Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Materials in the Hoover Institution Archives

Detail of a mural by Diego Rivera
Detail of a mural by Diego Rivera showing scenes of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, 1931. (Leo Eloesser Papers, box 25, Hoover Institution Archives)
Cover of catalog for the first exhibit of Frida Kahlo’s art in the United States, 1937
Cover of catalog for the first exhibit of Frida Kahlo’s art in the United States, 1938. Some of the listed paintings are on display in the Frida Kahlo show, currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Bertram D. Wolfe papers, box 117, Hoover Institution Archives)
Frida Kahlo with Leon Trotsky
Frida Kahlo with Leon Trotsky shortly after his arrival in Mexico, 1937. (Bertram D. Wolfe papers, box 211, Hoover Institution Archives)
Frida Kahlo’s lipstick imprint on her letter to  Bertram Wolfe
Frida Kahlo’s lipstick imprint on her letter to Bertram Wolfe, March 24, 1936. She signs herself “Chicua,” an affectionate nickname given to her by Diego Rivera, and calls Wolfe “Boit.” (Bertram D. Wolfe papers, box 211, Hoover Institution Archives)
Notes taken by Dr. Leo Eloesser after his medical examination of Frida Kahlo, 1950
Notes taken by Dr. Leo Eloesser after his medical examination of Frida Kahlo, 1950. (Leo Eloesser papers, box 27, Hoover Institution Archives)