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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1989
0.5 linear feet
Box 1, 19

Correspondence documents Schaeffer's personal life and career as well as the activities of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. The earliest correspondence mainly concerns his educational background and early teaching experience, and includes letters of reference. Also included are many requests to lecture or serve on juries, letters from friends and former students, fan letters from readers of his magazine articles on flower arrangement, and correspondence relating to East West Gallery exhibitions, job prospects for students, and loans from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art. Also included are correspondence between Schaeffer and Docili, long-time administrator of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and exectutor of Rudolph Schaeffer's estate, as well as with Chiang Yee, Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher who would visit and lecture at the school when in San Francisco. Correspondence between Frances Valesco and others are from after Schaeffer's death.
Additional correspondence can be found in Series 3: Subject Files. Letters are also incorporated into the scrapbooks in Series 6, and some of Schaeffer's journals in Series 4 include drafts of outgoing letters.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence , circa 1906-circa 1989
1
11-23
Correspondence, circa 1908-1981
19
1
Peter Docili, circa 1971-1987
19
2
Frances Valesco (to others), circa 1997
19
3
Chiang Yee, circa 1964-1976
19
4
Address Cards, circa 1970s-1980s
19
5

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