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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001 | Digitized Collection

Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1992
1.8 linear feet
Box 1-3

Professional and personal correspondence is with friends, family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, and institutions. Correspondents include Kirk Askew, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Charles Daniel, Peter and Katinka DeVries, John Hersey, Joseph Hirsch, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Frank A. Trapp, among many others. Some works of art have their own folder within correspondence as they reflect Blume's original order. All the letters are in reference to the specified artwork.
Also found are letters written by Peter Blume to Grace Blume while Blume travelled or was working away from home. There are extensive letters written by Grace Blume to her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Heber Blankenhorn and to friends, Nancy and Ned Holsten, mostly written during the Blume's travels abroad. Additional correspondence, particularly with galleries and museums, is found among the personal business and financial records. Also, scattered correspondence regarding genealogy is found in Series 10.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Albright Art Gallery, 1945
1
9
American Academy in Rome, 1956-1980
1
10
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1947-1979
1
11-12
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1955-1956
1
13
Art Institute of Chicago, 1938-1965
1
14
Art Students League, 1968-1969
1
15
Artists Welfare fund, Inc., 1981
1
16
Askew, Kirk and Constance, 1966-1974
1
17
A, 1956-1972
1
18
Balicki, Mrs. Manan, 1962
1
19
Barr, Alfred H. Jr., circa 1981
1
20
Beal, Gifford, 1953
1
21
Bearden, Romare, circa 1950
1
22
Becker, John, 1957
1
23
Bernard Davenberg Galleries, 1969-1973
1
24
Birmelin, Bob, 1975
1
25
Blankenhorn, Heber and Ann, 1937-1971
Includes some poetry by Heber Blankenhorn
1
26-27
Boyle, Kay, 1980
1
28
Breitenbach, Thomas, 1971-1972
1
29
Brooks, Gladys Von Wyck, 1960-1968
1
30
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, 1965
1
31
Burke, Kenneth, 1943-1982
1
32
Caffin, Caroline, circa 1950
1
33
Calder, Alexander and Louise, cirac 1960-1974
1
34
Campbell, William, 1949
1
35
Carnegie Institute, 1934-1950
1
36
Cartwell, Bob, 1934
1
37
Century Association, 1947
1
38
Cheever, John, Mary, and Benjamin, 1962-1985
1
39
Clemens, Cyril, 1972
1
40
Coale, Joan, circa 1970
1
41
Columbia University, 1973
1
42
Columbus Museum of Art, 1934-1980
1
43
Cone, Michelle N. C., 1974
1
44
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1980
1
45
CORE, 1965
1
46
Cowles, Russell and Nancy, 1956-1975
1
47
Cowley, Malcolm, 1930, 1972-1974
1
48-49
Crawford, Sidney Peak, 1926
1
50
C, 1956-1972
1
51
Daniels, Charles, 1926-1942
1
52-54
DeVries, Peter and Katinka, 1974-1992
1
55
Diamond, David, 1968-1980
1
56
Dickinson, E.W., 1968
1
57
Diller, George E., 1962
1
58
Downtown Gallery, 1940-1942
1
59
Driscoll, John Paul, 1980-1981
1
60
Edel, Leon, 1975-1980
1
61
Editions Richelieu, 1972-1973
1
62
Evergood, Phillip, 1968
1
63
"Exhibitions", 1964-1971
Contains letters of praise from friends for exhibition openings
1
64
E, 1962-1982
1
65
Fellows, James, circa 1960
1
66
Fogg Art Museum, 1932-1976
1
67
Ford Foundation, 1958-1969
1
68
Friend, David, 1968
1
69
Gase, Dorothy, 1943
1
70
Gilmore, Myron, 1958
1
71
Goldfarb, Stephen, 1976
1
72
Graziadei, Ercole, 1974-1983
1
73
Gross, Chaim and Renee, 1963
1
74
Guggenheim Foundation, 1936-1937, 1968-1980
1
75
G, 1965-circa 1970
1
78
Hancock, Walker, 1971-1975
1
79
Hart Crane Newsletter, 1976-1978
1
80
Hersey, John, 1964-1982
1
81
Hellman, Lillian, circa 1963
1
82
Hirsch, Joseph, 1951-1969
1
83
Hirshhorn, Joseph and Olga, 1977-1978
1
84
Holsten, Nancy and Ned, 1951-circa 1970
1
85
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1964-1967
1
86
H, circa 1960
1
87
Imago Design Co., Inc., 1981-1982
1
88
Ingersol, R. Sturgis, 1938-1955
1
89
Isaacs, Stanley, 1942
1
90
Johnson, Donna, 1976
1
91
Josephson, Hannah and Matthew, circa 1950-1977
1
92-93
Kantor, Sybil, 1982
1
94
Karkadoulias Bronze Art, circa 1960
1
95
Kaufmann, Edgar, 1938-1965
1
96
Kirshner, Leon, 1974-1979
1
97
Kirstein, George, Jane and Paulina, 1964-1966
1
98
Knoedler and Co., 1966-1967
1
99
Kriss, Mark, 1978-1979
1
100
Lattimore, Richmond, 1979
2
1
Life Magazine
, 1940
2
2
Lighthill, Amy, 1980
2
3
LIndsey, Alexander, 1937
2
4
MacLeish, Archibald, 1935-1979
2
5
March, Florence and Frederic, 1974-1975
2
6
Markowitz, Gerald, 1979
2
7
Martinu, Charlotte, 1958-1959
2
8
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942-1979
2
9
Midtown Galleries, 1934-1936
2
10
Modern Art Foundary, Inc., 1973
2
11
Moe, Henry Allen, 1959-1962
2
12
Motive Magazine
, 1961
2
13
Muller, Steve, 1976
2
14
Mumford, Lewis, 1965
2
15
Municipal Art Committee, New York City, 1936
2
16
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1941
2
17
National Academy of Design, 1935-1956
2
18
National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., 1945
2
19
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1951-1956
2
20
National Portrait Gallery, 1975
2
21
Newhaus, Eugene, 1935
2
22
New Britain Museum of American Art, 1982-1984
2
23
New York Times
, 1974
2
24
New-Times
, 1989
2
25
Neward Museum, 1934
2
26
Newberry Library, 1968-1982
2
27
Nordness Gallery, 1964-1966
2
28
Norman, Charles, 1969-1972
2
29
Oldbourne Book Company LTD, 1963
2
30
Osborn, Bob, 1969
2
31
Owing, Nat (?), 1969
2
32
Pach, Walter, 1955
2
33
Pei, I.M. (and Partners), 1979
2
34
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1953-1955
2
35
Piel, Mrs. Gerard, 1966
2
36
Pinette, Carmen, 1964
2
37
Porte (?), Katherine Anne, 1967
2
38
Post Publishing Co., 1961
2
39
Powell, Dawn, 1962-1965
2
40
Pratt, George, 1965-1966
2
41
P, 1968
2
42
Randolph Macon Women's College, 1963
2
43
Resor, Helen and Stanley, 1934-1974
2
44
Reynolds, Louise, 1980
2
45
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, 1969
2
46
Roberts, L.P., 1970-1973
2
47
Robson, Peggy and Ernie, 1935-1930
2
48
Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Abby), 1932-1940
2
49
Roe, Anne, 1944-1946
2
50
Rutgers, 1976-1981
2
51
R, 1967-1979
2
52
Sachs, Paul J., 1960
2
53
Saint Paul Art Center, 1965
2
54
Saint-Gaudens Memorial, 1975
2
55
Salisbury, Harrison, 1969
2
56
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1934-1935
2
57
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982
2
58
Schwabacher, W.S., 1936
2
59
Seven Gables Bookshop, 1969
2
60
Sharrer, Honore, 1951-1953
2
61
Sheeler, Charles, circa 1940
2
62
Shubert, Katherine, 1960-1977
2
63
Shulman, Marshall, circa 1960
2
64
Sims, Patterson, 1974
2
65
Soby, James T., 1940-1963
2
66
"South of Scranton", 1934
Includes letters of congratulations for winning Carnegie Prize
2
67
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., 1974
2
68
Southern Illinois University, 1955
2
69
Soyer, Moses, 1968-1970
2
70
Soyer, Raphael, 1967-1980
2
71
Spock, Jane, circa 1980
2
72
Stearn, Jimmy and Tonia, 1960-1995
2
73
Stephan, David, 1965
2
74
Stuyvesant, Felicia, 1975
2
75
Styron, William, 1967
2
76
Sweeny, James J., 1946-1967
2
77
S, circa 1960-1978
2
78
Tallix, 1977
2
79
Tate, Allen, 1973
2
80
Taubes Copal, 1981
2
81
Thurber, Helen, 1961
2
82
Time Magazine
, 1950
2
83
Trapp, Frank A., 1969-1983
2
84
Tuchmen, Barbara, circa 1970
2
85
Tworkov, Jack, 1967
2
86
T, 1972
2
87
University of Nebraska, 1976
2
88
University of Vermont, 1972
2
89
University Prints, 1951
2
90
United States Army, 1942-1957
2
91
Vassar College, 1967
2
92
The Visionary Company
, 1980-1981
2
93
Visual Artists and Galleries Associations, Inc., 1979
2
94
Vogue
, 1936
2
95
Volo, Sharon, 1973
2
96
V, circa 1960
2
97
Wachs, Ethel and Paul, 1973
2
98
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1954-1964
2
99
Walsh, Alexander DeWitt, 1980-1982
2
100
Walter, Eda Loux, circa 1930
2
101
Warren, Robert, Eleanor, Rosanna, and Gabriel, 1959-1983
2
102-103
Washington Art Association, 1973
2
104
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1953-1954
2
105
Westcott, Glennary, 1966
2
106
Weston, Christine, 1959
2
107
White, E.B., 1978
2
108
Whitney, Betsey, 1978
2
109
Whitney, Tom, Julia and Marguerite, 1965-1974
2
110
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1951-1992
2
111
Wilbur, Charlee and Richard, circa 1970
2
112
Worcester Art Museum, 1960
2
113
W, 1970-1982
2
114
Yale University, 1952-1974
2
115
Fragments and First Names Only, 1947-1976
2
116
Letters from Peter Blume
Blankenhorn, Heber, 1955
2
117
Blume, Grace, 1934
2
118
Blume, Grace, 1955-1960
2
119
Blume, Grace, 1975
2
120
Blume, Grace, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
2
121
Blume, Rose, 1944-1966
2
122
Letters from Grace Blume
Blume, Peter, circa 1925-1930
2
123
Blume, Peter, 1957
2
124
Blume, Peter, 1975
2
125
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1949
2
126
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1950
2
127
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1951
2
128
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1952
2
129
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1954
2
130
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1962
2
131
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1968
2
132
Craton, Marshall, 1954-1957
2
133
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1953
2
134
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1956
2
135
Letters from Grace Blume
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1957
3
1
Condolence Letters, 1992
3
2
Margaret Larkin to Ann Blankenhorn, 1966
3
3

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