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Guide to the James Thomas Flexner Papers
1920s - 1990s
 MS 220

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Creator: Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003
Title: James Thomas Flexner papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1920s - 1990s
Abstract: Drafts, galleys, scrapbooks, typescripts, index cards, research notes, subject files, and correspondence of James Thomas Flexner (1908-2003), the prolific author of twenty-six works on American art, history, and biography. Flexner was perhaps best known for his three-volume History of American Painting (1947-1962), and his four-volume  George Washington: A Biography (1965-1972), the final installment of which won the 1973 National Book Award for Biography.
Quantity: 58 Linear feet (in 58 record cartons).
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Call Phrase: MS 220