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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008

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Series 3: Correspondence , 1929-2008
1.3 Linear feet
Box 3-5

This series contains correspondence with friends and colleagues as well as correspondence with museums, galleries, and arts venues.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 3.1: Friends and Colleagues, 1929-2008
  • 3.2: Galleries, Museums, Venues, 1940-2006
3.1: Friends and Colleagues, 1929-2008
Correspondence with friends and colleagues is limited. Notable correspondents include Royal Cortissoz, Philip Hofer, Louis Kronenberger, Anne Parrish, and photocopies of letters from Tasha Tudor. The most voluminous folders of correspondence are from curator Dorothy Koval, as well as Wendy Swanton and Margaret Winslow, art consultants who helped organize Thayer's artwork before the Archives received the collection. There are a few letters of inquiry about Polly Thayer's family history for genealogical research from researchers and assorted correspondents.
Description Container
Correspondence about Family History, 1972-1983
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Apthorp, L. L., circa 1934
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Arapoff, Alexis, 1941
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34
A Miscellaneous, 1977-2005
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35
Barzun, Jacques, circa 1933-1944
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36
Blackman, Joyce, 2005
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37
Bliss, Josselyn, 1996
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38
B Miscellaneous, 1993-2004
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39
Coolidge, John G. , 1931-1932
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40
Cortissoz, Royal, 1929
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41
C-E Miscellaneous, circa 1935-2001
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42
Fullery Family, circa 1945-1993
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43
F-G Miscellaneous, 1931-2001
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44
Harrison, Marie L., circa 1958
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Hodges, Eloise, 1973-circa 1995
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Hofer, Philip, 1950-1974
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47
Howe, Mark A. DeWolfe, 1937, 1987-1988
3
H Miscellaneous, circa 1933-2003
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49
James, William, 1935-1938
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50
Koval, Dorothy, 1997-2008
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51
Kronenberger, Louis, circa 1950
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52
K Miscellaneous, 1940
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53
Lawrence, Martina, circa 1936
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54
L Miscellaneous, 1942-1989
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55
Mason, Elizabeth A., circa 1957
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May, Benjamin M., Jr., 1975
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57
M-O Miscellaneous, 1950-1999
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Parrish, Anne, 1955-1957
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P Miscellaneous, 1940-1991
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Rodgers, Mrs. John A., 1934-1935
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R Miscellaneous, 1937-2003
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Sachs, Paul J., 1937
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St. John, Barbara Cummings, 1978-circa 2000
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64
Swanton, Wendy L., 1990-2006
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1
S Miscellaneous, circa 1932-1999
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2
Thornton, Nonnie, 1996
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3
Towl, Bruce, 2006
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4
Tudor, Tasha, 1981-1987
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Wesselhoeft, Fanny and Frances, 1942
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Winslow, Margaret L., 1993-1998
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7
Wood, H. G., 1941-1942
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8
W-Z Miscellaneous, 1940-1958
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9
Correspondents without Surnames, 1944-1996
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10
3.2: Galleries, Museums, and Venues, 1940-2006
Arranged here is Thayer's correspondence with museums, galleries, and arts venues which represented or exhibitedher artwork. Also found is correspondence with organizations that Thayer supported through her patronage. Multiple files are found for The Boston Athenaeum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Society of Boston, Harvard Law School, and Vose Galleries.
Description Container
Alfred J. Walker Fine Arts, 2000-2005
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11
Art Complex Museum, 1995-2002
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12
Boston Athenaeum, 1977-2002
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13
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1950-2003
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14
Boston Public Library, 1988-1992
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15
Brigham Young University, 1974-1979
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16
Brown University Library, 1973
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17
Century Association, 2002
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18
Channel 2 Auction, 1975-1995
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19
Childs Gallery, 1965
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20
Contemporary Arts Center, 1940-1945
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21
Copley Society of Boston, 1957-1997
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22
Copley Society of Boston, 1999-2006
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23
DeCordova Museum, 1997-2002
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24
Doll & Richards, Inc., 1958-1963
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25
Fogg Art Museum, 1993-1998
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26
Guild of Boston Artists, 1973-2006
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27
Harvard Law School, 1985-1998
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28
Harvard Law School, 1999-2004
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29
Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1964
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30
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1942-1980
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31
Massachusetts College of Art, 2000
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32
Mystic Seaport Museum, 1990-1996
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33
New Britain Museum of American Art, 2000-2006
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34
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997
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35
Nichols House Museum, 1970-1987
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36
Nichols House Museum, 2000-2005
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37
Newport Art Museum, 2002
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38
Peabody Essex Museum, 1993-2006
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39
Peabody Museum, 1982
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40
Schlesinger Library, 1999-2001
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41
Skinner Auctioneers, 1991
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42
Vose Galleries, 1947-2005
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1
Miscellaneous Venues, 1996-2005
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2

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