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Guide to the Rockwell Kent Ephemera Collection, 1920-1995

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Title: Rockwell Kent Ephemera Collection
Dates: 1920-1995
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Primarily printed material relating to or including Kent's work.
Forms of Materials: Printed material, news clippings, ephemera

Biographical Note

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was a painter, illustrator and printmaker.

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Scope and Content Note

Primarily printed material relating to or including Kent's work, including exhibition catalogs, christmas cards, promotional material and more.

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Access and Use


This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • For more information on, and materials produced by the Open Road Inc., see
  • Some published materials were removed from this collection to be cataloged. For works illustrated by Rockwell Kent, please consult the

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Subject Headings


  • Artists -- United States -- 20th century
  • Illustrators, American

Document Types:

  • Ephemera

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, June 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rockwell Kent Ephemera Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection Processed by Laura Finkel, June 2009.

Acquisition Information

This is an artificial collection compiled by the Vassar College Library over a number of years.

At least some portion of the collection was a gift of Arthur H. Groten.

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Container List

Folder 1 Christmas card fragment - "Still the breath does move...," 1920
Folder 2 Clipping from the Pittsburgh Gazette about Carnegie Institute Exhibit, 5 July 1924
Folder 3 Exhibition catalog - Carnegie Institute, [1924]
Folder 4 Christmas card, 1926
Folder 5 Weyhe Gallery catalog for Wanda Gág's work (with introduction by Kent), [1926]
Folder 6 Exhibition catalog - Wildenstein and Co., 1927
Folder 7 Program for the 3rd Annual Exhibition of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1928
Folder 8 Stationery for The Open Road, Inc.. [ca. 1928]
Folder 9 Promotional leaflet for Later Bookplates and Marks of Rockwell Kent, 1937
Folder 10 U.S. postage stamps featuring a Rockwell Kent design, 1939
Folder 11 Proof cards for [The Mountains Wait], [ca. 1942] (2 sets of 4 cards)
Folder 12 Matchbook cover advertising Asgaard Dairy, [ca. 1948]
Folder 13 Promotional leaflet for Kent as a lecturer, Columbia Lecture Bureau, [ca. 1940s]
Folder 14 Program for the Explorer's Club 46th Annual Dinner, 1950
Folder 15 Christmas card from Rockwell and Sally Kent, 1962 or Later
Folder 16 Program from the Essex County (NY) Historical Society Kent Exhibit, 1971
Folder 17 Christmas card - "Ice Floes, Newfoundland," 1973
Folder 18 Catalog for Kent print sale by Associated American Artists, 1975
Folder 19 Invitation for Kent exhibition at Larcada Gallery (New York), 1975
Folder 20 Catalogue for the Center for Music, Drama and Art exhibit of Kent Christmas cards, 1977
Folder 21 Christie's auction catalogue - "Rockwell Kent and Other Modern Illustrators," 1995
Folder 22 Advertising card for Kent, reading, "Architectural and General Designing and Rendering in Any Medium," n.d.
Folder 23 Advertising card for Asgaard Dairy, n.d.
Folder 24 Advertising card for Asgaard Flour, n.d.
Folder 25 Bookmark for the American Cancer Society, n.d.
Folder 26 Advertising card for Kent "On Earth Peace" Stamp, n.d.
Folder 27 Christmas card - [Angel over sheath of wheat], n.d.
Folder28 Christmas card - "Books Make the Home," n.d.
Folder 29 Christmas card - "Designed for the Friends of Lenthéric," n.d.
Folder 30 Christmas card - "To the Universe," n.d.
Folder 31 Christmas card - Printed for the American Artists Group, n.d.
Folder 32 Christmas card - "On Earth Peace," n.d.
Folder 33 Christmas postcard for Provident Mutual Life Insurance - "Winter," n.d.
Folder 34 Fragment - Christmas scene [cut from a magazine?], n.d.
Folder 35 Greeting card - "Heavy Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head." n.d.

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