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Biographical data; correspondence, mostly letters and greeting cards received, 1926-1958, ca. 50 items, including an etching by Beatrice S. Levy dated 1932,; the last chapter ("Reanimating the Life of the World" pgs. 198-252) of a doctoral thesis by Ethel Joyce Hammer, ATTITUDES TOWARDS ART IN THE 1920'S IN CHICAGO (1975); a 3 p. undated price list for wood carvings, watercolors and oil paintings by Armin; a notebook, 1937-1971, containing a few poems, copies of letters, notes on painting techniques, curriculum vitae, and a lists of oils, 1917-1970, watercolors, 1914-1971, pastels, 1964-1965, prints, ca. 1921-1966, and carvings, 1920-1971 by Armin (title of work, size, date and buyer information is often included); 2 sketchbooks, 1916 and 1919 (22 x 10 cm. or smaller) containing pencil & watercolor sketches of people and landscapes, signed and dated; a scrapbook containing clippings, 1920's; 18 exhibition announcements, invitations and catalogs, 1931-1977; ca. 150 magazine articles and newspaper clippings, 1920-1967 and undated; and 6 photographs of Armin, 1945, 1963? and undated.
Emil Armin papers, 1922-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3769-3770 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter; Chicago, Illinois. Died 1971.
Donated 1985 by Hilda D. Armin, widow of Emil Armin.
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