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Glen Lukens papers, 1920-1983

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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.
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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

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