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Paul Padgette collection of American and English writers, 1962-1996 (bulk 1962-1993).
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Title:

Paul Padgette collection of American and English writers, 1962-1996 (bulk 1962-1993)
Paul Padgette correspondence

Creator/Contributor:

Padgette, Paul, creator, collector.

Creator/Contributor:

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

Creator/Contributor:

Lutz, Mark.

Creator/Contributor:

Ringo, James.

Creator/Contributor:

Angus, Evan Donald.

Creator/Contributor:

Paxton, Irving.

Creator/Contributor:

Arthur, Desmond.

Creator/Contributor:

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

Abstract:

Boxes 1-4 contain correspondence begun by Paul Padgette (then known as Paul McDonald), following his visit to Carl Van Vechten in New York, and continuing until Van Vechten's death. Their passionate, detailed correspondence was based on Padgette's great interest in Van Vechten's photos of Gertrude Stein. Includes correspondence with other friends and admirers of Van Vechten's photography, including Evan Donald Angus, who met Van Vechten in 1919; Mark Lutz, book reviewer and newspaperman from Richmond, Va., who became a close friend after meeting Van Vechten in 1931; and, Irving Paxton, a retired engineer from Baltimore, Md. and collector of books by Van Vechten, H.L. Mencken, Vincent Starrett, Edith Wharton, and Annette Rosenshine. Also includes correspondence with James Ringo, a writer, critic, composer, and translator, concerning writers and writing, and the New York and San Francisco theater and music scene, with much on Van Vechten and Stein collectors. Additional cartons include items collected by Padgette in regard to Carl Van Vechten, Gertrude Stein and the performing arts. Also included are correspondence with and the papers of arts critic Desmond Arthur, donated by Padgette.

Date:

1962 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York
Book collectors
Photographs -- Collectors and collecting
Performing arts -- United States
Photographes -- New York (√Čtat) -- New York
Bibliophiles
Photographies -- Collectionneurs et collections
Arts du spectacle -- √Čtats-Unis
Book collectors
Performing arts
Photographers
Photographs -- Collectors and collecting
New York (State) -- New York
United States
Padgette, Paul -- Archives
Van Vechten, Carl -- 1880-1964
Stein, Gertrude -- 1874-1946
Arthur, Desmond -- 1924-2002
Padgette, Paul
Stein, Gertrude -- 1874-1946
Van Vechten, Carl -- 1880-1964

Note:

Previously known by title: Paul Padgette correspondence.
UNARRANGED COLLECTION: UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Preliminary list of contents available.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1997.039, BANC PIC 2000.074, BANC PIC 2000.073, and BANC PIC 2005.051).
Lois Rather papers (BANC MSS 98/61 c).
Samuel M. Steward letters and miscellany (BANC MSS 99/194 c).
Annette Rosenshine papers (BANC MSS C-H 161).
Chris Rambo papers (BANC MSS 2000/130 cp).
San Francisco book dealer, editor, and reviewer.
In English.
Preferred citation: Paul Padgette collection of American and English writers, BANC MSS 97/42 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

Archives.
Letters.

Physical Description:

print
19 cartons, 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders (26 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNARRANGED COLLECTION: UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.