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Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1911-1975
12 Linear feet
Boxes 2-13, OVs 20, 23

Correspondence is between Cummings and his wife Mildred or "Milly", daughter Daphne, son William, brother King, other family members, friends and colleagues, and clients such as politicians Margaret Chase Smith and Adlai Stevenson. While early general correspondence is more personal in nature, post World War II correspondence typically concerns Cummings's professional career and dealings at Skowhegan School. Also included are Christmas and greeting cards, Christmas cards created by artists, get-well cards, and sympathy letters to Cummings's family after his death in 1975. Correspondence dating circa 1970 relates to a studio at the Carnegie Center in New York City.
Description Container Select
Willard and Mildred "Milly" Cummings (Wife), 1962-1964
2
1
Daphne and Will Cummings (Daughter and Son), 1962-1964
2
2
Family, A-K, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
3
Family, L-W, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
4
First Names, A-F, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
5-6
First Names, F, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
7-8
Last Names, A-E, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
9
Last Names, E-M, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
10
Last Names, M-Z, circa 1935-circa 1965
2
11-12
Christmas Cards by Artists, circa 1960s
Includes cards from William and Marguerite Zorach, Al Blaustein, Chaim Gross, and other artists.
2
13-18
Christmas Cards by Artists, circa 1960s
23
Christmas Cards, General, circa 1960s
23
Christmas Cards, General, 1960s-1970s
3
1-16
Christmas Cards, General, 1960s-1970s
4
1-17
Christmas Cards, General, 1960-1970s
5
1-4
Envelopes Only, 1930s-1940s
The envelopes were received by the archivist without their original letters. The letters may be included in the chronological correspondence.
5
5-10
Envelopes Only, 1970s
5
11
Get-Well Cards, 1975
5
12
Greeting Cards, 1960s
5
13-16
Greeting Cards, 1960s
Contains a poster from William Pahlmann.
23
Sympathy Letters, 1975
5
17-19
General, 1911-1930
6
1
General, 1931-1935
6
2-15
General, 1931-1935
20
General, 1936-1939
7
1-3
General, 1940-1943
7
4-19
General, 1943-1944
8
1-16
General, 1944-1949
9
1-9
General, 1950-1958
9
10-19
General, 1958-1959
Folder 3 contains Sidney Simon's resignation letter from Skowhegan School dated October 15, 1959.
10
1-5
General, 1959
23
General, 1960
23
General, 1960-1962
10
6-16
General, 1961-1962
23
General, 1962-1966
11
1-17
General, 1966-1969
12
1-11
General, 1970-1971
12
12-16
General, 1972-1974
13
1-10
General, 1975
Includes childhood photographs of Cummings and of the artist painting a portrait.
13
11-15
General, undated
13
16-17

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