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Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1952-2010, undated
4.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5, ov 15-16

Correspondence contains mixed business and personal correspondence from artists, family, friends, admirers, writers, publishers, museums, and galleries; many with enclosures including small artworks, exhibition announcements, poetry, and photographs and writings by others. There is a small amount of correspondence from Ashton to others. The largest amounts of correspondence are with Pat Adams, James Adley, Rudolf Arnheim, Jake Berthot, Dennis Congdon, George Herbert, Remo Guidieri, Barbara Howes, Fred Licht, Joan Punyet Miro, Carl Fredrik Reutersward, and Hedda Sterne, among others. A small amount of correspondence (one to six letters) is from Joseph Albers, Edward Albee, Richard Avedon, Richard Diebenkorn, David Driskell, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, Bernard Malamud, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Lewis Mumford, Claes Oldenburg, and Vassilis Vassilikos. Types of correspondence include holiday cards and postcards, as well as letters. Some letters and envelopes are illustrated. Correspondence is in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Norwegian.
The series is arranged in two subseries.
  • 2.1: Chronological, 1952-1983
  • 2.2: Alphabetical, 1952-2010, undated
2.1: Chronological, 1952-1983
Description Container
1952-1954, 1952-1954
1
5
1955, 1955
1
6
1956, 1956
1
7
January-November 1957, 1957
1
8
December 1957, 1957
1
9
1958, 1958
1
10
January-May 1959, 1959
1
11
June-December 1959, 1959
1
12
January-May 1960, 1960
1
13
June-December 1960, 1960
1
14
January-March 1961, 1961
1
15
April-December 1961, 1961
1
16
1962, 1962
1
17
January-April 1963, 1963
1
18
May-December 1963, 1963
1
19
1964, 1964
1
20
January-September 1965, 1965
1
21
October-December 1965, 1965
1
22
January-March 1966
1
23
April-October 1966, 1966
1
24
November-December 1966, 1966
1
25
January-June 1967, 1967
1
26
July-September 1967, 1967
1
27
October-December 1967
1
28
January-February 1968, 1968
1
29
March-December 1968, 1968
1
30
January-March 1969, 1969
1
31
April-October 1969, 1969
1
32
November-December 1969, 1969
1
33
January-March 1970, 1970
1
34
April-July 1970, 1970
1
35
August-December 1970, 1970
1
36
1971, 1971
1
37
January-October 1972, 1972
1
38
November-December 1972, 1972
1
39
January-August 1973, 1973
1
40
September-December 1973, 1973
1
41
1974, 1974
1
42
January-May 1975, 1975
1
43
June-December 1975, 1975
1
44
January-March 1976, 1976
1
45
April-June 1976, 1976
1
46
July-December 1976, 1976
1
47
January-February 1977, 1977
1
48
March-April 1977, 1977
1
49
May-December 1977, 1977
1
50
1978, 1978
1
51
January-June 1979, 1979
1
52
July-December 1979, 1979
1
53
January-August 1980, 1980
1
54
September-December 1980, 1980
1
55
January-February 1981, 1981
1
56
March-May 1981, 1981
1
57
June-December 1981, 1981
1
58
1982-1983, 1982-1983
1
59
2.2: Alphabetical, 1952-2010, undated
Description Container
A, 1953-2009
Correspondents include Edward Albee, Josef Albers, Pierre Alechinsky and Richard Avedon.
1
60-61
Adami, Valerio, 1984-2010
1
62
Adams, Pat, 1956-2008
1
63
Adley, James, 1993-2007
2
1
Arnheim, Rudolf, 1972-1997
2
2
Arnheim, Rudolf, 1998-2003
2
3
Ashton, Dore to William Dworkin, 1945-1947, 2003
2
4
Ashton, Sylvia Smith Shapiro, 1955-1968
2
5
B, 1957-2009
Correspondents include Alfred Barr, Roland Barthes, Elizabeth Bishop and James Brooks.
2
6-9
Berthot, Jake, 1976-2010
2
10-11
C, 1955-2009
Correspondents include Anthony Caro, Michael Corris.
2
12-14
Congdon, Dennis, 1988-2010
2
15-16
D, 1970-2006
Correspondents include Stephen De Satebler, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Piero Dorazio and David Driskell.
2
17-18
Davenport, Guy, 1973-1999
2
19
E, 1965-2009
2
20-21
Escobedo, Helen, 1985-2005
2
22
F, 1953-2008
Correspondents include Morton Feldman, S. Lane Faison and Carolos Fuentes.
3
1-2
Forge, Andrew, 1973-2002
3
3
de Francia, Peter, 1973-2008
3
4
G, 1952-2010
Correspondents include Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Graves and Serge Guilbaut.
3
5-6
George, Herbert, 1976-2008
3
7
Giacometti, Alberto, 1959
3
8
Goto, Joe, 1966-1992, undated
3
9
Greene, Stephen, 1964-1995
3
10
Guidieri, Remo, 1986-2009
3
11-12
Gustafson, Christian, 1988-2008
3
13
Guston, Philip, 1978, undated
3
14
H, 1969-2010
Correspondents include David Hare, Barbara Hepworth, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, and Sam Hunter.
3
15-18
Hammacher, Abraham Marie [Bram], 1962-2001
3
19
Hartnett, Susan, 2001-2010
3
20
Howes, Barbara, 1960-1990
3
21
I, 1976-2010
3
22
J, 1989-2007
Correspondents include Alfredo Jaar, Ray Johnson.
3
23-24
Jeannet, Frederic-Yves, 1998-2008
3
25
K, 1965-2010
Correspondents include Ellsworth Kelly, Stanley Kunitz.
4
1-3
L, 1973-2010
Correspondents include Jack Lenore Larsen and Richard Lindner.
4
4-7
Licht, Fred, 1973-2003, undated
4
8
Lynton, Norbert, 1983-2007
4
9
M, 1964-2010
Correspondents include Bernard Malamud, W.S. Merwin, and Robert Motherwell.
4
10-12
Megged, Matti, undated
4
13
Miro, Joan, Delores and Joan Punyet, 1964-2005
4
14
N, 1989-2004
4
15
O, 1985-2007
Correspondents include Nathan Oliveira, Claes Oldenburg, and Daniel Ortega.
4
16
P, 1976-2009
4
17
Q, 1996-2010
4
18
R, 1969-2010
Correspondents include Archie Rand, Ad Reinhardt, and Theodore Roethke.
4
19-22
Reutersward, Carl-Fredrik, 1984-2006
4
23-24
S, 1972-2010
Correspondents include Karl Schrag, Peter Selz, Roger Shattuck, Bill Smock, Pierre Soulages
4
25
S, 1972-2010
5
1-5
Shapiro, Ralph Neil [Ashton], 1978, 1991, undated
5
6
Sterne, Hedda, 1976-2002
5
7
T, 1986-2009
Correspondents include Mark Tansey, Harold Tovish, William Tucker, and Jack Tworkov
5
8-9
Unidentified and Unknown Correspondents, 1965-2010
5
10
V, 1966-2009
Correspondents include Regina Vater, Emilio Verdova, Ursula von Rydingsvard.
5
11-12
Vassilikos, Vassilis, 1980-2008
5
13
W, 1977-2007
Correspondents include Betty Woodman, Christopher Wilmarth, Richard Wilbur, and James Wright.
5
14-16
Wadley, Nick, 1989-2010
5
17
X-Y, 1996-2008
Correspondents include Jack Youngerman.
5
18
Yunkers, Adja, 1960
5
19
Yunkers, Alexandra and Marina, 1991-1993, 2009, undated
5
20

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