CALS Freehand Drawing Collection, 1915-2003.

Collection Number: 21-25-3736

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
CALS freehand drawing collection, 1915-2003.
Collection Number:
21-25-3736
Creator:
Dept. of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture 1908-
Quantity:
1.7 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection features art projects and assignments created in the studio and left behind by students.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Liberty Hyde Bailey established the Department of Drawing in 1908 with William. C. Baker as its first professor. In 1917 the department was dissolved and its work divided between Landscape Art and Rural Engineering. In 1922 Landscape Art became part of the new Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection features art projects and assignments created in the studio and left behind by students. Mann Library acquired these artworks when Prof. Jack Lambert informed the library the studio was closing due to the renovation of the Mann Library building. Included in the collection are proofs and scratchboards done by former instructors Elizabeth Burckmyer and Ann Elliot. Prof. Burckmyer illustrated “The Makers of Honey,” written by Mary Geisler Phillips, and Ann Elliot designed brochures for various academic departments at Cornell. The collection also contains a portrait of Professor Baker.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bailey, Liberty Hyde.
Baker, William C.
Burckmyer, Elizabeth.
Elliot, Ann.
Lambert, R. L.,(Jack), Jr.
Dept. of Drawing.
Dept. of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture.
Dept. of Landscape Art and Landscape Design.
Dept. of Rural Art.

Subjects:
Scientific illustration.
Freehand drawing.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
CALS freehand drawing collection, #21-25-3736. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also Jack Lambert papers, #21-1-4172, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMA04172.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Proofs for "The Makers of Honey" written by Mary Gesiler Phillips; Illustrator-Elizabeth Burckmyer
Box 1 and 3
Scratch boards and original drawings
Box 1
Brochures designed by Ann Elliot, who taught at Cornell
Box 2
Portrait of William C. Baker-first professor
ca. 1928
Box 3-4
Student Works by: Jack Lambert (scientific illustrator), Elizabeth Burckmyer (Director of Freehand Drawing), Ann Elliot, William Baker, and students in the Dept. of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture; Landscape Art; Rural Art and Dept. of Drawing
1915-2003