The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical material; an annotated chronology of events and activities; a list of illustrations; published illustrations and articles; book jackets; personal and family photographs and photographs of his sculpture; a small group of correspondence; press clippings; and scrapbooks containing clippings, illustrations and cartoons. Included is an extended reminiscence of Held's boyhood in Salt Lake City, Utah.
John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm rolls N721 & N722 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. John Held, Jr., after microfilming.
John Held, 1889-1958, was an illustrator, Westport, Conn. and Palm Beach, Fla. He was most famous for his Jazz Age era illustrations for the New Yorker. He also produced watercolor landscapes and sculpture. [Not to be confused with John Held, Jr., b. 1947, associated with Mail Art]
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