Edwin and Lindy Bergman papers

Collection ID:
Bergman, Edwin
Bergman, Lindy
circa 1950-1985
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio visual material, and an artifact relating to the careers of art collectors Edwin and Lindy Bergman.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence is with artists, galleries, and museums. Photographs are of artists related to the Bergman's collections. Printed material regards Joseph Cornell (including some of his source material) and the Bergmans. Audio visual material includes a VHS video interview on two videocassettes of Edwin and Lindy Bergman, August 24, 1984, produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Also included is a wooden box containing Joseph Cornell's "Pasta" dossier (given to the Bergmans by Betty Benton, Cornell's sister, in 1975).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edwin Bergman (1917-1986) was an art collector in Chicago, Illinois. Bergman and his wife, Lindy, collected Surrealist art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2016 by Robert H. Bergman, Carol B. Cohen and Betty L. Rosenfield, Edwin and Lindy Bergman's children.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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