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Scope and Contents

Summary:This series includes over 380 drawings, representing nearly half of the works of art in this collection. Watercolors and Drawings were categorized by the primary technique used in the work. Works primarily in ink, pastel or graphite pencil are categorized as drawings and those primarily in watercolors or water-based gouache are categorized as watercolor. If several techniques were intensively used, a judgment on which was primary was made to categorize the work. Treatments of the same subject in using different techniques have been categorized with the primary technique, though an attempt has been made to provide cross-references for most of these works. The works are housed in four large flat boxes each containing up to 16 folders. Several drawings are in each folder, separated and protected by interleaving paper. Arrangement is by Rutgers identifying Lubell number, with the exception of material received after the collection was processed, which is listed at the end of the series. This material includes a number of drawings for children’s books, drawings of goddess and Neolithic female figures, a series of illustrations [for an unpublished book on women in the labor movement], nude studies, and portraits of the artist’s family. These are arranged broadly by topic, with children’s book drawings first in Box 48, followed by goddess drawings, portraits and, in Box 49, women in the labor movement.

Measurements are of the paper size, unless otherwise noted, and are height x width in centimeters.

Language of Materials

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