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Paul Padgette collection of American and English writers, 1962-1996 (bulk 1962-1993).
BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 1; BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 2; BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 3; BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 4; ...
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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
Padgette, Paul -- Archives
Van Vechten, Carl -- 1880-1964
Stein, Gertrude -- 1874-1946
Arthur, Desmond -- 1924-2002
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York
Book collectors
Photographs -- Collectors and collecting
Performing arts -- United States

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.
Paul Padgette collection of American and English writers, BANC MSS 97/42 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Preliminary list of contents available.

Type:

Letters.

Physical Description:

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

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 1
BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 2
BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 3
BANC MSS 97/42 cz box 4
BANC MSS 97/42 cz oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 97/42 cz oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 1
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 2
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 3
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 4
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 5
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 6
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 7
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 8
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 9
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 10
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 11
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 12
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 13
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 14
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 15
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 16
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 17
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 18
BANC MSS 97/42 cz carton 19
BANC MSS 97/42 cz oversize box 1
BANC MSS 97/42 cz
BANC MSS 97/42 cz

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.