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Guide to the Retha M. Sales Papers on Wax Miniatures
1920s-1959 (bulk, 1948-1955)
 MS 3174

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Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 10, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sales, Retha M. Goodwin, 1907-1984
Title: Retha M. Sales papers on wax miniatures
Dates [inclusive]: 1920s-1959 (bulk, 1948-1955)
Abstract: The collection includes documents related to Retha M. Goodwin Sales's work with wax miniatures as an artist, a collector, and an art historian. The collection holds manuscripts of Sales's unpublished writings, photographs of portraits she sculpted or owned, correspondence, research notes, newspaper clippings, and other documents. The collection also holds about fourteen printing woodblocks.
Quantity: 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3174