James D. Herbert papers, 1950-1971

Herbert, James D.
Sculptor, Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, exhibition materials, clippings and miscellaneous printed material concerning Herbert.

Reel 1327: Photographs of Herbert, his works and models; photographs from a scrapbook of World War II posters for the U.S. Office of War Information and a portion of a scrapbook of the Meeting Place Gallery (containing photographs of works, a list of artists and biographical sketches).

Unmicrofilmed: Correspondence; sketches; notes; notes and drafts for proposed publications on composition design; three scrapbooks and three journals of The Meeting Place Gallery; a scrapbook of his graphics and magazine illustrations, and a scrapbook of clippings on education; exhibition information; price lists; clippings; printed miscellany; a diploma; and two photographs of Herbert.

Biographical/Historical Note: Writer and graphic artist; Providence, Rhode Island. Full name James Drummond Herbert. Born 1896. Died 1970.

The donor, Elizabeth Herbert, is the widow of James D. Herbert.

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