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Series 9 | 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 9: Printed Materials, circa 1891-1945
1.5 linear feet
Boxes 3-4, OV 23

This series contains magazine and newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs, circulars, bulletins, reports, books, pamphlets, and brochures.
Clippings in this series are often duplicated in Scrapbooks, especially those dating to Alexander's lifetime. Later clippings are unique to this series. The scope of subjects found in this series is also greater, including not only stories about Alexander's career, but also about other artists, family matters, and Elizabeth Alexander's career before and after her husband's death.
Exhibition catalogs are found for Alexander's solo exhibitions, before and after his death. Scattered catalogs for other artists' exhibitions are also found. The 1905 catalog of a Pratt Institute exhibition contains prices, and a 1915 catalog for his memorial exhibition is marked with scattered corrections and sales. Additional exhibition catalogs are found in Scrapbooks.
Circulars include an unsigned, printed letter of protest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art related to an exhibition of European modernists. Entire issues of a variety of magazines are found, several of which contain major articles related to Alexander and his artwork. See details in the folder listing. Bulletins and reports relate to organizations in which Alexander was involved or exhibited. Miscellaneous printed materials include calling cards, a magazine subscription, and a civil defense poster.
Additional printed materials are found throughout the collection, especially in Artwork and Scrapbooks. See series descriptions for more details. The bulk of this series has been scanned. Items not scanned include newspaper and magazine clippings, and for some published items, only the covers have been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Magazine Clippings, circa 1896-1922
2 folders
(oversized items housed in OV 23; not scanned)
3
26-27
Newspaper Clippings, undated
3 folders
(not scanned)
3
28-30
Newspaper Clippings, 1900-1914
8 folders
not scanned
3
31-38
Newspaper Clippings, 1915
10 folders
(not scanned)
3
39-48
Newspaper Clippings, 1916
(3 of 12 folders; not scanned)
3
49-51
Newspaper Clippings, 1916
(9 of 12 folders; not scanned)
4
1-9
Newspaper Clippings, 1917-1918
7 folders
not scanned
4
10-16
Newspaper Clippings, 1924-1940
not scanned
4
17
Exhibition Catalogs, undated, 1902-1905
4
18
Exhibition Catalogs, 1915-1918
3 folders
4
19-21
Exhibition Catalogs, 1937-1945
3 folders
4
22-24
Exhibition Poster and Wall Text, undated
Oversized items housed in OV 23
4
25
Circulars, circa 1908, 1921
4
26
Memorial Essay by William Laurel Harris, circa 1915
4
27
Magazines, circa 1914-1933
6 folders
(Articles include "A Visit to Mr. Alexander's Summer Studio," by Elbert F. Baldwin (page proof); "Is Our Art Distinctively American," by JWA in Century, various obituaries and memorials; "The JWA Murals" in Carnegie Magazine; "The Portrait Work of John W. Alexander" by John V. Sears)
4
28-33
Bulletins, 1913, 1937
(School Art League, Mint Museum of Art)
4
34
Reports
Société Royale Des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, Belgium), 1908, 1911
4
35
New York City Improvement Commission, 1907
4
36
Books
Autobiography of Worthington Whittridge, after 1941
4
37
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Book of Record
, 1922
4
38
Smithsonian Institution National Gallery of Art, 1922
4
39
Pamphlets, Brochures, and Mailings, 1926, undated
4
40
Miscellaneous Printed Materials, circa 1891-1945
Oversized item housed in OV 23
4
41
Oversized Magazine Clippings, circa 1896-1922
not scanned
23 (OV)
Oversized Exhibition Poster and Wall Text, undated
Items scanned with Box 4, f25
23 (OV)
Oversized Miscellaneous Printed Materials, circa 1891-1945
Item scanned with Box 4, f41
23 (OV)

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