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Rufus Stillman papers relating to Alexander Calder, 1959-1973

Stillman, Rufus

Collection size: 50 items (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; scrapbooks of photographs; and copyprints made from slides of Calder and his work.

REEL 828: Correspondence. Included are personal letters and postcards from Calder to the Rufus Stillman family, a few sketches and an exhibition announcement.

REEL 833: 4 scrapbooks, undated, containing photographs of Alexander Calder, his family, friends, and work.

REEL 1817: Nine copyprints (b&w) made from slides of Calder, Calder at work, Calder holding a sketch, and Calder with an unidentifed man.

UNMICROFILMED: Copyprints (b&w) made from slides, mostly of Calder's work; a few show Calder.

Lent for microfilming 1974 by Rufus Stillman, a neighbor of Calder. Slides received with the loan were copied; nine of them of Calder were microfilmed in 1980 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II and remainder placed in Miscellaneous Manuscripts.

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