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F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 5 series. Records are generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa early 1900s
1 Folder
Box 1

There is one folder containing Mora's Rothschild Prize certificate.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Rothschild Prize Certificate, circa early 1900s
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1900-1969
3 Folders

Scattered correspondence is with galleries, family, and friends. There are two letters to family members from Mora that discuss his work creating murals for the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. Additionally there is a postcard from the Mora family to Mora's grandmother-in-law sent from Cadiz, Spain, and a letter from Mora's wife Sophia to her grandmother discussing family life. Business corresponce concerns the values of Mora's paintings and the sale of his works. The collection also includes two Christmas cards, several illustrated letters and two invitations to Mora's solo art shows.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Business, 1910-1969
1
2
To Wife Sophia's Grandmother, circa 1904-1910
1
3
Other Family and Friends, 1900-1944
1
4

Series 3: Writings , 1899-1922
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

The majority of the writings consists of 242 monthly pocket diaries, which contain brief daily entries and some sketches. Mora writes about his work, memberships in the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design and teaching at the Arts Student League. He also discusses his ideas about painting and his observations of the art scene, including his visit to the 1913 Armory Show. Also included is a handwritten "Editorial" by Mora, probably for election to the Lotos Club.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Editorial by Mora, 1913
1
5
Pocket Diaries, 1899
1
6
Pocket Diaries, 1900
1
7
Pocket Diaries, 1901
1
8
Pocket Diaries, 1902
1
9
Pocket Diaries, 1903
1
10
Pocket Diaries, 1904
1
11
Pocket Diaries, 1905
1
12
Pocket Diaries, 1906
1
13
Pocket Diaries, 1907
1
14
Pocket Diaries, 1908
1
15
Pocket Diaries, 1909
1
16
Pocket Diaries, 1910
1
17
Pocket Diaries, 1911
1
18
Pocket Diaries, 1912
1
19
Pocket Diaries, 1913
1
20
Pocket Diaries, 1914
1
21
Pocket Diaries, 1915
1
22
Pocket Diaries, 1916
1
23
Pocket Diaries, 1917
1
24
Pocket Diaries, 1918
1
25
Pocket Diaries, 1920, 1919
1
26
Pocket Diaries, 1920
1
27
Pocket Diaries, 1922
1
28

Series 4: Printed Material , 1895-1986
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2 and OV 3

Printed materials includes clippings, brochures, programs, advertisements, exhibition catalogs, books, magazines. All of the magazines and books included in this collection were illustrated by Mora. These include the books The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories, by Mark Twain (1917), and Birthright, by T.S. Stribling (1922), as well as magazines, including Art Digest, Colliers, Century, Harpers, Harpers Round Table, The Literary Digest, Red Cross, Ladies Home Journal, St. Louis Republic, and Woman's Home Companion. Preservation copies were made of the newspaper clippings.
The printed material is arranged in alphabetical order by title and chronologically thereafter. The series has been partially scanned; the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
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Art Digest Magazines, 1933
1
29
Birthright (book), by T.S. Stribling, 1922
1
30
Brochures, Programs and Advertisements, 1915-1918, 1905
1
31
The Century Magazine Articles, 1900-1914
1
32
The Century Magazine, 1913
1
33
Clippings, 1931-1943
1
34
Colliers Magazine, 1920
Oversized item housed in OV 3
1
35
Exhibition Catalogs, 1914-1926
1
36
Exhibition Catalogs, 1927-1969
1
37
Harper's Magazine, 1901
2
1
Harper's Magazine Articles, 1901-1906
2
2
Harper's Round Table Magazine, 1895
2
3
A History of the Lynn Public Library Booklet, 1986
2
4
Ladies' Home Journal Magazine, 1919
Oversized item housed in OV 3
2
5
The Literary Digest Magazine Cover, 1929
2
6
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories (book), by Mark Twain, 1901
2
7
Red Cross Magazines, 1918-1920
2
8
St. Louis Republic Magazine, 1907
Oversized item housed in OV 3
2
9
Woman's Home Companion Magazine, 1911
Oversized item housed in OV 3
2
10
Oversized Colliers Magazine, 1920
Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F35
OV 3
Oversized Ladies' Home Journal Magazine, 1919
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F5
OV 3
Oversized St. Louis Republic Magazine, 1907
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F9
OV 3
Oversized Woman's Home Companion Magazine, 1911
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F10
OV 3

Series 5: Photographic Materials , 1891-1941
0.4 Linear feet
Box 2, MGP 1, MGP 2

Photographs include glass plate negatives and black and white photographs of Mora, his family and friends, artwork and students. Included are black and white pictures of Mora's artwork including his "Thine is Glory" mural (1919), the "National Academy Jury of 1907" painting (1907), and an etching of his daughter, Rosemary. Glass plate negatives are of his first wife Sonia Compton, her mother Emma, Mora's father Domingo, his painting "Dance of Salome" (1893), his brother-in-law Alfred Compton, his Boston Museum and Chase School of Art classes, and the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, where Mora's father worked.
The photographs are arranged by subject and chronologically thereafter. For preservation purposes the glass plate negatives are housed in a separate container and closed to researchers. The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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F. Luis Mora, circa 1895-1907
2
11
Rosemary Mora (daughter), circa 1926
2
12
Of Artwork, 1919-1941
2
13
Glass Plate Negatives of Family and Friends, circa 1892-1895
(6 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 2)
2
14
Glass Plate Negatives of Art Students, undated, 1891
(2 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 1)
2
15
Glass Plate Negative of Artwork, 1893
(1 glass plate negative housed in MGP 2)
2
16
Glass Plate Negative of the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, circa 1890s
(1 glass plate negative housed in MGP 1)
2
17
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1890s-1896
10 glass negatives
Scanned with Box 2, Folders 14-17
MGP 1-2

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