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Esphyr Slobodkina papers, circa 1925-1995

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Series 5: American Abstract Artists, circa 1936-1995
0.9 linear feet
Box 1-3, OV 4

The series American Abstract Artists includes administrative material, correspondence, writings, selected exhibitions, and printed material.
Administrative material includes copies of the constitution, meeting minutes, membership lists, and a treasurer's report. Correspondence is with officers of the AAA regarding meetings, member dues, and publication projects. Writings include three essays on the AAA and draft copies of American Abstract Artists, 1936-1966. Exhibitions include substantial correspondence regarding the logistics of two early exhibitions, the "National Exhibition" (1940/1940-1941) and the "Traveling Exhibition of Matted Works" (1940-1941). Printed material contains clippings; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters; sample organizational letterhead; and a copy of
American Abstract Artists: Its Publications, Catalogs, and Membership
.
Administrative materials, writings, and printed materials are arranged by document type. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then followed by correspondence related to book projects. Exhibitions are arranged alphabetically by exhibition title.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries.
5.1: Administrative materials, 1949-1995
5.2: Correspondence, 1940-1995
5.3: Writings, circa 1936-1994
5.4: Exhibitions, 1939-1966
5.5: Printed Material, 1936-1992
5.1:Administrative Material, 1949-1995
DescriptionContainer
Constitution, 1949
1
45
Meeting Minutes, 1949-1995
1
46-47
Membership Lists, 1958-1991
1
48
Treasurer's Report, 1965-1982
1
49
5.2:Correspondence, 1940-1995
DescriptionContainer
A-Z Miscellaneous, 1940-1986
1
50
Goodyear, John, 1983-1990
1
51
Kelpe, Paul, circa 1956-1965
1
52
Mason, Alice, 1949-1962
1
53
Rabkin, Leo, 1961-1979
1
54
Riese, Beatrice, 1988-1995
1
55
Rousseau, Irene, 1979-1982
1
56
University of New Mexico, 1973
1
57
Membership Dues, circa 1961-1978
1
58
Publication of
American Abstract Artists, 1936-1966
, 1966-1968
2
1
Requests for
American Abstract Artists: Its Publications, Catalogs, and Memberships
, 1979-1984
2
2
5.3:Writings, circa 1936-1994
DescriptionContainer
Book Draft,
American Abstract Artists, 1936-1966
, circa 1966
2
3-7
Slobodkina, Esphyr, On American Abstract Artists and Art, circa 1960-1990
2
8
Slobodkina, Esphyr, "Historical Outline", circa 1966
2
9
Unknown Author, "Pioneers in the Field", 1962
2
10
Notes, circa 1936-1994
2
11
5.4:Exhibitions, 1939-1966
DescriptionContainer
"28th Annual Exhibition" (1964), circa 1964
2
12
"American Abstract Artists, 1936-1986" (1986), 1984-1986
2
13
"Exhibition in Honor of Albers, Morris, Rice-Pereira, and Shaw" (1976), 1976
2
14
"National Exhibition" (1940), Administrative Memorandum, 1939-1940
2
15
"National Exhibition" (1940), Lehigh University, 1939-1940
2
16
"National Exhibition" (1940), University of Minnesota, 1939-1940
2
17
"National Exhibition" (1940), Declines to Exhibit, 1939-1940
2
18
"National Exhibition" (1940-1941), Declines to Exhibit, 1940
2
19
"Riverside Museum Show" (1966), circa 1966
2
20
"Traveling Exhibition of Matted Works" (1940-1941), Administrative Memorandum, 1940-1941
2
21
"Traveling Exhibition of Matted Works" (1940-1941), Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1940
2
22
"Traveling Exhibition of Matted Works" (1940-1941), Norfolk Museum, 1940
2
23
"Traveling Exhibition of Matted Works" (1940-1941), Declines to Exhibit, 1940
2
24
5.5:Printed Material, 1936-1992
DescriptionContainer
Book,
American Abstract Artists: Its Publications, Catalogs, and Membership
, 1979
2
25
Book Draft,
American Abstract Artists: Its Publications, Catalogs, and Membership
, 1979
3
1-2
Clippings, 1936-1988
3
3
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1948-1992
3
4-7
Exhibition Posters, 1956-1982
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
3
8
Letterhead, circa 1960-1969
3
9
Newsletters, circa 1960-1969
3
10
Press Releases, 1972-1991
3
11
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1960-1969
3
12
Oversized Exhibition Posters, 1956-1982
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 8.
OV 4

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