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Rockwell Kent papers, 1885-1970

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

Call No.: MS#0702
Bib ID 4079547 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Title Rockwell Kent papers, 1885-1970
Physical Description 59 linear feet (59 linear feet 46 boxes 10 drawers 3 slip cases)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

In XV Series: Series I: Cataloged materials: Correspondence, Manuscripts and Prints by Other Artists -- 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 Illustrations -- Series X: Posters -- Series XI: Other Categories -- Series XII: Miscellaneous Drafts and Sketches-Early Work -- Series XIII: Miscellaneous Printed Materials -- Series XIV: Articles, Broadside, Clippings, Obituaries, and Photographs -- Series XV: Additions to the Collection.

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.

General Note

Other collections of Rockwell Kent materials are at: SUNY-Plattsburgh (Rockwell Kent Collection); National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Photographs); Archives of American Art (Ken Papers); & Princeton University Library (Graphic Arts-Kentiana)

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); Rockwell Kent papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed HR 07/02/1972.

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

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

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

Papers Cataloged HR 09/21/2000.

4 Rockwell Kent letters Processed Adrien Hilton 10/15/2013.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

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.

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Genre/Form

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

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ahgupuk, George Aden Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, Anerican Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calligraphy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartoonists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cleland, T. M (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cohen, Herman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Floethe, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graphic arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
IAkutovych, Heorhi Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrated books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustration of books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inescort, Frieda, 1901-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
I͡Akubov, V. V Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jones, Dan Burne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kittredge, William A (William Albion), 1891-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kulʹchyt͡sʹka, Olena Lʹvivna, 1877-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kut͡senko, Petro Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lithographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masyk, Volodymyr, 1917- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McGuire, Harry, 1904- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petty, Mary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Price, Art, 1918- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosenberg, James N (James Naumburg), 1874-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Selivanov, I Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Frank Leon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
West, Richard V Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Young, Art, 1866-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American artist, travel writer, and political activist.