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file
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Accession 08-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Dates:
circa 1957-1968
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
circa 1900-1969
Level:
series
Size:
0.86 Linear feet (Boxes 33-35)
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs are of Shahn and family members, friends and colleagues in addition to photographs taken by Shahn. Found here are prints of photographs Shahn took in New York City in the early 1930s when his interest in photography was developing, as well as prints from some of his finest images taken for the FSA and the Resettlement Administration. F...

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Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Dates:
1879-1990
bulk 1933-1970
Size:
24.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of social realist painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker, and teacher Ben Shahn (1898-1969) measure 24.8 linear feet and date from 1879-1990, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933-1970. The bulk of the collection consists of over 14 linear feet of incoming letters from artists, writers, colleagues, publishers, art organizations, galleries, and universities and colleges. Also found are biographical materials, project and source files, printed material, artwork by Shahn and others, photographs taken of and by Shahn, interview transcripts, sound recordings of interviews and a motion picture film.

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Dates:
1929-1990
Level:
series
Size:
14.4 Linear feet (Boxes 1-25, 35, OVs 36-38)
Collection ID:
AAA.shahben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This series consists primarily of letters written to Shahn throughout his career from family, friends, artists, business associates, government contacts, universities and colleges, galleries and other art organizations and institutions. Overall, there are very few letters from Shahn to be found, and scattered letters and copies of letters written b...

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Dates:
1926-1974, undated
Level:
series
Size:
22 Linear feet (Boxes 1-22; Reels 5488-5545)
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This series consists of the business and personal correspondence of Edith Gregor Halpert and the Downtown Gallery. For the most part, this series is general business correspondence concerning routine activities of the Downtown Gallery, including the American Folk Art Gallery and the Daylight Gallery, both operated by the Downtown Gallery on the sam...

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Dates:
1918-1935
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.britjame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Britton's diaries cover a wide-range of subjects including current affairs and his thoughts about American art and artists, the art scene in New York and Connecticut, classical music, the Great Depression, Prohibition, the Catholic Church, politics, his artwork and writings, his professional associations, New York galleries and exhibitions, and his...