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

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Series 2: Manuscripts and Notes , circa 1930-1971
(Box 1; 14 folders)

Finished or draft copies of short stories by Weatherwax including his unpublished English translation of the ancient Mayan text Popol Vuh, entitled "Seven Times the Colour of Fire". Additional manuscripts include "The Archer of Itza" by Weatherwax and "Sun Tiger and Moon Tiger" by Clara Fowler Weatherwax, both of which are translations of Mayan stories. Also found are several draft manuscripts of stories concerning Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, which include "Diego", "Diego, Galka and Toby" about art dealer Galka Scheyer's visit to Diego Rivera's studio in San Francisco containing references to the Blue Rider exhibition she organized in the early 1930s of the work of the artists collective, the "Blue Four" (Dar Blaue Vier). Several versions of Weatherwax's manuscript "The Queen of Montgomery Street" are also found in this series. Also found are notes regarding several sheets of graph paper Rivera used to square off and draw his murals to scale and a photograph of a handwritten note by Frida Kahlo.
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The Archer of Itza, circa 1971
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"Diego", circa mid-1900s
(multiple versions)
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7
"Diego, Galka and Toby", circa mid-1900s
(multiple versions)
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8
"The Queen of Montgomery Street", 1930-circa mid 1900s
(multiple versions)
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"The Queen of Montgomery Street", 1930-circa mid-1900s
(multiple versions)
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft One), circa 1931
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft One), circa 1931
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft One), circa 1931
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft Two), circa mid-1900s
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft Two), circa mid-1900s
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"Seven Times the Color of Fire" (Draft Two), circa mid-1900s
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"Sun Tiger and Moon Tiger" (Draft One), circa 1930s
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"Sun Tiger and Moon Tiger" (Draft Two), circa mid-1900s
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Notes, circa 1930-1931
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