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Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell, 1966-1994

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The collection is arranged as a single series.

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Series 1: Eve Propp papers regarding Joseph Cornell , 1966-1994
1 Linear Feet
Box 1

Approximately sixty letters or cards from Cornell to Eve Propp often incorporate collages, puzzles, and objects. One file contains a few objects that have become separated from the letters. Other letters here are from Cornell's sister, lawyers involved with the estate following Cornell's death, a handwriting expert, and museum curators.
Propp's notes document topics Cornell discussed during their visits, including his thoughts about the color blue, his mother's strictness, the anxiety he felt as a student at Andover, among other topics.
Printed material collected by Propp about Cornell includes a calendar from 1969, the year they were in most frequent contact; clippings from magazines and newspapers; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Several photographs of Cornell taken in 1969 during one of Propp's visits are included here with the original negatives, and several copy prints made in subsequent decades.
Description Container Select
Letters from Joseph Cornell, undated
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1
Letters from Joseph Cornell, 1968
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2
Letters from Joseph Cornell, 1969
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3-8
Letters from Joseph Cornell, 1970-1972
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9
Objects from Joseph Cornell Letters, circa 1968-1972
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10
Empty Envelopes from Joseph Cornell Letters, 1968-1970
1
11
Letters from Others, circa 1969-1994
1
12
Notes, circa 1969
1
13
Printed Material
Calendar, 1969
1
14
Clippings, 1966-1981
1
15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1970-1982
1
16
Photographs and Negatives, 1994, 1982, 1969
1
17

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