Guide to the Agnes L. Reynes-Williams Correspondence From Gisele Freund 1986-1994
Cage 719

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Reynes-Williams, Agnes L.
Title
Agnes L. Reynes-Williams Correspondence From Gisele Freund
ID
Cage 719
Date [inclusive]
1986-1994
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
Agnes Reynes-Williams, a young physician from the Philippines, first wrote to Gisele Freund, a well-known European photographer, after reading an article about her in Reader's Digest magazine in 1986. This collection consists of 18 letters from photographer Gisele Freund to Dr. Agnes L. Reynes-Williams.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Agnes L. Reynes-Williams Correspondence from Gisele Freund, 1986-1994

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Agnes Reynes-Williams, a young physician from the Philippines, first wrote to Gisele Freund, a well-known European photographer, after reading an article about her in Reader's Digest magazine in 1986. Freund wrote back, and this commenced a correspondence which continued through 1994. The two women never met.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 18 letters from photographer Gisele Freund to Dr. Agnes L. Reynes-Williams. The correspondence demonstrates a relationship that began with Reynes-Williams' interest in Freund's work and life, and progressed to a long-distance friendship. In her letters, Freund provided Reynes-Williams with encouragement and advice related to her career, and also discussed her own life and travels. In her 80s at the beginning of the correspondence (she described herself as "over 70"), Freund was still professionally active, and she frequently wrote about her work, including her books, exhibits and public appearances, and a visiting scholar grant she received from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Dr. Agnes L. Reynes-Williams donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2007 (MS 2007-05).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2007 by Cheryl Gunselman

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Gisele Freund Papers, 1933-1990 ( Cage 678)

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Records and correspondence.

Personal Name(s)

  • Freund, Gisèle.
  • Freund, Gisèle -- Correspondence.
  • Reynes-Williams, Agnes L. -- Correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Fine Arts
  • Medicine and Health

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Collection Inventory

 

Letters from Gisele Freund to Agnes Reynes-Williams 

Box Folder

1986 

1 1

1987 

1 2

1989-1990 (includes photograph of Freund) 

1 3

1993-1994 

1 4
Box Folder

Supporting documentation provided by donor (copies of articles, including obituaries) 

1 5

Administrative file 

1 6

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