Elsa Emile Ulbricht Papers, 1905-1978

Summary Information

Title: Elsa Emile Ulbricht Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1978

  • Ulbricht, Elsa Emile, 1885-1980
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 59

  • 1.6 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
  • 1 oversize folder
  • 2 audio reels
  • 5 audio cassettes
  • 19 digital audio files (7.83 GB)
  • 985 digital image files (143 GB)

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Miscellaneous personal papers of the former Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee professor and chair of the Art Department, including audio cassette tapes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and slides. The majority of the papers document Ulbricht's involvement with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Handicraft Project in Milwaukee, which employed workers to make draperies, books, dolls, costumes, furniture, rugs, and prints. Some files were contemporary with the Handicraft Project; others were produced at a later date. Ulbricht's records of the Handicraft Project include scrapbooks on the design and use of marionettes and puppets for project staff and general administrative files. Ulbricht's correspondence files, dating from 1909 to 1978, contain letters to and from friends and colleagues on a variety of topics, including personal and professional activities and some discussion of the Handicraft Project. The collection also contains Ulbricht's notes, text, and drawings and plates for an unpublished book entitled A Crafts Philosophy, and files on her activities at the Summer School of Painting in Saugatuck, Michigan, which she directed.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmmss0059
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