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Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection

Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection
Creator: O'Kelley, Mattie Lou
Inclusive Dates: 1984-1987
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3285
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) was a folk artist born in Maysville, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence addressed to Stephanie Tardell from 1985-1987. Correspondence regards Mattie O'Kelley's new cards, and O'Kelley's paintings, and correspondents include Mattie O'Kelley and Louis B. Tishler, Jr. of law offices of Tishler & Wald, Ltd, Chicago, Illinois. The collection also includes a brochure regarding Mattie Lou O'Kelley's Down Home Memories plate collection, and two plates from the collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Stephanie Tardell.

Preferred Citation

Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection, ms3285, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Folk art (traditional art)
Folk artists -- Georgia.
Plates (dishes)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1985-1987
12Brochure, 1985
13Cleaning off the Cemetery porcelain plate, 1985
14Summer rain porcelain plate, 1985