Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bergjaso
Creators:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976
Dates:
[ca. 1942-1993]
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, including Berger's Army correspondence to Frieda Humowitz (some illustrated) and miscellaneous correspondence (some letters are xeroxes); sketches by Berger; Berger sketchbook from time he spent in Ireland and Portugal in 1988; 7 Berger appointment books containing sketches, addresses, and notes; photographs of work by Powers; Powers and Berger passports containing photographs of them and their son, Adam; 2 photographs of Berger taken by Michael Peirce; reproductions of work; exhibition related material; printed material; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Also included are a videotape, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World," (1993) produced by Howard Posner; and material relating to The Direct Vision including, correspondence, writings, exhibition related material, clippings, press releases, an application for financial assistance, and legal documents pertaining to incorporation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painters; Boston, Mass. Berger and Powers were married until her death in 1976. They helped to form, along with their son, Adam, and other artists, a group called The Direct Vision. Their son is a poet and painter; Brookline, Mass.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 by Jason Berger. The video was donated by Berger and Howard Posner, the video's producer. Additions are expected.

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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jason Berger (Videorecording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Direct vision (Group of artists) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Posner, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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