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Man Ray letters and album, 1922-1976

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Finding aid for the Man Ray letters and album, 1922-1976

Scope and Content of Collection

The Man Ray Letters and Album consists of a significant ensemble of letters and writings by or addressed to Man Ray, collected and safeguarded by his sister Elsie Ray Siegler and her daughter Naomi Savage. The letters from Man Ray are addressed to Siegler and Savage and provide a rich chronicle of his personal and professional life from 1922-1976. Letters to Man Ray are from celebrated Dada and Surrealist artists and authors, and document the dynamic artistic and literary scenes of the immediate pre-and post-World War II period in the United States. An album of predominately handwritten manuscripts supplements the letters by offering Man Ray's thoughts on a range of artistic issues.

Arrangement note

Organized in three series:
Series I. Letters from Man Ray;
Series II. Letters to Man Ray;
Series III. Hollywood album.




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