California Palace of the Legion of Honor records, 1910-1945

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: ca. 500 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence of the museum's founder Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, with her family, artists, sellers, dealers, museum directors, and others, including Alfredo Barsanti, Lida J. Hahn, Walter Heil, Thomas Carr Howe, Louis Kronberg, Jermayne MacAgy, Lloyd LaPage Rollins, Ralph Stackpole, and others; a scrapbook, 1923-1924; an auction catalog for the Claus A. Spreckels collection; a postcard album; transcript of a speech about the Legion of Honor; 215 photographs of Spreckels, her family, friends, and works of art, the National Sculpture Society exhibition, 1929, and Rodin sculpture in the Spreckels collections; registrarial receipts, 1924-1931; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art museum; San Francisco, California.

Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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