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Collection Title: Vanek (Sharon) Drawings

Accession Number: AM06-61

Dates: 2001 - 2005

Volume: 20 oversized folders (approx. 1 cubic feet)

Provenance: Given by the Estate of Sharon Vanek, via Jewel Tucker

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Sixteen folders of USM-related drawings by Hattiesburg artist, Sharon Vanek, and four folders of newspaper clippings showcasing some of Ms. Vanek’s work. Included are sketches of USM benefactors who have contributed one million dollars, or more, to Southern Miss. The sketches led to pen and ink portraits of the benefactors. Donors portrayed are:

James Baird Gary & Lori Giles
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Best, III Fay B. Kaigler
Gene and Karen Carlisle Aubrey & Ella Lucas
Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Liz & Larry Payne
Frank Day Mary & Joe Tatum, Jr.
Max & Susan Draughn

Also included are three folders containing drawings of the USM Golden Eagle, and one folder featuring drawings of a man identified only as “Robbie.”



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