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Bird (Lauralee) papers, 1933-1972

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Bird (Lauralee) papers




University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art LibraryLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Lauralee Bird papers, 1933-1972, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville, Louisville.


2 folders

Scope and Content

The focus of this artist's collection is a series of twenty-one black and white drawings inscribed by Bird to poet and editor Harriet Monroe (1860-1936) "H. M." with notes and poems, all signed, titled and dated between 1933 and 1934. Also included are words and music for a "Lullaby by Lauralee Bird," with illustrations of a mother and child set within decorated borders, a black and white line drawing of self-portrait of Bird, and three signed brown and white line drawings, one with the note: "P.S. You haven't had a star from me in some months. Please accept this one as a token of my esteem." Nine line drawings in brown ink, unsigned, possibly represent costumes for a stage production. Correspondence with art librarian Margaret M. Bridwell in 1972 includes photostats of ten letters from Harriet Monroe to Bird from 1932 to 1936.


  • Art and Architecture

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