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Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

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1: Biographical Material, 1953
2 folders
Box 1

Biographical material consists of miscellaneous biographical accounts and a membership certificate from the American Watercolor Society.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Miscellaneous Biographical Accounts, circa 1920-1950
1
1
Membership Certificate from the American Watercolor Society, 1953
1
2

2: Correspondence, 1899-1952
61 folders
Box 1, 4

Correspondence primarily consists of letters from Shinn's friends and colleagues, including Poultney Bigelow, Elsie De Wolfe, Clyde Fitch, Charles Dana Gibson, William Glackens, and George Luks. There are scattered letters from A. Stirling Calder, Theodore Dreiser, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Julia Marlowe, Claude Rains, Ruth Warrick, Alexander Woollcott, and Mahonri Young.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Art Institute of Chicago, 1928
1
3
Bigelow, Poultney, circa 1920-1950
1
4
Bigelow, Poultney, 1920-1932
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F1
1
5
Bigelow, Poultney, 1933-1934
1
6
Bigelow, Poultney, 1935
3 folders
1
7-9
Bigelow, Poultney, 1936
1
10
Bigelow, Poultney, 1937
3 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F1
1
11-13
Bigelow, Poultney, 1938
2 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F1
1
14-15
Bigelow, Poultney, 1939
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F1
1
16
Bigelow, Poultney, 1940
1
17
Bigelow, Poultney, 1941
1
18
Bigelow, Poultney, 1942
2 folders
1
19-20
Bigelow, Poultney, 1943
1
21
Bigelow, Poultney, 1944
1
22
Bigelow, Poultney, 1945
1
23
Bigelow, Poultney, 1946
1
24
Bigelow, Poultney, 1947-1948
1
25
Bigelow, Poultney, 1949-1950
1
26
Bonner, Mollie, 1946
1
27
Burnham, F.R., circa 1920-1950
1
28
B, Miscellaneous, 1906, 1912, 1952
1
29
Calder, A. Stirling, 1911
1
30
Coral Gables Corporation, 1928
1
31
Cornwall, E., 1915, undated
1
32
Cox, May, 1944
1
33
C, Miscellaneous, 1918, undated
1
34
De Wolfe, Elsie, 1900, undated
1
35
Delineator, 1927
1
36
Engel, Michael M., 1942
1
37
Fitch, Clyde, 1899, undated
2 folders
1
38-39
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1911
1
40
Glackens, William, circa 1920-1950
1
41
Gruger, Frederic R., 1951-1952
1
42
Haggeman, Julia, circa 1920-1950
1
43
Henri, Robert, 1904, undated
1
44
Horace Liveright Theatrical Productions, 1926-1927
1
45
Irwin, Wallace, circa 1920-1950
1
46
John C. Winston Co., 1941
1
47
Kelly, Hugh Williamson, circa 1920-1950
1
48
Lawson, Ernest, 1906
1
49
Lindeberg, H.T., circa 1920-1950
1
50
Luks, George, 1900
1
51
Mahonri, 1952
1
52
Marlowe, Julia, 1902
1
53
R, Miscellaneous, 1927, undated
1
54
Sallsten, William, 1937
1
55
Street, Julian, 1909
1
56
S, Miscellaneous, 1928, undated
1
57
Tevis, Sally, circa 1920-1950
1
58
Warrick, Ruth, circa 1920-1950
1
59
Woollcott, Alexander, 1935, 1941-1942
1
60
W, Miscellaneous, 1909, undated
1
61
Unidentified Correspondents, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1937, 1952
1
62
Six Oversized Letters from Poultney Bigelow, 1932-1939
Scanned with Box 1, F5, F12, F15-16
4
1

3: Personal Business Records, 1898-1928
3 folders
Box 1

Personal business records consist of account books recording art work used in publications and loaned for exhibitions, and miscellaneous invoices.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Account Book of Art Work Used in Publications and Loaned for Exhibitions, 1898-1911
1
63
Account Book of Art Work Loaned to Various Exhibitions, 1899-1912
1
64
Miscellaneous Invoices, 1915-1928
1
65

4: Artwork, 1893-1928
10 folders
Box 1, 4, OV 6

Artwork consists of two sketchbooks of designs for the Stuyvesant Theatre murals and miscellaneous drawings by Shinn and others, including H. B. Eddy, James Ben Ali Haggin, Colonel Hegen, Oliver Henfold, George Luks, and Philip Nolan.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Sketchbooks of Drawings for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre Murals by Everett Shinn, circa 1900s
1
66
Miscellaneous Drawings by Everett Shinn, circa 1893-1928
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F2 and OV 6
1
67
Drawing by H. B. Eddy, circa 1893-1928
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F2
1
68
Drawing by James Ben Ali Haggin, circa 1893-1928
1
69
Drawing by Colonel Hegan of Kentucky (Related to Alice Hegan Rice), circa 1893-1928
1
70
Drawing by Oliver Henfold of Robert Reed, circa 1893-1928
1
71
Drawing Gathering News by George Luks, circa 1893-1928
1
72
Drawing by Philip Nolan, circa 1893-1928
1
73
Four Oversized Drawings by Everett Shinn, circa 1893-1928
Scanned with Box 1, F67
4
2
Oversized Drawing by H. B. Eddy, circa 1893-1928
Scanned with Box 1, F68
4
2
Oversized Drawing by Everett Shinn, circa 1893-1928
Scanned with Box 1, F67
OV 6

5: Notes and Writings, 1922-1951
9 folders
Box 1

Notes and writings include a handwritten draft of Shinn's play
Hazel Weston or More Sinned Against Than Usual
, notes for a book on art, poems, and typescripts by Shinn including "Plush and Cut Glass," a book about George Luks.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Handwritten draft of play
Hazel Weston or More Sinned Against Than Usual
by Everett Shinn, August 1951
1
74
Notes for a Book on Art by Everett Shinn, circa 1949-1951
3 folders
1
75-77
Typescript, "A Dream," by Everett Shinn, circa 1920-1950
1
78
Typescript, "Francois Coupe," by Everett Shinn, circa 1920-1950
1
79
Typescript, "Gego Gorgo," by Everett Shinn, circa 1920-1950
1
80
Typescript about George Luks, "Plush and Cut Glass" by Everett Shinn, circa 1920-1950
1
81
Poems by Everett Shinn, 1922, circa 1920-1950
1
82
Miscellaneous Writings by Everett Shinn, circa 1920-1950
1
83

6: Scrapbooks, 1891-1908
21 folders
Box 1, 2, 4, BV 5

Eight scrapbooks primarily contain clippings. Scrapbook 2 contains clippings, exhibition catalogs, a note from Stuart Benson, an illustrated postcard from Ed, and scattered photographs.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Oversized materials larger than the scanning bed have not been scanned.
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Scrapbook 1, 1898-1908
1
84
Scrapbook 2, loose items, 1898-1952
4 folders
Oversized material housed in BV 5; partially scanned
1
85-88
Scrapbook 3, 1907-1917
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F3
1
89
Scrapbook 4, 1910-1911
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F4
1
90
Scrapbook 5, loose items, 1910-1911
1
91
Scrapbook 5, 1910-1911
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F5
1
92
Scrapbook 6, 1919-1930
2 folders
disbound
1
93-94
Scrapbook 7, 1923-1925
Disbound
2
1
Scrapbook 8, Concerning the Trial at Dedham Courthouse, loose items, 1934
4 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F6
2
2-5
Oversized Scrapbook 3, 1907-1917, 1907-1917
Scanned with Box 1, F89
4
3
Oversized Scrapbook 4, 1910-1911
Scanned with Box 1, F90
4
4
Oversized Scrapbook 5, 1910-1911
Scanned with Box 1, F92
4
5
Oversized Scrapbook 8, Concerning the Trial at Dedham Courthouse, 1934
Scanned with Box 2, F5
4
6
Oversized Scrapbook 2, 1898-1952
Oversized material from Box 1, F88
BV 5

7: Printed Material, 1894-1958
21 folders
Box 2, 4

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Shinn, reproductions of art work, booklets, and miscellaneous printed material. Programs for plays list cast members, including Wilfred Buckland, Edith Glackens, William J. Glackens, James Ben Ali Haggin, Robert Henri, J. E. Laub, Thomas Newell Metcalf, James M. Preston, Everett Shinn, Florence Scovel Shinn, and John Sloan.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Booklets and miscellaneous items have not been scanned.
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Clippings, circa 1900-1950
4 folders
2
6-9
Clippings, 1904-1910
2
10
Clippings, 1911
2
11
Clippings, 1912-1914
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F7 and OV6
2
12
Clippings, 1928-1939
2
13
Clippings, 1943-1947
2
14
Clippings, 1951-1958
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F7
2
15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Everett Shinn, 1943-1946
2
16
Reproductions of Art Work, circa 1900-1950
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F8
2
17
Reproductions of Art Work for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre, circa 1900-1950
2
18
Programs for Plays, 1894, circa 1900-1950
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F8
2
19
Actors' Fund of America Benefit Programs, 1919
2
20
Booklet
Daniel Frohman
, 1921
2
21
Booklet
The Illustrators' Sketch Book
, 1948
2
22
Booklet
U.S. Army in Action
, 1941
2
23
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1940-1952
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F8
2
24
Six Oversized Clippings, 1913, 1914, 1958
Scanned with Box 2, F12, F15
4
7
Three Oversized Reproductions of Art Work, circa 1900-1950
Scanned with Box 2, F17
4
8
Oversized Program for Play
Lucy Moore: The Prune Hater's Daughter
, circa 1900-1950
Scanned with Box 2, F19
4
8
Oversized Brochure for Illustrated Books, circa 1900-1950
Scanned with Box 2, F24
4
8
Oversized Sign Advertising Everett Shinn's Coverage of the Millen-Faber Trial, circa 1900-1950
Scanned with Box 2, F24
4
8
Two Oversized Clippings, 1912-1914
Scanned with Box 2, F12
OV 6

8: Photographs, 1877-1950
1.3 linear feet
Box 2-4, OV 7

Photographs are of Shinn as a boy, in various Philadelphia newspaper offices, in costume for stage performances, at the easel, and with colleagues, including Robert Henri, John Sloan. Photographs of colleagues also include author Poultney Bigelow, decorator Elsie De Wolfe, portrait painter James Ben Ali Haggin, actress Julia Marlowe, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts classmates William Glackens and Florence Scovel. There are also photographs of Shinn's residences, exhibition installations, set designs and stagings of plays, murals, and other art work.
Photographs are arranged chronologically by image content.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Tintypes, duplicates, and reproductions of artwork have not been scanned.
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Photographs of Everett Shinn and of Shinn with Friends and Colleagues, circa 1877-1892
3 folders
2
25-27
Photographs of Everett Shinn with Friends in Philadelphia Newspaper Office, circa 1893
2 folders
2
28-29
Photographs of Everett Shinn in Costume, 1894
2
30
Photographs of Everett Shinn in Philadelphia Newspaper Office, 1895-1896
2
31
Photographs of Everett Shinn, circa 1896
2
32
Photographs of Everett Shinn and of Shinn with Friends and Colleagues, 1897
5 folders
2
33-37
Photograph of Everett Shinn with Robert Henri, and John Sloan, 1897
2
38
Photographs of Everett Shinn in Robert Henri's Studio, circa 1897
2
39
Photographs of Everett Shinn in John Sloan's Studio, 1898
2
40
Photographs of Everett Shinn, circa 1900-1950
3 folders
Oversized material housed in OV 7
2
41-43
Photographs of Everett Shinn's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Classmates, Grace G. Ryder, Florence Scovel, Anna L. Griffith, Elizabeth Hunter, Francis Vaux Wilson, William J. Glackens, J. M. Preston, and Charles E. Plumb, 1894
2
44
Photographs of Poultney Bigelow, circa 1940-1950
2
45
Photograph of Arnold Daly, 1902
2
46
Photographs of Elsie De Wolfe, 1900-1903
2
47
Photograph of Richard Duffy, circa 1900-1920
2
48
Photographs of James Ben Ali Haggin, circa 1900-1920
2
49
Photograph of Robert Henri, 1897
2
50
Photographs of Julia Marlowe, 1899-1905
2 folders
2
51-52
Photograph of John Sloan and Frank Taylor in Costume, 1894
2
53
Photographs of Unidentified Friends and Colleagues, circa 1900-1930
2
54
Photographs of the Washington Square House, circa 1900-1930
2 folders
2
55-56
Photographs of Unidentified Buildings, circa 1900-1930
3 folders
2
57-59
Photographs of Exhibition Installations, circa 1944-1946
2
60
Photographs of Set Design and Staging of Play about the Revolutionary War, circa 1910-1940
6 folders
2
61-66
Photographs of Set Design for
The Prince and the Pauper
, circa 1900-1940
2
67
Photographs of Set Design and Staging of Play
Benjamin Franklin at the Court of Louis XVI
, circa 1900-1940
2
68
Photographs of Set Design for
The Dump
, 1934-1940
2
69
Photographs of Murals for the Plaza Hotel Oak Bar, circa 1900-1940
2
70
Photographs of Murals for David Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre, circa 1900-1940
2
71
Photographs of Studies for Decoration of City Hall, Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1900-1940
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F9
2
72
Photographs of Studies for Decoration and Model for a Tea House for the William R. Coe Residence, circa 1900-1940
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F9
2
73
Photographs of Studies for Decoration of the Clyde Fitch Residence, circa 1900-1940
2
74
Photographs of Painted Decoration in the Townsend Residence, circa 1900-1940
2
75
Photographs of Painted Decoration in Unidentified Residences, circa 1900-1940
2 folders
2
76-77
Photographs of Art Work (Portraits), circa 1900-1940
3
1
Photographs of Art Work (Female Figures), circa 1900-1940
2 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 4, F10
3
2-3
Photographs of Art Work (The Circus and Clowns), circa 1900-1940
2 folders
3
4-5
Photographs of Art Work (Stage Performers), circa 1900-1940
6 folders
Oversized material housed in OV 7
3
6-11
Photographs of Art Work (Cityscapes), circa 1900-1940
6 folders
3
12-17
Photographs of Art Work (Design for a Roadster), circa 1900-1940
3
18
Two Oversized Photographs of Studies for Decoration of City Hall, Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1900-1940
Scanned with Box 2, F72
4
9
Two Oversized Photographs of Studies for Decoration of the William R. Coe Residence, circa 1900-1940
Scanned with Box 2, F73
4
9
Oversized Photograph of a Model for a Tea House for the William R. Coe Residence, circa 1900-1940
Scanned with Box 2, F73
4
9
Two Oversized Photographs of Art Work (Female Figures), circa 1900-1940
4
10
Oversized Photograph of Art Work (Design for a Roadster), circa 1900-1940
4
10
Oversized Photograph of Everett Shinn Painting the Ceiling Panel for the Henry Markle Residence, circa 1900-1940
Scanned with Box 2, F41
OV 7
Oversized Photograph of Art Work (Stage Performers), circa 1900-1940
OV 7

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