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Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, ca. 1938-2003

Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, ca. 1938-2003

Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-

Author, Collector

Collection Information

Size: 17.6 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chuck (1927- ) and Jan Rosenak (1930-) are art collectors and writers from Tesuque, N.M.


Donated 1998-1999 by Chuck and Jan Rosenak.

Scope and Contents

The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material dates from circa 1938-2003 and measures 17.6 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence, writings, notes, printed matter, tape-recorded interviews of artists, and photographs and slides of artists and artwork. The records document the Rosenak's research and collecting trips in the United States, often to isolated locales, in pursuit of new art and insights for their writing projects. The collection relates primarily to their research for "Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists," "The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art," "Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide,"and "The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras y Santeros" and are an important source of information on Twentieth-Century folk art.

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