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Correspondence, including letters from artists Dean Cornwell, Harvey Dunn, Howard N. Cook, and writers Carl E. Freeman, Herbert Ravenel Sass, and Richard Wetjin; six sketchbooks; one notebook on etching; 27 photographs of Allen and his friends, studio, and work, included among the photos is one of Allen sketching; and exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings.
James E. Allen papers, 1921-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 324 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Etcher, lithographer; Larchmont, New York.
Donated 1972 by Mrs. James Allen, widow of Allen.
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