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Subseries 10.3 | A Finding Aid to the Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972 | Digitized Collection

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10.3: Printed Material, 1944-1982

Subseries is comprised of printed material, some of which was most likely collected by Cornell and either shared with his sister during his lifetime or bequeathed to her along with the rest of his papers, and some of which was created and/or accumulated by Benton during the time she was administering Cornell's residual estate.
Printed material collected by Cornell includes various clippings, a legal publication, issues of
National Geographic
magazine (with pages cut out), and stamps. It is possible that some of this printed material (particularly the magazines) constitutes part of Cornell's source material, which he may have used in his own box constructions and collages or shared with Benton for her to use in her collages.
Printed material collected by Benton includes announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of Cornell works; clippings on or related to Cornell; publications (such as
Architectural Digest
and
Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago
) with articles on or referencing Cornell or his art works; lists (created by Benton) of Cornell material given to the Anthology Film Archives and of Cornell's record collection (parts of which seem to have been given to different institutions, including the Lighthouse Music School, the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind, and Southampton College, among others); and a brief biography of Robert Cornell written by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan for the International Year of Disabled Persons at the Smithsonian Institution.
Files are arranged in chronological order.
DescriptionContainer
Printed Material Collected by Cornell, Miscellaneous, 1944-1971
22
23
Printed Material Collected by Cornell, Clippings on Stamps, 1954, 1959
22
24
Printed Material Collected by Cornell,
National Geographic
Magazines, 1956-1957
(2 folders)
22
25-26
Printed Material Collected by Cornell, Stamps, undated
(6 folders)
22
27-32
Exhibition Announcements, 1966, 1982
22
33
Clippings on Comet Kohoutek, 1973
22
34
Exhibition Catalogs, 1974-1978
22
35
Clippings on or related to Cornell, 1974-1983
22
36
Publications with articles on or referencing Cornell, 1977-1982
(2 folders)
22
37-38
Lists of Cornell Material Given to Anthology Film Archives, 1976-1977
22
39
Robert Cornell Biography by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, 1981
22
40
Lists of Cornell's Record Collection, undated
22
41
Newspaper Clippings, undated
22
42

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