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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979 | Digitized Collection

Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1979

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1918-1975
(Boxes 1, 17, OV 21; 0.8 linear feet)

Series consists of scattered material shedding light on different aspects of Nevelson's life and work. Included are the program of her graduation from Rockland High School, the announcement of her wedding to Charles Nevelson, and a draft of last her will and testament; and some additional family papers concerning her son Mike Nevelson, such as his high school diploma and certificate of service as a seaman, an autograph book (containing signatures of artists, Louis Eilshemius, Hans Hofmann, and Kenneth Hayes Miller, among others), a short story, and various exhibition announcements and catalogs; numerous awards and honorary degrees received Nevelson; her teaching certificate, dating from the time she taught in the adult education program of the Great Neck, Long Island public schools; material from various interviews with Nevelson, including transcribed interviews with Louise Elliot Rago and Tal Streeter and an untranscribed interview with Molly Haskell; writings about Nevelson, including a typescript of an article by Robert Rosenblum and a paper by Katherine Rouse; and other miscellaneous papers.
Biographical material is arranged in rough chronological order. The bulk of this series has been scanned. Some printed materials have not been scanned. In some cases, only the cover and title pages of publications were scanned.

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