Size: 1.2 Linear feet
Summary: Papers relating to the personal life and career of Robert Strong Woodward, and to the vogue for New England painting in the first half of the twentieth century, and includes letters, a ledger, writings, works of art, photographs, and printed material.
Included are numerous letters, 1902-1953, to longtime friends Helen and Anna D. Schermerhorn, including letters to Helen describing assemblage artist Joseph Cornell's early family life, Woodward's admiration of Cornell and a fragment of a letter to Cornell. The ledger lists Woodward's work handled by dealers and works in transit, 1937-1947.
Writings, 1970 and 1985, by others about Woodward include a draft of a biography for a Deerfield Academy exhibition catalog, a biographical account for the Heath Historical Society, and manuscripts from a tribute on the centennial of Woodward's birth. Writings by Woodward include a poem titled, "Night Verses to the Little Shops." Included in the works of art by Woodward, 1898-1904 and undated, are childhood sketches of greeting cards for his mother, and a sketchbook. Photographs, 1898-1904, are of family, homes and buildings, works of art and exhibitions. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1919-1985, and newspaper and magazine clippings, 1928-1985.