Papers, 1913-1955 (bulk 1924-1944).

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Young, Art, 1866-1943. Papers, 1913-1955 (bulk 1924-1944).

Papers, 1913-1955 (bulk 1924-1944).

The papers include correspondence (principally outgoing), clippings, pamphlets, cartoons, printed material and catalogs of exhibits by artists working with political themes including Maurice Becker, Edmond McKenna, Archibald J. Motley, Jr. and Herman Rose some of these contain illustrations. The bulk of Youngs letters are to Adelaide Schulkind, Meyer Friedkin and Arthur Spingarn. There is one letter each from William Gropper and Will Durant. The file on Youngs death includes letters from John Haynes Holmes and Youngs relatives. There are three original drawings, clippings from newspapers and periodicals, including the New Masses, containing cartoons by and articles about Young, a set of twelve postcards, How to cure World-Unrest, New Years cards (1936-39, 1941-44), an illustrated envelope (1943) designed to accompany an affixed poster-stamp by Gilbert Wilson, "Unity for Victory," on the theme of black-white unity, a typescript of Youngs Thomas Rowlandson (1938), a biography of the 18th century cartoonist, publication correspondence for Youngs autobiography, Art Young, His Life and Times (1939), including a letter from John Nicholas Beffel, and Youngs last will and testament.

0.5 linear ft (1 box).

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Motley, Archibald John, 1891-1981

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Painter; Chicago, Ill. From the description of Archibald Motley interviews, 1978 Jan. 23-1979 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220188409 From the description of Archibald Motley interviews, 1978 Jan. 23-1979 Mar. 1 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394237 Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) was an African-American painter born in New Orleans. His style varied over his career from genre scenes of African-American life to modern paintings o...

Beffel, John Nicholas

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Becker, Maurice, 1969-

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Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971

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Durant, Will, 1885-1981

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Also contains correspondence from Ariel Durant, wife of Will Durant. From the description of Correspondence : with W.A. Swanberg, 1963. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896493 American historian. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Los Angeles, to Mrs. W.L. Graves, 1945 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742337 ...

Friedkin, Meyer.

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McKenna, Edmond, 1879-1970

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Rose, Hermann

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Young, Art, 1866-1943

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Art Young (1866-1943) was a leading socialist cartoonist and humorist whose work appeared in The Masses (1910-1917) and elsewhere. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, studied at the Academy of Design in Chicago, where he first illustrated news stories and saw his cartoons published in various newspapers. In 1895 Young moved to New York where his work was published in Life and where he became a socialist and, in 1910, one of the founding members of the artists and writers cooperative that produced ...

Frank, Adelaide Schulkind

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Adelaide Schulkind Frank was the Executive Secretary of the League for Mutual Aid for over thirty years. The League, founded in 1920, has helped individuals in the liberal and labor movements with loans and/or guidance, defraying the cost through annual memberships and other contributions. From the guide to the Papers, 1925-1972, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) Frank was the Executive Secretary of the League for Mutual Aid for more than thirty years. The League, f...

Gropper, William, 1897-1977

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William Gropper (1897-1977) was a painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with William Gropper, 1965 June 12 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458412551 Italian anarchist who was controversially executed in Massachusetts on August 23, 1927 for the murders of F.A. Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. From the description of Nicola Sacco death mask [art original]. 1927. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: ...

Wilson, Gilbert Brown, 1907-1991.

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Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964

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American clergyman and reformer. From the description of The voice of God is calling : autograph poem signed, 1930 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269557327 John Haynes Homes (1879-1964) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1902 and Harvard Divinity School in 1904. He received honorary doctorates from Benares Hindu University, Rollins College, and Meadville Theological School. He served as...