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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999

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Series 8: Scrapbooks , 1903-1972
0.3 Linear feet
Box 10

The scrapbooks are largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material.
Volume 1 contains letters, among them notification of acceptance from the Ecole des Beaux Arts, work accepted for Salon d'Automne; American Academy in Rome announcement of Beach's eligibility to compete in the Prix de Rome preliminary competition, and a letter from Daniel Chester French regretting Beach's descision to withdraw from consideration; membership in The Architectural League of New York and National Sculpture Society; appointment to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Committee and U.S. Treasury Department Committee for 4th Liberty Loan; and from Jessica B. Piexotto, concerning a medal commemorating Children's Year. There are samples of book plates and a place card etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison, and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington to Chester Beach and Eleanor Hollis Murdock. Photographs include a view of the Mark Hopkins Art Institute's night school class attended by Beach, circa 1900-1902, and a portrait of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson. Also found are exhibitors' cards, certificates announcing Beach's election as an Associate member of the National Academy of Design; and the award of a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Volume 2 includes letters from the National Academy of Design about Beach's election as an Academician and the award of a gold medal; and from Frederick MacMonnies commending, Spirit of the Greek Games, Beach's sculpture at Barnard College. Also found are certificates from The Architectural League of New York announcing the award of its Medal of Honor, one naming Beach an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and a photograph of Beach working in his studio.
Volume 3, with the exception of one letter from Hazel Brill Jackson addressed to Beata Beach Porter, consists only of printed material, mostly newspaper clippings. It begins with obituaries of Chester Beach, and the first page contains the handwritten note "See: Obituary letters" (not part of the 2009 gift of Chester Beach papers described in this finding aid). Other printed items are a catalog of the 1966 Beach memorial exhibition with a related press release, and a brochure about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Volume 1, 1903-1919
10
1
Volume 2, 1919-1935
10
2
Volume 3 (disbound), 1956-1972
10
3

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