CLIR Grant: Week Two

We have had a busy week packing Walt Reed Illustration Archive materials for the CLIR Grant. A big thank you to everyone who has helped us with the effort. We are making good headway and have packed two full pallets.

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Skye has been busy pulling more folders of tear sheets to be rehoused and packed on the shipping pallets.

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We have two pallets packed and have started loading the third with more boxes of tear sheets.

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The packing has infiltrated the reading room.

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Sarah loves reenacting tear sheets.

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We found several proofs while sorting through the illustrator files. This example is from an illustration by Albert Hencke.

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Another proof from illustrator Frederick Coffay Yohn.

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This Saturday Evening Post cover, illustrated by Edgar Franklin Wittmack, had an attached Western Union telegram. The telegram reads “Do you recognize hand and watch on post cover today” and is dated February 1, 1938.

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We also found files with newspaper clippings in addition to illustrations.

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Vernon Grant’s folder was full of colorful illustrations.

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A fashion illustration by Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom.

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Russell Patterson’s file included a variety of published illustrations.

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We also discovered a number of gorgeous fiction illustrations from published magazines.

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Illustrations showing the benefits of using Kaiser Aluminum by James Hansen.

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The Alberto Vargas file was full of pin up calendars.

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Illustrations by George Petty also included a number of pin ups.

About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.