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Art Collections

Art Collection

 

Description

Consists of assorted prints, posters and photographs. No particular focus.

Status

Uncataloged.

Size

4 map drawers.

Access

Via computer printout in the black notebook at the Reading Room desk.

Provenance

Part of the collection may have been donated to Special Collections by Martin S. Ackerman.

 

Japanese Prints

 

Description

Single-leaf Japanese art prints of assorted sizes. The dates and artists of the prints are unknown.

Status

Uncataloged.

Size

1 drawer (10 items).

Provenance

Unknown.

 

Picture File

 

Description

Pieces of original artwork and signed, numbered prints. Many seem to be pieces that had been found in books in Special Collections or the Art and Architecture Library.

Status

Most of the collection is cataloged and in the online catalog.

Arrangement

The items are in folders in a file cabinet, arranged alphabetically by artist's name, with multiple pieces and artists in each folder.

Size

4 folders (10 items).

Access

Partial shelflist in the Special Collections Reading Room. It has no cards in the Special Collections Main Entry File.

Provenance

Unknown.

 

Portrait File

 

Description

Portraits of American and European celebrities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These are mainly published items such as clippings, postcards, publicity stills, and cartes de visite, rather than original photographs.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Folders in a file cabinet, arranged by subject's name.

Size

.75 file drawer (61 folders)

Access

Card file arranged by subject in the Reading Room. There are no cards in the Special Collections Main Entry File.

Provenance

Unknown.

 

Postcard Collection (MS 342)

 

Description

The collection (1899-1985, n.d.) consists primarily of postcards but there are souvenir photographs, photographs, and advertising cards. The postcards are arranged geographically and postcards of art in museums have been placed in the geographic location of the museum

There are photographic and illustrated postcards, black and white, and colored cards. There are a number of "books" of postcards, packages of cards sold together. There are some cards with paper flaps and other paper constructions.

The majority of the postcards are landscapes, townscapes, monuments and other architecture, and art from museums.

Status

Processed, but not cataloged.

Arrangement

Geographical arrangement.

Size

7 boxes (6.25 linear feet).

Access

Click here for finding aid.

Provenance

The provenance of the collection is unknown, but it is assumed it was donated by local residents. There are postcards to Sabine Schaffner and Prof. Charles C. Ayer (of the University of Colorado) who both lived in Boulder. However there are also a significant number of cards dating from 1909 from "Aunt May" to "Miss Nanelia Siegfriedt" in Seattle, Washington. There are also cards addressed to a Prof. and Mrs. Kurt Hirsch, in London. Part of the collection was a gift of Alex and Marie Warner (one of the original boxes was so labeled).