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Theodore F. Wolff papers, 1920-2013, bulk 1977-2013

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1951-2011, 1920
0.75 Linear Feet
Box 1

This series includes Theodore F. Wolff's correspondence with artists, editors, publishers, museums, and galleries. Subjects relate to Wolff's book projects, reviews, and other writings as well as his activities as an appraiser and fine arts consultant. Outgoing letters, mostly carbon copies, are to friends and family members and are of a personal nature. Types of correspondence include holiday cards, postcards and letters. Some of the letters are annotated and a small portion are illustrated by Wolff.
Found is correspondence with his editors at The Christian Science Monitor Henrietta Buckmaster and Allan Bunce, printmakers, Norman and June Kraeft, and the writer, Tom Wolfe. The signficant portion of correspondence is with artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, Alexander Hogue,Ynez Johnston, Armin Landeck, Melissa Miller, Peter Milton, Robert Natkin, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Athena Tachna, Stow Wengenroth, Jerome Witkin. Of interest, is Wolff's correspondence with Morris Graves and his partner, Robert Yarber. Graves's letters discuss his paintings, exhibitions, Wolff's writings as well as his thoughts on a variety of topics, aging, nature, technology, with allusions to Mayan, Chinese, and Hindu culture. Also found is a file of holograph letters from John Wilde.
In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders. Wolff's outgoing letters are filed together in the first eleven folders.
Description Container Select
Outgoing Letters (Carbon Copies), 1976-1993, 1920
(Includes a letter from John Taylor Arms)
1
5-15
Incoming Letters
A-C, 1990s-1999
1
16
D-F, 1977-2008
(Includes single letters from Enrico Donati and Helen Frankenthaler)
1
17
G-I, 1980s-2011
1
18
J-L, 1978-1998
(Includes a letter from Morton Kaish)
1
19
M-N, 1983-1994
1
20
O-P, 1951, 1993-1994
(Includes a letter from Gordon Onslow-Ford)
1
21
R-S, 1968-1999
(Includes single letters from Norman Rockwell, John C. Swingdler, Victor Vasarely, and Robert Vickery)
1
22
T, 1981-1996
1
23
W, Z, 1975-2010
(Includes single letters from Marian Willard and Betsy Wyeth)
1
24
Graves, Morris, 1981-1999
1
25-26
Graves, Morris - Letters for a Book Proposal , circa 1932-circa 1997
1
27
Wilde, John, 1994-1998
1
28
First Names, 1983-1997, undated
1
29
Loose Envelopes, 1976-1996
1
30

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