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Sylvia Shaw Judson papers, 1911-1975

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1920-circa 1960
4 Folders
Box 1

Description Container Select
Biographical Sketches and Resumes, 1936, circa 1960
1
1
Painted Sketch, The Peasant Girl or Bird Girl, circa 1940s
1
2
Sketches, Unsigned (Likely by Sylvia Judson), circa 1950
1
3
Sketches of Sylvia Judson, by J. Stoyanvoitch, 1920-1921
1
4

Series 2: Correspondence , 1920-1975
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Description Container Select
Typescripts, Sylvia to Family (from Paris), 1920-1921
1
5
General, circa 1920s-1960s
1
6
General, 1924-1949
1
7
General, 1950-1959
1
8
General, 1960-1966
1
9
General, 1967-1969
1
10
General, 1970-1975
1
11

Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1911-1963
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Description Container Select
Articles, Lectures, and Speeches, 1939-1963
1
12-13
Early Writings, 1911-1915
1
14
Notes, on Sculptural Techniques and Services, circa 1920-1940s
1
15
Reviews and Criticisms, by Others, circa 1950
1
16

Series 4: Professional Activities Files , 1933-1968
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Found are subject files regarding Judson's work as a sculptor, educator, and writer. Files may contain correspondence, printed material, business and financial records, research, photographs, and drafts of writings and notes.
Description Container Select
Cairo, Egypt--Teaching File, 1962-1963
1
17
For Gardens and Other Places, Clippings and Reviews, 1960s
1
18
Mary Dyer, circa 1955
1
19-24
Roman Bronze Works (Foundry), 1933-1968
1
25-26
The Quiet Eye, 1951
1
27-29
The Quiet Eye, 1951
2
1-3

Series 5: Personal Business Records , 1923-1975
0.4 Linear feet
Box 2

Found are account ledgers, contracts, and various invoices and receipts for the production and sale of sculpture.
Description Container Select
Account Ledger, for Sculpture Receipts and Expenses, 1923-1953
2
4-5
Art Institute of Chicago, Rental Gallery Records, 1954-1962
2
6
Contracts, 1930-1965
2
7
Financial Records, from Publications, 1952-1974
2
8
Invoices and Receipts, 1955-1975
2
9
Lists of Buyers and Locations of Sculpture, circa 1950-1960
2
10
Price Lists and Expenses, Sculpture, circa 1950-1960
2
11-12
Royalty Payments, 1955-1973
2
13

Series 6: Printed Material , 1913-1970s
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, 6

Printed materials largely concern Judson's sculpture and include art related publications, clippings, exhibition material, and reproductions of works of art. Also found are published copies of books written by Judson, a copy of a book written by her mother and illustrated by Judson, and issues of The Lantern, Judson's high school literary magazine.
Description Container Select
Art Periodicals and Publications, 1920s-1970s
2
14-18
Book, Songs of a Baby's Day, By Frances Shaw, Illustrated by Sylvia Shaw, 1914
2
19
Books, by Sylvia Judson, 1950s
2
20
Clippings, 1920s-1970s
2
21-22
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1919-1967
2
23
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1919-1967
3
1-2
The Lantern, Westover School Literary Magazine, 1913-1915
3
3-4
Reproductions of Works of Art, 1950s-1960s
3
5-6
Reproductions of Works of Art, Oversized, 1950s-1960s
6
2

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1920s-circa 1970s
1.9 Linear feet
Box 3-6, OVs 7-8, MGP1

Photographs depict Sylvia Shaw Judson's sculpture and photos may be of the work in situ or in a studio. Some files may include photos of Judson or others with various sculpture. The file for Corwin & Noah includes an original drawing of the work by Judson. Also found here are 12 glass plate negatives.
Description Container Select
4-H Club, 1970s
3
7
Ancestor, 1950
3
8
Animals, circa 1940-1960
3
9-13
Apple Tree Children, circa 1920s
3
14
Baptismal Boy and Girl, circa 1950s
3
15
Bird Girl or Peasant Girl, circa 1930-1961
3
16
Birds, 1930s-1960s
3
17-18
Boy in Overalls, 1940s
3
19
Boy Reading, 1960s
3
20
Boy with Bird and Basin, 1940s
3
21
Corwin & Noah, 1950s
3
22
Dog and Boy, 1940s
3
23
Early Work, 1910s-1930s
3
24
Edison Building Relief, 1920s
3
25
Fort San Antonio Abad, Plaque, 1923-1929
3
26
Fountain Nude, circa 1950s-1960
3
27
Girl with Squirrel, circa 1940s-1950s
3
28
Head and Ura, circa 1950
3
29
Humans, 1950s-1960s
3
30
L. F. Hospital Stone Sculpture, 1940s
3
31
Little Brother, circa 1920-1949
3
32
Little Gardener, 1930s
3
33
Mary Dyer, 1960s
3
34
Merchild, 1930s-1960s
4
1
Naughty Fawn, 1930s-1950s
4
2
Nude for Lily Pond, circa 1940
4
3
Pamela, circa 1940
4
4
Portraits, 1930s
4
5
Prima Vera, 1940s-1950s
4
6
Raintree Fountain, 1950s-1960s
4
7
Religious Sculpture, 1930s-1950s
4
8
Seasons, 1940s-1950s
4
9
Shepherd, 1920s-1930s
4
10
Sister Frances, 1930s
4
11
Stunts, 1920s-1950s
4
12
Roosevelt Memorial Fountain, 1940s
4
13
Susie Playing Recorder, 1950s-1960s
4
14
Triton, circa 1940-1950
4
15
Violin, Norman Ross Friend of Ravinia Memorial, circa 1953
4
16
Young Woman, circa 1940s-1950s
5
1
Negatives of Works of Art, 1920s-1960s
5
2-6
Photographs of Works of Art, Oversized, circa 1920s-1950s
6
1
Photographs of Works of Art, Oversized, circa 1920s-1950s
7
Portfolio of Works of Art, Oversized, circa 1920s-1950s
8
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1920s
MGP1

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