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Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1929-circa 1975
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 7

This series consists mainly of incoming letters. A smaller amount of replies and outgoing letters are included.
The majority of the family correspondence is from Kaplan to his wife Virginia while he was traveling in 1957 and 1960. Also found is a letter written upon Kaplan's death to Virginia. The remaining family letters are from Abraham Kaplan and Helen Tumin. A few of the letters from Abraham Kaplan are in Yiddish.
Correspondence from universities and colleges, galleries, museums, and other art organizations and institutions documents Kaplan's business affairs. Letters discuss exhibitions, loans and sales of artwork, and the Works Progress Administration.
Correspondence with friends and colleagues include Aya Ishigaki, Sol Wilson, Louis Lozowick, Adolph Gottlieb, Chaim Gross, and Raphael Soyer. These letters document news of friends and activities and political organizations of interest to Kaplan.
The majority of the christmas and greeting cards are undated but include cards from Milton Avery, Chaim Gross, Aya Ishigaki, and Sol and Dora Wilson. Many of the cards are illustrated.
This series is arranged into 4 subseries.
Correspondence with friends and colleagues has been arrange chronologically. Lettes from individuals who had correspondence with Kaplan of three letters or less are found within the "Friends and Colleagues" folders. Correspondence with galleries, museums, and associations has been arranged alphabetically. Letters from individuals who had correspondence with Kaplan of three letters or less are found within the "Galleries, Museums, and Associations" folders.
  • 2.1 Family Correspondence, 1957-1976
  • 2.2 Correspondence with Friends and Colleagues, circa 1930-1975
  • 2.3 Correspondence with Galleries, Museums, and Associations, 1932-1977
  • 2.4 Christmas and Greeting Cards, 1952-1962
2.1: Family Correspondence, 1957-1976
Description Container
Abraham Kaplan, 1965, 1970, 1967
1
4
Helen Tumin, 1975-1976
1
5
Joseph Kaplan to Virginia Kaplan, 1957, circa 1975, 1960
1
6-8
2.2: Correspondence with Friends and Colleagues, 1940-1975
Description Container
Ishigaki, Aya, 1959, 1958, 1946
1
9
Lozowick, Louis, 1930-1946
1
10
Wilson, Sol, 1936, 1934
1
11
Friends and Colleagues, 1929-1975
1
12-14
Friends and Colleagues, circa 1930-circa 1970
1
15
2.3: Correspondence with Galleries, Museums, and Associations, 1940- 1975
Description Container
American Federation of Arts, 1958, 1956
1
16
Artists Equity Association , 1949-1961
1
17
Artist for Victory, Inc. , 1944
1
18
Audubon Artists, inc. , 1954-1966
1
19
Berhardt Crystal Galleries, Inc. , 1962
1
20
Butler Institute of American Art, 1959
1
21
Cape Cod Art Association, 1965, 1960, 1964
1
22
Carnegie Institute, 1941
1
23
Chapelbrook Foundation, 1968, 1967
1
24
College of Fine Arts and Applied Arts University of Illinois, 1949, 1952
1
25
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1962, 1961
1
26
Connecticut Watercolor Society, Inc. , 1962
1
27
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1955, 1956
1
28
Crotty, Frank, 1958
1
29
Department of Information, The Federal Art Project, 1938, 1937
1
30
Everson Museum of Art, 1977
1
31
Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now, 1968
1
32
Galleries, Museums, and Associations, 1932-1977
1
33-34
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1956
1
35
John Reed Club, 1932
1
36
National Academy of Design, 1967
1
37
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1947, 1946
1
38
Small, Warren, 1964
1
39
United States Treasury Department, 1935-1937
1
40
Who's Who, 1952-1962
1
41
2.4: Christmas and Greeting Cards, 1952-1963
Description Container
Christmas and Greeting Cards, 1952-1963
Oversized material housed in OV 7.
1
42
Oversized Illustrated Greeting from Lerner Family, undated
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 42.
OV 7

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