Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nankfred
Creators:
Nankivel, Fred, 1876-1950
Dates:
1899-1973
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, printed material, art work, biographical material, writings and a scrapbook.
Scope and Contents
REEL 641: Letters of Nankivel and his daughter, Claudine Nankivel Cooke; 12 clippings; 21 manuscripts for films written by Nankivel and 18 poems and songs by his brother, Guy Nankivel; drawings by Nankivel, Claudine Cooke, Peter Newell, Lawrence Wilbur, and Art Young; 66 original comic strips; 22 reproductions of work by Nankivel; and photographs of Nankivel in his studios, Claudine and her book illustrations, and of the Nankivel and Newell families, including Peter Newell.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1038: A book of illustrations by Nankivel entitled "Chalk Talk"; a scrapbook containing biographical information, photographs of Nankivel, his family and paintings, scripts and lyrics for Nankivel's "Uncle Mun" movies, sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and letters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator; cartoonist, designer; New York, N.Y. Born in Iowa. Illustrator for Harpers, Puck, Scribners and Judge magazines and the New York Herald. He painted seascapes and landscapes of New England in the "Ashcan School" style. He developed animation for the Edison Moving Picture Company in the early 1900's. Nankivel also was a toy designer, playwright and theatre director.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 641 (fr. 1-566) and 1038 (fr. 43-133) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 641 (except art work) donated by Claudine Nankivel Cooke, Fred Nankivel's daughter, 1973. Material on reel 1038 and art work on reel 641 lent for microfilming by Cooke, 1976.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists as authors -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' illustrated books -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrated books, Children's Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newell, Peter, 1862-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooke, Claudine Nankivel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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