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John Weatherwax papers relating to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1928-1988
(Box 1; 5 folders)

This series includes scattered correspondence between Weatherwax and several publishing houses regarding the possible publication of his English translation of the Mayan codex, Popol Vuh, as well a copy of the contract between Diego Rivera and Weatherwax for the illustrations. Also found are letters from painter, printmaker, and muralist Emmy Lou Packard concerning Diego and Frida, two telegrams from American novelist Upton Sinclair to John Weatherwax, and a letter from the Russian filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein, to Rivera introducing Weatherwax. A copy of a letter written by Frida Kahlo to Clara and Gerald Strang, Weatherwax's sister and brother-in-law is also housed in this series.
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Correspondence regarding the Popol Vuh Manuscript, 1930-1933, 1960
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1
Correspondence with Emmy Lou Packard, 1982-1988
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2
Miscellaneous Correspondence between Weatherwax and Others, 1928-1932, 1953, 1973-1975
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3
Letters to Diego Rivera from Sergei Eisenstein, circa 1930
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4
Letter from Frida Kahlo to Clara and Gerald Strang, 1931
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5

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