John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958

Held, John, b. 1889 d. 1958
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 600 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Biographical material; an annotated chronology of events and activities; a list of illustrations; published illustrations and articles; book jackets; personal and family photographs and photographs of his sculpture; a small group of correspondence; press clippings; and scrapbooks containing clippings, illustrations and cartoons. Included is an extended reminiscence of Held's boyhood in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical/Historical Note: John Held, 1889-1958, was an illustrator, Westport, Conn. and Palm Beach, Fla. He was most famous for his Jazz Age era illustrations for the New Yorker. He also produced watercolor landscapes and sculpture. [Not to be confused with John Held, Jr., b. 1947, associated with Mail Art]

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