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Guide to the Thomas Cornell Papers, 1961-2012

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Title:
Thomas Cornell papers
Creator:
Cornell, Thomas
ID:
M323
Date [inclusive]:
1961-2012
Extent:
6 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Papers (ca. 1961-2012) of Thomas Cornell, artist and visual arts professor at Bowdoin College, 1962-2012, including: artwork, professional correspondence; subject files concerning curriculum, teaching, administration, and programs in the visual arts at Bowdoin College.
Access Restrictions:

Unprocessed portion of collection is restricted until processed; prints, posters, drawings, and broadsides are available for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Christa Cornell, 2015, 2021

Processing Information:

Posters, prints, broadsides, and drawings available for research.

Papers (ca. 1961-2012) of Thomas Cornell including: artwork, professional correspondence; subject files concerning curriculum, teaching, administration, and programs in the visual arts at Bowdoin College; files documenting Cornell's professional art projects; and information about grants. Papers also include a few original drawings by Cornell, a poem dedicated to Tom Cornell and signed by Anthony Hecht, and a poem (in an edition of 360) signed by May Sarton to Tom and Christa Cornell. Includes drawings made by Cornell of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin during King's speech given at First Parish Church, Brunswick, Maine, May 1964.

Itemised list of artwork prepared by donor available on request; digital photographs of all artwork also provided by donor.

Etching plates

Box 1

Drawings made at Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, First Parish Church, Brunswick, Maine, May 1964

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 1

Prints from two early books done in conjunction with students: Native Americans and Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1964

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 2

Drawing for poster of BCMA exhibit: The Art of Sub-Sahara Africa, 1965

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 3

Civil rights and indigenous prints, 1964-1965

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

French Revolution drawings from sketchbook, 1963

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

French Revolution drawings for Babeuf book

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 6

French Revolution drawings not used in Babeuf book, 1963

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 7

Monkey Book mock-up

Ovsz-Box 1

Broadsides

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 1

Drawings for poster on Civil Rights Forum, portrait of Eugene Baker, 1961-1962

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 2

Posters for Political Forum on Civil Rights and for lecture commemorating Chamberlain's acceptance of surrender, 1965

Ovsz-Box 2
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