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William H. Elsner papers relating to Arthur Wesley Dow, 1976

Elsner, William H.
Arts administrator
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 20 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REEL 3620: Eighteen color photographs of Dow's works of art executed between 1888 and 1910. REEL 2803: a letter from Frederick C. Moffatt, guest director - Dow Project, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; and a letter from Rudolph Shaeffer, director of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, to Moffatt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Museum administrator (San Francisco, Calif.)

Donated 1981 by William H. Elsner.

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