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Newly Available Collection: Richard Holberg papers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Richard A. Holberg (1889-1942) was a commercial artist and illustrator, who also illustrated children’s books that were authored by his wife, Ruth Langland Holberg. The collection contains illustrations for Glouster Boy (1940), written by Ruth Holberg and illustrated by Richard Holberg.

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Guide to the Richard Holberg Illustrations

Newly Available Collection: Frank C. Bensing papers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Frank C. Bensing (1893 – ) from Chicago, was an illustrator, designer, and portrait painter, who worked for New York advertising agencies, and was published in popular magazines. The collection (1926-1951) contains professional and personal correspondence, original illustrations, and biographical information.

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Guide to the Frank C. Bensing Papers

Newly Available Collection: Eugene Carr papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Eugene (Gene) Carr (1881-1959) became a commercial artist and cartoonist, and he worked for King Features, McClure’s, and the George Matthew Adams syndicates. The collection contains original cartoons (undated), advertisement sketches, and correspondence.

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Guide to the Eugene Carr Papers

Newly Available Collection: Avery Johnson papers

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Avery Johnson was an illustrator of children’s books. The collection contains pencil, pen, charcoal, and ink illustrations, correspondence, reviews, contracts, agreements, and royalty statements, 1938-1957.

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Guide to the Avery Johnson Papers

Newly Available Collection: U. S. National Recovery Administration. Graphic Arts Regional Code Authority, Oregon records

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On February 17, 1934, President Roosevelt established a code of fair competition for the graphic arts industries by executive order; the regional administer in Oregon was Arne Rae, who was succeeded in January 1935 by Steen M. Johnson. The collection (1930s) contains the records from Arne Rae’s office included minutes, expense accounts, correspondence, copies of the code, schedules, and forms, and bulletins of the Joint National Code Authority.

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Guide to the U. S. National Recovery Administration. Graphic Arts Regional Code Authority, Oregon Records

Newly Available Collection: Edwin Deming papers

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Edwin Willard Deming (1860-1942) was an American sculptor, illustrator and writer who lived among Native American tribes when he was young and then dedicated his career to artistically recording and portraying them accurately and with dignity. The collection consists of his correspondence, drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as anthropological and linguistic material, notes and other documentation of tribes he visited or lived with.

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Guide to the Edwin Deming papers

Newly Available Collection: Carrie K. Sweetser paintings

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Carrie K. Sweetser (1863-1952) was a watercolorist, a life-long diarist, and her botanist husband’s (UO Botany professor, Albert Raddin Sweetser) devoted travel companion. The collection contains watercolor paintings of botany subjects, including wildflowers and fungi.

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Guide to Carrie K. Sweetser Paintings

Exhibit: Vintage editorial cartoons about elections!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The Price of Freedom

Stop by the SCUA hallway today to see some great examples from our collection of original artwork for editorial cartoons. These are poster-sized work, inked onto card stock, from the days when all the drawing, lettering and inking was done by hand.

Many of the visitors to this exhibit come away shaking their heads, because it can seem as if nothing much has changed over the years.  In 1932, Quincy Scott (1882-1965) was worried about Oregon voters who weren’t paying attention to the measures on the ballot. In “The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance,” the background to the conversation shown here has a scene from the Revolutionary War, “1776: We fight for the right to govern ourselves. 1932: We govern ourselves.” Scott  was the editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian from  1931-1949.

We also hold work by Homer Davenport (1867-1912) of Silverton, Oregon, who became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. Davenport started at the Portland Mercury, moved to the San Francisco Examiner, and then was hired by William Randolph Hearst for the New York Journal. Davenport’s attacks on the McKinley campaign and their ties to big business. These cartoons enraged his critics so much that they attempted to pass an anti-cartoon bill through the New York legislature in 1897, but Davenport’s public supporters defeated the legislation.

Compare these cartoons to those you see in today’s newspapers, and you’ll see one huge difference: the amount of text. The visual literacy expectations for the public were much lower, so everything was labeled to make sure the meaning was clear. Here you can see that the Ancient Mariner embodies “Depression Complex” and his deadly weapon is “Voting Without Thinking.” (The dead albatross is “Actual Progress Toward Recovery by the Hoover Administration.”) The title of the cartoon is “The Ancient Marine Made a Mistake.”





Newly available collection: Bullfrog Information Service records

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Bullfrog Information Service was a magazine published in Eugene, Oregon, from June, 1971 till February, 1972, that focused on news and articles for and about the Northwest alternative community. The collection contains correspondence, advertising and distribution records, eight published issues and one unpublished, original illustrations and advertising art, financial records, and unpublished articles and poetry.

Call number: Bx 166

Guide to Bullfrog Information Service Records

Check out: Nancy Gurney papers

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Nancy Gurney (1915-1974) was a writer of children’s books. The collection includes illustrations and manuscripts that reflect her work and collaboration with her husband, Eric Gurney.

Call number: A 310

Guide to the Nancy Gurney Papers