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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979 | Digitized Collection

Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1958
1 folder
Box 1

Biographical material consists of a biographical account and a certificate of appreciation from the Common Council for the City of Detroit.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1984
3.8 linear feet
Boxes 1-4, 7

Correspondence includes letters exchanged between the Fleischmans and artists and colleagues including Aaron Bohrod, Charles E. Burchfield, Charles B. Culver, Philip Evergood, Earl Krentzin, John Marin, Jr., Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentile, Peter Pollack, Edgar P. and Constance Richardson, Charles Coleman Sellers, and Franklin Watkins. One letter from Charles E. Burchfield includes four etching plates used to create the color print of
Hot September Wind
.
The Fleishman's corresponded with many arts organizations, museums, and galleries, including the American Federation of Arts, the Archives of American Art, the Arts Commission of the City of Detroit, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, Kennedy Galleries, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., Kraushaar Galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Midtown Galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the School of the Society of Arts and Crafts, the United States Information Agency, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Winterthur Museum.
There are also a small number of letters each from Ivan Albright, Truman and Grace Bailey, Leonard Baskin, Herbert Bayer, Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouché, Frederic Castellón, Joseph Cornell, Jimmy Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Joe Hirsch, Ben Kamihira, James Kearns, Norman Kent, Jack Levine, Richard Lippold, Reginald Marsh, John Paul Miller, Walter Tandy Murch, Alejandro Obregón, Guy Palazzola, Louis Pomerantz, Ruth Reeves, Reuven Rubin, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Raphael Soyer, Richard Tucker, and William Zorach.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 3: Autograph Letters, 1837-1942
4 folders
Box 4

Autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans include letters written by artists Washington Allston, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Taylor Arms.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1953-1960
0.5 linear feet
Boxes 4-5, 7

Exhibition files contain letters, notes, printed material, and photographs concerning various exhibitions of art work from the Fleischmans' collection. The file for the exhibition touring Central and South America contains letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs from Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil, as well as a presentation scrapbook containing congratulatory letters to the Fleischmans from Charles Burchfield, Charles Culver, Philip Evergood, Edward Hopper, Hughie Lee-Smith, Jacques Lipchitz, Walter Midener, Guy Palazzola, Abraham Rattner, Constance Richardson, Sarkis Sarkisian, and Franklin Watkins.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
This bulk of this series has been scanned. Duplicates have not been scanned. In some cases, only the covers and title pages of publications have been scanned.

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1957-1962
3 folders
Box 5

Notes and writings include a typescript about artist Earl Krentzin by Lawrence Fleischman and a typescript concerning Soviet media attacks on American culture.
Materials are arranged by author.
This series has been partially scanned. Writings not authored by Fleischman have not been scanned.

Series 6: Printed Material, 1935-1969
6 folders
Boxes 5-6

Printed material includes clippings and miscellaneous catalogs not connected with the Exhibition Files series. There is also a book
John Marin: The Man and his Work
by E. M. Benson that was autographed by Marin to the Fleischmans in 1953.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been partially scanned. The book by E. M. Benson and the catalog
Books on Art in the United States
have not been scanned. Only the covers and title pages of miscellaneous exhibition catalogs have been scanned.

Series 7: Photographs, 1953-1965
13 folders
Box 6

Photographs include portrait photographs of Lawrence Fleischman, photographs of the Fleischmans with colleagues, and photographs of art work from the Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Collection. There are also photographs of Truman and Grace Bailey in their studio and a copy photograph of Thomas Eakins as a boy.
Materials are arranged by subject and document type.
This series has been partially scanned. Photographs of works of art have not been scanned.

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.