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Interview with Ernest Briggs

Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Subject:
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 April 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15157
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Ernest Briggs, 1982 July 12-October 21

Interviewee:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Park, David  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11770
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215626
AAA_collcode_briggs82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984

Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Arnold, Anne  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6828
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208955
AAA_collcode_brigerne
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208955
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A, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
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Archives of American Art
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L, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
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Archives of American Art
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Course Descriptions

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 3: Writings
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Archives of American Art
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Personal Business Records

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 39-40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 5: Personal Business Records
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Archives of American Art
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Artwork

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
Photographic prints
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 7: Photographic Material
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Archives of American Art
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1984
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material dates from 1942-1984 and is identification cards, life documents, high school and college transcripts, resumes, and business cards.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-2001
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence dates from 1950s-2001 and is both personal and professional in nature. The series is comprised mostly of letters written to Briggs, with occasional drafts of his replies and outgoing letters. Notable correspondents include painter and art critic Hubert Crehan, sculptor and art historian Mary McChesney, curator Dorothy Miller, painter Clyfford Still, and gallerist Howard Wise. One outgoing letter to Clement Greenberg offers Briggs' criticism of Art and Culture. Other correspondents include museums, galleries, foundations, and colleges. Correspondence is in regards to exhibitions, teaching appointments, writings about Briggs, and reflections on art.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
5 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1985
Scope and Contents:
Writings date from 1960-1985 and are statements, notes, and drafts concerning Briggs' work and art in general. One folder contains course descriptions. Many of the scattered notes and drafts were found inside a metal clipboard, on which a few notes are written. The last folder holds writings by others, including an essay about John Grillo, an address about the church and contemporary culture, resumes, and other writing fragments.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 3
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Archives of American Art
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Diaries

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1984
Scope and Contents:
Five diaries date from 1976-1984 and offer Briggs' anguished reflections on his place in the changing New York art world from the mid-1950s through the 1970s. He kept the diaries up until the time of this death.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 4
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Archives of American Art
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Personal Business Records

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
Personal business records date from 1960s-2000s and are price lists, shipping and supply receipts, loan and consignment agreements, account books, checks, a lease, sketches of exhibition installations, and occasional correspondence with galleries. The notebook found here contains similar business records kept by Anne Arnold regarding Briggs' work and exhibitions.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 5
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Archives of American Art
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 1-2, OV 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-2013
Scope and Contents:
Printed material dates from 1949-2013 and documents Briggs' career and the careers of his friends and colleagues. Items include brochures, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, periodicals, and press releases. Also found here are two poetry booklets. One folder of assorted printed material contains catalogs, newsletters, booklets, listings, pamphlets, and postcards.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 6
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Archives of American Art
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Photographic Material

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet (Box 2-3, OV 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1990
bulk 1940-1984
Scope and Contents:
Photographic material dates from circa 1900-1990, bulk 1940-1984. Subjects include Briggs, family, friends, artwork, and a few exhibition views. Formats are black and white and color prints, transparencies, and slides. This series offers significant documentation of Briggs through all stages of life. Images of his work from 1950s-1984 are found here on over 800 slides.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigerne, Series 7
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
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Archives of American Art
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B, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
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Archives of American Art
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Crehan, Hubert

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
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Archives of American Art
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C, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
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Archives of American Art
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Dillenberger, Jane (San Francisco Museum of Art)

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Briggs papers
Ernest Briggs papers / Series 2: Correspondence / By Name
Archival Repository:
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