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Finding Aid for the Faith Dennis Travel Journals and Scrapbooks, 1913-1985 (bulk 1934-1978)
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Faith Dennis Travel Journals and Scrapbooks
    Date (bulk): 1913-1985 (bulk 1934-1978)
    Collection number: 1816
    Creator: Faith Dennis
    Extent: 20 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Travel journals and scrapbooks created by Faith Dennis, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1913-1985.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Faith Dennis Morris, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Faith Dennis Travel Journals and Scrapbooks (Collection 1816). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6672214 


    Faith Dennis was a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, for many years. She died in Essex Connecticut on 14 March 1997 at the age of 104 years.

    Scope and Content

    The collection documents Faith Dennis' travels through Europe, South America, Africa, Canada and the United States, 1913-1985. She kept meticulous records of her trips, including details of expenses, accommodations and tours, as well as comments on art, architecture and culture. Her scrapbooks contain photographs and postcards as well as ephemera and receipts collected on each trip.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection has been arranged by date, following the chronology of her travels.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Dennis, Faith---Archives.
    Art museum curators---United States---Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material