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Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955

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Series 6: Scrapbooks , 1911-1954
(boxes 6, 9-11; 1.5 linear feet)

Series consists of the scrapbooks that Marsh kept throughout his career as an artist, in which he saved clippings of reproductions of his work (illustrations, cartoons, and reproductions of paintings and theater designs), articles, and reviews that appeared in various newspapers and magazines along with other printed material. Scrapbooks document the trajectory of Marsh's career, including the publication of his illustrations and cartoons, the exhibition of his paintings, and the critical and public reception of his art work. Notably, scrapbooks also document Marsh's on-going effort to record and recount his whole career in the clippings he collected and in the way he sometimes creatively displayed them.
Scrapbooks were assigned numbers at some point, though it is not clear what particular order the numbers follow nor who assigned them. The numbers appear in brackets in the respective file title. At some previous point, scrapbooks that had been stored in 3-ring binders were removed from them for preservation purposes. Scrapbbooks are arranged in rough chronological order. More detailed descriptions of certain ones are provided below.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook [#11], Reproductions of Work in The Nutley Bulletin and Other Juvenilia, 1911-1915, 1922
6
1
Scrapbook [#10], Reproductions of Work in The Yale Record, 1916-1917
(3 folders)
6
2-4
Scrapbook [#2], Reproductions of Work in The Yale Record, 1917-1920
6
5
Scrapbook [#3], Clippings, 1920-circa 1928
(See Box 9)
Clippings include Marsh's illustrations for various newspapers and magazines, vaudeville reviews for The Daily News (from 1923 to 1925), articles on Marsh, and reproductions of various works. Also included are some watercolor sketches.
6
6
Scrapbook [#1], Clippings, circa 1922-1939
Clippings include articles on Marsh and his art work, reviews of his exhibitions (including shows at the Whitney Studio, Weyhe Gallery, and Rehn Galleries, as well as in the department store, Wanamaker's), and reproductions of his paintings.
6
7
Scrapbook [#4], Clippings, 1925-1944
Clippings are assembled in a more creative fashion and include articles about Marsh, reviews of exhibitions, some vaudeville reviews, reproductions of paintings (including the Custom House murals), and illustrations for The New Yorker.
6
8
Scrapbook [#6], Photographs and Clippings, circa 1927-1930
(3 folders)
Included are photographs of some early works, including a portrait of Marsh by Katherine Schmidt, several self-portraits, paintings of locomotives, and some theater designs. Clippings include illustrations and cartoons for The New Yorker.
6
9-11
Scrapbook [#5], Clippings of Illustrations, circa 1929-1945
(See Box 10)
Included are clippings of Marsh's illustrations for The New Yorker and, to a lesser extent, for other magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. Also included are some of Marsh's book illustrations.
6
12
Scrapbook [#7], Clippings, Letters, and Exhibition Catalogs, 1930-1945
(4 folders)
Clippings include articles on Marsh and his art work, reviews of his exhibitions, and his illustrations. Also included are letters relating to the gift or purchase of Marsh's art work (including letters from Philadelphia Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts) and to prizes awarded to Marsh for his art work (including a letter from the director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art about the gold medal being awarded to his painting, "Strip Tease in New Jersey," and a letter from the Art Institute of Chicago regarding the prize awarded to "Summer in New York"). Also found are exhibition catalogs for several of Marsh's shows (especially at the Rehn Galleries) and for Isabel Bishop's shows.
6
13-16
Scrapbook [#8], Clippings, 1931-1945
(See Box 10)
Clippings include articles about Marsh and his art work, including ones on the Custom House murals and his use of egg tempera, in magazines such as Esquire and American Artist; his illustrations for magazines such Vogue, Life, and Fortune; and an article by Marsh entitled "Let's Get Back to Painting." Also included are printed greeting cards featuring Marsh's art work and some book cover illustrations.
6
17
Scrapbook, Clipping of Article on Marsh, "Reginald Marsh as a Painter,", 1933
6
18
Scrapbook [#9], Clippings, Awards, and Other Material, 1943-1954
(See Box 11)
Clippings include articles on Marsh, reproductions of his work, some reviews of his exhibitions, and his illustrations. Awards include the Gold Medal in Graphic Arts from and a certificate of election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a certificate from National Academy of Design. Also included are book covers designed by Marsh, exhibition catalogs, and a printed greeting card.
6
19
Scrapbook, Clipping of Article by Marsh, "Let's Get Back to Painting," and Other Clippings, 1944-1947
(See Box 11)
6
20
Oversize, Scrapbook [#3], Clippings, 1920-circa 1928
(See Box 6, F6)
9 (sol)
Oversize, Scrapbook [#5], Clippings of Illustrations, circa 1929-1945
(See Box 6, F12)
10 (sol)
Oversize, Scrapbook [#8], Clippings, 1931-1945
(See Box 6, F17)
10 (sol)
Oversize, Scrapbook [#9], Clippings, Awards, and Other Material, 1943-1954
(See Box 6, F19)
11 (sol)
Oversize, Scrapbook, Clippings of Article by Marsh, "Let's Get Back to Painting," and Other Clippings, 1944-1947
(See Box 6, F20)
11 (sol)

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