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John Alden Carpenter collection, 1891-1961

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BOX 3, 10-11 Photographs and Artwork, 1891-1961
Of particular note are the numerous photographs and watercolors of the sets and costumes of Carpenter's stage productions. These include photographs of the shadow puppets from Krazy Kat and of both stage designs and stagings of the Birthday of the Infanta. In addition, there are numerous ink and watercolor sketches by Robert Edmund Jones of costume designs from Birthday of the Infanta. Two charcoal drawings of Carpenter in the collection are also by Jones.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 3/33, 10/3 John Alden Carpenter alone
BOX-FOLDER 3/34, 10/3a John Alden Carpenter and others
BOX-FOLDER 3/35 Family of John Alden Carpenter
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Birthday of the Infanta [production stills, set designs]
BOX-FOLDER 3/36, 10/4a Krazy Kat [production stills]
BOX-FOLDER 3/37 Skyscrapers
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Birthday of the Infanta - Sketches for costumes (pencil, ink and paint)
BOX-FOLDER 10/6 Robert Edmund Jones. 2 portraits of John Alden Carpenter (charcoal)
BOX-FOLDER 11/1 Santa Claus graphic (in color, printed on board (oversize))
BOX 10-11 Certificates and Honors, 1921-1961
Carpenter was a highly successful composer in his day, being named a Knight of the French Legion of Honor (1921) and receiving such honors as the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He also received honorary degrees from Harvard University, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin, and the American Conservatory of Music.
Arranged by genre.
Degree certificates from:
BOX-FOLDER 11/2 American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL (oversize)
BOX-FOLDER 11/3 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (oversize)
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Membership certificates from:
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Honors from:
BOX-FOLDER 11/4 French Legion of Honor (oversize)
BOX-FOLDER 11/5 Unidentified (Slavic language) (oversize)
BOX 3 Programs, 1913-1961
Programs of performances.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 3/38 Programs, 1913-1961 (formerly in scrapbooks)
BOX 11-12 Scrapbooks, 1900-1961
Scrapbooks (oversize) which include letters, telegrams, programs, photographs, and clippings. Please note: the scrapbook in box 12 is in very fragile condition and cannot be served.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 12 1900-1933
NOTE: in extremely fragile condition, do not serve to researchers.
BOX-FOLDER 11/6 1914-1942
BOX-FOLDER 11/7 1943-1961
BOX 10 Clippings, 1891-1961
Miscellaneous clippings from newspapers and other periodicals.
Arranged by format.
BOX-FOLDER 10/8 Miscellaneous clippings from newspapers and other periodicals

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