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William Innes Homer

1895 - 1970

Manuscript Collection Number: 04-119, 02-38, 01-49, 00-20, 99-55
Extent: total: 20.2 linear ft. (04-119: 2.5 linear ft.; 02-38: .1 linear ft.; 01-49: .4 linear ft.; 00-20: 6.2 linear ft.; 99-55: 11 linear ft.)
Content: magazines, monographs, catalogs, photographs, newspaper clippings, playbills, research notebooks, slides, books, scrapbook..
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.

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Biographical Note

Art historian William Innes Homer is H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Delaware. His research includes work on American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder and Thomas Eakins, and Photo Secessionists Alfred Stieglitz, Getrude Käasebier, Clarence White, and others.

Scope and Content Note

The William Innes Homer papers consist of 20.2 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1895-1970. It is a research collection of monographs, catalogs, magazines, and other ephemeral material that represents trends in art and design as well as the art of photography in the early decades of the twentieth century. Artists and styles represented include Joan Sloan; American dadists; Italian Futurist painters; "modern" artists Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Madest, Miro, and Picasso; and Beaux Arts architects. Included in the collection are important ephemeral pieces such as a 1914 publisher's prospectus from Galerie Vollard for work by Paul Cezanne; a 1913 prospectus for the new Albert and Charles Boni magazine The Glebe; and a brochure, with commentary by Getrude Traubel, for a 1919 painting and sculpture exhibition at the Macdowell Club in New York. The collection includes representative early photography magazines and extensive files related to Homer's research on Stieglitz and the Photo Secessionists.


Contents List

This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian for further assistance. A preliminary list of periodicals from Accession 04-119 appears below.

William Innes Homer Papers

Acc. 04-119 | October 2004

Temporary Container List - Periodical Titles only

Box 1

Bulletin of Photography. Bartlett, John. Vol. 1 no.2. Philadelphia: 1907.
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin. Chandler, Chas and Frederick J. Harrison. Vol. 26. New York: E.& H.T. Anthony & Co., 1895.
Die Photographische Kunst Im Jahre 1906.
Die Photographische Kunst Im Jahre 1908.
Die Photo-Woche. 19 November 1910
Art in Photography: With Selected Examples of European and American Work. Holme, Charles., ed. London: The Studio, 1905. (2 copies)
Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Monroe, Harriet. Vol. 33 no. 1. Chicago, 1928.
Monthly Illustrator for the First Quarter of 1895. Vol. 3. New York: Harry C. Jones, 1895.
Monthly Illustrator for the First Quarter of 1895. Vol. 4. New York: Harry C. Jones, 1895.
Photograms of the Year. London: Dawbsrn & Ward, Ltd., 1899.
Photograms of the Year. London: Dawbsrn & Ward, Ltd., 1900.

Box 2

Photographic Times, The. Vol.31. New York: The Photographic Times Publishing Association, 1899.
Photographic Topics. vol. 7 no.12. New York, 1909.
The New Pictoralist Bulletins: A Textbook of Classic Photography. Romney, Edward H. Vol.1 to Vol. 5 no. 4 1973.
The American Annual of Photography. Tennant, John A. New York: Tennant and Ward, 1908.
Woodbury, Walter E. Photography and Photographic Times. New York: The Scovill and Adams Company of New York. 1900

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