doctorates from Harvard and Princeton Universities and a medal from George Biddle.

Photographs taken by Shahn of New York City in the 1930s include prints of photos used for his paintings Handball (1939) (see Box 34, Folder 6) and Blind Accordion Player (1945) (see Box 34, Folder 10).

FSA photographs taken by Shahn of North Carolina (box 33, folder 33) are of children musicians used as the source for his painting, Song (1950.)

Photographs taken by others include a mounted print inscribed on the back: "Hello Ben, Dorothea Lange. Made in St. George, Utah, 1956"; a photograph by Walker Evans, circa 1929, and two FSA photos taken by Russell Lee and Arthur Rothstein.

This series has been scanned in entirety, with the exception of photographic negatives.

Box Folder
33 Shahn, Family, Friends and Colleagues
33 22 Family Photographs, circa 1900, circa 1940-circa 1950s
33 23 Shahn House in Truro, MA, 1955
33 24 Ben and Bernarda Shahn, circa 1950s
33 25 Ben and Bernarda Shahn in Italy, 1956
33 26 Shahn with Friends and Colleagues, circa 1934-circa 1960s
33 27 Shahn with Friends and Colleagues in Italy, circa 1957-1958
33 28 Shahn Receiving Honors and Awards, circa 1960s
33 29 Friends and Colleagues, circa 1946-circa 1965
33 Photographs Taken by Shahn
33 30 FSA Photos of Alabama, 1937
33 31 FSA Photos of Arkansas, 1935
33 32 FSA Photos of Louisiana, 1935
33 33 FSA Photos of North Carolina, 1937
33 34-37 FSA Photos of Ohio, 1938
4 Folders
includes contact sheets
33 38 FSA Photos of Tennessee, 1935-circa 1938
33 39 Japan, circa 1960
contact sheet
33 40 Jersey Homesteads, Fourth of July Celebration, circa 1940
33 41-45 Jersey Homesteads, Nursery School Children, circa 1940
5 Folders
Box Folder
34 1-11 New York City, 1932-1936
11 Folders
oversized material housed in Box 35
34 12 New York City, San Gennaro Festival, circa 1950
34 13 Progressive Party Rally (possibly taken by Shahn), circa 1949
34 Photographs of Artwork by Shahn
34 14-16 General, undated
3 Folders
34 17-19 CIO Political Action Committee Publications, 1944
3 Folders
34 20 War Information Posters, 1941-1944
34 21 Shahn Exhibition Installations, 1958, 1963
34 22 Photos Taken by Others, circa 1929, 1956
34 23-25 Photographs of Artwork by Others, circa 1960-1969
3 Folders
34 26 Photographs of Artwork by Others, War Information Posters, 1941-1944
Box
35 Oversized Material from New York City, 1932-1936
oversized material scanned with Box 34, F10

Series 10: Interview Transcripts, 1943-1968
0.25 Linear feet; Box 34

This series includes transcripts of 8 interviews of Shahn and panel discussions in which he participated. See Series 11: Audiovisual Material for the actual recordings of three of the interviews: Monitor: A Film About Ben Shahn's America, and interviews of Shahn by Arlene Francis from 1965 and 1968.

Interviews are arranged chronologically. This series has been scanned in entirety.

Box Folder
34 27 "Living Art," CBS: Interview of Ben Shahn and Harry Strenberg by Morse, 1943
34 28 "See It Now": Commentary on Senator Joseph McCarthy by Edward R. Murrow, 1954 March 9
34 29 "Children of God" (interviews of children) by Tony Schwartz, circa 1955
34 30 The Creative Mind #7, "The Painter as Creator": Interview of Ben Shahn by Nadya Aisenberg, introduction by Lyman Bryson, circa 1957
34 31 Monitor: A Film About Ben Shahn's America, 1959
34 32 The Open Mind, "Nostalgia for the 1930s": Panel discussion with Ben Shahn, Hamilton Fish, Benny Goodman, Raymond Moley, and A. H. Raskin, Moderator: Eric F. Goldman, 1962 February 4
34 33 Personal Close-Up: Interview of Ben Shahn by Mike Wallace, 1964
34 34 WCBS-TV: Interview of Ben Shahn by Jack, 1965
34 35 WOR (radio): Interview of Ben Shahn by Arlene Francis, 1965 April 30
34 36 WOR (radio): Interview of Ben Shahn by Arlene Francis, 1968 September 13

Series 11: Audio and Video Recordings, 1959-1968
0.25 Linear feet; Box 34

This series consists of recordings of a BBC-TV film Monitor: A Film About Ben Shahn's America and 3 7" reel-to-reel recordings of two interviews of Shahn by Arlene Francis (see Series 10: Interview Transcripts for transcripts), and a 1963 recording, "Four Sound Stories from Tony Schwartz," (not transcribed).

This series has not been digitized.

Box Folder
34 37 Monitor: A Film About Ben Shahn's America, BBC-TV, 16mm reel of motion picture film, 1959?
34 38-39 Monitor: A Film About Ben Shahn's America, BBC-TV (transferred 2003), 1 VHS videotape and 1 Digital Betacam tape, 1959
2 Folders
not scanned
34 40 "Four Sound Stories from Tony Schwartz," 7" reel-to-reel audio tape, untranscribed, 1963, November 22
34 41 WOR (radio): Interview of Ben Shahn by Arlene Francis, 7" reel-to-reel audio tape, 1965 April 30
34 42 WOR (radio): Interview of Ben Shahn by Arlene Francis, 7" reel-to-reel audio tape, 1968 September 13

Series 12: Artifacts, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
2 Folders; Box 34

Only the first item in this series has been scanned.

Box Folder
34 43 One Sock, Printed with "Merry Christmas from the School of Visual Arts,," circa 1950s-circa 1960s
34 44 Pair of Shoelaces and 3 Tablets of Marezine, circa 1930s-circa 1960s

List of Writings from Series 5.3

Writings are listed alphabetically by author; writings by unidentifed authors appear at the end of the list.

  • Barr, Alfred: "The United States at the Venice Biennale," 1954
  • Bernstein, Aline: "Battle Hymn"
  • Block, Lou: "Ballyhoo vs. Information," circa 1943
  • Brennan, Francis: "The Picture and the Word," 1956
  • Brennan, Francis: Account of trip to Russia, 1960
  • Brennan, Francis: Speech for Conference of Western Association of Art Museums
  • Dugan, Alan: "Society of the Free and Easy"
  • Dugan, Alan: "Speech to the N.B.A"
  • Durr, Clifford J.: "The Trial of Jesus as a Loyalty Hearing"
  • Dye, Joan: "Juvenile Delinquency," 1956
  • Endore, Guy: "Address to the School of Library Science, UCLA," 1962
  • Engel, Monroe: "A Father's Geography," 1956
  • Ferry, W. H.: "Black Colonies: A Final Solution"
  • Ferry, W. H.: Address from the Western States Democratic Conference
  • Ferry, W. H.: "Why the College is Failing," 1963
  • Ferry, W. H.: "A Proposal from Ralph Helstein, Robert Theobald, and W. H. Ferry," 1963
  • Ferry, W. H.: "The Triple Revolution: An Appraisal of the Major U. S. Crises and Proposals for Action," 1964
  • Ferry, W. H.: "The Muddle in Education," 1964
  • Fielder, Leslie A.: "Nude Croquet"
  • Fuller, R. Buckminster: Letter to Mr. Higman, Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, 1963
  • Goldburg, Rabbi Robert: Memorial prayer for John F. Kennedy, 1963
  • Goldin, Judah: Translation of "The Grace After Meals"
  • Gregory, Horace: "Alphabet for Joanna"
  • "Vincent Van Gogh's 'Landscapes of the Soul'"
  • Gusten, Theodore: "Vincent Van Gogh, We and Picasso"
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.: Excerpts from Address to National Education Association, 1965
  • Joyce, Robert: "The Working Artist," 1961
  • Kacmarcik, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"
  • Kastner, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"
  • Kennedy, John F.: Statements, 1963
  • Lamont, Corliss: Statement before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, 1953
  • Langum, John K: "Prospects for the American Economy," 1965
  • Lemon, Richard: "Campaign Song"
  • Levinson, Alfred: "Cricket in the Mill"
  • Lewis, Margery: "The Young American Artist"
  • Martin, John Bartlow: "The Mecca Building"
  • Martin, John Bartlow: "The Hickman Story"
  • Martin, John Bartlow: "A Letter About Upper Michigan"
  • Martin, John Bartlow: "A Trip to the Lincoln Country"
  • Piel, Gerard: "Science, Disarmament and Peace," 1958
  • Pines, David, editor: Statement about book "Frontiers in Physics"
  • Pollack, Peter: Statement on establishment of the National Arts Foundation and the National Council on the Arts, 1963
  • Reid, Alistair: "A Spelling for Sleeping"
  • Reid, Alistair: "A Lesson in Music"
  • Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff: "Will the Creative Arts Thrive or Degenerate During the Next Fifty Years?"
  • Rodman, Selden: "Death of the Hero: A Modern Morality"
  • Rodman, Selden: Reviews
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano: Addresses to Congress, 1942
  • Rosenblum, William F.: Script of Chanukah pageant and story, 1962
  • Rosskam, Edwin: "Three Victims," 1960s
  • Rosten, Lou: "Gandhi," 1964
  • Roth, Cecil: "Had Gadya," 1965
  • W.H.S.: "What Price Peace?" 1963
  • Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur: "Government and the Arts," 1962
  • Shyre, Paul: "The Child Buyer" Play script adapted from novel by John Hershey
  • Taylor, Harold: "The First Sex: or Oedipus Unbound," 1953
  • Terracini, Umberto: Preface for "The Jews of the USSR," 1966
  • Tyler, Parker: Review of Exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and M. Alvarez Bravo, 1935
  • Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Deadly Sins - Number Six: Lust/Someone from Assisi"
  • Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Ages of Man - Number One: Infancy"
  • Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "Childhood"
  • Yeats, W. B: Playscript: "Calvary" with production notes from Theatre Intime production
  • "Project by the Brooklyn Museum for a Major Exhibition of Photographs Dealing with Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans"
  • "The Use of Earle Browder's Image in a Mural"
  • Mr. Passow's Proposals Concerning Childhood Talent," 1966
  • "Problems Connected with Education in the Fine and the Applied Arts"
  • Possible chapters for a book: "Entertaining Notions" and "In the Name of Art"
  • "How to...Anything"
  • "New Forms vs. Reforms"
  • "The Transformation of the Novel"
  • "A Proposal to Establish a New and Permanent Opera Group in Boston"
  • "For Michael's Sake"
  • "Mino Maccari"
  • "The Sacco and Vanzetti Case"
  • "You the Steel Worker"
  • "Steel Strike in Warren, Ohio"
  • "Towards a Rural Housing Program"
  • "First Draft of Resettlement Administration Primer"
  • "Proposal for a Rural Community Center Program"
  • "Designing Museum Buildings"
  • "Food for Thought - A Creative Menu"
  • "The Dustbowl"
  • "President's Committee on Farm Tenancy," 1937
  • "God"
  • "A Portrait of the Plasma as a Many-Body Problem"
  • "Story About Kay-Kay"
  • "The Short Grace After Meals"
  • Text for a Woman's Pamphlet
  • "Metropolitan Museum"