Everett Shinn Papers

Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is best known for his theater scenes and images of the streets of New York City. Born in Woodstown, New Jersey, Shinn moved to Philadelphia where he worked as an illustrator for the Philadelphia newspapers and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In Philadelphia in the 1890s, he befriended George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan, and Robert Henri. After moving to New York to establish himself as a painter and a leading illustrator, Shinn joined his friends in the exhibition of the Eight at Macbeth Gallery in 1908. A man of many talents, Shinn also wrote plays for vaudeville and Broadway theaters, decorated homes and theaters, and worked as an art director in Hollywood.

The Everett Shinn Papers contain original materials from Shinn, including correspondence, clippings, financial and legal documents, photographs, sketches, and manuscripts, as well as the research materials of Edith DeShazo for her book, Everett Shinn 1876 – 1953: A Figure in His Time (1974).

Browse the collection by series:

  • Series I: Biographical Material
  • Series II: Correspondence
  • Series III: Financial and Legals Records
  • Series IV: Organizations
  • Series V: Exhibitions
  • Series VI: Galleries
  • Series VII, Subseries A: Notes and Writings – People, Various Subjects
  • Series VII, Subseries B: Notes and Writings – Poetry
  • Series VII, Subseries C: Notes and Writings – Notes for Autobiography
  • Series VII, Subseries D: Notes and Writings – Stories
  • Series VII, Subseries E: Notes and Writings – Scripts
  • Series VII, Subseries F: Notes and Writings – Radio Talks and Interviews
  • Series VII, Subseries G: Notes and Writings – Miscellaneous
  • Series VIII: Clippings
  • Series IX: Illustration Tear Sheets
  • Series X: Oversize Clippings and Illustration Tear Sheets
  • Series XI: Sketches
  • Series XII: Photographs
  • Series XIII: Printed Matter
  • Series XIV, Subseries A: DeShazo Research Material – Drafts
  • Series XIV, Subseries B: DeShazo Research Material – Correspondence, Notes, and Photographs