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J.J. Lankes papers

Identifier: MS-1115

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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.


  • 1903 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

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


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

Language of Materials


Additional Description


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.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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