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William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1972, bulk 1926-1956

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Series 4: Scrapbooks , 1920s-1947
(Box 2-4; 0.4 linear feet)

This series contains two scrapbooks created by William H. Johnson. One scrapbook consists of biographical documents regarding his career as an artist. Included are news clippings, event announcements, photographs of his artwork, and one award certificate from 1942. This scrapbook also contains photographs, including several portraits of Johnson, Johnson at exhibitions of his work, and several photographs from the 1920s of Johnson at the beach, with friends, and in art class. Also found are letters sent to Johnson, including a 1927 letter from his former teacher Charles Hawthorne, letters from the Harmon Foundation, gallery owner Karl Nierendorf, Reinhardt Galleries, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Edith Halpert of Downtown Galleries, and other letters of appreciation. Additional items from the scrapbook may have became detached and removed at an earlier date and may be included among other files within the papers.
This series also includes a scrapbook containing postcards collected by Johnson during his travels in Europe.
Loose items from the scrapbook were removed and placed in a separate folder. The scrapbook, 1920s-1947, has been scanned in its entirety. The scrapbook of postcards has not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1920s-1947
(Oversized; housed in Box 4)
2
11
Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1920s-1947
2
12
Scrapbook of Postcards, circa 1926-1938
(Oversized; housed in Box 3; not scanned)
2
13
Scrapbook, 1920s-1947
(Scanned with Box 2, folder 11)
4
Scrapbook of Postcards, circa 1926-1938
3

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