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John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1848-1999

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Series 4: Subject Files , 1848-1946
(Boxes 3-4, OV 11-12; 0.7 linear feet)

This series contains clippings, photographs, prints, letters responding to research queries, a bibliography, notes, sketches, and other ephemera gathered by Curry. Many of the files consist entirely of images clipped from illustrated magazines and newspapers. Sketches are found in the Kansas history, Russell/Remington, and circus files. A series of snapshots in the circus files appear to have been taken by Curry. Other types of material found are noted in the folder listing.
Subjects that are particularly well-developed in this series include American Indians, the circus, John Brown, and Kansas history. Many of the subjects are recognizable as subjects of Curry's artwork.
Arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Headings added to subject files during reprocessing are indicated in brackets. Dates in the folder listing refer to dates of file contents; files appear to have been created between 1920 and 1946. Additional research and pictorial references gathered by Curry can be found in Correspondence and Project Files, Print Materials, and Photographs.
Description Container Select
American Indians, circa 1848-1943
(5 folders; partially scanned; see also OV 11)
3
48-52
Circus
Photographs and Postcard, circa 1932, 1933
(Contains a photograph of Curry)
3
53
Negatives, circa 1932
(partially scanned)
(Contains one unprinted image; other images exist in prints in previous folder)
3
54
Sketch, circa 1939
3
55
Programs, circa 1930-1939
(partially scanned)
3
56
Clippings, circa 1920-1946
(see also OV 12)
3
57
John Brown, circa 1928-1940
(contains copy photographs, correspondence, and pamphlets)
3
58
[Chardin], undated
(contains print)
3
59
[Daumier], circa 1854-1857
(See OV 11)
(contains satirical drawings printed in the illustrated French newspaper, le Charivari)
3
60
Delacroix, undated
(contains print)
4
1
Eskimos, circa 1920-1929, 1936
4
2
Flags, 1932, 1941
(see OV 11)
4
3
Flowers, 1937
4
4
[Fourain, Jean-Louis], 1933, undated
(partially scanned)
(contains a catalog and annotated photographs of sketches)
4
5
Harvesting, 1920-1938
(See also OV 11)
4
6
Interiors, circa 1927-1933
4
7
Kansas History, circa 1924-1938
(Contains sketches; correspondence with Henry Carey; snapshots including photographs of a tornado, floods, and animals; postcards; pamphlets; and clippings including a 1930 Saturday Evening Post series on Kansas.)
4
8
[Lynchings], 1933
(see OV 11)
4
9
Modern Painters, circa 1933-1943
(partially scanned; see also OV 11)
(contains print materials related to Grant Wood, reproductions of works of art by various artists, and postcards, including one sent from Maynard Walker in 1936, and another unsigned postcard sent in 1933)
4
10
[Old Masters], undated
4
11
Religious, 1934, undated
(contains a pamphlet from a Canadian Christian wax museum)
4
12
Rubens, undated
4
13
Russell/Remington, circa 1907-1923
(See also OV 11)
(Contains pen and pencil sketches, postcards)
4
14
Ships, circa 1929-1937
(contains a photograph)
4
15
Soldiers, circa 1918-1942
(See also OV 11)
4
16
[Sports], circa 1918-1932
(See also OV 11)
4
17
[Miscellaneous Subjects], circa 1928-1937
(See also OV 11)
4
18
Oversized Items from Subject Files (Box 3, folders 48 and 60; Box 4, folders 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18)
OV 11
Oversized Items from Subject Files (Box 3, folder 57)
OV 12

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