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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

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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

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