Catherine S. Gaines
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter, illustrator, and screenprinter Allen Saalburg, 1924-circa 2003, bulk 1940-1987, measure 0.8 linear feet. Included are professional correspondence, printed material, and a scrapbook. Most photographs are of Saalburg and his artwork. Also found are biographical material and subject files.
Biographical material consists of a chronology. Correspondence is with New York Graphic Society and Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Business conducted by Canal Press and exhibitions at Ink River Gallery are documented in the subject files. Books and World War II posters illustrated by Saalburg are among the printed material. A scrapbook consists mainly of printed material illustrated by Saalburg. Photographs include views of his home in Uhlerstown, Pennsylvania and the studio, Canal Press, in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Also found are photographs of a trip to Albrook Air Force Base, Panama Canal Zone, where he participated in an exhibition featuring paintings of military planes.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Executor Prudence Crowther donated the Allen Saalburg papers in 2004.
The collection was processed to a minimum level and a finding aid prepared by Catherine S. Gaines in 2013. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with the original folder titles, but not arranged further. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.