A Guide to the Ellen Emmet Rand Papers, 1878-1954

Rand (Ellen Emmet) Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Ellen Emmet Rand Papers
Source - dnr
Rand, Ellen E., 1941-
Creator - art
Rand, Ellen Emmet, 1875-1941
Inclusive Dates
1878-1954
Extent
5 Linear Feet
Extent
6 boxes, including photographs, collected correspondences, clippings, tear sheets, monographs, realia
Call Number
2015.0071
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Kristin Eshelman; Patrick Butler
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Realia
  • Diaries
  • medals

Personal Name(s)

  • Rand, Ellen E., 1941-

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Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into three major series. The first series includes biographical information collected on the Emmet family, a small collection of family photographs, a dozen stereographs of candid shots and family portraits, a collection of newspaper clippings related to Rand's work and her family (1906-1954), photographs of Ellen Emmet Rand's portraits (1904-1930), exhibition catalogues, and Rand's medals for submitted work. The second series collects the correspondences to and from Rand; these correspodences cover both personal communication and professional interests (1907-1942). The third series includes Rand's personal diaries (1927-1941).

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Biographical Materials 

Scope and Content Note

This series contains biographical materials related to Ellen Emmet Rand. This includes family photographs and stereographs (18 items in total), complied information about Ellen Emmet Rand's family history, articles written on the Emmet family, newspaper clippings documenting notable events relating to Rand and her family (1906-1954), a large collection of photographs of Rand's portraits (1904-1930), and the awards that Rand won for her paintings.

Emmet Family General Research Undated 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   17

Photographs of Ellen Emmet Rand, her parents, siblings, and her three sons 1878-1940 


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Graphic Materials (39153019938580)   11

Scope and Contents

This file contains a series of photographs, primarily of Ellen Emmet Rand, from childhood to later life. In addtion there are photographs of her parents and siblings as well as her three sons. The photographs have been organzied by content, first with pictures of Ellen Emmet Rand, then her parents and siblings, and finally the photos of Rand's three sons. Where possible the photographs of Rand, her parents and siblings, and her sons have been given a chronological order.

Photograph of Ellen Emmet Rand and sisters 1879-1880 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials   787

box

Photograph of "Posie" [Rosina Hubley Emmet] 1885   1 Photographic Prints Tintype

Scope and Contents

Researchers should take care when removing the tintype photograph from its sleeve. Hold the container upright and in order to prevent the material from sliding out.

9

Photograph of William & Henry James 1890 


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Graphic Materials (39153019938580)   183

Publicity photographs of Ellen Emmet Rand 1897-1898 


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Graphic Materials   785

Photograph of Ellen Emmet Rand and William Blanchard Rand shortly after marriage 1910 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials   786

St. Gaudens Law Suit 1911 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   12

Court Document for the Estate of Susannah Puglsey 1924 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   13

American Magazine of Art, vol.19. no.9 1928 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   14

American Magazine of Art, vol.19 no.9, Ellen Emmet Rand 1928 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   15

Photograph of Ellen Emmet Rand and her three sons 1930 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials   784

Photographs of Ellen Emmet Rand, her husband, children, and grandchildren 1940 


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Graphic Materials (39153019938580)   18

Scope and Contents

This file contains a series of photographs from a single sitting. The photographs are of Ellen Emmet Rand together with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Biographical Information Undated, 1954 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   16

Promotional Material: Eminent Berkshire Women 1988 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   189

Subseries: Stereographs of Family 

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid shot of woman reclining reading a book, indoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Portrait of woman and young boy outside, view of the road towards the south-east, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
    box
digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Family portrait with dogs, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
    box
digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid sitting shot of family with dogs, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
    box
digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Portrait of three women with dog, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
    box
digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Portrait of young boy with dog, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
    box
digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid shot of children gathered, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid shot of young girl with cat, indoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid shot of couple drinking together, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Candid shot of young man with dogs on the S.S. Minnewaska, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Stereographs/Box5 Portrait of young man on horseback, outdoors Undated 


    box
Graphic Materials   5
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digitization in process (39153019930694)   5

Subseries: Newspaper Clippings 1906-1992 

Scope and Content Note

The following sub-series contains a collection of newspaper clippings from 1906-1992 that deal with the career of Ellen Emmet Rand and notable events in her family. Such events include the public reception for Rand's exhibition and gallery showings as well as prominent marriages connected to the family.

Newspaper Clippings 1906 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   111

Newspaper Clippings 1914 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   112

Newspaper Clippings Undated, 1914 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   113

Newspaper Clippings 1921 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   114

Newspaper Clippings 1922 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   115

Newspaper Clippings 1924 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   116

Newspaper Clippings 1926 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   117

Newspaper Clippings 1927 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   118

Newspaper Clippings  1929 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   119

Newspaper Clippings  1930 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   120

Newspaper Clippings  1932 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   121

Newspaper Clippings  1933 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   122

Newspaper Clippings  1934 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   123

Newspaper Clippings  1935 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   124

Newspaper Clippings  1936 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   125

Newspaper Clippings  1937 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   126

Newspaper Clippings  1939 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   127

Newspaper Clippings  1941 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   128

Newspaper Clippings  1954 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   129

Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous Undated, 1931-1954 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   130

Newspaper Clippings of Exhibitions 1954 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   188

Newspaper Clippings  1979-1992 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   790

Subseries: Ellen Emmet Rand's Creative Works and Exhibition Catalogues 

Scope and Content Note

This sub-series contains photographs of the portraits painted by Ellen Emmet Rand, organized chronologically by year (1904-1930). In a few instances the specific subject of the portrait has been idenfitifed, however, the majority of the files have multiple portraits based on the volume of work that Rand produced year to year.

Exhibition Catalogues 1902-2007 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   134

Exhibitions, "Five Generations of the Emmet Family" 1936 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   131

Exhibition Catalogues 1950 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   133

Ellen Emmet Rand's drawings: A Christmas Card & Sketchbook drawings for Leslie 1884-1887 


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Mixed Materials   795

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:59 Illustrations for Vogue and Harpers Weekly 1895, undated 


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Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   259
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digitization in process (39153019930785)   259

Painting by Mary Foote, Ellen E. Rand in background  1897 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   198

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Grenville's Picture Book 1898 

Scope and Contents

Grenville's Sketch Book was orginally Ellen Emmet Rand's sketchbook that she had as a child in California. During the summer of 1898 Ellen Emmet Rand travelled to Giverny, France in order to visit her mother, step-father and step brother (Grenville Hunter). Sketches and verses that were separated from Grenville's Picture Book are also within this collection (Box 7, Folder 93).

8

Loose Sketches folded within Blue-green sketch book labelled "Sketches" 1899 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials   796

List of Painting and Portrait Information  1922-1942  


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   132

Photograph of Portrait, Dr. Walter James 1904 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   135

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:67 Photograph of Portrait, Colonel Henry Dupont 1906 


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Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   367
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digitized (39153019930959)   367

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:68 Photograph of Portrait, Mrs. Borum 1907 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   368
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digitized (39153019930967)   368

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:69 Photographs of Portraits 1908 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   369
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digitized (39153019930942)   369

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:70 Photographs of Portraits 1909 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   370
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digitized (39153019930934)   370

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:71 Photographs of Portraits 1910 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   371
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digitization in process (39153019930926)   371

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:72 Photographs of Portraits 1912 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   372
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digitized (39153019930918)   372

Photographs of Portraits 1913 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   136

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:73 Photographs of Portraits 1914 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   373
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digitized (39153019930900)   373

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:74 Photographs of Portraits 1917 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   374
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digitized (39153019930892)   374

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:75 Photographs of Portraits 1918 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   375
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digitized (39153019930884)   375

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:76 Photographs of Portraits 1919 


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Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   376
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digitized (39153019930876)   376

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:77 Photographs of Portraits 1920 


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Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   377
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digitized (39153019930868)   377

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:78 Photographs of Portraits 1921 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   378
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digitized (39153019930850)   378

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:79 Photographs of Portraits 1922 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   379
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digitized (39153019930843)   379

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:80 Photographs of Portraits 1923 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   380
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digitized (39153019930835)   380

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:81 Photographs of Portraits 1924 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   381
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digitized (39153019930827)   381

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:60 Photographs of Portraits 1925 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   260
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digitization in process (39153019930777)   260

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:61 Photographs of Portraits 1926 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   261
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digitization in process (39153019930769)   261

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:62 Photographs of Portraits 1927 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   262
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digitization in process (39153019930751)   262

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:63 Photographs of Portraits 1928 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   263
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digitization in process (39153019930744)   263

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:64 Photographs of Portraits 1929 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   264
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digitization in process (39153019930736)   264

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box2:65 Photographs of Portraits 1930 


    boxfolder
Mixed Materials (39153019930710)   265
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digitization in process (39153019930728)   265

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:82 Photographs of Portraits Undated 


    boxfolder
Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   382
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digitization in process (39153019930819)   382

Photographs and Reproductions of Rand's Paintings 1896-1933 


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Mixed Materials   791

Commissioned Portraits for Deceased 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   192

Scope and Contents

This folder also contains a raffle ticket for a commissioned portrait by Ellen E. Rand. The contribution value of the ticket is one dollar.

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3:66 Photographs of Ellen Emmet Rand Painting a Portrait Undated 


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Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   366
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digitized (39153019930975)   366

Loose Sketches 1925-1930 


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Mixed Materials   797

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Brown Sketch Book labelled "Ellen Emmet Rand 1928" 1928 

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frame

Self-portrait pencil sketch by Ellen Emmet Rand 1930   1 item

1

Ellen Emmet Rand's Sketch of her step-brother Grenville Hunter after his death 1932 


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Mixed Materials   794

Sketches made w/ Ellen Emmet Rand's step-brother Grenville Hunter, pages removed from Grenville's Picture Book 


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Mixed Materials   793
    frame
Graphic Materials   2

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/CreativeWorks/Box3 Sketchbook with charcoal, graphite, pastel sketches  Undated 


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Graphic Materials (39153019930793)   3Sketchbook

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Blue-green sketch book labelled "Sketches" Undated 

Scope and Contents

This sketch book contained a large collection of loose sketches that have been removed for the sake of preservation. Those sketches can be dfound in (Box 7, Folder 96).

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Optima Drawing Book Undated 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   110

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Handwritten Narrative in Black Notebook 

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains a handwritten narrative in a casual cursive hand. The hand switches from pencil to ink midway through and appears to be either incomplete or abandoned halfway through. The format seems to be inconsistent with diary and journal writings of Ellen Emmet Rand. Additionally, the proper names of those mentioned do not appear to align with biographical elements of Rand’s life. Researchers approaching this material should be aware that transcription of the notebook might be necessary to approach the content of the notebook in a consistent fashion.

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Subseries: Ellen Emmet Rand's Medals 

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Town of Salisbury Bicentennial Medal, Guest  1941 


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Realia   4
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digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Town of Salisbury Bicentennial Medal, Guest 1941 


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Realia   4
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digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Town of Salisbury Bicentennial Medal, Official 1941 


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Realia   4
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digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Sons of the Revolution Medal 1883 


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Realia   4
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digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Exposicion Internacional de Arte, Buenos Aires Medal 1910 


    box
Realia   4
    box
digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 New England Society in the City of New York Medal 1900 


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Realia   4
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digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 New England Society in the City of New York Medal, 100th Annual Festival  1905 


    box
Realia   4
    box
digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box4 Connecticut State Building Medal 1926 


    box
Realia   4
    box
digitization in process (39153019930702)   4

 2015-0071/SeriesI:BiographicalMaterials/Medals/Box5 Lousiana Purchase Exposition, Silver Medal 1904 


    box
Realia   9
    box
digitization in process   9

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Series II: Correspondence 1907-2012  (bulk)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the assorted correspondences to and from Ellen Emmet Rand (1907-1942). The correspondences cover both professional and personal interests related to her career as an artist and private correspondences among family and friends. Of particular interest are the letters that deal with the rates for commissioning portraits and the letters of graditude upon recieving the completed works. The correspondences are arranged chronologically by year.

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Ellen Emmet Rand's Stationary Notebook, Contains Blank Stationary Undated 

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Correspondence 1900-06-08 


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Text   1100

Correspondence  1907 


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Text (39153019938580)   137

Correspondence  1913 


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Text (39153019938580)   138

Correspondence  1922 


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Text (39153019938580)   139

Correspondence  1925 


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Text (39153019938580)   140

Correspondence  1926 


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Text (39153019938580)   141

Correspondence  1927 


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Text (39153019938580)   142

Correspondence  1928 


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Text (39153019938580)   143

Correspondence  1929 


    boxfolder
Text (39153019938580)   144

Correspondence  1930 


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Text (39153019938580)   145

Correspondence  1932 


    boxfolder
Text (39153019938580)   146

Correspondence  1933 


    boxfolder
Text (39153019938580)   147

Correspondence  1934 


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Text (39153019938580)   148

Correspondence  1935 


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Text (39153019938580)   149

Correspondence  1936 


    boxfolder
Text (39153019938580)   150

Correspondence  1937 


    boxfolder
Text (39153019938580)   151

Correspondence  1938 


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Text (39153019938580)   152

Correspondence  1939 


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Text (39153019938580)   153

Correspondence  1940 


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Text (39153019938580)   154-55

Correspondence  1941 


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Text (39153019938580)   156

Correspondence  1942 


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Text (39153019938580)   157

Correspondence  Undated 


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Text (39153019938580)   158

Correspondence to Ellen Rand, granddaughter of Ellen Gertrude Emmet Rand 1997-2012 


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Text   199

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with descendants of individuals whose portraits were painted by Ellen Emmet Rand. Correspondence concerns the verification of information regarding paintings for catalogue raisonne.

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Series III: Personal Diaries  

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the personal diaries of Ellen Emmet Rand (with one exception of a notepad from Ellen G. Emmet). The diaries contain the personal thoughts and musings of Ellen Emmet Rand from 1927 to 1941. In several instances diaries in the same year overlap, having different entries over the same span of days. Most diaries contain frequent, and in many cases daily entires. As a result, the diaries are of particular interest for gaining insight on the daily life of Ellen Emmet Rand and a view of life during the early twentieth century.

Loose Diary Pages Undated 


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Mixed Materials (39153019938580)   19

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Ellen G. Emmet's notepad 1900-1901 

6

The National Date Book 1918 

Scope and Contents

July 6 entry references the death of former New York Mayor John P. Michell, the result of an airplane crash.

6

Day by Day Personal Diary 1926 

6

The Standard Daily Reminder 1927 

6

The Keystone Diary 1927 

6

The Excelsior Diary 1928 

6

The Excelsior Diary 1929 

6

The Excelsior Diary 1930 

6

The Excelsior Diary 1931 

6

The National Diary 1931 

6

The Excelsior Diary 1931 

6

The National Diary 1932 

6

 2015-0071/SeriesIII:Diaries/Box6:1933 The National Diary 1933 

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 2015-0071/SeriesIII:Diaries/Box6:1934 The National Diary 1934 

6

The [Business] Yearbook 1935 

6

The National Diary [mostly blank] 1936 

6

The National Diary 1936 

6

The Year 1937 

6

Jacksonian Diary 1938 

6

The Year 1939 

6

The National Diary, The Year 1940 

6

The Standard Daily Reminder 1941 

6

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