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Biographical material; correspondence with colleagues and customers including Mrs. Marcel Duchamp, John Woodman Higgins, Joseph Hirshhorn, Thomas T. Hoopes, Abram Lerner, Henry Moore, E. P. Richardson, and Homer Saint-Gaudens; letters from Alfred Barr concerning the restoration of Brancusi's BIRD IN FLIGHT; gold and silversmiths' association dues records, 1920-1935; invoices for restoration work, 1940-1980; by-laws for the gold and silversmiths' association, Vienna, 1919; printed articles by and about Ternbach, 1952-1974; announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of artifacts from Ternbach's collection, 1984-1985; and booklets about antiques.
Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Sculpture conservator and restorer; Forest Hills, New York. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1897.
Some material is in German.
Donated by Ternbach's wife, Anna, in 1982, 1985, and 1987.
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