Charles Sheldon Papers
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school yearbook, internal papers from …
Michael Travis Costume Design Collection
The collection contains approximately 2,500 costume designs in colored pencil and pastels, on tissue paper mounted on mat boards. The designs were created for entertainers such as Liberace, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Sinatra, and others. Some were created for the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
Frieda Savitz papers
A curriculum vitae of Savitz; handwritten excerpts copied from a letter written to Germaine Greer by Savitz, December 26, 1979; and handwritten documentation, including "Chronology of Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Writings," 1981; " 'People of the Street- Series of Paintings and Drawings, 1978-1979,' April 22, 1981, and "Presentation for 'Make Love-A Place' Series of Pastel Drawings (1979-1981), April 15, 1981.
Edward H. La Farge papers
Papers mostly regarding La Farge's teaching career at Rhode Island School of Design.
Photographs of Ellen Sharples' painting of an American Indian
1 Copy print
Photograph of artist Ellen Sharples' miniature painting of an American Indian man. The man is depicted holding a flintlock rifle, and wearing a tomahawk tucked into his belt and silver trade crosses as ear ornamentation. This may be the "copy of the Indian chief" painting referenced by Sharples in her …
MS 7508 Drawing of a man wearing a fiber hat
One drawing of a man in a fiber hat standing next to a stream. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with …
Carl E. Pickhardt papers
4.5 Linear feet (Addition)
Drawings, prints, sketchbooks and studies, correspondence, photographs and slides of Pickhardt's work and some of Pickhardt, writings and notes, scrapbook, an album, an audio-tape, art appraisals and inventories, records regarding gifts to museums, printed material, and miscellany.
Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks, and papers
The papers of painter and muralist Gifford Beal measure 7.7 linear feet and date from 1889 to 2001. The bulk of the collection consists of artwork, in addition to correspondence, writings, printed matter, including one scrapbook, pictorial subject files, photographs, and two scrapbooks of photographs of works of art. Artwork is primarily in the form of sketches and seventy-eight sketchbooks in a wide variety of media. Among the loose sketches are twenty-eight oil paintings on wood board or panel, and fourteen large pastel drawings on canvas depicting dancing figures in a romantic style. Artwork by other artists in the collection include prints by Arthur B. Davies, Rockwell Kent, and Denys Wortman.
Breck Girls Collection
American Cyanamid Company
The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.
August Arp papers
Certificates of baptism and death; correspondence, 1927-1967, with friends, family, and other artists, and letters of condolence to his family on his death; several unpublished poems; art works, consisting of 12 pencil & charcoal sketches, including preliminary drawings for Christmas cards, 8 original silkcreened Christmas cards and designs, 3 hand-colored linecut Christmas cards, and 1 book …