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Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 5 series:

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Series 1: Letters , 1926-1970
12 folders
Box 1, 8

Scattered letters, consisting primarily of postcards, are from various colleagues including Matta, Juliet and Man Ray, and Berman's brother Leonid.
Description Container Select
Correspondents with Unknown Surnames, undated
1
1
Correspondents with Surnames "A" - "M,", undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
1
2
Correspondents with Surnames "N" - "Z,", undated
1
3
Letters, 1926-1938
1
4
Letters, 1939
1
5
Letters, 1940-1941
1
6
Letters, 1942-1944
1
7
Letters, 1945
1
8
Letters, 1946-1949
1
9
Letters, 1950-1957
1
10
Letters, 1962-1970
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
1
11
Oversized Letter from Eugene Berman, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 2)
8
1
Oversized Letter from Eugene Berman, 1962,
from Box 1, Folder 11
8
1

Series 2: Notes , 1944
2 folders
Box 1

Notes consist of a booklet of photocopies of notes on miscellaneous art work, including prices. There are also scattered notes on miscellaneous topics.
Description Container Select
Booklet of Photocopies of Notes on Art Work, undated
1
12
Miscellaneous Notes, 1944, undated
1
13

Series 3: Art Work , 1947
2 folders
Box 1

Art work consists of miscellaneous sketches of human figures and architectural details.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Sketches, undated
(2 folders)
1
14-15

Series 4: Printed Material , 1941-1975
1.5 Linear Feet
Box 1, 8

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, picture postcards of scenes and art work found in various countries, and miscellaneous printed material.
Description Container Select
Clippings, undated
1
16
Clippings, 1949-1975
1
17
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1941-1949
1
18
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1959
1
19
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962-1963
1
20
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
1
21
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1965
1
22
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1966
1
23
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1970-1973
1
24
Exhibition Announcements for Leonid Berman, undated
1
25
Reproductions of Art Work by Berman, undated
(6 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
1
26-31
Picture Postcard of Corsica, undated
1
32
Picture Postcard of Cuba (Havana), undated
1
33
Picture Postcards of France, undated
1
34
Picture Postcards of Germany, undated
1
35
Picture Postcards of Great Britain, undated
1
36
Picture Postcard of Greece (Athens), undated
1
37
Picture Postcards of Italy, undated
(50 folders)
1
38-87
Picture Postcards of Italy, undated
(6 folders)
2
1-6
Picture Postcards of Mexico, undated
(14 folders)
2
7-20
Picture Postcards of The Netherlands, undated
(2 folders)
2
21-22
Picture Postcards of Spain, undated
2
23
Picture Postcard of Switzerland, undated
2
24
Picture Postcards of the United States, undated
(16 folders)
2
25-40
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1950, undated
2
41
Oversized Reproductions of Art Work by Berman, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 30)
8
2

Series 5: Photographs , 1933-1956
4.9 Linear Feet
Box, 2-9

Photographs are of Eugene Berman (including ones taken by Russell Lynes), his wife, colleagues, exhibition installations, art work, and various travel locations. There are also commercially produced photographs of various scenes and art work primarily in Italy and Mexico, publicity photographs of ballet and opera performers, and stereographs of novelty subjects.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Eugene Berman, 1935, undated
(Oversized Material housed in Box 8)
2
42
Photographs of Ona Munson, Friends, and Colleagues, 1956, undated
2
43
Photographs of Exhibition Installations, undated
(3 folders)
2
44-46
Portfolio "Photos of E. B. Paintings,", 1948
(12 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 9)
2
47-58
Photographs of Miscellaneous Costume and Set Designs, undated
(3 folders)
2
59-61
Photographs of Costume and Set Designs for Cosi Fan Tutti, 1956
(3 folders)
2
62-64
Photographs of Art Work, undated
(7 folders)
2
65-71
Photographs of Art Work, undated
(9 folders)
3
1-9
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1937, undated
3
10
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1940, undated
3
11
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1941, undated
(2 folders)
3
12-13
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1942, undated
3
14
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1943, undated
(3 folders)
3
15-17
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1944, undated
(3 folders)
3
18-20
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1945, undated
(2 folders)
3
21-22
Photographs of Art Work Executed in 1947, undated
3
23
Photographs of Scenes in Italy, 1953
(13 folders)
3
24-36
Photographs of Scenes in Italy, 1956
(7 folders)
3
37-43
Miscellaneous Photographs of Scenes in Italy, undated
(15 folders)
3
44-58
Portfolio 1: Photographs of Mexico, undated
(10 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 9)
3
59-68
Portfolio 2: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947
(6 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 9)
3
69-74
Portfolio 3: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947
(7 folders)(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
4
1-7
Portfolio 4: "Mexican Photos,", 1947
(4 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
4
8-11
Portfolio 5: "Mexican Photos - Contact and Enlargement,", 1947
(11 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
4
12-22
Portfolio 6: "Mexican Photos - Instituto de los Monumentos Coloniales,", undated
(10 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
4
23-32
Portfolio 7: "Mexico Photographs for Ona,", 1947
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
4
33-39
Portfolio 8: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
5
1-7
Portfolio 9: "Mexican Photos - Brehme,", 1947, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
5
8-11
Portfolio 10: "Mexican Photos - Instituto de los Monumentos Coloniales,", undated
(9 folders) (Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
5
12-20
Miscellaneous Photographs of Scenes in Mexico, 1947, undated
(6 folders)
5
21-26
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Austria, undated
5
27
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in France, undated
(4 folders)
5
28-31
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Great Britain, undated
5
32
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Italy, undated
(30 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 9)
5
33-62
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Italy, undated
(22 folders)
6
1-22
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Italy, undated
(11 folders)
7
1-11
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Mexico, 1933, undated
(5 folders)
7
12-16
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Russia, undated
7
17
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Spain, undated
7
18
Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in the United States, undated
(4 folders)
7
19-22
Miscellaneous Commercial Photographs of Scenes and Art Work in Unidentified Locations, undated
(2 folders)
7
23-24
Photographs of Miscellaneous Ballet and Opera Performers, 1951, undated
(3 folders)
7
25-27
Stereographs of Novelty Subjects, undated
7
28
Two Oversized Photographs of Eugene Berman by Russell Lynes, 1935,
(from Box 2, Folder 42)
8
3
Oversized Album of Photographs of Art Work, undated
8
4
Oversized Album of Photographs of Drawings of Mexico, 1947
9
1
Oversized Cover for Portfolio "Photos of E. B. Paintings,", 1948,
(from Box 2, Folder 47)
9
2
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 1: Photographs of Mexico, undated,
(from Box 3, Folder 59)
9
3
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 2: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947,
(from Box 3, Folder 69)
9
3
Oversized Portfolio of Miscellaneous Scenes in Mexico, undated
9
4
Four Oversized Commercial Photographs of Art Work in Italy (Florence), undated,
(from Box 5, Folder 45)
9
5
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 3: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947,
(from Box 4, Folder 1)
10
1
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 4: "Mexican Photos,", 1947,
(from Box 4, Folder 8)
10
1
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 5: "Mexican Photos - Contact and Enlargement,", 1947,
(from Box 4, Folder 12)
10
2
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 6: "Mexican Photos - Instituto de los Monumentos Coloniales,", undated,
(from Box 4, Folder 23)
10
2
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 7: "Mexico Photographs for Ona,", 1947,
(from Box 4, Folder 33)
10
3
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 8: "Mexican Photos - Enlargements,", 1947,
(from Box 5, Folder 1)
10
3
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 9: "Mexican Photos - Brehme,", 1947, undated,
(from Box 5, Folder 8)
10
4
Oversized Cover for Portfolio 10: "Mexican Photos - Instituto de los Monumentos Coloniales,", undated,
(from Box 5, Folder 12)
10
4

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.