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The Frances Prindle Taft Collection documents Franny’s long career as a teacher of art history at the Cleveland Institute of Art, her involvement as a member of the board of trustees and Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and her long relationship with Vassar College, her alma mater. The collection also contains papers about Franny’s service in the first class of WAVES during World War II, and the creation of the first planned community of mid-century modern homes in Cleveland. Negatives, photographs, slides, and films provide visual context to many of Franny’s activities with friends and family, and her travels. The collection includes Franny’s beloved travel journals, which contain her stunning watercolors of places she visited.

To view the finding aid, which includes more information on the life of Frances Prindle Taft and a complete inventory of the collection, visit http://library.clevelandart.org/frances-prindle-taft-collection.

 
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