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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960 | Digitized Collection

Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

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Series 1: Biographical Material and Personal Papers, 1931-1988
(Box 1; 19 folders)

Biographical material includes nine typed career summaries/resumes for Cahill, dated circa 1935-1941. The resumes provide basically the same information with only minor variations in wording, with some handwritten notations and typed inserts to update the descriptions of Cahill's career through the early 1940s.
Also found here is a transcript of an interview, "Reminiscences of Holger Cahill," conducted by Joan Pring; a 1961 letter from Cahill's sister; a document entitled "Notes on the life of Holger Cahill" by Cahill's wife, Dorothy C. Miller, which provide details of Cahill's childhood and his work; and a 1988 letter from Dorothy Miller enclosing a copy of Cahill's birth certificate dated 1887. The series also includes a copy of
Time
from September 5, 1938, picturing Cahill on the cover and an article about his work with the WPA.
The series also includes financial records consisting primarily of receipts and balance sheets for artwork purchased and sold, many of them issued by the American Folk Art Gallery in which Cahill held a partnership with Edith Halpert and Berthe Kroll Goldsmith.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Material, circa 1935-1939
1105
0012-0021
Biographical Material, circa 1940-1988
5285
0003-0026
Financial Records, 1931-1938
5287
1016-1035
Financial Records, 1939-1940
5287
1036-1062
Financial Records, 1941-1950
5287
1063-1096
Financial Records, 1942-1956
5287
1097-1119
Interview Transcript, 1957
5285
0027-0653
Interview Transcript, Index, 1957
5285
0654-0670

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