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

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Series 4: Financial and Legal Records , 1934-1988
1.62 Linear feet
Boxes 26-27, 35

Shahn's art-related financial material includes consignment records, loan agreements, and royalty statements, in addition to receipts for artwork sold, receipts for publication of artwork, and receipts for honoraria and other payments. Much of the series consists of routine transactions not necessarily related to Shahn's work including bank records, miscellaneous receipts, records of medical expenses, and insurance records.
Three folders at the end of the series contain legal documents and records relating to a police report of a case in which Shahn had assisted by drawing a sketch of a criminal suspect.
The series is partially scanned. Routine and personal financial records and tax records have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Bank Records, 1955-1962
7 Folders
not scanned
26
18-24
Consignment Records, 1956-1987
26
25
Famous Artists School Pay Statements, 1954-1968
26
26
Insurance Records, 1936-1969
2 Folders
not scanned
26
27-28
Loan Agreements, circa 1956-1968
26
29
Loan Agreements, 1976-1987
26
30
Receipts, Art Materials and Framing, 1957-1966
26
31
Receipts, Artwork Given as Gifts to Institutions, 1937-1971
26
32
Receipts, Artwork Sold, circa 1956-1987
26
33
Receipts, 1940-1968
2 Folders
not scanned
26
34-35
Receipts, Dues, 1952-1969
26
36
Receipts, Hardware Supplies and Lumber Company, 1957-1968
26
37
Receipts, Honoraria and other Payments, circa 1951-1980
26
38
Receipts, 1935-1987
4 Folders
not scanned
26
39-42
Receipts, Publication of Artwork, circa 1956-1967
26
43
Receipts, circa 1950-1988
4 Folders
not scanned
26
44-47
Receipts, Travel, 1956-1970
4 Folders
folder 51 not scanned
26
48-51
Receipts, Utilities, 1957-1969
26
52
Royalty Statements, circa 1955-1964
26
53
Royalty Statements, 1965-1988
26
54
Savings Account for Peace (Committee for Mark Twain Prayer), 1966-1968
26
55
Shahn Personal Business Records, 1966
26
56
Survey: Property of Ben Shahn, Roosevelt, NJ, 1954
oversized material housed in Box 35
27
1
Tax Records, 1934-1988
3 Folders
not scanned
27
2-4
Court Papers: Shahn and Robert Leslie vs. National Telefilm Associates, Inc., re "The World of Sholom Aleichen,", 1963
27
5
Police Report, Philadelphia Bureau of Police, 1941
27
6
Supreme Court Brief re. the Magazine Eros, 1964
27
7
Oversized Material from Survey: Property of Ben Shahn, Roosevelt, NJ, 1954
oversized material scanned with Box 27, F1
35

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