McCormick Family Papers,1900-1941

Collection Number: 1312

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
McCormick family papers, 1900-1941.
Collection Number:
1312
Creator:
Quantity:
8.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Prime prints, tear sheets, sketches, lecture slides, linoleum blocks, glass plate negatives, photonegatives, correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists mostly of graphic arts materials of Howard McCormick and correspondence of family and friends.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists mostly of graphic arts materials of Howard McCormick, representing his work as a wood engraver, cover designer, illustrator, and muralist, and includes prime prints, tear sheets, sketches, lecture slides, linoleum blocks, glass plate negatives of Navajo, Hopi, and Apache Indian dances, photonegatives of a trip to Mexico, a wood engraving print of Abraham Lincoln's head, magazine articles written by McCormick, exhibition catalogs, and similar materials. Also includes letters to Howard McCormick from his brother Frederick, a Reuter's correspondent in the Far East, in which he describes living conditions, customs, and superstitions among the Chinese, recounts his experiences reporting the Russo-Japanese War, and gives his impressions of the Russians; and business and personal correspondence from relatives and family friends. Correspondents include Carl Akeley, Josephine Newell, and Grace McCormick Wilson.
Includes a woodblock print by Howard McCormick of Borglum's bust of Lincoln.
SUBJECTS

Names:
McCormick family.
Akeley, Carl.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
McCormick, Frederick, b. 1870.
McCormick, Howard.
Newell, Josephine.
Wilson, Grace McCormick.

Subjects:
Graphic arts.
Navajo Indians.
Hopi dance.
Apache Indians.
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.
Russians.
Artists.

Places:
China.

Form and Genre Terms:
Glass plate negatives.
Photonegatives.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
McCormick family papers, #1312. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1900-1905
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1907-1914
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1929-1930
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1933-1939
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1940-1941
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
Undated
Box 1 Folder 7
McCormick Family Miscellany
Box 1 Folder 8-13
Miscellany including tear sheets, pamphlets, certificates concerning Howard McCormick's art work
Box 1 Folder 14-20
Newpaper Clippings
Box 2
Gutzon Borglum's Head of Lincoln: engraving on wood block by Howard McCormick and electrotype for magazine reproduction (see box 10)
Box 3
Photographs and Negatives: Mexico
Box 4
Lantern Slides: Old Mexico; Wood Engraving Lecture
Box 5
Lantern Slides: Wood Engraving Lecture
Box 6
Lantern Slides: Southwestern Indians - Hopi and Navajo
Box 7
Lantern Slides: Southwestern Indians
Box 8
Photographs: Southwestern Indians
Box 9
Glass Plates, Photogrpahs, Negatives: Europe (Italy and France); Gessos; Murals; Portrait of Howard McCormick; McCormick and Friends
Box 10-11
Sketches, Paintings, Engravings, etc. (Lincoln paint and proof)
Box 12
Tear Sheets and Other Examples of McCormick's Work
Box 13
Linoleum Printing Blocks
Box 14
Engraving Tools and Wooden Box
Box 15-16
Wood Engraving Blocks
Box 17
L'Marold Album - Engravings by McCormick
Mapcase Folder 1-2
Engravings, Sketches, Paintings, etc.