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Friday, January 13, 2012

Latest addition to the archives

The archives was recently given a collection of tearsheets that contain the works of numerous notable illustrators who were contemporaries of Rockwell including: Austen Briggs, Al Dorne, Stevan Dohanos, Ben Shan, and Robert Fawcett.  These will provide a valuable source of information for researchers interested in illustration art from the early and mid twentieth century.

As you can see, they're not in great shape at the moment.  After I complete the accessioning paperwork, I'm going to assign the task of organizing and sleeving all of these to one of my illustrious interns.  They'll look great (I'll show you an "after" image to prove it) and then the really hard work begins.  That is, finding the space on the shelves for two more boxes...

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