Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins papers, 1897-1981

 

Container list for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Linda J. Evans, 2007

 

Copyright 2007, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614-6038

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Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins papers, 1897-1981

18 boxes.

Correspondence, 1897-1981; travel notes, photographs, and postcards, 1920-1975; writings, lectures, articles, illustrations, and other personal papers of Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins, sculptor.

 

Gift of Alice Ryerson Hayes (1989.0466).

 

Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins, 1897-1978 (married Clay Judson and after his death, Sidney Haskins). Her parents were Howard Van Doren Shaw, architect, and Frances Wells Shaw, writer. They had 3 daughters: Evelyn Shaw McCutcheon, 1894-1977 (married John T. McCutcheon), Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins, and Frances Theodora Shaw King (known as Theodora), 1913-1996 (married John Lord King).

 

The following nicknames may be helpful in understanding the papers:

Piffy = Sylvia's name for Howard Van Doren Shaw

Wog, Woggy = Sylvia's name for Frances Shaw

Low & Tipping = Sylvia

Evy = Evelyn Shaw McCutcheon

Aunt Martie = Martha Wells Atkinson

Uncle Charles = Charles Atkinson

Bill = Frances Theodora Shaw King

Woganbill = Frances Shaw plus FTS (Theodora)

Claylie = Clay Judson, Jr.

 

Container list

Box 1

Folders:

1 Books read 1905, 1943-

2 Correspondence undated

3 Correspondence 1897-1913

4 Correspondence 1914

5 Correspondence 1915

6 Correspondence 1916-1917

7 Correspondence, China trip 1917

8 Correspondence 1918-1919

9 Correspondence, Paris 1920

 

Box 2

1 Correspondence, Paris 1921

2 Correspondence, Paris & Florence, Italy 1921

3 Correspondence, Rome. engagement, marriage 1921

4 Correspondence 1922-1933

5 Correspondence 1935-1937

6 Correspondence 1940-1943

7 Correspondence 1944-1946

8 Correspondence 1947-1949

9 Correspondence 1950-1959

10 Correspondence 1960-1969

11 Correspondence 1970-1973

12 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1917-1918

13 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1920

14 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1921-1931

15 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1933-1938

 

Box 3

1 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1940-1948

2 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1950-1959

3 Correspondence, Clay Judson 1960

4 Correspondence, European letters 1920-1921

5 Correspondence, family 1912-1919 & undated

6 Correspondence, family 1920-1927

7 Correspondence, family 1930-1936

8 Correspondence, family 1942-1949, 1957, 1959

9 Correspondence, family 1960-1962

10 Correspondence, family 1963

11 Correspondence, family 1970-1977

12 Correspondence, Susan Ryerson 1963-1977

13 Drawings

14 Drawings

 

Box 4

1 Eulogies, funerals, articles 1953, 1960, 1963, 1973

2 Exhibitions and announcements 1945, 1957, 1958, 1968

3 Financial matters 1959, 1970

4 Lists of names, guests, Christmas lists

5 Marriage, Sylvia and Sidney 1963

6 Memorabilia

7 Miscellaneous

8 Notes on courses, etc.

 

Box 5

1 Photographic information

2 Publications about Sylvia Haskins

3 Publicity

4 Quaker conversion 1939-1950

5 Quotation booklets

6 Quotation booklets

7 Quotations, inspirational

8 Quotes for lectures on art and sculpture

 

Box 6

1 Sculpture lists and illustrations

2 Sculpture--teaching to Egyptians (audio tape lecture)

3 Travel notes 1964-1970

4 Travel notes and pictures 1966-1967

5 Travel notes and pictures 1968-1969

6 Travel notes and pictures 1970-1971

7 World War II home-front efforts (canning) 1942

 

Box 7

1 Writings: For Garden & Other Places (manuscript)

2 Writings: For Garden & Other Places (notes & pictures)

3 Writings: For Garden & Other Places (notes & sketches)

4 Writings: The Quiet Eye (clippings & articles)

5 Writings: The Quiet Eye (duplicates)

6 Writings: The Quiet Eye (illustrations)

7 Writings: The Quiet Eye (notes & reproductions not used)

8 Writings: The Quiet Eye (possible sequel)

9 Writings, miscellaneous

 

Box 8 (Material microfilmed by the Archives of American Art)

1 Biographical info

2 Correspondence 1947-1965

3 Correspondence 1966-1968

4 Correspondence 1969-1974

5 Correspondence 1975-1976

6 Correspondence 1977-1981

7 Correspondence undated

8 Financial matters 1958, 1973-1978

9 Lectures 1961-1963

10 List of sculptures

11 Newsclippings 1952-1978

12 Notes regarding ministry

13 Notes and quotes 1962-1968

14 Notes about studying and teaching sculpture

15 Notes regarding sculpture

16 Published materials

 

Box 9 (Material Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art)

1 Quotations and sayings

2 Quotations and sayings

3 Sketches

4 Sketches

5 Travel notebooks 1920, 1955

6 Travel notebooks 1963, 1965

7 Travel notebooks 1969, 1971

8 Travel notebooks 1972, 1973, 1975

9 Writings and notes 1914-1978

10 Writings and lectures 1972-1975

11 Writings and lectures 1955, 1973