Finding aid created by: ASE
Date: Dec 1993
|26 Mar 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|5 Jul 2017||3 etchings, 1 photograph added (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||Philip Kappel Papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American etcher, illustrator, author (1901-1981). Typescript drafts, revisions, and galley proofs for Jamaica Gallery; articles, reviews, and clippings (1932-1966); exhibition catalogs (1941-1966); and 2 photographs.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Philip Kappel (1901-1981) was an American artist, art collector, and author. Born in Connecticut, Kappel worked in a variety of media including etching and illustrating and wrote several books and essays.
The Philip Kappel Papers consists of biographical material, correspondence, artwork, writings, and memorabilia.
Correspondence consists of two incoming letters, one from Buckingham Palace acknowledging the Queen of England's receipt of Kappel's book Jamaica Gallery. Artwork contains three original etchings and a few reproductions (personal greeting cards and a dust jacket for Timothy Dexter Revisited by John P. Marquand). Writings include typescript drafts with revisions, galley proofs, and an introduction by Marquand for the book Jamaica Gallery, a book dummy of New England Gallery, and a published essay about Kappel's 18th century house.
Memorabilia comprises photographs and printed material. Photographs depict Kappel in his studio and home, and at a ceremony at Trinity College in which he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Printed material encompasses articles and reviews (1932-1965); newspaper clippings (1932-1966); an exhibit catalog (1966) of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints which Kappel arranged and selected from his personal collection; exhibition catalogs including Kappel's work (1941-1966); an exhibit invitation; and book publicity.
Alphabetically by title and/or type.
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Art, American -- 20th century.
Etchers -- United States.
Illustrators -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Philip Kappel Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||[General] 1960, 1961|
|Oversize 1||Original etchings undated (3 items)|
|Gift of Clyde "Sandy" Morris, 2017.|
|Box 1||Reproductions 1951, 1960, undated|
|Box 1||Jamaica Gallery - typescript drafts with revisions, galley proofs|
|Box 1||New England Gallery - dummy|
|Box 1||"Washington Never Slept Here," The New England Galaxy Winter 1964|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1955-1966, undated|
|One item gift of Clyde "Sandy" Morris, 2017.|
|Box 1||Articles, reviews 1932-1965 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Clippings 1932-1966, undated|
|Box 1||Exhibition catalog: "Exhibition of Japanese Prints by 18th and 19th Century Masters" (arranged and selected by Philip Kappel from his personal collection) 1966|
|Box 1||Exhibition catalogs 1941-1947, 1963, 1966|
|Box 1||Exhibition invitation 1961|
|Box 1||Programs 1966 - "Inauguration of Albert Edward Holland as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges" (Kappel served as delegate of Pratt Institute), and "140th Commencement of Trinity College" (Kappel received honorary degree)|
|Box 1||Publicity (book) undated|