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Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987

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Series 6: Scrapbooks , 1912-1968
(Boxes 6-7: 0.5 linear feet)

This series consists of three scrapbooks. One scrapbook contains clippings of editorial cartoons by Dehn's mentor and friend, the artist Boardman Robinson; the other two scrapbooks contain clippings, editorial cartoons, and exhibition announcements related to Dehn. Additionally there are several files of loose items that have become separated from the scrapbooks that contained them. There is a file of loose items that has been labeled "Extra Items from Scrapbook," a title provided by an earlier processor for a discrete group of documents that consist of a handwritten biographical note, photographs, and clippings. It is not known which scrapbook originally contained these items.
One of the Dehn scrapbooks (Scrapbook I) is comprised of large loose sheets on which clippings, editorial cartoons, telegrams, programs, and exhibition announcements have been affixed. Included among the files of loose items are two early ink drawings of Gibson Girls by Dehn, posters, examples of his Christmas cards, as well as additional clippings and exhibition announcements.
The other scrapbook (Scrapbook II) contains similar items, the bulk of which have remained affixed to the pages. Although unbound, the pages are stored within the front and back covers. Dehn's faded monogram is visible on the front cover. This scrapbook begins with a high school graduation announcement from 1914 and contains clippings and exhibition announcements that span from that early date to 1942. It also includes a loose 1929 announcement from the Weyhe Gallery, which contains a brief note to his mother and sister reporting early sales of his work form the exhibition.
Additional clippings, exhibition announcements, as well as examples of Dehn's editorial cartoons, magazine covers, and Christmas card designs can be found in the Printed Materials series.
The large sheets of Scrapbook I, as well as oversize loose items, have been arranged in rough chronological order. The clippings and other detached items from Scrapbook I have been arranged by format and date into several standard sized files. Due to the presence of adhesive residue, these files are heavily interleaved.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook - Boardman Robinson Editorial Cartoons, 1912-1914
6
6
Scrapbook I, circa 1912-1945
(Comprised of loose oversize sheets, distributed amongst 6 folders, located in Box 7)
6
7
Scrapbook I - Loose Items, circa 1912-1945
(6 folders; oversize loose items are located in Box 7)
6
8-13
Scrapbook II, circa 1914-1942
(Oversize scrapbook is located in Box 7)
6
14
Extra Items from Scrapbook, circa 1917-1968
6
15
Oversize Scrapbook I Sheets and Loose Items, circa 1912-1945
(related items located in Box 6, Folders 8-13)
7 (sol)
Oversize Scrapbook II, circa 1914-1942
7 (sol)

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