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Charlton, Maryette, 1924-2013  Search this
Fujitomi, Yasuo  Search this
Habachy, Nimet  Search this
Elliott, Leone  Search this
Elliott, Owen  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Von Brockdorff, Louise Medbery  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri  Search this
Haskins, Sylvia Shaw Judson  Search this
Hoff, Margo  Search this
Andres, Jo  Search this
Kiesler, Lillian  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Court, Paula  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth  Search this
Cage, Xenia  Search this
Matisse, Pierre  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
Lubar, Cindy  Search this
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Purdy, James  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
American University of Beirut  Search this
Chicago Public School Art Society  Search this
University of Iowa, Museum of Art  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Mail art
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
80.6 Linear feet; 0.34 Gigabytes
This collection is arranged as 16 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1896-2005 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-4, 80) Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-2010 (23.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-27, 80) Series 3: Writings, 1942-1999 (1 linear feet; Boxes 27-28) Series 4: Diaries, 1943-2001 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 28-30) Series 5: Teaching Files, 1946-1997 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 30-33, 80) Series 6: Professional and Project Files, 1923-1998 (7.6 linear feet; Boxes 34-41, 81, OV 87) Series 7: Artist Research Files, 1949-circa 2000 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 41-43, FCs 88-89) Series 8: Major Film Projects, 1904-2007 (18.8 linear feet, 0.34 GB; Boxes 43-61, 81-82, OV 87, FC 90-91, ER01) Series 9: Exhibition Files, 1950-2000 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 61-62) Series 10: Printed Material, 1924-2000 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 62-65, 82, OV 87) Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1939-2010 (0.8 linear feet; Box 65, 82-83) Series 12: Artwork, 1950-1998 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 65-66, 84) Series 13: Sketchbooks, 1949-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 66) Series 14: Photographic Materials, circa 1890-circa 2010 (7.8 linear feet; Boxes 67-74, 84-86) Series 15: Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1953-2008 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 74-75, 86) Series 16: Addition to Maryette Charlton papers, 1951-2013 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 75-79, 86)
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.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of filmmaker, photographer, painter, printmaker, teacher, and arts advocate Maryette Charlton measure 81 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2013. This particularly rich collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, 30 diaries, teaching files, professional and project files, major film project files, artist research files, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, 22 sketchbooks, extensive photographic materials, numerous sound and film recordings, a digitized sound recording, and an unintegrated later addition to the papers containing additional biographical materials, journals, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and scattered photographs.
Maryette Charlton papers, circa 1890-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Some of the video and sound recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Houghton Library at Harvard University and the University of Iowa Museum of Art also hold papers and artwork by Maryette Charlton. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, houses the film <em>Kiesler on Kiesler</em>, created by Maryette Charlton.<br /> The Archives of American Art also has the papers of Frederick and Lillian Kiesler, a portion of which was donated by Charlton.
Biography Note:
Maryette Charlton (1924-2013) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, filmmaker and arts advocate based in Chicago, Illinois, and New York, New York.
Language Note:
The collection is in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
The Maryette Charlton papers were donated in multiple accretions from 1998-2011 by Maryette Charlton, and in 2013-2014 by the Maryette Charlton estate via Jo Andres, executor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Women artists  Search this
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Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art