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The Crisis, Vol. 6, No. 2

Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, Cuban, 1809 - 1844  Search this
Wilberforce University, American, founded 1856  Search this
Illustrated by:
Vincent Ellsworth Saunders, American  Search this
Lorenzo W. Harris, American, born 1888  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (24.8 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 3/4 × 13 1/2 in. (24.8 × 34.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1913
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Spanish colonialism  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.14.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54c1e207a-722b-473d-916a-5ae050abac1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.14.7
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Maurice Becker papers, circa 1910-1970

Creator:
Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Lancaster, Elizabeth G. (Elizabeth Grieg)  Search this
Becker, Dorothy Baldwin  Search this
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Paintings
Topic:
Liberator (New York, N.Y.: 1918)  Search this
New masses  Search this
Masses (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Cartooning -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8878
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211063
AAA_collcode_beckmaur
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211063
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Maurice Becker papers

Topic:
Liberator (New York, N.Y.: 1918)
New masses
Masses (New York, N.Y.)
Creator:
Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975  Search this
Names:
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Becker, Dorothy Baldwin  Search this
Lancaster, Elizabeth G. (Elizabeth Grieg), 1889-  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Paintings
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The papers of painter and political cartoonist Maurice Becker measure 2.3 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1970. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; printed material, including radical labor and political periodicals; artwork; and photographs of Becker, his family and friends, and his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and political cartoonist Maurice Becker measure 2.3 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1970. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; printed material, including radical labor and political periodicals; artwork; and photographs of Becker, his family and friends, and his artwork.

Biographical materials consist of a curriculum vitae and a list of artworks.

Correspondence is primarily with Becker's family, friends, and business associates. There are letters from his wife, Dorothy Baldwin Becker, a letter from friend and artist Elizabeth Lancaster, and a letter from Artists for Victory. There is also a letter from Becker to his friend J. B. Neumann containing a draft of Becker's will authorizing Neumann to sell and distribute his paintings upon his death or incapacitation; a letter of invitation to artists and writers interested in reviving a new Masses style journal; and letters from magazine editors regarding freelance commissions.

Printed material includes bulletins, clippings and labor newspapers, exhibition announcements and catalogs, periodicals, press releases, and miscellaneous printed material. Periodicals include whole issues of Liberator, The Masses, New Masses, and One Big Union Monthly, where Becker's political cartoons were frequently featured.

Artwork includes paintings, over 800 graphite and pen and ink sketches, watercolors, and prints depicting Becker's figure drawings, caricatures, portrait drawings of men and women, and sketches of animals and landscapes. Many of these sketches were the basis for panels that later appeared in the New York Tribune, The Masses, and Liberator.

Photographs are of Maurice Becker with family and friends, and five photographs of his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical materials, 1925-1964 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1964 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920-1960 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Printed material, circa 1910-1970 (1 linear foot; Box 1, 4, OV 5)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1910-1965 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-3, OV 6-8)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1910-1966 (3 folders; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and political cartoonist Maurice Becker (1889-1975) lived and worked in New York City, New York and Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and was a frequent contributor to contemporary periodicals of the 1910s.

Becker was born in Nizhni-Novgorod (now Gorky), Russia to Isor and Rose Becker. In 1892, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in the Jewish community of Manhattan's Lower East Side. After graduating from high school, Becker took night classes in bookkeeping and art, studied with Robert Henri and Hugo Boss, and worked days as a sign painter and garment factory worker. He began illustrating for the New York Tribune and Scripps newspapers from 1914 to 1915, and contributed artwork to numerous contemporary periodicals in the 1910s, including Harper's Weekly, Saturday Review, and Metropolitan. Becker was also a frequent contributor to more radical political journals, including The Masses, Liberator, and One Big Union Monthly.

In 1918, he married Dorothy Baldwin, who was a registered Socialist. After stating his conscientious objection to World War I, Becker traveled to Mexico to avoid the draft and was arrested upon his return in 1919. After his trial and sentencing, he served 4 months of hard labor before President Wilson's commutation of all objectors to the war. From 1921 to 1923, Becker lived in Mexico working as an illustrator for El Pulsa de México, and began to devote himself to painting full time.

After his return to New York City, Becker held a series of one-man shows at the Whitney Studio Club (1924-1928), J.B. Neumann Gallery (1924-1931), and Delphic Studios (1930). Becker was a member of the Society of Independent Artists and the Artists' League of America and remained a pacifist for the rest of his life. He died in 1975.
Separated Materials:
There are scattered Maurice Becker papers found within the Art Young papers at the Tamiment Library in New York. These were loaned to the Archives in 1971 for microfilming on reel 96. These papers are not described in the container inventory of this finding aid but include approximately 20 postcards, catalogs, sketches, photographs, and other printed materials.

Duplicate magazines, catalogs, and clippings were transferred to the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1977.
Provenance:
Maurice Becker donated his papers in several increments between 1962-1966.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Cartooning -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Paintings
Citation:
Maurice Becker papers, circa 1910-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckmaur
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Archives of American Art
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Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers, [ca.1865]-1992

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Subject:
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214583
AAA_collcode_prenmaur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214583

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Names:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca.1865]-1992
Scope and Contents:
Selected material from the Prendergast Archive, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Included are: a descriptive list of contents on the microfilm; letters from Maurice to his brother Charles during trips to Paris, 1907, and Venice, 1911-1912, and a draft of a letter to William Glackens about Marsden Hartley, ca. 1908, with transcriptions by the Prendergast Archive; letters to Charles and his wife, Eugenie, 1900-1956, from John Singer Sargent, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Pach, Ira Glackens, Edith Glackens, and others. Also included are Maurice's address book, ca. 1914-1923?; Charles' diaries of trips to France, 1927 and 1929, containing 3 pencil sketches;
Maurice's and Charles' diary and addresses, 1918-1925; and a partial record of the Prendergast/Germaine family history recorded in a Bible and birth and death documents of family members. Miscellany pertaining to Maurice includes a sketch on his Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalog, 1900; an informal translation of an article on Paul Cezanne, ca. 1908; a notebook p. inscribed with his name and address; and a bronze medal awarded for third prize in an American oil painting exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Miscellany of Charles includes his driver's license, a sketch; notes; and signatures. Also included are a photograph of their painting "The Spirit of the Hunt," inscribed by them to a friend, 1918; printed material collected by them; a list of their books; photographs of Maurice, Charles, family, friends, and of works of art by other artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Maurice: painter, watercolorist, illustrator and graphic artist; Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. Charles: painter, sculptor, craftsman, and framemaker; Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y. and Westport, Conn. Maurice was an Impressionist and early modernist. He painted scenes along the Massachusetts and Maine coasts as well as in Paris, Venice, Rome, and French coastal towns; exhibited with "The Eight" (1908), and was a contributor to the Armory show (1913). Charles achieved prominence as a craftsman and framemaker (1891-1912), and later specialized in painted, gilded, and incised panels of exotic and folk subjects (1912-1948).
Provenance:
Loaned for microfilming in 1992 by the Prendergast Archive and Study Center. Located in the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass., it contains archival materials pertaining to the Prendergasts, donated by Mrs. Charles Prendergast, as well as research materials and files amassed for the publication of MAURICE BRAZIL PRENDERGAST, CHARLES PRENDERGAST: A CATALOG RAISONNE (1990).
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.prenmaur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prenmaur

Paper son : one man's story / Tung Pok Chin with Winifred C. Chin ; with an introduction by K. Scott Wong

Author:
Chin, Tung Pok d. 1988  Search this
Chin, Winifred C. 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Chin, Tung Pok d. 1988  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 147 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Illegal aliens  Search this
Chinese--Social conditions  Search this
Undocumented immigrants  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714986

Kenneth Russell Chamberlain papers, 1917-1972

Creator:
Chamberlain, Kenneth Russell, 1892-  Search this
Subject:
Fitzgerald, Richard  Search this
Topic:
Masses (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Liberator (New York, N.Y.: 1918)  Search this
Political cartoons -- California  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209520
AAA_collcode_chamkenn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209520

Kenneth Russell Chamberlain papers

Topic:
Masses (New York, N.Y.)
Liberator (New York, N.Y.: 1918)
Creator:
Chamberlain, Kenneth Russell, 1892-  Search this
Names:
Fitzgerald, Richard  Search this
Extent:
150 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; a chapter on Chamberlain from Richard A. Fitzgerald's dissertation, RADICAL ILLUSTRATOR OF THE MASSES AND LIBERATOR, University of California, 1969, with a commentary by Chamberlain; biographical notes; MASSES clippings and articles, and published and unpublished cartoons; and six photographs of Chamberlain.
Biographical / Historical:
Cartoonist for THE MASSES and LIBERATOR, radical periodicals, as well as several established newspapers. Chamberlain was a cartoonist of considerable importance ca. 1910-1920; among his colleagues were John Sloan and Maurice Becker.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1972 by Kenneth Russell Chamberlain.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cartoonists -- California  Search this
Illustrators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Political cartoons -- California  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chamkenn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chamkenn

Interview with Marcia Marcus

Creator:
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1967 August 28
Topic:
Figurative painting  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13819
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13819

Interview with Giorgio Cavallon

Creator:
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Italy
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1966 August 28
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13822
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13822

Interview with Elise Asher

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
De Groot, Nanno  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1976 August 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13823
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13823

Interview with Wolf Kahn

Creator:
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-2020  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1968 September 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13828
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13828

An Untamed Sense of Control [sound recording]

Performer:
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Kentucky
United States
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Cambridge (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Daisy (Ky.)
Date:
2003
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Violin  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40144
Smithsonian Folkways 40144
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. SI Permission
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354968

The World of Particulars [sound recording]

Performer:
Infantino, Jim  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1996
Topic:
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Gadfly 209
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359642

The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway / Doug Most

Author:
Most, Doug  Search this
Subject:
Whitney, Henry Melville 1839-1923  Search this
Whitney, William C (William Collins) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
New York (State)
New York
United States
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2014
19th century
Topic:
Subways--History  Search this
Subways--Design and construction  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Competition  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039716

The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America / Eric Jaffe

Author:
Jaffe, Eric  Search this
Physical description:
322 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston Region
New York (State)
New York Region
United States
Boston Post Roads
Boston (Mass.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Boston
Date:
2010
Topic:
Post roads--History  Search this
Roads--History  Search this
Transportation--Social aspects--History  Search this
Transportation and state--History  Search this
Social change--History  Search this
History  Search this
Relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988147

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