Archives of American Art

Albert Eugene Kahn papers

Collection ID:
Kahn, Albert Eugene, 1912-1979
Physical Description:
858 Items
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and printed material, mainly regarding Rockwell Kent.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2033: Correspondence with Rockwell Kent; carbon copies of letters from Kent to newspaper editors, politicians, and political activists, including Harold Kastner, J. Howard McGrath, Senator William Benton, Thomas E. Dewey, Nikita Khrushchev, and others; carbon copies of letters to Kent from Diego Rivera, Eliot White, and others; a copy of a letter from Darwin J. Meserole to Harry S. Truman; letters from Sally Kent and Henriette ("Riette") Kahn, containing newspaper clippings, a typescript of a poem from Rockwell Kent to Riette, a price list with the titles and dimensions of Kent's paintings, and writings by Kahn on Kent; and printed material relating to political activities.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2300: Correspondence primarily with Kahn and Kent; letters from H. K. Thompson, Jr., Dan Burne Jones, and others; and letters from Kent to Lyndon B. Johnson, Leon Berney, and others. Some letters contain typescripts of writings by Kahn and Kent and printed materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Photographer, social activist, and author; Glen Ellen, Calif. Kahn was a close friend of Rockwell Kent.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2030 and 2300 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Albert Kahn, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1980-1981 by Henriette Kahn, Kahn's widow.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Social action -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography, Artistic -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Political activity -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- California -- Glen Ellen Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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