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Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970

Kahn, Albert Eugene, 1912-1979

Photographer, Social reformer, Author


Collection Information

Size: 858 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence and printed material, mainly regarding Rockwell Kent.
REEL 2033: Correspondence with Rockwell Kent; carbon copies of letters from Kent to newspaper editors, politicians, and political activists, including Harold Kastner, J. Howard McGrath, Senator William Benton, Thomas E. Dewey, Nikita Khrushchev, and others; carbon copies of letters to Kent from Diego Rivera, Eliot White, and others; a copy of a letter from Darwin J. Meserole to Harry S. Truman; letters from Sally Kent and Henriette ("Riette") Kahn, containing newspaper clippings, a typescript of a poem from Rockwell Kent to Riette, a price list with the titles and dimensions of Kent's paintings, and writings by Kahn on Kent; and printed material relating to political activities.
REEL 2300: Correspondence primarily with Kahn and Kent; letters from H. K. Thompson, Jr., Dan Burne Jones, and others; and letters from Kent to Lyndon B. Johnson, Leon Berney, and others. Some letters contain typescripts of writings by Kahn and Kent and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Photographer, social activist, and author; Glen Ellen, Calif. Kahn was a close friend of Rockwell Kent.


Lent for microfilming 1980-1981 by Henriette Kahn, Kahn's widow.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Albert Kahn, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2030 and 2300 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.