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Series 6 | A Finding Aid to the John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915 | Digitized Collection

John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915

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Series 6: Awards and Memorials, circa 1870-1944
0.8 linear feet
Box 2, OV 24

This series contains award certificates and medals awarded to Alexander during his lifetime, and memorial resolutions and projects carried out after his death in 1915.
Award certificates and medals are found from the Royal Academy of Art in Munich, the Carnegie Institute, and the Panama Pacific Exposition. Additional medals awarded for Alexander's artwork are found from the Societé National des Beaux-Arts, the Paris Exposition of 1900, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Pan American Exposition, the Saint Louis Exposition, the Buenos Aires Exposition, and the School Arts League. Additional medals from civic organizations are also found.
Extensive materials are found documenting the creation of the Alexander Memorial Studio at the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire, including published reports of the McDowell Club and Colony, images in the form of photo postcards and engravings, and a studio book containing photographs of the studio's construction, a history of the studio, and the signatures of resident artists. Notes and correspondence concerning the history of the studio are found tucked in the book.
Over a dozen memorial resolutions issued upon Alexander's death by arts organizations to which he contributed during his lifetime are found. Several of these resolutions exist in ornate, calligraphic, bound volumes.
Additional photographs of the Alexander Memorial Studio are found in Photographs. This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Award Certificates, circa 1878-1915
Oversized items housed in OV 24
2
16
Medals, circa 1870-1922
20 items
(20 items in 3 shoe boxes)
2
17-19
Notes, undated
2
20
Blueprint of Alexander's Tomb, 1915
Oversized items housed in OV 24
2
21
Alexander Fund and Studio at MacDowell Colony
Reports, circa 1915-1926
2
22
Images, circa 1910-1944
2
23
Studio Book, circa 1925-1941
2
24
Memorial Resolutions, circa 1915
5 folders
(oversized items housed in OV 24)
2
25-29
Commemorative Lecture by Edwin Blashfield, 1917
2
30
Oversized Award Certificates, circa 1878-1915
Items scanned with Box 2, f16
24 (OV)
Oversized Blueprint of Alexander's Tomb, 1915
Item scanned with Box 2, f21
24 (OV)
Oversized Memorial Resolution, circa 1915
Item scanned with Box 2, f25
24 (OV)

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