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Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970

Kahn, Albert Eugene, 1912-1979
Kent, Rockwell
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Physical Description:
858 items (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence and printed material, mainly regarding Rockwell Kent. REEL 2033: Correspondence with Rockwell Kent; carbon copies of letters from Kent to newspaper editors, politicians, and political activists, including Harold Kastner, J. Howard McGrath, Senator William Benton, Thomas E. Dewey, Nikita Khrushchev, and others; carbon copies of letters to Kent from Diego Rivera, Eliot White, and others; a copy of a letter from Darwin J. Meserole to Harry S. Truman; letters from Sally Kent and Henriette ("Riette") Kahn, containing newspaper clippings, a typescript of a poem from Rockwell Kent to Riette, a price list with the titles and dimensions of Kent's paintings, and writings by Kahn on Kent; and printed material relating to political activities. REEL 2300: Correspondence primarily with Kahn and Kent; letters from H. K. Thompson, Jr., Dan Burne Jones, and others; and letters from Kent to Lyndon B. Johnson, Leon Berney, and others. Some letters contain typescripts of writings by Kahn and Kent and printed materials.
Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2030 and 2300 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Albert Kahn, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Photographer, social activist, and author; Glen Ellen, Calif. Kahn was a close friend of Rockwell Kent.
Lent for microfilming 1980-1981 by Henriette Kahn, Kahn's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Social action
Photography, Artistic
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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