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    Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970.
     
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    Creator: 
    Kahn, Albert Eugene, 1912-1979
    Title: 
    Albert Eugene Kahn papers, 1948-1970.
    Phy. Description: 
    858 items (on 2 microfilm reels)
    reels 2030 and 2300
    Digital Reference: 
    View Collection
    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reels 2030 and 2300 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Photographer, social activist, and author; Glen Ellen, Calif. Kahn was a close friend of Rockwell Kent.
    Summary: 
    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.
    Provenance: 
    Lent for microfilming 1980-1981 by Henriette Kahn, Kahn's widow.
    Location of Original: 
    Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Albert Kahn, after microfilming.
    Restrictions: 
    The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Social action -- California
    Photography, Artistic -- California
    Artists -- Political activity -- California
    Photographers -- California -- Glen Ellen
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA kahnalbe
    AAA 2033
    AAA 2300
    AAA
    Co-Creator: 
    Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
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