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

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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.
Description Container Select
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

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