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John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958

John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958

Held, John, 1889-1958

Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 600 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Summary: Biographical material; an annotated chronology of events and activities; a list of illustrations; published illustrations and articles; book jackets; personal and family photographs and photographs of his sculpture; a small group of correspondence; press clippings; and scrapbooks containing clippings, illustrations and cartoons. Included is an extended reminiscence of Held's boyhood in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Held, 1889-1958, was an illustrator, Westport, Conn. and Palm Beach, Fla. He was most famous for his Jazz Age era illustrations for the New Yorker. He also produced watercolor landscapes and sculpture. [Not to be confused with John Held, Jr., b. 1947, associated with Mail Art]

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. John Held, Jr., after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm rolls N721 & N722 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.