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Mason (Elizabeth) Papers
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Elizabeth Mason (1880-1953) was a sculptor, writer, jewelry maker, and Santa Barbara historian. At the Southwest Museum, Mason created 28 dioramas of Native American life which adorned the Museum's entrance hall and Poole Wing. This collection consists of correspondence, sketches, research notes, transcriptions of published material, manuscripts, and personal documents collected or created by Elizabeth Mason. The material in this collection was created between 1893 to 1953.
Elizabeth Mason (1880 June 8 - 1953 June 13) was born in Jacksonville, Illinois. After Mason's birth, her family spent a year in Santa Barbara, California due to her mother's poor health before moving to Denver, Colorado. In 1921, the family returned to Santa Barbara.
3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
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