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Juliette Wiles Staats marbled paper collection

Identifier: Mss 0114

Collection Overview

This collection contains marbled papers created by Juliette Staats. Some scraps contain formulas for colors used written on the back of the paper in pencil. Full sheets are stamped "Decorated Juliette W. Staats Papers" or signed Juliette W. Staats. 79 full sheets (60-64 cm. x 50-53 cm.); 10 partial sheets (47-66 cm. x 48-63 cm.); 103 scraps (19-53 cm. x 14-48 cm.).


  • Creation: [between 1906-1992]


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Juliette Staats first came to Charleston in 1941 with her husband Philip. She was very active with the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and the Carolina Art Association. In addition to gardening, Juliette Staats enjoyed bookbinding, paper-making, and paper marbling. She established the Dudley L. Vaill Memorial Bindery at the Gibbes Art Gallery. It was later relocated to the Confederate Home on Chalmer Street in Charleston, S.C. Her fine book arts library is part of the Special Collections at the College of Charleston Library.


2.65 linear feet (1 oversize flat box) ; 79 full sheets (60-64 cm. x 50-53 cm.); 10 partial sheets (47-66 cm. x 48-63 cm.); 103 scraps (19-53 cm. x 14-48 cm.).

Inventory of the Juliette Wiles Staats Marbled Paper Collection, 1906-1992
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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