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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

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Series 7: Other Research and Writing Files , 1896, 1926-1958
4.6 Linear feet
Boxes 21-25, 31

Series consists of files relating to McCausland's other research projects, which produced a more limited amount of documentation, including projects on the painters E. L. Henry and George Inness, and the photographer Lewis Hine, as well as various smaller and perhaps less well-defined projects on different art topics.
The series is arranged as 4 subseries:
  • 7.1: E. L. Henry, 1940-1946
  • 7.2: Lewis Hine, 1938-1942
  • 7.3: George Inness, 1935-1936, 1944-1946
  • 7.4: Various Projects, 1896, 1926-1958
This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for duplicates. In many cases, only the cover, title page, and relevant pages of publications have been scanned.
7.1: E. L. Henry, 1940-1946
Subseries consists of files relating to McCausland's research for the exhibition, "E. L. Henry Collection" (New York State Museum, 1942), which she organized, and her book, The Life and Work of Edward Lamson Henry, N. A., 1841-1919, which was first published in 1945 as New York State Museum Bulletin number 339. Files include correspondence (primarily with Charles Adams, Director of the New York State Museum), notes on the chronology of Henry's life and his sketchbooks, material related to expenses for work carried out, and some installation photographs of the exhibition.
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Chronology, [1941-1942]
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Clippings, 1941
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Correspondence, 1940
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Correspondence, 1941 November-December
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Correspondence, 1941 October
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Correspondence, 1941 August-September
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Correspondence, 1941 June-July
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Correspondence, 1941 April-May
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Correspondence, 1942 November-December
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Correspondence, 1942 August-October
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Correspondence, 1942 May-July
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Correspondence, 1942 March-July
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Correspondence, 1942 January-March
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Correspondence, 1943
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Correspondence, 1944
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Correspondence, 1945
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Correspondence, 1946
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Exhibition Catalog, 1942
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Expenses, 1941
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Expenses, 1941
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Expenses, 1942
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Expenses, 1943
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Installation Photographs of E. L. Henry Exhibition (1942), 1946
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Notes on Sketchbooks, [1941-1942]
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Photographs in Album Listed Serially, [1941-1942]
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7.2: Lewis Hine, 1938-1942
Subseries consists of files relating to McCausland's "rediscovery" of the pioneer documentary photographer Lewis Hine, and her research for the retrospective exhibition of his work that she organized for the Riverside Museum in 1939 and for various articles on the artist, including one published in U.S. Camera (1939). Files include correspondence (including correspondence with Hine), notes, manuscripts, prints of Hine photographs, and some photographs of Hine taken by Berenice Abbott.
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Correspondence, 1938
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Correspondence, 1938-1940
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Exhibition at Riverside Museum, 1938-1939
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Manuscripts and Published Articles, 1938
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Notes and Research Material, 1938-1942
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Notes and Research Material, 1938-1942
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Notes and Research Material, 1938-1942
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Notes and Research Material, 1938-1942
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Photographs as Art
Ellis Island, circa 1938-1942
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Child Labor, circa 1938-1942
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Men at Work, circa 1938-1942
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New York City Scenes, circa 1938-1942
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Steel Workers, circa 1938-1942
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Chicago and Other Places, circa 1938-1942
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Untitled, circa 1938-1942
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Photographs of Lewis Hine (photographer: Berenice Abbott), 1939
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7.3: George Inness, 1935-1936, 1944-1946
Subseries consists of files relating to McCausland's research for the exhibition, "George Inness: An American Landscape Painter, 1825-1894," organized for the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in 1946 (also shown at the Brooklyn Museum and Montclair Art Museum), and for her book of the same title, published by American Artist Group the same year. Files include correspondence, catalog material, notes, and reference material. Some correspondence concerns inquiries fielded by McCausland seeking her expertise on Inness paintings.
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Bibliography, 1935-1936, 1944-1945
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Bibliography, 1935-1936, 1944-1945
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Book Cover, [1946]
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Catalog Data, 1945
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Correspondence, Pond, Cordelia Sargent Pond (George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum), 1945-1946
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Correspondence, Pond, Cordelia Sargent Pond (George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum), 1945 October-December
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Correspondence, Pond, Cordelia Sargent Pond (George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum), 1945 December-1946 February
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Correspondence, Pond, Cordelia Sargent Pond (George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum), 1946 January-February
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Correspondence, Others, 1945-1946
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Correspondence, Others, 1945-1946
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Correspondence, Others, 1945-1946
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Definitive Catalog, [1945-1946]
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Definitive Catalog, [1945-1946]
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Definitive Catalog, [1945-1946]
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Lacunae - Frick Collection, New York Public Library, [1945]
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Lacunae - Frick Collection, New York Public Library, [1945]
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"New Leads", 1945-1946
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"New Leads", 1945-1946
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Photostats, [1945]
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Transcription of Letter from George Inness, circa 1944-1946
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7.4: Various Projects, 1896, 1926-1958
Subseries consists of files stemming from various research projects, some of which resulted in a finished product (such as articles, books, other published works) and some of which were only planned and never completed, and other research activities, such as speaking engagements and consulting jobs. Files include correspondence, notes, manuscripts, proofs, project proposals, contracts and agreements, call slips, questionnaires, reports, and printed material.
Found are files relating to articles and writings on artists, Arthur Dove, Martin Johnson Heade, Robert Henri, and Jacob Lawrence, among others; on film and photography, including numerous articles for The Complete Photographer, Minicam Photography, Modern Photography, and Photography; her work with Berenice Abbott; and on more general topics, such as "Art and Advertising" and "Why Can't Americans Afford Art?".
There are also files relating to McCausland's published book, Careers in Art (1950); to her work on a selected bibliography on American art, which appeared in Magazine of Art (1946); to her catalog for the Charles Hawthorne exhibition at the Grand Central Art Galleries in 1947; to speaking engagements at the American Artists Congress Symposium in 1940 and the National Convention of the American Association of University Women in 1947; to her applications for Guggenheim fellowships; and to various planned projects, including her long-term study on the artist in America from 1641 to 1941 and her study of the nude in American art.
Also found are files relating to various freelance consulting and editing jobs, including photo-editing Carl Sandburg's book of poems, Poems of the Midwest, assisting as special publications editor for the opening of the Everyday Art Gallery at the Walker Art Center, and conducting a survey of art education for Cooper Union Art School.
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Abbott, Berenice, "Metropolis: Old and New" and Other Projects, 1954
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American Art History
Clippings, 1948
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Notes, 1953
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Notes, 1953
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American Artists Congress Symposium, 1939-1940
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American Association of University Women, National Convention, 1947
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American Association of University Women, National Convention, 1947
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American Association of University Women, National Convention, 1947
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American Dance Association, 1939
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Article on Elizabeth McCausland, circa 1951
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The Artist in America, 1641-1941, circa 1944
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, 1946-1947
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Bibliography, Sources, 1946
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Card Index Files
Alphabetical, circa 1926-1958
See Box 31
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Index to Clippings, circa 1926-1958
See Box 31
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"Social Matrix", circa 1926-1958
See Box 31
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Subject I, circa 1926-1958
See Box 31
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Subject II, circa 1926-1958
See Box 31
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Careers in the Arts
Bibliography, 1946-1950
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Bibliography, 1946-1950
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Miscellaneous, 1950-1953
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Notes, 1948-1950
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The Complete Photographer (Willard D. Morgan), 1940-1942
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The Complete Photographer (Willard D. Morgan), 1940-1942
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Cooper Union Art School Survey, 1948-1949
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Dickinson, Emily, 1929-1933
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Dickinson, Emily, 1929-1933
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"The Dilemma of Culture", circa 1926-1958
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"Documenting Changing New York", 1939
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Dove, Arthur G.
Article, "Dove: Man and Painter", 1896, 1930-1937, 1941
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Critical Study, circa 1926-1958
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Proposed Critical Biography, 1955
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Proposed Critical Biography, 1955
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Encyclopedia Britannica, Patronage, circa 1926-1958
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Film, "Art and Pinocchio", circa 1926-1958
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Guggenheim Fellowship
Applications, 1935-1942
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Correspondence (See also General Correspondence), 1951, 1953
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Hawthorne, Charles W., 1947-1948
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Hawthorne, Charles W., 1947-1948
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Hawthorne, Charles W., 1947-1948
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Heade, Martin Johnson, 1945
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Heade, Martin Johnson, 1945
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Henri, Robert
Bibliography, 1957
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Correspondence and Contract, 1956-1958
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Notes, [1957]
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Notes on Sketchbooks, [1957]
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"History of Photography", 1926, 1941, 1947
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"History of Photography", 1926, 1941, 1947
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"History of Photography", 1926, 1941, 1947
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"How Artists Work"(?), Graphic Art, 1935
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"How Artists Work," Manuscript, circa 1935
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Index of American Design, 1938, 1945
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Kiesler, Frederick J., circa 1926-1958
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Kollwitz, Kaethe, 1937-1938
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Kollwitz, Kaethe, 1937-1938
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Kollwitz Portfolio, 1941-1942
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Lawrence, Jacob, 1945
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Minicam Photography (Will Lane), 1941-1942
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Miscellaneous, 1953
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Modern Photography, 1954
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Morse, Samuel F. B., undated
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Morse, Samuel F. B., undated
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National Art Week, 1941
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Notes, Miscellaneous, 1935
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art", 1953-1954
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"The Nude in American Art," Mary S. Abbot, 1954
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The Photo League, Symposium on Functions of Photography, 1939
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Photography (Norman C. Lipton), 1947-1948
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Photography (Norman C. Lipton), 1947-1948
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Photography (Norman C. Lipton), 1947-1948
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"Picasso", 1944
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Poems of the Midwest, [1946]
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Questionnaires
"Art and Advertising"
Art Directors, 1945
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Art Directors, 1945
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Painters, 1945
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Painters, 1945
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Painters, 1945
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Sculptors, 1945
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"Why Can't America Afford Art?"
Correspondence, 1945
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Excerpts, [1945]
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Findings, [1945]
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Lists, [1945]
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Miscellaneous, 1941, [1945]
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Painters A-F, 1945
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Painters F-L, 1945
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Painters M-Z, 1945
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Sculptors, 1945
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Tabulations, 1945
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Quintanilla, Luis, 1938
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Radio Broadcast on Picasso, 1945
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Russian War Relief, 1944
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Sculpture, circa 1926-1958
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Selective Bibliography on American Painting by A. G. Weimer, 1937
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Social Science Research Council, 1948
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Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1934
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The Springfield Republican, Notes on Articles, 1920s
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Stock, Joseph, 1932
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Ulmann, Doris, circa 1926-1958
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Walker Art Center, Everyday Art Gallery, 1945-1947
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Walker Art Center, Everyday Art Gallery, 1945-1947
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Walker Art Center, Everyday Art Gallery, 1945-1947
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Walker Art Center, Everyday Art Gallery, 1945-1947
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War Department, "Contemporary American Painting" Exhibition, [1946]
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Wichita Art Museum, circa 1926-1958
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Oversize, Three Card Index Files to Newspapers, circa 1926-1958
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