A Finding Aid to the Scull Family Scrapbook, 1953-1996, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sculfami
Creators:
Scull family
Dates:
1953-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Volume
1 volume, circa 300 items on 1 microfilm reel.
Repository:
The Scull family scrapbook dates from 1953-1996 and comprises approximately 300 items including photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material regarding the artwork and public appearances of Haydée, Sahara, and Michael Scull.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
This small collection provides scattered documentation regarding the art and public appearances of Haydée, Sahara, and Michael Scull. The collection comprises a scrapbook, and a small amount of related unbound material, including photographs, news clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series:
  • Series 1: Scrapbook, circa 1983-1996
  • Series 2: Unbound Materials, 1953-1996, undated

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Twin sisters Haydée and Sahara Scull were born in Havana, Cuba, and studied painting and sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro in Havana. They are best known for their humorous three-dimensional paintings and sculptures of Old Havana and trendy South Beach. Haydée's son Michael, born in 1953, collaborated with his mother and aunt as a teenager. He left Cuba in 1967 to study art in Canada, and subsequently settled in Miami. In 1969 Haydée and her daughter Elizabeth (born 1957) joined Michael in Miami and in 1973 Sahara left Cuba for Miami. They established their permanent residence and studio in the art deco district of Miami Beach. Most of their work is commissioned for private collections.

Administration
Alternative Forms Available
The collection is available only on 35 mm microfilm reel 5142 at the Archives of American Art and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Provenance
The collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1997 by Haydée and Sahara Scull and returned to them after filming.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Scull family scrapbook was loaned to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, for microfilming. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Scull family scrapbook, 1953-1996. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban American art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assemblage (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scull, Haydée Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scull, Michael, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scull, Sahara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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