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Lucille Sylvester papers, 1937-1970

Lucille Sylvester papers, 1937-1970

Sylvester, Lucille, 1909-

Painter, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 280 items (on 4 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; art works; sketches; exhibition catalogs; writings; and printed material.

REEL N70-62: Correspondence; writings; photograph of works of art; sketches; drawings; scrapbook; exhibition catalogs and announcements; an award certificate; and manuscript of "The Fair Lady in Art from Pygmalion to Picasso," with photographs.

REELS 854-855: Catalogs and announcements; 2 photographs of Sylvester; a clipping of an article, "Three Men: A Genius, an Actor, and a Rogue," by Sylvester; and her resume.

REEL 3472: Manuscript, "The Making of an Artist," Sylvester's autobiographical essay about her birth and childhood in Russia, emigration to the United States, her mother's death, and her first drawing lessons.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, writer; New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Material on reels N70-62 lent for microfilming 1970 by Sylvester. Material on reels 854-855 donated 1970 by Sylvester; subsequently all but two personal photographs were transferred to NMAA-NPG Library in 1975. Material on reel 3472 donated 1978 by Sylvester.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels N70-62, 854-855, and 3472 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Lucille Sylvester papers, 1937-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.