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Gustav Rehberger papers, 1924-2004

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa 2003
1 folder
Box 1

Rehberger's curriculum vitae and chronology were prepared and added by the family.
Description Container Select
Curriculum Vitae and Chronology, circa 2003
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1938-2003
0.4 Linear Feet
Box 1

Correspondence is of a professional nature and is mainly with graphic designers and publishers.
Although the correspondence from "Book I" and "Book II" has been removed from the binders, original order has been retained. Additional correspondence is found in the scrapbooks (series 3).
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Book I, undated, 1938-2001
1
2-4
Book II, 1943-2003, undated
1
5-7
Gustav Rehberger v. Reader's Digest Association, Inc., undated, 1990-1994
1
8

Series 3: Scrapbooks , 1924-2004
0.6 Linear Feet
Box 1

Scrapbooks are composed mostly of items reproducing illustrations by Rehberger.
Although volumes were removed from their binders, the original order remains.
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Scrapbook I, 1924-2004, undated
1
9-11
Scrapbook II, 1975-2003, undated
1
12-15
The Art Students League of New York, 1972-1996
1
16
Gallery Exhibition Guest Books, 1964-1977
1 Volume
removed from binder
1
17
Military, 1943-1945
1
18
Movie Illustrations, 1953-1992
1
19-20

Series 4: Printed Material , 1937-1972
0.6 Linear Feet
Boxes 2, 6, OV 7

Books, both illustrated by Rehberger, are: The Gospel Story of Jesus by Benjamin Bedenbaugh and Luther by Robert H. Fischer.
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Everywoman's Magazine, 1955-1957, undated
2
1
Illustrations, Miscellaneous, 1937-1972, undated
2
2
Books, 1964-1966
2 Volumes
2
3-4
Church Publications, 1964-1965
2
5
Reproductions of Miscellaneous Artwork (1980s), undated
2
6
Oversized Printed Material, 1936-1992
  • 27 Chicago Designers
  • Calendars
  • Esquire
  • Sheraton Hotels
  • World War II, Union Station, Chicago
6
Oversized Printed Material, undated, 1962-1964
  • Celanese Chemicals
  • New York Times and Chicago Daily Tribune
OV 7

Series 5: Artwork , 1927-1942
0.6 Linear Feet
Boxes 2, 6

Of particular interest are maquette drawings of Rehberger's murals for Chicago's Union Station (1942).
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Schoolwork Assignments, 1927-1928
2
7
Sketchbooks, undated
9 Volumes
2
8-11
Index Cards of Sketches, undated
2
12-14
Oversized Artwork, Paintings, 1942
6

Series 6: Photographs , 1927-1995
1.2 Linear Feet
Boxes, 2-3, 6

Photographs are of Rehberger, artwork, lectures, and performances.
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Rehberger (1920s-1990s), undated
2
15
Rehberger with Artwork (1950s-1990s), 1991-1994, undated
2
16-17
Art Students League Lectures, Art and Music Performance, 1972-1993
2
18
Illustrations, Miscellaneous (1949-1989), undated
3
1-2
Artwork and Classroom Demonstrations (1960s-1993), undated
3
3
Artwork, Miscellaneous (1927-1992), undated
oversized material housed in Box 6
3
4-6
Transparencies, Illustrations (1943-1969), undated
3
7-12
Transparencies, Artwork (1949-1993), undated
3
13-22
Slides, Artwork and Classroom Demonstrations (1972-1995), undated
3
23
Slides, Artwork, Miscellaneous (1960s-1991)
3
24-25

Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings , 1972-1995
0.5 Linear Feet
Boxes 4-5

Five sound cassettes and 11 videocassettes record interviews with Rehberger, lectures, his memorial service, demonstrations and performances.
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Interviews, Lectures, and Memorial Service, 1986-1995
5 sound cassettes
4
1
Pastel Society Demonstrations, Two Horses, 1990
2 videocassettes (vhs)
4
2
Documentary Footage, 1972, 1990
2 videocassettes (vhs)
4
3
Performances, undated, 1982-1983
3 videocassettes (vhs)
4
4
Art Students League Lectures, undated, 1990, 1987
4 videocassettes (vhs)
5
1-2

Series 8: Addition to the Gustav Rehberger papers , 1937-1992
1.4 Linear Feet
Box 8-9, OV 10

The addition dates from 1937-1992 and contains printed material, artwork, and photographic material primarily documenting Rehberger's career as an illustrator for magazines, books, advertising, movies, and television. The printed material includes clippings of illustrations and advertisements, including the Marlboro Man; book covers and illustrations; movie and television promotions, including posters; a calendar; and several religious illustrations. Artwork includes dozens of original illustrations and sketches in pen, pencil, ink, charcoal, gauche, and collage. Photographic material consists of black and white and color prints, negatives, and transparencies of many of Rehberger's book, magazine, and other illustrations.
The series is arranged as three subseries.
  • 8.1: Printed Material
  • 8.2: Artwork
  • 8.3: Photographic Material
8.1: Printed Material, 1937-1985
0.7 Linear Feet
Box 8-9, OV 10
Description Container
Book Illustrations, The Odyssey, 1969
8
1
Book Illustrations, General, 1937-1985
8
2
Magazine Illustrations, Coronet, 1949-1961
8
3-4
Magazine Illustrations, Esquire, 1946-1954
8
5
Magazine Illustrations, Everywoman's, 1948-1977
8
6
Movie and Television Promotional Illustrations, 1953-1976
8
7-8
Religious Illustrations, 1941-1966
8
9
Illustrations, General, 1940s-1970s
8
10
Oversized Calendar, 1953-1954
9
1
Oversized Magazine Illustrations, Esquire, from Box 8, Folder 5
9
2-4
Oversized Magazine Illustrations, Everywoman's from Box 8, Folder 6
9
5
Oversized Illustrations, General from Box 8, Folder 10
9
6-7
Posters, 1966-1980
OV 10
8.2: Artwork, 1947-1976
0.2 Linear Feet
Box 8-9, OV 10
Description Container
Illustrations and Sketches, 1947-1976
8
11
Oversized Illustrations and Sketches
9
8-10
Oversized Illustrations and Sketches
OV 10
8.3: Photographic Material, 1949-1992
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 8-9
Description Container
Book Illustrations, The Odyssey, 1969
8
12
Magazine Illustrations, Coronet, 1949-1955
8
13
Magazine Illustrations, Esquire, 1949-1953
8
14
Illustrations, General, 1951-1992
8
15-17
Oversized Illustrations from Box 8, Folders 15-17
9
11

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