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Coulton Waugh and Waugh family papers, 1751-1974, bulk 1838-1974

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Coulton Waugh papers , circa 1896-1974
20 Linear feet
Box 1-13, 20-28, 31, 33-32, 35-53, 55-56

This series contains biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, book project files, teaching files, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork.
This series is arranged as 10 subseries.
  • 1.1: Biographical Materials, circa 1914-1958
  • 1.2: Correspondence, 1918-1975
  • 1.3: Writings and Notes, 1919-1970s
  • 1.4: Book Project Files, circa 1940-1974
  • 1.5: Teaching Files, 1955-1961
  • 1.6: Business and Financial Records, 1923-1960
  • 1.7: Printed Material, 1920-1974
  • 1.8: Scrapbooks, 1940-1960s
  • 1.9: Photographs, circa 1896-circa 1940
  • 1.10: Artwork, circa 1910-1960s
1.1: Biographical Materials, circa 1914-1958
Scattered biographical material includes address books, identification cards, and a passport.
Description Container
Address Books, circa 1930
1
1-2
Certificate, 1942
1
3
Identification Card, 1958
1
4
Birthplace Photo, circa 1940
1
5
Waugh Family History Written by Coulton Waugh, circa 1940
1
6
Passport, 1930
1
7
World War I Material, circa 1914
Likely Coulton Waugh's, possibly Frederick Judd Waugh's
1
8
Yearbook, 1958
1
9
1.2: Correspondence, 1918-1975
Professional and family correspondence includes incoming letters and scattered drafts of outgoing lettes. Correspondence relates to Waugh's professional and personal life and concerns his family, friends, arts organizations, and his comics. Correspondents include Gwen Waugh, Eugenie Waugh, Elizabeth Waugh, Odin Waugh, Grand Central Art Galleries, and the National Cartoonist Society among others.
Description Container
1910s-1920s, 1918-1922
1
10-11
1930s, 1930-1939
1
12-16
1940s, 1940-1949
1
17-22
1950s, 1950-1959
1
23-24
1950s, 1950-1959
2
1-2
1960s, 1960-1969
2
3-7
1970s, 1970-1975
2
8-9
1930s-1970s, circa 1930-circa 1970
2
10-11
1.3: Writings and Notes, 1919-circa 1970s
There are drafts and typescripts of short stories; notes on art, the Waugh family, and boats; and notes referring to Waugh's daily plans and schedules.
Description Container
Diary, circa 1930
2
12
Notebooks, 1919-circa 1950
2
13-16
Short Stories, circa 1930-1950
2
17-23
Notes, Art, circa 1920s-1970s
2
24-29
Notes, Art, circa 1920s-1970s
3
1
Notes, Waugh Family, 1940s-1970s
3
2-5
Notes, Boats, circa 1940
3
6
Notes, Daily Plans, circa 1950
3
7
Notes, General, circa 1950s-1960s
3
8-22
1.4: Book Project Files, circa 1940-1974
Files relating to Coulton Waugh's book projects include The Comics (1947), books produced from the "Junior Editors" newspaper column, and How to Paint With a Knife (1972). Files may include drafts and manuscripts, correspondence relating to publishing, illustrations, proofs, and final copies.
Description Container
The Comics, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1940-1945
3
23-27
The Comics, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1940-1945
4
1-14
"Junior Editors," by Coulton Waugh, 1950s-1970
4
15-17
"Junior Editors," by Coulton Waugh, circa 1950-1970
5
1-14
"Junior Editors," by Coulton Waugh, circa 1950-1970
6
1-11
How to Paint With a Knife, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1970-1972
6
12-15
How to Paint With a Knife, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1970-1974
7
1-20
How to Paint With a Knife, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1970-1974
8
1-13
How to Paint With a Knife, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1970
28
2
How to Paint With a Knife, by Coulton Waugh, circa 1970
31
2
1.5: Teaching Files, 1955-1961
Correspondence, grade books, student papers, teaching plans, and evaluations are from Coulton Waugh's art classes.
Description Container
Appointment Letters, 1959-1960
8
14
Correspondence, 1955-1961
8
15
Grade Books, 1955-1961
8
16-20
Evaluations, 1955-1961
8
21
Notebook, 1955
8
22
Teaching Ideas File, "Dead File", 1961
9
1-3
Student Papers, 1955-1961
9
4
1.6: Business and Financial Records, 1923-1960
Found are records from Coulton and Elizabeth Waugh's The Hooked Rug and Ship Model Shop and the Hudson River Prints, material from Waugh's time at the Storm King Art Center, exhibition materials, sales lists, receipts, insurance documents, and leases.
Description Container
The Hooked Rug and Ship Model Shops records, 1930-1939
9
5-13
Storm King Art Center Materials, circa 1950
9
14-16
Exhibition Materials, circa 1960
9
17
Material on Frederick Judd Waugh's Art, circa 1950
9
18
Sales Lists, 1930s-1960s
9
19-20
Receipts, 1930-1960
9
21-22
Insurance Records, 1923-1948
9
23
Leases, 1927-1952
9
24-25
Hudson River Prints Records, 1939
9
26-27
1.7: Printed Material, 1920-1974
Found are proofs for Waugh's comic strips, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of works of art, clippings, and reference material.
Description Container
Comic Proofs, 1930s-1960s
9
28
Comic Proofs, 1930s-1970s
10
1-10
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1950s-1974
10
11-16
Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1920-1970
10
17
Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1920-1970
11
1-4
Clippings, 1920-1970s
11
5-9
Ships and Hudson River Material, 1930s
11
10-12
Holiday Cards, circa 1960
11
13
Newsletters and Miscellaneous Material, 1950s
11
14
Oversized Comic Proofs, circa 1960
26
3
Oversized Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1930
27
5
1.8: Scrapbooks, 1940-1960s
There are 23 scrapbooks of clippings of Waugh's daily comic strips.
Description Container
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
20
1-3
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
21
1-3
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
22
1-3
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
23
1-4
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
24
1-3
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
25
1-3
Daily Comics Scrapbooks, 1940s-1960s
26
1-2
Daily Comics Scrapbook, 1940s
54
Daily Comics Scrapbook, 1940s
55
1.9: Photographs, circa 1896-circa 1940
Portraits and snapshots are of Coulton Waugh, works of art, and of buildings and landscapes. Family photos of Coulton Waugh are found in Series 4.
Description Container
Portraits and Snapshots of Coulton Waugh, circa 1896-1940s
11
15-17
Buildings and Landscapes, circa 1920-1930
11
18
Reference Photos, 1920s-1940s
11
19-21
1.10: Sketchbooks and Artwork, circa 1910-1960s
Artwork spanning Waugh's career includes extensive sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, textiles, and mock-ups of comics by Coulton Waugh. Mock-ups for comics include the strips: Dickie Dare,Sam of the Seven C's, andHank, among others.
Description Container
Sketchbooks, 1918-1940s
11
22-35
Sketchbooks, 1918-1940s
12
1-21
Loose Sketches, circa 1910-1960s
12
22-23
Loose Sketches, circa 1910-1960s
13
1-13
Prints, circa 1935
13
14-15
Textiles, 1950s-1960s
13
16-18
Oversized Sketches , circa 1940
27
1-2
Oversized Sketches, circa 1940
28
1
Comic Mock-Ups, circa 1940-1965
33
Oversized Sketches , circa 1910-circa 1950
34
1-5
Comic Mock-Ups, circa 1940-1965
35
Comic Mock-Ups, circa 1940-1965
36
Comic Mock-Ups, circa 1940-1965
37
Comic Mock-Ups, circa 1940-1965
38
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
39
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
40
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
41
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
42
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
43
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, Cartoons, circa 1950
44
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, Cartoons, circa 1950
45
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1940
46
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950
47
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950
48
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950
49
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950
50
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1960
51
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1960
52
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1960
53

Series 2: Frederick Judd Waugh papers , circa 1870-1966
4.3 Linear feet
Box 13-17, 28, 30, 32

Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records, writings and notes, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.
This series is arranged as 7 subseries.
  • 2.1: Biographical Materials, 1892-1941
  • 2.2: Correspondence, 1861-1940
  • 2.3: Business and Financial Records, circa 1880s-1945
  • 2.4: Writings and Notes, circa 1900-1940
  • 2.5: Printed Material, 1920-1960
  • 2.6: Photographs, circa 1870-1966
  • 2.7: Artwork, circa 1880-circa 1930
2.1: Biographical Material, 1892-1941
Found are obituaries and biographical sketches, a marriage certificate, identification card, and membership materials from various organizations.
Description Container
Biographical Sketches, Obituaries, and Memorials, 1892-1941
13
19-20
Marriage Certificate, 1892
13
21
Identification Card, 1918
13
22
Membership Materials, 1921-1940
13
23-24
2.2: Correspondence, 1861-1940
Found are letters from museums, galleries, companies and institutions as well as family correspondence. Included are Vose Gallery, Grand Central Gallery, the Nebraska State Normal College, the 1910 International Fine Arts Exposition, and the Bakelite corporation. Much of the correspondence relates to exhibitions, and sales. Personal correspondents include Frederick Waugh's family members and scattered friends. Some letters are illustrated.
Description Container
from Coulton Waugh, 1926-1947
13
25
1880s-1910s, 1881-1919
13
26
1920s, 1920-1929
13
27-29
1930, 1930
14
1
1931, 1931
14
2
1932-1933, 1932-1933
14
3
1934, 1934
14
4
1934, 1935
14
5
1936, 1936
14
6
1937, 1937
14
7
1938, 1938
14
8
1939, 1938
14
9
1940, 1938
14
10
Circa 1880- Circa 1940, circa 1880-circa 1940
14
11
2.3: Business and Financial Records, circa 1880-1945
Found are estate records, real estate records, sales, loans, bills, receipts, and tax records.
Description Container
Will and Estate Records, 1927-1945
14
12-14
Real Estate Records, 1915-1939
14
15-17
Sales Records, circa 1880s-1937
14
18-21
Loan Receipts, circa 1920
14
22
Bills and Receipts, 1920-1940s
14
23-26
Tax Records, 1919-1938
14
27
2.4: Writings and Notes, circa 1900-1940
Found are drafts of Waugh's Patch Pocket Stories and other short stories; poetry; travel journals; and notes on subjects such as art, philosophy and religion.
Description Container
Patch Pocket Stories, circa 1920
14
28-33
Patch Pocket Stories, circa 1920
15
1-17
"Sea Painting," by Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1930s
15
18
"Sea Painting," by Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1939
15
19
"In the Days of Tell," by Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1934
15
20-21
"Eat One Eat All," by Frederick Judd Waugh, 1930
15
22
"Golden Whale," by Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1930
15
23
"Anatomy of the Sea," by Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1929- circa 1939
15
24
Short Stories, circa 1940
15
25-26
Poetry, circa 1920-1930
15
27-28
General Writings, on Art, Philosophy, and Religion, circa 1910-1940
16
1-13
Notebooks and Travel Journals, 1930-1940
16
14-16
Notes, circa 1900-1930s
16
17
Lists of Works of Art, 1929-1938
16
18
2.5: Printed Material, 1920-circa 1960
Found are exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; press releases; various arts publications; and travel material such as souvenirs and maps.
Description Container
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1920s-1960s
Includes writings by Frederick Judd Waugh
16
19-22
Clippings, 1920-1940
16
23-24
Press Releases, 1938-circa 1960
16
24
Art Publications, 1932-1933
16
25
Travel Material , circa 1930s
16
26
2.6: Photographs, circa 1870-1966
Found are photo albums, potraits and snapshots of Frederick Judd Waugh, and photos of works of art. Researchers should note that family photos of Frederick Judd Waugh are found in Series 4.
Description Container
Photo Album, circa 1900
16
27
Portraits and Snapshots of Frederick Judd Waugh, circa 1870-circa 1930
16
28
Works of Art, circa 1900-circa 1940
16
29-32
Photo Album , 1910s-1920, 1966
32
1
2.7: Artwork, circa 1880-circa 1930
Found are sketches and drawings.
Description Container
Sketches and Drawings, circa 1880-circa 1930
16
33-36
Sketches and Drawings, circa 1880-circa 1930
17
1-27
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1910
28
3
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1945
30
1

Series 3: Samuel Bell Waugh papers , 1838-1910
1 Linear foot
Box 17, 26-27, 29, 54

This series contains biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
This series is arranged as 7 subseries.
  • 3.1: Biographical Materials, 1848-circa 1860
  • 3.2: Correspondence, 1838-1885
  • 3.3: Writings and Notes, 1838-circa 1900
  • 3.4: Business and Financial Records, 1841-1884
  • 3.5: Printed Material, 1840-1884
  • 3.6: Photographs, 1880-1910
  • 3.7: Artwork, 1840-1880s
3.1: Biographical Materials, 1848-circa 1860
Found are membership certificates and a fragment of a book spine.
Description Container
Membership Certificates, 1848-1849
17
28
Book Spine, circa 1860
17
29
3.2: Correspondence, 1838-1885
Found are scattered letters from artists, family and arts organizations. Correspondents include George Childs, James Claghorn, Lydia Cope, F. O. C. Darley, Theodore Duclère, John Francis, Henry Reed, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the 1850 and 1877 International Expositions.
Description Container
1830s-1880s, 1838-1885
17
30
3.3: Writings and Notes, 1838-circa 1900
Found are writings including a 1838 diary with a transcript and writings about Samuel Bell Waugh by others.
Description Container
Diary and Transcript, 1838-circa 1900
17
31-32
Writings about Samuel Bell Waugh by Others, circa 1850
17
33
3.4: Business and Financial Records, 1841-1884
Found are ledgers and a receipt.
Description Container
Ledgers, 1842-1884
17
34-35
Receipt, 1841
17
36
3.5: Printed Material, 1840-1880
Found are clippings, an exhibition catalog, travel materials from Italy, and reference material.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalog, 1866
17
37
Clippings, 1840-1865
17
38
Travel Material, circa 1840
17
39
Reference Material, 1880
17
40
3.6: Photographs, 1880-1910
Found are portraits of Samuel Bell Waugh and photos of works of art. Researchers should note that family photos of Samuel Bell Waugh are found in Series 4.
Description Container
Portraits of Samuel Bell Waugh, 1880
17
41
Works of Art, circa 1910
17
42-44
3.7: Artwork, 1840-1880s
Found are artworks including a sketchbook, loose sketches and drawings, a self-portrait, and albums containing sketches and drawings.
Description Container
Sketchbook, 1840
17
45
Loose Sketches, 1840s-1880s
17
46-54
Self-Portrait, circa 1840
26
4
Albums of Sketches and Drawings, circa 1840
27
3-4
Oversized Sketches and Drawings, circa 1840
29
3
Sketchbook, circa 1840
54

Series 4: Assorted Waugh Family papers , 1751-1974
1.5 Linear feet
Box 18-19, 30-32, 46, 49

Waugh family papers relate to the Waugh Family as a whole as well as specific material from Clara Waugh, Elizabeth Waugh, Gwen Waugh, Ida Waugh, and Odin Waugh.
This series is arranged as 8 subseries.
  • 4.1: Biographical Materials, circa 1850-1934
  • 4.2: Correspondence, 1864-1941
  • 4.3: Writings and Notes, circa 1910-1960s
  • 4.4: Business and Financial Records, 1921-circa 1960
  • 4.5: Printed Material, 1751-circa 1970
  • 4.6: Scrapbooks, circa 1900-circa 1906
  • 4.7: Photographs, circa 1860-1974
  • 4.8: Artwork, circa 1840-circa 1960
4.1: Biographical Materials, circa 1850-1934
Found are biographical sketches and geneaolgical writings for the Waugh family and a prescription for Odin Waugh.
Description Container
Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of Waugh Family, circa 1850-circa 1890
18
1-2
Prescription, Odin Waugh, 1934
18
3
4.2: Correspondence, 1864-1941
Correspondence is found for Elizabeth, Gwen and Ida Waugh. Letters to Elizabeth Waugh are from book publishers and friends. Gwen Waugh's letters are written to her parents Frederick Judd and Eugenie Waugh. Ida Waugh's letters are written to her husband and from her children.
Description Container
Elizabeth Waugh, 1937-1941
18
4
Gwen Waugh, circa 1910-circa 1913
18
5
Ida Waugh, 1864-1872
18
6
4.3: Writings and Notes, circa 1910-1960s
Writings and notes are by Elizabeth Waugh, Clara Waugh, and are on the Waugh family by others.
Description Container
On Hooked Rugs, by Elizabeth Waugh, circa 1930
18
7
"Why Artists Die Young," by Elizabeth Waugh, circa 1940
18
8
Poetry, by Clara Waugh, circa 1910
18
9
On Waugh Family, by Others, circa 1910-1960s
18
10-12
4.4: Business and Financial Records, 1921-circa 1960
Found are documents relating to the works of art owned by the family, and a personal receipt book from Elizabeth Waugh, and a guest book from the Old China Shop, likely owned by Elizabeth Waugh.
Description Container
Works of Art Owned by Waugh Family, circa 1960
18
13
Receipt Book, Elizabeth Waugh, 1921-1922
18
14
Old China Shop Guest Book, 1932
18
15
4.5: Printed Material, 1751-circa 1970
Found are exibition catalogs, clippings, a collection of historical newspapers, and copies of books written or illustrated by Ida Waugh.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1920-circa 1970
18
16
Clippings, 1919-1951
18
17-20
Historical Newspapers, 1751, 1807-circa 1900
18
21
Holly Berries, by Ida Waugh, 1881
18
22
Belle's Pink Boots, by Joanna H. Mathers, 1881
Illustrated by Ida Waugh
18
23
4.6: Scrapbooks, circa 1900-circa 1906
Found are two scrapbooks including a scrapbook complied by Elizabeth Jenkinson and a travel scrapbook. Elizabeth Jenkinson's scrapbook includes works of art and reference material for embroidery projects.
Description Container
Elizabeth Jenkinson Scrapbook, circa 1900
Oversized material housed in Box 31, F2
18
24
Travel Scrapbook, circa 1904
18
25
Oversized Elizabeth Jenkinson Scrapbook , circa 1900
From Box 18, F24
31
1
4.7: Photographs, circa 1860-1974
Found are portraits of family members and group photos; snapshots of groups of family members; photos of Waugh family homes; exhibitions; works of art; and a photo album of works of art. Many of the photos are labeled. Within the group photos are many members of the Waugh family including Coulton, Frederick, and Samuel.
Description Container
Portraits and Snapshots of Family and Friends, circa 1860-1945
18
26-33
Waugh Family Homes, circa 1890-1930
18
34-37
Exhibitions, circa 1940-1974
19
1-2
Works of Art, circa 1900-1920s
19
3-4
Negatives, Glass Plates of Works of Art, circa 1900
19
5-6
Photo Album, Fragment, circa 1910
30
2
Photo Album of Works of Art, circa 1910
30
3
Oversized Photos of Works of Art, circa 1920
32
2
4.8: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1840-circa 1860
Found are sketches by Elizabeth Waugh, Ida Waugh, Odin Waugh, and unsigned sketches. Also found is a pair of antique spectacles.
Description Container
Elizabeth Waugh Artwork, circa 1913-circa 1940
19
7-10
Ida Waugh Artwork, circa 1840-1861
19
11-13
Odin Waugh Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1960
19
14-16
Unsigned Artwork, circa 1900-circa 1930
19
17-18
Antique Spectacles, circa 1830
19
19
Oversized Elizabeth Jenkins Artwork, circa 1900
47
Oversized Unsigned Art, circa 1850
50

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