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Inventory of the Mary Louise Lawser Collection, 1941-1957
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Box 1, Folder 1

Mary Louise Lawser biographical materials

Folder 2-3

Correspondence, 1941-1957: incoming letters and copies of replies, schedules, receipts, invoices, photocopies, and miscellany. Includes correspondence with the Budd Company, and the Philadelphia architectural firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson, regarding art work for Budd-built railroad passenger cars.

Folder 4

New York Central brochure, "Historic Murals in the Cars of the New Empire State Express"; Paul P. Cret, "Interior Streamlining," Interior Design and Decoration, December 1941 (deals with New York Central passenger cars).

Folder 5

1941 brochure on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train El Capitan showing the lounge car mural by Mary Louise Lawser.

Folder 6-7

Twenty four 3-1/4x4-1/4 inch color transparencies of completed murals by Mary Louise Lawser for the California Zephyr

Folder 8

Twelve 5x7 inch color prints of the completed murals for the California Zephyr

Folder 9

Six 3x5 inch color prints and one color transparency of decoration designs and one photocopy of a drawing of a passenger car interior, prepared by Mary Louise Lawser for the Seaboard Air Line

Box 2

Sample swatches of wall covering and upholstery material for the California Zephyr


Three 11x14 inch black and white photographs of the interior of the El Capitan lounge car showing the mural by Mary Louise Lawser.


Color renderings for carved linoleum panels for Seaboard Air Line Budd- built coaches, 1945-1947, by Mary Louise Lawser. Twenty 15 x 20 inch panels with two 6x8 inch renderings per panel:


Budd No. 68-28238, 68-28239


A. Seminole Indian hunter;


B. Seminole Indian frog hunter


Budd No. 68-28240, 68-28241


A. Great blue heron;


B. Little blue heron


Budd No. 68-28244, 68-28245


A. Three Seminole women walking;


B. Three Seminole women, one holding a baby


Budd No. 68-28246, 68-28247


A. Two black necked stilts;


B. One black necked stilt sitting on nest


Budd No. 68-28248, 68-28249


A. Picking cotton;


B. Loading cotton


Budd No. 68-28252, 68-28253


A. Night booming cereus;


B. Water lilies with dragonfly


Budd No. 68-28254, 68-28255


A. Flamingo and baby bird;


B. Two flamingos on nests


Budd No. 68-28256, 68-28257


A. Two Seminole women grating sweet potatoes;


B. Seminole woman and girl sorting cloth


Budd No. 68-28258, 68-28259


A. Seminole woman sewing;


B. Seminole woman washing clothes


Budd No. 68-28262, 68-28263


A. Florida beach scene;


B. Florida beach scene


Budd No. 68-28268, 68-28269


A. Confederate officer and girl dancing;


B. Confederate soldier and girl dancing


Budd No. 68-28270, 68-28271


A. French angelfish;


B. Spade fish


Budd No. 68-28272, 68-28273


A. Horse racing scene;


B. Horse racing scene


Budd No. 68-28274, 68-28275


A. Sponge diver with hook;


B. Sponge diver with net


Budd No. 68-28280, 68-28281


A. Two pelicans flying;


B. One pelican standing


Budd No. 68-28282, 68-28283


A. Three tropical fish;


B. Four shark remora


Budd No. 68-28286, 68-28287


A. Black and yellow rock beauties, sea urchin;


B. Angel fish and coral growth


Budd No. 68-28288, 68-28289


A. Seminole boy riding on tortoise;


B. Seminole boy leading pet alligator


Budd No. 68-28290, 68-28291


A. Seminole boy dancing with crocodile;


B. Seminole boy holding rooster


Budd No. 68-28296, 68-28297


A. Male pelican;


B. Female pelican with a young bird


No numbers


A. Passion flower;


B. Hibiscus


Two unfinished designs

Box 3

Untitled perspective study, drawing


Three 15x20 inch panels containing the preliminary color renderings for murals for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Denver Zephyr coffee shop car, 1956:


Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson Nos. 680-2248, 680-2249, "Chuck Wagon"


Two 8x10 photographs of the completed murals


Twenty 15x20 inch panels containing preliminary color renderings for murals for the California Zephyr Budd-built Vista Dome coaches, 1947-1948:


Budd No. 517-862


"Gold panning in California"


Budd No. 517-862


"Gold panning in California" (Photocopy)


Budd No. 517-864


"The Mormons settle the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847"


Budd No. 517-865


"Mission Santa Clara"


Budd No. 517-865


"Mission Santa Clara" (Photocopy)


Budd No. 517-866


"Mission Dolores"


Budd No. 517-866


"Mission Dolores" (Photocopy)


Budd No. 517-867


"Mormon emigration"


Budd No. 517-867


"Mormon emigration" (Photocopy with revisions)


Budd No. 517-889


"Forty-niners mining on the Stanislaus [Feather] River"


Budd No. 517-890


"Pony Express"


Budd No. 517-891


"Building a sod house on the prairie"


Budd No. 517-891


"Building a sod house on the prairie" (Revised sketch)


Budd No. 517-898


"Breaking sod on the prairie"


Budd No. 517-899


"Fur traders rendezvous"


Budd No. 517-900


"Fort Laramie"


Budd No. 517-913


"Sutter's Fort" (with revised sketch)


Budd No. 517-914


"Covered wagon train following the Platte River on the California Trail"


Budd No. 517-915


"Central City"


Budd No. 517-916


"Pike's Peak or bust"


Budd No. 517-917


"Denver and Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge"


Budd No. 517-918


"Zebulon Pike's first view of peak later to carry his name"