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Cynthia Jaffe McCabe papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1987.A.0082

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    The Cynthia Jaffe McCabe papers consists of correspondence, photocopies of archival documents, photographs, slides, and other ephemera collected by art historian Cynthia Jaffe McCabe in preparation for a planned exhibit regarding the work of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee. Includes photographs of Fry and various artists and intellectuals, including Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, in and around Villa Air Bel, the Emergency Rescue Committee offices in Marseille, and other locations in unoccupied southern France in 1940-41. Also includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, unpublished manuscripts and other materials related to other projects.
    inclusive:  1940-1986
    Collection Creator
    Cynthia J. McCabe
    Cynthia Jaffee McCabe was a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution, where she curated the 1976 exhibit "The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976." She died in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, where she was doing preliminary work on a Hirshhorn exhibition of contemporary Latin American art.

    Physical Details

    32 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is thematic.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Marseille (France) France.

    Administrative Notes

    The Cynthia Jaffe McCabe papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by the estate of Cynthia Jaffee McCabe in 1987.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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