Archive
[Chicago], (n.p.), (1960s-1980s). An archive of correspondence, photographs, books, and articles documenting the collaboration and decades-long friendship between Algren and photographer Stephen Deutch, who provided the photographs for the 1961 edition of Algren's now-classic Chicago: City on the Make. Approximately 60 pieces of correspondence from Algren to Deutch, in addition to inscribed books and photographs; drawings by Algren; manuscripts by Joe Pintauro about Algren; correspondence to Deutch about Algren after Algren's death; items related to the establishment of the Nelson Algren Fiction Award, etc. Deutch was both a commercial photographer and also a fine art photographer. He had a thriving photography business in Chicago, and also liked to get out into the city and photograph the daily lives of Chicagoans. His sensibility appealed to Algren, who also had an affinity for the unsung, and the two became fast friends and, later, collaborators. Their correspondence dwells on their shared interests, including but not limited to horse racing, writing and literature, and politics -- the politics with a decidedly left-wing bent. There are a number of portraits of Algren by Deutch, as well as a number of candids, and one photo by Algren of a street scene in Vietnam, which he inscribed to Deutch. Approximately four boxes of material: a detailed inventory is available. [#033370] $12,000

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