Title:Beniamino Bufano autobiographical notebooks : ms., [ca.1958-1965]
Creator/Contributor:Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970, creator
Consists of four autobiographical notebooks by Bufano addressed to George Baker, an editor of the San Francisco Argonaut.
Journal 1 covers his education, his first meeting with Baker, and general life stories. Journal 2 covers his time in China
in the 1920's and his meeting with Sun Yet-sen. Journal 3 covers more of his childhood as well as his time on the San Francisco
Art Commission in the 1940's. Journal 4 covers his thoughts on F.D.R., Harry Truman, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Wallace, Eisenhower,
Kennedy, the A-bomb and the Korean War.
editor -- Baker, George
Sun, Yet-sen -- 1866-1925
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) -- 1882-1945
Truman, Harry S -- 1884-1972
MacArthur, Douglas -- 1880-1964
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) -- 1890-1969
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) -- 1917-1963
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard) -- 1888-1965
San Francisco (Calif.). -- Art Commission.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Anecdotes
Artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography
China -- History -- 1912-1928 -- Anecdotes
Beniamino Bufano, a sculptor, was born in San Fele, Italy in 1886, and the fourteenth of fifteen children. He immigrated to
New York with his family when he was a boy. As an adult he lived all over the world, but mostly in San Francisco. He married
in 1925 to Virginia Bufano Lewin. They had one son Erskine. Virginia and Bufano divorced in 1932. Patrons included Albert
Bender and Trader Vic Bergeron. Bufano died in 1970 in San Francisco.
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 2001/146 cz