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Finding aid to the Elizabeth Mason Papers MS.205
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Description
Elizabeth Mason (1880-1953) was a sculptor, writer, jewelry maker, and Santa Barbara historian. At the Southwest Museum, Mason created 28 dioramas of Native American life which adorned the Museum’s entrance hall and Poole Wing. This collection consists of correspondence, sketches, research notes, transcriptions of published material, manuscripts, and personal documents collected or created by Elizabeth Mason. The material in this collection was created between 1893 to 1953.
Background
Elizabeth Mason (1880-1953) was born in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1880 June 8. She was a sculptor, writer, jewelry maker, and Santa Barbara historian. Mason created 28 dioramas of Native American life for the Southwest Museum’s tunnel entrance and Poole Wing.
Extent
3.0 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.