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Esther Torosian Fuller and Fenner Fuller papers, approximately 1940-1986.
BANC MSS 2015/205 carton 1; BANC MSS 2015/205 box 1; BANC MSS 2015/205 v.1; BANC MSS 2015/205 oversize folder 1; ...
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Title:

Esther Torosian Fuller and Fenner Fuller papers, approximately 1940-1986
Esther Torosian Fuller papers
Fenner Fuller papers

Creator/Contributor:

Fuller, Esther Torosian, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Fuller, Fenner, 1902-1964, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Oakland Art Museum

Abstract:

Contains notebooks, class notes, sketchbooks, correspondence, files, miscellany, clippings, publications, certificates, sketches, etc. of Esther and and Fenner Fuller. Most of the text materials appear to be connected to Esther Fuller. Includes one bound journal of Esther Fuller with handwritten entries dated from December 26, 1945 to 1974. Topics covered in the material include art, cooking, museums, art galleries, artists, architecture, the Armenian-American community, Familial Mediterranean fever [i.e. periodic peritonitis], etc. Also includes two audiocassetes, one of which is a recording of Esther Fuller's memorial service at Lakeside Baptist Church on October 20, 1980.

Date:

1940 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Fuller, Esther Torosian -- Archives
Fuller, Esther Torosian -- Correspondence
Fuller, Esther Torosian -- Diaries
Fuller, Fenner -- 1902-1964 -- Correspondence
Bufano, Beniamino -- 1898-1970 -- Correspondence
Johnson, Philip -- 1906-2005 -- Correspondence
Keane, Margaret -- 1927-
Oakland Art Museum.
Armenian Americans -- California -- Oakland
Armenian American artists -- California
Women artists -- California
Art patrons -- California -- Oakland
Women art patrons -- California -- Oakland
Artists and patrons -- California -- Oakland
Art museums -- California -- Oakland
Periodic peritonitis

Note:

Esther Torosian Fuller and Fenner Fuller papers, BANC MSS 2015/205, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of James Nielsen and Nancy Jean Thompson; 20151028.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2016.058).
Digital material transferred to the Digital Collections of the Bancroft Library.
Esther Torosian Fuller (November 5, 1902-October 10,1980), also known as Esther Fenner Fuller, was an accomplished Armenian-American painter, ceramic artist, and a well-known patron of the arts in Oakland, California, particularly of the Oakland Art Museum. She served on the Oakland Library and Museum Commision for six years from 1957 to 1963. Her husband, Fenner Fuller (January 13, 1902-April 30, 1964), owned Fenner Fuller's, a restaurant located in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland that also served as an informal art gallery.
In English.

Type:

Sketchbooks.
Sketches.
Portraits.
Clippings.
Diaries.

Physical Description:

1.95 (1 1 1 1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2015/205 carton 1
BANC MSS 2015/205 box 1
BANC MSS 2015/205 v.1
BANC MSS 2015/205 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2015/205

Origin:

California