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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983 | Digitized Collection

Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983

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Series 1: Letters, 1931-1983
(Boxes 1-2; 1.75 feet)

Letters are primarily from friends, colleagues, the subjects of Hirschfeld's drawings, and the general public. There are also copies of seven letters sent by Hirschfeld. A small majority of letters are from Brooks Atkinson, John Mason Brown, Edward Chodorov, Beauford Delaney, Roger K. Fruse, and Charles F. Lowe.
There are one or two letters each from Bella Abzug, Harold Arlen, Richard Avedon, Russell Baker, Richard Benjamin, Herb Block, Hume Cronyn, Melvyn Douglas, Nora Ephron, Jules Feiffer, Don Freeman, Herb Gardner, Ira Gershwin, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Tammy Grimes, George Grosz, Frances Hackett, Victor J. Hammer, Paul Hartman, Goldie Hawn, John Held, Katharine Hepburn, Hilaire Hiler, Wendy Hiller, Gordon Kahn, Jean Kerr, Alan King, Alexander King, Andre Kostelanetz, Maya Ying Lin, John V. Lindsay, Russell Lynes, Groucho Marx, A. Hyatt Mayor, Roddy McDowall, Lee Minnelli, Ogden Nash, Laurence Olivier, Jack Paar, Sid Perelman, George Price, Harold Prince, Lynn Redgrave, Billy Rose, Aline Saarinen, Hermenegildo Sábat, Peter Shaffer, Lawrence Spivak, Adlai Stevenson, Marlo Thomas, Gloria Vanderbilt, Vera Ellen, Lotte Lenya Weill-Detwiler, John Weitz, and Art Wood.
DescriptionContainer
Letters, Surnames Unknown, undated
1 (hol)
1
Letters, Surnames "A-Z,", undated
(6 folders)
1 (hol)
2-7
Letters, 1931-1935
1 (hol)
8
Letters, 1937-1938
1 (hol)
9
Letters, 1939
1 (hol)
10
Letters, 1940-1942
1 (hol)
11
Letters, 1943-1944
1 (hol)
12
Letters, 1945
1 (hol)
13
Letters, 1947-1949
1 (hol)
14
Letters, 1950-1951
1 (hol)
15
Letters, 1952-1954
1 (hol)
16
Letters, 1955-1956
1 (hol)
17
Letters, 1957-1959
1 (hol)
18
Letters, 1960-1962
(3 folders)
1 (hol)
19-21
Letters, 1963
(2 folders)
1 (hol)
22-23
Letters, 1964
(2 folders)
1 (hol)
24-25
Letters, 1965
(2 folders)
1 (hol)
26-27
Letters, 1966
1 (hol)
28
Letters, 1967
1 (hol)
29
Letters, 1968
(2 folders)
1 (hol)
30-31
Letters, 1969
(2 folders)
1 (hol)
32-33
Letters, 1970
(3 folders)
1 (hol)
34-36
Letters, 1971
1 (hol)
37
Letters, 1972
1 (hol)
38
Letters, 1973
1 (hol)
39
Letters, 1974-1981
(8 folders)
2 (hol)
1-8
Letters, 1982
(2 folders)
2 (hol)
9-10
Letters, 1983
2 (hol)
11

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.