Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Charles FitzGerald Scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fitzchar
Creators:
FitzGerald, Charles, 1873-1958
Dates:
circa 1901-1918
Languages:
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet
Repository:
Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the Evening Sun, Sun, New York Times, and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the Evening Sun, Sun, New York Times, and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
  • Series 1: Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art critic Charles FitzGerald (1873-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his articles promoting Ash Can school artists. As a writer for the New York Evening Sun and the New York Sun newspapers, FitzGerald frequently published critiques of the National Academy of Design, Society of American Artists, and other conventional art and institutions of his day. In 1915, he married Irene Dimock, whom he had met eleven years prior at the wedding of his close friends, the painter William Glackens and his wife, Edith Dimock Glackens.

Administration
Author
Judy Ng
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks were donated in 1964 by Ira Glackens, FitzGerald's nephew, and in 2007 by Susan Corn Conway. Glackens was the son of portrait painter William Glackens and Edith Glackens; Edith's sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald was married to Charles. Conway purchased the Glackens' house where additional scrapbooks were located.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was digitized in 2014 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages have not been scanned.
Processing Information
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement at some point after donation and were partially microfilmed on reel 101. All materials were prepared for digitization and described by Judy Ng in 2014 with funding provided by the Sansom Foundation.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Terms of Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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