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Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

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Creator:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998
Subject:
Covarrubias, Miguel
Kahlo, Frida
Reynolds, Malvina
Rivera, Diego
Packard, Emmy Lou
O'Gorman, Juan
Edmunds, John
Lange, Dorothea
O'Higgins, Pablo
Refregier, Anton
Public Works of Art Project
American Civil Liberties Union
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
9.4 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Emmy Lou Packard papers measure 9.4 linear feet and date from 1900 to 1990, and focus on the career of painter, printmaker, muralist, and sculptor Emmy Lou Packard. Also found are extensive materials relating to Packard's personal and professional relationship with muralist Diego Rivera and painter Frida Kahlo, with whom Packard lived for one year in Mexico. Papers include correspondence, financial records, notes, writings, exhibition files, photographs, and printed material.
Citation:
Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, and exhibition catalogs of other artists have not been scanned. In most cases, the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
The unpublished sound recording in this collection was digitized for research access in 2012 and is available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original cassette for the archival notations on them, but the original cassette is not available for playback due to fragility.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney in 1964.
Biography Note:
Emmy Lou Packard (1914-1998) was a painter, printmaker, and muralist in San Francisco, California. Packard lived in Mexico City in the late 1920s. In 1940-1941, she worked as Diego Rivera's painting assistant on his giant fresco for the World's Fair in San Francisco. Subsequently, she spent a year in Mexico with Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Provenance:
Emmy Lou Packard donated her papers to the Archives of American Art from 1984-1988.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Emmy Lou Packard in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 13,135 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Works of art
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican
Diaries
Mural painting and decoration, American
Sculptors
Painters
Printmakers
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Muralists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211816
AAA_collcode_packemmy
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
WAAND
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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