Visual Arts

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    Edwin Scheier (1910-2008) and Mary Goldsmith (1908-2007) met and married 1937. They became travelling puppeteers, designing and building their own puppets, and in 1938 the Scheiers worked with the Federal Art Project in Norris, Tennessee where they learned about ceramics. In 1941, they began work…
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    New Hampshire was chosen as the theme for the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., during which cultural, political, economic, and indiustrial traditions of all kinds were highlighted for festival visitors. The festival was repeated…
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    The Art Department at the University of New Hampshire used space in Hamilton Smith Library and Hewitt Hall to show art exhibits until 1960. The Paul Creative Arts Center was constructed that year to house the Art Department and provide two galleries:…
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    This series contains the office files of the University Art Galleries for 1960-1995. The files consist mostly of the organization of art exhibits in the galleries.
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    The Department of the Arts was formally organized in 1941. The program included courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, handicrafts and Occupational Therapy. This series contains the files of the chairman of the Dept. of the Arts. The bulk consists of…
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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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    Joe Peidle is a professor of Scientific Instrument Making at Harvard University. He is also an avid photographer, with interests in a variety of subjects, and has his own darkroom. These photographs of contra dancing cover New England Folk Festival…
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    The Browne family of Boston, MA consisted of Civil War veteran George Browne (1840-1912); Mountaineer/artist/author Belmore Browne (1880-1954) the youngest son of George and Nellie Browne; outdoor educator Evelyn Browne (1916-1994) the oldest child…
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    [bioghist abstract] The collection consists of class projects undertaken by participants in American Folklife courses taught in the English Department, primarily by Professor Burt Feintuch. The projects take the form of investigations of local persons…
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    Anonymous The collection contains 517 images, primarily of European scenes, taken between 1892-1894, the work of various European photographic studios. They provide a wealth of historical information about what the world looked like at that time. Most…
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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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    Ursula Wolff (August 14, 1906-August 4, 1977) was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1928 - at the age of 22 - she established her own studio, Foto Wolff Lichtbildwerkstatt, and began working as a free-lance photographer. Her studies of the Bauhaus style won her important…
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    Gerda Peterich (1906-1974) came to New Hampshire in 1959 and did an architectural survey and photographic studies of Manchester. She was a lecturer in Art History and Director of the Photographic Archives at Syracuse University from 1964 to 1968.…
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    The photographer(s) are anonymous. The collection consists of glass lantern slides mostly from the period 1900-1920. Most of the 331 images are of forestry and lumbering activities in Northern New Hampshire.
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    Margaret Carson Hubbard (1897-1989) was born in Clinton, Iowa. She accompanied her husband Wynant, a geologist, to Northern Rhodesia in 1922. After her divorce, she returned to Africa in 1936 to film a documentary, the first of a number of trips.…
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    The University of New Hampshire's Special Collection received the negatives and prints of New Hampshire writers from the University of New Hampshire's Media Services in 1982. The collection consists of 86 copy negatives and 64 prints of photographs of New Hampshire writers and scenes made for use…
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    The photographer Johanna Alexandra Jacobi Reiss, affectionately known as Lotte, studied film at the University of Munich, while simultaneously attending the Bavarian State Academy of Photography. The Lotte Jacobi Collection consists of correspondence…
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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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    William A. Grant studied art at Cooper Union and learned engraving under the tutelage of Lewis Delnoce, one of the outstanding engravers of the day. Grant then became head of the engraving room at the American Bank Note Company. In 1908 he was invited…
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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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    A former indigo and rice plantation, Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina was purchased in 1930 by New York industrialist Archer Huntington and his sculptor wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, both as a natural outdoor setting for Mrs. Huntington’s sculpture and for the preservation of…
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    James Alba Bostwick was born on January 4, either 1846 or 1848 (sources disagree on the year) in Livonia, New York and married Harriet L. Kirk (most sources date it circa 1863). They had three children together. He later married Cora Julia Trimmer in…
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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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    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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    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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    An unidentified artist. Two notebooks of sketches done in pencil by an unidentified artist. The sketches, some of which are identified, primarily detail scenes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
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    Edwin Jay Roberts was born in Gilford, New Hampshire on February 2, 1885. He graduated from New Hampshire College in 1902 and attended Yale University for graduate work on rare earths, receiving his PhD in 1911. Roberts married his hometown sweetheart…
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    The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is used for remodeling and repairing the…
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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…