Elmer E. Taflinger papers

Collection ID:
Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward), 1891-1981
[ca. 1908-1981]
Physical Description:
5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical materials; typescript of interview; correspondence, ca. 1911-1981 with David Belasco, Jessica Daube (his long-time girlfriend), and others; writings; sketches and drawings; subject files concerning amateur radio, David Belasco theater productions, the Booth War Memorial, Holliday Park, the Indiana State Library Mural, the St. Paul Building, studio art classes, and Valle Vista.
Scope and Contents
Also includes two scrapbooks; exhibition catalogues and announcements; magazine illustrations; clippings; Art Students League catalogues; theatre programs; photographs of Taflinger, family members, Jessica Daube, students, friends, studio classes, models, works of art, Holliday Park, the Ima Fountain, student work, David Belasco theatre productions, the Talbot Street Art Fair, and travel.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Indianapolis, Ind. Studied at the Art Students League.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1982 by Robert Black, brother-in-law of Taflinger.

Using the Collection
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Repository Contact
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