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Series 2: Correspondence , 1926-1997
8.75 Linear feet
Boxes 1-9, 22

Gross's personal and professional correspondence constitutes a rich and substantive record of all aspects of his career and is with family members; friends and colleagues including many artists, architects, writers, and scholars; galleries, museums and other art institutions; synagogues and multiple Jewish philanthropic organizations; publishers; and educational institutions. The correspondence is primarily incoming with scattered outgoing letters from Gross and occasionally Renee Gross. There is often overlap between professional and personal correspondence as relationships with colleagues span many years and often developed a personal tone. Renee Gross's work with philanthropic organizations is also documented to some extent.
Correspondence with family includes five letters from Renee to Chaim Gross, a folder of letters from daughter Mimi Gross and Red Grooms, including eight illustrated letters written while traveling in Italy, Macedonia, Greece, and Yugoslavia in the 1960s, and letters from extended family members.
The series contains a significant amount of correspondence with artists including: twelve letters and cards from Eliot Elisofon containing accounts of his travels in Africa in 1972-1973; letters from Richard and Laurie Graham, recording their impressions of Italy and discussing Graham's success; and four letters from Milton and Cecille Hebald written from Italy, discussing Milton Hebald's work and Gross's work being cast at the Nicci Foundry. Letters and postcards from filmmaker Lewis Jacobs relate to the printing of Tree Trunk to Head and The Sculptor Speaks. Letters from photographer Arnold Newman include two from Florida in the early 1940s where Newman was establishing a portrait studio. Letters from Elias Newman and Moses Soyer include descriptions of their experiences as young students at the Educational Alliance Art School.
In addition to correspondence from artists in the named files, general correspondence files for each letter also house many social replies, postcards, and scattered business and personal letters from artists including: Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Harry Glassgold, Louis Held, Edward and Jo Hopper, Mervin Jules, Maurice Kallis, Jacob Kainen's wife Ruth Kainen, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Robert Laurent, Michael Lawrence, Legh Myers, George Nobe, Elliot Offner, Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, Girolamo Piccoli, Charles Salerno, Satyajit Shergil, Mia Solow, May Stevens, Paul Suttman, Hans Va de Bovenkamp, Egon Weiner, Warren Wheelock, Jean Woodham, Hale Woodruff, Herbert and Laura Ziegler, and Marguerite and William Zorach.
Correspondence with architects, writers, and scholars include letters from Chaim Potok in his capacity as editor with the Jewish Publication Society of America, referencing the publication of The Book of Isaiah; letters from Jack C. Rich related to his published writings on sculpture; letters from Yiddish writer and poet Shea Tenenbaum; and a folder of letters from art historian Roberta K. Tarbell, who wrote the essay for Gross's 1977 retrospective at the Jewish Museum.
Correspondence with publishers documents the publication of books about Gross or featuring his work. Letters from Beechurst Press, Inc., include the contract for Fantasy Drawings in 1956; related correspondence with Indiana University includes letters from Alfred Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research referencing Gross's drawings included in the book and used in research at the institute. Correspondence with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., documents the publication of Chaim Gross by Frank Getlein (1974) and Chaim Gross: Watercolors and Drawings by Alfred Werner (1979).
Correspondence with noted book designer Abe Lerner, relates to design work Lerner did for publications containing artwork by Gross, primarily for the Jewish Publication Society of America, including The Book of Isaiah and a book on Gross's Ten Commandments. Correspondence with printer Marcel Salinas documents Salinas's assistance in the production of Gross's suite of lithographs for The Jewish Holidays in 1969.
Gross's work for the Works Progress Administration is documented through correspondence, contracts, payment vouchers, and related documentation. The Federal Art Project correspondence includes a copy of Gross's Government Services Administration transcript of employment up to September 1940 and letters relating to Gross's winning entry for the competition to execute artwork for the Post Office in Irwin, Pennsylvania. The Treasury Relief Art Project files document Gross's commissions for the Post Office Department building and the Apex Building in Washington, D. C. The files include scattered personal letters from Ed Rowan and Forbes Watson. The New York World's Fair (1939) folder contains a contract for Gross's work for the France Overseas and Finnish Buildings, and related correspondence and financial records. Also documented are Gross's participation in juries for national competitions and his work as a consultant for the selection of sculptors to execute work on federal buildings.
Correspondence with museums and galleries provides documentation of commissions and sales of Gross's artwork, many solo and group exhibitions in which he was represented, and multiple loans and gifts to various museums. These include Gross's 1977 retrospective at the Jewish Museum, exhibitions at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Correspondence with Bella Fishko and Forum Gallery documents Forum Gallery's representation of Gross's artwork from 1961 through the early 1980s and indicates the lucrative nature of Gross's exhibitions during that period. Letters include account statements, appraisals, records of sales and gifts of Gross's work, and copies of correspondence relating to loans of work for exhibitions at other galleries and museums.
Correspondence with Warren Robbins documents Robbins's efforts to engage the involvement of artists in establishing the Museum of African Art. Purchases of Gross's work in the early 1940s by museums as prominent as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, are also documented here, as are Gross's gifts and loans to both museums, his involvement with the Museum of Modern Art's education committee, and his loans from his personal collection to the National Gallery of Art's first exhibition of African art in 1970.
References to many commissions and projects appear throughout the series, including Gross's six bronze panels entitled Six Days of Creation for Temple Sharray Tefila in New York City, and his Ten Commandments for the sanctuary of the International Synagogue at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. Correspondence with Harold and Kitty Ruttenberg relates to commissions for Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh and others and is notable also in that it includes relatively frequent replies from Renee and Chaim Gross which provide details about events in their lives and Gross's career. Correspondence with the United Nations documents Gross's commissions for watercolors and serigraph prints reproduced in three first day covers and stamps issued for the United Nations.
Correspondence also documents Gross's work as an educator with the Educational Alliance, and with the New School for Social Research where Gross acted in various capacities, including as a teacher, donor, and jury member, and worked to support the school's plan to establish an expanded art center program with residential facilities to serve as a resource for the whole of New York City.
Gross's involvement in many societies and associations is also documented, including his donations to, and service on the board of trustees of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Provincetown Art Association; his election to associate and academician of the National Academy of Design; and his membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondence with the Sculptor's Guild Inc., and with Fimi Samour, documents the guild's activities during the 1950s-early 1980s, including exhibitions, memberships, and financial status. Sculptors Guild correspondence includes letters from artist Renata Schwebel.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. Individuals and organizations represented in five or more items are arranged in named files; others are arranged alphabetically in general files for each letter. Files for correspondents with no given surname, or whose names are illegible or unidentified, are arranged toward the end of the series, followed by condolence letters written to Renee Gross on the death of Chaim Gross.
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A La Reine Margot (Margot and Rebecca), circa 1960-circa 1972
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16
Addison Gallery of American Art, 1941-1943, 1959, 1980
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17
Adelphi University, 1977-1980
1
18
African-American Institute, 1972-1981
1
19
Alva Museum Replicas, Inc., 1958-1980
1
20
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., 1959-1966
1
21
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., 1967-1983
1
22
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1963-1985
1
23
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital, 1978-1981
1
24
American Federation of Arts/Magazine of Art, 1935-circa 1965
1
25
American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1959-1970
1
26
American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1971-1981
1
27
American Friends of the Israel Museum, 1973-1977, 1986-1987
1
28
American-Israel World's Fair Corporation, 1964
1
29
American Jewish Committee, 1957-1981
1
30
American Jewish Congress, 1961-1985
1
31
American Mizrachi Women, 1977-1989
1
32
American Society for Technion, Women's Division, circa 1956-circa 1979
1
33
Angel, Rivka, circa 1967-circa 1983
1
34
Anna L. Werbe Galleries, 1960-1966
1
35
Anti-Defamation League Appeal Women's Division, 1971-1983
1
36
Architectural League of New York, 1937-1948, 1964-1965
1
37
Art In Federal Buildings, Forbes Watson, 1938-1939
1
38
Art Institute of Chicago, 1941-1957
1
39
Art Students' League of New York, 1926, circa 1940-1987
1
40
Art Vivant, Inc., 1973-1978
1
41
Artists Equity Association, Inc., 1947-1980
1
42
Artists Welfare Fund, Inc., circa 1973-circa 1982
1
43
Arts Universal Research Associates, Inc., 1979-1984
1
44
Associated American Artists, 1941-1977
1
45
Association for the Help of Retarded Children, 1962-1979
1
46
Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel, circa 1970-1982
1
47
Atkin, Edith and Sam, circa 1960s-circa 1982
1
48
Audubon Artists, Inc., 1944-1984
1
49
Authenticated Graphic Editions Internationale, 1981
1
50
Avnet, Lester, 1965
1
51
A, General: Aa-Al, 1948-1984
1
52
A, General: Ama-American I, 1936-1982
1
53
A, General: American J-Ams, 1936-1985
1
54
A, General: An-Aro, 1935-1982
1
55
A, General: Art-Aru, 1934-1983
1
56
A, General: As-Av, 1945-1985
1
57
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1945-1978
1
58
Barn Gallery Associates, Inc., 1967-1968
1
59
Barnes Foundation, 1959-circa 1970
1
60
Barnhard, Esther and Sherwood, circa 1976-circa 1982
1
61
Bass Museum of Art, 1981-1982
1
62
Bean, Marshall E., 1966-1971
1
63
Beckman, Bernie, 1966
1
64
Begner, Edith and Jacob (Jack), circa 1962-1978
1
65
Beier, Norman S., 1965-1966
1
66
Benay, Florence and Marcus/Woodmere Academy, 1968-1982
1
67
Benk, Lane, 1976-1981
1
68
Benrus Watch Company, Inc., 1964-1968
1
69
Berman, Allan and Jean R., circa 1973-circa 1975
1
70
Berman, Muriel M and Philip I., 1972-1980
1
71
Berney, Joseph H. and Phyllis, circa 1979-circa 1987
1
72
Bernstein, Alice and Bo, circa 1960-1969
2
1
Bernstein, Alice and Bo, 1970-1976
Documents Bernstein's patronage of Gross's work, including his $50,000 gift to the University of Rhode Island which was used to purchase Gross's Performers in 1972.
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2
Bernstein, Irwin L. (Tiny), circa 1958-circa 1982
2
3
Biddle, George, 1947-1967
2
4
Bikel, Theodore, circa 1961-circa 1972
2
5
Birch, John and Dorothy, 1930s-1970s
2
6
Birmingham Museum of Art, 1966
2
7
Bishop, Isabel, circa 1950s-circa 1982
2
8
Blume, Peter, 1940, 1963, 1974-1982
Includes a signed copy of Blume's remarks on the presentation of the American Academy of Arts and Letters award of merit medal to Gross in 1963.
2
9
B'Nai B'rith, circa 1961-1966, 1980
2
10
Boston University, 1977-1980
2
11
Boyer Galleries, Inc., 1934-1936
2
12
Brandeis University, circa 1950s-1984
2
13
Brandywine River Museum of the Brandywine Conservancy, 1976-1977
2
14
Brenner, Joseph and Ronnie, 1970s
2
15
Broido, Phoebe, circa 1973-1977
2
16
Brooklyn Association for Mental Health, Inc., 1961-1978
2
17
Brooklyn Museum, circa 1930-1979
2
18
Brown University, 1969-1976
2
19
Browne, Blanche and Milton, circa 1974-circa 1980
2
20
Brownstone, Ethel and Lucien, circa 1964-1976
2
21
Burson-Marstellar Associates, Inc., 1957
2
22
Butler Institute of American Art, 1957-1962
2
23
B, General: Ba, 1948-1987
2
24
B, General: Bea-Ben, 1932-1991
2
25
B, General: Ber-Bez, 1959-1982
2
26
B, General: Bg-Bl, 1951-1984
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27
B, General: Bn-Bo, circa 1940-1985
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28
B, General: Bra-Brot, 1945-1983
2
29
B, General: Brou-By, 1949-1981
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30
Campbell, Jane and Kenneth F., circa 1967-circa 1982
2
31
Carnegie Institute, 1938-1946
2
32
Castellon, Fred, circa 1959-circa 1968
2
33
Central Synagogue, 1967-1978
2
34
Chrysler Art Museum of Provincetown, 1961-1969
2
35
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1938, 1977
2
36
City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1946, 1958
2
37
City of New York, 1931-1987
Various departments including Board of Education and Office of the Mayor.
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38
City University of New York, 1972-1983
2
39
Clark University, 1965-1966, 1989
2
40
Clayton, Sandy and Stewart, 1977-1979
2
41
Cohen, Howard, 1976-1977
2
42
Cohen, Stephanie Diamond, circa 1959-circa 1979
2
43
Colby College Art Museum, circa 1959-circa 1976
2
44
College Art Association, 1933-1936
2
45
Columbia University, 1951-1982, 1990
2
46
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization, 1973-1982
2
47
Congregation Addath Jeshurun, 1966-1969, 1982
2
48
Congregation Beth Achim on Gramcery Park, Brotherhood Synagogue, 1975-1977
2
49
Congregation Beth El, Detroit, MI (Robert N. Canvasser), 1971-1977
2
50
Congregation Beth El, South Orange, NJ, 1963-1978
2
51
Congregation B'Nai Jeshuran, 1965-1975
2
52
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, 1972
2
53
Congregation Gates of Heaven (Michael M. Szenes), 1966, 1977-1978
2
54
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)/Artists for CORE, 1963-1966
2
55
Consulate General of Israel in New York, 1976-1978
2
56
Contemporary American Sculptors Inc., 1948
2
57
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1951-1960
2
58
Cornell University (Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art/Cornell Art Tour), 1964-1965
2
59
Crane, Winthrop, 1935-1968
2
60
Cummings, Nathan, 1977-1982
2
61
Cummington School (Playhouse-in-the-Hills), 1934-1937
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62
Cutler, Lois/Medici II Gallery, 1970-1977
2
63
C, General: C.-Ce, 1942-1989
2
64
C, General: Ch-Ci, 1939-1982
2
65
C, General: Cl-Com, 1936-1982
2
66
C, General: Con-Cu, 1936-1982
2
67
Deborah Hospital, 1965-1978
2
68
Denholtz, Elaine G., 1965-1967
2
69
Diamond, David L., 1967-1976
2
70
Diskin Orphan Home of Israel, 1979-1983
2
71
Dubiner, Samuel, 1955-1957
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72
Dworsky, Florence, circa 1972-1980
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73
D, General: Da-D.C., 1944-1983
3
1
D, General: De, 1936-1982
3
2
D, General: Dh-Dy, 1932-1984
3
3
E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1974
3
4
Educational Alliance, 1931-1970
3
5
Educational Alliance, 1971-1989
3
6
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, 1963-1964
3
7
Elisofon, Eliot and Elin, circa 1942-circa 1948, 1972-1983
3
8
Encyclopedia Judaica, 1946-1972
3
9
Ernst, Philip A., circa 1942-circa 1971
3
10
Eva Lee Gallery, circa 1962-circa 1982
3
11
Everett, Elsie and Jack, circa 1970s
3
12
Everhart Museum, 1958-1960
3
13
Everson Museum of Art, 1962-1977
3
14
Ezra Academy, 1976
3
15
E, General: E. El, 1934-1982
Includes two cards from Ralph and Fanny Ellison
3
16
E, General: Em-Ez, 1940-1982
Includes 3 letters from sculptor and foundry owner in Rome, Herzl Emanuel; 2 letters from sculptor Jacob Epstein, one regarding a sculpture Epstein purchased from Gross; and a letter and a postcard from Philip Evergood.
3
17
Fabri, Ralph (Today's Art), 1966-1975
3
18
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967-1970
3
19
Farber, Antje and Leonard L., circa 1974-1982
3
20
Fashion Institute of Technology, 1974-1975
3
21
Federal Art Project, 1939-1941
3
22
Federal Art Project, 1942-1943
3
23
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, 1969-1982
3
24
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, 1966-1982
3
25
Feldberg, Stanley and Teddy, circa 1972-circa 1982
3
26
Ferdman, Guta and Joe, circa 1948-circa 1981
3
27
Fields, Edward and Eleanor, 1976-1982
Documents sales of tapestries with reproductions of Gross's artwork.
3
28
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc., 1968-1987
3
29
Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Inc., 1950, 1966-1975
3
30
Floch, Joseph and Mimi, circa 1960s, 1982
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31
Fogelson, David and Trudye, 1976-1983
3
32
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, circa 1960-circa 1983
3
33
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1961-1969
3
34
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1970-1975
3
35
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1976-1978
3
36
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1979-1983
3
37
Franklin and Marshall College, circa 1969-1984
3
38
Franklin, Harry A., circa 1944-1965, 1978
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39
Freund, Chaya, circa 1960s
3
40
Friendly, Dorothy and Fred, circa 1960-circa 1979
3
41
F, General: F-Fei, 1940-1980
3
42
F, General: Fel-Fi, 1931-1983
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43
F, General: Fl-Fo, 1945-1983
Includes a January 1945 receipt from Juliana Force for a bronze figure purchased for $500; and three greeting cards from Karl and Lillian Fortess with reproductions of original artwork.
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44
F, General: Fra-Fre, 1937-1982
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45
G, General: Fri-Fu, 1939-1989
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46
Galerie Cote (Victor Rosado), 1980
3
47
Ganeles, Benjamin and Ruth, circa 1961-circa 1981
3
48
Ganeles, David P. and Lynn (Hadassah, Ossining-Briarcliff Chapter), circa 1965-circa 1974
3
49
Garelick's Gallery (Robert Garelick), 1955-1966
3
50
George Heller Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1965-1967
3
51
Geva, Shlomo and Zipy, circa 1975-circa 1982
3
52
Gildenhorn, Alma and Joseph B., 1972-1975
3
53
Glass Gallery (Wendy Glass), 1968-1982
3
54
Goldblatt, Noel, circa 1979-circa 1982
3
55
Goldman, Tillie (American Friends of the Israel Museum Women's Division), circa 1973-1982
3
56
Goldsheider, Sidney, 1981-1982
3
57
Golenbock and Barell (Seyour Kleinman, Karen Horney Clinic), 1977-1982
3
58
Goodrich, Edith and Lloyd, circa 1959-circa 1976
3
59
Gordon, Ruth (later Herskovitz), circa 1960s-1982
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60
Govenar, Sidney A., 1971-1983
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61
Graham, Laurie and Richard, 1965-1979
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62
Grooms, Mimi, Red and Family, circa 1961-circa 1979
Includes eight letters and two envelopes illustrated by Mimi Grooms, one is oversized and housed in Box 22, Folder 1.
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63
Gross, Gershon and Family, circa 1965-circa 1983
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64
Gross, Jerome and Marjorie, circa 1975-circa 1982
3
65
Gross, Renee to Chaim Gross, circa 1970-circa 1972
3
66
Grossman, Emery, 1970-1976
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67
Gutterman, Leslie Yale and Julie, 1978-1981
3
68
Guttman, Albee and Jerome B., 1970-1982
3
69
G, General: G.-Geo, 1941-1986
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70
G, General: Ger-Gl, 1940-1984
Includes three letters, one illustrated, from Eugenie Gershoy in which she expresses her admiration for Gross and references bronzes Gross bought from her; three letters from African art historian J. Werner Gillon; and two postcards from Allan Ginsberg, who delivered a tribute to Gross in 1994 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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G, General: God-Gol, 1936-1987
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1
G, General: Goo-Gou, 1939-1983
4
2
G, General: Gra-Gri, 1935-1986
4
3
G, General: Gro-Gw, 1935-1981
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4
Hadassah, 1964-1979
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5
Hadassah, Los Angeles Chapter, 1969-1970, 1983
4
6
Hadassah Medical Organization, 1965-1979
4
7
Hadassah, Nassau Region, 1977-1979
4
8
Hadassah, New York Chapter, 1965-1991
4
9
Hadassah, Pascack Valley Chapter, 1966-1973
4
10
Hadassah, Various Chapters and Magazine, 1964-1974
4
11
Halban, Peter (Mishkenot Sha'ananim Jerusalem), 1975
4
12
Harmon, Lily, circa 1970-circa 1982
4
13
Harris, Arthur (Art Harris Gallery), 1971-1974
4
14
Harriton, Abe and Estelle, 1976-1982
4
15
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1965-1982
4
16
Haus der Kunst, Munchen, 1980-1982
4
17
Hebald, Cecille and Milton, circa 1965-1968
4
18
Hebrew Home for the Aged, 1965-1984
4
19
Hebrew Teachers College, 1967
4
20
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1971-1990
4
21
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Eliyahu Honig), 1964-1983
4
22
Hecht, Reuben R., 1968-1981
4
23
Heimbach, Sylvia, 1979
4
24
Henderson, Priscilla, 1967-1968
4
25
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1976-1977
4
26
Hersey, Irwin and Marcia, circa 1970s
4
27
Hertz, Richard C., 1972-1977
4
28
Hiatt, Frances and Jacob, circa 1965-1982
4
29
High School of Music and Art, 1941-1970
4
30
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 1969-1981
4
31
Hirsch, Joe, 1959-1969
4
32
Hise, Albert/The Massilon Museum, 1939-1976
Detailed letters from Massilon Museum director Albert Hise provide information about the museum's development of their collection of Gross's artwork.
4
33
Hurwitz (Hurwood), David Lyon, 1968, 1980-1984
Includes a photograph of Theresa Bernstein and William Meyerowitz in their studio and a photograph of Woldemar Neufeld
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34
Hyman, D. Jay, 1964-1967
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35
Hyman, Irwin H., 1963-1968
4
36
H, General: H.-Hal, circa 1952-1982
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37
H, General: Ham-Hay, 1939-1982
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38
H, General: Heb-Hey, 1959-1989
4
39
H, General: Hi-Ho, 1939-1983
4
40
H, General: Hu-Hy, 1942-1980
4
41
Ilson, Aaron B. and Sylvia, 1967-1979
4
42
Indiana University, 1941-1972
4
43
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis, 1960-1972
4
44
Institute of Contemporary Art, 1951-1978
4
45
International Council of Jewish Women (Marilyn Shubin), 1978
4
46
International Sculpture Center, 1986-1987
4
47
International Synagogue, 1966-1982
4
48
Israel Education Fund, 1966-1968
4
49
Israeli Embassy/Independence Ball, circa 1964-1985
4
50
Israel Museum, 1965-1982
4
51
I, General, 1945-1988
4
52
Jacobs, Lewis and Lilian, 1940-circa 1970
4
53
Jesselson, Erica (Shaare Zedek), circa 1979-1983
4
54
Jewish Community Center, Bayonne, NJ, 1969-1974
4
55
Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, 1971
4
56
Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, 1978-1980
4
57
Jewish Community Center, Worcester, MA, 1963-1966
4
58
Jewish Currents, 1970-1987
4
59
Jewish Museum, 1947-1967
4
60
Jewish Museum, 1974-1979
4
61
Jewish Museum, 1980-1991
4
62
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1947, 1968-1987
4
63
Jewish Welfare Board, 1982
4
64
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Public Art Preservation Committee, 1974-1980
4
65
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1936-1986
4
66
Judaic Heritage Society, 1972-1980
4
67
J, General: J.-Ja, 1942-1982
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68
J, General: Je, 1948-1997
1997 item is an empty envelope
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69
J, General: Jo-Ju, 1939-1983
4
70
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 1961-1962
4
71
Kaminsky, David, 1976-1984
4
72
Kandell, Suki, 1965-1979
4
73
Kaplan, Ethel and Julius, 1970-1974
4
74
Kaplan, J. M., 1950-1967
4
75
Karen Horney Clinic, 1958-1982
4
76
Kauvar, Charles and Sara, circa 1969-circa 1972
4
77
Kessler, Seymour, 1978-1981
4
78
Klein, Cele and Harris, 1969-1976
4
79
Kleinberg, Barbara (Bobbie), 1966-1974
4
80
Kleinman, Seymour, 1974-1982
4
81
Knaths, Karl, 1963-1968
Letters relate to an exchange of artwork between Knaths and Gross.
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82
Koehler, John O., circa 1970s-1980
5
1
Kolleck, Teddy, 1973-1984
5
2
Kolliner, Beatrice and Melville, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
5
3
Kopman, Benjamin, 1937-1959
5
4
Krasnow, Carrie and Howard, 1980-1983
5
5
Kroll, Leon, 1950-circa 1971
5
6
K, General: K.-Kam, 1942-1981
5
7
K, General: Kan-Kay, 1942-1983
5
8
K, General: Ke-Ki, 1942-1988
5
9
K, General: Kl, 1946-1982
5
10
K, General: Kn-Ko, 1939-1982
5
11
K, General: Kr-Kw, 1936-1981
5
12
LaFair, Claude and Isadore, circa 1960s
5
13
La Jolla Art Center, 1962-1967
5
14
Landau, Norman J., circa 1969-1981
5
15
Lawrence Gallery/Sidney Lawrence, 1952, 1973-1975
5
16
Leo N. Levi National Arthritis Hospital, 1973-1985
5
17
Lerner, Abe, circa 1962-circa 1975
5
18
Levene, Roslyn, circa 1970s
5
19
Licht, Dotty and Frank, 1972-1982
5
20
Limited Arts Limited, 1973-1976
5
21
List, Albert A., 1961-1967
5
22
Livingston, Mimi S., 1977-1980
5
23
Long Beach Friends of Hofstra, 1972
5
24
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, 1971-1983
5
25
Lothrop, Stanley, 1933-1939
5
26
Lubavitch Youth Organization, 1969-1982
5
27
Lyons, Leonard and Sylvia, circa 1967-circa 1977
5
28
Lyss, Esther and Stanley, circa 1970s
5
29
L, General: L.-La, 1935-1983
5
30
L, General: Lea-Len, 1944-1983
5
31
L, General: Leo-Ley, 1929-1982
5
32
L, General: Li, 1935-1988
5
33
L, General: Lo-Lu, 1941-1989
5
34
M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, 1948-1949
5
35
M. Snower & Company, 1953-1959
5
36
Manhattan IHB League, 1969-1981
5
37
Manhattanville College, 1968-1971
5
38
Mann, Sylvia, 1965-1979
5
39
Marble Arch Gallery, Inc., 1960-1961
5
40
Maril, Herman, circa 1967-circa 1976
5
41
Massachusetts College of Art/John Baker, 1978-1982
5
42
Maurice Pine Free Public Library, 1981-1983
5
43
Maza, Gabriel, 1973-1980
5
44
McMahon, Audrey, circa 1936-circa 1974
5
45
Meilach, Dona Z., 1967-1972
5
46
Melford, Maurice A., Sculpture in Replica, 1948-1951
5
47
Menninger Foundation, 1978-1983
5
48
Menorah Home and Hospital for Aged and Infirm, 1964-1967
5
49
Menorah Journal, 1943-1950
5
50
Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1940-1992
5
51
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts, 1979-1980
5
52
Michigan State University, 1969-1973
5
53
Miller, Marjorie S., circa 1971-1981
5
54
Milwaukee Art Center, 1960, 1980-1982
5
55
Miron, Issachar and Tsipora, circa 1970-1983
5
56
Mitchell, Jan, circa 1956-circa 1974
5
57
Montclair Art Museum, 1945, circa 1976-circa 1980s
5
58
Moskowitz, Charlotte and Lionel, circa 1963-circa 1978
5
59
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1976-1980
5
60
Mowshowitz, Israel, 1967-1978
5
61
Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, 1941-1943, 1962-1963, 1985
5
62
Museum of Art of Ogunquit, 1961-1965
5
63
Museum of Modern Art, 1934-1949
5
64
Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1968, 1984-1985
5
65
Museum of Primitive Art, circa 1959-circa 1972
5
66
Myerson, Bess, circa 1966-1980
5
67
M, General: M.-Mao, 1961-1989
5
68
M, General: Mar-Maz, 1940-1983
5
69
M, General: Mc-Me, 1934-1982
5
70
M, General: Mi, 1957-1982
Includes two letters with a sketch from architect Lester J. Millman who built bases for Gross's sculpture.
5
71
M, General: Mo-My, 1934-1983
Includes a three-page letter from poet Samuel French Morse.
5
72
Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, 1978-1986
5
73
Nathan, Ann, circa 1971-1973
5
74
National Academy of Design, 1969-1989
6
1
National Association of Women Artists, 1967, 1985-1989
6
2
National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1958-1963
6
3
National Council of Jewish Women, 1956-1982
6
4
National Council on Art in Jewish Life, 1979-1983
6
5
National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1968-1980
6
6
National Gallery of Art, 1969-1981
6
7
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1950-1976
6
8
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1967
6
9
National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, 1968-1979
6
10
Nechin, Sam, circa 1970s
6
11
New School for Social Research, 1948-1982
6
12
New York Board of Rabbis, 1966-1984
6
13
New York Enthusiasts, Inc., 1948-1959, 1974
6
14
New York Society for Ethical Culture, Art Auction, 1962-1970
6
15
New York University, 1940-1985
6
16
New York World's Fair (1939), 1938-1939
6
17
Newark Museum, 1940-1977
6
18
Newman, Arnold and Augusta, 1943-1944 , circa 1974-circa 1982
6
19
Newman , Elias, 1948-1981
6
20
Nicci, Giovanni and Angelo/Nicci Foundry, 1958-1968
6
21
Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1940-1978
6
22
Northside Center for Child Development, 1960-1964
6
23
N, General: N.-Na, 1942-1987
6
24
N, General: Nea-New, 1935-1985
6
25
N, General: New-Nu, 1942-1984
6
26
Odes, Richard and Shirley, circa 1964-circa 1976
6
27
Oestreicher, Gerard, 1959-1974
6
28
Old Dominion College, 1968-1969
6
29
Oreck, Sandra Zahn, circa 1973-1980
6
30
Orzac, Bebe and Edward, circa 1970s
6
31
O, General, 1945-1980
6
32
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), circa 1964-circa 1983
6
33
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), 1964-1974
6
34
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), 1975-1983
6
35
Palley, George T., 1950-1970
6
36
Parrish Art Museum, 1981-1982
6
37
Paulson, Rosalind B. (Rosalind B. Stevens), circa 1963-circa 1982
6
38
Peerce, Alice K. and Jan, circa 1954-circa 1967
6
39
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1942-1965, 1984-1986
6
40
Peso, 1974-1979
6
41
Peter M. David Gallery, Inc. (Bonnie Sussman), 1974-1975
6
42
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1942-1980
6
43
Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, 1980-1982
6
44
Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester, Inc., 1965-1974
6
45
Phoenix Art Museum, 1969-1980
6
46
Piskor, Frank P., 1966-1981
6
47
Pollack, Jerry and Marcia, 1963-1980
6
48
Poses, Jack and Lillian, circa 1974-circa 1982
6
49
Posner, Judith, 1978-1982
6
50
Potok, Chaim, 1969-1976
6
51
Press, Freda, 1972-1981
6
52
Primoff & Primoff, 1963-1965
6
53
Propp, Enia Alter, 1976-1980
6
54
Provincetown Art Association, 1939, 1959-1990
6
55
P, General: P.-Pa, 1939-1983
6
56
P, General: Pe-Ph, 1947-1984
6
57
P, General: Pi-Pl, 1944-1983
6
58
P, General: Po-Py, 1948-1983
6
59
Queens College, 1938-1980
6
60
Q, General, circa 1960s
6
61
Rabinowitz, Stanley, 1972-1977
6
62
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 1970
6
63
Reiss-Davis Clinic for Child Guidance, 1960-1967
6
64
Rhode Island School of Design, 1964-1971
6
65
Rich, Jack C., 1946-1970
6
66
Richmond, Howard S., circa 1971-1983
6
67
Richmond, Lawrence, 1956-1978
6
68
Robbins, Anita and Norman B., circa 1967-1983
6
69
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, circa 1963-circa 1982
6
70
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, 1963-1975
6
71
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, 1976-1983
6
72
Robinson, Edward G. and Jane, circa 1964-1979
6
73
Robinson Galleries, Inc., 1939-1942
6
74
Rosen, Saul, 1949-1979
6
75
Royal Society of Arts, 1968-1975
6
76
Ruder & Finn Incorporated, 1964-1983
6
77
Rutgers University, 1961-1980
6
78
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1967-1970
7
1
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1971-1975
7
2
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1976-1983
7
3
R, General: R.-Red, 1941-1983
7
4
R, General: Ree-Ri, 1938-1982
7
5
R, General: Rob-Rose, 1941-1982
7
6
R, General: Rosen-Rossmore, 1946-1983
Includes four cards and notes from May Tabak Rosenberg with original drawings by Patia Rosenberg.
7
7
R, General: Rost-Ry, 1935-1981
7
8
Saint John, Robert and Ruth, circa 1970s-1982
7
9
Saint Paul Art Center, 1963-1967
7
10
Salinas, Marcel, 1968-1973
7
11
Samour, Fimi, 1972-1977
7
12
Sandman, Edna, circa 1970s
7
13
Sapinsley, Milton C., circa 1970s
7
14
Saypol, Grace/Sisterhood of Temple Israel, 1970-1974
7
15
Schaeffer, Freda and Harry, circa 1960s-circa 1978
7
16
Schimmel, Michael, 1965-1979
7
17
Schneider, Ruth R., 1974-1977
7
18
Scholastic Awards/Scholastic Magazines, Inc., 1951-1966
7
19
Sculptors Guild Inc., circa 1956-1983
7
20
Seawright, Sandy (Nashville Banner), 1976-1977
7
21
Sex Information and Education Council of the U. S. (SIECUS), 1970-1972
7
22
Shaifer, Norman (Custom Color Communications), 1972-1979
7
23
Shapiro, Sadie, 1965-1978
7
24
Shinkle, Jackson L., 1973
7
25
Shore Studio Galleries, 1955-1961
7
26
Simon, Bernard, 1964-1976
7
27
Singer, Alma and Isaac Bashevis, circa 1971-1982
7
28
Sklar, Albert L., 1973-1981
7
29
Sklaroff, Robert and Family, circa 1970s-circa 1980
7
30
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1947-1983
7
31
Slosberg, Helen S., circa 1962-circa 1977
7
32
Smithsonian Institution, 1968-1987
7
33
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, 1958-1974
7
34
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, 1975-1989
7
35
Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1967-1982
7
36
Snow, John C., 1961-1969
7
37
Solomon, Joseph, 1972-1982
7
38
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1982
7
39
Sosland, Louis and Rheta, 1963-1964
7
40
Soyer, Moses, circa 1960s-1974
7
41
Soyer, Raphael and Family, circa 1970s-1980
7
42
Sperakis, Nick, 1970-1980
7
43
Spiegel, Barbara and Edward, circa 1966-1967
7
44
Spoleto Festival, 1974-1975
7
45
Squadron, Howard M., circa 1966-1980
7
46
Stambler, Arthur, 1974-1978
7
47
State of Israel Bonds, 1951-1973
7
48
State of Israel Bonds, 1974-1991
7
49
State Unversity College, 1970-1971
7
50
State University of New York, 1951-1976
7
51
Stearns, Bear, 1973-1980
7
52
Stein, Ros and Joe, circa 1972-1983
7
53
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 1974-1982
7
54
Stern, Claire and I. Jerome, circa 1964-1982
7
55
Sterne Family, 1962-1981
7
56
Stone, Sybil, 1979-1980
7
57
Strauser, Sterling, 1941-1946, 1962
7
58
Strauss, Claudia, circa 1970s
7
59
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1965-1966
7
60
Syracuse University, 1964-1978
7
61
S, General: S.-Sa, 1941-1982
7
62
S, General: Scha-Schn, 1938-1982
7
63
S, General: Scho-Se, 1938-1984
7
64
S, General: Sh, 1938-1984
7
65
S, General: Si, 1956-1984
8
1
S, General: Sk-Sn, 1942-1985
8
2
S, General: So-Spe, 1936-1982
8
3
S, General: Spi-Ster, 1939-1982
8
4
S, General: Stevens-Sy, circa 1950-1983
Includes two cards and a letter from James Johnson Sweeney.
8
5
Tarbell, Roberta K. (Bobbi), 1976-1982
8
6
Tavelli, Edna, circa 1981-1982
8
7
Tel-Aviv Museum, circa 1952-1982
8
8
Temple Beth El, Birmingham, MI, 1974-1977
8
9
Temple Beth Israel, Phoenix, AZ, 1974-1979
8
10
Temple Shaaray Tefila, 1965-1971
8
11
Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968-1981
8
12
Tenenbaum, Shea, circa 1941-circa 1978
8
13
Toledo Museum of Art, 1947-1959
8
14
Topper, Victor/Beth Tzedec Art Committee, 1967
8
15
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1935
8
16
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1936
8
17
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1937-1938
8
18
T, General: Ta-Te, 1949-1981
8
19
T, General: Th-Tu, 1940-1984
8
20
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1948, 1968-1972
8
21
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc., circa 1967-1981
8
22
United Jewish Appeal (Various Divisions), 1956-1984
8
23
United Jewish Appeal, Federation Joint Campaign, 1976-1982
8
24
United Nations, 1960-1986
8
25
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 1967-1970
8
26
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "Namibia", 1973-1974
8
27
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "New International Economic Order", 1979-1980
8
28
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "International Conference on Population", 1984
8
29
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc., 1951-1982
8
30
United States Information Agency, circa 1959-circa 1976
8
31
University of California, 1948, 1966-1972
8
32
University of Connecticut, 1970-1975
8
33
University of Georgia, 1957-1979
8
34
University of Haifa, 1968-1987
8
35
University of Illinois-Krannert Art Museum, 1971-1978
8
36
University of Minnesota, 1946-1947, 1961
8
37
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Kenneth Campbell), 1967-1968, 1980-1982
8
38
U, General: Uh-United, 1935-1982
8
39
U, General: Universal-Ut, 1947-1982
8
40
Valentin, Curt/Bucholz Gallery, 1942-1945
8
41
Van De Bovenkamp, Hans, circa 1978-circa 1980
8
42
Van Veen, Felicia and Stuyvesant, circa 1967-1983
8
43
Viener, Saul, 1977-1982
8
44
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1945-1947, 1975
8
45
Vogel, Julius, circa 1970-1978
8
46
V, General, 1928-1987
8
47
Walden School, 1958-1968
8
48
Walker Art Center, 1947
8
49
Wang, Robert, International Synagogue Commission, 1971-1974
8
50
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1976-1982
8
51
Wayne, Irving, circa 1957-circa 1977
8
52
Weingberg, Martin S., 1975-1981
8
53
Weinberger, Dave and Sabina, circa 1967-1982
8
54
Weinstein, Lewis and Selma, 1969-1979
8
55
Weintraub, Rhoda K., circa 1963-circa 1972
8
56
Westchester Reform Temple, 1967-1976
8
57
Westmoreland County Museum of Art, 1964-1965, 1977-1978
8
58
White House Invitations, 1975-1976, 1983
8
59
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933-1959
8
60
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963-1985
8
61
Wichita State University, 1971-1983
8
62
Wien, Ellen and Sidney/Atlanta Art Institute, circa 1959-1961
8
63
Wiltwyck School for Boys, 1966-1971
8
64
Winter, Elmer R. and Nannette, 1968-1973
8
65
WNET/Channel 13, 1976-1983
8
66
Wohlgelernter, Israel, circa 1967-circa 1979
8
67
Womens Campaign for UJA and Federation Art Auction, 1975-1984
8
68
Women's League for Israel, 1964-1974
9
1
Women's League for Israel, 1975-1985
9
2
Worcester Art Museum, 1956, 1974-1978
9
3
World Federation of United Nations Association, circa 1973-1980
9
4
Writers and Artists for Peace in the Middle East, Inc., 1971-1976
9
5
Wunderman, Lester, relating to Eliot Elisofon, 1971-1974
9
6
W, General: Wa, 1947-1982
9
7
W, General: Wea-Wei, 1949-1982
9
8
W, General: Wel-Wh, 1939-1981
9
9
W, General: Wi, 1942-1983
9
10
W, General: Wo-Wy, 1940-1982
9
11
Yeshiva University, 1967-1989
9
12
Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1965-1990
9
13
Yochehlson, Kathryn, 1966-1982
9
14
Young Israel of Oceanside, 1965-1982
9
15
Y, General, 1934-1983
9
16
Zionist Organization of America, 1976-1978
9
17
Zorach, Marguerite and William, circa 1938-1980
9
18
Z, General, 1948-1984
9
19
First Names Only, A, 1966-1983
9
20
First Names Only, B, 1937-1982
9
21
First Names Only, C, 1945-1982
9
22
First Names Only, D, circa 1971-circa 1982
9
23
First Names Only, E, circa 1963-1982
9
24
First Names Only, F-G, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
9
25
First Names Only, H-I, 1937-1982
9
26
First Names Only, J, 1936-1982
9
27
First Names Only, K, circa 1960-1983
9
28
First Names Only, L, 1942-1982
9
29
First Names Only, M, 1943-1983
9
30
First Names Only, N, circa 1960s
9
31
First Names Only, P, 1946-1981
9
32
First Names Only, R, circa 1960s-1982
9
33
First Names Only, S, 1943-1982
9
34
First Names Only, T, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
9
35
First Names Only, Y-Z, 1946-1982
9
36
Illegible/No Name, circa 1930s-circa 1983
9
37
Illegible/No Name, 1940-1973
9
38
Illegible/No Name, 1974-1982
9
39
Condolence Letters, A-D, 1991
9
40
Condolence Letters, E-H, 1991
9
41
Condolence Letters, I-P, 1991
9
42
Condolence Letters, R-S, 1991
9
43
Condolence Letters, V-Y, 1991, 1997
9
44
Condolence Letters from Institutions, A-W, 1991
9
45
Condolence Letters, No Name/Illegible, 1991
9
46
Condolence Letters, First Names Only, 1991
9
47
Oversized Grooms, Mimi, Red and Family from Box 3, Folder 63
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