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Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1897-circa 1960, 2003
0.45 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 7-8, FC 20

Biographical material includes four pieces of artwork by unidentified artists, including a self portrait sketch inscribed to Mary Bullard, an etching of a dog, "Shandy," a caricature of Dale with his poodle, and an illustrated photograph; certificates and membership cards, including two certificates for the Society of Illustrators; programs, including one for the presentation of the Gari Melchers Gold Medal to Chester Dale in 1952, and a program for an African cruise on the S. S. Laconia; a hand-colored papal blessing; a film reel (with two copies) of an unidentified home movie, possibly of a dinner event; and circa six dictaphone recordings. Labels on the dictaphone recordings are illegible but it is possible they include recordings of Dale's dictated memoirs.
The bulk of this series has been digitized with the exception of the home movie and the dictaphone recordings.
Description Container Select
Artwork, 1912-1955
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 1
1
1
Biographical Notes on Dale Family, circa 1950s
1
2
Certificates, Membership Cards and Programs, circa 1897-1928, circa 1950s
1
3
Papal Blessing, 1949
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 1
1
4
Home Movie, circa 1950s, 2003
1 Film reel
original
16mm
1 videocassettes (digital betacam)
duplicate
duration 1 min, 30 sec
1 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
Film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 20
1
5
Unidentified Dictaphone Recordings, circa 1952-circa 1960
6 sound cylinders
Dictabelt
Recordings housed in Box 7, Folders 1-4
1
6
Dictaphone Recordings from Box 1, Folder 6, circa 1952
7
1
Dictaphone Recordings from Box 1, Folder 6, circa 1958
7
2
Dictaphone Recordings from Box 1, Folder 6, circa 1959
7
3
Dictaphone Recordings from Box 1, Folder 6, circa 1960
7
4
Oversized Artwork digitized with Box 1, Folder 1
8
1
Oversized Papal Blessing digitized with Box 1, Folder 4
8
1
Home Movie from Box 1, Folder 5
FC 20

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