The John Sloan Manuscript Collection

A Finding Aid to the John Sloan Manuscript Collection,

Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, Delaware

The John Sloan Manuscript Collection is made possible in part through funding of the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., 1998
Accessioned: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1978
145 linear ft., 23 flat files, 10 file cabinets
 Sarena Deglin and Eileen Myer Sklar, 2002
Contact Information:

Helen Farr Sloan Library
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

TABLE OF CONTENTSChronology of John Sloan
Scope and Contents Note
Organization of the Collection
Description of the Collection



1871 – Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on August 2nd to James Dixon and Henrietta Ireland Sloan.

1876 – Family moved to Germantown, later to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1884 – Attended Philadelphia’s Central High School where he was classmates with William Glackens and Albert C. Barnes.

1887 – April: Left high school to work at Porter and Coates, dealer in books and fine prints.

1888 – Taught himself to etch with The Etcher’s Handbook by Philip Gilbert Hamerton.

1890 – Began work for A. Edward Newton designing novelties, calendars, etc. Joined night freehand drawing class at the Spring Garden Institute. First painting, Self Portrait.

1891 – Left Newton and began work as a free-lance artist doing novelties, advertisements, lettering certificates and diplomas.

1892 – Began work in the art department of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Shared studio at 705 Walnut Street with Joe Laub. Fall: Enrolled in a class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Anshutz. Met Robert Henri at a party hosted by Charles Grafly.

1893 – March: Co-founded the Charcoal Club with Glackens and Henri during a five-month hiatus from the Academy. Became friends with George Luks and Everett Shinn. With Laub, rented Henri’s studio at 806 Walnut Street. Attended Beisen Kubota’s demonstration on Japanese brush technique.

1894 – First public recognition of illustrations and poster style from Chicago magazines, The Inland Printer and Chapbook.

1895 – December: Left the Inquirer and started to work on the Philadelphia Press. Became art editor of Moods: A Journal Intime.

1897 – Began to paint seriously, inspired by Henri, mostly portraits.

1898 – Began to paint Philadelphia city scenes. Summer: In New York working on the New York Herald. October: Returned to Philadelphia and resumed working for the Press. Met Anna Maria (Dolly) Wall.

1900 – Illustrated Stephen Crane’s Great Battles of the World. Included for the first time in the Pennsylvania Academy Annual. October: Exhibited Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia at the Chicago Art Institute. November: ExhibitedIndependence Square at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.

1901 – Spring: Exhibited at Allan Gallery, New York, in the first independent group show organized by Henri. Began first major work in etchings, 53 plates for illustrations for a deluxe edition of the novels of Charles Paul de Kock. Married Anna Maria (Dolly) Wall on August 5.

1903 – November: Left the Philadelphia Press but continued making “word charade” puzzles for the Press, which he continued to do through 1910. Painting Violinist, Will Bradner exhibited at the Society of American Artists.

1904 – January: Exhibited in group show at the National Arts Club in New York. April: Moved to New York. September: Took an apartment at 165 West 23rd Street. Worked as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines.

1905 – Made eight of the ten etchings of the New York City Life series. Received Honorable Mention for The Coffee Line at the Eighth International of the Carnegie Institute.

1906 – January: Began diary (continued until 1913). Spring: Substitute taught for Henri at the New York School of Art. Began landscape sketching in oils during brief summer vacation. Four of his six etchings invited to the American Watercolor Society Exhibition were returned as being “too vulgar.” December: Received his first enthusiastic review for a New York scene painting,The Dust Storm, Fifth Avenue.

1907 – Mother died August 28. October-December: Taught one day a week at the Pittsburgh Art Students’ League.

1908 – February: Exhibition of The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery. May: Began to make lithographs. Introduced to the Maratta Color System by Henri.

1910 – January: Joined the Socialist Party. April: Exhibited with, and served as treasurer for, the Exhibition of Independent Artists. July: Met and became a friend of John Butler Yeats. November: Ran for a seat in the New York State Assembly on the Socialist ticket.

1912 – January: Group exhibition at the MacDowell Club. Elected member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors. May: Took a studio at 35 Sixth Avenue. October: Moved to apartment at 61 Perry Street. December: Became Acting Art Editor of The Masses.

1913 – February: Moved to apartment at 240 West Fourth Street. February: Represented by two paintings and five etchings in the International Exhibition of Modern Art Armory Show. Sold painting, Nude, Green Scarf to Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

1914 – Resigned from the Socialist Party and stopped contributing to The Masses. First of five successive summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

1915 – Received Bronze Medal for an etching at the San Francisco Pan-Pacific International Exposition. October: Moved to apartment at 88 Washington Place.

1916 – January: First one-man exhibition at the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s studio, New York. February: One-man exhibition sponsored by Dr. John Weischel’s People’s Art Guild at Hudson Guild Social Center. Began long-time association with the Kraushaar Galleries. April: Resigned from The Masses and subsequently left the Socialist Party. Taught privately at Gloucester during the summer and then full-time at the Art Students’ League.

1917 – Father died. March: First one-man show at Kraushaar Galleries. April: Helped hang the first exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists at the Grand Central Palace.

1918 – Elected president of the Society of Independent Artists. Founding member of the Whitney Studio Club.

1919 – First trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico with Dolly, Randall and Florence Davey. Duncan Phillips purchased Clown Making Up for the recently incorporated Phillips Memorial Collection.

1920 – Bought an adobe house in Santa Fe on 314 Garcia Street where he spent four months each year except 1933 and 1951. Arranged for first exhibition of contemporary Indian paintings in New York at the Society of Independent Artists.

1921 – First sale of a painting to a major museum: The Dust Storm, Fifth Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Trip to Hopi Snake Dance.

1922 – February: Death of John Butler Yeats, his close friend.

1923 – Sold twenty oil paintings to George Otis Hamlin, of New York. Was visiting critic at Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1924 – Served on jury of American section of Carnegie International. Resigned from the Art Students’ League.

1925 – Returned to the Art Students’ League.

1926 – Awarded the Gold Medal for the etching Hell Hole at the Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. Mrs. Whitney gave a complete set of etchings to the Metropolitan Museum of American Art.

1927 – Moved to 53 Washington Square.

1928 – Subject matter now includes more single figure pieces. Began technique of monochrome under-painting with superimposed oil varnish glazes, separating form and color, adapting the method of Old Masters like Rubens and Titian.

1929 – Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Substituted tempera for oil under-painting and began using line work superimposed over glazes. Death of Robert Henri.

1930 – Received Carroll H. Beck Gold Medal for Vagis, the Sculptor at the Pennsylvania Academy.

1931 – Made Honorary Member and elected president of the Art Students’ League.

1932 – Began teaching drawing and painting at the of Ecole d’Arte, Archipenko’s School, until February, 1933. Resigned as president of the Art Students’ League. President, Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts. A founder of Washington Square Outdoor Show. December: Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts at the Grand Central Galleries.

1933 – Refused the invitation to Moscow by the American Section of the International Bureau of Revolutionary Artists. Sent letter to sixty museums offering paintings at half price.

1934 – Following George Luks death, elected head of the George Luks School by the students and executors; taught there until May, 1935. Treasurer, Artists and Writers Dinner Club.

1935 – Returned to Art Students’ League and continued to teach there until 1937. Sold Pigeons to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as a result of his 1933 offer of paintings at half price. Moved to Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd Street.

1937 – Made 16 etchings to illustrate Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage.

1938 – March: Retrospective exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Massachusetts. Death of William Glackens.

1939 – Published, in conjunction with Helen Farr, Gist of Art. Painted mural for the Treasury Department Art Program in Bronxville, New York, Post Office.

1940 – Started to build Sinagua, six miles from Santa Fe.

1941 – Testimonial dinner at Petitpas’ by the directors of the Society of Independent Artists in celebration of its 25th Anniversary and Sloan’s 24th as president. June: One-man exhibition at the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

1942 – Received first prize of $500 for the etching, Fifth Avenue, 1909 in the exhibition called Artists For Victory. Elected to the Academy of Arts and Letters.

1943 – Death of Dolly Sloan on May 4. Convalescence in Santa Fe, fall and winter.

1944 – Married Helen Farr on February 5, a pupil and long time friend of the Sloans. Elected President Santa Fe Painters and Sculptors.

1945 – February: Exhibition of etchings at the Renaissance Society Gallery, University of Chicago, where Sloan delivered the Moody lecture. October: Twenty-two paintings, some etchings and lithographs in the Artists of the Philadelphia Press exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1946 – July: Retrospective exhibition at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in honor of his seventy-fifth birthday.

1947 – Resumed writing diaries.

1948 – February: Retrospective exhibition at the Kraushaar Galleries.

1949 – President of New Mexico Alliance for the Arts.

1950 – May: Awarded the Gold Medal for painting by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Last summer spent in Santa Fe.

1951 – Died on September 7, of post-operative complications, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS NOTEThe John Sloan Manuscript Collection contains catalog records, consignment books, financial and legal records, clipping files, photographs of paintings and drawings, published illustrations, correspondence with artist friends and others, photographs, published matter about Sloan and related artists, and organizational matter. The following organizations are represented: Art Students’ League, Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Artist’s Equity Association, Hall of Art, Artist’s and Writer’s Dinner Club, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Artists Group, Hudson Guild, League of American Artists, New Society of Artists, Society of Independent Artists, PWA Project, Municipal Art Committee, Armory Show and Macbeth Galleries.back to top



Series I. Correspondence, 1881-current
Series II. Biographical & Personal
Series III. Legal & Financial
Series IV. Organizational Records
Series V. Society of Independent Artists
Series VI. Photographs & Photographic Material
Series VII. Printed Matter
Series VIII. Print catalog Raisonné
Series IX. Illustration
Series X. Maratta
Series XI. Catalog Cards
Series XII. Miscellaneous
Series XIII. Art Media
Series XIV. Original artwork
Drawer List

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Series I. Correspondence

Series I, Correspondence, is organized into two sub-series, Original Correspondence and Correspondence Photocopies. Each is arranged chronologically. Correspondence index is arranged alphabetically by sender, 1800s-1951.

Box 1 Correspondence 1881-1909
Box 2 Correspondence 1908-1913
Box 3 Correspondence 1914-1929
Box 4 Correspondence 1930-1936
Box 5 Correspondence 1937-1941
Box 6 Correspondence 1942-1946
Box 7 Correspondence 1947-1951
Box 8 Correspondence 1951-1952
Box 9 Correspondence 1952-1966
Box 10 Correspondence 1967-1978
Box 11 Correspondence 1979-1988
Box 12 Correspondence Material not owned by DAM, from Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560.
Box 13 Correspondence Scholar, Elzea, Rowland
Box 14 Correspondence Scholars, alphabetical (A-D)
Box 15 Correspondence Scholars (F-K)
Box 16 Correspondence Scholars (L-Z)
Box 17 Correspondence Undated material, Christmas Cards
Box 18 Correspondence Illustrated letters
Box 19 Corresp. Photocopies 1881, 1888, 1893-1909
Box 20 Corresp. Photocopies 1910-1929
Box 21 Corresp. Photocopies 1930-1938
Box 22 Corresp. Photocopies 1939-1942
Box 23 Corresp. Photocopies 1943-1945
Box 24 Corresp. Photocopies 1946-1949
Box 25 Corresp. Photocopies 1950 – Sept. 13, 1951 and Sept. – Nov. 1951 telegrams from John Butler Yeats and Robert Henri
Box 26 Corresp. Photocopies John Butler Yeats & Robert Henri
Box 27 Correspondence Robert Henri
Administrative Note: Correspondence located throughout collection are not included in Series I, Correspondence.
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Box 28 Chronologies, Referential biographies, Certificates, Memorial address, Obituary, Tickets
Box 29 Typed remembrance from Marianna Sloan, Genealogies, Obituaries, Business address listings, Certificates, Press passes, photocopy of family bible
Box 30 Diet, Horoscope, List of models, Personal Papers
Box 31 1890s: Sloan bible 1890, Album of published works 1895, Philadelphia Theatricals playbills, manuscripts & tickets, Original poetry, Chapbook, PAFA tickets & invitations
Box 32 Address books
Box 33 Sketches & caricature of Sloan, Childhood stamp book collection
Box 34 Diaries a. Originals, 1906-1913
b. Originals, 1947-1950 (no 1945)
c. Photocopies of original diaries, 1906-1913
d. Transcribed diaries, 1906-1910
e. Transcribed diaries, 1911-1913
f. Transcribed diaries, 1947-1950
Box 34g Miscellaneous items: Sayings of John Sloan (3 notebooks), Art notes (2 notebooks by Helen Farr Sloan), Art and Philosophy, Packet of empty envelopes from Sloan to Dolly, Card file of students contacted about J. Sloan’s teaching notes, 3 medals from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Associates, Dag Hammersjold Memorial-Key to New York; In box marked “JS”: 2 silver spoons, souveneir spoons marked Albuquerque, NM, 2 pocket watches, box of “Sloan’s studs”.
Administrative Note: The contents of Box 34g are not directly related to the Diaries, however, provenance dictates that these items be catalogued immediately following the diaries. A revised box numbering system would resolve this issue.back to top 

Series III. Legal & Financial


Box 35 Legal – Inventory of works of art, Estate inventory, Appraisals, Deeds, Contracts,
Agreements, Insurance policies, Leases
Box 36 Consignment Lists – Kraushaar
Kraushaar correspondence, 6/2/17-12/31/29
Kraushaar correspondence, 1/1/30-12/31/39
Kraushaar correspondence, 1/1/40-12/31/49
Kraushaar correspondence, 1/1/50-July 1952
Paintings in Public Collections (as of May 1966)
Santa Fe paintings, HFS listing
Conservation costs
John Sloan bank books, 1902 and 1930
Stock transfer to James D. Sloan, 1881
Box 37 Sales and record books 1901 Rent receipt book
1903 John F. Sloan – VERY small record book
1903 Quinby account book (Says Bristol on cover)
1904 J. Sloan Kraushaar accounts (photocopy and original), April 1926 – May 1952
1913 Dolly Sloan, Street Meeting record book
1916 Record Book
1939 Gist of Art record book
1944-1953 Etchings Kraushaar
1948 Etching records
1951 HFS Buy-in and Auction records
1965 HFS sales records (photocopy)
Consignment books 1920 Photocopy
Box 38 Sales and record books – Photocopies 1904 J. Sloan Kraushaar account
1916 Record book
1944-1953 Etchings
1948 Etching records
1951 HFS Buy-in and Auction records
1965 HFS sales records (photocopy)
Consignment books – Photocopies 1920
Box 39 Income tax – Santa Fe tax receipts
1925 Tax audit for 1923 Hamilton sale
Notes from check books & income tax papers, 1921-1944
Box 40 Quinn estate, 1928
Misc. bills & Correspondence, 1920-1968
Photocopies of etching data
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Series IV. Organizational Records contains articles of incorporation, minutes, treasurers’ reports, project reports, membership lists, printed matter, correspondence, newsletters, manuscripts, insurance policies, legal and financial material, clippings, royalty statements, contracts, photographs, and bibliography.

Box 41 Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts – Photographs of Indian Exposition in New Museum, part of School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will will later be part of EITA, NY (4 views); Nampeyo of Hano, decorating pottery, copyright 1903 by N.E. Sargent, Jr.; Receiving the Snakes from the Kisi, Walpi, August 1903, copyright 1903 by N.E. Sargent, Jr.; silhouette of Martha White / Annual reports, 1931-1932 / Photo Oqua Pi at work at home in San Ildefonso Pueblo / Constitution and bylaws / Exhibition catalogs / Insurance policies / Printed matter / Minutes, 1931-1932 / Minutes, 1933-1935 / Proxies for meetings / Indian art work
Box 42 EITA – Correspondence, 1931-1935 / Resolutions / President’s (J. Sloan) reports / Financial / Clippings / Inventory / Sales lists & descriptions / Miscellaneous (photocopies) / Miscellaneous – post cards / Miscellaneous – note cards, stenography notepad / Clippings
Box 43 EITA - Introduction to American Indian Art: to Accompany the First exhibition of American Indian Art Selected Entirely with Consideration of Esthetic Value. [New York]: The Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., [c1931] (2 copies) / Spinden, Herbert J. Fine Art and the First Americans (cover title: Introduction to American Indian Art, Part II) [New York]: The Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., [c1931] (2 copies) / The Schools of American Research to the Archaeological Institute of America
Box 44 Art Students League – Constitution & Bylaws, Annual Report 1951, Membership list / Stenographic report April 19, 1932 / JS talk for ASL Glackens Memorial, 1939 / JS manuscripts and notes / JS interview for article in ASL Bulletin, March 1946 / Correspondence 1924-1949 / Material from MOMA Archives (photocopies from John Sloan Archives, Museum of Modern Art, New York) / Bad News, New York: Art Students League Publishing Co., 1919 (2 copies) / The Sloanian Nut, April 9 (2 copies), April 16 (2 copies), April 30 (2 copies), Farewell Number 1923 /Art Students League News, New York: Art Students League, 1950-1983 / The League, New York: Art Students League, 1931-1932 / Exhibition catalogs / Season catalogs. Gift of Bennard B. Perlman, March 2002
Box 45 Hall of Art (Art Appreciation Movement)
Box 46 Artists Equity Association
Box 47 Delaware Art Museum related material
Note on JS private library; donations for JS collections; DAM correspondence and receipts; JS Memorial Foundation; DAM misc. printed matter; DAM proposal (1981); Tarbell, Roberta, archival report to WFFA with ex. (1967-1968)
Box 48 American Artists Group, Artists and Writers dinner, Hudson Guild, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Public Works of Art, Whitney/Force material, Municipal Art Committee, Charcoal Club (photocopies from John Sloan Archives, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Box 49 1908 Macbeth Galleries, 1910 Ind. Artists, 1913 Armory Show, 1937 WPA radio interview
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Series V, Society of Independent Artists, was divided into a series separate from Organization Records in Fall 2001 due to the breadth of material.

Box 50 Correspondence (1918-1959)
Box 51 Correspondence Photocopies
Box 52 Memberships (1929-1944), mailing lists, floor plans I & II
Box 53 Votes for board
Box 54 Minutes and leases, censorship case, advertisement contracts, bills & receipts (1925-1946)
Box 55 Financial records and bank statements
Box 56 Financial records, petty cash
Box 57 Checkbooks and stubs, audit reports, deposit books
Box 58 Cash books (1917-1941)
Box 59 General ledgers, general journals, sales books (1917-1941)
Box 60 Notes, statements
Box 61 Miscellaneous
Box 62 Photographs – Artists filed alphabetically by last name (1939-1940); Installation of 1940 exhibition, donated by Fred Buchholz, 1978; Unknown artists
Box 63 Photographs – works arranged alphabetically by artist (A-K)
Box 64 Photographs – works arranged alphabetically by artist (L-Z)
Box 65 Exhibition catalogs, 1917-1925
Box 66 Exhibition catalogs, 1926-1937
Box 67 Exhibition catalogs, 1938-1944
Box 68-72 Exhibition catalogs – Duplicates
Box 73 Exhibition catalogs, 1917-1944 – photocopies
Box 74 Tickets, membership, brochures, applications, notices
Box 75 Periodicals
Box 76 Miscellaneous
Box 77 Scrapbook, (1931-1933)
Box 78 Scrapbook, 1939 (brown), 1938 (green), 1939 (black)
Box 79 Scrapbook, 1941, 1942
Box 80 Scrapbook, (1) 1935, green (2) 1935, black (3) 1936, brown (4) 1937, black
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Series VI, Photographs, is organized into twenty-seven sub-series (accession codes) as outlined below.

Photographs: Box 81-116

Code Category 1 Category 2
1 Artwork Drawings
2 Exhibitions
3 Gloucester, MA Summers 1914-1918
4 Lock Haven, PA Sloan’s birthplace
5 New York New York City
Other Locations
6 Organizations Art Students League, NYC
Artists Equity Association, NYC
Charcoal Club, Philadelphia
Luks School
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia
Theatricals, Philadelphia
7 Philadelphia, PA
8 Portraits, John Sloan Family
9 Portraits, Dolly Wall Sloan Family
10 Portraits, Dolly Sloan Gloucester, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Santa Fe, NM
11 Portraits, Helen Farr Sloan New York, NY
Santa Fe, NM
Other Locations
12 Portraits, John Sloan Gloucester, MA (1914-1918)
Philadelphia, PA (1871-1904)
New York, NY (1904-1951)
Santa Fe, NM (1919-1950)
Other Locations (various dates)
13 Portraits, John & Dolly Sloan
14 Portraits, John & Helen Sloan New York, NY
Santa Fe, NM
Other Locations
16 Portraits Group w/ John Sloan Gloucester, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Santa Fe, NM
Other Locations
17 Portraits, Group w/o John Sloan Gloucester, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, PA
Santa Fe, NM
Other Locations
18 Portraits, Female
19 Portraits, Male
20 Santa Fe, NM Other
Summers 1919-1950
21 Santa Fe, NM Celebrations — Fiesta
Corpus Christi Parade
Indian Reservation Dances
22 Santa Fe, NM 1919 Car Trip
Garcia Street
23 Sloan Studio Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
24 Santa Fe, NM Sinagua (built 1940)
Box 117 Witter Bynner / Ernest Knee / Cady Wells Photographs printed from negatives purchased by Gary Ruttenberg, received by Helen Farr Sloan on June 23, 1997.
Letter from Gary M. Ruttenberg to Helen Farr Sloan, dated May 21, 1997.
Witter Bynner original negatives.
Photocopy of letter from Sloan to Alice Henderson, dated October 15, 1943.
Photocopy of SIA Postcard from Sloan to Will Shuster, dated March 1, 1921.
Photographic material:
Box 118-119 Lantern slides of JS etchings made c. 1935
Box 120-123 Glass plate negatives, JS paintings
Box 124-129 Negatives
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Box 130 The Eight – Davies, Glackens, Lawson, Luks
Box 131 The Eight – Luks, Prendergast, Shinn
Box 132 The Eight – Robert Henri
Box 133 The Eight – Robert Henri – Exhibition catalogs
Box 134 The Eight – George Luks (Permission to publish this information must be obtained from owners of original material. Original material not owned by DAM)
Box 136 The Eight – William Glackens. Illustrations from De Kock series (1902-1904) and other Glackens illustrations
Box 137 Persons affiliated with Sloan (A-L)
Box 138 Persons affiliated with Sloan (M-Z)
Box 139 Sloan pupils (A-L)
Box 140 Sloan pupils (N-Z)
Box 141 Socialism, Art Nouveau
Box 142 Invitations, Sloan omitted
Box 143 Commercial galleries, ads, catalogs, Kraushaar
Box 144 United States Postal Stamp, 1971
Box 145 Related to books
Box 146 Reproductions I
Box 147 Reproductions II
Box 148 Institutional bulletins (1934-1969)
Box 149 Institutional bulletins (1970-current)
Box 150 Lock Haven, PA; Williamsport, PA
Box 151 Printing techniques
Box 152-171 Auction catalogs
Box 172-212 Exhibition History
Box 213-224 Bibliography
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Box 225-230

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Series IX. Illustration


Box 231 Illustration
Box 232 De Kock: printed matter, notes, editions
Box 233 Printers’ proofs for The MassesComing Nation, and misc. 1907-1914. Sheet music illustration by Sloan reproductions.
Box 234 The Masses: 1. Correspondence 2. Notes 3. Verbatim notes, HFS, of Sloan 4. Notes, HFS & PM on Max Eastman 5. Verbatim notes, HFS, of interview of Sloan by Robert Simpson, NY Times (1947) 6. Annual meeting, 1916, Sloan original notes; Photocopy; types; John Lyons’ typed notes. 7. “The Masses 1913-1917″ typed manuscript by Carl Zigrosser; sent HFS; published 8. Photocopies of Sloan sketchbook, 1934 9. Printed matter
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Box 235-236 Brochures, charts, pigment, color triangles, technical recipes, chromatoscopes, HFS notes, Henri color material

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Series XI. Catalog Cards

Box 237 Drawings (cards with drawings numbered)
Box 238 Illustrations (dated chronologically)
Box 239 Sloan paintings – sales (A-Q)
Box 240 Sloan paintings – sales (R-XYZ), nudes (A-XYZ), landscapes (1906-1911)
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Box 241 3 records, 78 rpm
Box 244 Art objects
Box 246 The Wards and the Sloans (1990) research and production files
Box 247 Marcus Ward original material (books and cards)
Box 248 Archives of American Art Bulletin/Journal, Washington, DC: AAA, 1960-1968
Box 249 John Sloan – Notes (writings, speeches, lectures, poems, cards on etchings, notes on music, answers to puzzles, technical data collected)
Box 250 Sloan – Notes
Box 251 Helen Farr Sloan – Notes (chronology and biography, printed matter of a biographical or personal nature, family photographs, notes on dating Sloan work, notes on color, Boardman Robinson class notes, notes on Sloan early and later years, notes on The Eight, notes on etching, Morse manuscript notes, notes on de Kock work)
Box 252 HFS – Notes
Box 253 CONTENTS TRANSFERRED TO Letters from John Sloan to Will and Selma Shuster, undated and 1921-1947
Box 254 Miscellaneous negatives
Box 255 Sketchbooks 1-5
Box 256 Sloan 16mm film
Box 257 Miscellaneous
Box 258 Multi-media material
Box 259 Audio cassettes
Box 260 VHS cassettes
Box 261 Sloan miscellaneous scrapbooks (2)
Box 261a Scrapbooks #6, #7, misc.
Box 261b Scrapbook #8
Box 261c J.S. illustration file, 1898-1903; Maratta color charts; Original artwork by persons affiliated by Sloan (oversize)
Box 261d-f Scrapbooks (3) - Philadelphia Press Puzzles
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Box 262-273a Etching plates
Box 274 Etching tools
Box 275 Art media, paints, pigment, chalk, charcoal
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Box 276 John Sloan Drawings (#1-249)
Box 277 Persons affiliated with Sloan
Box 278 Will Shuster – Sloan collection
Box 279 Robert Henri
Box 281 Native American drawings – 23 original drawings by male Native American students from Santa Fe, New Mexico, possible in their early twenties. These young men were taught by tribal descendents on the reservation. The students sold their drawings in the Santa Fe market, particularly during the Santa Fe Fiesta. John Sloan purchased the drawings over a period of years beginning in the 1920′s. A small number were purchased by Helen Farr Sloan.
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1 Helen Farr Sloan Watercolors
2 Misc. illustrations, proofs, etc.
3 Newspaper illustrations - Harper’s Weekly
4 A mixture of prints (Sloan – ?)
5 Matted objects
6 Calendar – John Sloan’s American Scene, 1974
7 Oversized reproductions
8 Philadelphia Press / Philadelphia Inquirer
9 Printers’ proofs / Misc. Newsletter
10 Lg. Pages, puzzles / Press and Inquirer
11 Puzzles - Inquirer 1-72, 3/25/1900 – 9/21/1902, Press 1902
12 Puzzles - Inquirer 1-72, 3/25/1900 – 9/21/1902, Press 1902
13 Book illustrations 1901, 1906, Magazine illustrations 1892-1908
14 Magazine illustrations 1909-1913
15 Magazine illustrations 1914-1950
16 Magazine illustrations 1912-1915
17 Coming Nation 1911-1913
18 DAM Commemorative – Spring 1978
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