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Edmund W. Greacen papers, 1897-1972, bulk 1905-1949

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series:

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Series 1: Biographical and Professional Files , circa 1898-1960
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1, Box 3

Biographical materials include artist biographies as well as memberships and documentation regarding Greacen's service to the French YMCA during World War I. Professional papers consist of studio documents including sales information and inventories in addition to catalogs and listings, clippings and materials related to the Grand Central School of Art.
Description Container Select
Biographical Materials, circa 1898-1939
1
1
Biographical Materials, 1919
3
1
Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Listings, circa 1904-1972
1
2
Studio Inventory and Documentation, circa 1911-1944
1
3
Grand Central School of Art, circa 1917-1943
1
4
Committees and Advisory, circa 1930-1939
1
5
Clippings, circa 1909-1960
1
6

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1905-1943
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Correspondence is largely professional in nature, with some personal correspondence with family included. Professional correspondence relates to Greacen's art career as well as his various art club affiliations. Separate folders include Greacen's correspondence as Arts Committee Chair for the National Arts Club.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1905
1
7
Correspondence, 1909
1
8
Correspondence, 1910
1
9
Correspondence, 1911
1
10
Correspondence, 1912
1
11
Correspondence, 1913
1
12
Correspondence, 1914
1
13
Correspondence, 1915
1
14
Correspondence, 1916
1
15
Correspondence, 1917
1
16
Correspondence, 1918
1
17
Correspondence, 1919
1
18
Correspondence, 1920
1
19
Correspondence, 1921
1
20
Correspondence, 1922
1
21
Correspondence, 1923
1
22
Correspondence, 1924
1
23
Correspondence, 1925
1
24
Correspondence, 1926
1
25
Correspondence, 1927
1
26
Correspondence, 1928
1
27
Correspondence, 1929
1
28
Correspondence, 1930
1
29
Correspondence, 1931
1
30
Correspondence, 1932
1
31
Correspondence, 1933
1
32
Correspondence, 1934
1
33
Correspondence, 1935
2
1
Correspondence, 1936
2
2
Correspondence, 1937
2
3
Correspondence, 1938
2
4
Correspondence, 1939
2
5
Correspondence, 1940
2
6
Correspondence, 1941
2
7
Correspondence, 1942
2
8
Correspondence, 1943
2
9
General Correspondence, Undated, circa 1910-1935
2
10
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1932
2
11
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1933
2
12
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1934
2
13
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1936
2
14
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1938
2
15
National Arts Club Correspondence, 1939
2
16
National Arts Club Correspondence, Undated, circa 1932-1939
2
17

Series 3: Writings , circa 1930-1945
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

Description Container Select
Logic in Writing Manuscript, 1942
2
18
"The Origin of Landscape Painting" Manuscript, circa 1930-1945
2
19

Series 4: Photographs , circa 1897-1942
0.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Photographs include portraits of the artist, group portraits documenting Greacen's various academic and professional affiliations, and reproductions of works of art.
Description Container Select
Photographs of the Artist, circa 1911-1939
2
20
Photographs of Works of Art, circa 1910-1940
2
21-23
NYU Glee Club Portrait, circa 1897
3
2
Salmagundi Club Portrait, 1922
3
3
NYU, Salmagundi Club, and National Arts Club Portraits, circa 1898-1942
3
4

Series 5: Artwork , circa 1910-1940
0.2 Linear feet
Box 3, OV 4

Works of art include pencil drawings and prints including drypoint etchings, as well as a signed reproduction of a painting by Greacen related to his 1922 Samuel T. Shaw Prize from the Salmagundi Prize.
Description Container Select
Prints, circa 1910-1940
3
5
Drawings, circa 1910-1940
3
6
Group-Signed Greacen Print from Painting, 1922
4

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