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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Werner Drewes papers, 1838-2015, bulk 1890-1990

Werner Drewes papers, 1838-2015, bulk 1890-1990

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-2004
1.2 linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 16

Found in this series are letters from Maria Drewes and other family members, and artists and art dealers including Josef Albers, Edward Boccia, Alexander Calder, Howard Dearstyne, Bourgoyne Diller, Katherine S. Dreier, Perle Fine, Adolph Gottlieb, Herbert Grainick, Jean Helion, Carl Holty, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerhard Marcks, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hans Moller, Abraham Rattner, Richard York Gallery, Kurt Roesch, Karl Schrag, Albert Urban, and others. Some individual correspondents have named files, while others are included in the "General" files.
General correspondence and general business correspondence include correspondence with art galleries, and art institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and relate primarily to loans, sales, and exhibitions of artwork.
Correspondence relating to the Drewes' estate includes an appraisal report by Karen Holtzman for Drewes' artwork and correspondence between family members, including Harald and Wolfram Drewes, and inventories of artwork.
One folder relates to a 1974 exhibition in Turkey and Greece, and includes photographs and publicity material from the exhibition. A folder of correspondence labeled with a "Y" series of yellow stickers includes letters from T. Lux Feininger, Clark Fitzgerald, Karl Schrag, and Swedish artists Jan and Pia Thunholm.
Greeting cards consist of hand made cards sent to Drewes by artists including Gerhard Marcks, Karl Schrag and others.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
DescriptionContainer
Berlin Visit, 1949
1
14
Boccia, Ed, 1969-1980
1
15
Condolence Letters on Death of Margaret Drewes, 1959
1
16
Drewes Estate, 1987-1993
1
17
Drewes Estate, Holtzmann Appraisal Report, 1992
1
18-20
Drewes, Mary (Maria) Louise, from Werner Drewes (Y5), circa 1960-1983
1
21
Drewes, Mary (Maria) Louise, 1980s
1
22
Eldred, Edna and Thomas (Y43), circa 1970s
1
23
Exhibition,
Werner Drewes-Baski Sanati
(1974), 1974
1
24
Family Letters (G14, G15), 1878-1959
1
25
General, A-B, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
1
26
General C, 1934, 1966-1980s
1
27
General, D-F, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
1
28
General, G-I, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
1
29
General, J-L, 1930s-1980s
1
30
General, M-N, 1930s-1980s
1
31
General, O-R, 1930s-1980s
1
32
General, S-U, 1930s-1980s
1
33
General, V-Z, 1960s-1980s
1
34
General, First Names Only and Illegible, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
1
35
General Business Correspondence, 1930-1945
1
36
General Business Correspondence, 1946-2004
2
1-2
Greeting Cards, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 2
2
3-9
Helion, Jean, 1937-1963
2
10
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1930s-1972
2
11
Marcks, Gerhard and Maria, 1963-1975
2
12
Osver, Arthur, 1950-1984
2
13-16
Prizes and Requisitions, 1940-1979
2
17
Purchases, 1956-1972
2
18
Richard York Gallery, 1987-1997
2
19
Schrag, Karl, 1940s-1980s
2
20
Smithsonian Institution, 1969-1985
2
21-23
Urban, Albert, 1946-1950
2
24
Y Labeled Correspondence (Y15-Y36), 1970s-1980s
2
25
Oversized Greeting Cards from Box 2, Folder 4
16
2

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