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Bellows Papers, 1899-1962 (Bulk: 1905-1929)
7 archives boxes, 1 records storage carton, 1 flat box, 1 half archives box (7 linear ft.)

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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the George Wesley Bellows Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. No photocopies or other reproductions may be made of Bellows material without the written consent of Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections and to Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

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.

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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the George Wesley Bellows Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. No photocopies or other reproductions may be made of Bellows material without the written consent of Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections and to Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in George Wesley Bellows Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:September 1999, revised
Edited by:Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
Format by:Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Carol Trabulsi, Senior Archives Associate
Doris Chacon '97, Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
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



George Bellows to unknown correspondents; fragments
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows
1905 Nov-1910 Feb 14

Box 1: folder 2
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows
1911 Aug

Box 1: folder 3
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows
1911 Aug 26-1912 Aug 8

Box 1: folder 4
George Bellows to Emma Story Bellows
1917 summer-1923 Mar 2

Box 1: folder 5
George Bellows to others - A-C
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
George Bellows to others - D-G
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
George Bellows to others - H-L
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
George Bellows to others - M-Q
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
George Bellows to others - R-S
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor
1910 Feb 5-1912 Apr 25

Box 1: folder 11
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor
1913 May 24- 1914 Jan 15

Box 1: folder 12
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor
1914 Mar 13-1918 Dec 29

Box 1: folder 13
George Bellows to Joseph Taylor
1919 Aug 13-1922 Mar 16

Box 1: folder 14
George Bellows to others - U-Z
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
Part B: Incoming Correspondence to George Bellows



Unidentified correspondents to George Bellows
n.d.

Box 2: folder 1
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1905 Nov 10-1906 Oct 16

Box 2: folder 2
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1907

Box 2: folder 3
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1908 Jan 1- Aug 29

Box 2: folder 4
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1908 Sept 4-Dec 6

Box 2: folder 5
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1909 Jan 11-Jul 31

Box 2: folder 6
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1910

Box 2: folder 8
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1911 Aug 11-18

Box 2: folder 9
Emma Story Bellows to George Bellows
1911 Aug 19-24

Box 2: folder 10
A - C to George Bellows
n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
D - Z to George Bellows
n.d.

Box 2: folder 12
Sub-series 2: Emma Story Bellows



Emma Story Bellows to unidentified correspondents
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Unidentified, A - B: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
C: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
D - Heineman: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 4
Henri, Marjorie - Henri, Robert: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 5
Houghton - Kraushaar: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
Kroll - L: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 7
M - N: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
O - R: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 9
S: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 10
T - Z: to Emma Story Bellows
n.d.

Box 3: folder 11
Sub-series 3: Jean Bellows Booth



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

Box 3: folder 12
Grant, Charles to Jean Bellows Booth
1962 Mar 31

Box 3: folder 13
Sub-series 4: Anne Bellows Kearney and Jean Bellows Booth



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

Box 3: folder 14
Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous



General and miscellaneous letters
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15
Series 2: Manuscripts



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

George Bellows
Emma Story Bellows
General

Sub-series 1: George Bellows



Miscellaneous manuscripts and fragments
n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
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

Box 4: folder 2
Typescript and manuscript of the speech for the National Arts Club, [1921]
[1921?]

Box 4: folder 3
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

Box 4: folder 4
Three typescripts: Autobiography; "Primer of Dynamic Symmetry" by Jay Hambridge with separate diagram; Articles for Vanity Fair
1920 Nov

Box 4: folder 5
Sub-series 2: Emma Story Bellows



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

Box 4: folder 6
Miscellaneous manuscripts on Bellows and his work
n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Sub-section 3: General



Anonymous and miscellaneous manuscripts and typescripts
n.d.

Box 4: folder 8
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.

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

Box 4: folder 9
Information and papers pertaining to the legal case against P. F. Collier & Son Co.
n.d.

Box 4: folder 10
Stories and articles concerning George Bellows
n.d.

Box 4: folder 11
Exhibition brochures
n.d.

Box 4: folder 12
Newspaper clippings
n.d.

Box 4: folder 13
Newspaper clippings
n.d.

Box 4: folder 14
Newspaper clippings
n.d.

Box 4: folder 15
Assorted newsclippings, obituaries, exhibition reviews
1921, 1925

Box 9: folder 2
Dance cards of George and Emma Bellows
n.d.

Box 4: folder 16
The Enjoyer, a magazine by Jean Bellows
n.d.

Box 4: folder 17
The Story Teller
n.d.

Box 4: folder 18
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 4: folder 19
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.

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

Box 5a: folder 1-7
George Bellows - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 1
George Bellows with others - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 2
Emma Bellows - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 3
Anne and Jean Bellows - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Places and photos of paintings - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5
Miscellaneous - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Duplicates and negatives - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 1
n.d.

Box 5a: folder 8-10
Photograph Album 1 - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 1-3
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 2
n.d.

Box 6a: folder 1-4
Photograph Album 2 - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 4-7
Photocopies of Box 6, Photograph Album 3
n.d.

Box 6a: folder 5
Photograph Album 3 - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 8-10
Photocopies of unidentified daguerreotypes
n.d.

Box 6a: folder 6
Unidentified daguerreotypes in leather case - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
Photocopies of Box 7, Photograph Album 4
n.d.

Box 6a: folder 7-11
Wrapped package of Photograph Album 4 and folder with loose photographs removed from Photograph Album 4 - (use photocopies first)
n.d.

Box 7: folder 2
Photographed pages of scrapbook
n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
Photograph, Columbia basketball team, New York City;
1906-1908

Box 9: folder 1
Photograph, Columbus, Ohio Y.M.C.A. basketball team (Bellows-right forward);
[1902 - 1903]

Box 9: folder 1
Photograph, Ohio State University baseball team
1903

Box 9: folder 1
Photographs: George Bellows Jr. (2), Anna Bellows (1), George Bellows Sr. (1) (Michaels Gift 1992.)
n.d.

Box 9: folder 7
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.

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

Box 8: folder 1
The Makio, the yearbook of Ohio State University containing Bellow's varsity participation and one caricature of Bellows.
1905

Box 8: folder 2
The Masses containing "The Novia" by Bellows, p. 15
1917 Feb

Box 8: folder 3a
The Century, containing drawing by Bellows for "The Wake at Ardee", a story by Donne Byrne, pp. 97-116
1922 May

Box 8: folder 3b
The Century, containing drawings by Bellows for "The Valley of the Black Pig", a story by Donne Byrne, pp. 602-623
1922 Aug

Box 8: folder 4
Arthur B. Davis: Essays on the Man and his Art, The Phillips Publications, No. 3
1924

Box 8: folder 5
Box for The Paintings of George Bellows with annotation "The Makio", Ohio State University, illustrated by Geo. Bellows, Class of 1904
n.d.

Box 8: folder 9a
Series 6: Medals



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

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

Box 8: folder 6
Panama-Pacific-International Exposition, San Francisco Medal of Honor
1915

Box 8: folder 6
The Art Institute of Chicago, the Norman Wait Harris Prize
1915, 1921

Box 8: folder 7
The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Logan Medal
1923

Box 8: folder 8
Concord Art Association, Medal of Honor
1924

Box 8: folder 8
The American Artists Professional League for American Art
1954

Box 8: folder 9
Series 7: Scrapbooks



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

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

Box 9: folder 3
Photocopies of scrapbook in Box 9, Folder 4
original [c.1907 - 1913]

Box 9: folder 5
Scrapbook - newspaper articles, reviews, cartoons - (use photocopies first)
[c.1907 - 1913]

Box 9: folder 4
[Bellows] sketch removed from scrapbook
n.d.

Box 9: folder 6

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Bellows, George, 1882-1925.
  • Ohio State University.
  • Painters--United States--Sources.
  • Painting, American--20th century--Sources.

Contributors
  • Bellows, Emma S. (Emma Louise Story)
  • Booth, Jean Bellows.
  • Henri, Robert, 1865-1929.
  • Kearney, Anne Bellows.

Genre terms
  • Medals.


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