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Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987, bulk 1951-1987

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1935-1982 (bulk 1950s-1982)
(Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series consists of scattered material shedding light on different aspects of Dehner's life and work. Included are some student papers dating from her time at Skidmore College in 1951-1952, including an essay on eighteen artists and the Metropolitan Art Museum written for extra credit and notes from a class she took on Oriental Cultures; various notes and lists created by Dehner consisting of information pertaining to her biography and career; the transcript and/or tapes of various interviews, including ones with K--- Osis, Herman Cherry, Judith McCandless, and ---- Rapp; a list of things that Dehner took with her when she left Bolton's Landing in 1951-1952; copies of selected clippings and typescript copies featuring press comments on Dehner's work in the mid- to late-1960s; proofs and copies of her biographical sketch in the publication, Who's Who; a photocopy of the honorary degree she received from Skidmore College; and miscellaneous personal papers, including recipes, notes, and a wedding announcement for her stepdaughter, Abby Mann Thernstrom. Also found here is some material relating to David Smith, including a chronology submitted for Dehner's review and bearing her editing marks, a copy of Smith's last will and testament, a letter of introduction for Smith from Audrey McMahon of the College Art Association (dating from their trip to Europe in the mid-1930s), and a name tag for Smith of unknown origin.
Series is arranged alphabetically by document type.
Description Container Select
Biographical and Career Information
(Reel 796), undated
1
1
(unfilmed), undated
1
2
David Smith Chronology (unfilmed), undated
1
3
Copies of Footnotes to Article on Dorothy Dehner (unfilmed), circa 1980
1
4
Photocopy of Honorary Degree and Related Material (unfilmed), 1982
1
5
Interviews
Transcript of Interviews with K--- Osis (Reel D298), 1963
(2 folders)
1
6-7
Tapes (unfilmed)
Dorothy Dehner Interviewed by Herman Cherry, 1973
(2 folders; 3 tapes including duplicates)
1
8-9
Dorothy Dehner Interviewed by Judith McCandless, 1973
(3 folders; 6 tapes including duplicates)
1
10-12
Dorothy Dehner Interviewed by ---- Rapp, 1981
(3 tapes)
1
13
Dorothy Dehner Interviewed for "David Smith Documentary,", undated
(3 tapes including duplicates)
1
14
Incomplete List of People Who Interviewed Dorothy Dehner (unfilmed), undated
1
15
Copy of Last Will and Testament of David Smith (Reel 1269), 1965
1
16
Letter of Introduction for David Smith (Reel D298), 1935
1
17
List of Things Taken from Bolton Landing (Reel 1269), 1950s
1
18
Name Tag for David Smith (Reel D298), 1939
1
19
Notes
(Reel 796), undated
1
20
(unfilmed), undated
1
21
Press Comment on the Work of the Artist (Reel 796), 1965-1967
1
22
Recipes (Reel 796), undated
1
23
Photocopy Reproductions of Art Work
(Reel 796), undated
1
24
(unfilmed), undated
1
25
Sketch in Who's Who
(Reel 1269), undated
1
26
(unfilmed), undated
1
27
Student Papers
Essay, "Survey of Eighteen Artists and [the Metropolitan Art Museum]" (Reel 1269), 1951-1952
1
28
Notebooks, Notes from Class on Oriental Culture (unfilmed), 1951-1952
(2 folders)
1
29-30
Wedding Announcement for Abby Mann (unfilmed), 1959
1
31

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