The collection is arranged into ten series, based on type of material. Although acquired as a gift before the rest of the collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art in 1998, eight photographs are described in Series 9: Photographs, with those included in the 1998 loan. Each series is arranged chronologically, except Series 2: Letters and Series 6: Writings, which are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the writer. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1992 (box 1, 3 folders) Series 2: Letters, 1934-1995, undated (boxes 1-3, 2.5 linear ft.) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1952-1995 (boxes 3-4, 37 folders) Series 4: Exhibition File, 1989-1991 (box 4, 1 folder) Series 5: Notes, 1851-1853, 1937-1992, undated (boxes 4-5, 35 folders) Series 6: Writings, 1963-1992, undated (box 5, 14 folders) Series 7: Artwork, 1981-1992, undated (boxes 5, 10, 8 folders) Series 8: Printed Material, 1934-1993, undated (boxes 5-7, 76 folders) Series 9: Photographs, 1913-1992, undated (boxes 7-9, sol 10, 2.0 linear ft.) Series 10: Artifacts, undated (box 9, 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
This collection, which measures 7.9 linear feet and dates from 1851 to 1995 (bulk 1913-1995), documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish. The papers contain biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection is available on microfilm reels 5655-5660 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Other resources relating to Reuben Kadish in the Archives of American Art include an oral history interview with Kadish, April 15, 1992.
Reuben Kadish was born in Chicago on January 29, 1913. His father and mother were from Latvia and the Ukraine respectively.
The eight photographs on Reel 5660 were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Reuben Kadish. The other material on Reels 5655-5660 was lent for filming in 1998 by Morris and Ruth Kadish, brother and sister-in-law of Reuben Kadish, and executors of his estate, and subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
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