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Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series according to individual family members; each series is arranged into subseries and material within each subseries is arranged chronologically.

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Series 1: Clifford and Kate Berryman Papers , 1829-1963, undated
7.9 Linear feet
boxes 1-7, 11-12, 16, OVs 14-15

This series is arranged into ten subseries:
  • 1.1: Biographical Material, 1847-1961
  • 1.2: Diaries, 1928-1948
  • 1.3: Correspondence, 1829-1953, undated
  • 1.4: Business Records, 1874-1937
  • 1.5: Notes, 1940-1963, undated
  • 1.6: Writings, 1944-1946, undated
  • 1.7: Artwork, circa 1882-1945, undated
  • 1.8: Scrapbooks, 1902-1945
  • 1.9: Printed Material, 1856-1972, undated
  • 1.10: Photographs, 1892-1949, undated
The Clifford and Kate Berryman papers are on reels 4767-4773, D111.
1.1: Biographical Material, 1847-1961
Material found here includes 25 of Clifford's identity cards and a scrapbook of Kate's genealogical research material, including notes, letters, clippings, and photographs.
Description Container
Clifford Berryman's identity cards, 1906-1950
1
1
Scrapbook of Kate Berryman's genealogical research, 1847-1961
1
2-6
1.2: Diaries, 1928-1948
These diaries were written primarily by Kate Berryman, with a few entries in the 1928 volume written by Clifford.
Description Container
Diaries, 1928-1931, 1936
1
7-8
Diaries, 1936, 1940-1941, 1947-1948
1
9-11
1.3: Correspondence, 1829-1953, undated
This series includes a scrapbook of greeting cards to family members illustrated by Clifford and Jim Berryman, but primarily contains letters written by presidents, notable politicians, and other political cartoonists, discussing Clifford Berryman's work.
See Appendix for list of notable correspondents from Series 1.3
Description Container
Scrapbook of greeting cards illustrated by Clifford and Jim Berryman, 1901-1934
Reel 4768
1
12
General correspondence, 1829-1916, undated
Reel 4769
2
1-69
General correspondence, 1917-April, 1925
Reel 4769
3
1-44
General correspondence, May, 1925-1928
Reel 4770
3
45-62
General correspondence, 1929-1938
Reel 4770
4
1-60
General correspondence, 1939-April, 1942
Reel 4770
5
1-25
General correspondence, April, 1942-April, 1953
Reel 4771
5
26-65
1.4: Business Records, 1874-1937
This series consists of receipts and legal records which include a 1903 copyright document for C. Berryman's cartoons of the 58th House, and a 1937 codicil to Kate Berryman's will.
Description Container
Financial records, receipts, 1874-1936
6
1
Legal records, 1903, 1937
6
2
1.5: Notes, 1940-1963, undated
The Cultus Club guest book found here includes cartoons by Jim Berryman, Gib Crockett, and the Minnigerodes, and notes of William E. Knight's 80th birthday.
Description Container
Guest book for the Cultus Club hosted by Kate Berryman, 1940-1963
6
3
List of works by Clifford Berryman, circa 1943-1945
6
4
Miscellaneous notes, undated
6
5
1.6: Writings, 1944-1946, undated
This series includes lecture notes, manuscripts for speeches, poems, typescripts of writings by others, and miscellaneous writings.
Description Container
Lecture notes, undated
6
6
Manuscripts for speeches, undated
6
7
Poems, undated
6
8
Typescripts of writings by others, 1944-1946
6
9
Miscellaneous writings, 1946, undated
6
10
1.7: Artwork, circa 1882-1945, undated
Artwork consists of two sketchbooks, including one from Clifford's childhood, cartoon portraits, political cartoons, cartoons of Gridiron Club skits, and miscellaneous drawings. Also found is artwork by others including Frank Barnard, Casterlind, Cesar, Davenport, Buddy Flake, Frank Godwin, and A. Parker, Will Robinson. See also box 11 (sol), OV 14, and OV 15 for oversized artwork including political cartoons.
Description Container
Sketchbook, circa 1882-1885
6
11
Sketchbook, 1889
6
12
Cartoon portraits (see also Box 11, OV 14-15), 1912-1945, undated
6
13-23
Drawings on Acetate, circa 1912-1918
6
24
Miscellaneous cartoons, undated
6
25
Cartoons (50) of Gridiron Club skits, undated
6
26-29
Miscellaneous drawings (38), 1913-1942, undated
6
30-31
Artwork by others, 1903, undated
6
32
Oversized Cartoons, 1912-1945, undated
11
Oversized Cartoons, 1912-1945, undated
14
Oversized Cartoons, 1912-1945, undated
15
1.8: Scrapbooks, 1902-circa 1945
This series consists of a scrapbook volume of clippings, some loose pages of clippings and photographs, and a scrapbook of memorabilia collected by Kate Berryman regarding her husband. The latter, titled "Treasures and Heart Throbs," includes letters from Bernard Baruch, William Jennings Bryan, Harry Flood Byrd, Jay Darling, John Nance Garner, Herbert Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge, Harry Truman, and Woodrow Wilson. Also included are clippings, cartoons, printed material, and photographs of Clifford family members, William Jennings Bryan, John Nance Garner, Brenda Putnam, and William Howard Taft.
Description Container
Scrapbook of clippings, 1902-1905
6
33
Scrapbook (fragment), clippings and photographs, circa 1938
6
34
Scrapbook, "Treasures and Heart Throbs", 1905-1945
16
1
Scrapbook, "Treasures and Heart Throbs", 1905-1945
16
2
Scrapbook, "Treasures and Heart Throbs", 1905-1945
16
3
1.9: Printed Material, 1856-1972, undated
Printed material includes clippings about the Berrymans, a scrapbook of clippings illustrated by Clifford, clippings of cartoons, reproductions of artwork by Clifford and others (including Cruikshank, Duke, Sykes?, "Bill," Nelson, Packer, and Tyrrell), publications illustrated by Clifford, printed material concerning the Gridiron Club, announcements, programs, and brochures. See also OV 15 for oversized printed material.
Description Container
Clippings, 1856-1907, undated
6
35-47
Clippings of cartoons, 1899-1936, undated
6
48-63
Clippings of cartoons, 1937-1949
7
1-20
Reproductions of artwork by C. Berryman, undated
7
21-24
Reproductions of artwork by others, undated
7
25
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, poems, undated
7
26
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, American Statesman booklet, 1899
7
27
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, book Berryman Cartoons, 1900
7
28
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, Taft Truths magazine, 1912
7
29
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, book The Cartoon Book, 1918
7
30
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, National Press Club Yearbook, 1936
7
31
Publications illustrated by C. Berryman, book The Campaign Of '48 In Star Cartoons, 1948
7
32
Printed material concerning the Gridiron Club, 1912-1945
7
33
Announcements and programs, 1894-1946, undated
7
34-36
Brochures, 1908-1942, undated
7
37
Miscellaneous printed material, 1860-1916
7
38
Oversized Scrapbook of clippings illustrated by C. Berryman, 1891-1895
12
1
Oversized Printed Material
15
1.10: Photographs, 1892-1949, undated
Photographs are of Clifford, Kate, various family members, and friends including William Jennings Bryan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft at a ballpark. There are also photographs of miscellaneous events, travel views (of Washington D.C., Mount Vernon and the Grand Canyon), and artwork. Miscellaneous politicians include speakers Clark, Cannon, and Gillette, a view of the House of Representatives (with C. Berryman to the left of the clock?) and James K. Vardaman, Mississippi Senator from 1914. Miscellaneous events show Clifford Berryman posing with various groups and individuals, including Marietta Andrews. See also box 12 (sol) for oversized photographs.
Description Container
Clifford Berryman (see also Box 12), 1892-1949
7
39-43
Kate Berryman, 1895-1901
7
44
Family members, 1899-1903
7
45
Children of Berryman's friends, 1899-1911, undated
7
46-47
Friends, miscellaneous, 1899-1911
7
48
Friends, William Jennings Bryan, 1915
(autographed mat)
7
49
Friends, Charles D. Hilles, 1911
(autographed mat)
7
50
Friends, L. C. Moore, undated
(hand-colored tintype)
7
51
Friends, Franklin D. Roosevelt, undated
(autographed mat)
7
52
Friends, William Howard Taft, circa 1913
7
53
Friends, William Jennings Bryan, Josephus Daniels, Robert N. Harper, and C. Berryman at ballpark, 1913
7
54
Friends, Miscellaneous politicians, 1914, undated
7
55
Miscellaneous events, 1925-1948
7
56
Travel photographs, undated
7
57-58
Photographs of artwork, undated
7
59
Miscellaneous photographs, undated
7
60
Oversized Photographs of Clifford Berryman, 1892-1949
12
2

Series 2: Florence Berryman Papers , 1902-1984
2.3 Linear feet
boxes 8-10, sol 13

This series is arranged into ten subseries:
  • 2.1: Biographical Material, 1918, 1957
  • 2.2: Diaries, 1935-1938, 1966
  • 2.3: Correspondence, 1924-1984, undated
  • 2.4: Financial Material, 1922-1937
  • 2.5: Notes, 1910-1956
  • 2.6: Writings, 1932-1978, undated
  • 2.7: Subject File, 1922-1947
  • 2.8: Printed Material, 1922-1976, undated
  • 2.9: Artwork, 1931-1961, undated
  • 2.10: Photographs, 1902-1942, undated
The Florence Berryman papers are on reels 4773-4776.
2.1: Biographical Material, 1918, 1957
This subseries contains a high school program and an award certificate.
Description Container
Biographical material, 1918, 1957
8
1
2.2: Diaries, 1935, 1938, 1966
The three diaries found here were written by Florence, including the latter, which describes travel in the Mediterranean.
Description Container
Diaries, 1935, 1938, 1966
8
2-3
2.3: Correspondence, 1924-1984, undated
Correspondence in this subseries primarily concerns the Washington D.C. art scene. Below is a list of notable correspondents:
  • American Association to Promote Teaching of Speech to the Deaf: 18 Jun 1936
  • Amini, Dr. Ali (Ambassador of Iran): 04 Jun 1956
  • Atkyns, Lee: 08 Jan 1946, 16 Jun 1946, 16 Nov 1948
  • Byrd, Harry Flood: 10 May 1950
  • Finley, David E. (Director, National Gallery): 25 Oct 1945
  • Hoover, Herbert: 30 Jan 1930 (printed invitation)
  • Kane, Theodora: 13 Dec 1945, 03 Feb 1957
  • Kellogg, Janet Reig: 19 Jan 1932
  • Lahey, Richard: 20 May 56
  • Mechlin, Leila: 03 August 1931, 04 Apr 1937, 11 Nov 1939, 24 Mar 1939, 23 Apr 1939, 08 Jun 1941, 11 Jul 1941, 23 Sep 1941, 13 Jun 1943 (letter from F. Berryman), 16 Jun 1943, 1947
  • Pattee, Elsie Dodge (American Society of Miniature Painters): 14 Dec 1934
  • Perlmutter, Jack: 06 Dec 1945, 25 Dec 1947
  • Sipprell, Clara E.: 06 Dec 1938
  • Taylor, Prentiss: undated, 30 Jun 1945, 30 May 1955
  • Truman, Bess: 02 Oct 1952 (printed invitation)
Description Container
Correspondence, 1924-1945, undated
8
4-23
Correspondence, 1946-1955
8
24-51
Correspondence, 1956-1984
9
1-10
2.4: Financial Material, 1922-1937
This subseries consists of a record of compensation received for free-lance literary production.
Description Container
Record of compensation, 1922-1937
9
11
2.5: Notes, 1910-1956
This subseries includes notes on the hard-of-hearing, artists' biographies, notes on the history of the American Federation of Arts, and lists of works by Clifford Berryman.
Description Container
Notes on the hard-of-hearing, 1936
9
12
Artist biographies, 1926-1956
9
13
Notes on history of the American Federation of Arts, 1910-1947
9
14
Notebook: American Federation of Arts traveling exhibitions publicity, 1933-1936
9
15
Notebook: Statement to corporations on the Cultural Development Fund, 1949-1951
9
16
Lists of works by C. Berryman, undated
9
17
Miscellaneous notes, 1937-1948
9
18
2.6: Writings, 1932-1978, undated
Description Container
Lectures, 1937-1948
9
19
Miscellaneous writings by F. Berryman, 1932-1978, undated
9
20-22
Typescript: "Prints: The Commonest Form of Art"; by William Ivins, undated
9
23
2.7: Subject File, 1922-1947
Description Container
Stained glass and Joseph G. Reynolds, 1922-1947
9
24-25
2.8: Printed Material, 1922-1976, undated
This subseries includes clippings about Florence, a scrapbook of clippings written by Florence, unbound clippings written by Florence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and picture postcards of World's Fair murals and sculpture.
Description Container
Clippings, 1937-1976
9
26
Clippings written by F. Berryman, 1932-1955
9
27-44
Clippings written by F. Berryman, 1956-1962
10
1-6
Exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1941-1957, undated
10
7-8
Picture postcards of World's Fair murals and sculpture, 1940
10
9-10
Miscellaneous printed material, 1928-1953
10
11
Oversized Scrapbook of articles written by F. Berryman, 1922-1931
13
1
2.9: Artwork, 1931-1961, undated
Miscellaneous artwork includes a 1931 silhouette of Louise Browning; an undated etching of a name plate for Ernest Buttrick by Sara Eugenia Blake; and two undated name tags for Flossie by Jim Berryman. The scrapbook of artwork by members of the Society of Washington Artists includes work by the following: Olive Acheson, J? Oliver Asher, Martha Moffett Bache, C. Bea---m, Mimi Debois Bolton (1936), Samuel Bookatz, Kathleen Bruskin, Melvin Buckner, M. Comes, Mary Cover (photo of sculpture), James V. Cupoli, Deo, Eboli, Clare Feiriter, M.E. Foster (1961), Ruth Galoon, L. Gomersall, Himmel, R.B. Hobbs, Cornelia Hollander (1961 photograph of drawing), Hounanina, Lois M. Jones, 1938, M. Keshishian, Richard Lahey, Lewis, Leonard Maurer (1961), Alfred McAdams, G. Milligan (1959), Marguerite Munn?, Ruth Osgood, Rennie? (1957), T. Rostad (photo of drawing), Mary Etta Sharpe, R. Shute (1952), M. Snow?, Trietro?, Yanosky (1961).
Description Container
Miscellaneous artwork (see also Box 13), 1937, undated
10
12
Oversized Scrapbook of artwork by members of Society of Washington Artists, 1936-1961
13
2-3
2.10: Photographs, 1902-1942, undated
Photographs in this subseries are of Florence, artists, and of the jury for the 46th Annual Exhibition in Chicago. Photographs of artists include a 1938 photograph of Stefan Hirsch, and undated photographs of Victoria Huston Huntley, Ward Lockowod, Oronzio Maldarelli, and Boardman Robinson. Photographs of the jury for the 46th Annual Exhibition, Chicago, picture Alfeo Faggi, Ernest Fiene, and Mangravite Peppino.
Description Container
Photographs of F. Berryman, 1902-circa 1925
10
13
Photographs of artists, 1938, undated
10
14
Photographs of Jury, Chicago, 1942
10
15

Series 3: Jim Berryman Papers , 1919-1964, undated
1.1 Linear feet
box 10, sol 13

Jim Berryman's papers include correspondence, artwork and printed material. Notable correspondents include Guy M. Gillette (Senator from Iowa), July 22, 1943; and John J. O'Connor (Congressman, New York), December 8, 1936. Artwork consists of cartoons of family members, political cartoons and miscellaneous artwork.
The Jerry Berryman papers are on reel 4776.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1915-1952, undated
10
16
Artwork (see also Box 13), 1948, undated
10
17
Printed material, clippings about Jim Berryman, 1934-1958
10
18
Printed material, clippings of cartoons, 1930-1964, undated
10
19-48
Oversized Artwork, 1927-1948, undated
13
4

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