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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

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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

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