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William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001, bulk 1936-1980

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1920-2001
(Box 1-3; 2.3 linear feet)

This series contains family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence includes letters from Kienbusch to his parents and other family members regarding school, summer camps, travel, and the army. Also found are a few letters sent to Kienbusch from his parents. General correspondence includes numerous letters Kienbusch sent to his close friend, Stanley Clifford, as well as letters from friends and associates, such as Stuart Davis, Antionette Kraushaar, Walter Maitland, Henry Varnum Poor, Abraham Rattner, Karl Schrag, and Reuben Tam. Other miscellaneous letters are from Isabel Bishop, Charles Scribner's Sons, Cleve Gray, Philip Guston, Joseph Hirsch, Stefan Hirsch, Dorothy Miller, and Anton Refregier.
Also found are over forty letters written by Thomas Barrett to Stanley Clifford. Barrett was Kienbusch's student at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and occasionally mentions him in his letters to Clifford.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1920-1968
  • 2.2: General Correspondence, 1936-2001
2.1: Family Correspondence, 1920-1968
Description Container
Family Correspondence, 1920-1933
(9 folders)
1
17-25
Family Correspondence, circa 1933-1940
(8 folders)
1
26-33
Family Correspondence, 1942-1944
(8 folders)
1
34-41
Family Correspondence, 1945
(4 folders)
1
42-45
Family Correspondence, 1946-1954
(10 folders)
2
1-10
Family Correspondence, 1955-1968
(12 folders)
2
11-22
2.2: General Correspondence, 1936-2001
Description Container
Barrett, Thomas (letters to Stanley Clifford), 1950-1951, 1967
(2 folders)
2
23-24
Beal, James, 1978
2
25
Clifford, Stanley, 1951-1975
(14 folders)
2
26-39
Clifford, Stanley, 1976-2001
(5 folders)
3
1-5
Davis, Stuart, 1942-1943, 1974
3
6
Heliker, Jack, 1968-1969, 1977
3
7
Hoopes, Donelson, circa 1972-1978
3
8
Kraushaar Galleries, 1964-1976
3
9
Maitland, Walter and Ruth, 1970-1983
3
10
Nesjar, Carl, circa 1968-1977
3
11
Poor, Annie, 1936-1980
(4 folders)
3
12-15
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1937-1961
(2 folders)
3
16-17
Portland Museum of Art, 1973
3
18
Rattner, Abraham, 1938-1946
3
19
Schrag, Karl, 1968-1978
3
20
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1972-1975
3
21
Tam, Reuben, 1947-1980
3
22
Miscellaneous Letters, A-Z, 1936-1979
(4 folders)
3
23-26
Unidentified Letters, circa 1937-1978
3
27

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