Charlie Dunn Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0186
Creators:
Dunn, Charlie, 1898- (bootmaker)
Dates:
1972-1984.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Newspaper and magazine articles, radio broadcast transcripts, and advertisements relating to Dunn's career. In addition there is a documentary of Dunn's craft on video tape, photographs, miscellaneous business stationery, and a research project titled "Charlie and Cecile Dunn: A Study in Retirement" (1978) by Linda Gann.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charlie Dunn is a fourth-generation bootmaker, from a family of Irish cobblers who moved to the U.S. in the early 1800s. At eight he began an apprenticeship for a one-legged bootmaker in Paris, Texas, beginning a career that has lasted (with a brief retirement) ever since. Practicing now in Austin, Texas, he is regarded as one of the best bootmakers in the world.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Charlie Dunn, 1985, October 27.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charlie Dunn Collection, 1972-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Shoemakers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Texas Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civilization -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bootmakers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business and labor Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives