Max and Dorothea Ernst letters relating to Max Ernst's American citizenship status

Collection ID:
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012
[ca. 1957]
Physical Description:
40 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence mainly between Ernst's wife Dorothea (Tanning) and attorney John Frank regarding Max Ernst's efforts to retain American citizenship, which was jeapordized by the McCarren Act and Ernst's extended periods of residence abroad. Many of the letters provide details of Ernst's career and give a chronology of his travels. Included is one letter from Max Ernst to John Frank.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a painter and sculptor, from New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3829 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Letters are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of donor Jimmy Ernst, East Hampton, New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1982 by Jimmy Ernst, son of Max Ernst.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives are the Jimmy Ernst papers.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Frank, John Paul, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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