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Henry Raleigh Collection


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Framed Illustrations

Loose Original Works of Art

Magazine Tearsheets





Personal Scrapbook

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Henry Raleigh Collection, 1910-1940 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Washington University Special Collections Staff

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Raleigh Collection, 1910-1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MGHL/mghl00026

Primary Creator: Raleigh, Henry (1880-1945)

Extent: 162.0 Linear Feet


Items are arranged by material type.

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Framed illustrations

- Sub Series 1: Framed original illustrations

- Sub Series 2: Framed reproductions of published illustrations

- Sub Series 3: Framed engravings and lithographs

- Sub Series 4: Framed war posters

- Sub Series 5: Framed concept sketches

Series 2: Loose Original Works of Art

- Sub Series 1: Concept sketches

- Sub Series 2: Etchings and lithographs

Series 3: Magazine Tear Sheets

Series 4: Periodicals

Series 5: Books

Series 6: Correspondence

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Scrapbook

Date Acquired: 04/06/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Advertising -- Clothing and dress -- Periodicals., Advertising--Fashion, Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976--Characters, Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940--Characters, Illustration of books, Magazine Illustration, Magazine illustration--20th century, War, Zines.

Forms of Material: Clothing and dress -- Periodicals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes original artwork and published materials in various formats by Henry Raleigh, mainly dating between 1910 and 1940.

Collection Historical Note

Henry Raleigh was an American Illustrator, active between 1910-1940. Known as the Gatsby Era Story Illustrator (Chris Raleigh), Henry created illustrations for many well-known authors for books and magazines, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and H.G. Wells. Raleigh started off as a newspaper artist, but later became widely respected and sought after for his unique and distinct style of illustration. He also created several posters for WWI. By his 25th year as an illustrator, he had completed over 20,000 illustrations, and did very well for himself during the Depression.

Biographical Note

Henry Raleigh was an American Illustrator active between 1910-1940. Working during the Golden Age of American Story Illustrator, he was known as the "Gatsby Era Story Illustrator", producing over 20,000 illustrations.

Subject/Index Terms

Advertising -- Clothing and dress -- Periodicals.
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976--Characters
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940--Characters
Illustration of books
Magazine Illustration
Magazine illustration--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: This collection was purchased by the Modern Graphic History Library from Chris Raleigh in April 2015. In addition to purchasing the collection, select items were also donated.

Related Materials: The Walt Reed Illustration Archive: contains original artwork, periodicals and tear sheets of Henry Raleigh's illustrations. For more information please see http://archon.wulib.wustl.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=776&q=.

Preferred Citation: Henry Raleigh Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: The collection was processed by Alexis Peregoy in October 2015.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was entered into Archon by Alexis Peregoy in November 2015.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Framed Illustrations],
[Series 2: Loose Original Works of Art],
[Series 3: Magazine Tearsheets],
[Series 4: Periodicals],
[Series 5: Books],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
[Series 7: Photographs],
[Series 8: Personal Scrapbook],

Series 8: Personal ScrapbookAdd to your cart.

Pages from Henry's personal scrapbook includes awards, photographs, articles, letters, event programs, and cuts of published illustrations.

Majority of items in this series are in fragile condition.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Event Programs, Exhibition PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: News clippings, press releasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: News clippings, press releasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Cut illustrations, clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Framed Illustrations],
[Series 2: Loose Original Works of Art],
[Series 3: Magazine Tearsheets],
[Series 4: Periodicals],
[Series 5: Books],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
[Series 7: Photographs],
[Series 8: Personal Scrapbook],

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