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Abby E. Underwood papers, 1888- 1930

Summary Information

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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 .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

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.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

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

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Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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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.

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Series I: Cataloged Artwork



Box 1 Photographs and Reproductions collected by and inscribed to Abby E. Underwood (5 items)


Box 1 Original Illustrations:


Box 1 The Ancient Mariner and the Plum Duff


Box 1 Anthropomorphic Violets and Daffodills


Box 1 April


Box 1 Bertha Wolinsky—a Tenement Child


Box 1 Betty


Box 1 Cats


Box 1 A Cavalier Offering a Necklace


Box 1 The Courtyard Stairway


Box 1 A Devilish Imp


Box 1 Doorway and Courtyard


Box 1 Egyptian, Gothic, Pompeian and other motifs


Box 1 Elephant on the Doorstep


Box 1 Elephants and Camels


Box 1 Fashion Designs for The Sun


Box 1 Fashion Designs with Floral Necks and Heads


Box 1 The Feelings of Flowers


Box 1 The Fig Man and the Sugar Cookies


Box 1 Figures and Fashions


Box 1 Fine Home for Broken Toys


Box 1 The Fortunes of Rob and Charlotte


Box 1 Fortunes of Toy Stove


Box 1 The Good Black Hen


Box 1 Great-Uncle Cephas Came Along


Box 1 I Spoke Severely to the Doctor


Box 1 Illustrations for Children's Stories


Box 1 Little Miss Muffet


Box 1 Louisiana Parish Scenes


Box 1 The Modest Violet


Box 1 Mother and Child


Box 1 Mountain View: Tailpiece Design


Box 1 Newspapers and Magazines See Flat Box



Box 2 Old Charleston Gardens


Box 2 Old House and a New Woman


Box 2 Peasant Woman


Box 2 Peach Tree


Box 2 Portrait of Abby E. Underwood


Box 2 Portraits and Figures


Box 2 Rats Have Always Been Misunderstood


Box 2 Salome of the Middle Ages


Box 2 Snowshoeing


Box 2 Sorrows of the Little Green Pig


Box 2 Spanish Costumes Designs


Box 2 The Stage Fairly Swarmed . . .


Box 2 Still Life With Flowers


Box 2 The Study of Geography and Geographical Distribution


Box 2 The Tale of Little Hatchet


Box 2 A Thanksgiving Dinner Raid


Box 2 There Were Three Witches


Box 2 They Tight Drawn Up In Row


Box 2 Up Goes the Theatre Hat



Box 3 A Cavalier Officer Offering a Necklace


Box 3 Elephant On The Doorstep


Box 3 Fashion design for The Sun


Box 3 Figures and Fashions


Box 3 The Stage Fairly Swarmed . . .


Box 3 Wooden palette

Series II: Oversized Material



Flat Box 572 2 scrapbooks of material related to The Study of Geography and Geographical Distribution. Metuchen. NJ. ca. 1905 (Photos of Asia. East, South-East, and West)., 1905


Flat Box 572 Sample pages for an educational text designed to teach geography and geographical distribution of plant and animal life by tracing maps and collecting clippings.


Flat Box 572 100 clippings. primarily of fashion articles in The Sun. for which Abby Underwood drew the illustrations.