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Correspondence Series

Identifier: 807

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

Personal papers documenting the career of the Latvian-born printmaker and illustrator, Isac Friedlander. The surviving papers include copies of exhibit catalogs in which his works were included (and frequently illustrated); news cuttings concerning his work and prizes he won; and correspondence with fellow artists, groups, and institutions. Of particular note among his correspondents are John Taylor Arms and Arthur Heintzelman. A prolific etcher and wood engraver, Friedlander came to the United States in 1929. See also the Friedlander collection, the largest available collection of his artwork in this country, includes some 150 prints, drawings, and other works of art. Friedlander's work emphasizes the imagery of his native Riga, the urban spectacle of New York during the Depression, and the sufferings of his fellow Jews in the Holocaust. ca. 1928-1982 / 2.5 linear feet.


  • From the Collection: 1928-1982
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1928-1968

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From the Collection: 3.13 Linear Feet (7 Hollinger Document Cases, 1 Slim Document Case)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057