A Finding Aid to the Herb Kruckman Papers, 1928-1990, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.krucherb
Creators:
Kruckman, Herb, 1904-
Dates:
1928-1990
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The Herb Kruckman papers measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1928-1990. The collection consists of letters, notes and writings, sketchbooks and drawings, printed material, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Herb Kruckman papers measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1928-1990. The collection consists of letters, notes and writings, sketchbooks and drawings, printed material and photographs.
There are seventeen letters in total, two of which are from the American literary critic and biographer, Van Wyck Brooks. Notes and writings include a list of gifts to the Butler Institute including "Backyard" by Kruckman and a one page biographical sketch. There are also three sketchbooks and thirty two cartoons for New Masses and other New Deal era publications. Printed material consists of clippings, reproductions of art works, primarily from 1936 book, Hol' Up Yo Head, exhibition announcements, catalogs, a press release and miscellaneous brochures. Photographs are of artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herb Kruckman (1904-1998) was a cartoonist, author, and illustrator living in New York, N.Y. He studied at the Art Students League, contributed comics to the New York Evening Graphic, New Masses, and Art Front during the 1930s, and exhibited works at ACA Galleries.

Administration
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Herb Kruckman were donated by Herb Kruckman in 1976 and 1979, and by his son, Russell Kruckman, in 1991.
Processing Information
The collection was processed in 1991 by Jean Fitzgerald. A finding aid was created by Caroline Donadio in 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Herb Kruckman papers, 1928-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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