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Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1948-1998
0.9 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2

The 0.9 linear feet of correspondence is of both a personal and professional nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Langsner and publications for which he wrote such as Art News, the New York Times, Meridian Books, Craft Horizons, Art International, and Art in America; galleries and museums where he lectured or curated exhibitions including the Art Institute of Chicago, California Water Color Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor; colleges and organizations where he taught or was involved with such as the Graham Foundation, University of Southern California, International Association of Art Critics, and Ford Foundation; and artists that he worked with or knew personally including Rico Lebrun, William Turnbull, Man & Julie Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Adelaide Fogg, and Clinton Adams.
Letters to June Harwood were written while Langsner was traveling on a Ford Foundation visual arts research grant in 1964 and 1965. They document Langsner's travels through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe as well as Langsner and Harwood's personal relationship which culminated in marriage in Italy in 1965.
There are also scattered letters from various artists and other prominent correspondents including Philip Guston, Leonard Edmondson, Knoedler Gallery, Donald Bear, Alvin Lustig, Kenneth Callahan, TIME Magazine, Getty Museum, James B. Byrnes, James Sweeney, Hobart Nichols, Fritz Faiss, Len Lye, James Vigeveno, Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano, Dore Schary, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Anya Fisher, Ida Meyer-Chagall, Peter Krasnow, Lucille Brown Greene, John Rewald, Jan de Swart, Rube Kadish, Edward Reep, David Sylvester, Peter Selz, Alfred Barr, Michael Seuphor, Whitney Museum of American Art, John McLaughlin, Karl Benjamin, Knud Merrild, L. Alcopley, Esteban Vicente, Porter McCray, Jack Hirschman, Dorothy Miller, Paul Feeley, Virginia Wright, Hans Richter, Arnold Mesches, and Clement Greenberg.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 2.1: General Correspondence, 1948-1998
  • 2.2: Letters to June Harwood, 1964-1965
2.1: General Correspondence, 1948-1998
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, circa 1940s-1960s
1
10
Correspondence, 1948-1951
1
11
Correspondence, 1952
1
12
Correspondence, 1953
1
13
Correspondence, 1954-1955
1
14
Correspondence, 1956-1957
1
15
Correspondence, 1958-1959
1
16
Book Contracts, 1958, undated
1
17
Correspondence, 1960-1961
1
18
Correspondence, 1962, January-August
1
19
Correspondence, 1962, September-December
1
20
Correspondence, 1963, January-August
1
21
Correspondence, 1963, September-December
1
22
Correspondence, 1964, January-July
1
23
Correspondence, August 1964 - June 1965
1
24
Correspondence, 1965, July-December
1
25
Correspondence, 1966, January-May
1
26
Correspondence, 1966, June-December
1
27
Correspondence, 1967-1974
1
28
2.2: Letters to June Harwood, 1964-1965
DescriptionContainer
Letters, 1964, August-November
1
29
Letters, December 1 - December 20, 1964
1
30
Letters, December 21, 1964 - January 31, 1965
1
31
Letters, 1965, February
1
32
Letters, 1965, March
1
33
Letters, 1965, April
1
34
Letters, 1965, May
1
35
Letters, 1965, June
2
1

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