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Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2009, bulk 1940-2001

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Series 3: Writings , circa 1920s-2002
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 12-13, 33

The series contains writings by and about Jacob Kainen. Writings by Jacob Kainen include articles, essays, introductions to exhibition catalogs, lectures, statements, short stories as well as lists, notes, and rough drafts of speeches and essays. Also included are lectures given by Jacob Kainen. Writings by others include essays, a thesis and dissertation about Jacob Kainen, and extensive writings by Ruth Cole Kainen.
The series has been divided into 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Writings by Jacob Kainen, circa 1920s-2000
  • 3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1972-2002
3.1: Writings by Jacob Kainen, circa 1920s-2000
Writings by Jacob Kainen include essays about Arshile Gorky, Raphael Soyer, John Dowell, and the Works Progress Administration. Mainstream art, New York in the 1930s, and art in the 1930s are topics addressed in the lectures included in this series. Also found is poetry written by Jacob Kainen as well as several of his pocket notebooks and travel notebooks.
Description Container
Articles and Essays, 1966-1968, undated
12
19-20
Draft Letter to the Editor, circa 1994
12
21
Exhibition Catalogs, 1953-1986, undated
12
22
Lectures, 1978-1988
12
23-29
Lists, 1964-1988, undated
12
30
Notes, 1946-1995, undated
12
31-32
Notes and Research Material on Velazquez, circa 1980s
12
33-34
Notes Regarding Talks, circa 1970s-1990s
33
26
Poetry, circa 1990s, circa 1920s-1930s
12
35
Rough Drafts, 1976-1995, undated
12
36-37
Short Stories, undated
12
38-39
Statements, 1952-1989, undated
12
40
Miscellaneous, 1939-2000, undated
12
41-43
Notebooks, circa 1980s-1994
12
44-46
12
47
Notebook, 1930s WPA, De Kooning , 1990s
12
47
Pocket Notebooks, circa 1980s-1990s
12
48-50
Travel Notebooks, 1956, 1985-1986
12
51-53
Travel Notebooks, 1988-1994
13
1-5
3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1940s-2009
The subseries contains writings about Jacob Kainen's painting, the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration, the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Graphic Arts, and Jacob Kainen's art collection. Also found are extensive writings by Ruth Cole Kainen about her husband and about their art collection.
Description Container
Berman, Avis, 1992
13
6-9
Griffiths, Antony V., undated
13
10
Holladay, Winton Smoot, 1974
13
11-17
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Exhibition Catalog Essay, National Gallery of Art, circa 1985
33
27
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "How I Began Collecting", circa 2007-2008
33
28
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "Life With Jacob", circa 2000
33
29
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Memoirs of Collecting, 1997
33
30
Kainen, Ruth Cole, on Collecting, circa 2000-2009
33
31
Kainen, Ruth Cole, regarding Jacob Kainen, 1972-2002
13
18-19
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Notes, circa 1970s-1990s
13
20
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Notes, circa 1976-1997
33
32-33
Kainen, Ruth Cole, "RC Kainen Collection", circa 1990s
13
21
Kainen, Ruth Cole, Miscellaneous Early Writings and Academic Work, circa 1940s
33
34-35
Maxfield, David, undated
13
22
Seaton, Elizabeth Gaede, 2000
13
23-30
Wright, Helena E., 2000
13
31

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