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Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1942, 1964-1976
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 14

Correspondence includes letters and memos between personal friends and professional colleagues and Nesbitt. Many letters and memos include attachments, such as artwork, annotated clippings, and letters. Letters written by Nesbitt are drafts.
Correspondents in the Personal and Professional folder include Nesbitt, Edmund Carpenter, Seymour Lipton, Mara Nesbitt, Perry Nesbitt, Saul Nesbitt, Carla and Thom Perry, The Art Center of Waco, National Collection of Fine Arts (Smithsonian), University of California Berkeley, and Westbroadway Gallery. Topics of discussion include life updates, Chinese philosophy, xerography, Nesbitt's projects ("Everyman as Anyman, or Putting On, On, On, On, On," "Light Times 499," Walk up-Tape on, "Xerox Xplore") and exhibitions ("Esta Nesbitt: Xerography Prints," "Magic Machines").
Correspondence between Nesbitt, Alan Leder, David Lyle, and R.E. Wood covers a wide range of topics, including Lyle, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Mike Weaver, Allen Ginsberg, Paterson NJ, energy and nature, mathematics, and data. Correspondence with Lyle also includes the subjects of Xerox Corporation, xerography, exhibition "Xerography: Extensions in Art," 3M Co, and mandala. Much of the writing is philosophical in nature and includes annotated letters, articles, and clippings.
Xerox Corporation correspondence covers Nesbitt's relationship with and work at Xerox, additional funding possibilities with New School for Social Research, and a New York Times review. Nesbitt's primary contact at Xerox was Merle English.
Correspondence is primarily arranged by the name of correspondent and then chronologically within each folder. Writings, letters, and annotated clippings which were not attached to a letter are arranged chronologically within the respective folder.
Additional correspondence can be found intermixed with other documents in the Writings, Xerography Research Files, and Projects and Exhibitions series.
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Personal and Professional , 1942, 1964-1976
Oversized material housed in OV 14.
1
14
Alan Leder, 1973-1974
Oversized material housed in OV 14.
1
15
David Lyle, circa 1969-1971
Oversized material housed in OV 14.
1
16
David Lyle, 1972-1973
1
17
Holt, Rinehart and Winston Regarding Children's Books, 1965
1
18
Michael Phillips Regarding the Most Creative Extraordinary People List, 1972
1
19
R.E. Wood, 1974
1
20
Xerox Corporation , 1970-1972
1
21
Oversized Personal and Professional Correspondence, 1964-1976 , 1942
Oversized material from Box 1 Folder 14.
OV 14
Oversized Alan Leder Correspondence, 1973-1974
Oversized material from Box 1 Folder 15.
OV 14
Oversized David Lyle Correspondence, circa 1969-1971
Oversized material from Box 1 Folder 16.
OV 14

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