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De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965

Contents and Arrangement

The De Hirsh Margules papers are organized into 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1888-1978, undated
(Box 1, 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Biographical material consists of Margules' curriculum vitae, address books, war ration books, press credentials, passports, naturalization documents, membership and social security cards, and memorial material on De Hirsh and Blanche Margules.
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Curriculum Vitae, undated
1
1
Memorial Events, De Hirsh Margules, 1965
1
2
Memorial Events, Blanche London Margules, 1948
1
3
Address Books, undated
1
4
Membership and Social Security Cards, 1926-1978, undated
1
5
Press Credentials, 1933-1942, 1958
1
6
War Ration Books, 1942-1947
1
7
Registration Certificate for Selective Service, 1941
1
8
Passports, 1926, 1932
1
9
Naturalization, 1899, 1906
1
10
Gerrit Vander Veenpenning Award, undated
1
11
General Documents, 1888
1
12
Religious Document, 1928 (Oversized material housed in Box 7)
1
13
Diaries and Autograph Book by Marieli Kailin Mandel, 1936, 1947
1
14
Oversized Religious Document, 1928
(Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 13)
7

Series 2: Correspondence , 1923-2000, undated
(Box 1-3; 2.8 linear feet)

Included within this series is the personal and business correspondence of De Hirsh Margules. Correspondence with the family includes his wife Blanche London, her parents, De Hirsh's mother Rosa and his sister Sam. There is correspondence with Jean and Harrison Horblit, friends and business associates of the Margules, as well as correspondence with his girlfriend, Marieli Kailin Mandel. Other correspondents include Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, Myron Lechay, and two letters from New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman. There are single letters from Sasha Kolin; New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay; Lawrence F. O'Brien, special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; Buckminster Fuller; and Armin D. Lehmann, a member of Hitler Youth and courier in the Führerbunker at the end of Adolf Hitler's rein. This last letter was not addressed exclusively to Margules. Other personal correspondence includes letters, postcards and greeting cards from family members and friends. Other business correspondents include galleries and museums such as Babcock Galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Niveau Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Ferargil Gallery, Feigl Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Worcester Art Museum and Walker Art Center.
The letters are arranged alphabetically by either institution or surname, while the material within each folder is arranged chronologically.
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Estate Correspondence, 1923-1968, 1994-2000, undated
(4 folders)
1
15-18
De Hirsh Margules Housing, 1939-1963
1
19
Blanche Margules, 1933-1935, 1945-1947, undated
(4 folders)
1
20-23
Rosa Margules, 1957-1962
1
24
Sam Margules, 1939, 1954-1962
1
25
Family, 1934-1937, 1948-1962
1
26
Babcock Galleries, 1953, 1993-1998, undated
1
27
Jean and Harrison Horblit, 1964-1970, undated
1
28
Marieli Kailin Mandel, 1945-1951
(3 folders)
1
29-31
Marieli Kailin Mandel, 1951-1953
(3 folders)
2
1-3
Marieli Kailin Mandel, 1954-1955
2
4
Marieli Kailin Mandel, 1959-1961, undated
(2 folders)
2
5-6
Marieli Kailin Mandel, American Citizenship Attempts, 1942-1948, undated
2
7
John Marin, 1935-1936, 1953-1956, undated
2
8
Henry Miller, 1935, 1940-1941, 1954, undated
2
9
The Museum of Modern Art, 1936-1949, 1959
2
10
Niveau Gallery, undated
2
11
Charles Norman, 1964
2
12
Dorothy Norman, 1940-1949, 1961-1964, 1993-1994, undated
2
13
Parker Pen Company, 1959-1961
2
14
Mark Rosenthal, 1989, undated
2
15
Sascha, 1940
2
16
Max Schnitzler, 1942-1943, 1964
2
17
Alfred Stieglitz, 1933-1938, 1957
2
18
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1934-1936, 1952-1965, undated
2
19
Miscellaneous Addresses, undated
2
20
Correspondence A, 1936-1964, undated
2
21
Correspondence B, 1934-1965, undated
(2 folders)
2
22-23
Correspondence C, 1934-1964, undated
(2 folders)
2
24-25
Correspondence D, 1940-1948, 1953-1964, undated
2
26
Correspondence E, 1935-1946, 1953-1962
2
27
Correspondence F, 1936-1964, 1973, undated
2
28
Correspondence G, 1928-1965, undated
2
29
Correspondence H, 1935-1965, undated
3
1
Correspondence I-J, 1953-1965
3
2
Correspondence K, 1936-1964, undated
3
3
Correspondence L, 1927-1965, undated
(3 folders)
3
4-6
Correspondence M, 1936-1960, 1964, undated
(2 folders)
3
7-8
Correspondence N, 1939, 1953-1961
3
9
Correspondence O, 1947, 1964, undated
3
10
Correspondence P, 1935-1965, undated
(4 folders)
3
11-14
Correspondence R, 1935-1964, undated
3
15
Correspondence S, 1936-1965, 1985, undated
(2 folders)
3
16-17
Correspondence T, 1935-1965, undated
3
18
Correspondence U, 1949, 1963-1964, undated
3
19
Correspondence V, 1936-1955, 1962
3
20
Correspondence W-Z, 1936-1964, 1989-1994, undated
(2 folders)
3
21-22
Correspondence, Unidentified, 1939-1954, undated
3
23

Series 3: Writings , 1936-1965, undated
(Box 4; 1.0 linear feet)

Writings consist mostly of poems by De Hirsh Margules, sometimes appearing in multiple draft forms, as well as a longer work titled "Mulberry Bend." Also included within the series are notebooks filled with poems and works of prose, the latter expounding upon his theories and ideas. Writings by other authors range from poetry to works of prose, criticism and biography, including A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, David Weber, Aaron Frankel, James Grady, Dick Higgins, Esther Gilman, among others. There are three illustrated writings by Alfred Jensen.
Audio recordings (series 8) contain a reel-to-reel tape of De Hirsh Margules reciting his poems Rainbow and Mulberry Bend.
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Writings by De Hirsh Margules, 1963, undated
4
1
Writings by De Hirsh Margules, St. Michael, undated
4
2
Writings by Others, 1936-1965, undated
(3 folders)
4
3-5
Writings by Alfred Jensen, undated
4
6
Poems by De Hirsh Margules
Mulberry Bend Draft (Part 1), 1955, undated
(3 folders)
4
7-9
Mulberry Bend Draft (Part 2), undated
(2 folders)
4
10-11
Miscellaneous, 1936-1964
(2 folders)
4
12-13
Miscellaneous, undated (3 folders)
4
14-16
Notebooks, 1959, undated
(2 folders)
4
17-18
Notes, 1961, undated
4
19
Travel Diary, Blanche London, 1925
4
20

Series 4: Printed Material , 1933-2001, undated
(Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, catalogues and books. Several of the books are inscribed by the authors including, Joseph Stella, Joseph King, Michael Fraenkel, Abraham Walkowitz and Henrietta Weigel.
Description Container Select
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, circa 1933-2001
5
1
Press Releases, 1941-1946, undated
5
2
Solo Exhibition Announcements, 1939-1961
5
3
Group Exhibition Announcements, 1943-1964, undated
5
4
Catalogs, 1944-1964, undated
5
5
Catalogs, signed, 1944-1964
5
6
Books
The Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella (inscribed), undated
5
7
The Count by Joseph King (inscribed), 1935
5
8
Death in a Room by Michael Fraenkel (inscribed), 1936
5
9
Four Stories by Joseph Kling (inscribed), 1936
5
10
Improvisations of New York by Abraham Walkowitz, 1948
5
11
Paper Dolls Out of Rain by Henrietta Weigel (inscribed), 1954
5
12

Series 5: Scrapbooks , 1922-1957, undated
(Box 5, 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Scrapbooks include printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements on the career of De Hirsh Margules. Also includes two scrapbooks compiled by Blanche Margules, consisting of newspaper clippings of her writing, and one scrapbook compiled by Harry Salpeter.
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De Hirsh Margules, 1941-1945 (1 volume)
5
13
De Hirsh Margules, loose pages, circa 1943-1948
(Oversized materials housed in Box 7)
5
14
De Hirsh Margules, loose pages, 1936-1947, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 7)
5
15
Harry Salpeter, 1947-1957, undated
(1 volume)
5
16
Blanche Margules, 1922-1929, undated
(2 volume)
5
17
Oversized Scrapbook by De Hirsh Margules, loose pages, circa 1943-1948
(Oversized material from Box 5, folder 14)
7
Oversized Scrapbook by De Hirsh Margules, loose pages, 1936-1947, undated
(Oversized material from Box 5, folder 15)
7

Series 6: Photographs , 1926-1992, undated
(Box 5, 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Included are photographs, transparencies and slides of works of art by De Hirsh and Blanche London Margules. Also included are personal photographs of the Margules, their friends, family and students. There are two folders of photographs of Marieli Kailin Mandel.
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Works of Art by De Hirsh Margules, undated
(2 folders)
5
18-19
Works of Art by Blanche London Margules, undated
5
20
Works of Art in the collection of Jean Horblit, 1992
5
21
De Hirsh Margules, 1932-1957, undated
(2 folders)
5
22-23
Personal Life, undated
(2 folders)
5
24-25
Blanche London Margules, undated
5
26
Robert Berdecio, 1963
5
27
Edmond Mc Kenna, undated
5
28
Marieli Kailin Mandel, undated
(2 folders)
5
29-30
Photographs by Miscellaneous Artists, 1926
(Oversized material housed in Box 7)
5
31
Transparencies of Works of Art by De Hirsh Margules, undated
(2 folders)
5
32-33
Transparencies of De Hirsh Margules, undated
5
34
Transparencies of Personal Life, undated
5
35
Glass Lantern Slide of Work of Art by De Hirsh Margules, undated
5
36
Slides of Works of Art in the Collection of Jean Horblit, 1992
5
37
Slides of De Hirsh Margules, undated
5
38
Slides of Marieli Kailin Mandel, undated
5
39
Negatives of Marieli Kailin Mandel, undated
5
40
Oversized Photographs by Miscellaneous Artists, 1926, undated
(Oversized material from Box 5, folder 31)
7

Series 7: Works of Art , 1948, undated
(Box 6, 7; 0.4 linear feet)

This series consists of an oil painting on wood and sketchbooks by De Hirsh Margules. Also included are six collages in a series by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin titled "Eye Poems," and text-based drawings, writings by A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr.
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De Hirsh Margules, painting on wood, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 7)
6
1
De Hirsh Margules, sketchbooks, undated
6
2
Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, "Eye Poems,", 1948
6
3
A. Lincoln Gillespie Jr., drawing, 1948
6
4
Oversized Oil Painting by De Hirsh Margules (on wood), undated
(Oversized material from Box 6, folder 1)
7

Series 8: Audio Recordings , undated
(Box 6; 1 folder)

One sound tape reel (7-inch) recording of De Hirsh Margules reciting the written works Rainbow and Mulberry Bend.
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De Hirsh Margules recitation of Rainbow and Mulberry Bend, undated
(1 sound tape reel)
6
5

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