Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters from artists

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jagemori
Creators:
Jagendorf, M. A. (Moritz Adolph), 1888-1981
Jagendorf, Sophie
Dates:
1917-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf from artists including 111 letters from Stanton MacDonald-Wright, 1917-1969; four letters from Carlo De Fornaro, 1937-1938; three letters each from Joseph Stella, 1934-1938, Manuel Tolgian, 1935-1938; two letters each from Rita Benton, 1960-1963, Walter Starkie, 1968, Max Weber, 1930-1932 and Willard Wright (Stanton's brother), 1917; one letter each from M. L. Becker, (possibly May Lamberton Becker), undated, Thomas Hart Benton, 1933, Ralph Steele Boggs, 1966, Bertram Hartman, 1930, Pete Seeger, 1967. Also included are photocopies of several letters from William and Marguerite Zorach and their daughter Dahlov Ipcar, 1965-1967. The letters concern exhibitions, museums, galleries, works of art and other artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Moritz Jagendorf (1888-1981) was a dentist who treated artists in New York, New York. Clients included Joseph Stella, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, William and Marguerite Zorach, Thomas Hart Benton, among others. Jagendorf became friendly with the artists and bought their artwork or received it in lieu of dental bills.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2016 by Andre Jagendorf, Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf's son.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dentists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Becker, M. L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Rita P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boggs, Ralph Steele, 1901-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fornaro, Carlo de, 1871- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartman, C. Bertram, 1882-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Starkie, Walter, 1894-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tolgian, Manuel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Willard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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