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J.J. Lankes papers

MS-1115
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1115
The papers of J.J. Lankes contain woodcuts, wood engravings, etchings, woodblocks, paintings, manuscripts, correspondence and photographs. Correspondents include Herbert F. West, a professor at Dartmouth College, who was a close friend of Lankes as well as his contact at Harper and Brothers, and Arthur W. Rushmore. Also present are hundreds of woodcut prints reflective of the entire corpus of Lankes output, including subjects related to Robert Frost's 'Gulley Farm' and New England rural life; his trip to Germany; Pennsylvania Dutch Barns; Williamsburg, VA; and designs for bookplates. The collection also contains the manuscript for Lankes 1932 book "A Woodcut Manual."

The collection also includes correspondence and other material created by Lankes' son J.B. (Julius Bartlett) which chronicles his efforts to secure a legacy for his father through the sale and dissemination of his father's work to private collectors and institutions. Trial proofs of J.J. Lankes prints by J.B are also included.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Extent

20.25 linear ft. (12 boxes) : Types of Boxes (if noted in original UP DB):7 Records Boxes,4 Flat boxes

Overview

J.J. Lankes (1884-1960), artist. The collection contains woodcuts, paintings, prints, wood engravings, etchings, woodblocks, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs, documenting the career of Lankes. Some material related to Lankes' son J.B., including trial proofs of Lankes prints by J.B, are also included.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA