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A Finding Aid to the Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990 | Digitized Collection

Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

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Series 6: Reference Files on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1929-1986
0.9 linear feet
Box 5, 10, OV 11

These reference files consist of correspondence, notes, writings, photographs, and printed material documenting Packard's close business and personal relationship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, including Packard's research for her planned, but unpublished book on the couple. The correspondence includes letters from Rivera, Kahlo, and Mexican mural painters Juan O'Gorman and Pablo O'Higgins. Photographs in this series include those of Rivera, Kahlo, Packard and others, both individually and together; many are quite personal and rare. Included are photographs of Rivera painting a portrait of Frances Rich; Rivera with Rich; Rivera holding hands with Packard; Rivera and Packard at the Alamo; Rivera and Packard in Coyoacan, Mexico, photographed by Kahlo; Kahlo and Packard photographed by Rivera; Rivera eating; Rivera playing with a spider monkey; Kahlo sitting in a doorway; Rivera and Kahlo at lunch in Coyoacan, Mexico; Kahlo in jeans leaning against a wall; and Rivera with pre-Columbian stone figures. This series also includes sketches by Rivera, Kahlo, and Covarrubias.
Materials are arranged by document type. Correspondence is alphabetically arranged by last name of correspondent.
The series has been partially scanned; slides, negatives, and photographs of artwork have not been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, A-F Miscellaneous, circa 1970-1980
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1
Correspondence, G-M Miscellaneous, circa 1970-1980
5
2
Correspondence, N-Z Miscellaneous, circa 1970-1980
5
3
Correspondence, Banamex (Garcia Bareza, Felipe), 1981
5
4
Correspondence, Dimitroff, Lucienne Bloch, 1976-1985
5
5
Correspondence, Erb, Guy Feliz, 1983-1984
5
6
Correspondence, Galeria de La Raza/Studio 24, 1978-1984
5
7
Correspondence, Herrera, Hayden, 1978-1980
5
8
Correspondence, Kahlo, Frida, 1940-1941
5
9
Correspondence, Lancaster-Miller Publishers, 1981-1984
5
10
Correspondence, Mexican Museum, 1981-1983
5
11
Correspondence, O'Gorman, Juan and Helen, 1972-1977
5
12
Correspondence, O'Gorman, Juan and Helen, 1982-1983
5
13
Correspondence, O'Higgins, Pablo and Maria, 1961-1983
5
14
Correspondence, Rivera, Diego, 1940-1941
5
15
Correspondence, San Francisco Chronicle, 1981-1982
5
16
Correspondence, Soloman, Peter, 1984
5
17
Correspondence, Tejada-Flores, Rick, 1981
5
18
Correspondence, Zamora, Martha, 1982-1983
5
19
Correspondence, Zamora, Martha, 1984-1985
5
20
Receipts and Invoices, 1981-1982
5
21
Caricatures of Rivera Drawn on a Menu by Covarrubias, circa 1940s
5
22
Sketches and Doodles by Frida Kahlo, circa 1940s
5
23
Sketches and Doodles by Diego Rivera, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in OV 11
5
24
Transcript of an Interview of Giacomo Patri by Packard, circa 1940-1980
5
25
Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
Includes photographs of Packard and Rivera.
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26
Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
5
27
Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
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28
Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
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29
Notes, circa 1940-1980
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30
Notes, circa 1940-1980
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31
Notes, 1930
5
32
Notes, 1933
5
33
Notes, 1940-1953
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34
Notes, 1975
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35
Notes, 1976
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36
Notes, 1977
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37
Notes, 1979-1980
5
38
Notes, 1981
5
39
Notes, 1982
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40
Notes, 1983-1985
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41
Writings, "An Account of Rivera's Work on the Fresco at the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940," by Emmy Lou Packard, 1958
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42
Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1976
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43
Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1977
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Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1980-1981
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45
Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1984-1985
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46
"Paintings of Emmy Lou Packard" by Diego Rivera, 1941
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47
Statement for the San Francisco Housing and Planning Association by Diego Rivera, 1941
5
48
"Discurso en el Aniversario de la Muerte de Frida Kahlo" by Juan O'Gorman, 1964
5
49
Biographical Account of Packard by Sharon Patton, 1977
5
50
Photograph of Ralph Stackpole with Rivera and Kahlo, 1931
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51
Photographs of Rivera, Rivera with Kahlo, Rivera with Packard, and Kahlo with Packard, 1940-1941
Oversized materials housed in Box 10, F2
5
52
Photographs of Kahlo's Studio and Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural in San Francisco, 1941
Oversized materials housed in Box 10, F3
5
53
Photographs of Packard at Kahlo's House/Museum, taken by Charles Irvine, 1976
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54
Photograph of Pablo O'Higgins, 1977
5
55
Photograph of Aztec dancers celebrating Rivera's birthday in front of City College Fresco, 1981
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56
Photograph of Packard and Ruth Cravath by Don Beatty, 1982
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57
Photograph of Packard Authenticating a Rivera Fresco in Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1982
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58
Photographs of Artwork by Kahlo, circa 1970-1980
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59
Photographs of Artwork by Rivera, circa 1971
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60
Photographs of Artwork by Juan O'Gorman, 1977
5
61
Photographs of Presentation of Two Rivera Frescos, 1982
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F4
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62
Clippings, undated
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63
Clippings, 1936-1978
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64
Clippings, 1982-1983
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65
Exhibitions Announcements and Catalogs, 1978-1984
5
66
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1978
5
67
Photographs of Packard, Rivera, and Kahlo, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F52
10
2
Photographs of Kahlo's Studio and Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural in San Francisco, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F53
10
3
Photograph of Presentation of Two Rivera Frescos, 1982
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F62
10
4
Sketches and Doodles by Diego Rivera, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F24
OV 11

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