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Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000

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1.2: Correspondence , 1911-2001, undated

Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler is extensive and includes letters from museums, galleries, collectors, artists, directors, writers, actors, musicians, family and friends. Business correspondence contains information about sales and gifts of artwork, Lillian Kiesler's support of performances and institutions, invitations, and character references. Among the correspondents are Harold Diamond, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation.
Among Lillian Kiesler's personal correspondence are letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, and researchers and scholars, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Some correspondence contains original artwork, photographs, and audio cassettes created by the sender. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and an undated letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.
Where there are envelopes, the letter is filed in front of the envelope. Business correspondence is arranged chronologically first, followed by personal correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name and miscellaneous correspondence filed chronologically by decade.
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Business Correspondence, 1946-1965
2
8
Business Correspondence, 1970-1979
2
9
Business Correspondence, 1980-1989
2
10
Business Correspondence, 1990-2000
2
11
Business Correspondence, undated
2
12
Abbott, Berenice, 1971
2
13
Adnan, Etel, 1977-1998, undated
Includes original artwork.
2
14-15
Andres, Jo, Steve and Lucien Buscemi, 1979-2000, undated
2
16-17
Avery, Sally (Michel), 1975-1984
2
18
Barnet, Will, 1998
2
19
Barnstone, Gertrude, 1972-2001, undated
2
20-21
Bartos, Martha, 1974-1999, undated
2
22
Baumgartner, Frances, 1976-1997, undated
3
1
Beall, Paulette, 1975-1987
3
2
Berkman, Len, 1977-1982
3
3
Blaine, Nell, 1969-1983
3
4
Bouchard, Diane, 1984-1989
3
5
Bultman, Fritz and Jeanne, 1965-1999, undated
3
6
Candido, Nancy Meehan and Anthony, 1974-2001, undated
Includes original artwork.
3
7-8
Chao, S. Chen "Sunshine", 1946-1949
3
9
Charlton, Maryette, 1965-1969, undated
3
10-12
Charlton, Maryette, 1970-1979, undated
3
13-16
Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
3
17-18
Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
4
1
Charlton, Maryette, 1990-1999, undated
4
2-5
Charlton, Maryette, 2000-2001, undated
4
6
Charlton, Maryette, undated
4
7
Charlton, Maryette, Correspondence to Maryette Charlton, 1965-1998, undated
4
8
Cohen, Elsa Kahl, 1979-1982, undated
4
9
Copley, Al, 1975-1991, undated
4
10
Corman, 1969-1970
4
11
Court, Paula and Robert Fila, 1994-2001
4
12
Cundiff, Selden, 1980-1990
4
13
Deem, George, 1981, 1998-2000
4
14
Delaney, Margaret, 1964-1966
4
15
Dickey, Tina, 1991-2001
4
16
Diller, Burgoyne, 1955
4
17
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1958-1999, undated
4
18
Dodi, 1988-1998, undated
4
19
Donnelley, Helen, 1911, 1951-1980, undated
4
20
Dorazio, Piero, Virginia and Justin, 1974-2000
4
21
Doty, Hazel, 1964-1975, undated
4
22
Douglas, Scott, 1983-1991
4
23
Dubuffet, Jean, 1952-1959
4
24
Evans, Degan, 1963-1974
4
25
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1975-1977
5
1
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1978-1979
5
2
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1980-1989
5
3
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1990-1998, undated
5
4
Fitch, Noel Riley, 1992
5
5
Ford, Gordon Onslow, 1980-1999
5
6
Frankenberg, Lloyd and Loren, 1948, 1953
5
7
Fujitomi, Yasuo, 1987-1999, undated
5
8
Gentilcore, Angela, Kevin and Ava Ryan, 1985-2001, undated
5
9-10
Giles, Mary, 1975-1993, undated
5
11
Goeritz, Mathias, 1969, 1989
5
12
Goldberg, Pauline, 1996-2000, undated
5
13
Goldberg, RoseLee, 1977-2001, undated
5
14
Gordon, E.B. "Betty", 1940, 1953-1965, undated
5
15
Gottlieb, Jay, 1977-2001, undated
5
16
Greif, Martin, 1989-1994
5
17
Herrmann, Christopher, 1994-1999, undated
5
18
Hobbs, Robert, 1992-1994
5
19
Hodges, Alice, 1942, 1954-1965, undated
5
20-21
Holland, Betty Lou, 1991-2001
5
22
Holtzman, Harry, 1934-1935, 1952, undated
6
1
Iobst, Anne and Lucy Sexton, 1996-2000
6
2
Jesurun, John, 1987-2001, undated
6
3
Kamler, Richard, 1981-1989
6
4
Katz, Edith, 1986-1998
6
5
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1969-1979, undated
6
6
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1980-1989
Oversized material housed in OV 53.
6
7
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1990-1993
6
8
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1994-1997
6
9
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1998-1999, undated
6
10
Kiang, Jacqueline, 2000-2001, undated
6
11
Kiang, Jacqueline, undated
6
12
Kiesler, Lillian, 1965-1999, undated
6
13
Kiesler, Steffi, 1948-1963, undated
6
14
Kleege, Laura, 1977-1981
6
15
Kolb, Barbara, 1977-1978
6
16
Lesák, Barbara, 1987-2001
6
17
Levy, Julien, 1977
6
18
Lubar, Cindy Bishop, 1977-2001, undated
1 Cassette tape
6
19-20
Luyken, Gunda, 1996-2001
6
21
Manry, Lenita, 1940, 1965, undated
6
22
McCoy, Jason, 1988-2001, undated
6
23
McDowell, Carol, 1987-2000, undated
7
1
Meredith, Burgess, 1987-1996, undated
1 electronic_discs_cd
7
2
Miles, Jeanne, 1974-1984
7
3
Miller, Bettie C., 1985-2000
7
4
Miller, Henry, 1938, 1942
7
5
Miller, Stephen, 1977-1994
7
6
Miller, Tim, 1983-1999, undated
7
7-8
Montgomery, Chandler, 1955-1983, undated
7
9-10
Moore, Rebecca, 1984-1997, undated
7
11
Newlin, Jeanne (Harvard Theatre Collection), 1973-1998, undated
7
12
Stauffer, Marjorie, 1965-1993, undated
7
22
O'Brien, Patricia, 1978-1991, undated
7
13
Purdy, James, 1987-1997
7
14
Roberts, Dan, 1996-1999
7
15
Rowley, Ellen, 1998-2001
7
16
Ryan, Virginia, 1984-2001, undated
7
17-18
Seitz, Irma, 1979-1982
7
19
Snyder, Scott, 1991-1993, undated
7
20
Spender, Matthew, 1991-1997
7
21
Tawney, Lenore, 1968-1982, undated
7
23
Temkin, Ann, 1991-1999
7
24
ten Haeff, Ingelborg, 1979-1998, undated
7
25
Terry, Megan and JoAnn Schmidman, 1972-1989, undated
7
26
Tetley, Glen, 1976-1996, undated
7
27
Thomas, Herrel George, 1957
7
28
Thome, Diane, 1976-2000, undated
2 Cassette tapes
8
1-2
Thome, Joel, 1975-1997, undated
8
3
Thompson, Alden, 1969-1981
8
4
Varese, L., 1971-1981
8
5
Véret, Jean-Louis and Helene, 1977-1998
8
6
von Brockdorff, Louise "Fifi" Medbury, 1970-1974, undated
8
7
Warren, Ron, 1995-1998
8
8
Willard, Helen, 1974-1978, undated
8
9
Wilson, Bob, 1997-1999, undated
8
10
Winslow, Kirk, 1972-2001, undated
8
11-13
Wolf, Marion, 1975-1987
8
14
Zaruba, Al (A. Scott Harmon), 1992-1997, undated
8
15
Zetina, Armando, 1990-1998
8
16
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1934-1939, undated
8
17
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1940-1949, undated
8
18
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1951-1959, undated
8
19
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1961-1969, undated
8
20-21
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
8
22-24
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
1 Cassette tape
9
1-2
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1980-1989, undated
9
3-10
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
9
11-13
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
10
1-9
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 2000-2001, undated
10
10-11
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, undated
10
12
Illustrated correspondence from Josephine Kiang, undated
Oversized material from Box 6, Folder 7.
OV 53

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