Lucille Sylvester papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sylvluci
Creators:
Sylvester, Lucille, b. 1909
Dates:
1937-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
280 Items
(on 4 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; art works; sketches; exhibition catalogs; writings; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL N70-62: Correspondence; writings; photograph of works of art; sketches; drawings; scrapbook; exhibition catalogs and announcements; an award certificate; and manuscript of "The Fair Lady in Art from Pygmalion to Picasso," with photographs.
Scope and Contents
REELS 854-855: Catalogs and announcements; 2 photographs of Sylvester; a clipping of an article, "Three Men: A Genius, an Actor, and a Rogue," by Sylvester; and her resume.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3472: Manuscript, "The Making of an Artist," Sylvester's autobiographical essay about her birth and childhood in Russia, emigration to the United States, her mother's death, and her first drawing lessons.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, writer; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N70-62, 854-855, and 3472 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels N70-62 lent for microfilming 1970 by Sylvester. Material on reels 854-855 donated 1970 by Sylvester; subsequently all but two personal photographs were transferred to NMAA-NPG Library in 1975. Material on reel 3472 donated 1978 by Sylvester.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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