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Guide to the Rose O'Neill Collection
1900-1953, undated
 PR 369

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: Flat File Drawing. [Untitled. Portrait of a Woman]

Scope and Contents

Pen. Not signed.

undated
Folder: Flat File Drawing. "Austrian Officer" and "Square built American Ideal"

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Two drawings on one sheet. Pen. Both signed.

undated
Folder: Flat File Drawing. "Ramming them back into their desks."

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Drawing of a schoolboy, perhaps misbehaved, being pressed back into his desk chair by a schoolgirl; an apparently well-behaved boy looks on in surprise. Pen. Signed. Noted also as "Property of R. O'Neill Wilson, Day P.O., Taney Co., Mo. (To be returned)"

undated
Folder: Flat File Drawing. [Untitled. Man in Suit Gazing at Painting of a Woman]

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Noted on back "For Story--Not Published." Pencil. Signed.

undated
Folder: Flat File Drawing. "Arthur Davisson Ficke. Alcibiades"

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Portrait. Pencil. Not signed.

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Folder: Flat File Drawing. "A European Beauty"

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Profile portrait. Pen. Signed. Original penned title has a pencilled insertion to make it "A typical European Beauty," but the entirety is crossed out in a different pencil, with the notation "paint out."

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Folder: Flat File Drawing. "A quaint change in the masculine form"

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Contrast of two men in differing dress clothes and bearing. Pen. Signed.

undated
Folder: Flat File Drawing. [Untitled. Woman, Boy, Girl, Toys]

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Dated on back as "Jan. 16/1900--1 pm", then dittoed except for time of "4" pm. Pen. Signed as O'Neill Latham.

1900
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Photograph by Jessie Tarbox Beals.

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Signed by Beals. 11x7 inches with mounting. Captioned on back as "Rose, N.Y." O'Neill pictured standing at open window, facing camera.

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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Photograph by Paul Thompson

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Captioned "Rose at No. 12 Fifth Ave., Summer 1914. Painting Kewps. They look like ones for Woman's Home Companion paper dolls." Photographer's stamp: Paul Thompson, 10 Spruce Street, New York City.

1914
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Photograph by Lorraine Studio, Inc.

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O'Neill pictured with a group of people. Captioned as "at 62 Washington Sq [Square], N.Y." People are identified by first name: Thorbjorn, Birger, Matta, Callista, Inger, Patty (mostly obscured), Dhan. Photographer stamp: Lorraine Studio, Inc., 47 West 42nd Street, New York.

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Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Actors' Fund Fair Program"

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Souvenir of the Fair, also referred to as the Actors' Fund Bazaar, held 12-21 May 1917 in support of the Actors' Fund of America. The title page, page 25, includes a drawing by O'Neill.

1917
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Rose O'Neill"

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Checklist for O'Neill's exhibition at Wildenstein Galleries. The checklist, referred to as a catalogue, has an O'Neill drawing on the cover and opens with a translation of the introduction from the catalogue of O'Neill's Paris exhibition.

[1922] March
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "International Studio," Volume LXXV, No. 299 (25th Anniversary Number)

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Issue includes the article "Rose O'Neill's Sculptured Drawings" by Edythe H. Brown, with eight illustrations, on page 63.

1922 March
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Exposition of Women's Arts and Industries. Program

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Program for the 5th annual exposition, held at the Hotel Astor in New York from 27 September to 2 October, 1926. A drawing by O'Neill is on the cover and she is noted on page 36 in the list of "The Woman's Who Who."

1926
Box: 1 Folder : 8 "Poetry Folio. Rose O'Neill Supplement"

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Sixth Issue. April-May 1928. Four page supplement is inscribed by O'Neill to the Johnses. The cover page has an O'Neill drawing with her poetry filling out the other three pages.

1928
Box: 1 Folder : 9 "The Book Dial." Volume VI, No. 3, Summer 1929

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The issue includes a drawing by O'Neill on the cover and six drawings on pages 18-22.

1929
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Women's International Exposition. Program Cover (photocopy)

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Photocopy of the program cover for the exposition sponsored by the Women's National Institute, held at the 71st Regiment Armory in New York, 2-8 November 1953. A drawing by O'Neill is on the cover.

1953
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Newspaper Clippings

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Photocopies of two articles: "Women who Lead the Way" from the New York Times (20 February 1921) and "Cameras and Corsets" from Modern Photography (1942?). The latter is about Jessie Tarbox Beals, but includes one of Beals's photos of O'Neill.

1921, 1942?
Folder: Oversize Newspaper Article by O'Neill. Oversize

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An oversize newspaper clipping of an article written by O'Neill comparing the characters of Americans and Europeans, illustrated with a photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals and drawings by O'Neill.

circa 1914?
Folder: Oversize Newspaper Clippings. Oversize

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Three clippings: Evening World (19 June 1914) and Evening Sun (27 June 1914) about O'Neill and her observations upon returning to New York, illustrated with photographs of her and drawings by her; and Evening World (21 March 1916), referencing O'Neill in an article about short hair for women, illustrated with a photograph.

1914, 1916
Folder: Oversize Poster (reproduction). Women's Suffrage. Oversize

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Color reproduction of a poster supporting the right of women to vote, illustrated with Kewpies.

undated