A collection of personal letters and cards, plus
photographs and ephemera, sent to Emily Johnston Bain by Donald B. and Ellen F.
Lindsley. Ms. Bain added annotations and comments to some of these
communications, especially the photographs. The correspondence covers family
events, news of children and grandchildren, and shared interests in music and
art, and gives a running account of parts of Dr. Lindsley's professional
Emily Johnston Bain (1911-2004) was an American mother, housewife, teacher
and, in parallel, an award-winning artist who worked in oil, watercolor, and
sculpture. Mrs. Bain held an M.A. in Art and Education from Louisiana State
University and an M.A. in English from Tulane University. Post-graduate art work
was done at the Universities of Texas and Colorado. She maintained her artistic
career while serving as State Supervisor of Art in Louisiana, and teaching art
in colleges and schools of Louisiana and Texas. Mrs. Bain is listed in
"Directory of American Portrait Artists" (1985) and the online "CLARA: Database
of Women Artists" [http://clara.nmwa.org]. In 1961 she met the Lindsleys through
her then husband, Dr. Herbert Weaver, professor and chair of the University of
Hawaii's Department of Psychology. Dr. Lindsley had been invited to Honolulu as
visiting lecturer during the summer. The close friendship struck up then
continued after Mrs. Bain's divorce and her return to the mainland, and lasted
until the end of her life.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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