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   Rockwell Kent Papers ca.1885-1970.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rockwell Kent Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

A significant collection of Rockwell Kent's correspondence; drawings and sketches; watercolors; lithographs; proofs; manuscripts; and architectural drawings. There are also lithographs and woodblock prints by Kent's students and admirers.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079547 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.
Title:Rockwell Kent Papers ca.1885-1970.
Physical description:59 linear ft (ca. 6,500 items in 45 boxes, 10 mapcase drawers, & 3 slip cases).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Organized in 13 series.

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Description

Scope and Content

A comprehensive collection of working drawings and sketches, watercolor paintings, lithographs, proofs, manuscripts, and architectural drawings. There are illustrations for many books including Moby Dick , Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales , The Decameron , Paul Bunyan , Candide , and The Bridge of San Luis Rey , as well as illustrations for 18 of Kent's own books; bookplates for many well known people, magazine illustrations, advertising, posters, and graphic art work of many other types. Some correspondence is included, as well as many lithographs and woodblock prints by Kent's students and admirers.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

In four boxes, numbered 1-4. Kent's letters are arranged chronologically in Boxes 2: (1918-1940); 3: (1941-1969); 4 (Letters to Richard K. Larcada, 1965-1970).

Series II: Cataloged Manuacripts, Prints by others, etc.

Series III: Titled Drawings, Lithographs, Prints and Proofs

Series IV: Advertising

Series V: Architecture

Series VI:Book Illustration

Series VII: Bookplates

Series VIII: Exhibitions

Series VIX: Magazine Illustration

Series X: Posters

Series XI: Other Categories

Series XII: Miscellaneous Drafts and Sketches-Early Work

Series XIII: Miscellaneous Drafts and Sketches

Series XIV: Articles, Broadside, Clippings, Obituaries,and Photographs

Series XV: Additions to the Collection

This series contains material which was asscessioned after the main collection was processed.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rockwell Kent Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 07/02/1972 HR

31 letters from RK to Henry Wohltjen Cataloged 11/06/1996 HR

6 RK letters to Art Young Cataloged 02/11/1997 HR

RK letter to Art Young Cataloged 02/20/1997 HR

Papers Cataloged 09/21/2000 HR

4 Rockwell Kent Letters Processed 10/15/2013 Adrien Hilton

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Advertisements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Affidavits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Alphabets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Artists' proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Book illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Book jackets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bookplates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Broadsides.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calendars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calligraphy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cartoons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chalk drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charcoal drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Decorations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Design drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Elevations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Exhibition catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frontispieces.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeting cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Initials.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Intaglio prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labels.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Linocuts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lithographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maps.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Menus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Murals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Overlays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Packages.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paintings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pastel drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Periodical illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pictures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Portraits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Postage stamps.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Posters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prospectuses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Recipes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Record jackets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Renderings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Self-portraits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sketches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stationery.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stencils.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tableware.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Textile design drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Title pages.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tombstones.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trade cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trademarks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Videotapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vignettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wash drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watercolor drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodcuts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wrapping paper.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ahgupuk, George Aden.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Artists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, Anerican.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cartoonists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cohen, Herman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engravers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Floethe, Richard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graphic arts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
IAkutovych, Heorhi.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrated books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustration of books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inescort, Frieda, 1901-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
I︠A︡kubov, V. V.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jones, Dan Burne.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kulʹchyt︠s︡ʹka, Olena Lʹvivna, 1877-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kut︠s︡enko, Petro.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lithographers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Masyk, Volodymyr, 1917-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McGuire, Harry, 1904-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Painters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Petty, Mary.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Price, Art, 1918-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Selivanov, I.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Smith, Frank Leon.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
West, Richard V.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young, Art, 1866-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note:

American artist, travel writer, and political activist.

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