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Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the "Evening Sun," "Sun," "New York Times," and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.
Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2014 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages have not been scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.
Art critic Charles FitzGerald (1873-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his articles promoting Ash Can school artists.
The Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks were donated in 1964 by Ira Glackens, FitzGerald's nephew, and in 2007 by Susan Corn Conway. Glackens was the son of portrait painter William Glackens and Edith Glackens; Edith's sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald was married to Charles. Conway purchased the Glackens' house where additional scrapbooks were located.
This site provides access to the papers of Charles FitzGerald in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 1,180 images.
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