General correspondence primarily from and to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but also The Museum of Modern Art (co-organizer of the exhibition) and The Art Institute of Chicago (third venue of the exhibition). Topics covered include preliminary exhibition ideas; provenance and biographical research on Duchamp and his works; press coverage of the exhibition; thank-you notes; and visitor responses to the exhibition. Also includes several cover letters from various correspondents forwarding copies of Duchamp's correspondence and other reference material. There is a significant amount of correspondence with Alexina Duchamp, widow of Marcel Duchamp, concerning the planning of the exhibition, as well as her gift of Duchamp material to the Museum.
Subseries A. Correspondence
Alphabetical by correspondence. Visitor responses are filed together and last.Access Restrictions
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