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Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman

Elaine de Kooning scrapbook relating to Caryl Chessman

Chessman, Caryl

Item Information

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: Chessman, Caryl

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

Digital ID: 6203