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Curtin Family Collection
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This collection includes materials by or collected by Leonora Muse Curtin (1879-1972) and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo (1903-1999), the daughter and granddaughter, respectively, of renowned Southwest and California painter Eva Scott Fenyes from 1922-1981. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, sheet music, song lyrics, and publications on topics such as Native American bracelets, Native American weaving, Pima ethnobotany, and poetry.
Leonora S. Muse Curtin (1879-1972) was the daughter of renowned Southwest and California painter Eva Scott Fenyes. Curtin was a linguist and studied language and culture in India, Switzerland, Morocco, and among Native Americans of the Southwest. Curtin's daughter, also named Leonora Curtin (1903-1999) shared her mother's interest in the Southwest, and together the two designed and built an adobe-style home in La Cienega, New Mexico in 1931 and named it El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The younger Curtin married Yrjo Alfred Paloheimo and took his last name in 1946.
0.3 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
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