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Elaine de Kooning papers, circa 1959-2013

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Series 1: Personal Papers , circa 1960s-1989
0.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 3

Personal papers include letters, writings by de Kooning, one sketch, an exhibition price list, and a few documents regarding Willem de Kooning. Letters sent and received concern de Kooning's Kennedy portraits and her efforts to save the life of Caryl Chessman. Notes and writings are on general art topics. Documents regarding Willem de Kooning include writings and photocopies of letters by Mercedes Matter, Ernestine Lassaw, and others, as well as one sound disc recording of Willem de Kooning whistling. Also found are two wooden Easter eggs sent by the White House to de Kooning to be decorated and returned.
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Documents Regarding Willem de Kooning, 1989
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Exhibition List, Graham Gallery, circa 1963
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Letters, 1960-1977
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Notes, circa 1960s
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White House Easter Eggs and Letter, 1986
Oversized items housed in Box 3.
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Writings, circa 1960s
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Sketch of President John F. Kennedy, circa 1963
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Willem de Kooning Whistling, circa 1960s
1 sound discs (lacquer)
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Oversized Easter Eggs from Box 1, Folder 5, 1986
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