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Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers, circa 1858-1965, 2008, bulk circa 1870-1935

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1.6: Printed Material , 1873-2008
0.53 Linear feet
Boxes 9, 12, 16, OV 13

Series includes two announcements and a pamphlet for the exhibition of Volk's Lincoln portrait With Malice Toward None, as well as eight announcements and catalogs for other exhibitions, including an Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists (1915) at the American Art Gallery, George P. Perkins. Clippings about Volk include reviews of exhibitions and articles about him including a 2008 article in Antiques magazine titled "Douglas Volk and the Arts and Crafts in Maine," by Arlene M. Palmer. This article is a rich source of information about the history of the Hewnoaks artist colony. Other clippings and miscellaneous material include news articles about Abraham Lincoln, David Lloyd George and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, and articles on art.
Art-related bulletins and pamphlets include a Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art recording the 1915 purchase of Volk's portrait of Felix Adler; two Bulletins of the National Arts Club (1923, 1925); and Volk's menu from a National Academy of Design dinner (1915) signed by attendees.
Of note is a mounted clipping of the London News article which included Volk's 1873 sketch of a church ruined by an earthquake in Italy, the first instance of his work appearing in the press. The clipping is annotated by Volk.
Also found is printed material related to Abraham Lincoln and Leonard Well Volk's monument to Stephen A. Douglas. Two folders of reproductions of artwork, some by other artists, may have been used by Volk as source material.
Series is scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicate clippings and material from the 2019 addition.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Catalogs, Volk, circa 1926
9
18
Announcements and Catalogs, Others, circa 1910-circa 1933
9
19
Art-Related Bulletins/Pamphlets, circa 1911-1915
9
20
Art-Related Bulletins/Pamphlets, 1923-circa 1934
9
21
Clippings About Volk, circa 1900-circa 1930s
9
22
Clippings About Volk, circa 1915-1916
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
23
Clippings About Volk, 1922-1923
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 2
9
24
Clippings About Volk, 2008
9
25
Clippings and Miscellaneous Material, circa 1891-circa 1929
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 2 and OV 13
9
26
Lincoln and Douglas Related Material, circa 1908-circa 1950s
9
27
London News Article with Volk Sketch, 1873
9
28
Reproductions of Artwork by Volk, circa 1900
Oversized material housed in Box 12, Folder 2
9
29
Reproductions of Artwork/Source Material, circa 1900-circa 1930
9
30
Oversized Clippings About Volk scanned with Box 9, Folder 24
12
2
Oversized Clippings and Miscellaneous Material scanned with Box 9, Folder 26
12
2
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork by Volk scanned with Box 9, Folder 29
12
2
Oversized Clippings About Volk scanned with Box 9, Folder 23
OV 13
Oversized Clippings and Miscellaneous Material scanned with Box 9, Folder 26
OV 13
Oversized Clippings and Miscellaneous Material, circa 1900-1920s
16
1

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