Ben Cunningham papers

Collection ID:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
(on a partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, photographs, art works, correspondence, printed material, audio tapes, and notes.
Scope and Contents
REEL 663: Detailed personal and career resume; notes taken by Cunningham's wife of his comments on color, the teaching of design, the artist in his time and the like; photographs and color slides of Cunningham's work; and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Color slides of work, black and white and color photographs of art works and personal pictures of Cunningham and family; art works, including constructed transparencies in slide cases, greeting cards by Cunningham and friends, 2 sketches and sketched notes; letters from artist Hilare Hiler, studio correspondence and personal correspondence, 1968-1940; and correspondence of his widow, Patsy Cunningham, after Cunningham's husband's death. Three audio tapes of interviews of Cunningham.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 663 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972-1989 by the estate of Patsy and Ben Cunningham.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

Related Materials
Ben Cunningham papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001