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Letters (3 items), 1976-3-24, 1976-05-14, 1976-12-01

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

In her letter dated March 24, 1976, Kloss describes the weather, the native flora, and their property that they owned for 20 years including the original Tiwa name of the area "mahualukima," translating loosely to the place where the mountain (meaning Pueblo Peak) is obscured. There was an arroyo on the property where one could rest and water the horses in the ditch when it flowed, but the mountain was no longer visible from this spot.
Scope and Contents In the following letter dated May 14, 1976, she discusses both the Bay Area and Taos, detailing the birds that frequent their property and the developing "ugly" town of Taos in contrast to the undeveloped land that still surrounds it. She mentions Ralph Phillips and the Collegium of Western Art as well as a sidenote about a Women Artists show and how she dislikes the idea of women banding together in the name of art.
Scope and Contents In the letter dated December 1, 1976, Kloss mentions recovering from a major surgery and hospital stays that year in March and June and needing to refrain from hiking and socializing as much. She notes that several of her doctors owned artwork by her. She also mentions difficulties in getting supplies such as mat paper and corrugated cardboard. She asks Kroll if he is able to obtain a certain type of copper plate as the only kind she is able to find is not best for drypoint.


  • 1976-3-24
  • 1976-05-14
  • 1976-12-01


From the Collection: 1 Box

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Lunder Research Center Repository

The Lunder Research Center for the Taos Society of Artists
The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
146 Kit Carson Road
Taos NM 87571 USA