Letters and greeting cards to Jennie Allen from Abraham Rattner

Collection ID:
Allen, Jennie
Rattner, Abraham
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed letters and greeting cards to Jennie Allen from Abraham Rattner consist of 425 letters from Abraham Rattner to his sister, Jennie R. Allen, mostly about personal and family matters. Letters also include discussion of Rattner's art and philosophy. One letter discusses artists Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Rico Lebrun, and Erle Loran (November 8, 1972).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Abraham Rattner (1895-1978) was an expressionist artist in New York, New York. He was known for his richly colored paintings, often with religious subject matter. Rattner was the second of six children. Jennie R. Allen was his younger sister.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm reel 1212 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals lent by Jennie Allen and returned to Rattner after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1976 by Jennie Allen.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, the Abraham and Esther Rattner letter to Helen Kroll Kramer, and the oral history interview with Abraham Rattner, 1968 May-June.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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