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Theodore Brenson papers, 1937-1959

Brenson, Theodore, 1893-1959

Illustrator, Graphic designer

Collection Information

Size: 406 Items

Summary: Correspondence, mostly personal; catalogues and announcements; clippings; lecture and teaching materials, poetry and other writings; biographical material; and miscellany. Among the correspondents are Louis Bromfield, Fitz Roy Barrington, Carol Janeway, Joseph Lacasse, Hannah Weber Sachs, Albert Reese, Joop Sanders, Jerome Melquist, and Howard Conant.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, etcher, painter, writer, teacher, and lecturer (New York City). Born in Latvia, Brenson authored and illustrated books on European travel, art, and education. In addition, he contributed to national magazines and taught at the College of Wooster in Ohio.


Donated 1959-1960 by Mrs. Theodore Brenson, widow of Brenson.

Language Note

Some of the letters are in French.