Finding-Aid for the William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Papers 1926-1964

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eisendrath, William,1903 -1983, America art historian
Title: William Eisendrath Papers
Identification: MSS038

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Biographical Note

William Eisendrath was a prominent American art historian and curator who served as curator of collections for Washington University's Department of Art from 1960 to 1968.

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Scope and Contents Note

The small group of papers represented here consists of a portion of Eisendrath's professional correspondence. During the course of his career, Eisendrath developed close personal friendships and working relationships with numerous contemporary artists. His collection includes letters and, in some cases, artwork from Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Fernando Leger, among others. One of Eisendrath's closest friends, and the primary reason his papers are included in this Guide, was the critic William Troy. Troy's letters to Eisendrath are housed here and they provide a glimpse at the personal and professional life on one of our most important critics.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Papers, 1926-1964 (65 items)

The small group of papers represented here consists of a portion of Eisendrath's professional correspondence. During the course of his career, Eisendrath developed close personal friendships and working relationships with numerous contemporary artists. His collection includes letters and, in some cases, artwork from Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Fernando Leger, among others. One of Eisendrath's closest friends, and the primary reason his papers are included in this Guide, was the critic William Troy. Troy's letters to Eisendrath are housed here and they provide a glimpse at the personal and professional life on one of our most important critics.

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