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James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1918-1971
2 Folders
Boxes 1, 5

Biographical materials include copies of Fitzgerald's birth certificate, honorary discharge papers from the Marines, a social security card, and 2 passports from 1964 and 1971.
Materials are arranged by document type.
Description Container Select
Certificates, 1918-1942
Oversized material housed in Box 5, Folder 1.
1
1
Identification Cards and Passports, 1960-1971
1
2
Oversized Certificate from Box 1, Folder 1, 1918
5
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1934-1987
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters to collectors and friends, including Anne and Edgar Hubert and Grace Sullivan. Notable are fifty-one letters from Rockwell Kent primarily discussing Fitzgerald's and Kent's interests and property in Monhegan, Maine. Letters from Monhegan Associates, Inc., a group devoted to preservation of Monhegan Island, contains by-laws, minutes of meetings, and newsletters.
With the exception of correspondence with Rockwell Kent and Monhegan Associates Inc., letters are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Kent, Rockwell, 1953-1958
1
3-7
Kent, Rockwell, 1959-1965
1
8-12
Kent, Rockwell, 1966-1970
1
13-15
Monhegan Associates, Inc., 1958-1973
1
16
Chronological, circa 1934-1987
1
17
Chronological, 1934-1959
1
18-22
Chronological, 1960-1961
1
23-30
Chronological, 1962
1
31-38
Chronological, 1963
1
39-44
Chronological, 1964
1
45-54
Chronological, 1965
1
55-59
Chronological, 1966
1
60-63
Chronological, 1967
1
64-68
Chronological, 1968
1
69-73
Chronological, 1969
2
1-7
Chronological, 1970
2
8-13
Chronological, 1971
2
14-16
Chronological, 1972-1987
2
17-18

Series 3: Personal Business Records , 1948-1972
0.5 Linear feet
Box 2

Personal business records include bank statements, cancelled checks, income tax and insurance records, receipts, some for gilding work and art supplies, and estate records.
Materials are arranged by document type.
Description Container Select
Bank Statements, 1951-1971
2
19-23
Checks, Canceled, 1961-1971
2
24-27
Stocks, 1950-1960
2
28
Tax, Income, 1961-1969
2
29-30
Tax, Miscellaneous , 1955-1971
2
31
Veterans Administration and Retirement, 1964-1971
2
32
Insurance, 1956-1971
2
33
Receipts, Medical, 1948-1971
2
34-36
Receipts, Gilding Work, 1955
2
37
Receipts, Art Supplies, 1954-1970
2
38-39
Receipts, Sale of Station Wagon, 1969
2
40
Receipts, Travel, 1964-1971
2
41
Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1962-1970
2
42
Estate File, 1962-1972
2
43-47

Series 4: Writings , 1955-1988
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, 5

Writings include Fitzgerald's notebook, his notes on gilding and various topics, an essay about the ship, "The Elizabeth Howard," an essay by an unidentified author about Fitzgerald's and Rockwell Kent's friendship, and essays on Fitzgerald. Also in the series are index cards containing notes for a catalog of the 1984 exhibition, "James Fitzgerald," by Calvin Hennig . There are also interviews and accompanying transcripts that relate friends' recollections of Fitzgerald. Recordings are on 4 sound cassettes.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 4.1: By Fitzgerald, 1955-1971
  • 4.2: By Others, 1960-1988
4.1: By Fitzgerald, 1960
Description Container
Manuscript, "Elizabeth Howard", circa 1960-1971
2
48
Notebook, Fitzgerald, 1955
2
49
Notes, Business Cards, circa 1960-1971
2
50
Notes, On Gilding, circa 1960-1971
2
51
Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1971
2
52
4.2: By Others, 1960
Description Container
Essay, "James Fitzgerald," by Anne Hubert, circa 1960-1980
2
53
Essay, On the Friendship Between Fitzgerald and Rockwell Kent, by Anne Hubert, 1988
2
54
Essay, "James Fitzgerald," by Elisabeth Levi de Montezinos, circa 1960-1980
2
55
Essay, "Recollections of James Fitzgerald," by Marjorie Lloyd, 1979
2
56
Essay, "James Fitzgerald," by Dorothy Walter, circa 1960-1980
2
57
Essay, "James Fitzgerald and Mt. Katahdin," Author Unknown, circa 1960-1980
2
58
Gallery Talk, "Recollections of the Artist James Fitzgerald," by Anne Hubert, 1987
2
59
Interview, Don Cundy on Fitzgerald, 1980
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
2
60
Interview, Sandra Dickson and Harry Bone on Fitzgerald, 1987
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
2
61
Interview, Jennifer Phillips on Fitzgerald, 1983
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
2
62
Interview Transcript, Doris Young on Fitzgerald, 1981
2
63
Notes, Fitzgerald Biography, 1983-1984
3
1-5
Notes, Fitzgerald Biography, 1983-1984
3
6-10
Notes, Fitzgerald Biography, 1983-1984
3
11-15
Notes, Fitzgerald Biography, 1983-1984
Notes by Calvin Hennig.
3
16-19
Gallery Proof, James Fitzgerald Catalog, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1984
Oversized material housed in Box 5, Folder 1.
3
20
Oversized Gallery Proof from Box 3, Folder 20
5
1

Series 5: Artwork , 1930-1969
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 4-6

Artwork consists of 14 drawings and 21 sketchbooks dating from 1921-1969. Sketchbooks include renderings of Monhegan seascapes, and travel sketches from Mt. Katahdin, London, and Ireland.
Materials are arranged by document type; sketchbooks are in numerical order.
Description Container Select
Drawings, circa 1921-1971
Oversize material housed in Box 5, Folder 2.
4
1
Sketchbook #1, 1946
4
2
Sketchbook #2, 1947
5
3
Sketchbook #3, 1947
5
4
Sketchbook #4, 1947
5
5
Sketchbook #5, 1947
5
6
Sketchbook #6, 1956
5
7
Sketchbook #7, 1954-1957
4
3
Sketchbook #8, 1959
4
4
Sketchbook #9, 1961
4
5
Sketchbook #10, 1961-1962
6
1
Sketchbook #11, 1961
6
2
Sketchbook #12, 1965
4
6
Sketchbook #13, circa 1955-1969
4
7
Sketchbook #14, 1966
6
3
Sketchbook #15, 1967
4
8
Sketchbook #16, 1967
4
9
Sketchbook #17, circa 1960-1971
6
4
Sketchbook #18, 1967-1969
4
10
Sketchbook #19, 1968
4
11
Sketchbook #20, 1968
4
12
Sketchbook #21, 1969
4
13
Oversized Drawings from Box 4, Folder 1, circa 1921-1971
5
2

Series 6: Printed Material , 1923-1989
0.2 Linear feet
Box 4

Printed material includes clippings and a clippings scrapbook that includes four letters and a sampling of exhibition catalogs. There are also exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, programs, art supply catalogs, picture postcards, a brochure and geological survey maps of Mt. Katahdin, yearbook ARTGUM excerpts , and miscellaneous printed material. A videocassette, "James Fitzgerald: Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Anne and Edgar Hubert," is narrated by Anne Hubert and produced by Eric Shambroom.
Materials are arranged by document type.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1930-1989
4
14
Clippings, Scrapbook, 1928-1948
4
15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940-1989
4
16
Exhibition, "Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Anne and Edgar Hubert" at the DeCordova Museum, 1985
1 videocassettes (vhs)
4
17
Postcards, circa 1950-1971
4
18
Programs, 1930-1967
4
19
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1960-1980
4
20
Supply Catalogs, 1929-1949
4
21
Travel Brochures, circa 1960-1971
4
22
Yearbook, "Artgum", 1923
4
23
Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1971
4
24
Miscellaneous, Mt. Katahdin, circa 1960-1971
4
25

Series 7: Photographic Material , 1905-1992
0.3 Linear feet
Box 4

Photographs are of Fitzgerald; his parents and siblings; his wife Pegs; friends, including actor Richard Boone, Dan Burne Jones, E. F. Ricketts, and John Steinbeck; his studios, including the Kent-Fitzgerald cottage; travel sights; the hotel in which Fitzgerald died; and objects owned and designed by Fitzgerald. Photographs and slides of artwork include portraits of servicemen drawn in 1947.
Materials are arranged by subject matter and document type.
Description Container Select
James Fitzgerald, circa 1905-1933
4
26
James Fitzgerald, 1960-1968
4
27
James Fitzgerald with Friends, 1930-1966
4
28
Pegs Fitzgerald, circa 1925-1945
4
29
Kent-Fitzgerald Cottage, 1971
4
30
Studios, 1971-1978
4
31
Travel, 1967-1979
4
32
Miscellaneous, 1966-1992
4
33
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1970-1980
4
34
Photographs of Artwork, Portraits of Servicemen Drawn in 1947, circa 1970-1980
4
35
Slides of Artwork, Katahdin , 1982
4
36
Slides of Artwork, Monhegan , 1977-1980
4
37
Slides of Artwork, Western Themes , 1977-1988
4
38
Slides of Artwork, Miscellaneous Themes, 1978-1980
4
39

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