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Ceil Smith Thayer
Papermaking and Watermark Collection

1950 - 1980

Manuscript Collection Number: 92-60
Extent: 7 linear ft.
Content: research notebooks, slides, research files, and correspondence
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.

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Biographical Note


Ceil Smith Thayer was a graduate of the Fawcett School of the Industrial Arts and a postgraduate student at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. She held various production positions in advertising agencies and department stores in New York City from 1922-1928. After that, she held positions involving art in the corporate and publishing worlds. Later, Thayer collected boxes of material relating to watermarks toward her research on a book on the subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Ceil Smith Thayer Papermaking and Watermark Collection consist of 7 linear feet of material dating from 1950 to 1980. The collection consists of Thayer's research materials on Papermaking and Watermarks, and includes: research notebooks, slides, research files, and correspondence.

Related collections:

Thomas Gravell watermark collection

Paulette Greene paper collection

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