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Elmer E. Taflinger papers, [ca. 1908-1981]

Taflinger, Elmer E. (Elmer Edward),, 1891-1981



Collection Information

Size: 5 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical materials; typescript of interview; correspondence, ca. 1911-1981 with David Belasco, Jessica Daube (his long-time girlfriend), and others; writings; sketches and drawings; subject files concerning amateur radio, David Belasco theater productions, the Booth War Memorial, Holliday Park, the Indiana State Library Mural, the St. Paul Building, studio art classes, and Valle Vista.
Also includes two scrapbooks; exhibition catalogues and announcements; magazine illustrations; clippings; Art Students League catalogues; theatre programs; photographs of Taflinger, family members, Jessica Daube, students, friends, studio classes, models, works of art, Holliday Park, the Ima Fountain, student work, David Belasco theatre productions, the Talbot Street Art Fair, and travel.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Indianapolis, Ind. Studied at the Art Students League.


Donated 1982 by Robert Black, brother-in-law of Taflinger.

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How to Cite This Collection

Elmer E. Taflinger papers, [ca. 1908-1981]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.