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Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk bulk 1926-2013

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1936-2013
14.3 Linear feet
Box 6-20

Correspondence, both personal and professional, consists of letters, postcards, holiday and greeting cards exchanged with family, friends, artists, collectors, publishers, print shops, museums, galleries, and cultural and educational institutions. Content and subject matter reflect Lanyon's many personal relationships, business affairs, and professional activities including exhibitions, teaching appointments, lectures, commissions, publications, and residencies. Notable correspondents include Judy Chicago, Leon Golub, Red Grooms, Richard Hunt, Joyce Kozloff, Lucy Lippard, Gladys Nilsson, Irving Petlin, Edward Plunkett, Dorothea Rockburne, Miriam Schapiro, Buzz Spector, May Stevens, and Michelle Stuart. Later correspondence is primarily in the form of email printouts and a few files contain electronic records. Some letters were previously microfilmed by AAA and are noted below.
The series is arranged as two subseries
  • 2.1: Family, 1936-2012
  • 2.2: General, circa 1945-2013
2.1: Family, 1936-2012
Family correspondence is with Lanyon's son Andrew Ginzel, daughter Lisa Ginzel, husband Roland Ginzel, mother and father Nellie and Howard Lanyon, brother Richard Lanyon, and other members of the Ginzel and Lanyon families. Also found here is correspondence with daughter-in-law Kristin Jones and her mother Arlene. The correspondence exchanged between Lanyon and her parents and Lanyon and Roland Ginzel spans for decades and contains many letters exchanged by both sides detailing the personal and professional aspects of life, including work, travel, and their relationship.
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Ginzel, Andrew, circa 1965-2011
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2-7
Ginzel, Lisa (filmed by AAA), 1967-1980
6
8-9
Ginzel, Lisa, 1969-2010
6
10-12
Ginzel, Roland, undated
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13
Ginzel, Roland, 1946-1979
6
14-18
Ginzel, Roland, circa 1980-2012
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1
Ginzel Family, circa 1967-1969
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2
Holiday and Greeting Cards, Handmade, circa 1940-1960
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3-4
Jones, Arlene, 1983-2005
7
5
Jones, Kristin, 1983-2011
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6-9
Lanyon, Andrew, circa 1995-2005
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10
Lanyon, Ellen (Nellie) Aspinwall and Howard, undated
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11
Lanyon, Ellen (Nellie) Aspinwall and Howard, 1939-1995
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12-17
Lanyon, Richard, circa 1950-2006
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18
Lanyon Family, 1936-1994
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19
2.2: General, circa 1945-2013
General correspondence includes both name and subject files and reflects the personal relationships Lanyon maintained, the artists she associated with, as well as exhibitions, projects, collaborations, publications, residencies, teaching appointments, and other professional activities she was involved with. Many of the letters are illustrated, especially those from Plunkett, whose mail art includes junk, ephemera, toys, and collages. While primarily letters received, occasional drafts, copies, and email printouts from Lanyon are also found here. The folders "American Academy of Arts and Letters" and "Jury Member and Panelist" contain corresponding electronic records.
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Important Correspondence filmed by AAA, 1944-1979
Includes Ray Johnson, Jean and Julien Levy, Michael Hurson, Donald Baum, Ed Paschke, Nora Sayre, Jim Speyer, Ned Rorem, Nora Smith, Temple Smith, Marcia Tucker, Buzz Spector, Michelle Stuart, and May Stevens.
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20
541 Broadway/112 Mercer Street Building, 2003-2005
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21
Achepohl, Keith, 1973-2000
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22
Achilles, Rolf, 1998-2000
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23
Adam Baumgold Gallery, 2002-2001
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24
Alter, Joanne and Jim, 1977-2004
7
25
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2003-2001
Includes 2 electronic discs (CD)
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1-2
Andre Zarre Gallery, 1994-1997
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3
Antonakos, Stephen, 1980-2008
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4
Archives of American Art, 1975-2011
8
5
Arcilesi, Vincent, 1971-1977
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6
Art Institute of Chicago, 1946-2013
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7
Art Writers and Independent Curators, 1977-2007
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8
Azaceta, Luis Cruz, 1980-2004
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9
A, General, 1958-2013
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10
B. C. Holland Gallery (filmed by AAA), 1963-1966
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11
Back, John, circa 1980
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12
Baer, George, circa 1970-1981
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13
Balken, Debra, 1987-2009
8
14
Banner, Maureen, 1994-2004
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15
Barazani, Morris, 1980-1988
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16
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2005-2009
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17
Beal, Jack, 1966-1977
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18
Bedford, Sarah, 1992-2007
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19
Berdich, Vera, circa 1953-1977
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20
Berkshire Friends, 1983-2003
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21
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 1983-1992
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22
Best, Ute and Gerhard, 2001
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23
Bramson, Phyllis, 1980-2005
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24
Bride, Ed, 2005
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25
Brown, Gabe, 1988-1995
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26
Brush, Leif, circa 1970-1980
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27
Buehr, George, 1970-1981
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28
Bullock, Leonard, 1981-1988
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29
Bush Foundation, 1975-1996
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30
Ba-Bi, General, circa 1960-2013
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31
Bl-By, General, circa 1960-2013
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32
Carlebach, Julius (filmed by AAA), 1947-1949
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1
Century Association, 1994-2013
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2
Chicago, Judy (filmed by AAA), 1972-1976
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3
Chicago, Judy, 1972-1979
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4
Chicago Street Gallery, 1991
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5
Collectors, circa 1960-2010
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6-9
Consultants, 1979-2009
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10
Condolences for Ellen Lanyon to Family, 2013
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11-12
Crnkovich, Ruth, 2001-2006
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13
Ca-Ci, General, circa 1969-2013
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14
Cl-Cz, General, circa 1969-2013
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15
David Findlay Jr. Gallery, 2006-2010
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16
Dealers, 1963-2007
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17-18
Dedrick, Phil, circa 1970-1988
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19
Dell, Dick, 1980-2008
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20-21
Department of the Interior, 1973-1977
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1
Directory Entries, circa 1980-2010
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2
D, General, 1953-2013
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3
Evans, John, 1978-2007
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4
E, General, 1966-2012
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5
Fairweather Hardin Gallery (filmed by AAA), 1961-1963
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6
Faulkner, James (Jim), 1962-2010, 1886
Includes 4 notebooks (1 disbound) that Faulkner sent to Lanyon
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7-10
Fendrick Gallery, 1972-1986
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11
Fennell, Pat, 1974-1990
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12
Fikuart, J. Frank and Marta, circa 1970-2000
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13
Frankel, Marcia, 1975-1980
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14
Frankel, Neil, circa 1975-2005
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15
Franklin Furnace, 1988-1998
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16
Frueh, Joanna, 1977-1992
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17
Frumkin, Jean and Allan (filmed by AAA), 1969-1980
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18
Frumkin, Jean and Allan, circa 1970-2006
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19
Frumkin and Struve Gallery, 1984-1995
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20
F, General, 1969-2013
10
21
G. W. Einstein Company, Inc., 1975-1989
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22
Galloway, Maggie, 1986-1997
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23
Golub, Leon, 1968-1977
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1
Gonzalez, Arthur, 1980-2002
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2
Gourevitch, Jacqueline, 1976-2004
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3
Gray, Geri, circa 1976-1978
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4
Grenon, Krystin, 1972-2001
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5
Gresham Print Studio (Kip Gresham), 2003-2013
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6
Grooms, Red and Mimi Gross, 1968-2007
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7
Guerrilla Girls, 1985-1987
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8
Ga-Go, General, circa 1960-2013
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9
Gr-Gu, General, circa 1960-2013
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10
Hamaday, Walter (The Perishable Press Limited), circa 1970-2011
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11-13
Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, 1978-1981
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14
Harrington, Anne, 1988-2000
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15
Hayano, Carl, circa 1990-1999
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16
Heresies Collective, circa 1970-1993
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17
Hileman, Jayne, 1975-1999
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18
Hill, James, 1978-2001
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19
Hiller, Jack, 1997-2003
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20
Holbrook, Peter, 1972-2013
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21
Holiday and Greeting Cards, circa 1950-2013
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22-25
Holiday and Greeting Cards, Artist Made, circa 1945-2000
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1-5
Honors, 1900-2001
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6
Housekeeper, Barbara, circa 1979-1992
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7
Hunt, Richard, circa 1984-2002
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8
Hurson, Michael, 1986-2008
12
9
Hyde Park Art Center, 1976-2006
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10
Ha-Hi, General, circa 1965-2010
12
11
Ho-Hy, General, circa 1965-2010
12
12
Illinois Arts Council, 1969-1985
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13
Illinois Center Plaza Venture, 1974-1976
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14
Illinois State Museum, 1973-2013
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15
Invitations, circa 1950-2000
12
16-17
Itatani, Michiko, 1984-2006
12
18
Ito, Miyoko, 1954-1983
12
19
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, 1984-1986
12
20
I, General, 1969-2012
12
21
Jacobi, Angela and George, 1969-2008
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22
Jean Albano Gallery, 1994-2005
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23
Johnson, Ray, circa 1944-2002
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1
Jury Member and Panelist, 1965-1999
Includes 1 electronic disc (CD) in Folder 3
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2-3
J, General, 1967-2002
13
4
Kahn, Lynda (Twin Art), circa 1970-1979
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5
Koffler, Samuel and Blanche, circa 1980-1991
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6
Kohlmeyer, Ida, circa 1970-2000
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7
Koplin Gallery, 1983-1986
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8
Korte, Karl, 1975-1986
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9
Kozloff, Joyce, 1972-2004
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10
Krantz, Claire Wolf, 1982-2000
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11
Kren, Margo, circa 1970-2012
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12
Kroll, David, 1986-1988
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13
K, General, 1962-2013
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14
Lalli, Lex, circa 1991-1994
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15
Lang, Daniel, 1974-2000
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16
Lark, Sylvia, circa 1973-1977
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17
Lectures, 1967-2010
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18-20
Leopold, Susan, circa 1980-2003
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21
Lerman, Ora, 1977-1983
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22
Levy, Jean and Julien, 1977-1989
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23
Lippard, Lucy (filmed by AAA), 1971-1977
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24
Lippard, Lucy, 1973-2008
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25
Loving, Richard, Militza, and Family, 1978-2002
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26
Lyons, Florine, 1974-1976
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27
La-Le, General, circa 1970-2010
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28
Li-Ly, General, 1952-2006
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29
MacKenzie, Warren and Nancy, 1950-2012
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30
Marten, Ruth, circa 2000-2008
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1
Martin, Vikki, circa 1970-1982
14
2
Martyl, 1978-1986
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3
McGarrell, James (Jim), circa 1978-2010
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4
Memberships, circa 1994-2010
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5
Metropolitan Structures, Inc., 1974-1975
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6
Michod, Susan, 1984-2006
14
7
Miller, Lee Anne, 1976-1981
14
8
Monique Knowlton Gallery, Inc., 1984-1985
14
9
Monsen-Elvik, Jan, 1990-1998
14
10
Morgan, Maud, 1976-1980
14
11
Muehlmeiers, Ruth and Peyt, circa 1945-2010
14
12
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1972-2010
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13
Museums and Curators, circa 1970-2010
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14-15
Ma-Mc, General, 1971-2012
14
16
Me-My, General, 1969-2012
14
17
National Academy Museum, 2002-2013
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18
National Endowment for the Arts, 1974-1996
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19
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994-2007
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20
N, General, circa 1970-2012
Including Linda Nochlin and Cindy Nemser
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21
Odyssia Gallery, 1974-1984
14
22
Ossabaw Island Project, 1974-1977
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23
Ox-Bow, 1980-2008
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24
O, General, 1958-2005
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25
Palazzolo, Marcia and Tom, 1976-1999
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26
Paper and Printmaking, circa 1970-1979
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27
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2006-2013
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28
Petlin, Irving, 1981-1991
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29
Pijoan, Irène, 1980-2004
14
30
Plunkett, Edward (filmed by AAA), 1968-1979
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1-2
Plunkett, Edward, undated
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3-4
Plunkett, Edward, circa 1940-1949
Letters are addressed to Plunkett but sent to Lanyon and Ginzel in the 1970s
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5
Plunkett, Edward, circa 1959-2011
15
6-13
Plunkett, Edward, circa 1970-2000
Junk mail sent to Plunkett, which he created art from and sent to Lanyon and Ginzel
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14
Pondside Press, 1987-1992
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15
Postcards, circa 1950-2013
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1-3
Powell, Gordon and Linda Crabtree, 1987-2004
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4
Printed Matter, Inc., 1976-1996
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5
Printers and Print Shops, 1976-2009
Includes Four Brothers, Anchor, and Solo
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6
Printworks, circa 1980-2013
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7-8
Prokopoff, Stephen (University of Iowa Art Museum), 1975-1999
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9
Publications and Periodicals, circa 1964-1979
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10-11
Puryear, Martin, circa 1985-2000
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12
Pa-Ph, General, 1964-2011
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13
Pi-Pu, General, 1973-2006
16
14
Q, General, 1978, 1975
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15
Raphael, Judy and Tony Phillips, 1984-2007
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16
Rapho, Michael, 1977-1979
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17
Recommendations for Ellen Lanyon, 1953-1996
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18
Recommendations, A-H, circa 1970-2010
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19-20
Recommendations, J-Z, circa 1970-2010
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1-3
Red Ozier Press, circa 1980-2006
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4
Reid, Margaret, 1998-2002
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5
Rejections, circa 1990-2010
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6
Reproduction Permissions, circa 1990-2010
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7
Richard Gray Gallery, 1973-1988
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8-9
Richardson, Temple and John, circa 1990-2009
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10
Rockburne, Dorothea, 2002-2013
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11
Rooks, Michael, 1996-2011
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12
Rosenblatt, Arthur, 2003
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13
Rutgers University, 2011, 1980-1982
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14
Rutzky, Ivy Sky, 1978-1982
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15
Ra-Ri, General, 1967-1997
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16
Ro-Ry, General, circa 1975-2009
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17
Sanchez, Stephanie, 1977-1983
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18
Saint Louis, Missouri Galleries (Randall Gallery and William Shearburn Fine Art), 1990-1994
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19
Sandy, Stephen, circa 1995-2012
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20-22
Saraceno, Carmella, circa 1978-2000
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23
Saunders, David, 1996-1998
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24
Savage, Judy, 1975-1976
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25
Schaaf, Bill, circa 1970-1985
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26
Schapiro, Miriam (filmed by AAA), 1972-1979
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27
Schapiro, and Miriam and Paul Brach, 1956-2004
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28
Schapiro, Miriam and Paul Brach, 1956-2004
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1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), 1978-2013
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2
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Alumni, circa 1965-2010
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3
Shannonhouse, Sandy and Robert Arneson, circa 1976-2005
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4
Siegel, Irene, circa 1965-2005
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5
Slides, circa 1960-2010
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6-7
Smith, Nora and Farwell, 1969-2007
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8
Smith, Temple, 1981-1992
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9
Solum, John, 2006-2012
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10
Sowers, Terry and Bob, circa 1953-1960
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11
Sparks, Esther, circa 1980-2000
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12
Spector, Buzz, circa 1980-2013
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13
Stevens, May, 1976-2001
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14
Stevenson, Nancy and Adlai, 1970-2012
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15
Steward, Donn, 1972-1976
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16
Stewart Rickard Gallery, 1961-1965
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17
Stout, Richard, 1978-2003
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18
Stuart, Michelle, 1986-1996
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19
Sundell, Michael (Yaddo President), 1990-1999
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20
Susan Caldwell, Inc., 1982-1984
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21
Sa-Sc, General, 1959-2004
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22
Se-Sl, General, circa 1970-2012
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23
Sm-St, General, 1967-2013
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24
Su-Sw, General, 1962-2005
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25
Talleur, John, circa 1980-1990
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26
Tannenbaum, Barbara (The Odd Museum), 1977-2004
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27
Tardi, Carla, 1977-1984
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1
Teaching Positions, 1964-1998
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2
Townsend, Richard and Pala, 2002-2009
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3
Travel, 1978-2006
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4
T, General, 1972-2004
19
5
Union League, 1986-2011
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6
University of Iowa, circa 1970-2010
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7
U, General, 1970-2007
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8
Valerie Carberry Gallery, 2004-2011
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9-10
Van Dalen, Anton, 1995-2007
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11
Van der Marck, Jan, 1971-2005
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12
Vereano, David, 1975-1993
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13
Vermont Studio Center, 1996-2007
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14
Via, Margaret and Emory, 1977-2000
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15
V, General, 1972-2012
19
16
Walker, Sarah, 2003-2007
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17
Wardwell, Sally, circa 1969-2000
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18
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969-2011
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19
Wilfur, Joe (filmed by AAA), circa 1970-1979
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20
Wilfur, Joe, circa 1970-1985
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21
Wisconsin Museums (Racine Art Center and Wustum Museum), 1990-2011
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22
Wisconsin Museums (Madison Art Center and Milwaukee Art Museum), 1972-2012
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23
Women and Art, circa 1970-1996
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24
Wa-Wh, General, circa 1970-2012
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25
Wi-Wy, General, circa 1970-2011
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26
Yaddo, circa 1970-2005
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27
Y, General, 1990-2000
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28
Zabriskie Gallery (filmed by AAA), circa 1965-1975
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29
Zabriskie Gallery, 1964-2006
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30
Zelamsky, Leslie, 1985-1989
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31
Zilka, Michael (filmed by AAA), circa 1970-1976
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32
Zilka, Michael, circa 1970-2010
Includes many illustrated letters from Lanyon
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1
Z, General, 1974-1987
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2
First Names Only and Unidentified, circa 1970-2010
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3-4
Letters from Persons Unknown to Lanyon, circa 1980-2005
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5
Outgoing Invitations, circa 1970
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6
Outgoing Letters, circa 1970-2012
Includes copies, drafts, and letters where only the first name of recipient is known
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7
Outgoing Letters, Handmade Holiday and Greeting Cards, circa 1950-1980
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