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Henry G. Keller papers, circa 1880-1962

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1920-1945
4 Folders
Box 1

Found is a biographical sketch, invitations and programs for events, two Keller family Christmas cards, and a ticket to the Alhambra.
Description Container Select
Biographical Sketch, 1934
1
1
Invitations and Programs, 1937-1945
1
2
Keller Family Holiday Cards, circa 1940
1
3
Travel Souvenirs, circa 1920
1
4

Series 2: Correspondence , 1905-1961
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Found is correspondence for Henry Keller, Imogene Keller, Albert Keller, and letters by others relating to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Henry Keller correspondence includes personal and professional correspondence, mostly relating to the sale and exhibition of his works at various institutions. Institutions and museums fouund include: Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Musuem of the Fine Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, Toledo Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, and Worcester Art Museum.
Imogene Keller correspondence consists of postcards and letters from family and friends.
Albert Keller correspondence relates to his father's art and memorial exibitions.
There are several letters to William Milliken and Louise Dunn of the Cleveland Museum of Art from Jacob Burke and David Hills. Some letters mention Henry Keller's art.
Description Container Select
Henry Keller Correspondence, 1905-1949
1
5-6
Imogene Leslie Keller Correspondence, 1905-1938
1
7
Albert Keller Correspondence, 1931-1961
1
8
Family Postcards, circa 1920
1
9
Other Correspondence, 1935-1941
Letters are to Louise Dunn and William Milliken of the Cleveland Museum of Art, from David Hills and Jacob Burke.
1
10

Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1920-circa 1952
4 Folders
Box 1

Found are scattered writings and notes by Henry Keller including: a typescript of a speech given at the Buckeye Art Club, poetry, and notes. Also found is a writing about fiberglass by Albert Keller.
Description Container Select
Speech, by Keller, circa 1947
1
11
Poetry, Likely by Keller, circa 1920
1
12
Notes , circa 1930
1
13
on Fiberglass, by Albert Keller, circa 1952
1
14

Series 4: Personal Business Records , circa 1925-circa 1955
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Found are scattered materials of the sale, consignment, loan, and gift of Henry Keller's art, and estate papers. Also found are records from Albert Keller including personal receipts and material relating to his company, San Luco, Inc..
Description Container Select
Price Lists, circa 1925-circa 1950
1
15
Gift Acknowledgements, 1934
1
16
Sales, Consignment, and Loan Records, 1928-1950
1
17
Receipts, 1950
1
18
Estate Papers, 1948-1952
1
19-20
Albert Keller Financial Records, 1951-circa 1955
1
21-22

Series 5: Printed Material , 1913-1962
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Found are materials relating to Henry Kellers art and teaching career. Included are: published material; exhibtion announcements and catalogs for solo and group shows; clippings from magazines and newspapers; an advertisement for Keller's sketch class taught at his school in Berlin Heights, Ohio; and blank postcards and a greeting card.
Description Container Select
The Application of the Philosophy of Color Vision in Modern Art, by Henry Keller and J. J. R. MacCleod , 1913
1
23
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1915-1949
1
24
Clippings, 1915-1962
2
1-4
Advertisement for Sketch Class, circa 1920
2
5
Blank Postcards and Greeting Cards, 1901-circa 1920
2
6

Series 6: Photographs , circa 1880-circa 1940
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2, 4

Found are photographs of the Keller family, Keller's studio, travel photos, animals, and of exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The family photos were likely taken throughout Cleveland, Lakewood, and Berlin Heights, Ohio. Many of the photographs are unidenfied. Also found are photos of works of art by Keller and others.
Description Container Select
Portraits of Henry Keller, circa 1910-circa 1940
2
7
Snapshot of Henry Keller, circa 1920
Henry Keller painting outside, likely along Lake Erie
2
8
Snapshots of Keller Family, circa 1880-circa 1930
2
9
Group Photos, circa 1890-circa 1920
Unidentified, likely includes Keller
2
10
Unidentified Portraits and Snapshots, circa 1900-circa 1940
Likely of Keller family and friends
2
11
Studio, Berlin Heights (?), circa 1910
2
12
Snapshots of Landscapes, circa 1910
Wade Park Lagoon and Lake Erie
2
13
Travel Photos, circa 1910
2
14
Animals, circa 1910
2
15
Exhibitions, circa 1935-1944
Includes photos from the Carnegie Institute and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Oversized material housed in Box 4.
2
16
Works of Art by Keller, circa 1920-circa 1930
2
17
Works of Art by Others, circa 1930-circa 1940
2
18-19
Oversized Exhibition Photos from Box 2, F16, circa 1935
4

Series 7: Sketchbooks, Artwork and Artifacts , circa 1898-1948
0.4 Linear feet
Box 2-4

Found are 7 sketchbooks and a loose sketch by Henry Keller, a print by Reindel, and artifacts. Most of the sketchbooks contain pencil sketches and are of faces, figures, and animals. Some of the sketchbooks may have been used during Keller's trips abroad.
Description Container Select
Sketch, circa 1902
2
20
Sketchbook 1, 1902
2
21
Sketchbooks 2-7, circa 1898-circa 1920
3
1-6
Etching by Reindel, 1948
3
7
Artifacts, circa 1900-circa 1945
Includes a commemorative medal of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city of Cleveland, eye glasses, paint brushes and lithography tools, and other items.
4

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