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Rosen Papers Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe

Rosen Papers Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe

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Finding Aid to the Rosen Papers Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe, 1972-1997, undated

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, 87501
505-946-1000

November 2012



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Rosen Papers Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe
Dates: inclusive dates 1972-1997, undated
Quantity: 9.0 Items
Abstract:Five letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Louis and Mary Rosen, dating from 1972 to 1983. Additional letter from John D. Clements to Louis and Mary Rosen, dated 1977. Also includes three photographs.
Identification: MS.23
Language: Materials and finding aid are written in English.


Biographical and Historical Note

Louis Rosen was born in Manhattan, earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama, and a doctorate in physics from Pennsylvania State University. After earning his doctorate, he went to Los Alamos to join the Manhattan Project, the name for the group of scientists, mathematicians and engineers who built the first nuclear bombs. Later, he was part of the conception and development of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). He directed LANSCE from its inception in 1972 until 1985, and worked at LANSCE until two days before his death in August of 2009. He was 91.

Louis Rosen was married to his wife, the former Mary Terry, for more than 60 years. Mary Rosen died in 2004.


Scope and Contents Note

The papers include five letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Louis and Mary Rosen, dating from 1972 to 1983. There is an additional letter from John D. Clements to Louis and Mary Rosen, dated 1977. The Clements letter mentions a photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe with Louis and Mary Rosen, which is not included. There are three photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe, Claudia O'Keeffe and three other women from circa 1980s.

O'Keeffe's letters are brief greetings. Two mention visiting the project up on the hill. She is likely referring to the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), which Louis Rosen directed from its inception in 1972 until 1985.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosen Papers Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe, 1972-1997, undated. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Acquisition Information

These papers were donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in 2011 by Ambyr Hardy on behalf of the Rosen Estate.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in November 2012.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Ownership and Rights

The papers are the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Correspondence
Hardy, Ambyr
Photography
Rosen, Louis, 1918-2009
Rosen, Mary (Terry), 1918-2004


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