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Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers Container List
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Description
The Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo collection consists of the papers of eight family members created over a period of four generations. During the 19th and 20th centuries the family traveled internationally, established homes in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, and California, and accumulated a rich and varied collection of financial, legal, personal and professional documents.
Background
Eva Scott Fenyes (ESF) was a gifted watercolorist, a successful businesswoman, and a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a patroness of the arts, literature, and music, and an advocate for the preservation of America's Southwestern heritage. Heiress to the fortune created by her father, Eva utilized her inheritance and talents to establish a life in Pasadena, California, that allowed her to nurture her family and sustain an active participation in Pasadena's turn of the 20th century culture and society. She built luxurious homes where she entertained renowned guests. She managed her business properties with sophisticated acumen, traveled extensively, and studied continuously. She participated in establishing and supporting Southwestern cultural institutions and created a unique and artistic record of California's and New Mexico's Spanish and Mexican legacies.
Extent
219 Boxes Approximately 110 Linear Feet
Restrictions
Use of the materials is governed by all applicable copyright law. Pasadena Museum of History reserves the right to restrict any materials from reproduction at any time. Property rights reside with Pasadena Museum of History. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. The Museum's physical ownership of the materials in its collection does not imply ownership of copyright. It is the user's responibility to resolve any copyright issues related to the use and distribution of reproduced materials. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Pasadena Museum of History.
Availability
The collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact Pasadena Museum of History.