The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and to a lesser extent, son Jim Berryman.
Scope and Content Note:
The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and his son, Jim Berryman, though the latter's career is not as well represented. The papers also contain material relating to Kate Berryman, including a scrapbook and diaries.
The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork by Clifford and Jim Berryman and others.
The collection is arranged into three series according to individual family members; each series is arranged into subseries and material within each subseries is arranged chronologically.
Series 1: Clifford and Kate Berryman papers, 1829-1963, undated (boxes 1-7, 11-12, OVs 14-15, 7.9 linear ft.)
Series 2: Florence Berryman Papers, 1902-1984, undated (boxes 8-10, 13, 2.3 linear ft.)
Series 3: Jim Berryman Papers, 1919-1964, undated (boxes 10, 13, 1.1 linear ft.)
The patriarch of the Berryman family, Clifford Kennedy Berryman, was born in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1869. His first job was in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. He became a cartoonist for the Washington Post in 1891. From 1907, until his death in 1949, Clifford Berryman was political cartoonist for the Washington Star, earning a reputation as the "Dean of American Cartoonist," and winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt, "Drawing the Line in Mississippi," 1902, began the American Teddy Bear craze, and created Berryman's cartoon trademark. He was also the first cartoonist to become president of the Gridiron Club. His wife, Kate, was an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Their daughter, Florence Berryman, 1900-1992, abandoned her study of music because of a loss of hearing and turned her attention to art. In the 1920s, she became a free-lance local art critic, writing articles for newspapers. She later assisted Leila Mechlin, as an art critic for the Washington Star. In 1946, Florence Berryman succeeded Mechlin and worked for the Star until her retirement in 1961. She also served as editor for the American Federation of Arts until 1944.
Clifford and Kate Berryman's son, James Thomas Berryman, 1902-1976, attended George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art. He worked as a reporter for the New Mexico State Tribune, until his return, in 1923, to Washington, D.C. because of his mother's illness. He worked at the Washington Star, as an editorial artist and illustrator, until 1933, when he became a sports cartoonist. When his father suffered a storke in 1935, Jim intermittently drew political cartoons for the STAR. Jim Berryman also won a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartoons.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel D111) including a scrapbook of memorabilia, 1905-1945, collected by Kate Berryman regarding her husband. The scrap book includes letters from Bernard Baruch, William Jennings Bryan, Harry Flood Byrd, Jay Darling, John Nance Garner, Herbert Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge, Harry Truman, and Woodrow Wilson; clippings; cartoons; printed material; and photographs of Clifford, family members, William Jennings Bryan, John Nance Garner, Brenda Putnam, and William Howard Taft. Though some items in the scrapbook were subsequently donated, lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Portions of the Berryman family papers were donated in 1965 by Florence Berryman, and in 1992 by her estate. The latter donation included portions of a scrapbook of memorabilia which had previously been lent for filming (reel D111) by Florence Berryman in 1962. The whearabouts of the other items in the scrapbook which were donated is unknown.
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Main Image: Two images 1. Giant hand labeled "U.S." pouring money into a bag held by a man 2. Hand holding out a note labeled "Liberty Loan" toward the man holding the bag of money
Princeton Poster# 10247
Issued for: Liberty Loan
Artist(s): J.T. McCutcheon
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Handbills -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Digitization of the Princeton University Poster Collection was a collaboration of Google Arts and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution's Digitization Program Office. Catalog records were transcribed by digital volunteers through the Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center.
A book of Indiana : the story of what has been described as the most typically American state in the American democracy told in terms of biography. [Microform] / Kin Hubbard, editor-in-chief ; associate editors, L. G. Ellingham ... [et al]. ; compiled under the direction of the James O. Jones Company
Saga of a Hoosier boy : a collection of pictorial tributes by the contemporaries of John T. McCutcheon, the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer prize winner and dean of american cartoonists / ed. and comp. by Chester W. Cleveland ; cover design by Paul A. Plaschke
International Aviation Meet, Grant Park, Chicago Souvenir Program [Johnson]
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949 Search this
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.)
An International Aviation Meet was held under the auspices of the Aero Club of Illinois and the International Aviation Meet Association at Grant Park, Chicago from August 12-20, 1911. This collection consists of the Official Souvenir Program for the event.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the Official Souvenir Program for the International Aviation Meet held at Grant Park, Chicago, from August 12-20, 1911. The program measures 9 x 12 inches, and the cover features an illustration by artist John Tinney McCutcheon which includes an allegorical figure of the god Mercury surrounded by stylized airplanes.
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
An International Aviation Meet was held under the auspices of the Aero Club of Illinois and the International Aviation Meet Association at Grant Park, Chicago from August 12-20, 1911. Pilots participating in the meet included Earle L. "Ovie" Ovington; Howard W. Gill; Calbraith Perry Rodgers; Lincoln Beachey; Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith; Rene Simon; Oscar Allen Brindley; George W. Beatty; Arthur L. "Al" Welsh; John A. D. McCurdy; Thomas S. Baldwin; Rene Barrier; Paul W. Beck; Walter R. Brookins; Leonard Warden Bonney; Frank T. Coffyn; Andrew Drew; James C. "Bud" Mars; James Vernon Martin; George Mestach; Phillip Orin Parmelee; Hugh Armstrong Robinson; Arthur Burr Stone; James Clifford Turpin; James J. "Jimmie" Ward; Charles Forster Willard; Eugene B. Ely; and William R. Badger and St. Croix Johnstone (both of whom were killed in accidents at the meet). Records were set during the course of the meet by Beachey, Beatty, Sopwith, Parmelee, and Smith.
Dolores Johnson, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0023
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