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Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection : audiotapes, manuscripts, photographs, prints, 1945-1980 (bulk), ca. 1790-1981 (incl.)

Donor:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H (Sultner, Donald Harvey) 1914-1981
Eyster, Steve
Photographic printer:
Janus, Allan Cibachrome prints from Sultner-Welles transparencies, Series 12
Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945
Holland-America Cruises
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Chautauqua Institute
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Physical description:
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
Type:
Receipts
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Letters (correspondence)
Passports
Travelogs
Personal papers
Silver-dye bleach process
Dye destruction process
Cibachrome (TM)
Audiotapes
Awards
Biography files
Birthday cards
Business records
Card files
Clippings
Concert programs
Contracts
Correspondence
Ephemera
Files
Filmstrips
Lecture notes
Magnetic tapes
Notebooks
Postcards
Posters
Press releases
Prints
Project files
Ships' passenger lists
Travel diaries
Vertical files
Bank statements
Professional papers
Dye destruction photoprints
Date:
1790
ca 1790-1981 incl
1945-1980 bulk
1950-2000
1300-1980
20th century
1940-1980
1930-1950
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection, ca. 1790-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Travel photography
Gardens
Architecture
Portraits
Lecturers
Photographers
Local number:
1986.3107 (NMAH Acc.)
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
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Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection : ca. 1790-1981 (incl.) [Sultner-Welles, Donald H (Sultner, Donald Harvey) 1914-1981]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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