Elena Sarni Project

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  • Manuscripts

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Folders 63.3105-63.3107



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This series contains two copies of a project completed in 2001 by Elena Sarni, the Nina Fletcher and Bertram Kimball Little Folk Arts Fellow from 2000 to 2001. The product of this fellowship was Sarni's twenty-eight page essay, "The Collection of Nina Fletcher and Bertram Kimball Little: A Living Legacy." The essay analyzes three aspects of Nina F. Little's career as a folk arts scholar and collector: the exhibitions to which she contributed, both as a lender and a scholar; her work as a consultant for the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection and as chairman of the Curatorial Advisory Committee at Old Sturbridge Village; and her contributions to the transformation of Cogswell's Grant from a summer home into a historic house museum. The appendix to the essay is a detailed, 235-page table listing all of the exhibitions to which the Littles loaned objects and which objects they loaned.

Researchers interested in the Littles' involvement in exhibitions may also wish to consult the Loans series, the Exhibitions series, and the Exhibition Catalogues, Pamphlets, and Other Publications series.


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Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little papers

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Folders 63.3105-63.3107