Katherine Gauss Jackson papers, 1919-1974

Jackson, Katherine Gauss

Collection size: 0.8 linear ft. (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Mostly correspondence between Jackson and Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr. Reel 1115: Letters and postcards to Jackson from Barr, during the early 1920s when Barr was a student at Princeton University. Unmicrofilmed portion: 18 letters from Barr to Jackson, 1922-1940, and an outline of Russian music by Barr.

Biographical/Historical Note: Magazine editor; North Egremont, Massachusetts. Born 1904. Died 1975. Alfred Hamilton Barr was a former director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and died in 1981. Barr and Jackson had known each other in Greensboro, Vt., where their famillies had summer homes. Barr attended Princeton University while Jackson's father was Dean of the College.

The papers were received from the donor, Katharine Gauss Jackson, through Russell Lynes.

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