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Glen Lukens papers, 1920-1983

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1920-1977
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Found are biographical sketches of Glen Lukens, awards and certificates, lists of family and friends, receipts, and Lukens' will and estate papers.
Description Container Select
Awards, Certificates, and Honorary Diplomas, 1920-1957
1
1
Biographical Sketches, circa 1940
1
2
List of Family and Friends, circa 1967
1
3
Receipts and Sales, 1950s
1
4
Will and Estate Papers, 1950s-1977
1
5-6

Series 2: Correspondence , 1933-1983
1 Linear foot
Box 1-2, OV5

Glen Lukens correspondence contains letters from friends and colleagues and scattered letters from family members. Found are many letters Lukens wrote to his aunt by marriage Carlotta Lukens, sister Edith Lukens Stone, and niece Vera Stone O'Dell. His letters often discuss his works and experimental techniques, career, feelings on race relations within the United States and Haiti, and his disappointment with the United States' involvement in World War II.
Notable correspondents include Albert M. Johnson, Mryton Purkiss, Congressman Will Rogers, and Beatrice Wood. Letters from Lukens' students, written while serving in World War II and from Haitian students Marcus Douton and Hugo Racine comment on Lukens' involvement and connection to his students. Included are two illustrated letters, one by H.C. Westermann and the other by Glen Lukens sent to his niece, Vera O'Dell.
Description Container Select
Alfred University, 1949-1965
1
7
A, 1940-1949
1
8
A, 1963-1967
1
9
B, 1956
1
10
B, 1964-1967
1
11
Casper, Avanelle and Don, 1943-circa 1950
1
12
County of Los Angeles, California, 1937
1
13
C, 1940-1949
1
14
C, 1956-1957
1
15
Doty, Walter, 1947
1
16
Douyon, Marcus, 1963-1967
1
17
Eastman, Alfred, 1950
1
18
Fullerton District Junior College, 1933, 1959
1
19-20
Gould, Nancy, 1939
1
21
Griffin, Karl, 1963
1
22
Haden, Mary Jane, 1956
1
23
Hayward, Virginia, 1944
1
24
J, 1940-1949
1
25
Lord & Taylor, 1941
1
26
Lukens, Mrs. Carlotta, 1944-1959, circa 1940s-1950s
1
27-34
Maud, Anna, 1936
1
35
Museum of Modern Art, 1937
1
36
Myers, Alice C., 1956
1
37
M, 1940-1949
1
38
N, 1940-1949
1
39
Oakland Art Museum, 1966-1967
1
40
O'Dell, Vera and Boyd, 1950s-1967
1
41
Pinto, Alfred, 1943
1
42
Poor People's Corporation, 1966
1
43
Purkiss, Myrton, 1939-1954
1
44-45
R, 1940-1949
1
46
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1937
1
47
Scripps College, 1952
1
48
Society of Designer Craftsmen, 1938
1
49
Stone, Mrs. Ellis (Edith), 1931-1967
1
50
United Nations, 1952
1
51
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1944-1948
1
52
Wallach, Violet, 1965
1
53
Westermann, H..C., 1966
1
54
Wood, Beatrice, 1935-1942
1
55
First Names Only, 1938, 1943
1
56-57
First Names Only or Illegible, 1950s-1960s
2
1-3
Letters Regarding Watts Riots, circa 1965
2
4
Letters Regarding Glen Lukens, Condolences, 1967-1983
2
5
Empty Envelopes, 1950s-1960s
2
6
Oversized Painted Letter, H.C. Westermann, 1966
5
1

Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1937-circa 1960
0.2 Linear feet
Box 2

This series contains speeches given at an award luncheon in honor of Glen Lukens for Lord and Taylor department store and scattered notes by Glen Lukens on ceramics and clay. Works by others include poetry and a play and are likely by former students of Lukens. Signed works are by Ruby Berkley Goodwin, C.M.Henson, Vachel Lindsay, and Jacqueline Preston Peabody.
Description Container Select
Speeches, from Lord & Taylor Design Award Luncheon, 1941
2
7
Notes, on Clay and Ceramics, circa 1937-1960s
2
8-10
by Others, circa 1930-1950
2
11

Series 4: Printed Material , 1940s-1960s
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

Printed materials consist of clippings, including articles by Lukens, exhibition catalogs, blank postcards, and press releases.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Catalogs, 1940s
2
12
Clippings, by Glen Lukens, 1940s-1950s
2
13
Clippings, on Ceramics, 1940s-1960s
2
14
Clippings, General, 1950s-1960s
2
15
Postcards, Blank, 1950s
2
16
Press Releases, 1950s
2
17

Series 5: Photographs , circa 1936-1966
0.6 Linear feet
Box 3-4

Black and white photographs depict Lukens at work and in his studio; his home; Carlotta Lukens; Haiti; works of art by Lukens including a portfolio submitted to the Society of Designer Craftsmen of New York City; and works by others.
Description Container Select
of Glen Lukens, circa 1940-1960
3
1
of Carlotta Lukens, circa 1950
3
2
of Studio, circa 1950
3
3
of Home, circa 1960
3
4
of Haiti, Includes Writings, circa 1940
3
5
Bust of Lukens, by Henry Lyons, circa 1960
3
6
Portfolio, Society of Designer Craftsmen, circa 1936
3
7
Used in Articles, circa 1940s-1960s
3
8
Works of Art, circa 1940s-1960s
3
9-18
Works of Art, by Marcus Douyon, circa 1940s-1950s
4
1
Works of Art, by Myrton Purkiss, circa 1960
4
2
Works of Art, European (Tourist Photos), circa 1950
4
3
Negatives and Transparencies, circa 1940s
4
4-5

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