Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Abby E. Underwood papers, 1888- 1930

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1270
Bib ID 4079419 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Underwood, Abby E., 1871-1941
Title Abby E. Underwood papers, 1888- 1930
Physical Description 3 boxes (3 boxes 3 oversize folders)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.






The collection consists primarily of Underwood's pen-and-ink designs for these articles, with manuscript captions and notes to the printer; and illustrations for children's stories which appeared in THE SUN, ca. 1905-1910, together with typescripts, proofs, and printed copies of the stories, several of which are by Underwood. The collection also includes correspondence relating to a projected series of costume designs for THE LADIES' HOME JOURNAL, a manuscript of a work on geography, and scrapbooks and clippings relating to these projects.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Abby E. Underwood papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Kellogg, Helen Hall. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1981. Accession number--M-81.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-01- 26 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brainerd, Eleanor Hoyt, 1868-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costume design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fashion drawing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fashion illustrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Artist, illustrator. Miss Underwood was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. and studied art in Chicago and in New York under Kenyon Cox and E.H. Blashfield. For more than 25 years she was an illustrator on the staff of the New York Sunday SUN, providing the illustrations for a regular two-page fashion spread, with text by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd.