Correspondence reflects Bush's activities as an independent consultant. Files also contain curriculum vitae, printed material, brochures, clippings, and appraisal of artwork. Correspondents include colleagues at Wichita State University, museum directors, curators, collectors, and friends. Letters between Bush and his friends discuss baseball, particularly Bush's interest in early twentieth century baseball players. Of interest, is correspondence between Martin H. Bush and Lois More Overbeck, co-editor of The Letters of Samuel Beckett; Overbeck was seeking permission to reprint the letters between Bush and Samuel Beckett. Also included are letters from Bush's wife, Jennie.
Correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order. Names with five or more letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name.
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The Martin H. Bush 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.
Martin H. Bush papers, 1948-2012, bulk 1970-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.