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Edwin and Lindy Bergman papers, circa 1950-1985

Bergman, Edwin, 1917-1986



Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio visual material, and an artifact relating to the careers of art collectors Edwin and Lindy Bergman.
Correspondence is with artists, galleries, and museums. Photographs are of artists related to the Bergman's collections. Printed material regards Joseph Cornell (including some of his source material) and the Bergmans. Audio visual material includes a VHS video interview on two videocassettes of Edwin and Lindy Bergman, August 24, 1984, produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Also included is a wooden box containing Joseph Cornell's "Pasta" dossier (given to the Bergmans by Betty Benton, Cornell's sister, in 1975).

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin Bergman (1917-1986) was an art collector in Chicago, Illinois. Bergman and his wife, Lindy, collected Surrealist art.


Donated 2016 by Robert H. Bergman, Carol B. Cohen and Betty L. Rosenfield, Edwin and Lindy Bergman's children.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Edwin and Lindy Bergman papers, circa 1950-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.