Painting & Illustration

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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    Gilbert Davenport taught costume and set design courses at the University of New Hampshire from 1962 until 1996.
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    For 22 years, Dick Merritt was both instructor in the arts and university photographer at UNH. This is a collection of letters written by Richard Merritt to Drew Sanborn.
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    Folklorist Linda Morley was active in New England and specifically New Hampshire from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In addition to collecting and supporting community involvement in folklore and folklife, she spearheaded the creation of RSA-19,…
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    The Works Projects Administration (WPA) was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program in 1935. It was designed to provide relief for the nation's unemployed through public work programs and was responsible for employing an…
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    Each fall the UNH sophomore class would create the "Freshman Rules" for the new students that year. The rules usually pertained to where the freshman could walk and what they could wear. The rules would not apply if the Freshmen were successful in taking down every poster by 7:00 pm. This was known…
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    Edwin F. Bristol was a 1881 graduate of the New College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This series contains a book produced by Edwin F. Bristol. It contains free drawings in a progression from simple to more complicated. There are also figures accompanied by their mathematical representation.
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    Herbert A. Warden was a member of the Class of 1896 of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This series contains a book of mechanical drawings created by Herbert A. Warden. The drawings progress from simple to more complex. Included are surveys of the campus in Hanover,…
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    Frederick Solomon was born in Berlin, Germany in 1899, fled the Nazis to England, and emigrated to the United States in 1955. He died in 1980. He was a German Expressionist artist and a rabbi. The collection consists of correspondence, essays,…
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    W. Albert Rill (1910-1996)served in the United States Navy as a communications officer during the Second World War. He saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the course of his military career. The W. Albert Rill World War II papers is mostly comprised…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    The collection consists of a total of 61 posters, 57 of which date from World War II. Two posters, undated, were produced by the New York State W.P.A. Art Project, probably from the 1930s, and two posters date from after the end of the war and were…
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    Lance Hidy, freelance designer of posters and books and co-founder of the Godine Press, was born in Oregon in 1946. He studied art at Yale and has become known for his silk screen posters. Hidy lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This collection…
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    Alice Ericson Cosgrove was born in Concord, N.H. on February 16, 1909. Among her many projects were geological maps, posters, and covers for state publications. She created the figure of “Chippa Granite” to promote tourism and agriculture in New…
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    Lewis Stark (1908-2004) began collecting bookplates as an undergraduate at UNH in the late 1920s and later used this collection as the basis for his master’s thesis, “English Literature as Reflected in Bookplate Design.” The collection contains more…
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    Illustrator and author of children’s books; her home in Mason, N.H. served as a model for many of her illistrations. Two letters written by Elizabeth Orton Jones with negatives and preliminary sketches for a 1957 painting commissioned by U.N.H. in honor of Charlotte Thompson. The letters, one to…
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    British artist and illustrator, who lived for a time in the home of Elizabeth Yates and William McGreal in Peterborough, N.H. Three Christmas cards (1950-1960) from Nora Spicer Unwin, Elizabeth Yates and William McGreal to Thelma Brackett, U.N.H. Librarian. The cards primarily express good wishes…
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    Artist, printer, sculptor and engraver best known for her abstract sculptures in wood. A Dec. 31, 1958 letter to William G. Gilger in which Abbe thanks Gilger for a Dec. 26th letter, suggests that Gilger write two Ithaca addresses for copies of her past books, and notes that “of the eight [books]…
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    Frederick Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), the son of Stephen Parrish, was born in 1870 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1892-1894. In 1898, he purchased “The Oaks”, an estate in Plainfield, NH and became a member of the flourishing artist community in nearby Cornish, N.H.…
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    Robert P. Tristram Coffin (1892-1955) grew up in Brunswick, Maine on a “saltwater farm.” He attended Bowdoin, Princeton, and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar before, as well as after, serving two years in World War I. He taught at…
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    Gladys Ames Brannigan (1882-1944) was born in Hingham, MA. She attended Georgetown University, earning her B.A. in 1903 and M.A. in 1904, and later studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. In 1910 she exhibited at the WCC, and in 1911 with…