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Ella Alluisi papers relating to Margaret Peterson, 1958-1986

Alluisi, Ella Wharton, 1912-1996

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Items, linear feet (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Forty-five letters from Margaret Peterson (O'Hagan) to Alluisi, ca. 1968 and 1985. Peterson reflects upon her artistic activities, politics in the U.S., and her living conditions in Canada and Italy. Also included are a file on the Margaret Peterson Trust containing newsletters about the activities of the "Margaret Peterson Foundation," and 4 letters from Peterson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peterson joined the faculty of the art department at the University of California, Berkeley in 1932. She resigned her post as Associate Professor in 1950, after having refused to take the special loyalty oath.d. 1997


Donated 1987 by Ella Alluisi, a friend of Peterson.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4194 available for use at Archives of American Art offices only.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ella Alluisi papers relating to Margaret Peterson, 1958-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.