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W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957

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Series 6: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1922-1955
(Box 8-9, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet

Items in this series include illustrated field notes, ink studies for book and magazine illustrations, studies for federal art projects such as paintings for the Nathan Hale Library in Connecticut, three sketchbooks and loose sketches from Kihn's travels observing North American Indian tribal culture and a study and finished sign for the "Langdon Kihn Art Classes." There is also a folder of work by other artists.
Sketchbooks and sketches have been roughly grouped together by type and subject.
DescriptionContainer
Sketchbook, circa 1940s
8
29
Sketchbook, undated
8
30
"Plains Notes" Sketchbook, 1940
8
31
Sketches of Landscapes and Birds, undated
8
32
Sketches and Illustrated Field Notes on American Indians, circa 1922-1947
(3 folders; see OV 10 for oversized items)
8
33-35
Sketches and Studies for Nathan Hale School, Rathbun Library, etc., circa 1930s
8
36
Sketches of British Columbia and Southwest, circa 1935-1945
8
37
Sketches (Southwest?), circa 1930s
9
1
Sketches - General, circa 1930-1955
9
2
Studies on Board, circa 1930-1955
(3 studies on brittle acidic board)
9
3
"Langdon Kihn Art Classes" Sign, circa 1932-1948
(painted proof and printed sign)
9
4
Studies for Book Illustrations for
Dawn Boy of the Puebloes
, circa 1935
9
5
Studies and Ink Drawings for Book Illustrations for
Desert Wife
, circa 1934
9
6
Studies and Ink Drawings for Book Illustrations for
Flat Tail
, circa 1935
9
7
Studies for Book Illustrations for
Trail of the Borealis
, circa 1934
9
8
Studies and Ink Drawings for Book Illustrations for
The Wolf Gang
, circa 1935
9
9
Ink Drawings for Illustrations for
Story Parade
and Other Projects, circa 1935-1945
9
10
Sketches and Artworks by Others, undated
9
11
Oversize, Sketches and Illustrated Field Notes, undated
(Oversized items from Box 8, F 33-35)
OV 10

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