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Victor Gifford Audubon collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 343
Overview: Collection includes correspondence between Victor Gifford Audubon and Daniel Rice, a book subscription agent, regarding the production and sale of the works of John James Audubon. Also included are 22 uncolored, 8 partially tinted and 2 hand-colored lithographed plates for the octavo edition of "The Birds of North America," all by John T. Bowen after Audubon; 3 additional hand-colored plates, also by Bowen after Audubon, which may have served as colorist's proofs or models; and a group of 19...
Dates: 1845-1859

Mary A. Bell Drawings

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 153
Overview: A collection of one hundred drawings by the self-taught African American artist Mary A. Bell, featuring glamorously dressed and accessorized women and men engaged in courtship activities, or women centered in domestic or garden settings. Many of the images have religious iconography as well as animals, birds, plants, and children, with houses or other buildings placed distantly in the background. The drawings range in size from 78 x 52 to 51 x 39 cm. and were executed in crayon, colored pencil,...
Dates: [1936-1939]

John Sawyer Brooks papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1435
Overview: The John Sawyer Brooks Papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and drawings, and other papers, most relating to missionaries and mission administration at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, 1851-1859. Also present are papers relating to the Mount Pleasant Mission in Peel Township, Ontario, 1846-1855, and to the Brooks family, 1850s-circa 2000.
Dates: 1846-2000, bulk 1851-1859

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 839
Overview: The Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning collection is a mixed-provenance collection of material by and related to Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Series I, Robert Browning Papers, contains a few manuscripts by him, as well as many letters, most written after 1870. Recipients include Mrs. Bayne; Isabel Jane Blagden; Moncure Conway; Charles Deschamps; Frank Hill; William Charles Macready; Felix Moscheles, and William Wetmore Story. Letters to Browning include an...
Dates: 1835-1906 1850-1889, bulk 1850-1889

Album of watercolors and drawings.

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Call Number: GEN MSS 831
Overview: The collection primarily consists of an album filled with drawings, prints, ephemera, and manuscript poems, letters, dedicatory inscriptions, and notes collected or created by John Charles Denham. The album contains 107 small drawings and sketches in graphite, ink, and watercolor by prominent British artists from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries such as Richard Parkes Bonington, John Flaxman, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Paul Sandby, J. M. W. Turner, and Benjamin West, as well as...
Dates: 1777-1935 1790-1835, bulk 1790-1835

Katherine S. Dreier papers / Société Anonyme archive

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 101
Overview: The Katherine S. Dreier portion of the collection contains correspondence between Dreier and artists and friends (including Constantin Alajalov, David Burli︠u︡k, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Man Ray, and Ted Shawn); and art-related organizations (including the Arts Club of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art).There is some correspondence regarding art purchases and the packaging and shipping of art, such as that with...
Dates: 1818-1952, bulk 1920-1951

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000
Overview: A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.
Dates: circa 1860

Elizabeth Hudson collection of E. Œ. Somerville and personal papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 28
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, drawings and paintings, and other papers documenting the life of E. Œ. Somerville, as well as materials related to Elizabeth Hudson's interest in the military and her involvement in the relief efforts of World Wars I and II. Correspondence includes letters to Hudson from the Chiswick Press, Hildegarde Coghill, Geraldine Cummins, Edith Somerville, Moira Somerville, and A. J. A. Symons concerning the Somerville family's life in Ireland, Edith...
Dates: 1879-1970

James S. Jaffe collection of Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 332
Overview: This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, and artwork that documents a varied sample of projects undertaken by Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society, 1949-1990. Correspondence documents associations Williams had with collaborators for projects for The Jargon Society and with other publishers. Correspondents include Dana Winslow Atchley, Thomas A. Clark, Ian Gardner, Michael Loeb, Tom Phillips, U. Grant Roman, David Ruff, Henry Holmes Smith, Jon Edgar Webb, and...
Dates: 1949-1990, bulk 1968-1980

Edward Meyer Kern and Richard H. Kern papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2395
Overview: The papers contain journals, notebooks, drawings and maps, documents and correspondence which document the activities of Edward and Richard Kern in the West and the Pacific from 1845-1860. A journal and a notebook document Edward Kern's participation in Fremont's third expedition to California; and a journal, a logbook, drawings, two maps and a letter document Edward's participation in the Northern Pacific Exploring Expedition in 1853-1856. A scrapbook of unsigned preliminary sketches and...
Dates: 1795-1895, bulk 1850-1860

Tracings of illustrations by William Blake for Dante's Divina Commedia.

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1396
Overview: The collection consists of a series of tracings by John Linnell of 99 of the 102 drawings made by William Blake to illustrate Dante's Divina Commedia.
Dates: 1831

Stephen Longstreet papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 262
Overview: The Stephen Longstreet Collection consists of four types of material: a heavily illustrated typescript of an undated and unpublished book project; 130 drawings in various formats and media; seven collages; and a small group of ephemeral items. The focus of the collection is Longstreet's observation of jazz culture, particularly as it engaged African Americans. He lived in cities on all three American coasts, as well as major cities in Europe, where he recorded scenes and people in local clubs,...
Dates: 1925-1990

Metamorphosis : amateur drawings and paintings that replicate the publication by Benjamin Sands

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Call Number: GEN MSS 566
Overview: Four discrete groups of drawings and paintings by amateur artists, probably created in North America, circa 1790-1820, that pay homage to the illustrations and text of "Metamorphosis, or A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations: for the amusement of young persons," by Benjamin Sands, first published in North America in 1789. The groups of drawings and paintings are attributed to Esther Carpenter and Henry Perkins, as well as an unidentified artist. The groups replicate the...
Dates: circa 1790-1820

Donald Oenslager collection of Adolphe Appia

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Call Number: GEN MSS 81
Overview: The papers contian correspondence, manuscripts, articles, and miscellaneous papers, documenting the life and career of Adolphe Appia. The papers were collected by Donald Oenslager, professor at the Yale School of Drama.
Dates: 1892-1971, bulk 1920-1926

Views of the Pacific Northwest.

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1817
Overview: Photographic prints, drawings, and watercolors chiefly depicting sights on the Northwest Coast, particularly around Vancouver Island. The images were originally housed in a scrapbook kept by an unidentified individual; based on the contents of the scrapbook it is presumed that the person was a member of the joint U.S./British Northwest Boundary Commission. The photographs, taken by an unidentified photographer or photographers, depict deck scenes from what may be the H.M.S. Satellite; Victoria...
Dates: 1828-1860, bulk 1854-1860

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D. H....
Dates: 1833-1979

George Plank papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 28
Overview: The papers contain correspondence with artistic and literary friends, Plank art work, art work of others, writings of friends, and a small quantity of personal papers. Prominent correspondents include H. D., Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Patrick White.
Dates: 1907-1965 (inclusive)

Richard Henry Pratt papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1174
Overview: The collection includes letter-press books, writings, diaries, notes, photographs, and drawings. The papers largely relate to Pratt's work with and theories on the education of American Indians and his involvement with the Carlisle Indian School. Included is material relating to the controversies surrounding his work and much relating to Indians and Indian life in general. There are a group of Indian photographs and drawings, and papers relating to members of Pratt's family.
Dates: 1862-1972

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin drawings.

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Call Number: OSB MSS 66
Overview: 63 pencil, pen and ink, and wash drawings, signed, of buildings and architectural details, sculpture, and other subjects, chiefly in France, Northern Germany and Antwerp.
Dates: 1833-1851, undated

Set design drawings for the film Mourning Becomes Electra.

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 798
Overview: The collection includes 34 charcoal set design sketches by Albert M. Pyke of scenes from the film Mourning Becomes Electra, produced and directed by Dudley Nichols. The drawings, dating from circa 1947, are on mountings measuring 35 3/4" x 29 3/4" and smaller. Each drawing has a title label which reads: "Dudley Nichols Production of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra [title of drawing] William E. Flannery, Art Director."
Dates: circa 1947