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John Quinn (1870-1924) was a corporation lawyer in New York City who amassed an important private collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as books and manuscripts of contemporary authors. In addition to promoting modern and avant-garde art in all forms, he particularly encouraged the work of members of the Irish Literary Revival, the artists of the Paris School, and English and American writers of his time. In 1923 he sold his manuscript and library holdings to subsidize his art collection.
DThomas Jefferson papers..., dated 1766-1826, cover Jefferson's career as a statesman, lawyer, and plantation owner. It is a synthetic collection of largely autograph material, combining gifts and pur...
DPetition to George III, King of Great Britain
Tom Wolfe papers..., dated 1930 to 2013, comprehensively document Wolfe's career as a journalist and author, from his earliest news stories published in the <span class="title">Springfield Union</spa...
George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers... (1908-2013) document the careers and lives of the producer and violinist through personal and professional correspondence; published and unpublished writin...
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. records, Additions... hold administrative files, company management and technical files, development files, and repertory files, as well as press materials, pr...