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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

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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

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