Guide to the Papers of Laverne George, 1938 - 1999Manuscript MS-1072

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Laverne George, 1938 - 1999

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1072

Collection Dates:

1938 - 1999

Size of Collection:

7 boxes (10 linear feet)

Abstract:

Contains articles book reviews, art reviews, book manuscripts, self-published books, short stories, travelogues, photographs, correspondence, and audiocassettes. Documents George's personal life and hobbies.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Laverne George contain articles, book reviews, art reviews, book manuscripts, self-published books, short stories and travelogues. She completed research on the wives of many famous artists, and there are two volumes of that work included in the collection. Entitled "Artists' Wives," the book pulls together her own theories and the known facts about the wives of such men as Rembrandt, Rodin, Kandinsky, Picasso and Monet, among others. The collection also contains George's journals. Spanning the years from 1940 to the late 1990s, she wrote almost daily, leaving a detail account of her life and her husband, their family, their travels, their friends, and the work they were doing. Also included in Mrs. George's personal materials are photographs, correspondence and audiocassettes.

Biography

Laverne George, (1921-2007). Wife of painter Thomas George. Born in Hollywood, CA. Author of self published books on wives of famous western painters.

Related Material

ML-95, Papers of Thomas George

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1940-1999

Contains audiocassettes, correspondence, clippings, journals, photographs, and other items.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1943-1999

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Address book, undated
  • Folder: 2, Audiocassette: Lecture on the difference between Manet and Monet, undated
  • Folder: 3, Audiocassette: Musings aloud on the life of Rembrandt, ca. 1983
  • Folder: 4, Audiocassette: Notes on Rembrandt, readings from various books on art, undated
  • Folder: 5, Audiocassette: Notes on Rodin, undated
  • Folder: 6, Audiocassette: Talk on Arthur Dove, January 1990
  • Folder: 7, Book: "Itineraire Paris Cote D'Azure," Texte: Claude Pujol, Photographies: Y. Sauvageot; Editions "Par Monts Et Par Vaux," Paris, 1949, 1949
  • Folder: 8, Clippings; photocopies, 1991, 1995
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Cecelia Barry, 1957, undated
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Elaine Cohen, 1957, undated
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Wyn Ritchie (Evans), originals, photocopies, 1944-1947
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Fragments, 1956-1957, undated
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: General, 1955-1957, 1971, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1996, undated
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: General, unidentified, 1955-1957, 1971, undated
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence: Thomas George, 1972, undated
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Rube and Irma Goldberg, 1956-1957, 1970, 1984-1985, 1987, 1989, undated
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: Karl Hoff, 1971, 1999
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence: Maria Hoff, 1971, 1995, undated
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence: Misc. unidentified family members, 1956-1958, undated
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence: Dot Spaulding; originals, photocopies, 1947
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence: Lewis M. Thompson; fragments, 1943-1944, undated
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence: Zita Viavianos, 1948, undated
  • Folder: 23, Executive Personality Analysis for American Cancer Society: LaVerne Burton; Social Research Inc., Chicago, Hollywood, 1949, 1949
  • Folder: 24, Journal: "Essays," loose leaves, 1940-1941, undated
  • Folder: 25, Journal: New York, May 28-September 1948, May-September 1948
  • Folder: 26, Journal, December 10, 1948-January 2, 1949
  • Folder: 27, Journal: III, June-August 1949
  • Folder: 28, Journal: Paris-Cote D'Azur, September 11-December 24, 1949, January 29, 1950
  • Folder: 29, Journal: Paris - Frankfurt, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, England, March-April 1950
  • Folder: 30, Journal: France, July 1951
  • Folder: 31, Journal: Firenze, April 1952
  • Folder: 32, Journal: Summer on Elba, July-August 1952
  • Folder: 33, Journal: August 30- October 1952; Summer on Elba con't, Florence October 18, 1952, August-October 1952

Box: 2, Dates: 1952-1964

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal: Florence, Italy, September 1952
  • Folder: 2, Journal: Florence, Italy, bound photocopy, cover art by Thomas George, September 1952
  • Folder: 3, Journal: Taorima, November 1952
  • Folder: 4, Journal: Mogador, Morocco, November 1952-January 1953
  • Folder: 5, Journal: Spain, France, New York, January-March 1953
  • Folder: 6, Journal: To California, September-October 1953
  • Folder: 7, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, February 1953-February 1954
  • Folder: 8, Journal: Summer, Valley Cottage, New York, 1954
  • Folder: 9, Journal:Maine, August-September 1954
  • Folder: 10, Journal: To Cornell – New York – Valley Cottage, November 1954-July 1955
  • Folder: 11, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, with notes on Charles Burchfield, August 1955
  • Folder: 12, Journal: New York, 1955
  • Folder: 13, Journal: On board the freighter, ""Nicholas Kavias"" on the way to Japan, September 1956
  • Folder: 14, Journal: Kyoto, Japan, November 1956-January 1957
  • Folder: 15, Journal: Kyoto, Japan, November 1956-January 1957
  • Folder: 16, Journal: Kyoto, Japan, with notes on Japanese language study, May-September 1957
  • Folder: 17, Journal: Kyoto, Japan, June-September 1957
  • Folder: 18, Journal: Kyoto, Japan, September-November 1957
  • Folder: 19, Journal: Japan, Hong Kong, November-December 1957
  • Folder: 20, Journal: Japan, with comment by LG after re-reading book in 1997, October 1957-July 1958
  • Folder: 21, Journal: Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, January 1958
  • Folder: 22, Journal: Malaya, Aden, Suez Canal, Cairo, Florence, Halifax--on board ship, returning from Japan to America, January 1958-June 1959
  • Folder: 23, Journal: Benascoz, Spain, Elba, Megeve, Switzerland, France, July-September 1959
  • Folder: 24, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York--birth of Geoffrey, January 1961-March 1964
  • Folder: 25, Journal: London, March-August 1962
  • Folder: 26, Journal: London, France, Italy, April-August 1964
  • Folder: 27, Journal: A Month in Provence, August-September 1964

Box: 3, Dates: 1965-1978

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, January, May-September, November-December 1965
  • Folder: 2, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Geoffrey's first school year, January-February 1966
  • Folder: 3, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Drobak, Norway, January-October 1966
  • Folder: 4, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Geoffrey's school, September-November 1966
  • Folder: 5, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Drobak, Norway, 1967
  • Folder: 6, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Drobak, Norway, 1968
  • Folder: 7, Journal: Summer in Norway, 1969
  • Folder: 8, Journal: Valley Cottage, New York, Princeton , with 1997 comment by LG in back of book, Winter 1969-1970
  • Folder: 9, Journal: Drobak, Norway, June-August 1970
  • Folder: 10, Journal: Princeton, Norway (5th Summer), Paris, May-December 1971
  • Folder: 11, Journal: Princeton, Europe, Norway, Winter 1971, Spring and Summer 1972
  • Folder: 12, Journal: Norway, Paris, Princeton, July 1972-June 1973
  • Folder: 13, Journal: Drobak, Norway, June-August 1973
  • Folder: 14, Journal: Norway, Princeton, August-September 1973
  • Folder: 15, Journal: China Trip, September-October 1974
  • Folder: 16, Journal: Return to Japan, October 1974
  • Folder: 17, Journal: Drobak, Norway, June-August 1975
  • Folder: 18, Journal: Norway, Northport, Long Island, Princeton, with comments by LG, 1997, and photographs of cats, August 1975-April 1976
  • Folder: 19, Journal: Princeton, England, Scotland, Norway, with comments by LG, 1996, 1978

Box: 4, Dates: 1983-1998

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal: Norway, with comments by LG, August-October 1983, 1997, 1998
  • Folder: 2, Journal: Chipping Campden, England, Wales, Norway, Paris, Giverny (Monet's Garden), Princeton, Hanover, New Hampshire, with comments by LG, June-October 1984, 1995
  • Folder: 3, Journal: Drobak, Norway, Glasgow, Scotland, July 31-September 1984, June 1985
  • Folder: 4, Journal: Finland, Russia, Norway, New York, July-August 1985
  • Folder: 5, Journal: Drobak, Norway, Chipping Campden, England, with comments by LG, August-September 1986, 1998
  • Folder: 6, Journal: Norway, England, Princeton, July-November 1988
  • Folder: 7, Journal: Bodnant Gardens, Wales, England, June 1989
  • Folder: 8, Journal: England, Wales, Norway, June-September 1989
  • Folder: 9, Journal: Norway, England, Wales, June-September 1990
  • Folder: 10, Journal: Bodnant Gardens, Wales, September-October 1990
  • Folder: 11, Journal: Norway, Denmark, Princeton, July-October 1991
  • Folder: 12, Journal: New Hampshire, Vermont, Norway, Wales, England, May-July 1992
  • Folder: 13, Journal: England, Norway, Princeton, with notes on Impressionist painters, July-September 1992
  • Folder: 14, Journal: Norway, Princeton, New Mexico, California, London, with comments by LG, August-September, December 1992; February-April 1993, 1997
  • Folder: 15, Journal: Wales, Norway, May-June 1993
  • Folder: 16, Journal: Norway ("The Last Norwegian Notebook"), with comments by LG, July-August 1993, 1998
  • Folder: 17, Journal: Travel in Norway, Paris, London, Princeton, July-August 1993
  • Folder: 18, Journal: California, Norway, England, Wales, October 1993, May-July 1994
  • Folder: 19, Journal: England, Norway, Princeton, June-August 1994
  • Folder: 20, Journal: St. Paul, Minnesota, July 1996
  • Folder: 21, Journal: Lake Placid, New York, Princeton, Norway, July-September 1996
  • Folder: 22, Journal: Princeton, Norway, w/ notes on Edvard Munch, August-September 1996

Box: 5, Dates: 1954

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal: New York, fiction writing, 1954 February-May

Box: 6, Dates: 1955-1999

Access Restrictions

unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal: Princeton, New Mexico, 1996-1997
  • Folder: 2, Journal: California, Princeton, 1997-1998
  • Folder: 3, Journal: Princeton, 1998-1999
  • Folder: 4, Loose pages, 1969, 1979, 1997, undated
  • Folder: 5, Journal: Vancouver, Canada. Notes on Morandi, undated
  • Folder: 6, Misc. , 1980-81, undated
  • Folder: 7, Photographs: Bodnant Gardens, Wales, undated
  • Folder: 8, Photographs: Docents farewell party for Ruth Weathersby, Princeton University Art Museum, 1988
  • Folder: 9, Photographs: Geoffrey George, 1971
  • Folder: 10, Photographs: Laverne George with family, undated
  • Folder: 11, Photographs: Laverne and Thomas, undated
  • Folder: 12, Photographs: Thomas George, circa 1998, undated
  • Folder: 13 , Photographs: Thomas and Laverne George with Geoffrey. Valley Cottage, NY. , 1996
  • Folder: 14, Photographs: 20 Greenhouse Drive home. Princeton, NJ. , 1970's, 1991-1992, undated
  • Folder: 15, Photographs: unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 16, Resume: carbon, undated
  • Folder: 17, Short stories written by Lewis M. Thompson. typescript, holograph, carbon, undated

Series 2, Written Works, 1944-1997

Contains George's written works, including articles, self-published books, book manuscripts, art reviews, book reviews, and short stories. Included are her volumes entitled, "Artists' Wives," and several other completed works, including memoirs on her travels with Thomas George, and a summer spent on the island of Elba.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 6, Dates: 1955-1997

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 18, Article: "A Day With Charles Burchfield;" typescript draft, photocopies, ca. 1955, undated
  • Folder: 19, Article: "The Most Unforgettable Character I Have Met;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 20, Untitled, re: the career of artist Arthur Dove; typescript draft, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 21, Book: "Artists' Wives, From Rembrandt To Picasso," Part I; bound photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 22, Book: "Artists' Wives, From Rembrandt To Picasso" Part II; bound photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 23, Books: "Itineraire Paris Cote D'Azur; "bound photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 24, Books: "A Month in Provence;" illustrated by Thomas George, bound photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 25, Books: "Pinger and Company, The Lives of Nine Cats," From the Sketchbooks of Thomas George, text by LaVerne George, "Ping's Summer on Elba; "bound photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 26, Books: Travels With Tom-II; "Drawings from the sketchbooks of Thomas George, text from the notebooks of LaVerne George, pastels from the "Garden Series", 1997
  • Folder: 27, "Modigliani;" not used in books, with illustrations, typescript/photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 28, "Modigliani;" not used in books, typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 29, Catalogue: "Helen Torr 1886-1967, In Private Life, Mrs. Arthur Dove," published by Graham Gallery, New York, introduction by Sandra Leff, Director of Research, 1980
  • Folder: 30, Foreword; corrected print-out, undated
  • Folder: 31, Introduction; corrected typescript, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 32, Section I: "Rembrandt;" typescript/photocopy, edited photocopy, clean copy, with illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 33, Section II: "Rubens;" print-out, undated
  • Folder: 34, Section III: "Constable;" typescript drafts, photocopy, with illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 35, Section IV: "Whistler;" misc., undated
  • Folder: 36, Section IV: "Whistler;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 37, Section V: "Rodin;" photocopy, with illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 38, Section I: "Monet;" notes, undated
  • Folder: 39, Section I: "Monet" typescript drafts, most incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 40, Section II: "Gauguin;" illustrations, typescripts/photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 41, Section II: "Gauguin;" misc. pages, typescripts, undated
  • Folder: 42, Section II: "Gauguin;" notes, undated
  • Folder: 43, Section II: "Gauguin;" photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 44, Section II: "Gauguin;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 45, Section III: "Cezanne;" photocopy, with illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 46, Section III: "Cezanne;" typescript, undated
  • Folder: 47, Section IV: "Kandinsky;" misc. research, photocopies, print-out, undated
  • Folder: 48, Section IV: "Kandinsky;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 49, Section V: "Picasso;" illustrations, typescript/photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 50, Section V: "Picasso;" off-set, clean copy, undated
  • Folder: 51, Section V: "Picasso": typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 52, Sections I-V: Research notes in spiral notebooks, 1991, undated

Box: 7, Dates: 1944, 1994-1996, undated

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, [C.R. Mackintosh] Misc. pages, photocopies with illustrations, File undated
  • Folder: 2, [C.R. Mackintosh] Off-set copy, minus "Prologue" and illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 3, [C.R. Mackintosh] Pasted-up copy, with illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 4, [C.R. Mackintosh] Research notes, in notebooks, 1996
  • Folder: 5, [C.R. Mackintosh] Typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 6, [Travels With Tom] Hidcote, Chipping Campden, England and Bodnant Gardens, Wales; holograph, photocopied typescript drafts, fragments, ca. 1994, undated
  • Folder: 7, [Travels With Tom] Section I: "Cross Country;" edited photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 8, [Travels With Tom] Section II: "Cross Country;" photocopy of typed rough draft, incomplete, holograph notes, undated
  • Folder: 9, [Travels With Tom] Section III: "Kyoto;" incomplete holograph/typescript/photocopy, edited drafts, undated
  • Folder: 10, Lecture: "Women Who Marry Artists;" edited print-out/typescript, undated
  • Folder: 11, Art Reviews: critiques of artists and exhibitions; carbons, photocopies, arranged alphabetically, undated
  • Folder: 12, Book Review: "Charles E. Burchfield, by John I.H. Baur. MacMillan and Co., undated;" carbon, draft, undated
  • Folder: 13, Book Review: "Noble Savage, by Lawrence and Elisabeth Hanson. Random House, 1955;" typescript, carbon, undated
  • Folder: 14, Misc.; holograph, typescript fragments, undated
  • Folder: 15, Play Script: "The End of a String;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 16, Radio Script: "Captain Samuel D. Grashio-Prisoner on Bataan;" written for Press Conference, 4th Fighter Wing Officers Club, carbon, January 28, 1944
  • Folder: 17, "The Betrayal;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 18, "The Birthday Party;" typescript, carbon drafts, some photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 19, "The Deeper Memories/The Letters;" holograph, edited typescript, carbon drafts, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 20, "The Eucalyptus Tree;" typescript draft, carbon, undated
  • Folder: 21, "Even Trade;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 22, "First Prize;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 23, "Gino;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 24, "The Girl Who Couldn't Come Back;" typescript draft, partial photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 25, "The Glass Wall;" edited typescript, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 26, "A Goose Killing;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 27, "Guided Tour;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 28, "Harold/The Warm Nest;" typescript, carbon draft, undated
  • Folder: 29, "The Hike;" typescript, carbon drafts, undated
  • Folder: 30, "Idyll;" holograph, typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 31, "It's Good To Be Home;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 32, "The Little Brother;" typescript draft, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 33, "The Lost Glory of Cluny;" typescript, carbon, undated
  • Folder: 34, "One Hour of Quiet;" edited typescript, typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 35, "Propriety;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 36, "The Queen From Kentucky," Parts 1-4; typescript drafts, photocopies, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 37, "Seduction;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 38, "Untitled;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 39, "Untitled;" typescript drafts, photocopies, undated, undated
  • Folder: 40, "Untitled;" typescript drafts, carbon, undated
  • Folder: 41, "Untitled;" typescript draft, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 42, "Untitled;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 43, "Untitled;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 44, "Untitled;" typescript draft, with author's notes, undated
  • Folder: 45, "Untitled;" typescript draft, photocopies, undated
  • Folder: 46, "Untitled;" holograph, typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 47, "Waterboy;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 48, [Travelogues] "Departures;" typescript draft, 1991
  • Folder: 49, [Travelogues] "Doorway To Morocco;" typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 50, [Travelogues] "Grethe's Feast!;" typescript photocopy, 1995
  • Folder: 51, [Travelogues] "How To Spend A Winter In Corsica;" carbon, undated
  • Folder: 52, [Travelogues] "Jeu des Cartes;" typescript, carbon, undated
  • Folder: 53, [Travelogues] File Description, undated
  • Folder: 54, [Travelogues] "64 Rue de Varenne;" typescript drafts, undated
  • Folder: 55, [Travelogues] "Untitled;" fragment, typescript draft, undated
  • Folder: 56, [Travelogues] "Untitled;" typescript draft, incomplete, undated

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