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Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009



Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 125 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Location of Originals

  • Journal Original in Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif. The Huntington also owns the copyright.
  • Correspondence and photographs: Originals returned to Charis Wilson after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2776 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

Journal: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Curator of Manuscripts, Huntington Library

How to Cite This Collection

Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.