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.
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
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.
Maryette Charlton (1924-2013) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, filmmaker and arts advocate based in Chicago, Illinois, and New York, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001