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Dell Wheeler marionettes and puppets scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: S6100

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a scrapbook on construction and performances of marionettes and puppets. Head modeling, use of tools such as rasps for shaping wood, joining wood parts, and so forth are depicted and described. Newspaper clippings chronicle regional performances by Wheeler beginning in December 1934 for Windermere Theater. Wheeler is named director. Wheeler partnered with Mrs. David E. Seashore. Puppeteers of Duluth, Superior, and other cities of Minnesota and Wisconsin organized as the Northwest Puppetry Guild.

Dates

  • 1934-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Dell Hinshaw Wheeler (died 1959) was an artist, a student of David Erickson.  She was the spouse of Daniel Wilbur Wheeler (died 1965, age 68) a Duluth physician and staff at Nopeming Sanitorium.  They had one daughter, Mrs. David Skotte, and a son D. W. Wheeler, Jr.Dell Hinshaw Wheeler (died 1959) was an artist, a student of David Erickson. She was the spouse of Daniel Wilbur Wheeler (died 1965, age 68) a Duluth physician and staff at Nopeming Sanitorium. They had one daughter, Mrs. David Skotte, and a son D. W. Wheeler, Jr.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of a scrapbook on construction and performances of marionettes and puppets. Head modeling, use of tools such as rasps for shaping wood, joining wood parts, and so forth are depicted and described.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.
  • Amusements Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Arts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Performing arts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Puppet making Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Puppetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scrapbooks Subject Source: Local sources
Title
Guide to the Dell Wheeler marionettes and puppets scrapbook
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526