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Jean Brown papers, 1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985)

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Brown (Jean) papers
Series VIII. Correspondence with Bernard Karpel and miscellaneous notes, 1958-1973, undated 0.20 lin. ft., 1 box
Correspondence predominantly comprises letters received from Bernard Karpel (1911-1986), bibliographer and chief librarian of the Museum of Modern Art from 1942 to 1973. The letters, largely addressed to Jean, relate chiefly to the development and provenance of Brown's collection of Dada, Surrealist, and Fluxus art documentation. Some letters are accompanied by invoices. The material also contains holiday greetings and family news from both Karpel and his wife, Ray. Additionally, several letters from Brown to Karpel are present, as are letters from Brown's son Jonathan and the Brown family's legal counsel pertaining to Karpel's involvement with the collection. Also included are index cards containing bibliographic notes and auction clippings.
This material was received in 2016 from the family of Jean Brown and is cataloged under the accession number 2016.M.14.
box folder
2016.M.14 1 1958, 1960-1968
2016.M.14 2 1970-1973
2016.M.14 3 Undated
2016.M.14 3 Bibliographic cards


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