Don Baum papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baumdon
Creators:
Baum, Don, 1922-
Dates:
circa 1940-2004
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Files on artwork by Baum, exhibition and loan files, photographs of artwork by others, personal correspondence, and an audio recording.
Scope and Contents
Files on Baum's artwork, organized chronologically, include photographs and slides of works, as well as titles, dates, locations if known, and occasional printed material and correspondence regarding loans or purchases. Exhibition and loan files are organized chronologically and include printed material and correspondence with the Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago and various Chicago Imagist group shows, among others. Other files include photographs and slides of artwork by other artists.
Scope and Contents
Personal correspondence includes letters and postcards from Baum's children, and his friends, most of them Chicago artists, including Miriam Brofsky, Glen Davies, Gabrielle Edgecomb, Hans Gallas, Phil Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Jin Soo Kim, June Leaf, Jim Nutt, Barbara Rossi, Darthea Speyer, Sue Taylor, Ken Warneke, Karl Wirsum and others. Many of the letters are illustrated or contain objects. Also included is a radio program about Baum's assemblage houses produced by Wisconsin Public Radio, 1988.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Don Baum (1922-2008) was a sculptor, assemblage artist, and curator in Chicago, Ill. Baum was considered part of the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1995 by Don Baum and in 2009 by Maria Baum, Don Baum's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Assemblage (Art) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brofsky, Miriam, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davies, Glenn C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edgecomb, Gabrielle Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallas, Hans Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanson, Philip, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kim, Jin Soo, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leaf, June, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nutt, Jim, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Sue, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warneke, Ken Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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