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Illustrated (erotic) notes and cards from Warren Chappell to his wife Lydia

 File — Flat_Box: Archival Oversized Box S 4, Oversize_Flat_File_folder: 2

Content Description

From the Collection:

These additions of MSS 10204 Warren Chappell papers contain letters, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and publications documenting the life and work of Warren Chappell from roughly 1929 to 2000. Janet Anderson, Shelah Kane Scott, and Calvin Otto were recipients and owners of the collections. The bulk of the collection is correspondence with colleagues, family, and friends including his wife Lydia Chappell. There is significant amounts of correspondence with Rafael Fernandez, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Clark Art Institute at Williamstown, Massachusettes; and correspondence with the staff at the University of Virginia. There are also personal and professional photographs and negatives; drawings and cartoons, and assorted ephemera and publications.


  • Creation: 1929-2000


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 3 Cubic Feet (6 document boxes and 4 oversize folders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Content Warning: Notes and cards contain erotic images that Chappell illustrated for his wife. Also contains content that may be offensive. Some materials may not be consistent with the positions, norms, and values of the University of Virginia community. These materials are products of their particular time and place and may represent positions, norms, values, and language which patrons may find offensive or disturbing. However, these records reflect the shared attitudes and values of the community from which they were collected and thus constitute an important social record. The Archives of the University of Virginia are committed to providing access to these items and strive to include contextual information for them through descriptive records and, where considered necessary, statements are attached to issue a warning about potentially sensitive content.

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States