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.
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.
Approximately 110 Linear Feet
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