Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941

Wilson, Charis, b. 1914 d. 2009
Active in Calif.

Collection size: ca. 125 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence between Edward Weston and Charis Wilson and publishing companies regarding requests to publish photographs and articles; a photograph of Charis Wilson by William Holgers; a typescript of Wilson's "Journal of Guggenheim Year 1937-1938" describing the Westons' Guggenheim sponsored tour photographing California. The journal is dated from March 22, 1937, when the Westons received notification of the Guggenheim Fellowship award, to April 24, 1939, and provides very detailed descriptions of their activities during that time.

Biographical/Historical Note: Charis Wilson (1914-2009) was a writer in Aptos, Calif. Wilson married photographer Edward Weston.

Lent for microfilming 1983 by Wilson.

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  • Microfilm reel 2776 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Journal: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Curator of Manuscripts, Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Calfornia 91108
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