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Joseph Cornell Study Center collection, 1750-1980, bulk 1930-1972. Joseph Cornell Study Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Funding for the processing of this collection was generously provided by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Two letters, November 30, 1965, and December 5, 1965, to Delarue from Joseph Cornell, describing his living quarters and neighborhood in Flushing, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was an assemblage artist from Flushing, N.Y.
Donated 1978 by Allison Delarue.
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