Contents


Collection Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Search Terms

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Manuscripts

Series 3:Miscellaneous

Series 4: Photographs

Series 5: Printed Material

Series 6: Medals

Series 7: Scrapbooks

George Wesley Bellows Papers, 1899-1962 (bulk 1905-1929)

Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Daria D'Arienzo.

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

© 2003

Collection Overview

Creator: Bellows, George, 1882-1925
Title: Bellows Papers
Dates: 1899-1962
Dates: 1905-1929
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.
Extent: 7 archives boxes, 1 records storage carton, 1 flat box, 1 half archives box(7 linear ft.)
Language: English.

Biographical Note

George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he enrolled at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He was made an Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908, and in 1918, was made an Academician. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story. They had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Bellows was awarded many prizes throughout his career, among which were the second Hallgarten Prize in 1908, the Sessnan Medal in 1913, the bronze medal of the Carnegie Institute in 1914, and the first prize of the National Arts Club in 1921. He is represented in most of the major United States museums and galleries. George Bellows died in New York City on January 8, 1925.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.

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Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into seven series:

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Series 1: Correspondence

Section 1: CORRESPONDENCE, is divided into five sub-sections:

1. George Bellows Outgoing Correspondence from George Bellows Incoming Correspondence to George Bellows 2. Emma Story Bellows 3. Jean Bellows Booth 4. Anne Bellows Kearney and Jean Bellows Booth 5. Miscellaneous

Letters are arranged alphabetically by writer and chronologically under each individual name. In the case of official correspondence from libraries, museums, and the like, the place name is first, followed by the institution, e.g. The Public Library of Boston is under Boston, Public Library. Envelopes were retained if they provided additional information or sketches, and are placed in front of the letter to which they belong. Sketches are on some letters and envelopes, but are not noted in the guide.

Sub-series 1: George Bellows



Part A: Outgoing Correspondence from George Bellows

Box

Folder

1 1
George Bellows to unknown correspondents; fragments n.d.

2
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows 1905 Nov-1910 Feb 14

3
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows 1911 Aug

4
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows 1911 Aug 26-1912 Aug 8

5
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows 1917 summer-1923 Mar 2

6
George Bellows to others - A-C n.d.

7
George Bellows to others - D-G n.d.

8
George Bellows to others - H-L n.d.

9
George Bellows to others - M-Q n.d.

10
George Bellows to others - R-S n.d.

11
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor 1910 Feb 5-1912 Apr 25

12
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor 1913 May 24- 1914 Jan 15

13
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor 1914 Mar 13-1918 Dec 29

14
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor 1919 Aug 13-1922 Mar 16

15
George Bellows to others - U-Z n.d.


Part B: Incoming Correspondence to George Bellows

Box

Folder

2 1
Unidentified correspondents to George Bellows n.d.

2
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1905 Nov 10-1906 Oct 16

3
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1907

4
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1908 Jan 1- Aug 29

5
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1908 Sept 4-Dec 6

6
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1909 Jan 11-Jul 31

8
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1910

9
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1911 Aug 11-18

10
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows 1911 Aug 19-24

11
A - C to George Bellows n.d.

12
D - Z to George Bellows n.d.

Sub-series 2: Emma Story Bellows


Box

Folder

3 1
Emma Story Bellows to unidentified correspondents n.d.

2
Unidentified, A - B: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

3
C: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

4
D - Heineman: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

5
Henri, Marjorie - Henri, Robert: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

6
Houghton - Kraushaar: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

7
Kroll - L: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

8
M - N: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

9
O - R: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

10
S: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

11
T - Z: to Emma Story Bellows n.d.

Sub-series 3: Jean Bellows Booth


Box

Folder

3 12
Unidentified correspondents - Grant, Charles: to Jean Bellows Booth 1961 Jul 22

13
Grant, Charles to Jean Bellows Booth 1962 Mar 31

Sub-series 4: Anne Bellows Kearney and Jean Bellows Booth


Box

Folder

3 14
Unidentified - Z: to Anne Bellows Kearney and Jean Bellows Booth n.d.

Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous


Box

Folder

3 15
General and miscellaneous letters n.d.

Series 2: Manuscripts

Section 2: MANUSCRIPTS is arranged in three sub-sections:

George Bellows Emma Story Bellows General

Sub-series 1: George Bellows


Box

Folder

4 1
Miscellaneous manuscripts and fragments n.d.

2
Manuscript and typescript of the introduction for The Paintings of George Bellows (New York: Knopf, 1929) and Robert Henri's manuscript of the forward for this same work 1929

3
Typescript and manuscript of the speech for the National Arts Club, [1921] [1921?]

4
Four typescripts: Bolton Browns Method of Etching and Printing Lithographs; Constitution of the United Arts of America, Inc.; The Masses, [article?]; Proposal for a New Building for the Fine Arts 1921

5
Three typescripts: Autobiography; "Primer of Dynamic Symmetry" by Jay Hambridge with separate diagram; Articles for Vanity Fair 1920 Nov

Sub-series 2: Emma Story Bellows


Box

Folder

4 6
Typescript and manuscript of George Bellows, a biographical sketch; Typescript and 2 manuscript copies of A Diary Without Dates n.d.

7
Miscellaneous manuscripts on Bellows and his work n.d.

Sub-section 3: General


Box

Folder

4 8
Anonymous and miscellaneous manuscripts and typescripts n.d.

Series 3:Miscellaneous

Section 3: MISCELLANEOUS includes legal documents, certificates, contracts, and awards; information pertaining to the legal case against P.F. Collier and Son Co.; stories and articles concerning George Bellows; exhibition brochures; newspaper clippings; dance cards of George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows; and magazines.


Box

Folder

4 9
Legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, etc. n.d.

10
Information and papers pertaining to the legal case against P. F. Collier & Son Co. n.d.

11
Stories and articles concerning George Bellows n.d.

12
Exhibition brochures n.d.

13
Newspaper clippings n.d.

14
Newspaper clippings n.d.

15
Newspaper clippings n.d.

Box

Folder

9 2
Assorted newsclippings, obituaries, exhibition reviews 1921, 1925

Box

Folder

4 16
Dance cards of George and Emma Bellows n.d.

17
The Enjoyer, a magazine by Jean Bellows n.d.

18
The Story Teller n.d.

19
Miscellaneous n.d.

Series 4: Photographs

Section 4: PHOTOGRAPHS includes photographs of George Bellows, Emma Bellows, Anne and Jean Bellows; three photograph albums; unidentified daguerreotypes; and a scrapbook with photographs of George Bellows on various sports teams.

Note: The photographs are fragile. Many photographs have been copied. Please use the photocopies first for identification. The actual photographs may be restricted for preservation purposes.


Box

Folder

5a 1-7
Photocopies of Box 5, Folders 1 -7 n.d.

Box

Folder

5 1
George Bellows - (use photocopies first) n.d.

2
George Bellows with others - (use photocopies first) n.d.

3
Emma Bellows - (use photocopies first) n.d.

4
Anne and Jean Bellows - (use photocopies first) n.d.

5
Places and photos of paintings - (use photocopies first) n.d.

6
Miscellaneous - (use photocopies first) n.d.

7
Duplicates and negatives - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

5a 8-10
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 1 n.d.

Box

Folder

6 1-3
Photograph Album 1 - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

6a 1-4
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 2 n.d.

Box

Folder

6 4-7
Photograph Album 2 - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

6a 5
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 3 n.d.

Box

Folder

6 8-10
Photograph Album 3 - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

6a 6
Photocopies of unidentified daguerreotypes n.d.

Box

Folder

7 1
Unidentified daguerreotypes in leather case - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

6a 7-11
Photocopies of Box 7, Photograph Album 4 n.d.

Box

Folder

7 2
Wrapped package of Photograph Album 4 and folder with loose photographs removed from Photograph Album 4 - (use photocopies first) n.d.

Box

Folder

9 1
Photographed pages of scrapbook n.d.


Photograph, Columbia basketball team, New York City; 1906-1908


Photograph, Columbus, Ohio Y.M.C.A. basketball team (Bellows-right forward); [1902 - 1903]


Photograph, Ohio State University baseball team 1903

7
Photographs: George Bellows Jr. (2), Anna Bellows (1), George Bellows Sr. (1) (Michaels Gift 1992.) n.d.

Series 5: Printed Material

Section 5: PRINTED MATERIAL includes copies of The Makio, the yearbook of Ohio State University; The Masses; The Century; and Arthur B. Davis: Essays on the Man and his Art.


Box

Folder

8 1
The Makio, the yearbook of Ohio State University contains a number of illustrations by Bellows 1904

2
The Makio, the yearbook of Ohio State University containing Bellow's varsity participation and one caricature of Bellows. 1905

3a
The Masses containing "The Novia" by Bellows, p. 15 1917 Feb

3b
The Century, containing drawing by Bellows for "The Wake at Ardee", a story by Donne Byrne, pp. 97-116 1922 May

4
The Century, containing drawings by Bellows for "The Valley of the Black Pig", a story by Donne Byrne, pp. 602-623 1922 Aug

5
Arthur B. Davis: Essays on the Man and his Art, The Phillips Publications, No. 3 1924

9a
Box for The Paintings of George Bellows with annotation "The Makio", Ohio State University, illustrated by Geo. Bellows, Class of 1904 n.d.

Series 6: Medals

Section 6: MEDALS includes various medals awarded to George Bellows between the years 1914 and 1954.


Box

Folder

8 6
Carnegie Art Institute, Medal of Honor of the Third Class 1914


Panama-Pacific-International Exposition, San Francisco Medal of Honor 1915

7
The Art Institute of Chicago, the Norman Wait Harris Prize 1915, 1921

8
The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Logan Medal 1923


Concord Art Association, Medal of Honor 1924

9
The American Artists Professional League for American Art 1954

Series 7: Scrapbooks

Section 7: SCRAPBOOKS includes two scrapbooks. One is titled "Browne Athletic Club" and the second contains newspaper articles, reviews and cartoons.


Box

Folder

9 3
Scrapbook, titled "Browne Athletic Club": newsclippings about the Club's teams efforts in football, baseball and basketball [c. 1899]

5
Photocopies of scrapbook in Box 9, Folder 4 original [c.1907 - 1913]

4
Scrapbook - newspaper articles, reviews, cartoons - (use photocopies first) [c.1907 - 1913]

6
[Bellows] sketch removed from scrapbook n.d.