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

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10.4: Miscellaneous Family Papers , circa 1911, 1944-1964

Subseries consists of fragments of the papers of Betty Cornell Benton and Helen S. Cornell.
Betty Cornell Benton's papers include kindergarten art work, a printed inventory of Robert Cornell's train collection (which she compiled in collaboration with Robert during the time period from 1962 to 1963), and notes. Some of Benton's notes concern Cornell's biography and magazine collection, and may relate to certain activities in handling his estate.
Helen S. Cornell's papers include printed material on Flushing and the World's Fair (which took place in Flushing in 1939), as well as some writings. The printed material, collected and oftentimes annotated by Mrs. Cornell, documents some of the interests she shared with her son and relates to certain formative experiences shared by the family (such as their repeated visits to the World's Fair, which seems to have been a special time for all).
Beyond the fact that they were stored together, it is unclear how the rest of these fragments relate to Cornell's estate papers. Related papers can be found amongst biographical material, family correspondence, and Robert Cornell's papers.
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Betty Cornell Benton Papers, Kindergarten Art Work, circa 1911
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Betty Cornell Benton Papers, Inventory of Robert Cornell's Train Collection, 1962-1963, undated
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Betty Cornell Benton Papers, Miscellaneous Notes, undated
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Betty Cornell Benton Papers, Notes on Cornell Biography, undated
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Helen S. Cornell Papers, Printed Material on World's Fair, 1939-1940
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Helen S. Cornell Papers, Printed Material on Flushing, 1944-1949, 1957, undated
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Helen S. Cornell Papers, Writings, 1952-1964, undated
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