Alison Mason Kingsbury Papers,[ca. 1923]-1965.

Collection Number: 3663

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alison Mason Kingsbury papers, [ca. 1923]-1965.
Collection Number:
3663
Creator:
Kingsbury, Alison Mason,
Quantity:
1.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Drawings, illustrations, and paintings; charcoal landscape drawings; exhibition catalogs and reviews; bound volumes of sketches, notebooks and pamphlets. Also, "Unheralded Artist: Alison Kingsbury," Princeton University undergraduate thesis by Holly Markovitz, 2000.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Artist.
Alison Mason Kingsbury was an artist in Ithaca, N.Y. She came to Ithaca in 1926 as a student assistant to Ezra Winter, who designed the mural in the lobby of Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University. She married Morris Bishop, a noted Cornell writer and historian.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Drawings, illustrations, and paintings; charcoal landscape drawings; exhibition catalogs and reviews; bound volumes of sketches, notebooks and pamphlets. Also, "Unheralded Artist: Alison Kingsbury," Princeton University undergraduate thesis by Holly Markovitz, 2000.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kingsbury, Alison Mason, 1898-
Markovitz, Holly.
Willard Straight Hall (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Willard Straight Hall (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Artists.
Artists
Women artists

Places:
New York (State) -- Ithaca

Form and Genre Terms:
Drawings.
Illustrations.
Paintings.
Exhibition catalogs.
Reviews.
Sketchbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alison Mason Kingsbury papers, #3663. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also Alison Mason Kingsbury Gannett Clinic mural materials, #43-32-1193, Alison Jolly Papers, #8517, and Morris Bishop Papers, #14-18-641. A video of Kingsbury is availible in the Cornell Artists and Local Video Programs collection, #3867.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Papers and Family Documents
Series III. Artwork
Series IV. Photographs
Series V. VHS Tapes

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 11 Folder 12
Letters to Katherine KK Chase, from Alison Mason Kingsbury and MGB, and obits
Box 12 Folder 3
Publicity correspondence and samples of early struggles with an uninformed community
Box 12 Folder 12-13
Letters, postcards, and pamphlets
c. 1920s-1970s
Box 12 Folder 14-15
Postcards and letters
c.1980s
Box 13 Folder 5
Letters from Alison Mason Kingsbury to her mother
1930s-1940s
Box 14 Folder 7
letters to Alison Mason Kingsbury relating to Stanton family
12 letters (in large yellow envelope)from Stanton family members to Alison Mason Kingsbury includes one copy of a portrait of a family member
Box 11 Folder 1
"Emotional Eyesight: an Opinion on Art" manuscript by Alison Mason Kingsbury
Box 11 Folder 2
"Those Greeks" copy
Box 11 Folder 3-4
Plate descriptions, comments, and condensed version of "Emotional Eyesight"
Box 11 Folder 5
"Question of Taste" manuscript
Box 11 Folder 6
"Question of Taste" early, unfinished manuscript
1973
Box 11 Folder 7
"Question of Taste"
Box 11 Folder 8-9
"Question of Taste" paper bound, two parts
Box 11 Folder 10
"A Question of Taste" letter and summary
1975
Box 11 Folder 10
Essays on art and taste
c.1930s-41 and 1978
essay and notes
Box 11 Folder 10
Art catalogues
2009
AMK, Jillian Piccirilli, Documents include catalogues and newspaper cuttings
Box 11 Folder 13
Alison Mason Kingsbury documents on family history
Box 11 Folder 14
Notes mainly related to Alison Mason Kingsbury family history
Box 11 Folder 15
"Verse for Fun", AMKB
1966
Box 11
"Unheralded Artist: Alison Kingsbury", by Holly Markovitz
2000
Box 12 Folder 1
Early writings
1930s
Box 12 Folder 2
Catalogues of one man shows and group exhibitions
Box 12 Folder 4
Memorial service for Alison Mason Kingsbury
1988
Detail of Alison Mason Kingsbury's memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, New York
Box 12 Folder 5
7 pages torn out from The New Yorker
1971
Box 12 Folder 11
Mrs Morris Gilbert Bishop written on small brass plate
Box 12 Folder 11
2 address books
Box 12 Folder 11
Alison Mason Kingsbury's passport
1977
Box 12 Folder 16-17
A Question of Taste', 'Play', 'Figures and Legends'
c. 1970s
Box 12 Folder 18
The Ithaca Journal
1986
Box 12 Folder 18
Newspaper cutting of the five Kingsbury daughters
1950
Box 12 Folder 23
Bibliography of Erskine Mason
Box 1 Folder 6
Discharge papers, marriage certificate and two Alison Mason Kingsbury passports
1919, 1927 and c. 1950s
US discharge certificate (1919), Morris Bishop and Alison Mason Kingsbury's marriage certificate and two US passports for Alison Mason Kingsbury
Box 1 Folder 7
Gannett Medical Clinic Lobby mural, press release
Box 13 Folder 1
draft of speech by Alison Mason Kingsbury on friendship
1983
speech about friendship between Morris Bishop and Vladimir and Vera Nabokov at Cornell
Box 13 Folder 2
Personal Alison Mason Kingsbury documents
several poems and letters in large white envelope
Box 13 Folder 3
Memorial service contents for Alison Mason Kingsbury
1988
April 23 1988, at First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, NY
Box 13 Folder 3
Appraisal of Alison Mason Kingsbury's estate
1988
Box 13 Folder 3
record book of accounts
1929-1968
Box 13 Folder 6
Account books
1930
Alison Mason Kingsbury to Ithaca Trust Company, as trustee
Box 3
Alison Mason Kingsbury's oil paints in silver box
Box 14
Family tree, genealogical information
Box 11 Folder 10
Photographs of paintings
Box 11 Folder 11
Slides, negatives, and photographs of Alison Mason Kingsbury paintings, taken by Tony de Camillo
Box 12 Folder 20
Painting of trees and boats
1998
Box 12 Folder 24
Two architectural drawings of The George House, Ithaca
1923
Box 1 Folder 1
Le Piece du Fou
Four ink drawings
Box 1 Folder 2
Louis Fuertes sketch of a weasel lying down
Box 1 Folder 3
Gannett Medical Clinic Lobby mural
Box 1 Folder 4
Original chapter drawings, Henry Tabor
Box 1 Folder 5
Drawings for Paramount Poems and Spilt Milk
Box 13 Folder 4
Alison Mason Kingsbury sketch book
c.1920s
several pencil drawings, includes note to MJ from AJ
Box 13 Folder 7
Sketches
Box 14 Folder 1
Drawings for Love Rimes of Petrarch, and Letters for Petrarch
Box 14
DeWitt Historical Society posters
Box 14 Folder 2-4
original art works by Alison Mason Kingsbury
c. 1920s
pencil sketches and drawings
Box 14 Folder 5
Alison Mason Kingsbury and MMK drawings
Box 14 Folder 6
Unframed Madagascar sketches
1963
Box 15
Original drawings for A Renaissance Story Book, A Classical Story Book, A Romantic Story Book, and more
Box 15
Photographs of original drawings
Box 7-8
Adventures of Phunsi
Box 4
Drawing studies
Box 6
Original, mounted drawings
Box 9-10
Original, mounted drawings
Box 12 Folder 6
7 photos of the Huntington Club Cornell
1910-13
Box 12 Folder 6
Alison Mason Kingsbury at 22 months
c. 1900s
Box 12 Folder 6
Mother and Alison Mason Kingsbury as a baby photos
c.1900s
Box 12 Folder 6
Katherine Bishop's 75th birthday
1980
Box 12 Folder 7
photo of Margaretta, Alison Mason Kingsbury and little Alison
c.1900s
Box 12 Folder 7
photo of Alison Mason Kingsbury
1915
Box 12 Folder 7
Photo of young girl
c.1900s
Box 12 Folder 7
photos and letter re: class of 1936 women's reunion at Cornell
1986
Box 12 Folder 8
Kingsbury and Mason photos and portraits, including Gilbert Stuart
Includes college and early Ithaca/Cornell prints cyanotype prints
Box 12 Folder 9
Alison Mason Kingsbury's Greek Photos, in album
1951-1952
Box 12 Folder 10
Color photographs of Alison Mason Kingsbury paintings and scenery, from Holly Markovitz
Box 12 Folder 19
Alison Mason Kingsbury portrait photo
1916
Box 12 Folder 19
Alison Mason Kingsbury portrait photo
1958
Box 12 Folder 19
Alison Mason Kingsbury portrait photo
1919
Box 12 Folder 20
Photos for 'A Question of Taste'
1973
Box 12 Folder 21
Betty Morey
1979
Box 12 Folder 21
Baby photos of Alison Mason Kingsbury and mother
c.1900
Box 12 Folder 22
Reproduction from the National Gallery
Box 13 Folder 3
Large photo of Alison Mason Kingsbury and others
Box 13 Folder 7
Photographs of paintings, negatives for drawings in "A History of Cornell"
Box 2
Framed portraits of "Grandfather and Grandmother Knox"
Box 2
Daguerreotype, unknown man
Box 2
Three small photographs, two of children one of Alison Mason Kingsbury
Box 14
Alison Mason Kingsbury and Morris Bishop's wedding photos
1927
7 large wedding portraits
Box 14 Folder 8
Alison Mason Kingsbury photos
c.1930s
7 portrait photos of Alison Mason Kingsbury
Box 14 Folder 9
3 wedding photos of Alison Morey
1959
photos in envelope, friends to Alison Mason Kingsbury
Box 14 Folder 10
Portrait
undated
Box 16 V-9180-9182
AMKB Exhibition
Box 16 V-9183-9184
AMKB Art
Box 16 V-9185
Morris Bishop Interview: Audio Only
Box 16 V-9186
Vladimir Nabokov: Patricia Desmortiers-Cineteve