Guide to the Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) collection, undated, 1931-2002

*P-819

Processed by Adina Anflick

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Adina Anflick as MS Word document, August 2006. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on June 26, 2009. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Szyk, Arthur
Title:Arthur Szyk collection
Dates:undated, 1931-2002
Abstract:Collection consists of advertisements, articles, books, lithographs, magazine covers, posters, and stamps that Szyk illustrated between 1931, 1941-1955. Additional items contain exhibit promotions and articles about Szyk's work. Szyk's artwork includes sartoric images of Adolf Hitler and Nazi leaders; patriotic images of President George Washington, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and American ideals; depictions of Eastern European Jewry, Israel's independence, prophets, and sages; and advertisements promoting Asbestos Limited, Casco, Nescafe, North American Aviation, United States Steel, and Utah Radio Products Company. Two Time magazine covers dated from 1941 display Szyk's portraits of Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard and Director of Economic Affairs Hubertus J. van Mook.
Languages:The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: 3.25 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 one-half manuscript box, 1 oversized box)
Identification:P-819
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of advertisements, articles, books, lithographs, magazine covers, posters, and stamps that Szyk illustrated between 1931, 1941-1955. Additional items contain exhibit promotions and articles about Szyk's work. Szyk's artwork includes sartoric images of Adolf Hitler and Nazi leaders; patriotic images of President George Washington, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and American ideals; depictions of Eastern European Jewry, Israel's independence, prophets, and sages; and advertisements promoting Asbestos Limited, Casco, Nescafe, North American Aviation, United States Steel, and Utah Radio Products Company. Two Time magazine covers dated from 1941 display Szyk's portraits of Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard and Director of Economic Affairs Hubertus J. van Mook.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
E-mail: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Arthur Szyk collection; P-819; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

The collection was donated by Dr. Samuel Halperin in August 2006. A State of Israel declaration was given by an unknown donor.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) collection, undated, 1931-2002

English and Hebrew.
3.25 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 one-half manuscript box, 1 oversized box)
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Exhibit promotions 1991, 1995, 1999-2000, 2002
1 2 “The Face of the Enemy” undated
1 3 Lithographs undated, 1941-1942, 1949
1 4 Miscellaneous undated, 1941, 1947, 1950
1 5 Stamps undated
1 6 Time 1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 The Last Days of Shylock 1931
2 Pathways through the Bible 1946
2 Arabian Nights Entertainments (2 volumes) 1955
2 Andersen’s Fairy Tales 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (2 copies) 1940, 1946
3 The Book of Job 1944
3 The Book of Ruth 1944
3 The Canterbury Tales 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
4(OS2) 1 Lithographs undated, 1942, 1945-1948
4(OS2) 2 Lithographs, Festivals and Holy Days Series 1948
4(OS2) 3 Posters and Advertisements undated, 1931, 1941-1943, 1946, 1953-1954
4(OS2) 4 Declaration of the State of Israel 1948
  (contains Hebrew)   
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