Correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; clippings; some legal and financial papers; cards, announcements and invitations; concert
and theatre programs; address books; snapshots and photographs.
Mainly concerning cultural and social life in San Francisco and Carmel: his role as patron of the arts, particularly music;
his interest in abolition of the death penalty; his support of Carmelite monasteries in California; his close relationships
with his family and with his friends, many of whom were prominent Negroes.
Noël Sullivan was born in San Francisco on December 25, 1890, the youngest child and only son of Frank J. and Alice Phelan
Sullivan, the nephew of Senator James D. Phelan, and the grandson of John Sullivan who came west in 1844 with the "Sullivan-Murphy
Party." The family was a wealthy and distinguished one. Young Sullivan attended the Jesuit colleges of St. Ignatius and Santa
Clara, but his interests were musical, not academic. He studied voice abroad and for a number of years maintained residence
in Paris. During World War I he served as an ambulance driver with the American Field Service in France.
Number of containers: 135 boxes, 8 cartons
1 Digital Object (1 image)
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