Abner Dean papers, 1926 - 1981Manuscript ML-44

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Title:

Abner Dean papers, 1926 - 1981

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-44

Collection Dates:

1926 - 1981

Size of Collection:

40 boxes (60 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Abner Dean (1910-1982), cartoonist. Dartmouth College Class of 1931. Consist of sketches, plaster and wooden sculptures, advertising layouts, printed illustrations,pamphlets, programs, book jackets, newspapers and newspaper clippings relating to his career as a cartoonist, commercial artist and inventor. Copies of articles, book jackets and manuscripts with his illustrations are also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Abner Dean contain manuscripts, advertisements, artwork including sketches, wooden and plaster sculptures, painted wooden buttons and paintings, illustrations of books, book jackets, magazines and articles, photographs, programs, clippings, pamphlets, newspapers and cartoons, as well as examples of his work with the Printer's Devil Press and a 35 mm film entitled "Too True To Be good". The materials detail his prolific work as a cartoonist, commercial artist, sculptor and inventor.

Biography

Abner Dean was born on March 18, 1910, in New York City. He attended the National Academy of Art in 1927, before entering Dartmouth College from which he graduated in 1931. Dean's artistic career began during his undergraduate years at Dartmouth when he was the first sophomore ever to be elected art editor of the "Jack-O-Lantern" and he won first prize in "College Humor Magazine's" National College Comic Artist competition. He also founded Printer's Devil Press with Frank B. Cornell while still as student in 1930. After graduation, he became a freelance artist and his cartoons began appearing in "Esquire," "Collier's," "The New Yorker," and "Life" magazines. His first book of cartoons "It's A Long Way To Heaven" was published in 1945, followed by "What Am I doing Here" in 1945 and "On The Eighth Day" in 1949. In the 1970's Dean invented an industrial building system assembly and a multilevel folding table. Abner Dean died on June 30, 1982 in New York City.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1926-1981

Manuscripts, magazines, advertisements, book jackets and newspaper articles featuring Dean cartoons, as well as paintings, clippings, programs, pamphlets, prints, photographs and sketches.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1935-1960

Advertisements - Book Mss: "Wake Me When It's Over"

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Advertisements: Aetna Insurance Group: Layouts, 1940-1944
  • Folder: 2, Advertisements: Aetna Insurance Group: Layouts, 1945-1949
  • Folder: 3, Advertisements: Insurance Group: Layouts, 1950-1955
  • Folder: 4, Advertisements: Aetna Insurance Group: Layouts, undated
  • Folder: 5, Advertisements: Aetna Insurance Group: Magazine: "The Messenger," Autumn, 1943
  • Folder: 6, Advertisements: Article: The "Flying Carpet" of Today Means Controlled Safety and Smooth Riding, by Siler Freeman; in an ad for the National Safety Council, 1958
  • Folder: 7, Advertisements: The Blue Network, Blue Network Company, a Radio Corp. of America service, undated
  • Folder: 8, Advertisements: Burlington Mills, in "Women's Wear," July 27, 1954
  • Folder: 9, Advertisements: Femme and Moustache colognes; glossies, paste-ups and proofs, undated
  • Folder: 10, Advertisements: Gripper Fasteners, Scovill Manufacturing Co.; in "Life," May 31, 1948
  • Folder: 11, Advertisements: Huyler's Stores, Chicago, Illinois, undated
  • Folder: 12, Advertisements: John Jameson Whiskey, W. A. Taylor and Co., New York, 1954
  • Folder: 13, Advertisements: Kellogg's Wheat Pops, Kellogg's Co., 1941
  • Folder: 14, Advertisements: Kolantyl, Merrill-National Ltd., London, undated
  • Folder: 15, Advertisements: Movie ads, undated
  • Folder: 16, Advertisements: Old Gold cigarettes, Lorillard Co.; illustrations, undated
  • Folder: 17, Advertisements: Old Gold cigarettes, Lorillard Co.; newspaper proofs, undated
  • Folder: 18, Advertisements: Old Smuggler Whiskey, W. A. Taylor and Co., New York, undated
  • Folder: 19, Advertisements: Owen-Fields, Inc., undated
  • Folder: 20, Advertisements: Pfizer college placement ad; Charles Pfizer and Co., Inc., New York, undated
  • Folder: 21, Advertisements: R. H. Macy and Co., New York, undated
  • Folder: 22, Advertisements: School Art League, New York, 1935-1937
  • Folder: 23, Advertisements: Seagram Distillers Corporation, New York, undated
  • Folder: 24, Advertisements: Ship 'n' Shore Sportswear, undated
  • Folder: 25, Advertisements: Sonotone Hearing Aids, undated
  • Folder: 26, Advertisements: "Time" Magazine in the "New York Times," November 18, 1957
  • Folder: 27, Advertisements: Underwood-Elliott-Fisher Co., typewriters, undated
  • Folder: 28, Advertisements: Upjohn Co., Orinase series, 1958-1960
  • Folder: 29, Biography, for use in America's Young Men, Vol. Ill; printer's proof, 1938-1939
  • Folder: 30, Book jackets: "Abner Dean's Naked People," by Abner Dean; final design, undated
  • Folder: 31, Book jackets: "And On The Eighth Day," by Abner Dean; original drawings, undated
  • Folder: 32, Book jackets: "And On The Eighth Day," by Abner Dean; proofs, undated
  • Folder: 33, Book jackets: "The Book of the It," by George Groddeck; watercolor sketches and proofs, undated
  • Folder: 34, Book jackets: "Cave Drawings For the Future," by Abner Dean; final design, 1954
  • Folder: 35, Book jackets: "Cave Drawings For the Future," by Abner Dean; original drawings, 1954
  • Folder: 36, Book jackets: "Cave Drawings For the Future," by Abner Dean; proofs, 1954
  • Folder: 37, Book jackets: "Come As You Are," by Abner Dean; end papers, undated
  • Folder: 38, Book jackets: "Come As You Are," by Abner Dean; final design, undated
  • Folder: 39, Book jackets: "Come As You Are," by Abner Dean; proofs, undated
  • Folder: 40, Book jackets: "Eros and Civilization," by Herbert Marcuse; proofs, undated
  • Folder: 41, Book jackets: "It's A Long Way To Heaven," by Abner Dean; final design, 1945
  • Folder: 42, Book jackets: "It's A Long Way To Heaven," by Abner Dean; proofs, 1945
  • Folder: 43, Book jackets: Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 44, Book jackets: "Not Far From The Jungle," by Abner Dean; cover design, undated
  • Folder: 45, Book jackets: "Not Far From The Jungle," by Abner Dean; end papers, undated
  • Folder: 46, Book jackets: "Not Far From The Jungle," by Abner Dean; final design,, undated
  • Folder: 47, Book jackets: "Not Far From The Jungle, by Abner Dean; original drawings, undated
  • Folder: 48, Book jackets: "Wake Me When It's Over, by Abner Dean; end papers, undated
  • Folder: 49, Book jackets: "What Am I Doing Here?" by Abner Dean; original drawing and proof, undated
  • Folder: 50, Book Mss: "And On the Eighth Day"; pages from the book, pasted up, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 51, Book Mss: "Cave Drawings For The Future"; pages from the book, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 52, Book Mss: "Come As You Are"; pages from the book, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 53, Book Mss: "It's A Long Way To Heaven"; pages from the book, undated
  • Folder: 54, Book Mss: "Not Far From The Jungle"; first eight (8) drawings, undated
  • Folder: 55, Book Mss: "Not Far From The Jungle"; pages from the book, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 56, Book Mss: "Not Far From The Jungle"; verses, carbon copy,, undated
  • Folder: 57, Book Mss: "Wake Me When It's Over"; compositor's dummy, undated
  • Folder: 58, Book Mss: "Wake Me When It's Over"; illustration pages, undated

Box: 2, Dates: circa 1934-1968

Book Mss: "Wake Me When It's Over" - Cartoons

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Book Mss:"Wake Me When It's Over"; manuscript and layout in codex form, undated
  • Folder: 2, Book Mss: "Wake Me When It's Over"; verses, carbon copy, undated
  • Folder: 3, Book Mss:"What Am I Doing Here?"; notebook containing Dean's analyses of cartoons used in the book, undated
  • Folder: 4, Book Mss:"What Am I Doing Here?"; pages from the book I, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 5, Book Mss:"What Am I Doing Here?"; pages from the book II, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 6, Building system; Number of pieces of material in section of the building model, sizes, and thickness measurements, undated
  • Folder: 7, Cards made from Dean's cartoons; created by "Bernad," Yonkers, New York, undated
  • Folder: 8, Caricatures and sketched portraits of Abner Dean9, undated
  • Folder: 9, Caricatures, misc., undated
  • Folder: 10, Cartoons: Black and white sketches for "Johnson and Johnson Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 11, Cartoons:Black and white sketches for the "New York Times Magazine," primarily political and American scene cartoons, I, undated
  • Folder: 12, Cartoons:Black and white sketches for the "New York Times Magazine," primarily political and American scene cartoons, II, undated
  • Folder: 13, Cartoons:Black and white sketches for the "New York Times Magazine," primarily political and American scene cartoons, III, undated
  • Folder: 14, Cartoons: Colored sketches for "American Cyanamid Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 15, Cartoons: Cover design for "American Legion Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 16, Cartoons: Editorial cartoons, drawn for API, undated
  • Folder: 17, Cartoons: Elf bartender, undated
  • Folder: 18, Cartoons: Intended for publication in the "American Journal of Nursing", undated
  • Folder: 19, Cartoons: Large woman and tiny man in series of sketches, 1934
  • Folder: 20, Cartoons:Men in various poses and attitudes, undated
  • Folder: 21, Cartoons: Notebook of rough watercolor sketches, some later used in Dean's books, undated
  • Folder: 22, Cartoons: Published work in "Collier's Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 23, Cartoons: Published work in "Medical World News", undated
  • Folder: 24, Cartoons: Published work in "Medical World News," with transparencies, undated
  • Folder: 25, Cartoons: Published work in The New Yorker; January 2, 1968
  • Folder: 26, Cartoons: Rough and finished drawings from a "Pageant" article on verbal communication, undated
  • Folder: 27, Cartoons: Rough drawings considered for use in Dean's books I, undated

Box: 3, Dates: 1929-1975

Cartoons - Illustrations

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Cartoons: Rough drawings considered for use in Dean's books II, undated
  • Folder: 2, Cartoons: Schmoo-like figures, undated
  • Folder: 3, Cartoons:Series: "Fallen Angel", 1955
  • Folder: 4, Cartoons: Series: "One Damn Foot After Another"; published copy, source unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 5, Cartoons: Series: "One Damn Foot After Another"; rough drawings, undated
  • Folder: 6, Cartoons: Series:" Poker Players", undated
  • Folder: 7, Cartoons: Series:"TV Viewers"; rough and finished sketches, undated
  • Folder: 8, Cartoons: Series: Untitled, undated
  • Folder: 9, Cartoons: Series:"Waking Up", undated
  • Folder: 10, Cartoons: Series: Watercolor or color wash background sketches for the" Elks Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 11, Christmas card designed for Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., undated
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, 1940-1945
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, 1955-1975
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 15, Crossword puzzles, undated
  • Folder: 16, Dartmouth College: Advertisements, undated
  • Folder: 17, Dartmouth College: Covers for programs of events in Hanover and at the College, 1929
  • Folder: 18, Dartmouth College: Football program covers, 1929-1930
  • Folder: 19, Dartmouth College: Greeting Cards, undated
  • Folder: 20, Dartmouth College: Illustrations for the "Arts Quarterly," June, 1931
  • Folder: 21, Dartmouth College: Magazine cover: "Psi Epsilon", undated
  • Folder: 22, Dartmouth College: Magazine and program logos, undated
  • Folder: 23, Dartmouth College: Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 24, Ethel Dean: Pen and ink sketch of a flower arrangement, undated
  • Folder: 25, Illustrations: Articles: "Amanda," by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding; in "Collier's" Magazine, January 26, 1952
  • Folder: 26, Illustrations: Articles: "Ambitious Mothers: Hollywood Headache," by Arthur Marx; in "Collier's" Magazine, August 2, 1952
  • Folder: 27, Illustrations: Articles: "America's Smart Set," by Jhan and June Robbins; in "This Week," June 25, 1950
  • Folder: 28, Illustrations: Articles: "Breaking Through the Medications Mystique," by Myra E. Levine; in "American Journal of Nursing," April, 1970
  • Folder: 29, Illustrations: Articles: "Cannibals in the Capitol," by Scott W. Lucas; in "This Week," June 27, 1948
  • Folder: 30, Illustrations: Articles: "Clinical and Administrative Judgment," by Marjorie Ramphal; in "American Journal of Nursing," September , 1972
  • Folder: 31, Illustrations: Articles: "Colloquy in Wisconsin," by Sargent Armstrong; in "Stage", undated
  • Folder: 32, Illustrations: Articles:"Confessions of a Television Writer," by William Fay; in "Elks" Magazine , undated
  • Folder: 33, Illustrations: Articles: "The Cult of Culture," by Elaine Kendall; in "Show Magazine," March , 1965
  • Folder: 34, Illustrations: Articles: "Democracy By Dissent," by Erie Stanley Gardner; in "This Week," October 2, 1949
  • Folder: 35, Illustrations: Articles: "The Doctor-Nurse Game," by Leonard I. Stein; in "American Journal of Nursing," January, 1968
  • Folder: 36, Illustrations: Articles: "Doctor-Nurse Teamwork," author unidentified; in "American Journal of Nursing," October , 1967
  • Folder: 37, Illustrations: Articles: "Do You Really Play Golf?," by Joseph C. Dey, Jr.; in "Collier's" Magazine, July 8, 1955
  • Folder: 38, Illustrations: Articles: "Exercise and Live Better," by Robert Froman; in "Elks Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 39, Illustrations: Articles: "Expert Finds Legal Threat in Formulary System," author unidentified; in "Medical World News," September 17, 1965
  • Folder: 40, Illustrations: Articles: "The Failure of Marxism," by John Dos Passos; in "Life", undated
  • Folder: 41, Illustrations: Articles: "Gaps in Doctor-Patient Communication," by Ethel K. Gozzi, Marie J. Morris and Barbara M. Korsch; in "American Journal of Nursing," March, 1948
  • Folder: 42, Illustrations: Articles: "Historian's Nightmare," by Henry F. Pringle; in "This Week," May 2, 1948
  • Folder: 43, Illustrations: Articles:"How To Play the Consumer Game," author unidentified; in "American Cyanamid Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 44, Illustrations: Articles: "I'll Take 1951!," by Morton M. Hunt; in "This Week," December 31, 1950
  • Folder: 45, Illustrations: Articles: Incomplete, untitled article about underclothes through the ages, author unidentified; in "Collier's Magazine," December 8, 1951
  • Folder: 46, Illustrations: Articles: "Indoctrination of the New Physician," by K. Miller; in "Johnson and Johnson Profiles," Spring , 1965
  • Folder: 47, Illustrations: Articles: "Intimate Views of TV Interviewers," by Abner Dean; source unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 48, Illustrations: Articles: "The Intransigent Patient," author unidentified; in "American Journal of Nursing," October, 1970
  • Folder: 49, Illustrations: Articles: "Life Among the Pioneers," by H. Allen Smith; in "Saturday Evening Post", undated
  • Folder: 50, Illustrations: Articles: "Look Who's Looking At TV!," by Abner Dean; in "Pageant," September, 1958
  • Folder: 51, Illustrations: Articles: "Make Up Your Mind, Uncle Sam," by George Soloveytchik; In "This Week," July 24, 1949
  • Folder: 52, Illustrations: Articles: "The Master Politician," by Ernest Haveman; in "Life", undated
  • Folder: 53, Illustrations: Articles: "Memorable Wildfowling Days," by Dan Holland; in "Elks Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 54, Illustrations: Articles: "Moral for March 15: You Can't Win," by Ernest Haveman; in "Life," March 6, 1950
  • Folder: 55, Illustrations: Articles: "1976: The Year We Lost Our Independence," by Robert B. Taylor, M.D.; in "Medical Economics," November 22, 1971
  • Folder: 56, Illustrations: Articles: "Nurse Clinicians in Industry," by Josephine A. Cipolla and Gilbert H. Collings; in "American Journal of Nursing," August, 1971
  • Folder: 57, Illustrations: Articles: "Nurse Manpower," by Eugene Levine; in "American Journal of Nursing," February , 1969
  • Folder: 58, Illustrations: Articles: "Off With Her Head! Off--!," by Kathryn Halene Knicely; in "American Journal of Nursing," December , 1969
  • Folder: 59, Illustrations: Articles: "One Damn Foot After Another;" in "Venture" , undated
  • Folder: 60, Illustrations: Articles: "Other End of the Stethoscope," by Michael O'Donnell, M.D.; in "Family Health Preview Issue", undated
  • Folder: 61, Illustrations: Articles: "Physicians Can Manage Realty to Gain Real Tax Relief," author unidentified; in "Medical World News," May 14, 1965
  • Folder: 62, Illustrations: Articles: "Psychopates," by Abner Dean; in "Pageant," May , 1959
  • Folder: 63, Illustrations: Articles: "A Rationale For Assignments," by Marjorie Ramphal; in "American Journal of Nursing," August, 1967
  • Folder: 64, Illustrations: Articles: "Role Bargaining For Working Wives," by Virginia S. Cleland; in "American Journal of Nursing", undated
  • Folder: 65, Illustrations: Articles: "The Run That Rattled," in "The Flying Red Horse Magazine, undated
  • Folder: 66, Illustrations: Articles: "The Shape of Man To Come," by Sir Julian Huxley; in "Medical World News," January 17, 1964
  • Folder: 67, Illustrations: Articles: "The Short-Short Story of Mankind," by John Steinbeck in "Playboy", undated
  • Folder: 68, Illustrations: Articles: "Speaking of Pictures…," author unidentified; in "Life", undated
  • Folder: 69, Illustrations: Articles: "The Strange World of 1984" author unidentified; in "Life," July 16, 1949
  • Folder: 70, Illustrations: Articles: "Switch Off, Tune In, Turn On," by Betty L. Cuthbert; in "American Journal of Nursing," June, 1969
  • Folder: 71, Illustrations: Articles: "Three Factors That Affect Practice: Communications, Assignments, Attitudes," by Charlotte Theis and Helen Harrington; in "American Journal of Nursing" July, 1968
  • Folder: 72, Illustrations: Articles: "The Two Languages of Nursing and Medicine," by Joan E. Lynaugh and Barbara Bates; in "American Journal of Nursing," January, 1973
  • Folder: 73, Illustrations: Articles: "Uncertain Hero," by Louis Lyndon; in "Woman's Home Companion," November, 1956
  • Folder: 74, Illustrations: Articles: "What Have I Learned From Men?," by Michael Drury; in "Woman's Home Companion," May, 1956
  • Folder: 75, Illustrations: Articles: "What To Do About Thirst," by Mary Fenton; in "American Journal of Nursing," May, 1969
  • Folder: 76, Illustrations: Articles: "What You Don't Know About Our Presidents," by George Stimpson; in "Collier's" Magazine, March 8, 1952
  • Folder: 77, Illustrations: Articles: "Where Does This Go?," by Parke Cummings; in "Collier's" Magazine, May 31, 1952
  • Folder: 78, Illustrations: Articles: "Wild, Wild Pheasant," by Ted Trueblood; in "Elks Magazine", undated
  • Folder: 79, Illustrations: Articles: "Will Germs Strike Back?," by Hilary Koprowski, M.D.; in "Medical World News," January 31, 1964
  • Folder: 80, Illustrations: Books: "Cave Drawings For The Future"; camera-ready paste-ups, undated
  • Folder: 81, Illustrations: Books: "Come As You Are"; rough drawings, undated
  • Folder: 82, Illustrations: Books: "Not Far From The Jungle"; rough drawings and verses, incomplete, undated
  • Folder: 83, Illustrations: Books: "The Relations Explosion," by William L. Safire; tear-sheets, 1963
  • Folder: 84, Illustrations: Brochures:"Culbertson on Contract," by Horace A. Quimby, undated
  • Folder: 85, Illustrations: Brochures: "+5," by Dick Holbrook, Abner Dean, Frank McCord and Bob Baumrucker, for the Class of 1931 Reunion, 1936
  • Folder: 86, Illustrations: Brochures: "The Things We Know That Are Not So," by Fred G. Clark and Richard Stanton Rimanoczy, 1959
  • Folder: 87, Cartoon features by Abner Dean: "The Hand-Off Play"; in "Esquire", undated
  • Folder: 88, Cartoon features by Abner Dean:"Loose Tongues"; in "Esquire", undated
  • Folder: 89, Cartoon features by Abner Dean: "Pipefuls of Personality"; in "Esquire," March, 1936
  • Folder: 90, Cartoon features by Abner Dean: "Psychopates"; in "Look", undated
  • Folder: 91, Cartoon features by Abner Dean: "A Salute To The Four Seasons," with Ogden Nash; in "Esquire," August, 1935
  • Folder: 92, Cartoon features by Abner Dean: "When Is A Dream Car?"; in "Ladies Home Journal", undated
  • Folder: 93, Column entitled ...Every Other Friday, author unidentified; in "Medical World News", undated
  • Folder: 94, Magazine Work: "College Humor"; cartoons, caricatures, drawings, 1932-1933
  • Folder: 95, Magazine Work: "Common Sense"; drawings, circa 1933-1934
  • Folder: 96, Magazine Work: "Cosmopolitan"; cartoon, undated
  • Folder: 97, Magazine Work: "Esquire"; cartoons, 1937-1939
  • Folder: 98, Magazine Work: "Fiction Parade"; cartoon, 1935
  • Folder: 99, Magazine Work: "Flair"; cartoons, final issue, undated
  • Folder: 100, Magazine Work: "Life"; photostats of drawings , undated
  • Folder: 101, Magazine Work: "Modern Youth"; misc. drawings, undated
  • Folder: 102, Magazine Work: "Movie Classic"; cartoon, 1933
  • Folder: 103, Magazine Work: "Newsweek"; cartoons, 1959-1966
  • Folder: 104, Magazine Work: "Redbook"; cartoon, undated
  • Folder: 105, Magazine Work: "Screenland"; caricatures, 1934
  • Folder: 106, Magazine Work: "This Week"; cartoons, 1948
  • Folder: 107, Magazine Work: "University"; mastheads, 1933
  • Folder: 108, Magazine Work: "Woman's Home Companion"; cartoons, 1956
  • Folder: 109, Menu: Reunion of Executives Dinner, Standard Oil Co., New Jersey, 1960
  • Folder: 110, Misc. illustrations from "American Journal of Nursing", undated

Box: 4, Dates: 1933-1976

Illustrations - Magazines

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Misc. illustrations from medical journals, undated
  • Folder: 2, Misc. material from "Life" magazine, undated3
  • Folder: 3, "New York Times" and New "York Times Magazine", 1941-1949
  • Folder: 4, "New York Times" and New "York Times Magazine", 1955-1959
  • Folder: 5, "New York Times" and New "York Times Magazine", 1960-1965
  • Folder: 6, "New York Times" and New "York Times Magazine", 1972
  • Folder: 7, Newspapers: "The American Weekly", 1955-1959
  • Folder: 8, Newspapers: "Journal-American Pictorial Review", 1945-1946
  • Folder: 9, Newspapers: "Journal-American Saturday Home Magazine"; April 16, 1938
  • Folder: 10, Newspapers: "New York Herald Tribune", 1957-1958
  • Folder: 11, Newspapers: "Today's Living," December 23, 1956
  • Folder: 12, Original drawings used in "The Strange World of 1984," author unidentified; in "Life," July 16, 1949
  • Folder: 13, Pamphlets: All About Wool, by the Wool Bureau, Inc., undated
  • Folder: 14, Pamphlets: Travel Tips, by Abner Dean; published by Bloomingdale Bros.; New York, 1953
  • Folder: 15, Pamphlets: What It Takes To Be A "Pro," by A. F. Frazier, 1958
  • Folder: 16, Sketches to illustrate an article by Lowell Thomas, undated
  • Folder: 17, Theatre: Announcements for George Bernard Shaw's "Too True To Be Good", undated
  • Folder: 18, Theatre: Announcements for "Never Live Over A Pretzel Factory", undated
  • Folder: 19, Theatre: Magazine: Playbill; March 11, April 8, 1963
  • Folder: 20, Theatre: Newspaper ads for "Pinny and the Witches", 1959
  • Folder: 21, Theatre: Newspaper ads for "Pinny and the Witches"; finished drawings, 1959
  • Folder: 22, Theatre: Newspaper ads for "The Heavenly Twins", 1955
  • Folder: 23, Theatre: Newspaper ads for "Never Live Over A Pretzel Factory", 1964
  • Folder: 24, Theatre: Newspaper ads for "Too True To Be Good", 1963
  • Folder: 25, Theatre: Poster: "Never Live Over A Pretzel Factory", undated
  • Folder: 26, Theatre: Poster: "Too True To Be Good", undated
  • Folder: 27, Theatre: Program: "Too True To Be Good", published by the Program Publishing Co, New York, undated
  • Folder: 28, Theatre: Program covers for "Guys and Dolls", undated
  • Folder: 29, Watercolors; misc., undated
  • Folder: 30, Index cards, labelled', ideas for further resolution and selection, undated
  • Folder: 31, List of Abner Dean drawings at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, 1984
  • Folder: 32, Lists of Dean's accomplishments, i.e., books, exhibits, magazine illustrations, TV appearances, lecture engagements, etc., undated
  • Folder: 33, Magazine Clippings, 1934-1968
  • Folder: 34, Magazine Covers: "American Journal of Nursing", 1969-1971
  • Folder: 35, Magazine Covers: "American Journal of Nursing"; color rush and magazine, March , 1979
  • Folder: 36, Magazine Covers: "American Legion Magazine"; August, 1965
  • Folder: 37, Magazine Covers: "College Humor", undated
  • Folder: 38, Magazine Covers: "Common Sense"; March 16, 30, April 13, 27, May 11, 1933
  • Folder: 39, Magazine Covers: "Crossword Varieties", 1961-1963
  • Folder: 40, Magazine Covers: "Dartmouth Alumni Magazine", 1931-1932
  • Folder: 41, Magazine Covers: "Life"; with photo of Roosevelt mask used in the illustration, and proof of cover, September, 1932
  • Folder: 42, Magazine Covers: "Modern Youth"; April, May-June, 1933
  • Folder: 43, Magazine Covers: "The New Yorker", 1933-1935
  • Folder: 44, Magazine Covers: "The Pictorial"; Commencement Issue, undated
  • Folder: 45, Magazine Covers: "Psychology Today"; September , 1967
  • Folder: 46, Magazine Covers: "The Sun Dial", Family Magazine of the Sun Oil Co., 1934-1935
  • Folder: 47, Magazine Covers: "Superb Crossword Puzzles", 1962-1963
  • Folder: 48, Magazine Covers: "Sybil Leek's Astrology", 1972-1973
  • Folder: 49, Magazine Covers: "Sybil Leek's Astrology Journal"; January-December, undated
  • Folder: 50, Magazine Covers: "This Week Magazine"; July 4,, 1948
  • Folder: 51, Magazine Covers: "Universal Crossword Puzzles"; August , 1956
  • Folder: 52, Magazine Covers: "The Bungei-Shunju"; March, 1956
  • Folder: 53, Magazine Covers: "The Cartoonist"; Fall, 1957
  • Folder: 54, Magazine Covers: "Dance Magazine"; April, 1951
  • Folder: 55, Magazine Covers: "Dartmouth Alumni Magazine"; May, 1976
  • Folder: 56, Magazine Covers: "'47, the Magazine of the Year"; October , 1947
  • Folder: 57, Magazine Covers: "Greensleeves", undated
  • Folder: 58, Magazine Covers: "Jack-O-Lantern", 1928
  • Folder: 59, Magazine Covers: "Life"; October, December , 1934
  • Folder: 60, Magazine Covers: "Life", 1942-1947
  • Folder: 61, Magazine Covers: "Life", 1948-1954
  • Folder: 62, Magazine Covers: "Modern Youth"; February-June, 1933

Box: 5, Dates: 1933-1981

Magazines - Sketches

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  • Folder: 1, Magazines: "New York"; June 11, 1979
  • Folder: 2, Magazines: "The New Yorker", 1934-1935
  • Folder: 3, Magazines: "24"; March, 1975
  • Folder: 4, Magazines: "United Methodists Today"; December , 1974
  • Folder: 5, Magazines: "Way Out"; June, July, 1970
  • Folder: 6, Miscellaneous general, undated
  • Folder: 7, Multilevel folding table: Construction notes and sketches, 1966-1970
  • Folder: 8, Multilevel folding table: Drawings of the completed table, undated
  • Folder: 9, Multilevel folding table: Metal plaque, reading: Abner Dean Multilevel Folding Table, Patent No. 3,387,573, Wood Products Division, ILC, Hermon, New York, undated
  • Folder: 10, Multilevel folding table: Plans showing measurements of individual pieces of the table, 1966
  • Folder: 11, Negative photocopies of a series of grammar lessons, illustrated by Abner Dean; source unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 12, Newsletters: "Greenmarket News"; October , 1978
  • Folder: 13, Newsletters: "Printer's Ink"; November 15, 1963
  • Folder: 14, "Thirty-One Up"; March 26, 1965
  • Folder: 15, Newspaper: "The Dartmouth"; February 12, 1938, Photo Gravure Edition, February 12, 1938
  • Folder: 16, Newspaper Clippings, 1932-1964
  • Folder: 17, Obituary, 1982
  • Folder: 18, Paintings: Country house scenes, interior and exterior, 1939
  • Folder: 19, Watercolor of a caged tiger, by Paul Malo, undated
  • Folder: 20, Pamphlets: G. I. Movies, prepared by Army Services Forces, U.S. Army, undated
  • Folder: 21, Pamphlets: Salon of American Humorists, A Political and Social Pageant From the Revolution to the Present Day, assembled by the College Art Association, 1933
  • Folder: 22, Pamphlets: Simon and Schuster Publications 1924-1957, 1924-1958, by Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1957-1958
  • Folder: 23, Photographs: Abner Dean, illustrating models of his building system, circa 1973
  • Folder: 24, Photographs: Building System Model, undated
  • Folder: 25, Photographs: Folding table, undated
  • Folder: 26, Photographs: Negatives and contact sheets, for the prints of the folding table, building system and sculptures created by Dean, undated
  • Folder: 27, Photographs: Sculptures by Abner Dean , undated
  • Folder: 28, Prints: Albertina Facsimile prints of works by Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, undated
  • Folder: 29, Prints: Angry angels and devils, probably done in felt-tipped pen, undated
  • Folder: 30, Prints: Bird flying alone, undated
  • Folder: 31, Prints: Bowl of fruit, with a worm, probably done in felt-tipped pen, 1976
  • Folder: 32, Prints: Man and woman juggling eggs, undated
  • Folder: 33, Prints: Peasant scene and a postcard of Rembrandt's "Flora;" prints by Max Jaffe, Vienna, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, undated
  • Folder: 34, Prints: Two birds strangling each other, undated
  • Folder: 35, Professional signatures, undated
  • Folder: 36, Programs: "American Cartooning"; Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 11-June 10, 1951
  • Folder: 37, Programs: "An Exhibit of American Cartoons"; presented by Letters Abroad at the Sheraton East, April 6, 1959
  • Folder: 38, Programs: "The Fourth Annual American Dance Festival"; Connecticut College, New London, August 16-19, 1951
  • Folder: 39, Sketches: Artist at work, crayon, undated
  • Folder: 40, Sketches: Child: "Liza;" October 30, 1961
  • Folder: 41, Sketches: Clown, in watercolor, by John Rose, undated
  • Folder: 42, Sketches: Dogs, undated
  • Folder: 43, Sketches: Faces, cartoon and caricature, undated
  • Folder: 44, Sketches: Female nudes, in exaggerated poses; watercolor, undated
  • Folder: 45, Sketches: Humorous sketches of country life, 1939
  • Folder: 46, Sketches: Ideas for book jackets; watercolor, undated
  • Folder: 47, Sketches: Logo for the Dartmouth College Class of 1931 50th Reunion, 1981
  • Folder: 48, Sketches: Man and woman in various poses; pen and ink, 1948
  • Folder: 49, Sketches: Miscellaneous, 1933-1955
  • Folder: 50, Sketches: Pen and ink sketches of a woman dancing with, or attacked by, birds, 1957
  • Folder: 51, Sketches: Two sketches by Bernard Sanders, undated

Box: 6, Dates: circa 1955-1971

Advertisement: Posters for BC pain reliever; Book MSS: "Not Far From The Jungle," artwork for all artwork and some drawings; "Wake Me When It's Over," camera ready illustrations; Building system: Cross sections of beams, interlocking pieces, floor plans (1971); Cartoons for "American Journal of Nursing," "Cosmopolitan," "Rockefeller Center Weekly," " Redbook," "Newsweek"

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Box: 7, Dates: circa 1950-1965

Cartoons for "Come As You Are," "Collier's Magazine," "Medical World News," "American Journal of Nursing," "Swimming Pool-Bruce Learned - Connecticut," "Elks Magazine" and New York Herald Tribune"; Illustrations: Drawings used in "Life" Magazine articles (1950)

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Box: 8, Dates: undated

Illustrations: Book: "Not Far From The Jungle," preliminary, rough drawings on cardboard; Painting: Still life in oils

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Box: 9, Dates: circa 1973

Paintings: "Wash Day, Scacave Zagorje" by Roharka, watercolor; Watercolor fantasies; Photograph Album: Building systems, folding table, sculptures

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Box: 10, Dates: circa 1926-1953

Prints: Black and white prints of the works of Honore Daumier; "Cezanne, 10 Watercolors"(1947); Chinese lesson aids; Men floating with the aid of a balloon; Man with a basket of stars; Two bugs conversing; Two man fighting each other; "Paradise Lost" by William Blake, watercolors; Sketchbook: Pen and ink drawings (1952-1953); Sketches: Cats and other animals, early black and whit portraits (1926-1932)

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Box: 11, Dates: circa 1938-1955

Sketches: Ethel Dean, horses' skull (1947), drawing for Dean's sculptures (1938-1954), pen and ink drawing of solitary figures (1951), drawings of fish standing on their tails, studies of female nude, study of woman's head (1955)

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Box: 12, Dates: circa 1941-1955

Cartoons by Ethel Dean: Black and white for "New York Times" and "New York Herald Tribune," finished drawing "One Damn Foot After Another," sketches illustrating scenes from "Green Mansions" by W. H. Hudson

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Box: 13, Dates: circa 1941-1955

Sketches by Ethel Dean: Illustration for "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," drawings used in article "The Strange World of 1984" (1949), multilevel folding table, insects, birds and animals from earlier sketchbooks (1954-1955); Paintings: Watercolor landscapes (1941)

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Box: 14, Dates: 1954

Ethel Dean: Wallpaper design; Illustration: Drawings from the book, "Cave Drawings For The Future"

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Box: 15, Dates: 1949

Illustrations: Drawings from the book,"It's A Long Way to Heaven" I

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Box: 16, Dates: 1949

Illustrations: Drawings from the book,"It's A Long Way to Heaven" II

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Box: 17, Dates: undated

Building System: Measurements of building model and types of material used in the model

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Box: 18, Dates: 1970

Building system: Plans for assembly of building model

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Box: 19, Dates: circa 1947

Cartoons: Drawings entitled "How Much of Me Is Me?" from the book "What Am I Doing Here?"

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Box: 20, Dates: undated

Cartoons: Drawings and cut-out pieces for an animated cartoon sequence

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Box: 21, Dates: undated

Ethel Dean: Painting: "Bridge"

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Box: 22, Dates: undated

Ethel Dean: Painting: "Horizon"

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Box: 23, Dates: undated

Illustration: Drawing used in John Dos Passos' article, "The Failure of Marxism" in "Life"

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Box: 24, Dates: undated

Illustrations: Drawings from the book "An On The Eighth Day" finished sketches

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Box: 25, Dates: 1949

Illustrations: Original drawings used in the article, "The Strange World of 1984," author unidentified, in "Life" July 16, 1949

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Box: 26, Dates: undated

Multilevel folding table: Assembly plans

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Box: 27, Dates: undated

Painting:Self-portrait of Abner Dean in oils

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Box: 28, Dates: undated

Sketches: "Broadway 1932"

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Box: 29, Dates: 1938-1953

Sketches: Miscellaneous sketches in various mediums and styles

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Box: 30, Dates: 1955

Sketches: Rough and finished drawings entitled "The Neighbor," done for CBS TV's program "Lamp Unto My Feet," April 17, 1955

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Series 2, Addendum 1, circa 1949-1969

Cartoons, sketches, drawings and illustrations for a variety of books and magazine articles.

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Box: 31, Dates: 1949-1969

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  • Folder: 1, Cartoons: Group of people performing party tricks, undated
  • Folder: 2, Cartoons: Party scene of people standing in water; published in Show Magazine, March, 1965
  • Folder: 3, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 4, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 5, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 6, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 7, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 8, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 9, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 10, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 11, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 12, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 13, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 14, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 15, Glass negatives; drawings used in The Strange World of 1984, in Life, July, 16, 1949
  • Folder: 16, Illustrations: Articles: "Clearer View on Protection for Partners In Practice," author unidentified in "Medical World News," June 18, 1965
  • Folder: 17, Illustrations: Articles: "Doctor's Good Will Gets Better Tax Treatment," author unidentified; in "Medical World News," October 8, 1965
  • Folder: 18, Illustrations: Articles: "MD's Tax Audit Need Not Be a Bitter Pill," author unidentified; in "Medical World News," August 20,, 1965
  • Folder: 19, Illustrations: Articles: "New Light on Living Matter," by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi; source unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 20, Illustrations: Articles: "The Peter Principle," by Lawrence J. Peter and Raymond Hull; in "Medical Economics," November 10, 1969
  • Folder: 21, Illustrations: Articles: "The Road to Genetic Progress," by Hermann J. Muller; in "Medical World News," February 28, 1964
  • Folder: 22, Prints: One foot entering the outlined space as another foot leaves it; rough sketch included, undated
  • Folder: 23, Sketches: Drawings used for Christmas cards, undated
  • Folder: 24, Sketches:Grasshoppers, crickets, bees, etc, as corresponding to instruments in an insect "orchestra", undated
  • Folder: 25, Sketches:Original drawings for sculptures, 1952
  • Folder: 26, Sketches: Original drawings for sculptures, 1953

Box: 32, Dates: circa 1949-1952

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  • Folder: 1, Caricature: A woman wearing a black dress with a white lace collar; oval watercolor, undated
  • Folder: 2, Cartoon: Man rising from an egg carton; rough and finished drawings, undated
  • Folder: 3, Glass negative: Drawing used in "The Strange World of 1984," in "Life," July 16, 1949
  • Folder: 4, Prints: Flora With Fauna, by Abner Dean; published by F.A.R. Gallery, undated
  • Folder: 5, Sketches: Original drawings for sculptures, 1949
  • Folder: 6, Sketches: Original drawings for sculptures, 1952

Box: 33, Dates: undated

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  • Folder: 1, Drawings from the book, "What Am I Doing Here?", undated
  • Folder: 2, Drawing: "The Queens Husband", undated

Series 3, Addendum 2, undated

Contains plaster and wood sculptures

Box: 34, Dates: undated

Contains one painted plaster sculpture; two wooden sculptures; painted wooden buttons; 35 mm film "To True To Be Good"

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Box: 35, Dates: undated

Contains one plaster sculpture

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Box: 36, Dates: undated

Contains two painted plaster sculptures; one wooden sculpture; framed photo of plaster sculpture (seal balancing ball)

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Box: 37, Dates: undated

Contains one painted plaster sculpture; two wooden sculptures

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Box: 38, Dates: undated

Contains three painted plaster sculptures

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Box: 39, Dates: undated

Contains two wooden sculptures; one painted plaster sculpture

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Box: 40, Dates: undated

Contains three painted plaster sculptures

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