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MS 013 - W.H.D. Koerner Studio Collection

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Css., clippings, etc.

Contents from large envelopes found in Studio

Books from the Studio

Pamplets, booklets, etc.

Photographs

Miscellaneous

Postcards

Correspondence

Ruth Koerner Oliver Research Papers



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MS 013 - W.H.D. Koerner Studio Collection, 1884-1938 | McCracken Research Library

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 013 - W.H.D. Koerner Studio Collection, 1884-1938Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Koerner, W.H.D.

Extent: 36.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1978

Languages: English

Abstract

William Henry Dethlef Koerner (1878 – 1938) was a prominent illustrator and artist of the American West. By the 1920s, he was one of the best known magazine and book illustrators in the country, with many of The Saturday Evening Post covers as examples of his work. This collection comes from his studio and includes correspondence, research articles, photographs, and a large collection of magazines and books containing Koerner illustrations.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: W.H.D. Koerner, III and Ruth Koerner Oliver

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: William Henry Dethlef Koerner Collection, MS 13, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


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[Series 4: Pamplets, booklets, etc.],
[Series 5: Photographs],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Series 7: Postcards],
[Series 8: Correspondence],
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Series 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Harry J. Stone, Lewiston, Maine, to W.H.D. Koerner, 23 August 1915 (Includes Reprint of Lewiston Journal article,"The Koerners at Cochnewagan," 4 September 1915Add to your cart.

Also includes two map clippings, one drawn and the other cut from an atlas,

            both depicting location of Koerner's Maine home.

Envelope attached to letter also contains five photgraphs with handwritten captions:

        P.78.6602(b/w) "'and that's the way it semed to me,' an improptu

              conversation at the Weld Fairgrounds"

        P.78.6603 (color) "The Kittredge-Conant Farm, Weld, Maine."

     

        P.78.6604 (b/w) "Leaving Webb Corner for 5 mile ride to Weld Village"

     

        P.78.6605 (color) [photo of Johnathan Merchant portrait] "My Dad-done

              by W.H.D. Koerner"

        P.78.6606 (b/w) "Johnathan Merchant, 1907.  Photo taken by W.H.D. Koerner"

Folder 2: B. Letter and Postcard[Lumerjack's Brawl by W.H.D. Koerner] from Ruth Koerner Oliver, Santa Barbara, California, to Sarah Laughlin, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 8 April 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: C. Letter from Carol Merchant, Girard, Kansas, to Sarah Laughlin, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 30 June 1997.Add to your cart.
Includes poem "My Father's Trunk" by Carol Merchant.
Folder 4: D. Letter from Carol Merchant, Girard, Kansas, to Sarah Laughlin, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 12 July 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from Carol Merchant, "The Flatlands" [Kansas?] to Sarah Laughlin, B.B.H.C., Cody, Wyoming, 25 August 1997Add to your cart.

Includes five 1997 photographs [some with handwritten captions] taken at

            the Buffalo Bill Historical Center:

    P.78.6607 (color) "my albums of 20,000 pictures"

    P.78.6608 (color) Sarah Boehme, Sarah Laughlin, and Carol Merchant

            examining an album

    P.78.6609 (color) Sarah Laughlin and Gina Schneider holding

            W.H.D. Koerner's "Merchant's Dream."

    P.78.6610 (color) Sarah Boehme and Sarah Laughlin holding

            Johnathan Merchant portrait by W.H.D. Koerner

    P.78.6611 (color) Sarah Laughlin and Carol Merchant holding Koerner's

            Johnathan Merchant portrait with caption: "This was a big day in my life,

            and again, many thanks to you. -- C.M."


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[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Series 7: Postcards],
[Series 8: Correspondence],
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