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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968 | Digitized Collection

Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1821-1930
5 folders
Box 1

Biographical materials include address books, certificates, military records, and geneological information for the Webster and Emerson families.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Address Book, circa 1850-1930
1
1
Address Books, circa 1850-1930
1
2
Certificates, 1911-1922
1
3
Military Records, 1864-1866
1
4
Webster and Emerson Family, 1821-1930
Oversized material housed in Box 2, Folder 1
1
5
Oversized Webster Family material scanned with Box 1, Folder 5, 1821-1930
2
1

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1940
2 folders
Box 1

Personal correspondence is with family and friends. Professional correspondence includes letters from collecting institutions, galleries, and museums regarding the acquisition or exhibition of Webster's works.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Personal, circa 1900-1936
1
6
Professional, circa 1920-1940
1
7

Series 3: Writings, 1910-1930
3 folders
Box 1

Writings consist of four notebooks and Webster's 1926 diary, which he kept during his travels abroad in La Guade, France.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Diary, 1926
1
8
Notebook, circa 1910-1930
1
9
Notebooks, circa 1928
1
10

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1930-1933
5 folders
Box 1

Teaching files include Webster's informal student account records and notes, promotional material, professional printing blocks, and model cutouts used to teach the Golden Section/Golden Mean.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Account Records, 1931-1933
1
11
Golden Section Model, circa 1930
1
12
Notes, circa 1931-1933
1
13
Printing Blocks, circa 1930
1
14
Promotional Material, circa 1930
1
15

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1911-1939
0.4 linear feet
Box 1, OV 5-6

Printed material includes clippings, bulletins, exhibition announcements and catalogs, posters, reproductions of artwork, and several French language monographs and periodicals on art related topics.
Materials are arranged by document type.
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.
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Bulletins, 1925, 1936
1
16
Clippings, circa 1914-1938
Oversized materials housed in OV 5
1
17
Exhibition Announcement and Catalogs, circa 1915-1939
1
18
Exhibition Catalogs, Other Artists, 1924-1938
1
19
Monographs,
Le Cento Città D’Italia Illustrate
, circa 1924-1929
1
20
Monographs, On Gauguin and Matisse, circa 1911-1925
1
21
Periodicals,
Cahiers D'Art
, 1929
1
22
Periodicals,
L'Amour de L'Art
, 1921
1
23
Periodicals,
L'Art Vivant
, 1926-1927
1
24
Periodicals,
L'Illustration
, 1929
Oversized materials housed in OV 5
1
25
Posters, circa 1915-1930
Oversized material housed in OV 6
1
26
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1915-1930
Oversized materials housed in Box 2, Folder 1 and OV 5
1
27
Oversized Clippings scanned with Box 1, Folder17, circa 1914-1938
OV 5
Oversized Periodicals,
L'Illustration
scanned with Box 1, Folder 25, 1929
OV 5
Oversized Posters scanned with Box 1, Folder 26, circa 1915-1930
OV 6
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork scanned with Box 1, Folder 27, circa 1915-1930
OV 5
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork scanned with Box 1, Folder 27, circa 1915-1930
2
1

Series 6: Artwork, 1890-1930
1.1 linear feet
Boxes 1-4, OV 6

Artwork inclues prints and sketches of Webster's work, including numerous figure studies of men, women, and children in graphite, charcoal, and pastels. Two artifacts, Wester's palette and paintbox, are also included in the series.
Materials are arranged by document type and subject.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Palette and Paintbox, circa 1890-1930
Oversized materials housed in Box 4, Folder 1
1
28
Prints, Graphs, and Paintings, circa 1890-1930
Oversized material housed in Box 2, Folder 2
1
29
Sketchbooks, circa 1890-1930
1
30
Sketches, Buildings, circa 1890-1930
1
31
Sketches, Woodwork, circa 1890-1930
1
32
Sketches, Miscellaneous, circa 1890-1930
Oversized materials housed in OV 6
1
33
Sketches, Portraits, circa 1890-1930
2
3
Sketches, Men, circa 1890-1930
2
4
Sketches, Men and Women, circa 1890-1930
2
5
Sketches, Women, circa 1890-1930
3
1
Sketches, Women, circa 1890-1930
3
2
Sketches, Women, circa 1890-1930
3
3
Sketches, Women, circa 1890-1930
3
4
Oversized Palette and Paintbox scanned with Box 1, Folder 28, circa 1890-1930
4
1
Oversized Graphs and Paintings scanned with Box 1, Folder 29, circa 1890-1930
2
2
Oversized Sketch, Miscellaneous scanned with Box 1, Folder 33, circa 1890-1930
OV 6

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1875-1930
8 folders
Box 1

Photographic materials are of Webster with friends, family, and students at his Summer Art School. There are also photographs of individual family members, unidentified individuals, and reproductions of artwork by Webster and other artists.
Materials are arranged by subject.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster, circa 1880-1930
1
34
Edwin Ambrose Webster with Friends, circa 1900-1925
1
35
Edwin Ambrose Webster with Students, circa 1920-1930
1
36
Georgianna Rodgers Webster, circa 1905-1930
1
37
Webster and Emerson Family, circa 1875-1910
1
38
Unidentified Individuals and Groups, circa 1890-1920
1
39
Reproductions of Artwork by Webster, circa 1920-1930
1
40
Reproductions of Artwork by Others, circa 1920-1930
1
41

Series 8: Karl Rodgers Research Files, 1940-1968
6 folders
Box 1

Research files gathered by Webster's nephew, Karl Rodgers, consist of biographical notes and research on Webster's artwork, including materials related to his participation in the Armory Show; posthumous correspondence with collectors, galleries, and museums; and miscellaneous printed material.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Notes, circa 1940-1941
1
42
List of Artworks, circa 1960-1968
1
43
Armory Show, 1962-1963
1
44
Collectors, 1946-1968
1
45
Galleries and Museums, 1963-1965
1
46
Clippings, circa 1963-1965
1
47

Make a Request

  • 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.