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Series 9 | A Finding Aid to the Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999 | Digitized Collection

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

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Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997
0.4 linear feet
Box 4

Most of the printed material is about or mentions Chester Beach, and quite a few items contain reproductions of his work. Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books are
The Jewel City
by Ben Macomber, and
The Sculpture and Murals of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Official Handbook
containing commentary on the Beach sculptures commissioned for the exposition. Two brochures are about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and one from The Society of Medalists reproduces Beach's work. Exhibition catalogs are for solo and group exhibitions. Miscellaneous items are calling cards of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Beach; and "The New Society Dinner of 1923" seating card. Also found is a printing block for a half-tone reproduction of an unidentified Beach sculpture, probably used for an article or catalog.
General art-related printed items consist of brochures and an exhibition catalog. The brochures are for the Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition and The Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Although neither brochure mentions Beach, he participated in the original Armory Show and his work appeared in its anniversary exhibition; and The Hall of Fame for Great Americans commissioned Beach to create six busts. Also found is a catalog,
Exhibition of a Loan Collection of the Work of Maxfield Parrish, Through the Kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Austin M. Purves
, date unknown, held at the Plastic Club in Philadelphia (Beach became acquainted with the Purveses in 1909 when Mr. Purves commissioned a marble portrait head of his wife).
Materials are arranged by subject and document type. Additional printed material is found in many project files (Series 2). All of the scrapbooks (Series 8) contain clippings, and volumes 1 and 2 include a variety of printed items such as exhibition catalogs, brochures, and a newsletter for Académie Julian students.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
DescriptionContainer
About/Mentioning Beach
Articles, 1918-1996
4
22
Books
An Historical Sketch of Fort Hill, Lloyd's Neck, Long Island
(with photographs of site for Beach's garden sculpture
Glint of the Sea
), 1918
4
23
Everyday Poems
by George Elliston (includes "To a Replica of Chester Beach's
Night
"), 1921
4
24
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Guide Books (2 volumes), 1915
4
25
Brochures, circa 1947-1960
4
26
Exhibition Catalogs, 1912-1997
4
27
Miscellaneous Items, 1923
4
28
Newspaper Clippings, 1945-1966
4
29
Printing Block for Half-tone Reproduction, circa 1920-1940
4
30
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1910
4
31
Art-Related
Brochures, 1976
4
32
Exhibition Catalog, Other Artist, circa 1920-1940
4
33

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.