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Series 1: Correspondence and Personal Material comprises the most voluminous series in Gillett Griffin's papers. Griffin was a prolific correspondent who often created several drafts of his letters and illustrated their salutations. Griffin filed correspondence in several different alphabetical runs. Some correspondence was also unfiled. The bulk of the letters were received by Griffin, but drafts or copies of his own letters are also present.
Series 3: Artwork, 1937-2010 5 boxes
Artwork includes primarily drawings and sketches. The series also contains some pastels and paintings, printing and printing plates, as well as childhood artwork, pieces from Griffin's studies at Yale, and book designs. The bulk of the drawings in this series are undated and unsigned, but many of the sketches appear to date from the 1990s and 2000s. Human figures are the most common theme. A great number of drawings were labeled "erotic" by Griffin and were often stored, as was much of his correspondence and artwork, in interoffice envelopes. Erotic drawings of men appear throughout the series, not only in the folders so labeled.
Series 5: Photographs, 1938-2016 2 boxes
Photographs include personal snapshots, travel photos, photographs of art objects, and some formal portraits of Griffin and others. The series includes several personal photograph albums, a box of color slides, and two VHS tapes. Some photographs were exposed to moisture and are damaged or stuck together.
C-G, 1923-1975 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 9
Caffery, Jefferson, 1932-1947 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 10
H, 1944-1973 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 17
M-N, 1923-1974 1 folder
Box 2, Folder 2
Box 3, Folder 5
Box 5, Folder 2
Box 5, Folder 4
Box 5, Folder 5
O-S, 1945-1985 1 folder
Box 5, Folder 10
T-W, 1946-1974 1 folder
Box 5, Folder 15
Box 5, Folder 20
This series includes some letters to Frisk Matthews, contains personal and official correspondence with family, friends, researchers and others. The family correspondence includes letters from Matthews mother Bertha Matthews ("Mother Matthews") and exchanges with his wife Elizabeth "Frisk" Luke, his sons Freeman and Thomas, and his parents-in-law "Father and Mother Luke" in Tarrytown, NY. Matthews' letters to Frisk, Freeman Jr., and "Father Luke" include personal insights and observations about political situations and World War II. The correspondence with his wife Frisk after they married is chronologically arranged by the period during which Matthews served in a particular country, while Frisk and the children stayed in Tarrytown for periods of time. During the outbreak of the war and Matthews' service in France, Frisk and the children stayed in Tarrytown as well, apart from a five months trip by Frisk to Vichy (November 26, 1940 to May 10, 1941).
Box 6, Folder 7
This series includes a few memoranda, addresses and speeches, handwritten notes, and a typescript of the complete third and probably last draft of the memoirs that Matthews published privately under the title "Memoirs of a Passing Era" (circa 1972). According to his foreword, Matthews chose for private publication because he did not wish the memoirs to be subject to a commercial publisher's changes, omissions, or additions. In addition, he wanted the book to be a full account of his life as he remembered it, and to contain his "frank opinion of those, both great and small, with whom I was associated in public life. In a few instances my opinions would be less than complimentary and I have no wish to make them public."
Box 7, Folder 1
Box 7, Folder 3
Box 7, Folder 6
Clippings, 1939-1966 1 folder
Box 7, Folder 7
The records in this series are of a miscellaneous nature. In addition to a facsimile copy of The Baltimore American of August 20, 1773, the first two folders contain printed materials and memorabilia on various topics, including the Second World War and subsequent peace conferences. Other records in the series are of a personal nature, and include a typescript diary by Frisk Matthews when she visited her husband in Vichy, France, from November 26, 1940 to March 2, 1942. Matthews quotes the pages from February 6 to her departure in his memoirs (pp 462-481).
Box 7, Folder 12
The photographs in this section include formal portrait and group photographs, mainly of H. Freeman Matthews and his wife Elizabeth Luke Matthews. The photos include a portrait of Jefferson Caffery, 1934. The miscellaneous photographs include what appears to be a series of photos, taken in April 1941, of staff members of the American Embassy at their temporary location in Vichy. The photographs include Ambassador Leahy, secretaries, and a code clerk. Matthews describes the accommodation at "Villa Ica" where he chose to live himself, in his memoirs (pp 437-438).
This series is mostly composed of photographs taken at events H. Freeman Matthews attended, namely the Potsdam Conference, the Vienna summit meeting between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and meetings of the Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defense. The series also contains materials related to H. Freeman Matthews's family, including the daybook kept by his wife, Elizabeth Luke "Frisk" Matthews, and correspondence to H. Freeman and Elizabeth, mostly from Matthews's mother, Mrs. Henry C. Matthews, and his sister-in-law, Polly.
Personal photographs of the Gelman and Burichson families. Includes photographs of Gelman's two children, Marcelo and Nora Gelman, his daughter-in-law, María Claudia Irureta Goyena, and his grandchildren Macarena Gelman and Jorge Pedregosa.
Includes early photographs, portraits, and travel photographs of Juan Gelman.
Series 5: Photographs, 1930-2014 2 boxes
Includes original, photocopy, printout photographs in color and black and white.
Includes oversize printed materials such as posters, magazines, newspapers, photographs, awards and certificates, and one Moscow primary school certificate dated from 1927.
Includes oversize posters, certificates, awards, and printed materials.
This series features materials about Gelman that include his awards, certificates, seminars and events about Gelman's work, bibliographic and biographic materials, newspaper clippings, scholarly articles and texts about Gelman, and printed materials. This series also includes Gelman's personal documents like his address books, passports, and visas.
Juan Gelman Papers, 1927-2014
3575 digital files
SOME ONLINE CONTENT
Juan Gelman (1930-2014) was an Argentine poet, translator, journalist, and human rights activist. His papers contain handwritten, typewritten, and printouts of his writings, correspondence, notes, research files, awards and certificates, and personal photographs. A significant portion of the papers feature analog and born-digital investigative files relating to human rights investigations and campaigns Gelman conducted with his spouse, Mara La Madrid, on the forced kidnapping and death of his son and pregnant daughter-in-law, Marcelo Gelman and María Claudia García Irureta Goyena. Also included are files on his search to find his missing granddaughter, Macarena Gelman. Additional materials consist of original drafts and documents related to Juan Gelman's writing; letters; publishing contracts; documents about Juan Gelman's work as a translator; materials related to the campaign to lift the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina and his return to Buenos Aires; newspaper and magazine clippings related to the ban on Juan Gelman's entry into Argentina, as well as celebrating his return; materials related to Marcelo and Paulina, including photographs of Gelman and the family; works by other writers; and audio cassettes.
Brazil - Clippings, circa 1942-1976 1 folder
Box 15, Folder 3
Galley Proofs of Bitter Creek, 1938-1951 4 folders
Box 3, Folder 1-4