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Joseph Cornell letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers, 1963-1994, undated

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Cornell (Joseph) Letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers
Series II. Other papers, 1963-1994, undated 19 items (10 folders)
Included are printed ephemera and notes related to the 1963 screenings of films drawn from Cornell's personal collection; and letters by others written after Cornell's death.
Arrangement
Arranged by topic in two subseries.
Series II.A. Joseph Cornell film series memorabilia, 1963 13 items (13 items in 6 folders)
Included are printed ephemera and notes related to four of the historic 1963 screenings of films drawn from Cornell's personal collection held at 9 Great Jones Street, the space run by Walter De Maria and Robert Whitman. These documents provide information about the screenings, as well as who was in attendance, including well known artists such as Hans Haake, James Rosenquist, and Robert Motherwell, and the director of the Green Gallery, Richard Bellamy.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
box folder
2 11 Advertisement for film program 1963 April 11 1 item
Advertisement for film program (digital version available on-site only): 1963 April 11

[1-2] Two clippings from the Village Voice with an ad for the first of the film series Magic Varieties Fantasy and three Melies shorts: A Detectives Tour of the World, Hanky Panky Cards, and Automatic Moving Company.
2 12 Advertisement for film program, 1963 April 18 1 item
Advertisement for film program (digital version available on-site only): 1963 April 18

2 13 The Little Match Girl program 1963 April 19-20 4 items
The Little Match Girl program (digital version available on-site only): 1963 April 19-20

[1-4] Program (four copies) from the second in a series of weekend film programs from the collection of Joseph Cornell at the loft Walter De Maria, Robert Whitman, Simone Forti and Susanna De Maria Wilson rented at 9 Great Jones Street in New York City. Movies in this series included The Little Match Girl (Jean Renoir, 1926) and Water Babies/The Little Chimney Sweep (Gaumont, 1910). Silver star affixed.
2 14 Comedy Americana program, 1963 April 26-27 4 items
Comedy Americana program (digital version available on-site only): 1963 April 26-27

[1-4] Program (four copies) from the film series Comedy Americana. Shown were The Fireman with Charlie Chaplin and Coney Island with Mack Sennett, cartoons and "special extra" Love is Blonde. Mentioned are "coming attractions" for Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4, The Waxworks.
2 15 Advertisement for film program, 1963 May 2 1 item
Advertisement for film program (digital version available on-site only): 1963 May 2

[1] Village Voice ad for the 4th in the series on May 3 and 4. Shown were Pola Negri in Sumurum (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) and The Match Girl (Jean Renoir, 1926).
2 16 Reservation sheets, [1963] 2 items
Reservation sheets (digital version available on-site only): [1963]

[2] Two handwritten reservation sheets by Susanna De Maria Wilson for 8 PM and 10 PM shows. The names include Richard Bellamy the director of the Green Gallery, and the artists Hans Haake, James Rosenquist and Robert Motherwell.
Series II.B. Miscellaneous items, 1973, 1974, 1994, undated 6 items (6 items in 4 folders)
Included are letters by others written after Cornell's death; a memorial service announcement for Cornell; and a note by De Maria Wilson.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically. Painted wood box is listed at the end.
box folder
2 17 Joseph Cornell memorial announcement, 1973 January 2 items
Joseph Cornell memorial annoucement (digital version available on-site only)

[2] Envelope marked with names of Susan and Walter De Maria and announcement of memorial service for Joseph Cornell at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 15 January 1973.
2 18 Betty C. Benton letter to Susanna de Maria, 1974 February 23 2 items
Betty C. Benton letter to Susanna de Maria (digital version available on-site only): 1974 February 23

[2] Envelope addressed to Miss S. de Maria and letter from Cornell's sister Betty C. Benton, in which she thanks De Maria Wilson for the Christmas card and seeds sent to Cornell shortly before his death.
2 19 Notes on Cornell lecture, undated 1 item
Notes on Cornell lecture (digital version available on-site only): undated

[1] One leaf of handwritten notes by Susanna De Maria Wilson from an afternoon lecture by Cornell in his kitchen.
2 20 Susanna De Maria Wilson letter to Dr. Earnest Nagamatsu, 1994 July 20 1 item
Susanna De Maria Wilson letter to Dr. Earnest Nagamatsu (digital version available on-site only): 1994 July 20

[1] Letter dated 20 July 1994 from Susanna Wilson to her friend Dr. Ernest Nagamatsu (dentist by trade; artist, photographer, and cultural activist based in Los Angeles), in which she relates details about her interactions and friendship with Cornell. She also mentions Cornell's collage Mirror Double and two accompanying letters from Cornell in Nagamatsu's posession.


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