John Held, Jr. papers

Collection ID:
Held, John, 1889-1958
Physical Description:
600 Items
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; an annotated chronology of events and activities; a list of illustrations; published illustrations and articles; book jackets; personal and family photographs and photographs of his sculpture; a small group of correspondence; press clippings; and scrapbooks containing clippings, illustrations and cartoons. Included is an extended reminiscence of Held's boyhood in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Held, 1889-1958, was an illustrator, Westport, Conn. and Palm Beach, Fla. He was most famous for his Jazz Age era illustrations for the New Yorker. He also produced watercolor landscapes and sculpture. [Not to be confused with John Held, Jr., b. 1947, associated with Mail Art]

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls N721 & N722 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. John Held, Jr., after microfilming.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001