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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.