A Finding Aid to the Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch,
1950-1979, 2002
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.barrwill
Creators:
Barrett, Thomas R., 1927-
Dates:
1950-1979, 2002
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series:
  • Series 1: Letters from William Kienbusch, 1950-1979, 2002 (Box 1; 8 folders)
  • Series 2: Photographs, 1953-1958, 1966, 2002 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter and art instructor in New York, NY, and Cranberry Island, Maine. Kienbusch enjoyed a long friendship with painters Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso. Mancuso studied painting with Kienbusch at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Barrett and Mancuso spent most of the year in Maine and often went on summer painting trips to the coastal islands with Kienbusch.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared in 2011 by Erin Kinhart.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Provenance
The collection was donated in 2002 by Thomas R. Barrett and Leni Mancuso.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950-1979, 2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Related Material
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001; the Walter Maitland correspondence with and about William Kienbusch, 1969-1981; the William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977; and an oral history interview with William Kienbusch conducted by Forrest Selvig, November 1-7, 1968.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mancuso, Leni Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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