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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into twenty-four series based primarily on type of document or special project. Though concentrated in its own series, additional correspondence is scattered throughout the collection and may be found in special project files, gallery files, exhibition files, studio notebooks, and scrapbooks. The correspondence has been divided into two subseries, one chronological and the other according to Rattner's subject-oriented filing system. Special art projects have been organized by project, and placed in chronological order. The studio notebooks have also been divided into subseries, and all notebook pages maintain Rattner's original order. The first subseries of notebooks reflects Rattner's numbering system, while the second subseries is arranged chronologically. The vast amount of printed material has been divided into subseries, and all of the unfilmed printed material has been organized chronologically at the end of the series.

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Series 1: Biographical Files , 1893-1978, undated
(box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)

This series contains official documentation such as birth certificates, visas, and passport applications, in addition to other biographical material such as awards, curriculum vitae, and obituaries.
Biographical files are on reel 5258 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Birth certificate, 1893
1
1
High School Yearbook, 1912
1
2
Student records, 1913-1914
1
3
French visas, 1937-1939
1
4-6
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Application, 1940
1
7
Selective Service questionnaire, 1942
1
8
Current Biography article, 1948
1
9
Awards, 1947-1974
1
10
Honorary Doctorate, Pratt Institute, commencement program, 1969
1
11
Honorary Doctorate, Michigan State University, certificate, 1977
1
12
Draft of Will, 1948
1
13
Drafts of Will, 1965
1
14
Driving permits, 1950-1951
1
15
Marquis National Biographie notes, 1953
1
16
Religion and Man in Contemporary Art exhibition application, 1957
1
17
Electro Cardiogram, 1958
Unfilmed
1
18
Curriculum vitae, 1965
1
19
Chronology 1895-1969, [1969]
1
20
Who's Who In America, 1970
1
21
Passport application, 1973
1
22
Obituaries, 1978
1
23
Biographical notes, undated
1
24

Series 2: Interviews with Abraham Rattner , 1957-1975, undated
(box 1; 7 folders)

This series contains transcripts of seven interviews with Rattner which are arranged chronologically and listed by name of interviewer.
Interviews with Abraham Rattner are on reel 5258.
Description Container Select
Kellog Center for Continuing Education, 1957
1
25
Marc Saporta, in French, 1965
1
26
Henry Kraus, 1973
1
27
Chevalier, 1973
1
28
Theodore Enron, 1975
1
29
Allen Leepa, undated
1
30
Gene Fenn, undated
1
31

Series 3: Correspondence Files , 1933-1978, undated
(boxes 1-5; 4.3 linear ft.)

Chronological correspondence contains letters from family, friends, artists, writers, and gallery owners, as well as a notebook that records correspondents and dates. Many of Rattner's own letters are also included in this series. Major correspondents found in this subseries include: Ramon Guthrie, Richard De Rochemont, Stuart Davis, Robert Gwathmey, Franklin C. Watkins, Carl Holty, Hilaire Hiler, John Dos Passos, Channing Peake, George Biddle, Kay Boyle, Norman Carton, Xavier Gonzalez, Robert Coates, Thalia Wescott Malcolm, Shelden Rodman, and Joseph Hirsch among others.
Alphabetical correspondence contains letters from friends, associations, colleges and universities soliciting Rattner for teaching positions, as well as a folder entitled "Requests". Rattner's long friendship with the writer Henry Miller is chronicled in this subseries. Additional major correspondents found in this subseries include Artists Equity Association, Kay Boyle, Paul Burlin, Emily Genauer, Weeks Hall, Bill Hayter, Rico LeBrun, Bill Ney, Anais Nin, Henry Varnum Poor, Waverly Root, and Jack Gage Stark. Rattner's letters also may be found here.
Correspondence that is alphabetical by subject is arranged according to Rattner's filing system.
Notebook record of correspondence to Chronological correspondence through 1945 are on reel 5258; Chronological correspondence 1945-1949 is on reel 5259; Chronological correspondence 1950-1965 is on reel 5260; Chronological correspondence 1965-1978 to Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana are on reel 5261; Art Director's Club to Miller, Henry are on reel 5262; Miller, Henry to UNESCO are on reel 5263; University of Colorado to Yale University are on reel 5264; and Gentle, Esther and Sag Harbor School are unfilmed.
Description Container Select
Notebook record of correspondence, 1947-1950
1
32-33
Alphabetical correspondence, circa 1947, undated
1
34-36
Chronological correspondence, 1943-1946, undated
1
37-48
Chronological correspondence, 1945-1949
2
1-10
Chronological correspondence, 1950-1963
2
11-25
Chronological correspondence, 1964-1965
3
1-3
Chronological Correspondence, 1965-1978
3
4-19
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1970-1975
3
20
Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1952-1953
3
21
American Academy in Rome, 1950-1951
3
22
American Federation of Arts, 1954
3
23
Anti-Defamation League, 1975-1976
3
24
Archives of American Art, 1965-1973
3
25
Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1954
3
26
Art Director's Club, 1956
3
27
Art Institute of Chicago, 1955-1956
3
28
Artists Equity Association, 1947-1975, undated
3
29-32
Artists Gallery, 1955
3
33
Art Students League, 1950, 1954
3
34
Associated American Artists, 1968-1971
3
35
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1950-1951
3
36
Atlanta Art Association, 1954-1955
3
37
N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc., 1950-1956
3
38
Baal-Teshuva, Jacob, undated
3
39
Ball State Teachers College, 1954
3
40
Barone Gallery, 1955
3
41
Beckett, Samuel, 1973
(negative from photograph of a letter)
3
42
Beiber, Carl, 1971
3
43
Belmont, George, 1970-1971
3
44
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1954
3
45
Bergamo Exhibition International, 1950
3
46
Berkeley Health Club, undated
3
47
Birmingham Museum of Art, 1953-1954
3
48
Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1949
3
49
Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1950
3
50
Boston Art Festival, 1955
3
51
Boston Public Library, 1954-1955
3
52
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1954
3
53
Boxer, Leslie, 1968-1969
3
54
Boyle, Kay, 1973
3
55
Brooklyn Museum, 1954
3
56
Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1948-1949
3
57
Brooklyn Public Library, 1954
3
58
Brussels, 1970
3
59
Burlin, Paul, 1945-1947
3
60
Carnegie Institute, 1946-1949
4
1
Carr, Maurice, 1969-1970
4
2
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1967
4
3
Church of Ascension, 1954
4
4
Church Studio, 1956
4
5
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1956
4
6
College Art Association, 1949-1954
4
7
Columbia University, 1951-1955
4
8
Columus Art League, 1956
4
9
Committee of Religion and Art in America, Inc., 1975
4
10
Contemporary Arts Association, 1953-1954
4
11
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1949, 1953
4
12
Corcoran School of Art, 1951, 1953
4
13
Das, Elsie, 1948-1949
4
14
Des Moines Art Center, 1953-1954
4
15
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1954
4
16
Diomaiuto, Gino, 1971
4
17
Dos Passos, John, 1947
4
18
Drake University, 1953-1954
4
19
Dundee Designs, 1955
4
20
East Hampton Art School, 1955-1956
4
21
Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 1953
4
22
Exhibition of Contemporary Engraving International Show, 1950
4
23
Farina, Father Michael, 1975-1976
4
24
Faro, R. Vale, 1946-1947, undated
4
25
Fleischman, Lawrence, 1970, 1974
4
26
Florida State University, 1954, 1956
4
27
Fort Worth Art Center, 1955-1956
4
28
Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies, 1974, 1976
4
29
Frasier, Morris & Co., 1947-1949
4
30
Friends of Ben Shahn, Inc., 1971
4
31
Frothingham, Elizabeth, 1975
4
32
Fulbright International, 1949-1952
4
33
Genauer, Emily, 1965-1974
4
34
Gentle, Esther, 1948-1949
Unfilmed
4
35
Guild Hall, 1972-1974
4
36
Gwalhney, Robert, undated
4
37
Gwilt-Jolley, Veronica, 1955
4
38
Hall, Weeks, 1941-1948, undated
4
39
Hallmark International Competition, undated
4
40
Harris, Roy, undated
4
41
Hayter, Bill, 1943, 1947, undated
4
42
Herald Tribune, 1969
4
43
Heschel, Abraham, 1969
4
44
Heydenryk, Henri (framer), 1948-1949
4
45
Hiler, Hilaire, 1936-1943
4
46
Holty, Carl Robert, 1939
4
47
Honolulu Art School, 1948-1954
4
48
Huntington Hartford Foundation, 1954
4
49
Income Tax Information, 1945-1947
4
50
International Design Conference, 1953-1955
4
51
Iowa State Teachers College, 1954
4
52
Israel-Mambush, 1971-1973
4
53
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1967-1968
4
54
King, David, 1971
4
55
Kootz, Samuel, 1943, undated
4
56
Krannert Art Museum, 1964, 1975
4
57
LeBrun, Rico, 1941-1942, 1952, undated
4
58
Loebl, Schlossman, Bennet & Dart, 1965-1972, undated
4
59
Lost Generation, 1974
4
60
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 1951
4
61
Louisiana State University, 1949
4
62
Love, Paul, 1972
4
63
Ludgin, Earle, 1952-1978
4
64
MacDowell Colony, 1953-1954, 1969
4
65
Mayne, Margot, 1969-1970
4
66
McAhnon, Bob, 1939
4
67
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1950
4
68
Michigan State University, 1956, 1958, undated
4
69
Midwest College Art Conference, 1960
4
70
Miller, Henry, 1937-1979, undated
4
71-79
Miller, Lepska, 1946-1947
4
80
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1951
4
81
Museum of Modern Art, 1944, 1954-1955
4
82
National Academy of Design, 1950, 1954
4
83
National Council on Aging, 1975
4
84
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1956-1971
4
85
National Council for U.S. Art, 1955
4
86
Neuberger, Mrs. Roy R., [1954]
4
87
New Directions, 1945-1977, undated
4
88
New School for Social Research, 1947-1949
4
89
New York City Center, 1954
4
90
News Syndicate Co., Inc., 1947
4
91
Ney, Bill, 1940, undated
4
92
Nin, Anais, 1975
4
93
Nolan, Sidney, 1958-1960
4
94
Northlight Foundation, 1954
4
95
Pearson, Ralph M., 1954
5
1
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Fellowship, 1955, 1969
5
2
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts School, 1956-1956
5
3
Pepsi-Cola Annual Art Competition, 1946-1948
5
4
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950
5
5
Piper, Dr. Raymond F., 1947, 1956
5
6
Polymer Medium, [1955]
5
7
Poor, Henry Varnum and Anne, 1939-1940, undated
5
8
Raynal, Maurice, [1951]
5
9
Requests, 1948-1950
5
10
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, 1956
5
11
Romeike, Henry, Inc., 1946, 1950
5
12
Root, Waverley, 1973-1975
5
13
Rosoff, Noah, 1971-1974
5
14
Rothblatt, Ben, 1956-1957
5
15
Rothenberg, Samuel, 1968
5
16
Royal Society of the Arts, 1971
5
17
Ruvolo, Felix, 1947
5
18
Sachs, William, 1968-1969
5
19
Sag Harbor School, undated
Unfilmed
5
20
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnestota, 1955-1956
5
21
Salinas, Marcel and Sue, 1971
5
22
Salko, S[amuel], 1955
5
23
Schuster, M. (Simon and Schuster), 1962
5
24
Schwartz, Barry, 1970-1971
5
25
Schwartz, Leonard, 1970
5
26
Sclar, Samuel, 1947-1950
5
27
Sedlak, Frank (copies), undated
5
28
See, Ingram, 1971
5
29
Septimus, Louis J. & Co., 1951
5
30
Sheets, Millard, 1956
5
31
Shenker, Israel, 1968, 1974
5
32
Silverberg, Nathan, 1970-1975, undated
5
33
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1949-1954
5
34
Smithsonian Institution, 1967-1977
5
35
Smithsonian Institution, James Smisthson Society, 1968, 1976-1977
5
36
Society for Contemporary American Art, Chicago, Illinois, 1948, 1956
5
37
Stark, Jack Gage, 1939-1950, undated
5
38
Stein, Carolyn, 1949
5
39
Strype, Fred C., 1950
5
40
Tel Aviv Museum, 1969-1972, undated
5
41
Temple University, 1953-1954
5
42
Tepper, Ruth, 1975
5
43
Terkel, Studs, 1976
5
44
Townley, Updike and Carter, 1947-1948
5
45
Transworld Art Corporation, 1974
5
46
Traverse Festival Exhibition of International Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, 1964-1965
5
47
UNESCO, [1952]
5
48
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1948-1949
5
49
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1950
5
50
University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1954, undated
5
51
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1948
5
52
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1953
5
53
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1950
5
54
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1946-1950
5
55
University of Wisconsin/Madison Art Association, 1954
5
56
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1949-1952
5
57
Utah State Agricultural College, Logan, Utah, 1956
5
58
Vassar College, 1948-1949
5
59
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1949, 1955
5
60
Watkins, Franklin C., 1945, undated
5
61
Weller, Allen, 1955-1971
5
62
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1954
5
63
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1954
5
64
Women's Campaign for United Jewish Appeal, 1975-1976
5
65
Woodstock Art Conference, 1950
5
66
Woodstock Artists Association, 1949
5
67
Yale University, 1954-1955
5
68

Series 4: Special Projects , 1940-1987
(boxes 5-6, ovs 33-35; 1.5 linear ft.)

These files concentrate on artistic projects that Rattner paid a considerable amount of attention to. The documents are arranged according to project and are in chronological order. They contain correspondence, designs, writings, and notes. Stained-glass is further divided by specific project. Rattner was very involved in the production of Allen Leepa's book entitled Abraham Rattner. Rattner wrote explanations for most illustrations in the book, providing insight for the researcher.
The series contains a group of files relating to Rattner's trip across the United States with Henry Miller. These include notebooks and notes, writings by Rattner and Miller, correspondence, material relating to exhibitions resulting from the trip, and text for a Rattner/Miller portfolio.
The file on Allen Leepa's book on Rattner includes notes, lists, drafts of chapters with Rattner's annotations, Rattner's quotes for illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, proofs (incomplete), correspondence, book review.
Special projects are on reels 5264-5266.
Description Container Select
"The Artist Looks at Science," Life Magazine article illustrations, sketches, 1940
5
69
U.S.A. trip, notebook 1, [1940]
5
70
U.S.A. trip, notebook 2, [1941]
5
71
U.S.A. trip, notebook 3, [1941]
5
72
U.S.A. trip, explanation of project, undated
5
73
U.S.A. trip, "When We Were Together," by Rattner, 1944
5
74
U.S.A. trip, typescripts of impressions for The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Miller, 1956, undated
5
75
U.S.A. trip, Miller's foreword for Rattner's portfolio, 1957
5
76
U.S.A. trip, Rattner's notes on portfolio publications, [1972]
5
77
U.S.A. trip, correspondence for Our America exhibition, 1975-1978
5
78
U.S.A. trip, script for panels for Our America exhibition, circa 1975-1978
5
79
U.S.A. trip, photocopy of Our America exhibition catalog (see also ov 33 for exhibition poster), 1987
5
80
U.S.A. trip, photograph of Our America exhibition poster, 1987
5
81
U.S.A. trip, Kennedy Gallery exhibition, 1979
5
82
U.S.A. trip, photostats and proofs of Rattner's drawings (see ov 34 for drawing proofs for portfolio), undated
5
83-85
U.S.A. trip, photostats of portfolio text, undated
5
86
U.S.A. trip, "The Other Part" text, 1941, undated
5
87
Designs for the interior of a Cleveland synagogue, correspondence and notes, 1950
5
88
Stained glass notes, 1953-1955, 1972, undated
5
89-92
Notebook, American Federation of Arts: New Work in Stained Glass, 1952-1953
5
93
Stained glass, DeWaters Art Center, Flint Michigan, 1957-1958
(see also ov 35; includes unfilmed blueprint)
5
94
Stained glass, Loop Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois, 1957-1966, 1976, undated
(includes unfilmed designs, architectural plans)
5
95-98
Stained glass, Loop Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois, 1957-1966, 1976, undated
6
1-9
Mosaic project for House of Theology, Centerville, Ohio, 1957-1958
6
10
Beggar's Opera, lithographs, 1959-1960, 1970-1972
(includes contract with publisher)
6
11-12
Tapestry design projects, Cleveland and Dallas, 1957, 1962
6
13
Chanukah book illustrations, 1965
(includes a sketch)
6
14
The Gallows of Baghdad painting, 1966-1979, undated
(includes studio notebook)
6
15-17
Mosaic columns and and tapestries for Fairmont Temple of Anshe Chesed, 1966
(includes designs)
6
18
Victory--Jerusalem the Golden painting, 1968
6
19
Abraham Rattner, book by Allen Leepa, 1968-1971, undated
6
20-47
In The Beginning lithographs, 1971-1973
6
48

Series 5: Joan d'Arc Fresco painted by Paul Gaugin , 1925-1963, undated
(box 7, ov 36; 12 folders)

These files document the discovery, purchase, conservation, and selling process of a fresco painted by Gauguin in 1889. Rattner discovered this fresco in a auberage in 1924 and bought it from the owner. Materials include a dis-mantled book written and illustrated by Rattner, along with photographs that explain the discovery and purchase of the Joan d'Arc fresco, correspondence, certificate of authentication, legal documents, the conservation technical record and notes.
Joan d'Arc Fresco files are on reel 5266 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Purchase Receipt, 1925
7
1
Correspondence, 1926-1965
7
2-3
Statement of authenticity, 1928
7
4
Legal and other documents (see also ov 36), 1928, 1930, 1949
7
5
Press release on sale, [1950s]
7
6
Conservation technical record, 1956
7
7
Notes, undated
7
8
Draft of narrative for Rattner's fresco book, undated
7
9
Business receipts
Unfilmed
7
10
Insurance policies , 1926-1933
Unfilmed
7
11
Photostats, undated
Unfilmed
7
12

Series 6: Gallery Files , 1942-1975
(boxes 7-8; 1.5 linear ft.)

These files relay Rattner's relationships with the galleries that represented his art work. The papers include correspondence, inventories, purchase slips, and Rattner's records and notes regarding the Rosenberg Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Kennedy Galleries and the Circle Gallery.
Gallery files are on reels 5266-5267.
Description Container Select
Rosenberg Gallery, 1942-1957
7
13-25
Downtown Gallery, 1956-1968
7
26-39
Kennedy Galleries, 1968-1975
7
40-41
Circle Gallery, Ltd., 1971-1975
7
42
Downtown Gallery Inventory Cards for Artwork, 1943-1967, undated
8
1

Series 7: Exhibition Files , 1963-1978
(boxes 7, 9; 9 folders)

This series contains files that represent exhibitions at galleries that did not represent Rattner, and special exhibitions at museums or festivals.
Exhibition files are on reels 5267-5268.
Description Container Select
Krannert Art Museum, 1963
7
43
Edinburgh International Festival, 1964
7
44
Coard Gallery, 1964-1965, 1968-1969
7
45
Numa Gallery, 1974
9
1
Camhi Galleries, 1974
9
2
Lowe Art Museum, 1974
9
3
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1974
9
4
The Jewish Museum, 1974-1975
9
5
John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation, 1978
9
6

Series 8: Writings , 1940-1972, undated
(box 9; 0.9 linear ft.)

This series contains some of Rattner's writings. A prolific writer, Rattner often wrote down his thoughts and his concerns. He wrote poetry, articles for publication, but primarily he wrote about art.
Writings are on reels 5268-5269.
Description Container Select
Poems, 1940, undated
9
7
"An American From Paris," for Magazine of Art, [1945]
9
8
Miscellaneous, 1946, undated
9
9
"Science of Mind,", 1947, undated
9
10
Personal memories, 1947
9
11
"We Remember Bettina Stories,", 1947
9
12
Writings on Bettina Bedwell, 1948
9
13
Lecture notes, 1948-1949, undated
9
14
"The Artist and Our Society,", 1949
9
15-16
"The Artist Makes His Statement," Woodstock paper, 1950
9
17
Miscellaneous, 1958
9
18
"Out of the Darkness Came the Light,", [1959]
9
19
"Notes to Myself,", 1960s-1970s
9
20
"As A Day Ends,", 1971-1972
9
21
Fragments, undated
9
22-23
Thoughts on painting used for the Allen Leepa book, undated
9
24
Text for a Henry Miller portfolio, undated
9
25
Poem, The Invisible City, undated
9
26
"The Schism Between the Artist and Society,", undated
9
27
"Technical Problems in Painting,", undated
9
28
Thoughts on painting and art, undated
9
29-30
"The Super Sensible Nature of Man,", undated
9
31-41
Notebooks of various writings, annotated typescript, undated
9
42-44
Miscellaneous writings, 1949, 1960, undated
9
45-48

Series 9: Studio Notebooks , 1935-1975, undated
(boxes 10-11; 1.9 linear ft.)

This series has been divided into notebooks numbered by Rattner and those arranged chronologically. All of the notebooks remain in their original order. Rattner used these notebooks to keep track of his paintings, their titles, when they were painted, what gallery he sent them to and when, where and when they were exhibited, what medium he used, or what person he gave them to as gifts.
  • 9.1: Studio Notebooks Numbered by Rattner, 1942-1968
  • 9.2: Studio Notebooks Chronologically Arranged, 1935-1975, undated
Studio notebooks numbered by Rattner are on reels 5269-5271.
9.1: Studio Notebooks Numbered by Rattner, 1942-1968
Description Container
Record of work I, 1942-1946
10
1-3
Record of work II, 1947-1949
10
4
Record of work III, 1950-1952
10
5-6
Record of work IV, 1954-1956
10
7-9
Record of work V, 1955-1960
10
10-11
Record of work VI, 1961-1962
10
12-13
Record of work VII, 1963-1964
10
14-15
Record of work VIII, 1965-1966
10
16-17
Record of work IX, 1967-1968
10
18-20
9.2: Studio Notebooks Chronologically Arranged, 1935-1975, undated
Description Container
Notebook, 1935, 1938-1939
10
21
Arts and Crafts Club, New Orleans, 1942
10
22
Pigment techniques, 1947
10
23
List of works delivered, 1947-1949
10
24
Woodstock panel, 1949
10
25
Various notes, [circa 1950s]
10
26
Paris, [circa 1950s]
10
27
Notebook, 1954
10
28-29
Notebook, 1955-1957
10
30
Notebook, 1956-1958
10
31
Notebook, 1957
11
1-2
Notebook, circa 1960s
11
3-4
Notebook, 1961-1962
11
5-6
Lithographs, prints, artist proofs, 1961-1975
11
7-8
Watercolor index, 1962-1963
11
9
Sag Harbor, [1965, 1967-1968]
11
10
Israel, [1967-1968]
11
11-12
Outgoing artwork: gifts, exhibitions, 1967-1970
11
13
Outgoing artwork: Kennedy Gallery exhibition, 1968
11
14
Outgoing artwork: Heschels book Israel: An Echo of Eternity, [1970]
11
15
Notebook, 1970-1975
11
16
Notebook, [1975]
11
17-18
Notebooks , 1976-1977
11
19
Notebooks, undated
11
20-29

Series 10: Art Expenses , circa 1940-1970
(boxes 11-13; 0.7 linear ft.)

These files contain receipts for Rattner's art supplies. Some ledgers from the 1940s are included.
Records are arranged chronologically by decade.
Art expenses are on reels 5271-5272.
Description Container Select
Art expenses, 1939-1950s
11
30-34
Art expenses, 1945-1946
(ledger book)
12
1
Art expenses, 1957-1970s
13
1-4

Series 11: Household Files , 1940-1970, undated
(box 13; 0.8 linear ft.)

This series is unfilmed. It includes apartment leases, stock certificates, insurance policies, and mortgage papers.
Household files are unfilmed.
Description Container Select
Household files, 1940-1970
13
5-43

Series 12: Financial Records , 1933-1963
(boxes 13-14; 0.7 linear ft.)

This series is unfilmed. It contains bank statements and canceled checks for accounts belonging to Abraham Rattner, Bettina Bedwell Rattner, and Esther Gentle Rattner. In addition, there are some bank statements from Esther Gentle Reproductions. The documents in this series are filed chronologically.
Financial records are unfilmed.
Description Container Select
Financial records, 1933-1963
13
44-55
Financial records, 1933-1963
14
1-22

Series 13: Notes and Lists , 1936-1972, undated
(box 14; 0.5 linear ft.)

When possible, material in this series is filed chronologically, though most of the material is undated.
Notes and lists are on reel 5272.
Description Container Select
Lists of Rattner's paintings, 1936, undated
14
23
Notes regarding Bettina Bedwell's sickness, 1947, undated
14
24
Notes for Bettina Bedwell's funeral, 1947
14
25
Notes for New Modern Art Magazine, 1948
14
26
Miscellaneous notes and lists, 1950s-1970s, undated
14
27-31
Notes about camouflage, undated
14
32
Miscellaneous notes, undated
14
33-39
Technical notes about lithograph, undated
14
40
Notes about Allen Leepa, undated
14
41
Notes referencing Leepa's book, Abraham Rattner, undated
14
42

Series 14: Address Books , 1939-1977, undated
(box 15; 1.0 linear ft.)

The series contains address books belonging to Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle Rattner.
Address books are unfilmed.
Description Container Select
Address books, 1939-1973, undated
15
1-20

Series 15: Date Books and Diaries , 1937-1977, undated
(boxes 16-17; 1.6 linear ft.)

The date books and diaries record the Rattners' daily lives, business appointments, and their personal thoughts. Most notable is Abraham Rattner's diary from 1939 recounting his departure from Paris to escape Nazism.
This series has been divided into three subseries and filed chronologically:
  • 15.1: Abraham Rattner, 1937-1976, undated
  • 15.2: Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, 1955-1973, undated
  • 15.3: Esther Gentle, 1954-1977, undated
Date books and diaries are on reels 5272-5274 unless noted otherwise.
15.1: Abraham Rattner, 1937-1976, undated
Description Container
Date book/diary, 1937
16
1
Date book/diary, 1939 [1940]
16
2
Date books/diaries, 1947-1949
16
3-6
Date books/diaries, 1954-1955
16
7
Date book/diary, 1955
16
8
Date books/diaries, 1958, 1959
16
9
Date books/diaries, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1974
16
10-13
Date book/diary, 1976
16
14
Date book/diary, undated
16
15
15.2: Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, 1955-1973, undated
Description Container
Date books/diaries, 1955, 1956
16
16
Date book/diary, 1958
16
17
Date book/diary, 1964-1973
16
18
Date books/diaries, 1965-1966
16
19
Date books/diaries, undated
Unfilmed
16
20
15.3: Esther Gentle, 1954-1977, undated
Description Container
Date book/diary, 1954
17
1
Date book/diary, 1965, undated
17
2
Date book/diary, 1972, undated
17
3
Date book/diary, 1973
17
4
Date book/diary, 1977
17
5

Series 16: Scrapbooks , 1938-1952
(boxes 18-22; 1.5 linear ft.)

The disbound scrapbooks in this series record Rattner's professional life as an artist. Primarily, they contain clippings recording his exhibitions and professional achievements. The early scrapbooks also contain some correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Scrapbooks are on reel 5274.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1938
18
1
Scrapbook, 1939
18
2
Scrapbook, 1941
18
3
Scrapbook, 1943-1945
19
1
Scrapbook, 1946
19
2
Scrapbook, 1947
20
1
Scrapbook, 1948
20
2
Scrapbook, 1949
21
1-4
Scrapbook, 1950
22
1
Scrapbook, 1952
22
2

Series 17: Printed Material , 1920s-1980s, undated
(boxes 23-26; 3.6 linear ft.)

This series contains exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements for both Rattner and Gentle, clippings, and miscellaneous printed material that relates to Rattner. There is a large amount of unfilmed printed material that was collected by Rattner, but does not mention him. For a detailed list, see the Series Outline on page 10.
Exhibition catalogs for Rattner exhibitions, 1936-1986 to Miscellaneous, catalogs about a film on Abraham Rattner are on reels 5275-5276; and Exhibition catalogs not mentioning Rattner to Information on various art media are unfilmed.
Description Container Select
Exhibition catalogs for Rattner exhibitions, 1936-1986
23
1-3
Exhibition catalogs for group exhibitions with Rattner, 1944-1976, undated
23
4-11
Exhibition announcements, Abraham Rattner, 1930s-1970s, undated
23
12-17
Exhibition announcements, Esther Gentle, 1964-1965, undated
23
18
Clippings, Abraham Rattner, 1930s-1950s, undated
23
19-22
Clippings, Abraham Rattner, 1950s-1980s, undated
24
1-5
Clippings, Abraham Rattner briefly mentioned, 1930s-1980s, undated
24
6-14
Clippings, Henry Miller, biographical material, 1930s-1980s, undated
24
15-20
Clippings, Henry Miller, writings, 1942, 1960s-1970s
24
21
Clippings, Henry Miller, literary announcements and reviews, 1940s-1960s, undated
24
22-25
Clippings, advertisements for Rattner's exhibitions, 1940s-1970s
24
26
Clippings, Abraham Rattner's art work, 1951-1978, undated
24
27-28
Clippings, Baghdad hangings, 1969-1970
24
29
Miscellaneous, pamphlets from Rattner's U.S.A. trip with Henry Miller, 1940
24
30
Miscellaneous, press releases, 1960s-1970s
24
31
Miscellaneous, map of Israel showing Rattner's travel route, 1967
24
32
Miscellaneous, autograph book, 1969
24
33
Miscellaneous, art schools in which Rattner taught, undated
24
34
Miscellaneous, catalogs about a film on Abraham Rattner, undated
24
35
Exhibition catalogs not mentioning Rattner, 1944-1969
24
36-38
Exhibition catalogs not mentioning Rattner, 1971-1977, undated
25
1-2
Exhibition invitations and announcements not mentioning Rattner, 1920s-1980s, undated
25
3-10
Clippings about art and other artists, 1940s-1980s, undated
25
11-19
Paul Gauguin, 1921-1964, undated
25
20-22
Bettina Bedwell, 1928, 1938, undated
25
23-26
U.S.A. trip with Henry Miller, 1937-1940
25
27-30
Art schools, 1940s-1970s, undated
25
31
Religious material, 1940s-1980s
25
32
Camouflage, 1942
25
33
Advertisements for Esther Gentle Reproductions, 1949, 1960, 1981, undated
26
1
Art competitions, 1950s
26
2
Israel and Judaism, 1950s-1970s
26
3-5
Gallery guides, 1950s-1960s
26
6
Art associations and societies, 1950s-1980s
26
7
Allen Leepa, 1950, 1964, 1966, undated
26
8
John Howard Griffin, 1957
26
9
South Africa/Vietnam, 1965-1967
26
10
Royal Hunt of the Sun, 1965
26
11
Stained glass, 1967-1968
26
12
Bernard Zipkin, 1968
26
13
Art auction material, 1970s
26
14
Museums, 1976, 1981
26
15
Printed art work, various artists, undated
26
16-19
Instructional art books, undated
26
20
Postcards, undated
26
21
Information on various art media, undated
26
22

Series 18: Writings by Others , 1945-circa 1980, undated
(box 26; 20 folders)

The series primarily contains writings on Abraham Rattner, although there are three additional unfilmed writings on other topics at the end of the series.
Writings by others are on reel 5276 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
"A Bodhisattva Artist" by Henry Miller, 1945
26
23
"The Rattner Portfolio or For God So Loved the World" by Henry Miller, 1957
26
24-25
"A Word About Abraham Rattner" by Henry Miller, 1965
26
26
"Abraham Rattner" by Allen Leepa, 1969
26
27
"Rattner Rebuttal" by Allen Leepa, 1979
26
28
"The Spirituality of Abraham Rattner" by Robert Henkes, circa 1980s
26
29
Untitled, by unknown author, undated
26
30
"Rattner" by Henry Miller, undated
26
31
"Abraham Rattner" by Henry Miller, undated
26
32
"A Painting If It Is Achieved At All, Is Done With The Help of God" by Henry Miller, undated
26
33
"Abraham Rattner" by Henry Miller, undated
26
34
"Abraham Rattner" by Allen Leepa, undated
26
35
"On Rattner" by Henry Miller, undated
26
36
"On Rattner" by Maurice Raynal, undated
26
37
"Les Coulisses de la Jeuve Penture,", 1960
Unfilmed
26
38
"The Group in Depth" by Helen Durken, [1965]
Unfilmed
26
39
"Israel: An Echo of Eternity" by Abraham Joshua Heschel, undated
Unfilmed
26
40-42

Series 19: Photographs , 1891-1970s, undated
(boxes 27-29; 1.6 linear ft.)

The majority of the photographs are of Abraham Rattner alone or with family and friends. In addition, there are photographs of Rattner's travels, his first wife Bettina Bedwell and his second wife Esther Gentle, as well as works of art.
The series is organized into eleven subseries:
  • 19.1: Abraham Rattner, 1918-1970s
  • 19.2: Studios, 1956, undated
  • 19.3: Exhibitions, 1950-1970s, undated
  • 19.4: Family, 1940s, undated
  • 19.5: Friends, 1929-1968, undated
  • 19.6: Travel, 1939-1947
  • 19.7: Bettina Bedwell, 1891-1947, undated
  • 19.8: Esther Gentle, 1928-1970s, undated
  • 19.9: Works of Art by Rattner, 1922-1970, undated
  • 19.10: Works of Art by Others, undated
  • 19.11: Miscellaneous, undated
Photographs are on reel 5276-5277 unless noted otherwise.
19.1: Abraham Rattner, 1917-1970s, undated
Included in this series are photographs of Rattner as a young man, as as soldier in World War I, as a young art student, as well as in middle age and an older man. A few photographs show Rattner in his early Paris studio. There are many photographs of Rattner with Bettina Bedwell. Some photos show Rattner at work or with his works of art. There are also photographs of Rattner at exhibitions and in his studio. The photographs are arranged roughly in chronological order.
Description Container
Rattner, 1917-circa 1920s
27
1
Rattner, Paris studio, 1930s
27
2
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
27
3-4
Rattner, including photographs by Alfredo Valente, circa 1940s
27
5-6
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell, vacation, 1946
27
7
Rattner studio, Urbana, Illinois, [1953-1954]
27
8
Rattner at Temple University Citation ceremony, 1954
27
9
Rattner at Aspen, Colorado Conference of Design, 1954
27
10
Rattner signing Illinois Portfolio, 1956
27
11
Rettner designing Chicago Loop Synagogue stained glass, 1958
27
12
Rattner, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
27
13
Rattner in Paris, circa 1965
27
14
Rattner with Gaugin fresco, 1965
Unfilmed
27
15
Rattner with Victory painting, 1967
27
16
Rattner, 1969
27
17
Rattner portraits, circa 1970s
27
18
Rattner attending exhibitions, circa 1970s
27
19
Rattner with works of art, undated
27
20
Rattner, undated
27
21
Rattner in Paris studio, undated
27
22
Rattner in his studio, 1975, undated
27
23
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell dinner, undated
27
24
Rattner and Esther Gentle, 1952, undated
27
25
19.2: Studio Photographs, 1956, undated
This subseries include photos of Rattner's Sag Harbor studio and his studio in France during the 1950s and 1960s.
Description Container
Studio, Sag Harbor, [1956]
27
26
Studio, Paris, undated
27
27
19.3: Exhibition Photographs, 1950s-1970s, undated
Photographs of Rattner and others attending exhibitions of his work are found here. Exhibitions included are the Carnegie Institute; the Downtown Gallery; Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Kennedy Gallery; "...and there was light," an exhibition of Rattner's stainedglass designs for the Chicago Loop Synagogue; and photographs from the exhibition "Our America."
Description Container
Carnegie Institute Painting in the United States, 1950
27
28
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International, 1950
27
29
Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Water Colors, Drawings and Prints, 1952
27
30
Downtown Gallery, 1960
27
31
Unidentified exhibition, undated
27
32-33
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Alexander Calder and Abraham Rattner exhibition, undated
27
34
Kennedy Gallery exhibition, undated
27
35
And There Was Light, studies for the Chicago Loop Synagogue, circa 1970s
27
36
UNESCO and UN, World on View, undated
27
37
Our America, undated
27
38
19.4: Family, 1940s, undated
An index of photographs taken by Rattner in 1946 is included here. Many of the photos mentioned in this index were taken during Rattner and Bedwell's trip to California in 1946. This subseries also contains photos of Rattner's family, including an undated photograph of his father, his brothers and sisters and their families, and photographs of the families of Bettina Bedwell and Esther Gentle.
Description Container
Family photographs, 1941-1946
27
39-42
Index to photographs taken by Rattner, 1946
27
43
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell's trip, 1946
27
44-45
Family, 1946
27
46-48
Family, 1956, 1964-1965, undated
27
49-51
Family, undated
27
52-55
19.5: Photographs of Friends, 1929-1968, undated
This subseries includes photographs of Henry Miller, Joan Miro, Richard de Rochemont, Weeks Hall, John Dos Passos, and Kay Boyle.
Description Container
Friends, 1929
27
56
Henry Miller, 1940-1943, undated
27
57
Rattner, Dick de Rochemont, Bettina Bedwell, 1930, undated
27
58
Joan Mirot, Juan Mirot, and daughter, 1936
27
59
Weeks Hall, 1921 [1941]
27
60
Friends, 1930s
27
61
John Dos Passos, 1930s, 1941
27
62
Friends, 1940, undated
27
63
U.S.A. trip, Anais Nin, 1941
27
64
U.S.A. trip, Rattner, Weeks Hall, Henry Miller, circa 1941
27
65
René Lefebore Foinet and Bettina Bedwell, 1946
27
66
Unidentified friends, undated
27
67-69
Jim Stinybooch and Judith, undated
27
70
Rattner and Esther Gentle with unidentified couple, undated
27
71
Jack Lawrence with Louis Rattner, 1968
27
72
Rattner, Bettina Bedwell, Kay Boyle, undated
27
73
Rattner, Esther Gentle, Russel Cowles, James T. Sweeney at de Crieft birthday party, undated
27
74
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell with unidentified people, undated
27
75
William Kienbusch, undated
27
76
19.6: Travel Photographs, 1939-1947
This small subseries of photographs include photos of Rattner and Bedwell during their trip to London in 1939-1940, scenery from Rattner and Bedwell's trip to California via train in 1946, and photographs from Rattner's trip from Nevada City, California to New York with Armand and Suzie d'Usseau in 1947.
Description Container
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell trip to London, circa 1939-1940
27
77
Rattner and Bettina Bedwell trip to western United States, 1946, undated
27
78-79
Vacation scenery, 1946
27
80
Cross-country trip with Armand and Suzie d'Usseau, 1947
27
81
19.7: Bettina Bedwell, 1891-1947, undated
Rattner kept many photographs of his first wife, such as a photograph of Bedwell when she was two years old, photos entitled "When We First Met," as well as formal portraits and snapshots from the 1930s and 1940s.
Description Container
Bettina Bedwell with family and friends, 1891, circa 1920s-1947
27
82-92
19.8: Esther Gentle, 1928-1970s, undated
Photographs of Rattner's second wife of almost 30 years include an early photograph of Gentle and her three young sons dated 1928 and photographs of Gentle and Rattner in her studio.
Description Container
Esther Gentle, 1928, 1963, circa 1970s, undated
27
93-96
19.9: Works of Art by Rattner, 1922-1970, undated
Most of Rattner's work is represented in this group of black and white photographs. They were used for documentation purposes, to keep track of which paintings were sent to galleries and exhibitions.
Description Container
Photographs of artwork, 1922-1970s
27
97-109
Photographs of artwork, undated
28
1
Sketches from U.S.A. trip with Henry Miller, undated
28
2
Photographs of paintings, undated
28
3
Negative of Chicago Loop Synagogue stained glass window, undated
Unfilmed
28
4
19.10: Works of Art by Others, undated
A few photographs of works of art by others are included in the collection. This subseries is unfilmed
Description Container
Works of art by others, undated
Unfilmed
28
5-8
19.11: Miscellaneous, undated
This subseries is unfilmed and includes fashion photographs that once belonged to Bettina Bedwell, scenes from Beggar's Opera, and photographs of the Joan d'Arc fresco painted by Paul Gaugin.
Description Container
Miscellaneous, undated
Unfilmed
28
9-15
Scenes from Beggar's Opera, undated
Unfilmed
29
1

Series 20: Works of Art by Rattner , 1912-1914, 1940-1967, undated
(box 30, ovs 37-44; 2.4 linear ft.)

The works of art by Abraham Rattner represent a cross-section of his career. His very early work includes water color studies, sketches, and caricatures drawn for his high school yearbook. In addition, studies for some of his paintings, miscellaneous sketches, a sketchbook with studies for his series Le Boef, E'corchés, watercolor studies for The Boxing Match as well as color studies are present here.
Works of art by Rattner are on reel 5277.
Description Container Select
Early sketches and studies (see also ov 37 for senior yearbook drawings and ov 38 for watercolor studies), 1912, undated
30
1-2
Sketch from U.S.A. trip with Henry Miller, 1940
30
3
Ink/watercolor drawings and studies (see also ovs 39, 40 and 41), undated
30
4
Miscellaneous sketches, undated
30
5
Portrait studies of Percival Goodman, M. Solz, Rabbi Bricher, 1956
30
6
Sketches, undated
30
7-10
Small paintings, undated
30
11
Drawing for A. Leepa's book The Challenge of Modern Art, undated
30
12
Sketches of Esther Gentle, 1956
30
13
Sketchbook, undated
30
14
Le Boef, E'corchés (Studies in the Meat Market), undated
30
15-17
Watercolor studies The Boxing Match, undated
30
18
Color palates, 1940s, undated
30
19-20
Studies of clowns, [1958]
OV 42
Studies for old shoes, [1967]
OV 43
Charts of color changes and comparative color reliabilities, 1943-1944, 1950-1951
OV 44

Series 21: Works of Art by Others , undated
(box 30, ov 45; 7 folders)

Art work by Max Weber, Ken Buryd, and unknown artists are represented in this subseries in addition to a painting of Virginia by Henry Miller. Genres include paintings, prints, and drawings.
Works of art by others are on reel 5277.
Description Container Select
Ken Buryd, undated
30
21
Max Weber, undated
30
22
Unknown artist, undated
30
23
Air-Conditioned Nightmare frontice piece by unknown artist, undated
30
24
Rodin prints (2), undated
30
25
The Bee Tree by C.I. Sprout, Brother David, undated
30
26
Henry Miller, undated
OV 45

Series 22: Bettina Bedwell Papers , 1932-1947, undated
(box 31; 0.4 linear ft.)

Rattner kept Bedwell's diary, passport, her writings such as a poem that she wrote to him entitled Abe , her fashion articles, a typescript for a book that she was writing entitled Fashion Correspondent , her fashion sketches, correspondence, death certificate and plans for her funeral.
The Bettina Bedwell papers are on reel 5277 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Biographical notes, undated
31
1
Passport, identity card, French visa, 1932-1939
31
2
Diary, 1944
31
3
United Press Club membership card, 1945
31
4
Writings, poem "Abe,", 1936
31
5
Writings, fashion articles, 1940
31
6
Writings, Paris Correspondent typescripts for chapters 1-4, undated
31
7-14
Paris Correspondent drafts and notes, undated
31
15
Color fashion drawings, undated
31
16
Fashion sketches, 1940s, undated
31
17-22
Correspondence, 1928-1947, undated
31
23
Notes, undated
31
24
Itemized expense reports, 1939-1940
31
25
Syndicate paychecks, 1947
31
26
Reviews of book Yellow Dusk, 1937
31
27
Funeral, 1947
31
28
Death certificate, 1947
31
29
Obituary notices, 1947
31
30
Funeral flower cards, 1947
Unfilmed
31
31
Flower and get well soon cards, 1947
Unfilmed
31
32

Series 23: Esther Gentle Papers , 1921-1984, undated
(boxes 31-32; 1.3 linear ft.)

Though Esther Gentle is represented throughout the collection, papers belonging solely to her are found in this series. Materials include: the birth certificate for her son Bernard Mozen, her marital history, a draft of her will, her application for the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, her resume, correspondence, notes, art work, art expenses, as well as papers regarding her business Esther Gentle Reproductions such as order books, sales records, inventories, catalog mock-ups, correspondence, and invoices. Diary entries, notes and writings contain detailed journal-type recollections and expressions of very personal psychological and emotional issues that Gentle dealt with, including the process of grieving and coming to terms with Rattner's death.
The Esther Gentle papers are on reels 5277-5279 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Birth certificate of Bernard Mozon, 1921
31
33
Marital history, notes and certificate, 1930, 1938, 1949
31
34
U.S. Government grant application, 1949
Unfilmed
31
35
French drivers license, 1951
31
36
Draft of will, 1964
31
37
Résumé, 1965
31
38
French visa, 1965
31
39
Passport application, 1966
31
40
Guggenheim fellowship application, undated
31
41
Partial transcipt of newspaper interview, undated
31
42
Inventory of art work, undated
Unfilmed
31
43
Photographs of Esther Gentle, undated
Unfilmed
31
44
Printed material, 1965-1967, 1981, undated
Unfilmed
31
45
Correspondence, 1948-1984, undated
31
46-55
Correspondence, 1963-1983, undated
Unfilmed
31
56
Notes, 1965, 1974, 1981
31
57-59
Notebooks, miscellaneous notes and sketches (6), undated
31
60-61
Notes and writings, undated
31
62
Notes and writings, 1961-1983, undated
Unfilmed
31
63
Diary entries, 1950, 1929-1980
31
64
Death of Gentle's brother
31
65
Notebooks, undated
32
1-2
Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged, notes, 1942
32
3
Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged, drawings, 1942
32
4-5
Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged, photographs, 1943
32
6
List of Gentle's sculpture, undated
32
7
Artwork, sketches, undated
Unfilmed
32
8-10
Art expenses, 1945, 1957
Unfilmed
32
11-12
Esther Gentle Reproductions exhibition materials, undated
32
13
Esther Gentle Reproductions order books, 1947-1948
32
14-15
Esther Gentle Reproductions sales records, 1950
32
16
Esther Gentle Reproductions inventories, 1951, undated
32
17-18
Esther Gentle Reproductions, photographs of store, undated
32
19
Esther Gentle Reproductions catalog mock-up, undated
32
20
Esther Gentle Reproductions catalog designs, undated
32
21
Esther Gentle Reproductions correspondence, 1946-1969, undated
32
22-31
Esther Gentle Reproductions order books, [1951-1952]
32
32-33
Esther Gentle Reproductions invoices, 1951-1954
32
34-37

Series 24: Allen Leepa Papers , 1952-1969, undated
(box 32; 8 folders)

This small series contains writings, correspondence, legal documents and Leepa's curriculum vitae from 1969.
The Allen Leepa papers are on reel 5279.
Description Container Select
Excerpt from The American Way, 1952
32
38
Memo to request additional research time, 1958
32
39
Proposal for film project, undated
32
40
Curriculum vitae, [1969]
32
41
Correspondence, 1959-1960
32
42
Illustrations for The Challenge of Modern Art, undated
32
43
Contract for book Understanding Modern Art (later called The Challenge of Modern Art), 1947
32
44
Legal agreement regarding film Genesis of an Idea: Abraham Rattner, 1965
32
45

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