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Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970

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Series 1: Biographical and Family Records , 1879-1984
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 36

This series includes biographical sketches for Shahn maintained by Downtown Gallery, various award certificates received by Shahn over the course of his career, a 1924 passport for Shahn and his first wife, Tillie Goldstein, and various family legal records including the divorce papers of Ben and Tillie Shahn, copies of Jonathan Shahn's birth certificate and Ezra Shahn's doctorate certificate, and indenture papers for a branch of Bernarda Bryson Shahn's family. Also found in this series are resume details for Bernarda Bryson Shahn and two cards showing her membership in the Author's Guild.
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title. This series has been scanned in entirety.
Description Container Select
Award Certificates, 1955-1967
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1
Biographical Sketches, circa 1947-1961
1
2
Divorce Papers, Tillie G. Shahn vs. Ben Shahn, 1944-1952
1
3
Identification Documents and Passport, 1924-1966
1
4
Indenture Papers for Members of Nettlefold Family to work for Charles Evans, 1879
oversized material housed in OV 36
1
5
Membership Cards, circa 1960-1967
1
6
Records of Shahn Family Members, 1956-1984
1
7
Indenture Papers for Members of Nettlefold Family to work for Charles Evans, 1879
oversized material scanned with Box 1, F5
OV 36

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