Scope and Contents
The letters relating to painter and sculptor Max Ernst's American citizenship status measure 0.01 linear feet and date from circa 1957. Correspondence is mainly between Ernst's wife Dorothea (Tanning) and attorney John Frank regarding Max Ernst's efforts to retain American citizenship, which was jeapordized by the McCarren Act and Ernst's extended periods of residence abroad. Many of the letters provide details of Ernst's career and give a chronology of his travels. Included is one letter from Max Ernst to John Frank. All of the documents in this collection are photocopies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letters relating to Max Ernst's American citizenship status were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1982 by Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2021.