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Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976

Contents and Arrangement

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1971
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Biographical material consists of a U.S. Army Certificate of Service, an award certificate, and a curriculum vitae. Also included is an autobiographical typescript
About the Artist
and miscellaneous notes including hunting score cards decorated with reproductions of Pleissner's art work.
DescriptionContainer
Certificates and Curriculum Vitae, 1943-1971
1
1
Typescript and Miscellaneous Notes, 1949-1950
1
2

Series 2: Letters, 1942-1976
(Box 1; 13 folders)

Letters primarily concern Pleissner's service in the U. S. Army. There are also scattered letters from colleagues and friends including artists Harrison Cady and Stow Wengenroth, and Texas Governor John Connally.
DescriptionContainer
Letters, undated
1
3
Letters, 1942
1
4
Letters, 1943
1
5
Letters, 1944
(2 folders)
1
6-7
Letters, 1945
(3 folders)
1
8-10
Letters, 1946
1
11
Letters, 1947-1949
1
12
Letters, 1950-1959
1
13
Letters, 1965-1969
1
14
Letters, 1970-1976
1
15

Series 3: Artwork, undated
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Artwork consists of an etching depicting an ancient European street with overhanging buildings.
DescriptionContainer
Etching, undated
1
16

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930-1953
(Boxes 1-2; 29 folders)

This series consists of unbound scrapbook pages containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, miscellaneous printed material, and three photographs of artwork. There are also scattered letters from art organizations and colleagues including Juliana Force, Charles Vezin, and Stow Wengenroth. Scrapbook 8 contains an exhibition catalog,
The Army at War
, illustrated with photographs of artists on the battlefield.
DescriptionContainer
Scrapbook 1, 1930-1932, undated
(3 folders)
1
17-19
Scrapbook 2, 1932-1934
(3 folders)
1
20-22
Scrapbook 3, 1933-1935
1
23
Scrapbook 4, 1935-1936
(3 folders)
1
24-26
Scrapbook 5, 1936-1940
(4 folders)
1
27-30
Scrapbook 6, 1937-1939
(3 folders)
1
31-33
Scrapbook 7, 1939-1944
(4 folders)
1
34-37
Scrapbook 8, 1941-1945
1
38
Scrapbook 8, 1941-1945
(4 folders)
2
1-4
Scrapbook 9, 1946-1953
(3 folders)
2
5-7

Series 5: Printed Material, 1928-1975
(Box 2; 1.2 linear feet)

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material including a book,
Air War Against Hitler's Germany
, that contains illustrations by Pleissner.
DescriptionContainer
Clippings, undated
2
8
Clippings, 1940-1943
2
9
Clippings, 1944-1945
2
10
Clippings, 1946
(3 folders)
2
11-13
Clippings, 1947
2
14
Clippings, 1948
(3 folders)
2
15-17
Clippings, 1949
(2 folders)
2
18-19
Clippings, 1950
(2 folders)
2
20-21
Clippings, 1951-1954
(4 folders)
2
22-25
Clippings, 1956
(3 folders)
2
26-28
Clippings, 1958
(2 folders)
2
29-30
Clippings, 1959
(2 folders)
2
31-32
Clippings, 1960
(2 folders)
2
33-34
Clippings, 1961
2
35
Clippings, 1962
(2 folders)
2
36-37
Clippings, 1963-1968
(5 folders)
2
38-42
Clippings, 1969
(2 folders)
2
43-44
Clippings, 1972-1974
2
45
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, undated
2
46
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1928-1933
2
47
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1944
2
48
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1946
2
49
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1947-1948
2
50
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1949
2
51
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1950
(5 folders)
2
52-56
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1951
(2 folders)
2
57-58
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1952
2
59
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1953
2
60
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1956
2
61
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1957-1958
2
62
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1959
2
63
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962-1963
(3 folders)
3
1-3
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1966
3
4
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1967-1970
(4 folders)
3
5-8
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1972-1973
(2 folders)
3
9-10
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1975
3
11
Programs, 1956-1967
3
12
Brochure for the Art Students League, 1951
3
13
Catalogs for Artwork, 1947-1963, undated
(2 folders)
3
14-15
Reproductions of Artwork, undated
3
16
Booklet
Significant War Scenes
by Battlefront Artists, undated
3
17
Booklet
Michigan on Canvas
, 1947
3
18
Book
Air War Against Hitler's Germany
, 1964
3
19
Book
Directory of Honorary Appointments
, Smithsonian Institution, 1967
3
20
Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated
3
21

Series 6: Photographs, 1958-1974
(Boxes 3-4; 31 folders)

Photographs are of Pleissner, his colleagues, exhibition installations, and artwork. There are also two unbound albums containing photographs of artwork
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of Pleissner, 1974, undated
3
22
Photographs of Pleissner with Colleagues, 1958-1964, undated
3
23
Photographs of Exhibition Installations, undated
3
24
Photograph Album 1 of artwork, undated
(5 folders)
3
25-29
Photograph Album 2 of artwork, undated
(6 folders)
3
30-35
Miscellaneous Photographs of Artwork, undated
(7 folders)
3
36-42
Miscellaneous Photographs of Artwork, undated
(10 folders)
4 (pam)
1-10

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