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Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1937-1999
35 Folders
Box 1, 13

Biographical Material includes a family history by Bernarda Bryson Shahn's aunt, biographical accounts for Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, a passport and visa, membership cards and certificates, award certificates, appointment books and calendars containing brief entries, address books, and a video recording.
Description Container Select
Family History by Stella Bryson Collins, undated
1
1
Family Stories by Bernarda Shahn, undated
1
2
Biographical Accounts for the Whitney Museum, 1999
1
3
Miscellaneous Biographical Accounts, 1967-1993, undated
(6 folders)
1
4-9
Biographical Material for Ben Shahn, 1945-1967, undated
1
10
Passport and Visa for Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1958-1980
1
11
Library of Congress Card, 1937
1
12
Membership Cards and Certificates, 1959-1994, undated
1
13
Automobile Registration, 1995
1
14
Award Certificates, 1956-1996, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
1
15
Appointment Books and Calendars, 1958-1998
(8 folders)
1
16-23
Address Books, 1955-1956, undated
(6 folders)
1
24-29
Card File of Addresses, undated
(5 folders)
1
30-34
Unidentified Video Recording, undated
1 videocassettes (vhs)
1
35
Two Oversized Award Certificates, 1956-1989,
(from Box 1, Folder 15)
13
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1934-2004
3.6 Linear feet
Box 1-5, 13, OV 14

Correspondence is primarily between Bernarda Bryson Shahn and publishers including Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., and Macmillan and Company, and educational institutions including the Fogg Museum and Ohio University. Correspondence is also between colleagues and friends including Leo Lionni, Russell Lynes, Robert Osborn, and Warren Robbins. There are one or two letters each from Alexander Calder, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Indiana, and Archibald MacLeish.
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Unidentified Correspondents, undated
1
36
Correspondents with Unknown Surnames, undated
(11 folders)
1
37-47
Correspondents with Surnames "A,", undated
(2 folders)
1
48-49
Correspondents with Surnames "B,", undated
(2 folders)
1
50-51
Correspondents with Surnames "C,", undated
(2 folders)
1
52-53
Correspondents with Surnames "D" - "E,", undated
1
54
Correspondents with Surnames "F,", undated
1
55
Correspondents with Surnames "G,", undated
1
56
Correspondents with Surnames "H" - "I,", undated
(2 folders)
1
57-58
Correspondents with Surnames "J" - "K,", undated
1
59
Correspondents with Surnames "L,", undated
1
60
Correspondents with Surnames "M,", undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
1
61
Correspondents with Surnames "N" - "O,", undated
(3 folders; Oversized Material Housed in OV 14)
1
62-64
Correspondents with Surnames "P,", undated
2
1
Correspondents with Surnames "R,", undated
(2 folders)
2
2-3
Correspondents with Surnames "S,", undated
(8 folders)
2
4-11
Correspondents with Surnames "T,", undated
2
12
Correspondents with Surnames "V" - "Y,", undated
2
13
Correspondence, 1934-1943
2
14
Correspondence, 1944-1945
2
15
Correspondence, 1946
2
16
Correspondence, 1947
2
17
Correspondence, 1948
(2 folders)
2
18-19
Correspondence, 1949
2
20
Correspondence, 1950
2
21
Correspondence, 1951
(2 folders)
2
22-23
Correspondence, 1952-1953
2
24
Correspondence, 1954
2
25
Correspondence, 1955
(2 folders)
2
26-27
Correspondence, 1956
(2 folders)
2
28-29
Correspondence, 1957
(2 folders)
2
30-31
Correspondence, 1958
2
32
Correspondence, 1959
2
33
Correspondence, 1960
2
34
Correspondence, 1961
(2 folders)
2
35-36
Correspondence, 1962
(2 folders)
2
37-38
Correspondence, 1963
(3 folders)
2
39-41
Correspondence, 1964
(2 folders)
2
42-43
Correspondence, 1965
2
44
Correspondence, 1966
2
45
Correspondence, 1967
(4 folders)
2
46-49
Correspondence, 1968
(7 folders)
2
5-56
Correspondence, 1969
(9 folders)
2
57-65
Correspondence, 1970
(6 folders)
2
66-71
Correspondence, 1971
(6 folders)
2
72-77
Correspondence, 1972
(7 folders)
2
78-84
Correspondence, 1973
(8 folders)
2
85-92
Correspondence, 1974
(4 folders)
3
1-4
Correspondence, 1975
(6 folders)
3
5-10
Correspondence, 1976
(6 folders)
3
11-16
Correspondence, 1977
(7 folders)
3
17-23
Correspondence, 1978
(6 folders)
3
24-29
Correspondence, 1979
(5 folders)
3
30-34
Correspondence, 1980
(4 folders)
3
35-38
Correspondence, 1981
(4 folders)
3
39-42
Correspondence, 1982
(5 folders)
3
43-47
Correspondence, 1983
(5 folders)
3
48-52
Correspondence, 1984
(4 folders)
3
53-56
Correspondence, 1985
(4 folders)
3
57-60
Correspondence, 1986
(5 folders)
3
61-65
Correspondence, 1987
(4 folders)
3
66-69
Correspondence, 1988
(5 folders)
3
70-74
Correspondence, 1989
(5 folders)
3
75-79
Correspondence, 1990
(3 folders)
3
80-82
Correspondence, 1990
(4 folders)
4
1-4
Correspondence, 1991
(8 folders)
4
5-12
Correspondence, 1992
(10 folders)
4
13-22
Correspondence, 1993
(11 folders)
4
23-33
Correspondence, 1994
(12 folders)
4
34-45
Correspondence, 1995
(10 folders)
4
46-55
Correspondence, 1996
(8 folders)
4
56-63
Correspondence, 1997
(3 folders)
4
64-66
Correspondence, 1998
(3 folders)
4
67-69
Correspondence, 1999
(4 folders)
5
1-4
Correspondence, 2000
(2 folders)
5
5-6
Correspondence, 2001
5
7
Correspondence, 2002-2003
5
8
Correspondence, 2004
5
9
An Oversized Illustrated Letter on Cloth from Joe Mason, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 61)
13
1
Four Oversized Letters from Robert Osborn, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 64)
OV 14

Series 3: Notes and Writings , 1946-2001
4 Linear feet
Box 5-9

Notes and writings consist of miscellaneous notebooks concerning art-related topics, card files of art work and philosophical terms, address lists, miscellaneous lists, sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns and Gwen Knight, some in digital format, miscellaneous notes about art work and for publications, and typescripts for essays and books by Bernarda Bryson Shahn and others.
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Notebooks, undated
(14 folders)
5
10-23
Notebooks Concerning Images of Satan, 1951, undated
(6 folders)
5
24-29
Notebook, 1956-1964
6
1
Notebook, 1966
6
2
Notebook, 1970
6
3
Notebook, 1981
6
4
Notebook, 1984
6
5
Notebook "Dates of Painting and Other Things,", 1985
6
6
Notebook, 1987
6
7
Notebook, 1993
6
8
Notebooks Concerning Devils and Monsters, 1994
(2 folders)
6
9-10
Notebook, 1996
6
11
Notebook "Reference: Bernarda Bryson Shahn's Published Material,", 2005
(5 folders)
6
12-16
Card File of Art Work, undated
6
17
Card File of Philosophical Terms, undated
6
18
Address Lists, undated
(3 folders)
6
19-21
Miscellaneous Addresses, undated
6
22
Lists of Items Judged for University Women's Organization in Tokyo, Japan, undated
6
23
"Howard Greenfield Material,", undated
6
24
List of Captions, undated
6
25
Lists of Names of People, undated
6
26
Lecture by Ben Shahn, Skowhegan (Undated), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.342 Gigabytes
Six computer files
ER01
Lecture by Ben Shahn at Skowhegan (1954), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.713 Gigabytes
14 computer files
ER02
Lecture by Ben Shahn at Skowhegan (1955), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
1.02 Gigabytes
21 computer files
ER03
Lecture by Ben Shahn at Skowhegan (1959), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.855 Gigabytes
18 computer files
ER04
Lecture by Ben Shahn at Skowhegan (1964), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
1 Gigabyte
21 computer files
ER05
Lecture by Bernarda Bryson Shahn at Skowhegan (1994), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.519 Gigabytes
Ten computer files
ER06
Lecture by Bernarda Bryson Shahn at Skowhegan (1995), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.399 Gigabytes
Eight computer files
ER07
Lecture by Bernarda Bryson Shahn and Gwen Knight at Skowhegan (1996), Digital Audio Recording,, 2014
0.582 Gigabytes
11 computer files
ER08
Lecture by Bernarda Bryson Shahn at Skowhegan (1997), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
0.445 Gigabytes
Eight computer files
ER09
Notes for Book on Ben Shahn, 1956-1971, undated
(3 folders)
6
30-32
Notes and Reproductions of Art Work for Book on Ben Shahn, undated
(9 folders)
6
33-41
Notes Concerning Art Work, 1968, undated
(3 folders)
6
42-44
"Lists from Closet Walls,", 1968, undated
(3 folders)
7
1-3
Minutes of Meetings, 1968-1999
7
4
Notes Concerning Trees in Roosevelt, New Jersey, 1974-1985
(2 folders)
7
5-6
Notes Concerning Tokyo, Japan, 1980-1981
7
7
Lists of Art Work from Retrospective Exhibition at Trenton City Museum, 1988
7
8
Miscellaneous Notes about Ben Shahn by Bernarda Bryson Shahn, undated
7
9
Miscellaneous Notes on 3.5-inch Floppy Discs, 1996-1997, undated
(6 folders) (Transfer of digital content not possible)
7
10-15
Miscellaneous Notes, 1946-2001, undated
(7 folders)
7
16-22
Typescript "About Sidney,", undated
7
23
Typescript "Alfred Dreyfus and Ben Shahn,", undated
7
24
Typescript "Art and/or Consciousness,", undated
7
25
Typescript "An Artistic Incident - The News Called It,", undated
7
26
Typescript "Anecdotiques of Apollinaire,", undated
7
27
Typescript "Chaos,", undated
7
28
Typescript for Novel Flight 112, undated
7
29
Typescript "The FSA File,", undated
7
30
Manuscript for Play I and Self, undated
7
31
Typescript "Immortality of the Life of the Great Magician Cornelio Agrippa,", undated
7
32
Typescript "Legend for the Cartoon,", undated
7
33
Typescripts "A Letter to Many Friends" and "A Letter to My Italian Friends,", undated
7
34
Typescripts for Short Story "Lunch Hour,", undated
(3 folders)
7
35-37
Typescript "Notes in the Search for a Definition of Quality in Prints,", undated
7
38
Typescript "Ode to Barbara,", undated
7
39
Typescript "Of the Taller Archive of Ben Shahn's Works,", undated
7
40
Typescript "Of the Wooden Mannequin,", undated
7
41
Typescript "The Other Side of the Painting,", undated
7
42
Typescript "Passage,", undated
7
43
Typescript "Philosophy and/or Art,", undated
7
44
Typescript "Possible Sequence of Ideas,", undated
7
45
Typescript "The Problem of Artistic Creation in America Today,", undated
7
46
Typescript "The Reel-Foot Lake Snake,", undated
7
47
Typescript "The Skowhegan Idea,", undated
7
48
Typescript "What Really Happened,", undated
7
49
Typescript "The Wonderful World of Conjecture,", undated
7
50
Typescripts for Untitled Stories, undated
7
51
Poems, undated
7
52
Typescript on Communism, 1948
7
53
Typescripts on Japanese Printmaking, 1954-1959
(2 folders)
7
54-55
Typescript "Love and Joy about Letters,", 1963
7
56
Drafts for Book Ben Shahn's Drawings, undated
(20 folders)
7
57-76
Drafts for Book Ben Shahn's Drawings, undated
(24 folders)
8
1-24
Notes and Drafts for Book The Legend of Gilgamesh, 1872 - 2004
(5 folders)
8
25-29
Draft for Book Images of Satan, undated
(7 folders)
8
30-36
Notes and Drafts for Book Twenty Miracles of Saint Nicholas, 1958
(10 folders)
8
37-46
Drafts for Book about Ben Shahn by Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1972
(7 folders)
8
47-53
Typescript "Ben Shahn: Photographs and Paintings,", 1985
8
54
Typescript for Play The Epic of Gilgamesh, 1993
8
55
Typescript for Speech, 1993
8
56
Typescript "Third Allegory,", 1994
8
57
Notes and Drafts for "The Zoo of Zeus,", 1997
8
58
Miscellaneous Typescripts, undated
8
59
Typescript "Ben Shahn: Major American Artist" by Unidentified Author, undated
8
60
Typescript "Ben Shahn" by Unidentified Author, undated
8
61
Typescript "The White Gyrfalcon" by Charlton Ogburn, Jr., undated
8
62
Typescript about Ben Shahn "Self Arte,", 1953
8
63
Typescript by Carla Appel, 1998
8
64
Typescript "Reconsidering the Hale County Record: Notes on Two Walker Evans Albums in the Library of Congress" by Beverly W. Brannan and Judith Keller, 1994
8
65
Typescript "David Stone Martin" by Carmen Capalbo, undated
8
66
Typescript by Ruth Eisenstein, undated
8
67
Typescript "Pomegranada" by H. M. Koutoukas, undated
8
68
Poem by Edward Locke, undated
8
69
Poems by Gerald Metz, 1964, undated
8
70
Typescript "Ben Shahn, Mon Ami Tres Cher,?" by Fernand Mourlot, undated
8
71
Typescript by Norman Nadel, undated
8
72
Typescript "Ben Shahn's Mural in Roosevelt, N. J." by Sarah Peskin, 1970
8
73
Typescript "Originality in Graphic Arts" by the Print Council of America, undated
8
74
Typescript of the Dreyfus Introduction, 1983
8
75
Miscellaneous Typescripts by Warren Robbins, 1987-1993
8
76
Typescript "Depression Years" by Edwin Rosskam, undated
9
1
Typescript "Not Intended for Framing" by Edwin Rosskam, undated
9
2
Typescript "Hildilid's Night" by Cheli Duran Ryan, undated
9
3
Typescript "Ben Shahn" by J. T. S., undated
9
4
Typescript "Ben Shahn and his Community" by Meredith Schor, 1992
9
5
Notes by Ben Shahn for the Mural for the Rural Rehabilitation Program, undated
9
6
Typescript "Imagination and Intention" possibly by Ben Shahn, undated
9
7
Typescript "American Painting for the Past Twenty-Five Years" by Ben Shahn, 1951
9
8
Typescript for Talk "The Aspen Papers" by Ben Shahn, 1953
9
9
Handwritten Page by Ben Shahn, 1966
9
10
Typescript by Charles Westheimer, undated
9
11
Typescript "There's Power in the Brush" by Margareet Zoutewelle, 1996
9
12
Miscellaneous Typescripts by Others, undated
9
13

Series 4: Diaries , 1965-1985
5 Folders
Box 9

Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's diaries contain very brief daily entries and some illustrations. The 1972 diary contains much more elaborate illustrations.
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Diary, 1965
9
14
Diary, 1972
9
15
Diary, 1973
9
16
Diary, 1974
9
17
Diary, 1985
9
18

Series 5: Exhibition Files , 1955-2000
5 Folders
Box 9

These files contain letters, notes, and printed material concerning exhibitions of art work by Ben Shahn.
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Ben Shahn Exhibition in Spoleto, Italy, 1955-1958
(2 folders)
9
19-20
Ben Shahn Exhibition at the Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso in Madrid, Spain, 1983-1985
9
21
Ben Shahn Exhibition at the Starr Gallery in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 1990
9
22
Ben Shahn Exhibition at the Tama Art University Museum in Kaminoge, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
9
23

Series 6: Personal Business Records , 1932-2001
0.8 Linear feet
Box 9, 10

Personal business records include of files concerning property owned by Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's parents, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, art legislation matters, miscellaneous contracts, files documenting Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's interactions with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the Midtown Galleries, records of payments and royalties from miscellaneous publishing houses, price lists, income tax records, loan agreements, insurance records, and miscellaneous receipts.
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File Concerning Property Owned by Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's Parents, 1965-1968
9
24
File on Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1968-2001
(5 folders)
9
25-29
File Concerning Art Legislation, 1976-1992, undated
(2 folders)
9
30-31
By-Laws of Roosevelt Arts Project, Inc., 1996
9
32
Contracts, 1954-1990, undated
(4 folders)
9
33-36
File Concerning Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1971-1994, undated
(4 folders)
9
37-40
File Concerning Midtown Galleries, 1983-1994, undated
(5 folders)
9
41-45
Records of Payments from Publications, 1946-1967
9
46
Royalty Statements: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969-1973
9
47
Royalty Statements: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1960-1984
(3 folders)
9
48-50
Royalty Statements: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956-1973
9
51
Royalty Statements: Little, Brown and Company, 1960-1969
9
52
Royalty Statements: Macmillan Company, 1966-1973
9
53
Royalty Statements: Visual artists' and Galleries Association, Inc. (VAGA), 1992-1996
9
54
Miscellaneous Royalty Statements, 1949-1970, undated
9
55
Price Lists for Art Work, 1960-1999, undated
(6 folders)
9
56-61
Records of Works Sold, 1956-1988
10
1
Payment Receipts for Art Work, 1934-1996
10
2
Income Tax Records, 1948-1990
10
3
Loan Agreements, 1955-1999, undated
(3 folders)
10
4-6
Deeds of Gift, 1970-1999, undated
10
7
Insurance Records, 1969-1996
10
8
Requests for Permission to Reproduce Images, 1963-1999
10
9
Shipment Receipts, 1963-1997, undated
(2 folders)
10
10-11
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1941-1997, undated
(3 folders)
10
12-14
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1932-1994, undated
10
15

Series 7: Printed Material , 1904-2004
1.2 Linear feet
Box 10-11, 13, OV 14-15

Printed material includes clippings, prospectuses, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Bernarda Bryson Shahn , Ben Shahn, and others, press releases, calendars of events, programs, miscellaneous brochures and booklets, books including A Partridge in a Pear Tree, illustrated by Ben Shahn, reproductions of art work, and miscellaneous printed material.
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Clippings, 1904-2004, undated
(31 folders)
10
16-46
Clippings of Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's Illustrations, undated
(6 folders)
10
47-52
Prospectuses, 1939-1993, undated
10
53
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1933-2002, undated
(11 folders)
10
54-64
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Ben Shahn, 1932-2002, undated
(10 folders)
10
65-74
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Abby Shahn, 1987-1988
10
75
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Jonathan Shahn, 1972-2001, undated
(2 folders)
10
76-77
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Judith Shahn, 1979-1996, undated
10
78
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, 1961-2002, undated
(2 folders)
10
79-80
Press Releases, 1964-1998, undated
(2 folders)
11
1-2
Calendars of Events, 1970-2000
11
3
Programs, 1967-1996, undated
(3 folders)
11
4-6
Brochures for the Sale of Art Work, 1969-1994, undated
(3 folders)
11
7-9
Brochures for Art Classes, 1991-1997, undated
11
10
Brochures for the Sale of Books, 1967, undated
(2 folders)
11
11-12
Miscellaneous Brochures, 1982-1999, undated
11
13
Booklet "Pickaxe and Pencil: References for the Study of the WPA,", 1982
11
14
Book Ben Shahn, 1947
11
15
Book A Partridge in a Pear Tree, illustrated by Ben Shahn, 1949
11
16
Miscellaneous Book Covers, 1976, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
11
17
Miscellaneous Reproductions of Art Work, undated
(5 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
11
18-22
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1948-1972, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 13 and OV 15)
11
23
Oversized Cover for Book A Vision Shared, 1976,
(from Box 11, Folder 17)
13
1
Oversized Reproduction of Art Work, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 22)
13
1
Oversized Poster of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 23)
13
1
Oversized Exhibition Announcement for Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1993,
(from Box 10, Folder 59)
OV 14
Two Oversized Blue Prints for a Chapel, 1966,
(from Box 11, Folder 23)
OV 15

Series 8: Scrapbooks , 1945-1978
30 Folders
Box 11, 13, OV 15

Scrapbooks 1-4 contain letters including one from Dag Hammaarskjold, notes, printed material, and photographs documenting the creation of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial for which Jonathan Shahn created the large portrait bust. Scrapbooks 5-7 contain notes, reproductions of art work, and photographs of images of the devil for a book by Bernarda Bryson Shahn . Scrapbook 8 contains obituaries for Ben Shahn, assembled by Zackary Gitlin.
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Scrapbook 1 for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1945-1961, undated
(3 folders)
11
24-26
Scrapbook 2 for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1961
(5 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
11
27-31
Scrapbook 3 for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1961
(3 folders)
11
32-34
Scrapbook 4 for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1961-1962
(6 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 13 and OV 15)
11
35-40
Scrapbook 5: "Images of the Devil,", undated
(3 folders)
11
41-43
Scrapbook 6: "Images of the Devil,", 1978, undated
(4 folders)
11
44-47
Scrapbook 7: "Images of the Devil,", 1978, undated
(5 folders)
11
48-52
Two Oversized Drawings and a Blue Print of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial from Scrapbook 2, 1961,
(from Box 11, Folder 28)
13
2
Oversized Accountant's Report for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial from Scrapbook 4, 1962,
(from Box 11, Folder 37)
13
3
Oversized Blue Print of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial from Scrapbook 4, 1962,
(from Box 11, Folder 38)
13
3
Oversized Scrapbook 8: Ben Shahn Obituaries Assembled by Zackary Gitlin, 1969
13
4
Four Oversized Blue Prints of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial from Scrapbook 4, 1961,
(from Box 11, Folder 38)
OV 15

Series 9: Art Work , 1970-2002
70 Folders
Box 11-13, OV 14

Art work includes a sketchbook with annotations, drawings, a portfolio of drawings, lettering designs, watercolor sketches, and layouts for miscellaneous books, booklets, and an exhibition catalog.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook with Annotations, 2002
11
53
Drawings, undated
(3 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 13)
11
54-56
Portfolio of Drawings for the Thanks Poster, Bronx Mural, Jamaica, N.Y. Mural, and the Wisconsin (or Missouri) Mural, undated
(6 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 13 and OV 14)
11
57-62
Lettering Designs, 1982, undated
11
63
Watercolor Sketches, undated
11
64
Layout for Book of Poetry with Illustrations by Bernarda Bryson Shahn, undated
11
65
Layout for Book Which is What, undated
11
66
Layout for Unidentified Booklet, undated
11
67
Layout for Exhibition Catalog, 1983
12
1
Drawing by JoAnn Jones, 1997
12
2
Oversized Drawing, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 55)
13
1
Oversized Layout Design for Cover of Book The Grindstone of God, 1970
13
1
Oversized Portfolio Cover, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 57)
13
5
Ten Oversized Portfolio Drawings, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 57)
13
6
Oversized Layout for a Book by Ben Shahn, undated
13
7
Oversized Drawing from the Portfolio, undated,
(from Box 11, Folder 57)
OV 14

Series 10: Photographs , 1872-1985
34 Folders
Box 12

Photographs are of unidentified ancestors, Ben Shahn, Shahn family members, Ben Shahn with friends and colleagues including Alexander Calder, Helen Hayes, Senator Jacob Javitz, and Nelson Rockefeller, Ben Shahn's studio, exhibition installations, and art work by Bernarda Bryson Shahn , Ben Shahn, and others. There are also press photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and President Bill Clinton and travel photographs of Malta.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Ancestors, 1872, undated
12
3
Photographs of Ben Shahn, Bernarda Bryson Shahn , and Family, undated
12
4
Photographs of Ben Shahn and Colleagues, undated
12
5
Press Photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and of President Clinton, 1942, undated
12
6
Photographs of Miscellaneous Friends, 1944-1967, undated
12
7
Photographs of Artists' Union Demonstrations by Ben Shahn, 1934-1935
(3 folders)
12
8-10
Photograph of Ben Shahn's Studio, undated
12
11
Photographs of Exhibition Installations, 1977, undated
12
12
Photographs of Art Work by Bernarda Bryson Shahn, undated
12
13
Photographs of Art Work by Ben Shahn, 1961-1978, undated
(12 folders)
12
14-25
Photographs of Art Work by Ben Shahn in Bernarda Bryson Shahn 's Collection, undated
12
26
Photographs of Miscellaneous Book Layouts, undated
12
27
Photographs of Drawings by James Kearns, undated
12
28
Photographs of Sculpture by James Kearns, undated
12
29
Photographs of Sculpture by Charles Wells, 1985, undated
12
30
Photographs of Art Work by Others, undated
12
31
Travel Photographs of Malta, 1980
(3 folders)
12
32-34
Miscellaneous Travel Photographs, undated
12
35
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
12
36

Series 11: Unprocessed Addition , circa 1904-2004
2.7 Linear feet
Boxes 16-19, OV 20

The unprocessed addition includes administrative files regarding Bernarda Shahn's work on the board of Skowhegan correspondence of both Bernarda and Ben Shahn; an inventory ledger with names of works of art by Ben Shahn; a scrapbook regarding Ben Shan's work in Japan; photographs of Ben and Bernarda Shahn and images of works of art by Ben Shahn; sketchbooks and notebooks by Ben and Bernarda Shahn; and printed material.
Description Container Select
Bernarda Bryson Shahn Unprocessed Papers, circa 1904-2004
16-17
Oversized Bernarda Bryson Shahn Unprocessed Papers, circa 1904-2004
18-19
Oversized Bernarda Bryson Shahn Unprocessed Papers, circa 1904-2004
OV 20

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