A Finding Aid to the Rosamund Felsen Letters, 1968-1977, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.felsrosa
Creators:
Felsen, Rosamund, 1934-
Dates:
1968-1977
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The letters of Los Angeles gallerist Rosamund Felsen measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1968-1977. Included are sixteen letters and two postcards, all but three of which are from Jasper Johns. The others are from Ellsworth Kelly, Al Ruppersberg, and Bob P. The warm casual letters from Johns describe the artist's interest in birds, gardens, and weather. He also discusses drawings and upcoming exhibitions. Folded into the letters are a black and white snapshot of Johns and one of Felsen, in both cases surrounded by others. Also included here is the panty hose box in which Felsen stored these letters.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The letters of Los Angeles gallerist Rosamund Felsen measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1968-1977. Included are sixteen letters and two postcards, all but three of which are from Jasper Johns. The others are from Ellsworth Kelly, Al Ruppersberg, and Bob P. The warm casual letters from Johns describe the artist's interest in birds, gardens, and weather. He also discusses drawings and upcoming exhibitions. Folded into the letters are a black and white snapshot of Johns and one of Felsen, in both cases surrounded by others. Also included here is the panty hose box in which Felsen stored these letters.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as a single series.
  • Series 1: Letters and Postcards, 1968-1977 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rosamund Felsen (1934- ) is a gallery owner in Los Angeles.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2016 by Rosamund Felsen.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Rosamund Felsen letters are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Rosamund Felsen letters, 1968-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Rosamund Felsen gallery records and an oral history interview with Rosamund Felsen conducted by Anne Ayres in 2004.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gallery owners -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruppersberg, Allen, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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