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Ernestine Evans papers , 1890-1968, bulk 1930-1967

Series I: Correspondence, 1912, 1926-1968, undated

This series contains Evans' personal and professional correspondence, and it includes letters both incoming and outgoing. The majority of these letters dates to the 1940s and 1950s; this archive does not contain Evans' early correspondence. Evans' most voluminous correspondence was with Jessie Heckman Hirschl, a lifelong friend whom she met during her undergraduate studies. Other friends and colleagues that are well represented here include: Evans' close friend Frances H. Flaherty, wife of the documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty. (Evans collaborated with Robert Flaherty on several occasions.); Gertrude Emerson Sen, an expert on Asia, who lived in India and was, like Evans, a member of the Society of Women Geographers; Margaret Barrington ("Topsy"), a writer who lived in Ireland; Helga Greene, a prominent London literary agent; and Karl A. Bickel and Carleton Beals, two writers for whom she served as literary agent. Evans' correspondence also includes letters to and from luminaries that include Walker Evans, Jean Renoir, Cornell Capa and Katherine Anne Porter.

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Box 1 Folder 1 to 12 Incoming, 1912, 1930s-1949



Box 2 Folder 1 to 11 Incoming, 1950-1959



Box 3 Folder 1 to 5 Incoming, 1960s


Box 3 Folder 6 to 11 Incoming, Undated



Box 4 Folder 1 to 2 Incoming, Undated


Box 4 Folder 3 to 8 Outgoing, circa 1930s-1967



Box 5 Folder 1 to 5 Outgoing, circa 1930s-1967


Box 5 Folder 6 Outgoing, 1941-1945, undated


Box 5 Folder 7 Outgoing, 1957


Box 5 Folder 8 to 13 Outgoing--Flaherty, Robert and Frances, circa 1940-1950


Box 5 Folder 14 Outgoing, 1960-1965


Box 5 Folder 15 to 16 Others, 1932-1958, undated



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Others, 1932-1958, undated


Box 6 Folder 3 to 4 Regarding Evans, 1955-1967, undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Fragments, 1941-1965, undated


Alphabetical and previously catalogued


Box 6 Folder 6 Allen, Evelyn, 1953, undated


Box 6 Folder 7 Anderson, Eleanor and Sherwood, 1946-1957, undated


Box 6 Folder 8 Barrington, Margaret "Topsy", 1941-1952, undated


Box 6 Folder 9 Bickel, Karl, 1941-1954, undated


Box 6 Folder 10 Bliven-Sheean, 1941-1945


Box 6 Folder 11 Capa, Cornell, (includes reminiscences of Robert Capa), undated


Box 6 Folder 12 Evans, Walker, undated


Box 6 Folder 13 Flaherty, Robert, Frances and family, 1938



Box 7 Folder 1 Flaherty, Robert, Frances and family, 1937-1951, undated


Box 7 Folder 2 Graham, Eleanor, 1940-1958, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Greene, Helga, 1953-1965, undated


Box 7 Folder 4 to 11 Hirschl, Jessie [Heckman], 1938-1968, undated


Box 7 Folder 12 Johnstone, Ken, 1959-1961, undated



Box 8 Folder 1 MacLeish, Archibald, 1940, undated


Box 8 Folder 2 Plomer, William, 1943-1958


Box 8 Folder 3 [Porter,] Katherine Anne, 1944-1951, undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Schaffner, John to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edes Harrison and Elizaberth Briggs Harrison, 1968


Box 8 Folder 5 to 6 Sen, Gertrude Emerson--(Mrs. Basiswar Sen), 1926-1965, undated


Box 8 Folder 7 [Treat Bergeret,] Ida, 1947-1958, undated


Box 8 Folder 8 to 10 General, 1941-1958, undated