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Harry Lunn Papers, 1855-1999, bulk 1965-1999

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Lunn (Harry) Papers
Series VII. Professional activities, 1960-1998, undated 1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The series contains materials relating to Lunn's professional life and covers his work both with student organizations in the 1960s and as an art dealer. The student organizations include the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs (FYSA) and related organizations. Lunn's activities as a dealer include files on the professional organizations to which he belonged, including national organizations such as the Art Dealers Association of America, as well as those that were Washington, D.C.-based; notes and texts for lectures and articles he delivered or wrote; clippings and articles about his activities as an art dealer; and biographical information. A small amount of material related to Lunn's real estate business is also included.
Arrangement
The series is arranged in three main groups: student activities, dealer activities, and real estate.
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180 Student organizations, 1960-1984
Includes papers related to Lunn's work at the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs (FYSA) as well as files on related student organizations.
180 1-6 Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs (FYSA), 1960-1979
180 1 Board member biographies, 1960, 1966
180 2-4 Correspondence, 1966-1968
180 2 1966
180 3 1967-1968
180 4 1968
180 5 Papers relating to dissolution, 1972-1979
180 6 Exemption from filing reports, 1984
180 7-8 World Assembly of Youth (WAY), 1967
Regarding the International Student Conference. Also contains correspondence regarding CIA support.
180 7 1967 February-March
180 8 1967 April-December
180 9 United States Youth Council (USYC), 1967
180 10 International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), 1967
Correspondence regarding CIA support.
180 11 World University Service (WUS), 1967-1968
Correspondence regarding CIA support.
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181-182 Art dealer activities, 1965-1998, undated
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181 1-11 Professional organizations, 1973-1998, undated
181 1 Arts Club of Washington, 1976
181 2 Art Dealers Association of America, 1975-1998, undated
181 3 Friends of the Museum of African Art, 1977
181 4-5 Friends of Photography, 1974-1986
181 4 1974-1980
181 5 1981-1986
181 6 Society for Photographic Education, 1975-1979
181 7 Washington Art Dealers Association, 1981-1983
181 8 Washington Art League, 1979
181 9 The Washington Print Club, 1969-1975
181 10 Washington Printmakers, Inc., 1973-1974
181 11 Washington Project for the Arts, 1975-1989
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181-182 Lectures and articles, 1969-1995, undated
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181 12 Notes, 1969-1980, undated
Contains notes for the following identified lectures and an interview: "Collecting Prints," The Smithsonian Associates, Summer 1972; "Historical Development of Photography," The New York University Club, September 19, 1974; Interview with the authors of Collecting Photographs, by Landt Dennis, August 1976; "The Protocol of Photographic Collecting," undated.
181 13 "Art in Asia Today, an Illustrated Overview," 1969
This lecture was part of the sixth seminar of the 1968-1969 series held by The Asian American Forum.
181 14 Ansel Adams, 1976 May 13
181 15 Corcoran talk, 1978 February 22
181 16 "Historical Notes on Collecting Photography," 1978 April 11
Presented at the Sulgrave Club, Washington, D. C.
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182 1 "Photographic Collecting, Past and Present in the United States, Canada and Europe," 1978 October 12, 13, 14
This file also contains notes for "The Creation of Rarity." An article with the title "The Fine Art of Collecting Rarity," by Catherine Harris, was published in Financial World, vol. 150, no. 3, February 1, 1981, pp. 32-34.
182 2 "Photography in the 1980s," 1980 October 18
Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Art News in cooperation with the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).
182 3 "On Acquiring Photographs," 1989 October 13
This lecture was part of the symposium "The Reflective Lens: 150 Years of Photography," organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
182 4 "Hunter-Gatherers in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," 1991
This article was published in Aperture, "Connoisseurs and Collections," Vol. 124.
182 5 "A Brief Look at the Past Decade and a Long Look at the Future," 1992 March 14
Delivered at the Fotofest International Collectors' Symposium.
182 6 "Collecting Rare Photography," 1993 October 21-24
182 7 "History of Collecting," 1995 April 19
This article was published in The Photograph Collector, vol XVI, no. 6, June 15, 1995. The lecture was delivered at the Grolier Club, New York City.
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182, 188* "Seventy-five Years of Collecting Photography," 1993
The lecture was presented at the Museum of New Mexico.
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182 8 Lecture
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188* 2 Poster
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182 9-17 Articles about Lunn, 1969-1997
182 9 "Home Renovations and Property Value Rise on Capitol Hill: Modern Art in Home," 1969 August 4
The New York Times, "Food, Fashions, Family, Furnishings" section.
182 10 "Who's Who in the East," 1979-1980
Contains the entry form for the 1979-1980 edition.
182 11 "Photography: Harry H. Lunn, Jr.," 1982 December 20
Article published in the "Connoisseur's Corner" column, The Wall Street Transcript, page 68, 125. Also includes a trasnscipt of the interview with Lunn for the article.
182 12 Photographic Collector article on Lunn, 1983
182 13 "Harry Lunn," 1987 March
182 14 "The Dealer Who Came in from the Cold," 1990 July/August
182 15 "Harry Lunn," 1997 March 26
182 16 Articles focusing on financial aspects of collecting, 1978-1997
Included are: "Harry Lunn, Jr.: Prints Charming," The Washington Post Magazine, November 19, 1978; "Collecting Photos for Love or Money," Voice, October 30, 1978; Dennis Longwell, "Creating Rarity, Dealers and the Photography Market," American Art and Antiques, May-June 1979, pp. 84-89; Jim Powell, "The Camera: A Financial Focus," American Way, January 1980, pp. 16-20; Catherine Harris,"The Fine Art of Creating Rarity," Financial World, vol. 150, no. 3, February 1, 1981, pp. 32-34; "Photography: Harry H. Lunn, Jr." The Art/Antiques Investment Report, vol. X, no. 1, January 10, 1983; "The Man with the View," Katalog, March 1994.
182 17 Clippings, 1980-1997
182 18 Biographies, 1990, undated
182 19-20 Real estate business, 1965-1983
182 19 Licenses and permits, 1972-1983
182 20 Seventeen Third St. Company, 1965-1980
Contains real estate property deeds.


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