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Elaine de Kooning papers, circa 1959-1989

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Series 5: Scrapbooks , circa 1959-1962
0.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Two scrapbooks, compiled by Elaine de Kooning, pertain to her effort to save the life of convicted criminal, Caryl Chessman, and her protest against the death penalty. Volume 1 contains clippings. Volume 2 includes a copy of Chessman's 16 page letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown, clippings concerning efforts to save Chessman, de Kooning's speech notes for political rallies, her correspondence with attorney Rosalie Asher, and photographs of members of the art community involved with this cause.
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Scrapbook, Volume 1, "The Chessman Story", circa 1959-1962
2
9
Scrapbook, Volume 1, "The Chessman Story", circa 1959-1962
2
10
Scrapbook, Volume 2, "The Real Story of Caryl Chessman", circa 1960
3
3

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