Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth’s business card as a columnist for the Examiner. He wrote columns for the newspaper between 1960-1967.

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KENNETH REXROTH (1905 – 1982)

American Poet

Rexroth was an influential poet and activist from the 1930s through the 1960s. Part of the counterculture, he was known as the ‘Father of the Beats’, and befriended those such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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Philip Caldwell

Philip Caldwell
Caldwell’s business card as Chairman, also signed by him.

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PHILIP CALDWELL (1920 – 2013)

American Businessman

Caldwell was known as being both the Chairman and CEO of the Ford Motor Company during the 1980s. He oversaw the production of the Ford Taurus, and in 1990 he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Jerzy Kosinski

Jerzy Kosinski
Kosinski’s personal business card from the late 1970s.

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JERZY KOSINSKI (1933 – 1991)

Polish-American Author

Kosinski is known for his novels ‘The Painted Bird’, ‘Being There’ and ‘Steps’, which was awarded the National Book Award in 1969. Suffering multiple illnesses and accusations of plagiarism, he committed suicide at age 57.

Claude Miller

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Miller’s business card, with handwritten email address.

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CLAUDE MILLER (1942 – 2012)

French Film Director

Miller directed films from the 1970s through to the 2010s. He started out working for Robert Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. Some of his best known films are L’Effrontee, The Little Thief, and Class Trip.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe
Achebe’s business card at Brown University. He became a Professor here in 2009.

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CHINUA ACHEBE (1930 – 2013)

Nigerian Author

Achebe is considered the Father of African literature. His 1958 novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ is regarded as the most famous African novel written in English. He became a Professor of Literature and Africana studies when he moved to the United States in the 1990s.

Frank R. Paul

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Paul’s business card.

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FRANK R. PAUL (1884 – 1963)

American Illustrator

Paul was an illustrator for many science fiction magazine covers in the 1920s and 30s. His illustrations were influential for other artists and science fiction authors.