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Charis Wilson journal, letters, and notes documenting the Whitman trip with Edward Weston
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Box 1

Charis Wilson's Journal and Supporting Material

Folder  1

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal: typescript, draft (1941, May 27-1942, Jan. 15)

Includes handwritten edits, notes in pencil, and sketches, presumably by the author, as well as two black and white photographs. 232 pages. 1 item. Supporting material in next six folders.
Folder  2

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 1-32 (1941, May 28-June 27)

Includes travel to Arizona & New Mexico. Includes letters of introduction from Ramsen Bird, President of American Colleges Assn.; Arthur E. Hohmann, L.A. Chief of Police; Leonard Reed, General Mgr., Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Henry A. Moe, Guggenheim Foundation; Philip Townsend Hanna, Automobile Club of Southern California; George Macy, President, Limited Editions Club. 14 items.
Folder  3

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 33-74 (1941, June 28-Aug. 2)

Travel through New Mexico and Texas. 10 items. Includes seven photographs labeled “Renaud family photos and …?”
Folder  4

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 75-96 (1941, Aug. 3-Aug. 20)

Travel through Texas and Louisiana. 9 items.
Folder  5

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 97-128 (1941, Aug. 21-Sep. 12)

Travel through Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio. 7 items.
Folder  6

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 129-166 (1941, Sep. 13-Oct. 26)

Also includes material for unpaginated journal entries. Travel through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Connecticut. 18 items. Includes two letters by Charis Wilson to Pete Fusco and related newspaper clipping (1978).
Folder  7

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Journal Entries pp. 167-197 (1941, Oct. 27-1942, Jan. 15)

Unpaginated journal entries. Travel through New York, New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico. 27 items.
Box 2

Correspondence, Notes, etc.

Folder  1

Correspondence between George Macy, Merle Armitage, Edward Weston, and Charis Wilson regarding Limited Editions Club project (1941, Feb. 17-1942, Mar. 18)

Contains 90 items including drafts, carbons, and some photocopies of original letters; includes two original Edward Weston letters. 90 items.
Folder  2

Correspondence received by Edward Weston and Charis Wilson while on the road during the Whitman trip (1941-1942)

Correspondents include Mary McMeen (housesitter; 11 letters); Bea Prendergast (6 letters); George Zilliac (1 letter); “Zim” (1 letter). 23 items.
Folder  3

Letters of Introduction (1939-1941)

Typescript including names, addresses, and letters of introduction for the journey. Includes two letters from Beaumont and Nancy Newhall; one letter from Charles Sheeler. 49 items.
Folder  4

Charis Wilson and Wendy Madar’s notes related to the pre-Whitman trip preparations (1940-1941)

4 items. Includes notes from 1996.
Folder  5

Reading list suggestions from Charles Pearce of Duell, Sloane, and Pearce (1941)

5 items.
Folder  6

Leaves of Grass Negative List (1941)

Lists 667 negatives. 2 pages contain instructions from EW to Brett – pp. 3, 21. 3 items.
Folder  7

List of illustrations for Leaves of Grass with accompanying Whitman quotations selected by Charis [1942]

3 items.
Folder  8

Photocopy of Leaves of Grass with handwritten captions by Charis Wilson. Paddington Press, Ltd. (1976)

1 item.
Folder  9

Empty folder entitled “Typd Add Lists Used -------- Unused with some letters.” Folder was empty when Library received it.

Folder  10

Correspondence between Edward Weston and George Macy (1941)

2 items.
Folder  11

Letter by Charis Wilson to Merle Armitage (1942, Apr. 16)

1 item. Copy.
Folder  12

Letter by George F. Vesper to Edward Weston and Charis Wilson (1947, Apr. 26)

1 item. Copy.
Folder  13

Letter by Herman More to Edward Weston (1936, Mar. 10)

1 item. Copy.
Folder  14

Letter by Mrs. Charles Everett McKinley, Jr. to Charis Wilson (1941, June 27)

2 items. With envelope and calling card. The blank sheets have Charis Wilson's name and address written by her.
Folder  15

Letters by Edward Weston to Henry Allen Moe (1939)

3 items. Copies. Includes reply letter.
Folder  16

Photographs of Charis Wilson (1941-2009)

8 items.
Folder  17

Places to See near Athens, GA: hand-drawn map [undated]

1 item.
Folder  18

Princeton: booklets (1939-1940)

2 items.
Folder  19

A Report on Snowflake by the United States Department of Agriculture (1936, Feb.)

2 items. With handwritten notes and map of Region 8 (United States Southwest)