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Josef Presser and Agnes Hart papers, 1913-1980, bulk 1940-1980

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1.2:: Correspondence , 1927-1977

Presser's personal correspondence is with family and friends, including the artists Charles Hopkinson and Vera Fraser. Business related correspondence is with various collectors, galleries, museums, art associations, and art schools. There is also correspondence related to Presser's law suit against the New York Port Authority, and Presser and Hart's real estate purchases in Hurley and Woodstock, New York. Hart's correspondence concerns Presser's estate and artwork after his death, including letters related to the organization of Presser's memorial exhibition in 1968.
This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
1.2.1: Family, 1934-1966
Family correspondence with family includes letters from Agnes Hart, letters from the lawyer of Presser's first wife, Olga Mason, and letters from Presser's siblings, Ilonka, Charles, and Harry.
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Hart, Agnes, circa 1940s-1966
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Pototsky, Ilonka, 1945-1966
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Presser, Charles and Harry, 1962-1964
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Presser, Olga Mason, 1934
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Letters from Nieces and Nephews, circa 1950s-1960s
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1.2.2: General, 1927-1967
General correspondence is with various artists, collectors, galleries, museums, and art associations concerning the creation, purchase, sales, and exhibition of Presser's work. These include the artists Charles Hopkinson and Vera Fraser and the collectors Mrs. John D. Rockerfeller, Alfred S. Campbell, and Ray Austrian. There is also correspondence with art schools, including Cooper Union, New York University, and Queens College, concerning the logistics of Presser's employment. Correspondence related to Presser's law suit against the New York Port Authority, Presser and Hart's real estate purchases in Hurley and Woodstock, New York, and Christmas cards sent to Presser and Hart are also included in the subseries.
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A, Miscellaneous, 1927-1967
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Aetna Life Insurance Company, 1947-1954
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American Aid Society of Paris, Inc., 1966-1967
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Artists Equity Association, 1948-1951
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Associated American Artists, 1937-1956
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Audubon Artists, 1952-1962
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Austrian, Ray, circa 1950s-1967
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B, Miscellaneous, 1936-1961
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Brooklyn Museum, 1946-1955
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Bullowa, Arthur M., 1962-1965
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Bullowa, Arthur M., 1966
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Bullowa, Arthur M., 1967
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Campbell, Alfred S., 1956-1960
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C, Miscellaneous, 1934-1966
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Christmas Cards, circa 1950s-1960s
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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1950-1956
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D, Miscellaneous, 1934-1966
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Delius Gallery, 1949-1957
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Downtown Community School, 1952-1961
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37
E-F, Miscellaneous, 1930-1962
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Fontana Gallery (Kushner, Lois), 1961-1970
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Fraser, Vera, 1947-1957
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Fraser, Vera, 1962-1964
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Fraser, Vera, 1966
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G, Miscellaneous, 1929-1967
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Gelber-Epstein Custom Framing, 1964
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H, Miscellaneous, 1929-1963
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Hopkinson, Charles, 1938-1953
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I-J, Miscellaneous, 1929-1967
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K, Miscellaneous, 1945-1966
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Kalish, Irving L., 1960-1966
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Klein, Arnold, 1963-1967
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L, Miscellaneous, 1939-1967
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Little Studio Inc., 1955-1959
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M, Miscellaneous, 1945-1963
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N, Miscellaneous, 1927-1966
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New York University, 1947-1964
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O-P, Miscellaneous, 1934-1967
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Port of New York Authority, 1962-1966
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Presser, Josef, circa 1960s-1966
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Queen's College, 1953-1958
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R, Miscellaneous, 1929-1966
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Real Estate Related (Hurley and Woodstock, New York), 1958-1964
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S, Miscellaneous, 1930-1967
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Sally Cox Fine Art, 1959-1966
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T, Miscellaneous, 1937-1963
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U, Miscellaneous, 1942-1966
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9
University of Wisconsin, 1950-1951
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V, Miscellaneous, 1948-1966
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W, Miscellaneous, 1937-1960
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X-Z, Miscellaneous, 1944-1966
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Unidentified and Illegible, circa 1950s-1960s
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Undelivered Mail, 1967
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1.2.3: Agnes Hart's Correspondence Regarding Presser's Estate and Artwork, 1965-1977
Hart's correspondence concerns Presser's estate and artwork, including letters to and from the American Embassy in Paris in the months after Presser's death, and from Gallery 5 East, which handled the sales of Presser artwork from 1974 to 1977. There is also correspondence related to the organization of Presser's memorial exhibition in 1968.
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Condolences, A-K, 1967
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Condolences, L-Z, 1967
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Condolences, Art Museums and Institutions, 1967
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A-G, Miscellaneous, 1967-1970
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H-Z, Miscellaneous, 1967-1977
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American Embassy in Paris (Chiavarini, Mary), 1966-1967
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American Embassy in Paris (Chiavarini, Mary), 1967
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American Embassy in Paris (Chiavarini, Mary), 1968
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American Embassy in Paris (Chiavarini, Mary), 1969-1970
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Chase Manhattan Bank, 1967
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Cipes, L. Richard, 1965-1967
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Douglas, Richard M., 1967-1977
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Gallery 5 East, 1974-1977
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Grinspan, Maurice, 1967-1968
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Grossman, Allan, 1967
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Lawrence, Michael, 1967-1968
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Martha Ross Gallery, 1967-1968
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Monarch Life Insurance, 1967
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Neikrug Galleries, Inc., 1967-1968
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Memorial Exhibition Arrangements, 1968
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Memorial Exhibition Invitees, A-L, 1968
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Memorial Exhibition Invitees, M-Z, 1968
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