1938 Walt Disney Hyperion Studio Employment Letter.

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1938 Walt Disney Hyperion Studio Employment Letter.
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(Disney, 1938) A 1-page form letter with typed address and salutation on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs letterhead that was sent in response to an employment inquiry by a young female artist. The now-infamous form letter details Walt Disney Productions employment policy regarding women, stating that, "Women do not do any of the creative work in the connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men... The only work open to women consists of tracing the characters on clear celluloid sheets with India ink and filling the tracings on the reverse side with paint according to directions." The letter caries the facsimile signature of "Mary Cleave." The original Mickey Mouse Walt Disney Productions transmittal envelope and a copy of the original letter on carbon typing paper from the would-be applicant with a newspaper job listing stapled to the upper left corner is included. Measuring 11"x8.5", the piece is in very good condition with some diagonal lines of brown toning, original transmittal folds, and staple holes.