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Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1906-1966
0.8 Linear feet
Box 1

Letters, with scattered responses from Walkowitz, are primarily from colleagues including artists John Taylor Arms, George Biddle, Paula Eliasoph, Ivan G. Olinsky, Walter Pach, Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, and Max Weber, Boston art collector Louis Schapiro, publisher E. Haldeman-Julius, writer Horace Traubel, and dancers Elizabeth Duncan and Maria-Theresa Duncan, the sister and adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan respectively.
Individual letters are primarily from the diverse group of notable people to whom Walkowitz had sent copies of his books. Correspondents include artists George C. Ault, Oscar Bluemner, Henry Botkin, Katharine S. Dreier, Philip Evergood, Karl Knaths, Louis Lozowick, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Jules Pascin, George Rickey, and Eugene Speicher, art collectors A. C. Barnes and Duncan Phillips, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, philosopher John Dewey, photography pioneer George Eastman, singer Nelson Eddy, Sigmund Freud, Sidney Janis, violinist Louis Kaufman, Meyer Schapiro, writer Richard Wright, and French actress Lottie Yorska. A letter of apology from John Sloan, dated 1919, throws light on the hostility Walkowitz felt towards Sloan. Also found are letters from art organizations and museums.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
A, 1935-1963
  • Addison Gallery of American Art
  • All-Americal Jewish Cultural Alliance (YKUF)
  • American Artists Congress
  • American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers
  • Arms, John Taylor
  • Artists League of America
  • Avery, Milton
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8
B, 1929-1964
  • Bezalel National Museum
  • Biddle, George
  • Bittel, Lt. Lester Ro.
  • Brandeis, Louis D.
  • Bressler, Sophie and Judson
  • Brooklyn Museum
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9
C, 1926-1964
  • Coe College
  • Congress for Jewish Culture Art Center
  • Constant, George
  • Converse, Lily S.
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
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10
D, 1927-1964
  • Dickinson, Sidney E.
  • Duncan, Elizabeth
  • Duncan, Margherita S.
  • Duncan, Maria-Theresa
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E, 1929-1949
  • Egner, Arthur
  • Eliasoph, Paula
  • Evanti, Lillian
  • Evergood, Philip
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12
F, 1929-1956
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foy, Hans
  • Friedlander, Isaac
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13
G, 1928-1963
  • Gallatin, Albert
  • Gauthier, Eva
  • Genauer, Emily
  • Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
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14
H, 1912-1959
  • Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel and Sue
  • Hollander, George and Bea Sterling
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15
I, 1939-1953
  • Isaacs, Stanley and Ethel
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16
J, 1920-1964
  • Janis, Sidney
  • Jewish Telegraph Agency
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17
K, 1929-1957
  • Kellner, Gus and Mary
  • Knaths, Karl
  • Kraushaar, C.W.
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18
L, 1907-1958
  • Lane, Charles J.
  • Library of Congress
  • Lorber, Dr. Herman (Harry)
  • Lorber, Samuel and Martha
  • Lozowick, Louis
  • Lutz, Mark
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M, 1906-1966
  • Mandel, A.
  • Menters, Anita "Angna"
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Morgan LIbrary
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Museum of Modern Art
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20
N, 1931-1962
  • Newark Museum
  • New York Times
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21
O, 1907-1949
  • Olinsky, Ivan Gregorewitch
  • Oppenheimer, Beatruce Biano (Opp)
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22
P, 1929-1955
  • Pach, Walter and Magda
  • Pascin, Jules
  • Pickwick Pharmacy Art School
  • Prigosen, Rosa and Jacob
  • Princeton Print Club
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23
Q, 1940-1941
  • Quitzow, Charles A.
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24
R, 1929-1962
  • Roback, A.A.
  • Rockefeller, John D. (Secretary)
  • Rosenblum, Harry
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25
Sa-Se, 1925-1958
  • San Francisco Museum of Art
  • Schapiro, Louis
  • Schoenfeld, Abe and Annie
  • Schulman, Eileen
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26
Sh-Sw, 1914-1949
  • Shaskan, Alexander T.
  • Smith, ALice H. J.
  • Society for Independent Artists, Inc.
  • Stieglitz, Alfred
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T, 1917-1959
  • Tisch, William
  • Traubel, Horace
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U, 1942
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V, 1937-1949
  • Van Arsdale, S.F.
  • Van Vechten, Carl
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W, 1922-1964
  • Watson, Forbes
  • Weber, Max
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Who's Who in America
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31
Y, 1929-1944
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Z, 1944
  • Zirinsky, Julius
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First Names Only and Illegible, circa 1910-circa 1960
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Drafts, cica 1930-circa 1940
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