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Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980

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Caroline Donadio
Scope and Contents
The papers of cartoonist Denys Wortman measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, writings, interviews, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Denys Wortman papers were donated by Hilda Wortman, Wortman's widow in 1979-1983. Denys Wortman Jr., Wortman's son, donated the Craven interview tape in 1981.
Separated Materials
Thirty-five letters to Wortman from friends and colleagues (1910-1957) were microfilmed on reel 3014 and returned to Hilda R. Wortman after microfilming. Letters are from Gifford Beal, James Cagney, Stuart Davis, Guy Pène du Bois, Juliet and Pier Hamilton, Edward and Jo Hopper, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Herbert Satterlee, John Sloan, Austin Strong, Frank Sullivan, William Sulzer, Gluyas Williams, and Mahonri Young. Microfilm reel 3014 is available at Archives of American Art offices and for interlibrary loan, but is not further described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Processing Information
The collection was processed shortly after donation. A finding aid for the collection was written in 2018 by Caroline Donadio.