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Rudi Blesh papers, circa 1900-1983

Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985

Writer, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of writer, critic, and architectural designer Rudi Blesh measure 2.1 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1983. The collection includes correspondence, documentation on writing projects and notes, printed materials, and photograpic materials. Much of the material concerns his collaboration with Harriet Janis on the book "Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques."

Biographical/Historical Note

Rudi Blesh (1899-1985) was a writer, critic, and architectural designer in New York, N.Y.

Provenance

The papers were donated by Rudi Blesh in 1981 and in 1993 by longtime friend Ethel Baziotes, who received the papers from Blesh before his death.