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Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1931-2006
3.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4

This series contains Tam's correspondence with his wife Geraldine, family, friends, colleagues, art associations, schools, museums, and galleries. Also found are copies of Tam's outgoing correspondence and letters sent to Geraldine Tam after Reuben's death. Researchers should note that additional letters of significance are located within the scrapbooks in Series 8.
Of note is correspondence with friends and fellow artists Alan Gussow, William Kienbusch, Frances Kornbluth, Carl Nesjar, Ben Norris, and Hyde Solomon, as well as art organizations, schools, and museums, such as Artists Equity Association, Brooklyn Museum of Art School, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Maine Coast Artists group, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also found is correspondence with the three galleries which represented his work: Downtown Gallery, Alan Gallery, and Coe Kerr Gallery.
Family and outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically followed by general correspondence which is arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
Description Container
Correspondence between Reuben and Geraldine Tam, circa 1954-1971
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26
Correspondence between Reuben and Geraldine Tam, 1971-1976
1
27
Family Correspondence, 1941, 1970-1974
1
28
Family Correspondence, 1985-1988
1
29
Family Correspondence, 1989
1
30
Family Correspondence, 1990
1
31
Family Correspondence, 1991-1992
1
32
Family Correspondence, 1993
1
33
Family Correspondence, 1994
1
34
Family Correspondence, 1995
1
35
Family Correspondence, 1996
1
36
Family Correspondence, 1997-1998
1
37
Family Correspondence (Undated), circa 1970-circa 1998
1
38
Letters to Geraldine Tam from Others (Undated), circa 1991-1998
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39
Letters to Geraldine Tam from Others, 1991-1998
1
40
Letters to Geraldine Tam from Others, 2001-2002
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41
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1940-1945
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42
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1946-1947
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43
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1948-1949
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44
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1950-1952
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45
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1953
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1
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1954
2
2
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1955
2
3
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1956-57
2
4
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1958-1959
2
5
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1963-1966
2
6
Outgoing Letters by Reuben Tam, 1970-1989
2
7
Alan Gallery, 1953-1960
2
8
Alan Gallery, 1962-1974
2
9
Allentown Art Museum, 1974
2
10
Artists Equity Association, 1952-1972
2
11
Art League of Hilton Head, 1977-1978
2
12
A, Miscellaneous: Ad-An, 1941-1978
2
13
A, Miscellaneous: Ar-Av, 1939-1978
2
14
Barrett, Tom and Leni Mancuso, 1970-1975
2
15
Betts, Edward, 1976-1980
2
16
Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1967-1978
2
17
Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1947-1968
2
18
Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1969-1978
2
19
B, Miscellaneous: Ba-Bi, 1938-1997
2
20
B, Miscellaneous: Bl-By, 1955-1978
2
21
Clough, Gari and Elena, circa 1965-1972
2
22
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1970-1972
2
23
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1973-1978
2
24
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1979-1984
2
25
Colby College Art Museum, 1964-1976
2
26
Columbia University, 1967-1973
2
27
C, Miscellaneous: Ca-Ce, 1940-1997
2
28
C, Miscellaneous: Ch-Cl, 1948-1988
2
29
C, Miscellaneous: Coa-Con, 1943-1993
2
30
C, Miscellaneous: Cor-Cu, 1967-1988
2
31
Downtown Gallery, 1945-1957
2
32
D, Miscellaneous: Da-Di, 1941-1979
2
33
D, Miscellaneous: Do-Dr, 1939-1995
2
34
E, Miscellaneous, 1963-1975
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35
Ford Foundation, 1958-1959
2
36
F, Miscellaneous: Fa-Fe, 1957-1976
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37
F, Miscellaneous: Fi-Fo, 1960-1979
2
38
F, Miscellaneous: Fr-Fu, 1942-1994
2
39
Goldsmith, Lawrence, 1968-1979
3
1
Gussow, Alan, 1967-1975
3
2
Gussow, Alan, 1976-1997
3
3
G, Miscellaneous: Ga-Gi, 1948-1988
3
4
G, Miscellaneous: Go-Gu, 1940-1990
3
5
Haystack, 1970-1971
3
6
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1939-1993
3
7
Honolulu Print Makers, 1942-1948
3
8
H, Miscellaneous: Ha, 1943-1997
3
9
H, Miscellaneous: He-Hu, 1938-1994
3
10
Institute of International Education, 1957-1961
3
11
International House, 1974, circa 1942-1943
3
12
I, Miscellaneous, 1940-1987
3
13
Jahn, Elena, 1959-1994
3
14
Joe De Mers Gallery, 1973-1977
3
15
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1942-1990
3
16
J, Miscellaneous, 1952-1977
3
17
Kienbusch, William, 1947-1949
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18
Kienbusch, William, 1950-1975
3
19
Kirchner, Leon, 1943-1948
3
20
Kline, Amy Sue and Thomas McColl, 1973-1974
3
21
Kornbluth, Frances, 1989, 1970-1977
3
22
Kurka, Don, 1967-1995
3
23
K, Miscellaneous: Ka-Ko, 1935-1984
3
24
K, Miscellaneous: Kr-Ku, 1954-1973
3
25
Lamont Gallery, 1970
3
26
Lyman House Memorial Museum, 1984-1986
3
27
L, Miscellaneous: La-Le, 1944-1977
3
28
L, Miscellaneous: Li-Ly, 1942-1990
3
29
Maine Art Gallery, 1961-1967
3
30
Maine Coast Artists, 1953, 1964-1969
3
31
Maine Coast Artists, 1970-1976
3
32
Maine Coast Artists, 1977-1984
3
33
Manoa, 1989
3
34
Miller, Donald, 1942-1943
3
35
Museum of Modern Art, 1952-1974
3
36
M, Miscellaneous: Mac-Mai, 1962-1978
3
37
M, Miscellaneous: Mal-May, 1969-1994
3
38
M, Miscellaneous: Mc-Mo, 1947-2006
3
39
National Academy of Design, 1966-1989
3
40
Nesjar, Carl, 1946-1967
3
41
Norris, Ben, 1958-1978
3
42
N, Miscellaneous: N.-Na, 1945-1980
4
1
N, Miscellaneous: Ne-No, 1931-1992
4
2
Oregon State University, 1965-1967
4
3
O, Miscellaneous, 1953-1979
4
4
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1940-1967
4
5
Porter, Cecil, 1971-1973
4
6
Portland Museum of Art, 1958-1993
4
7
P, Miscellaneous: Pa-Pe, 1948-1985
4
8
P, Miscellaneous: Ph-Pu, 1941-1989
4
9
Q, Miscellaneous, 1973, 1997
4
10
Rockwell, Fritz, 1943-1947
4
11
R, Miscellaneous: Ra-Ri, 1958-1973
4
12
R, Miscellaneous: Ro-Ru, 1943-1974
4
13
Samenfeld, Mark, circa 1953-1969
4
14
Schaffner, John, 1957-1958
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15
Shoemaker, Peter, 1952-1997
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16
Silk Screen Group, 1942-1943
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17
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1954-1967
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18
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1969-1976
4
19
Solomon, Hyde, 1944-1972
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20
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Hawaii), 1970-1997
4
21
Syracuse University, 1964-1970
4
22
S, Miscellaneous: Sa-Sc, 1943-1992
4
23
S, Miscellaneous: Se-Sm, 1939-1979
4
24
S, Miscellaneous: So-Su, 1941-1988
4
25
Twining, Libbie Cooper, 1969-1974
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26
T, Miscellaneous, 1939-1976
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27
University of Colorado, 1970, 1953
4
28
University of Delaware, 1980-1987
4
29
University of Hawaii, 1942-1990
4
30
University of Illinois, Urbana, 1952-1959
4
31
U, Miscellaneous, 1934-1978
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32
V, Miscellaneous, 1940-1970
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33
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1953-1986
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34
Winters, Denny, circa 1952-1978
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35
W, Miscellaneous: Wa-We, 1940-1978
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36
W, Miscellaneous: Wh-Wo, 1955-1997
4
37
Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1959-1991
4
38
Unidentified Correspondence, 1939-1971
4
39
Unidentified Correspondence, 1972-1990
4
40

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