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

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Series 8: Printed Material , 1912-1988
3.22 Linear feet
Boxes 30-33, 35, OV 39

Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs for many Shahn exhibitions, dating from some of his earliest shows at the Downtown Gallery including The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1932. A large portion of the series consists of clippings and articles from newspapers and other publications documenting events in Shahn's career. Scattered reprints of essays written by Shahn are found here, as well as scattered articles illustrated by Shahn such as John Barlow Martin's "The Blast in Centralia No. 5," published in Harper's in 1948. One item of particular note in Clippings is a copy of the publication the Jewish Daily Forward, from April 1936. There are also 14 issues, and a paste-up layout of the 1930s publication Art Front.
In addition to clippings about Shahn, Clippings Reference Files contains primarily photographs from newspapers on a wide range of political and human interest subjects.
The bulk of this series has been scanned; only representative samples of large groups of clippings have been scanned and typically only the covers and relevant pages of publications have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Art Front Magazine, 1934-1935
oversized material housed in Box 35
30
45
Art Front Magazine, 1936
30
46
Art Front Magazine, 1937
30
47
Art Front, Paste-up Layout for Magazine, 1935
30
48
Brochures for Artwork, 1955-1965
30
49
Brochures for Equipment and Supplies, undated
30
50
Brochures for Events, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material housed in OV 39
30
51
Brochures for Events, 1949-1959
30
52
Brochures for Events, 1961-1964
30
53
Brochures for Events, 1965-1972
oversized material housed in OV 39
30
54
Brochures for Organizations, circa 1952-circa 1963
oversized material housed in OV 39
30
55
Brochures for Publications, 1955-1964
30
56
Brochures for Schools, 1955-1979
30
57
Brochures, Miscellaneous, undated
30
58
Catalogs, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
30
59
Clippings, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3 Folders
31
1-3
Clippings, 1932-1934
31
4
Clippings, 1935
2 Folders
31
5-6
Clippings, 1936-1945
oversized material housed in OV 40
31
7
Clippings, 1946-1947
31
8
Clippings, 1948
31
9
Clippings, 1949
31
10
Clippings, 1950-1951
31
11
Clippings, 1952
31
12
Clippings, 1953
2 Folders
31
13-14
Clippings, 1954
31
15
Clippings, 1955
31
16
Clippings, 1956
2 Folders
31
17-18
Clippings, 1957
2 Folders
31
19-20
Clippings, 1958
2 Folders
31
21-22
Clippings, 1959
31
23
Clippings, 1960
2 Folders
31
24-25
Clippings, 1961
31
26
Clippings, 1962
3 Folders
31
27-29
Clippings, 1963
31
30
Clippings, 1964
31
31
Clippings, 1965-1969
31
32
Clippings, 1970-1988
31
33
Clippings Reference Files, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
7 Folders
bulk not scanned
31
34-40
Clippings Reference Files, circa 1932-1933
31
41
Clippings Reference Files, circa 1934-1937
31
42
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
31
43
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
31
44
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1932-1934
31
45
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1938
31
46
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Shahn, circa 1944-1947
31
47
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1951-1952
31
48
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1955
32
1
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1956-1957
32
2
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1958
32
3
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, circa 1959-1960s
disbound unidentified catalog of reproductions
32
4
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1959
32
5
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1961
32
6
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1962
32
7
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1963
oversized material housed in OV 39
32
8
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1964-1966
32
9
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1967
32
10
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1968
32
11
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1969
32
12
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1970
32
13
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1971-1979
32
14
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1981
32
15
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2 Folders
32
16-17
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1952-1956
oversized material housed in OV 39
32
18
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1957
32
19
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1958-1959
32
20
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1960-1961
32
21
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1962
4 Folders
32
22-25
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1963
4 Folders
32
26-29
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1964
2 Folders
32
30-31
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1965
32
32
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1966
oversized material housed in OV 39
32
33
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1967
32
34
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1984, 1988
32
35
Pamphlets Concerning Farmers, 1935-1936
32
36
Pamphlets Concerning Unions, 1934-1937
2 Folders
32
37-38
Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, 1912-1944
2 Folders
32
39-40
Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, 1946-1967
4 Folders
33
1-4
Picture Postcards, undated
33
5
Printed Travel Souvenirs, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
33
6
Programs, circa 1951-1964
33
7
Prospectuses, 1957-1966
33
8
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1949
33
9
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
33
10
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1952-1956
33
11
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1957-1958
oversized material housed in Box 35
33
12
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1959
33
13
Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1964-1967
33
14
Publications Illustrated by Others, 1962-1964
33
15
Reproductions of Artwork by Shahn, 1953-1966
3 Folders
oversized material housed in OV 39
33
16-18
Reproductions of Artwork by Others, undated
2 Folders
33
19-20
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
33
21
Oversized Material from Art Front Magazine, 1934-1935
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F45
35
Oversized Material from Publications Illustrated by Shahn, 1959
oversized material scanned with Box 33, F13
35
Oversized Material from Brochures for Events, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F51
OV 39
Oversized Material from Brochures for Events, 1965-1972
oversized material scanned with Box 30, F54
OV 39
Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Shahn, 1963
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F8
OV 39
Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1952-1956
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F18
OV 39
Oversized Material from Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Others, 1966
oversized material scanned with Box 32, F33
OV 39
Oversized Material from Reproductions of Artwork by Shahn, 1953-1966
oversized material scanned with Box 33, F17
OV 39
Oversized Material from Clippings, 1936-1945
oversized material scanned with Box 31, F7
OV 40

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.