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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972

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Series 9: Writings about Cornell , 1950, circa 1975-1980
(box 19; 0.3 linear feet)

Series consists of writings about Cornell's art work. Included is an article by the poet, Mina Loy (who was a friend and admirer), which represents a writing by one of Cornell's contemporaries. It is not clear where, or even whether, this article was published. The copy found here is a typescript which Loy appears to have shared with Cornell, containing revisions (perhaps by Cornell) in pencil. Other writings include copies of various theses, presentations, and articles stemming from research on Cornell conducted by several graduate students in art history. These individuals were in contact with Betty Cornell Benton in the process of doing their research ( See Series 10 for their correspondence), and they ended up sending her copies of the final products. These graduate student writings represent some early examples of Cornell scholarship in the field of art history.
Files are arranged chronologically.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
Description Container
Loy, Mina, "Phenomenon in American Art" (typescript), 1950
19
12
Friend, Sherry, "Joseph Cornell: Sun in the Snow," Manuscript, circa 1975
19
13
Friend, Sherry, "Joseph Cornell: Sun in the Snow," Illustrations, circa 1975
(4 folders)
19
14-17
Haroutunian, Helen, "Joseph Cornell's Medici Slot Machine,", 1978
(2 folders)
19
18-19
Haroutunian, Helen, "Joseph Cornell's Medici Slot Machine," Thesis Presentation, 1978
19
20
Haroutunian, Helen, "Cornell in View,", 1980
19
21
Young, Vivian, "Joseph Cornell in Context,", undated
19
22

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