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Madeleine Smith photograph collection


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Madeleine Smith photograph collection, 1956-1977 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Madeleine Smith photograph collection, 1956-1977Add to your cart.

ID: 2/3/UAPH 19

Primary Creator: Smith, Madeleine Marion, (1907-)

Extent: 0.2 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 02/18/1982

Subjects: Art, Medieval., Art, Renaissance., Ravenna (Italy), Rome (Italy), Sculpture, Renaissance., Smith, Madeleine, Venice (Italy)

Forms of Material: Photographs, Postcards, Smith, Madeleine - Photographs, Taiwan - Photographs

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Madeleine Smith Photograph collection is a small collection of photographs depicting Madeleine Smith, Gabriel Savignon (University of Illinois French faculty), and French poet Stéphane Mallarmé's home in Valvins.  It also includes several postcards collected during Smith's European travel, depicting Italian Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment art, sculpture, and architecture, with emphasis on Rome, Venice, and Ravenna.

Biographical Note

Madeleine Smith joined the Southern Illinois State Normal University faculty 1929 in the Department of Foreign Languages where she taught French.  From April 1943 – November 1945 she served as a member of the Signal Corps in the War Department in Washington D. C., and returned to Southern Illinois to teach in December 1945.  In 1946 she was selected as 1 of 100 American French teachers to visit France as a goodwill visit through the Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy in the United States.  Smith spent previous time in France in 1931 at the University of Paris, and later in 1935 when she travelled throughout France and other European counties.

Subject/Index Terms

Art, Medieval.
Art, Renaissance.
Ravenna (Italy)
Rome (Italy)
Sculpture, Renaissance.
Smith, Madeleine
Venice (Italy)

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information int his collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession (mss) 734 donated by Madeleine Smith

Related Materials: Madeleine Smith vertical file manuscript (VFM 1499).

Preferred Citation: [Item], Madeleine Smith photograph collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: A rough inventory was created by Special Collections staff in 2003.

Finding Aid Revision History: This collection was reprocessed by Matt Gorzalski in October 2014.  The collection number and drescription were revised.  Postcards that had been removed to the Postcard Collection (MSS 291) were reintegrated into this collection to preserve provenance.

Other Note: This collection was formerly numbered PH 12 (Photograph Collection 12).

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Folder 1: Art Prints from Taiwan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, 1956, 1959, 1977, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Postcards: European Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment Art, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Postcards: European Renaissance Sculpture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Postcards: Italian Architecture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Postcards: Italian Architecture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Béatrix Dussane Portrait, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter from Robert Faner to Madeliene Smith, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Espace et Temps Mallarm<em>éens</em>, 1950Add to your cart.
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