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Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh papers

Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh papers
Creator: Cavanagh, Susan
Inclusive Dates: 1958-2005
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms3864
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh was a botanical illustrator and sculptor of nature-themed works. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelors in zoology and botany, and a master of fine arts in drama. She worked as an assistant curator for the Trent Collection in the History of Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, where her husband, Terry, was director. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions, scientific texts, journals, and children's books. Cavanagh was also a member of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, and the Friends of the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, articles, photographs, and printed material documenting Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh's life and career.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh, ms 3864, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cavanagh, Susan
Clippings (information artifacts)
Duke University. Medical Center
Scientific illustrations (images)
Sculpture (visual work)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1973-2005, 2003-2005
14Artwork captions and descriptions
15Printed material
16Clippings, 1958-2007
17Susan Carlton Smith Nature Sculptures workshop printout
1Harp Man sculpture photograph
Root playing a grasshopper leg harp with spider web strings.
1The Coach sculpture photograph
Two roots in a bark coach with hickory nut wheels, an oak leaf canopy, spider web strings for reins, and a male Rhinocerous Beetle pulling the coach.
1Don Quixote sculpture photograph
A root on a root with a pine needle spear on a Bracket Fungus field.
1The Drummer sculpture photograph
Praying Mantis beating a puff ball drum sitting atop a feline vertebrae.
1The Dancers sculpture photograph
Two roots dancing on a wasp's nest.