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Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918

Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918

Fitzgerald, Charles, 1873-1958

Art critic

Representative image for Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918

This site provides access to the papers of Charles FitzGerald in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 1,180 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear feet

Summary: Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the "Evening Sun," "Sun," "New York Times," and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic Charles FitzGerald (1873-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his articles promoting Ash Can school artists.

Provenance

The Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks were donated in 1964 by Ira Glackens, FitzGerald's nephew, and in 2007 by Susan Corn Conway. Glackens was the son of portrait painter William Glackens and Edith Glackens; Edith's sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald was married to Charles. Conway purchased the Glackens' house where additional scrapbooks were located.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.

A Finding Aid to the Charles FitzGerald Scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Judy Ng
Biographical/Historical note
Art critic Charles FitzGerald (1873-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his articles promoting Ash Can school artists. As a writer for the
New York Evening Sun
and the
New York Sun
newspapers, FitzGerald frequently published critiques of the National Academy of Design, Society of American Artists, and other conventional art and institutions of his day. In 1915, he married Irene Dimock, whom he had met eleven years prior at the wedding of his close friends, the painter William Glackens and his wife, Edith Dimock Glackens.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Series 1: Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)
Scope and Contents note
Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the
Evening Sun
,
Sun
,
New York Times
, and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.
Provenance
The Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks were donated in 1964 by Ira Glackens, FitzGerald's nephew, and in 2007 by Susan Corn Conway. Glackens was the son of portrait painter William Glackens and Edith Glackens; Edith's sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald was married to Charles. Conway purchased the Glackens' house where additional scrapbooks were located.
Processing Information note
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement at some point after donation and were partially microfilmed on reel 101. All materials were prepared for digitization and described by Judy Ng in 2014 with funding provided by the Sansom Foundation.

Additional Forms Available

The collection was digitized in 2014 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages have not been scanned.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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