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Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1932-1998
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Found here is professional and personal correspondence for both Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg. Letters are from artists and friends including Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, Joseph Hirshhorn, Reuben Kadish, John McLaughlin, Diane Moran, Abraham Rattner, and numerous arts museums, collectors, and galleries. Especially well-documented is Feitelson and Lundeberg's friendship with Museum of Modern Art curator Dorothy Canning Miller. Other correspondence is related to Feitelson's teaching activities and includes letters with institutions he taught at, such as the Art Center School, and letters with former students such as Jale Durgun. Family correspondence includes letters with Lundeberg's sister Kitty, Feitelson's brother Ben, and Feitelson's grandson Leo Marshall.
There is extensive correspondence between Feitelson and art historian Diane Moran when she was writing her thesis on Feitelson. Their correspondence includes in-depth discussions of Feitelson's career and his ideas about art and art history.
Also found are twelve folders of fan mail for the television show Feitelson on Art, three folders of birthday cards, and nine folders of sympathy cards received by Lundeberg upon Feitelson's death.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent name. Names represented by scattered letters only are filed in general alphabetical folders.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
A, 1944-1986
2
6
A, 1944-1986
2
7
Adlow, Dorothy, 1950-1953
2
8
Alcopley, 1982-1983
2
9
Allison, Beulah, 1963-1983
2
10
Archives of American Art, 1964-1984
2
11
Art Center School, 1948-1980
2
12
Art in America, 1967-1968
2
13
Ashton, Dore, 1953
2
14
Associated Councils of the Arts, 1971-1972
2
15
B-Bl, 1950-1982
2
16
Bo-Bu, 1936-1992
2
17
Barr, Alfred, 1965
2
18
Bellevue Gallery, 1974
2
19
Benjamin, Karl, 1957-1958
2
20
Betts, Edward, 1979-1980
2
21
Birthday Cards, 1974-1976
2
22
Birthday Cards, 1970s
2
23
Birthday Card (Illustrated), 1970s
2
24
Burkhardt, Hans, 1950s
2
25
Ca, 1945-1991
2
26
Ch-Cu, 1949-1998
2
27
Cahill, Holger, 1947
2
28
Chaffey Community Art Association, 1944-1952
2
29
Christmas Cards, 1976-1977
2
30
City of Los Angeles, 1952-1975
2
31
Colegrove, Catherine, 1980-1985
2
32
Coplans, John, 1960s
2
33
County of Los Angeles, 1965
2
34
D, 1946-1986
2
35
Davidson, Abraham, 1982
2
36
Des Moines Art Center, 1967
2
37
Donovan, C.V., 1949-1964
2
38
Durgun, Jale, 1971-1990
2
39
Durgan, Jale, 1971-1990
2
40
E, 1956-1959
2
41
Ehrlich, Susan, 1976-1995
2
42
Eklund, Liz, circa 1970s
2
43
Eleanor Le Maire Associates Inc., 1968
2
44
Ellwood, Craig, 1962-1968
2
45
F, 1934-1988
2
46
Fan Mail, 1955-1956
2
47
Fan Mail, January-February 1957
2
48
Fan Mail, February-May 1957
2
49
Fan Mail, June-December 1957
2
50
Fan Mail, January-April 1958
2
51
Fan Mail, May-December 1958
2
52
Fan Mail, 1959
2
53
Fan Mail, January-May 1960
3
1
Fan Mail, May 1960-1961
3
2
Fan Mail, January-May 1963
3
3
Fan Mail, June 1963-1964
3
4
Fan Mail, circa 1950-1965
3
5
Feitelson to Lundeberg, 1960s
3
6
Feitelson, Ben, 1964-1967
3
7
Fitzgerald, Margaret and Jim, 1949-1950
3
8
Fitzsimmons, James, 1968-1983
3
9
Fitzsimmons, James, 1968-1983
3
10
Fogg Art Museum, 1969-1970
3
11
Frankenstein, Alfred, 1976
3
12
G, 1949-1990
3
13
Garfield Elementary School, 1979
3
14
Graham Gallery, 1979-1980
3
15
H-He, 1945-1997
3
16
Ho-Hw, 1935-1987
3
17
Haboush, Auguste, 1984-1991
3
18
Hammersley, Frederick, circa 1960s
3
19
Hansen, Annelise, 1975-1977
3
20
Hirshhorn, Joseph, 1967-1969
3
21
Hirshhorn Museum, 1977-1984
3
22
Hogan, James, 1948-1954
3
23
I, 1966-1983
3
24
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1949-1952
3
25
J, 1951-1993
3
26
K, 1935-1985
3
27
Kadish, Reuben, 1934
3
28
Krasnow, Peter, 1952, 1958
3
29
L, 1944-1991
3
30
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1949-1972
3
31
Langsner, Jules, 1955-1967
3
32
Leeper, John Palmer, 1954-1984
3
33
Longstreet, Stephen, 1953-1963
3
34
Long Beach Museum of Art, 1957-1971
3
35
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1944-1977
3
36
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1979-1990
3
37
Lundeberg, Kitty, circa 1970s-1990s
3
38
Ma, 1938-1990
3
39
Mc-Mi, 1950-1985
3
40
Mo-Mu, 1949-1991
3
41
MacDonald-Wright, Stanton, 1937
3
42
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, 1976
3
43
Marshall, Leo, circa 1990s
3
44
McCrory Corporation, 1979-1981
3
45
McLaughlin, John, 1952, 1960
3
46
Merrild, Else, 1952-1978
3
47
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1950-1952
3
48
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1941-1982
3
49
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1941-1982
3
50
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1941-1982
3
51
Miro, Joan, 1958
3
52
Moir, Alfred, 1976-1993
3
53
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1982-1985
3
54
Moore, Johnette, 1928-1947
3
55
Moran, Diane, 1973-1982
3
56
Moran, Diane, 1973-1982
3
57
Moran, Diane, 1973-1982
3
58
Moss, Tobey, 1978-1993
3
59
Munro, Eleanor, 1977-1978
3
60
Museum of Modern Art, 1943-1973
3
61
N, 1948-1990
3
62
Nevelson, Louise, 1964
3
63
O, 1960-1981
3
64
Oakland Museum, 1965-1979
4
1
O'Connor, Francis V., 1940-1985
4
2
P-Pe, 1944-1991
4
3
Ph-Pu, 1972-1984
4
4
Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1977-1996
4
5
Palos Verdes Community Arts Association, 1950-1972
4
6
Pasadena Art Institute, 1946-1953
4
7
Pasadena Art Museum, 1959-1970
4
8
Pepsi-Cola's Annual Art Competition, 1946-1948
4
9
Petty, Sara, 1978-1992
4
10
R-Re, 1947-1980s
4
11
Ri-Ru, 1949-1984
4
12
Rae, Edwin, 1949-1954
4
13
Rattner, Abraham, 1947-1952
4
14
Rickey, George, 1963-1964
4
15
Ross, Kenneth, 1949-1973
4
16
Rutgers University, 1976-1982
4
17
Rutgers University, 1976-1982
4
18
Sa, 1951-1992
4
19
Sc-So, 1955-1988
4
20
Sp-Sw, 1952-1994
4
21
Salpeter, Harry, 1948-1949
4
22
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1952-1983
4
23
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1952-1983
4
24
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1957-1982
4
25
Scripps College, 1961-1972
4
26
Secunda, Arthur, circa 1960s
4
27
Sheets, Millard, 1932, 1948, 1950
4
28
Smithsonian Institution, 1959-1985
4
29
Swanson, Syrena, 1952-1985
4
30
Swanson, Syrena, 1952-1985
4
31
Sweeny, James Johnson, 1955
4
32
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
33
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
34
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
35
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
36
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
37
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
38
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
39
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
40
Sympathy Cards, 1978
4
41
Syracuse University, 1966-1985
4
42
T, 1952-1989
4
43
Tamarind Institute, 1977-1989
4
44
U, 1958-1987
4
45
University of California, Berkeley, 1967-1968
4
46
University of California, Los Angeles, 1950-1996
4
47
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981-1991
4
48
University of Delaware, 1974-1975
4
49
University of Washington, 1951-1954
4
50
V, 1944-1990
4
51
W-We, 1947-1985
4
52
Wh-Wo, 1948-1982
4
53
Weeks, H.J., 1965-1982
4
54
Weller, Allen, 1950-1972
4
55
Western States Art Foundation, 1978-1979
4
56
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1937-1981
4
57
Whitsett, Jack, 1963-1968
4
58
Winslow, Valerie, 1979-1985
4
59
Y, 1965-1978
4
60
Z, 1947, 1984
4
61
Unknown Correspondent, 1950s-1960s
4
62

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