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Correspondence, 1970-1978, undated


Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1970-1978, undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Insurance information, condition reports, and loan records, along with associated correspondence, are restricted; excerpts may be made available at the discretion of the Archivist.


From the Collection: 18 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: English


Alphabetical by correspondence. Visitor responses are filed together and last.


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States