Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection

Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: O'Kelley, Mattie Lou
Title: Mattie Lou O'Kelley collection
Dates: 1984-1987
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3285

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Stephanie Tardell.

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1985-1987
2Brochure, 1985
3 Cleaning off the Cemetery porcelain plate, 1985
4 Summer rain porcelain plate, 1985