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Collection Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1988, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Letters found here are from Asher's colleagues, including Fritz Bultman, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, and Kurt Vonnegut. The letters primarily concern their art-related activities. See Appendix for list of notable correspondents from Series 2
Appendix: Notable Correspondents from Series 2:
Adams, Pat: May 31, 1979 Albert, Calvin: undated Christmas cards (3), one is illustrated Ashton, Dore: undated postcard?; Jun 12, 1985 Beck, Rosemarie: Jun 1972 Boghosian, Varujan and Marilyn: undated Christmas card Bourgeois, Louise: Jun 15, 1977 Brooks, Charlotte and Jim: undated letters (2); Apr 3, 1966; Jul 27, 1970; Feb 15, 1971 Brustlein, Daniel: Sep 8, 1955 Bultman, Fritz: undated letters (3); Dec 12, 1964; Jan 2, 1965; Dec 1976 Burlin, Paul and Peggy: Dec 4, 1960 Busa, Peter: Dec 23, 1964 Castellon, Hilda, Paul, and Fred: undated Christmas card Cavallon, Giorgio: Nov 15, 1955; Sep 8, 1963; Oct 22, 1963; Jan 6, 1965; Oct 3, 1966; Mar 12, 1974 De Kooning, Lisa: 1979 (incomplete letter) Dorfman, Elsa: undated letter Ferber, Ilse and Herbert: undated Christmas card; Oct 24, 1960? (with 5 photographs of works) Ferren, John: undated Christmas card (illustrated); Feb 11, 1964; Jun 30, 1964 Frankenthaler, Helen: undated letters (2); Aug 2, 1956; Jan 19, 1960; Oct 2_, 1960; Apr 1, 1961; Mar 1, 1969; Aug 18, 1969; also see Robert Motherwell Friedman, Sanford: undated postcard; Jul 7, 1969; Dec 26, 1981; Apr 19, 1988; Dec 27, 1988 Greene, Stephen and Sigrid: undated Christmas cards (2) Gross, Chaim and Renee: 1967 Christmas card; 1968 Christmas card; 1983 Christmas card Gruen, John: undated Christmas card Guston, Philip and Musa: undated Christmas card with illustration; undated letters (3); Jul 29, 1958; Aug 17, 1960; Sep 19, 1963 (illustrated); Jan 10, 1964 (illustrated); Aug 17, 1964 (illustrated); Nov 6, 1964; Sep 22, 1969; Oct 13, 1970; Feb 15, 1971; [1971]; Apr 9, 1971; Aug 2, 1971; Sep 19, 1972; Dec 22, 1972; Jun 12, 1973; Jul 16, 1973 (illustrated); Aug 27, 1974; Dec 1, 1974; Jan 9, 1975; Aug 16, 1979 Hare, David: Mar 7, 1957; Jun 15, 1979; Aug 4, 1980; Jul 14, 1981; Apr 1, 1983 Harmon, Lily: undated Christmas card Hess, Thomas: undated letters (2); Nov 12, 1974 (envelope only) Hofmann, Hans and Miz: undated letter; Dec 23, 1952; Dec 1957; Jun 25, 1958; Dec 1, 1958; Jun 3, 1960; Jun 13, 1962; Apr 18, 1963 Kahn, Wolf: Oct 16, 1955 Kootz, Sam and Jane: undated Christmas card Kuh, Katharine: undated letter; Dec 28, 1974 Mailer, Norman: Apr 11, 1968 Manso?, Leo: Dec 1979 illustrated envelope Miller, Dorothy: Aug 26, 1953 Morris, Hilda: undated letters (3) Motherwell, Robert and Renata Ponsold: Mar 3, 1975; Oct 1, 1977; Oct 16, 1978; Feb 25, 1985; Nov 29, 1988; also see Helen Frankenthaler Nevelson, Louise: Dec 20, 1960 (illustrated card) O'Doherty, Brian: undated letter; Jul 31, 1967; Aug 5, 1968 Sep 20, 1982 Pavia, Philip: Aug 17, 1982 Reis, Bernard and Becky: undated Christmas cards (2) Resnick, Milton: Feb 23, 1956 Rosati, James and Carmel: undated Christmas cards (2); also see Art Work Rothko, Mark: undated letters (2); Jul 20, 1959; Aug 9, 1961; also see Photographs Stamos, Theodorus: undated letter; Jan 3, 1962; Aug 6, 1964; Jul 14, 1965; Aug 19, 1965; Jul 15, 1966; Jul 19, 1967; Jun 29, 1968; Aug 5, 1968; Jul 23, 1973; Dec 11, 1981 Stevens, May: Jul 14, 1975 Stout, Myron: Mar 25, 1980 Terris, Albert and Virginia: Dec 1953 (illustrated Christmas card) Tworkov, Jack and family: undated letters (2); Dec 22, 1955 (illustrated Christmas card); Aug 27, 1956; Jul 5, 1960; Dec 11, 1960; Oct 21, 1968; Jan 4, 1983 Varian, Elayne: Oct 6, 1969; Dec 19, 1969 Vonnegut, Kurt: undated letters (2); Jan 29, 1975 Watson, Hildegarde: Feb 24, 1946; Jun 12, 1948; Mar 31, 1951; Jan 27, 1956; Aug 9, 1958 Webb, Nancy: Jan 6, 1986; Dec 15, 1986 (illustrated Christmas card) Wesley, John: Mar 21, 1987 White, Emil: see Art Work Williams, William Carlos: Jul 2, 1949 (photocopy); also see Photographs Wilson, Jane: see John Gruen Yunkers, Adja: undated cards (2), one illustrated; Feb 3, 1951; Dec 16, 1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Elise Asher papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.asheelis, Series 2
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Elise Asher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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