Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection : audiotapes, manuscripts, photographs, prints, 1945-1980 (bulk), ca. 1790-1981 (incl.)
Sultner-Welles, Donald H (Sultner, Donald Harvey) 1914-1981
Janus, Allan Cibachrome prints from Sultner-Welles transparencies, Series 12
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Series 5 phototransparencies: film, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4", color-dye gelatin
Series 7 photonegatives: film, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" and 2-1/4" x 3-1/4", silver gelatin
Series 5 phototransparencies: film, #127 SuperSlides, color-dye gelatin
Series 5 phototransparencies: film, 35mm color-dye gelatin
87.6 cu. ft. : 318 boxes
Silver-dye bleach process
Dye destruction process
Ships' passenger lists
Dye destruction photoprints
ca 1790-1981 incl
Donald Harvey Sultner, from York, Pa., graduated from the Wharton School in 1936. Originally pursuing a singing career on the East Coast, in 1952, he began giving illustrated talks to small gatherings. In 1954 as a German government guest he gave slide-lectures on America; in 1959 he was a USIS-sponsored lecturer in Asia. Returning to America, Sultner performed "photo-concerts" around the country, later worked for Holland-America Cruises. He performed at Chautauqua, the Williamsburg Antiques Garden Forums, Ladew Topiary Gardens, etc.; and the Baltimore Symphony commissioned "Concertino for Camera and Orchestra," dedicated to and premiered by Sultner with the Symphony in March 1979.
Personal and business records and photographs of the lecturer-photographer Donald Sultner-Welles. The photographic record documents Sultner's world travels and forms the imagery on which his "photo-concerts" were based. Includes audio tapes of his concerts, impressions of his trips, and interviews with friends at home and abroad (an unusual tape-recorded interview with Erna Hanfstaengl includes her recollections of her personal relationship with Adolf Hitler).
Includes Sultner's passport.
2011 addendum: four cubic feet of Sultner-Welles' correspondence, ca. 1957-1980.
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection, ca. 1790-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History