Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Ella Alluisi papers relating to Margaret Peterson, 1958-1986, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.alluella
Creators:
Alluisi, Ella
Dates:
1958-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Items
Repository:
The papers of Ella Alluisi regarding educator and artist Margaret Peterson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1986. Included are letters from Peterson to Alluisi and scattered records on the Margaret Peterson Trust.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Ella Alluisi regarding educator and artist Margaret Peterson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1986. Included are letters from Peterson to Alluisi and scattered records on the Margaret Peterson Trust.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Peterson O'Hagan (1902-1997) was an abstract painter and educator active in Berkeley, California.
Margaret Peterson was born in Seattle, Washington studied at and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She married Canadian writer Howard O'Hagan. In 1950, Peterson resigned her position as a longtime faculty member of the art department at the University of California, Berkeley after refusing to take an oath of loyalty influenced by McCarthyism. After 1950, Peterson continued to exhibit her paintings and moved to British Columbia, Canada. She died in 1997.
Ella Wharton Alluisi (1912-1996) was a painter and sculptor active in California.
Alluisi was born in Houston, Texas and studied at the University of California, Berkeley where she likely became acquainted with Margaret Peterson. She married Jean Alluisi and settled in Santa Cruz, California where she died in 1996.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 4194 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory may not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Ella Alluisi, a friend of Peterson.
Processing Information
The collection received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and was microfilmed on reel 4194. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022, with funding provided by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Ella Alluisi papers regarding Margaret Peterson, 1958-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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