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Roger Crossgrove papers, 1888-2012, bulk 1950-2006

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 12 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1888-2002
1 Linear foot
Boxes 1, 23, OV 24

Biographical materials include eighteen annotated calendars, five appointment notebooks, and nine daily planners. Also included are awards and medals from various arts organizations and competitions. Crossgrove's marriage announcement, membership cards, receipts and payments, and files related to his M.F.A. coursework at the University of Illinois are also found in this series.
Description Container Select
Appointment Notebooks, 1987-1989
1
1
Appointment Notebooks , 1990-1991
1
2
Appointment Notebooks , 1998-1999
1
3
Appointment Notebook and Travel Information, Mexico , 1950s
1
4
Awards, General , 1951-1998
1
5
Awards, Photography Contest Medals from Manchester Community College , 1981-1982
1
6
Calendars, 1962-1983
Oversized material housed in Box 23
1
7-16
Daily Planners , 1951-1988
1
17-22
Genealogy , 1888-2001
1
23
Handkerchiefs , undated
1
24
Marriage Announcement , 1948
1
25
Medical Information , 1965-1966
1
26
Membership Cards , 2002
1
27
Resumes, 1949-1951
1
28
Student Records , 1946-1951
1
29
University of Illinois, Master of Fine Arts Coursework and Architecture Timeline, 1951-1953
Oversized material housed in Box 23
1
30
Oversized Calendar from Box 1, Folders 7-16, 1975
23
Oversized University of Illinois, MFA, Architecture Timeline from Box 1, Folder 30, circa 1950s
23

Series 2: Correspondence , 1921-2000s
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Correspondence is with friends, family, organizations, museums and galleries, colleagues, and artists. Correspondence is with American Artists Group, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and for artists such as Eric Carle, Joseph A. Smith, John Schoenherr, Antonia Torres, and Alfredo Zalce, among others.
Description Container Select
People and Organizations
American Artists Group , 1968-1977
1
31
American Friends Service Committee , 1947-1951
1
32
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery , 1975
1
33
Brown, John, United States Cultural Attaché , 1966-1967
1
34
Carle, Eric, circa 1990s
1
35
Editorial Reverté Mexicana, S.A., 1966
2
1
International Institute of Arts and Letters , 1960
2
2
Philadelphia Museum of Art , 1975
2
3
Schoenherr, John , 1997-1999
2
4
Smith, Joseph A., circa 1980s
2
5
Torres, Ma. Antonia , 1950
2
6
Zalce, Alfredo , 1967-1968
2
7
Topics
Exhibitions , 1951-1953
2
8
Family , 1974-1986
2
9-10
Greeting Cards, Christmas , 1951-1952
2
11
Greeting Cards, Get Well, 1981-1984
2
12
Incoming, 1964-1967
2
13
Letterhead , 1969-1970
2
14
Mexico , 1962-1974
2
15
Student Complaints, University of Nebraska , circa 1949
2
16
General , 1940s
2
17
General , 1950s
2
18
General , 1960s
2
19
General , 1970s
2
20-22
General , 1980s
2
23-24
General , 1990s
2
25-26
General , 1990s
3
1-4
General , 2000s
3
5-6

Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1951-2000
0.5 Linear feet
Box 3

Writings by Crossgrove include a report on Tarascan, Mexico, a master of fine art thesis report, and a student paper titled "Some Observations on the Graphic Arts of Modern Mexico". There are notes and notebooks, a music writing book, and a manuscript draft written by Dr. Justino Fernández for a Mexican prints exhibition catalog. Some of the notebooks are also illustrated.
Description Container Select
Report on Tarascan, Mexico by Crossgrove , 1951
3
7
"Some Observations on the Graphic Arts of Modern Mexico" by Crossgrove , 1951
3
8
University of Illinois, Master of Fine Art Thesis Report by Crossgrove , 1951
3
9
Drafts by Dr. Justino Fernández for Contemporary Mexican Prints Exhibition Catalog, 1968
3
10
Modern Art and Mount Olympus, Play Manuscripts , circa 1970s
3
11
Music Writing Book , circa 1980s
3
12
Notebooks, 1970s
3
13-14
Notebooks, 1990
3
15
Notes, General , circa 1966-2000
3
16
Notes, Columbia University Course with Michael Patrick Hearn , 1987-1988
3
17
Notes, "Luis Frangella-Heavy Air-Raw", circa 1980s
3
18
Notes, Resources for Art Books , circa 1960s
3
19
Notes, Spiral Staircase , 1969
3
20
Notes, Suppliers for Frames and Plexi , 1969-1987
3
21

Series 4: Professional Files , 1951-2009
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 3-6

Professional files document Crossgrove's involvement in several arts organizations including the American Artists Group, American Watercolor Society, Artworks Gallery, Atrium Gallery, Brooklyn Society of Artists, Children's Book Council, Greater Mansfield Council for the Arts, Mystic Art Association, and the Windham Regional Arts Council. There are also files relating to the Yaddo Fellowship. Files typically contain administrative documents, correspondence, expense records, membership records, and printed materials.
Description Container Select
American Artists Group , 1964-1975
3
22
American Association of University Professors , 1955-1968
3
23
American Watercolor Society , 1964-1974
3
24-26
Artworks Gallery, General , 1970s
4
1
Artworks Gallery, General, 1980-1985
4
2-8
Artworks Gallery, General , 1986-1989
4
9-10
Artworks Gallery, General , 1990s-2000s
4
11
Artworks Conference, Profiles of Members , 1981
4
12
Artworks Gallery, 30th Anniversary Honoring Crossgrove, 2006
4
13
Artworks Gallery, Exhibitions , 1984-1988
4
14-15
Artworks Gallery, Exhibitions , 1990-1994
4
16-17
Artworks Gallery, Plateaus (1988) , circa 1988
4
18
Artworks Gallery, Romare Bearden Exhibition , 1986
4
19
Atrium Gallery , 1977-1988
4
20
Barnes Foundation , 1975
4
21
Bibliography List for Illustrators Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan , 1996
4
22
Brooklyn Society of Artists (American Society of Contemporary Artists), 1957-1965
4
23
Center for Inter-American Relations , circa 1967
5
1
Children's Book Council , 1985-1987
5
2
Children's Book Illustration , circa 1982
5
3
College Art Association , 1950-1951
5
4
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts , 1972-1987
5
5-6
Connecticut Book Fair, 1995
5
7
Eastern Connecticut Ceramics Co-op, 1998-1999
5
8
Emily Lowe Award , 1951-1954
5
9
Graphic Arts Programs , 1958-1964
5
10
Greater Mansfield Council for the Arts, General, 1989-1991
5
11-12
Greater Mansfield Council for the Arts, Nominating Committee, 1990, 1990-1991
5
13
Leddick, David, Book Project , 1998-2000
5
14
List of Artist Models for Photographs , circa 1980s
5
15
Mystic Art Association, Meeting Minutes , 1989
5
16
Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery of Art, circa 1965
5
17
Springfield Art League , 1972-1986
5
18-19
Subscription Information to Art Periodicals , 1950s
5
20
Teaching Applications , 1951-1955
5
21
Tiffany Foundation , 1965-1967
5
22
Travel Itineraries , 1970-1975
5
23
Vermont College Master of Fine Art Program , 1998
5
24
Visual Images Gallery , 1978-1985
5
25
West Hartford Art League , 1976-1977
5
26
Windham Regional Arts Council , 1997-1999
5
27
Yaddo Fellowship , 1957-1975
5
28-29
Yaddo Fellowship, 1992-2006
6
1

Series 5: Teaching Files , 1953-2009
1 Linear foot
Boxes 6-7, 23

Teaching files consist of correspondence, campus information, faculty memos and procedures, and student coursework compiled during Crossgrove's professorship at the Pratt Institute, where he taught under Albert Christ-Janer, and the University of Connecticut. Also included are letters regarding Crossgrove's independent study in Mexico and his sabbatical from the University of Connecticut, a collage in honor of Crossgrove's retirement, research questionnaire materials, and Crossgrove's statements on his career while at the University of Connecticut.
Description Container Select
Pratt Institute
General , 1953-1954
6
2
General , 1957-1964
6
3
General , 1967-1968
6
4
102nd Commencement Script , 1991
6
5
Burser's Office , 1958
6
6
Class Notes and Photographs on Still Life Painting , 1960-1961
6
7
Correspondence , 1953-1961
6
8
Correspondence , 1962-1966
6
9
Eichenberg, Fritz, Chairman of Department of Graphic Arts, 1953-1965
6
10
Evening Art School , 1954
6
11
Independent Study in Mexico , 1965
6
12
Material Regarding Faculty and Petition, circa 1968
Oversized material housed in Box 23
6
13
Meeting Agendas , 1961-1968
6
14
Print Exhibition and Sale , 1964
6
15
University of Connecticut
General , 1968-1994
6
16-17
Bookmark , circa 1980s
6
18
Commencement Program , 1987
6
19
Cover Pages of "Annual Report of University of Connecticut Faculty Alumni Center Inc.", 1971-1976
6
20
Cynthia Reeves Snow Award , 1977-1985
6
21
Eichenberg, Fritz, Exhibition and Lecture, 1979-1985
6
22
Emeritus Faculty Handbook , 1990
6
23
Faculty-Alumni Center , 1968-1988
6
24
Flyers for Crossgrove's Watercolor Monotypes , circa 1980
6
25
Grading Instructions , 1972-1980
6
26
Latin American Studies , 1973-1987
6
27
Libraries , 1978-2009
6
28
Maps of University and Storrs, Connecticut, 1971-1986
6
29
Merit Procedures , 1980-1986
6
30
Picture Book Illustration Course Student Autobiographies and Notes , 1985-1987
6
31
Picture Book Illustration Course Student Index Cards, 1988
6
32
Recreation Schedules , 1974-1987
6
33
Research Foundation Grant 1982, 1981-1986
6
34
Resumes and Statements on Career , 1981-1985
6
35
Retirement Collage , 1988
6
36
Sabbatical , 1972-1987
6
37
School of Fine Arts, Dean's Advisory , 1982-1987
6
38
School of Fine Arts, Development , 1980-1986
6
39
University of Connecticut
Semester on the 1930s, circa 1969
7
1-3
Visiting Artist Program, Special Events, 1977-1981
7
4
General
Course Outlines, Product Structure , 1953-1988
7
5
Letter Recommendation Form , circa 1970s
7
6
Materials for Research Questionnaire , circa 1950s
7
7
Paperbound Books in Print , 1953-1962
7
8
Washington, D.C.-National Gallery, Library of Congress, etc. , 1966-1975
7
9
Oversized Pratt Institute, Petition from Box 6, Folder 13, circa 1968
23

Series 6: Subject Files , 1950s-1999
1 Linear foot
Boxes 7-8, OV 24

Subject files were compiled by Crossgrove on artists and art related topics of interest, such as Mexico. Mexican art, city redevelopment projects, and artists Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Edgar Degas, Tomie de Paola, and Rufino Tamayo. Files typically contain printed materials.
Description Container Select
Anatomy for Art Students , circa 1980s
7
10
Avery, Milton, 1972-1982
7
11-12
Bearden, Romare , 1969-1981
7
13
Belkin, Arnold , 1972-1975
7
14
Citron, Minna , 1956-1965
7
15
Cortez, Jayne , 1969
7
16
Degas, Edgar , 1960-1981
7
17
De Paola, Tomie , 1999
7
18
Eichenberg, Fritz , 1991
7
19
Frank, Mary , 1973-1979
7
20
Kaelin, Phil , circa 1989
7
21
Lindner, Richard , 1954-1978
7
22
Mexico, 1950s-1960s
7
23-24
Mexico, 1950s-1960s
8
1-4
Prindle, Janice, Material Regarding "Belles Lettres" , 1982-1984
8
5
Redevelopment Projects , 1953-1954
Oversized material housed in OV 24
8
6
Samaras, Lucas , circa 1975
8
7
Tamayo, Rufino , 1969-1979
8
8
Oversized Redevelopment Projects from Box 8, Folder 6, 1953
OV 24

Series 7: Exhibition Files , 1950-2005
3 Linear feet
Boxes 8-11

Extensive exhibition files cover numerous exhibitions of Crossgrove's artwork, including Roger Crossgrove Selected Works: Photographs 1978-1993 (1993), Three Decades (1961-1990): Works on Paper and Photographs (1991), Monotypes Today (1976-1977), Monotypes Today II (1978), Monotypes Today III (1979), Monotypes Today IV (1980), Impressions Gallery and Slater Museum monotype exhibitions, and a traveling monotypes exhibition. Other files include faculty and alumni exhibitions, exhibitions in Mexico, and Original Art from Contemporary Children's Books (1987-1988). Files typically contain a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, catalogs and announcements, information about individual works of art, and notes.
Description Container Select
General, 1950s
8
9
General, 1961-1965
8
10-14
General, 1966-1968
8
15-16
General, 1980s
8
17
General, 1990s
8
18
Roger Crossgrove Selected Works: Photographs 1978-1993 (1993), 1993
8
19
Roger Crossgrove, Three Decades (1961-1990): Works on Paper and Photographs (1991), 1991
8
20
Roger Crossgrove Solo Exhibitions, San Miguel and Mexico City , 1950-1997
8
21
20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition (1996), 1996
9
1
Aetna Institute Gallery Exhibitions , 1984
9
2
Arte Grafico Norteamericano 1967, 1967
9
3
Atrium Gallery Exhibition (1982), 1982
9
4
Berkshire Art Association Exhibitions , 1971-1980
9
5
Bethel Gallery Contemporary Prints (1977), 1977
9
6
Beth El Temple Exhibition and Sale , 1969-1988
9
7-8
Boston Museum Exhibition (1991), Photographs , 1991
9
9
Canton Gallery on the Green Exhibitions , 1971-1982
9
10
Children's Literature Presentation Schedule , circa 2001
9
11
Connecticut Watercolor Society Exhibitions , 1970-1986
9
12-13
De Cordova Museum Drawing Competitions , 1974-1977
9
14
Essex Art Association, Annual Shows , 1973-1995
9
15
Exhibition Lists of Artists and Artwork, 1988-1990
9
16
Faculty Exhibits, University of Connecticut Art Department , 1969-1986
9
17-19
John Stevenson Gallery , 1990s
9
20
Jose Gutierrez Exhibition , 1966-1967
9
21
List of Connecticut Exhibitions , 1979
9
22
List of Exhibitions 1960, Fleisher Memorial , 1952-1961
9
23
Master Eagle Gallery Exhibitions , 1984-1985
9
24
Material for Articles on Mexico Exhibitions for Artists Proof, 1964-1968
9
25
Meeting Notes and Proposals for Exhibitions , 1983-1986
10
1
Mexico Exhibitions, General, 1965-1968
10
2-3
Mexico Exhibitions, Articles and Correspondence , 1966-1968
10
4
Mexico Exhibitions, Jorge Hernandez Campos , 1966-1967
10
5
Mexico, Exchange Exhibitions in Graphic Art , 1965-1967
10
6
IBM Gallery, Mexican Graphics Exhibition (1968), 1967-1968
10
7
Smithsonian Institution, Mexican Graphic Art (1967-1968), 1967-1969
10
8
Mexican Print Show and Article , 1965-1966