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Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014

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Catherine S. Gaines and Joy Goodwin
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Marilynn Karp, wife of Ivan C. Karp, donated scattered papers in 2011 and 2013, and the bulk of the collection in 2014.
Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Ivan C. Karp conducted by Richard Brown Baker, 1963 October 18; by Paul Cummings, 1969 March 12; and by Ronny Cohen, 1986 April 17-1988 October 18. The Marilynn Gelfman Karp Collection of Ephemera owned by the New-York Historical Society includes OK Harris printed material, prints, and posters.
Processing Information
This collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared in 2014 by Catherine S. Gaines and Joy Goodwin with assistance from Rachel Salzmann and Harriet Shapiro. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections.
Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.
Material with a Social Security number was redacted with a copy left in the collection. The original document is maintained separately.