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Maryette Charlton papers, circa 1890-2013

Charlton, Maryette, 1924-2013

Photographer, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 80.6 Linear feet; 0.34 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of filmmaker, photographer, painter, printmaker, teacher, and arts advocate Maryette Charlton measure 81 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2013. This particularly rich collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, 30 diaries, teaching files, professional and project files, major film project files, artist research files, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, 22 sketchbooks, extensive photographic materials, numerous sound and film recordings, a digitized sound recording, and an unintegrated later addition to the papers containing additional biographical materials, journals, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and scattered photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Maryette Charlton (1924-2013) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, filmmaker and arts advocate based in Chicago, Illinois, and New York, New York.


The Maryette Charlton papers were donated in multiple accretions from 1998-2011 by Maryette Charlton, and in 2013-2014 by the Maryette Charlton estate via Jo Andres, executor.

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Language Note

The collection is in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund