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Henry Raleigh Collection


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Biographical Note

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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 6: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Letters written to Henry Raleigh re: his illustrations

Some names may have incorrect spelling; transcribed by donor.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Herbert HooverAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter from Division of Pictorial PublicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter from F. Scott FitzgeraldAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Not original; reproduction
Folder 4: Letters from Liberty Loan CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from Fine Arts Liberty Loan CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter from Treasury DepartmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters from Alfred StieglitzAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Transcribed letters from Alfred StieglitzAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters from Vanity FairAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter from J. Walter Thompson CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Letter from VogueAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Letter from the Butler Art InstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter from Good HousekeepingAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter from Henry Horton RobinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Letter from Eleanor Niuceiu, Mrs. KellyAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Letter from Marjory Stoneman DouglasAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Letter from Lillian FergusonAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Letters from Edwin LeferreAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Letter from Henry A. WiedeAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Letters from Fanny Heaslip LeaAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter from Clyde ForsytheAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter from Turleese Lumis FiskeAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Letter from Elizabeth HepburnAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Letter from Richard Connell, Greens Farm, Conn.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letter from Clara McGuaidAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Letter from Lucy Ford, Mrs. Clyde S. FordAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Letter from Samuel Hopkins AdamsAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Letter from William A. Page, sent to Chas. Dana GibsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Letter from Julian StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Letter from Elizabeth Alexander, Mrs. Norbert HeermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Letter from Harry Leon WilsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Letter from Felas GuimanAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Letter from Fulton B. SurcecAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Letter from Frank CondonAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Letters from Katharine BrushAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Letter from John MarquandAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Letters from Rupert HughesAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Letter from Gelett BurgessAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Letter from Ladies' Home Journal, Art EditorAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Letters from The Saturday Evening Post, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Letters from The Saturday Evening Post, 1938 February-AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Letters from The Saturday Evening Post, 1938 June-AugustAdd 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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