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Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman, 1959-1963

Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman, 1959-1963

De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989

Item Information

Title: Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman

Date: 1959-1963

Physical Details: Scrapbook : 136 p. : b&w and col. ; 38 x 32 cm.

Description: Scrapbook includes newspaper clippings relating to the case and execution of Caryl Chessman; correspondence sent and received by de Kooning regarding her opposition to the execution; and photos of de Kooning and other members of the Justice for Chessman Committee preparing for protests.

Pieces of correspondence primarily from Rosalie Asher to de Kooning are tucked into back pocket of scrapbook, scans follow scan of back cover.

Date range based on dated articles and pieces of correspondence throughout scrapbook.

Headline pasted on cover of scrapbook: The real story of Caryl Chessman

Creator: De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989

Forms part of: Elaine de Kooning papers, circa 1959-1989

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman, 1959-1963. Elaine de Kooning papers, circa 1959-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 6203