Robert Weaver Collection. ca. 1950-1980.
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      Title
 
Series 01: Original Art: graphite on paper [series]:
Note: (Personal and Commercial works.)   
Scope: Includes single and double-sided graphite sketches, the majority on sketchbook pages previous removed from spiral sketchpads by Robert Weaver. Two sets of materials organized by Robert Weaver are included in this series: one untitled sketchbook (red marbled paper cover) and one sketchbook titled "Spring Training."


Box   1  
Portrait of student in cap and gown
 
Man with Henry George portrait and "Single Tax" book
 
Portrait of man
Box   2  
"9th Avenue in the 1930's" / "Hoboken N.J. Parade"
Note: Images on verso and recto.
 
Storage room with crates / rough sketch
 
Four men talking / man smoking
Box   3  
Man with tank
Note: Images on verso and recto.
 
Alley with garbage cans
 
Portrait of man
Box   4  
Two men on street
 
Hands
 
Police truck
 
Police at desk
 
Police with man
Box   5  
African American man seated
 
Two African American men
 
Profile of two African American men
 
Man holding "KKK Wallace for President" sign
Box   6  
Men writing at table
 
"I've Got a Secret" / Man at bar
 
Police searching African American man
 
Man in front of barricade reading "Police Line Do Not Cross"
Box   7  
Figure at table
 
Artist drawing portrait
 
Arcade game
 
"Lower East Side" / African American man at microphone
Box   8  
Vendor selling crabs
 
CBS Studios
 
Woman seated
 
Lower half of two men standing on protest sign in front of police line
Box   9  
African American men in line
 
Man reading book
 
African American man seated, leaning
 
Artist at drawing board
Box   10  
African American man reading
 
"Fulton St, Brookyln"
 
Man with children
 
Child on swing, seen through fence
Box   11  
Man yelling / police truck
 
African American man in fighting stance
 
African American man seated
 
Police searching African American man
 
Police station, summonses counter
Box   12  
1920's automobile
 
"Arresting officer"
 
One man in profile, one from behind
 
Five men in suits
 
Police
Box   13  
"Hoaron High School" boy reading at desk
 
"Remedial Reading Class" boy at desk
 
"Birthplace of Babe Ruth, Balt" city street
 
African American woman holding protest sign
Box   14  
Police truck
 
Director's chair marked "Jackie Cooper"
 
Children on playground
 
"SF 66" Guard grabbing African American man by shoulder
Box   15  
Men watching circus elephant
 
African American boy in fighting stance
 
Two workers sawing wood
 
Voting
Box   16  
Construction worker on street
 
Man in workshop with tools
 
"Music teacher" African American man with music lessons on chalkboard
 
African American man holding "Think!" sign
 
Man painting house
Box   17  
Man in wheelchair
Box   18  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   19  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   20  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   21  
Spring training sketchbook pages and original binder
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   22  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   23  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   24  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   25  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   26  
Spring training sketchbook pages
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Box   27  
Spring training sketchbook pages and original sketchbook
Note: Some images on verso and recto.
Drawer   17/15  
Woman seated
 
Series 02: Original Art: graphite on board [series]:
Box   1  
Man seated
 
Profile of man seated
 
African American man with glasses
 
Children in lot with garbage
 
Man seated with eyes closed
Box   2  
African American boy climbing fence
 
Two men in front of ship
 
Men playing cards
 
African American boy seated and car
 
African American man and woman watching TV
Box   3  
Children in lot with garbage
 
"Youth Employment Service"
 
Men on New York city street
 
Sketches of shoe shine cases and doll heads
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Series 03: Original Art: collage binders [series]:
Note: (Personal work.)   
Scope: Arranged by size, then alphabetically within each size category.


Box   1  
No title given.
Box   2  
?
Box   3  
Antique, Articulated Paper To
Box   4  
Daily Times
Box   5  
Females 3
Box   6  
I Venezia Act 1
Box   7  
The Kite
Box   8  
Mutascope
Box   9  
Venezia 1849, A Boustrophedon
Box   10  
4 x 3 II
Box   11  
Human Countenance a Mirror
Box   12  
Le Grand Tour
Box   13  
Paper View Ltd
Box   14  
Saints and Preserved
Box   15  
Stay Out: This Means
Box   16  
This Was Your Life
Box   17  
Trans
Box   18  
Auto De Fay
Box   19  
Circumstantial Evidence
Box   20  
Dissolving Views
Box   21  
Fountains of Unreason
Box   22  
Mystery, Magic and Fun
Box   23  
Nonsequences
Box   24  
See Variable Collages
Box   25  
Timeframes
 
Series 04: Original Art: paintings on paper [series]:   
Scope: This series includes various types of paint material. Some have small amounts of mixed media.


Drawer   18/13  
Portrait of Tolstoy
Drawer   above Drawer 16  
Audience members seated
Note: Item framed.
Box   1  
Woman reading
 
Street scence
 
Bull with flowers
Box   2  
Window with banner
 
Hospital room scene
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Series 05: Original Art: paintings on board [series]:   
Scope: This series includes various types of paint materials. Some have small amounts of mixed media.


Drawer   18/1  
Street scene with violence, multiple frames
 
"No No," Headless figures in suits, seen through fence
Drawer   18/2  
Girl crying / angel statue with blood splatter
 
Street scene with collapsed man
Drawer   18/3  
Headless Jesus statue with three small images of houses
 
Four hunters and wolf
Drawer   18/4  
Man in hat and overcoat, walking
 
Early twentieth-century dentist office
Drawer   18/5  
Cubist abstract
Drawer   18/7  
Men in suits
 
Two images of man's face, obscured
Drawer   18/8  
Close up of face
Note: Slightly warped.
 
"Life Mask," death mask, blankets
Note: Slightly warped.
Drawer   18/9  
Man on bench, stretched perspective
Note: This piece is on a very heavy one-inch board.
Drawer   18/10  
Man in suit, reading newspaper
Note: Item framed.
 
Vendor at baseball game
Note: Item framed.
Drawer   18/11  
"Upper West Side," apartment buildings
Note: Item framed.
Box   1  
Reflection of bride and groom
 
Body in cathedral
 
Horse, obscured
 
Girl in front of bulldozer
 
Worker at construction site
Box   2  
House fire
 
People seated; photos depicting several scenes between man and woman
 
Transmitter[?]
Box   3  
Factory work
 
Factory work
 
Abstract
 
Factory work
Box   4  
"In Excavating and Destruction"
 
Dive bar with billboard
Box   5  
3 images: African-American boy running, studying, ordering food at a restaurant
 
Men in the street
 
Five boys, heads bowed
 
Portrait of nineteenth-century man
 
Calendar[?] abstract
Box   6  
Gang fight
 
African American man with gate, building
 
Portrait of Rudi Hoagland
Box   7  
Three African American men walking down street
 
Children's artwork
 
Pool hall
 
Pool hall
Box   8  
Boy on bunk bed
 
Boys on bunk bed
 
"Elect Fitzgerald" poster
 
Boy in tree
Box   9  
Faceless man
 
Man's eyes, close up
 
Boy on playground
 
Boy on playground
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Series 06: Original Art: paintings on canvas [series]:   
Scope: This series includes various types of paint materials. Some have small amounts of mixed media.


Drawer   17/3  
Abstract
Note: Item framed.
Drawer   17/14  
Trapeeze artists
Note: Item framed.
Drawer   18/7  
Three images: Man's face, man's body, man reclining
Drawer   18/12  
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
 
Performer balancing ball on finger, umbrella silhouette in background
Drawer   above Drawer 16  
Picasso image, early modern man, clock, etc. (24 in. x 50 in.)
Note: Item framed
Drawer   above Drawer 16  
Variety Photo Plays sign, man in hopsital bed, Dodgers pennant. (24 in. x 50 in.)
Drawer   above Drawer 16  
Globe Hotel sign, fish, umbrella, etc. (25 in. x 51 in.)
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Series 07: Original Art: pastels on paper and board [series]:
Note: (Predominantly commercial work.)   
Scope: This series includes both color and black and white pastels on board and on paper. Subjects include artwork for annual reports.


Box   1  
Portraits of business men for annual report
Box   2  
Portraits of business men for annual report
Box   3  
Portraits of business men for annual report
Box   4  
Portraits of couples for annual report
Box   5  
Group and individual portraits for annual report
Box   6  
Individual portraits
Box   7  
Mobil Annual Report
Box   8  
Mobil Annual Report
Box   9  
Portrait of man
Box   10  
4 scenes: boy on bus, men in boardroom, man in electric chair, etc.
Box   11  
Mobil Annual Report
box-folder    
Series 08: Original Art: mixed media [series]:   
Scope: This series includes items with pastel, paint, graphite, and / or other art materials on board and paper.


Drawer   17/8  
Priests in courtyard with Mary statue
Note: Slightly warped.
 
Man with chart, face obscured by image of ship
Drawer   17/9  
Man in wheelchair, in apartment
Drawer   17/10  
Building collage
Note: New York Magazine cover, August 8, 1974
 
Collage of woman
Drawer   17/11  
Barn and tree against blue sky
Drawer   17/12  
Man in suit with skeleton face
Drawer   17/12  
19th century man's face in pieces, man and woman in background
Drawer   17/13  
Various objects floating in front of door: apple, Coke bottle, da Vinci artwork, etc.
Drawer   17/13  
Joseph McCarthy
Drawer   17/14  
"1783: The Unseen Eye is Watching You"
 
Silhouette of 18th century man
 
Abstract
Drawer   17/15  
"Hi-Ya-Ka-Wa"
 
Multiple images: man shouting, police officer, John Wayne, soldier, etc.
Drawer   above Drawer 10  
Mixed media (28.5 in. x 36.5 in.)
Note: Item framed. Blocks pieced together.
Range   M02-R24-16  
Mixed media on canvas and wood with hardware
Note: Layered work with physical proportions similar to items in Series 9.
Box   1  
Silhouette of artist at easel
 
People sitting on porch
Box   2  
Airplanes
Box   3  
Harry Truman in uniform / White House
 
Letter folded, woman, figure reading
 
Cartoon image of man smiling
 
Cartoon image of man smiling
Box   4  
Rioters / Uncle Sam / downtown of city
 
Ryan's Bar / bridge
 
Woman / person drawing window shade
 
Dancers
Box   5  
People on the phone, a bag of money
 
Black and gray abstract
Box   6  
Four images of man in hospital bed
 
Six full-length portraits of men and women
 
Man's face, obscured by paper figures
 
Man repairing machine
Box   7  
Eyes of a statue / skeleton in uniform
 
Circus poster on chair
 
Red and blue abstract
 
Man's reflection in car
Box   8  
African American men shooting guns in front of funeral home
 
Room interior in red, figures seen through window
 
Room interior in gray, figures seen through window
 
African-American man yelling, running through woods
 
Police throwing / man bent over
Box   9  
Target practice / cadaver
 
Man with hands folded, theater
 
Room interior, headless man, artist painting portrait
 
Three anatomical men in suits
Box   10  
Two men and boy, small image of man behind bars
 
Winston Churchill
 
Two men in flood water
 
Newspaper image of older couple against blue sky
Box   11  
Men around table / woman swimming nude
 
Color portrait of two men, faces obscured
 
Black and white portrait of two men, faces obscured
 
African American children looking at African art in museum
Box   12  
Hitler, protestors, media
 
Stalin and Hitler
 
Bust of judge
 
Man with map of Europe, London in background
 
Collage of soldier
Drawer   17/1-7  
Series 09: Original Art: shadow box collages [series]:
Note: Personal work.   
Scope: This series contains three-dimensional works of art created with a variety of mixed media. Inquire with archives staff for printed guide to this series.


Drawer   17/1-2; 4-6  
Shadow box collages
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Series 10: Published Materials: tearsheets [series]:   
Scope: Boxes 1-2 consist of tearsheets of Weaver's work from various publications. Boxes 3-5 consist of whole issues.


Box   1  
America: An Illustrated Diary of Its Most Exciting Years
Folder   2  
Audience
Folder   3  
Chemical & Engineering News
Folder   4  
Christian Science Monitor
Folder   5  
Cosmopolitan
Folder   6  
Dial
Folder   7  
Esquire
Folder   8  
Fortune
Folder   9  
Good Life
Folder   10  
GQ
Folder   11  
Graphis
Folder   12  
Intellectual Digest
Folder   13  
Ladies' Home Journal
Folder   14  
Life
Folder   15  
Look
Folder   16  
McCall's
Folder   17  
Mother Jones
Folder   18  
My House Is Your House
Folder   19  
Newsweek
Box   2  
News York Magazine
Folder   2  
New York News Magazine
Folder   3  
New York Times
Folder   4  
New York Times advertisements
Folder   5  
New York Times Magazine
Folder   6  
New York Times Weekly Background Student Report
Folder   7  
New York: The World Journal Tribune
Folder   8  
Playboy
Folder   9  
Show
Folder   10  
Sports Illustrated
Folder   11  
Tennessee Gas
Folder   12  
This Week
Folder   13  
TIME
Folder   14  
TRUE
Folder   15  
TV Guide
Folder   16  
Unidentified tear sheets
Folder   17  
Venture: The Traveler's World
Folder   18  
World Journal Tribune Book Week
Box   3  
Audience
Folder   2  
Drawing SVA
Folder   3  
Esquire
Box   4  
Graphis
Folder   2  
Life
Folder   3  
Line
Folder   4  
Newsweek
Folder   5  
New York Magazine
Folder   6  
New York News Magazine
Box   5  
New York Times Magazine
Folder   2  
Pizzazz
Box   5  
Print
Folder   4  
Stanford Medical Magazine
Folder   5  
Sports Illustrated
Folder   6  
Smith Kline & French Laboratories
Box   6  
Binder of tearsheets
Note: Brown binder with tearsheets assembled by Robert Weaver.
 
Series 11: Published Materials: other material types [series]:   
Scope: This series includes exhibit posters, publication proofs, album covers, and other published items featuring Weaver's work.


Drawer   17/7  
"When You Risk Becoming an Artist" School of Visual Arts poster (29 in. x 43 in.)
Note: Item framed, signed by Weaver.
Drawer   18/6  
"To Be Good Is not Enough" School of Visual Arts poster (30 in. x 44 in.)
Note: Item framed, signed by Weaver.
Drawer   18/14  
Posters, business materials
 
Posters, biographical
 
Posters, oversized
 
Proofs, oversized
Box   1  
Album covers
Folder   2  
Album covers
Folder   3  
Album proofs
Box   2  
Business publications
Box   3  
Biographical information
Folder   2  
Biographical information
Folder   3  
Biographical Information
Folder   4  
Illustration: Aspects and Direction
Folder   5  
Book jackets
Folder   6  
Book jackets
Folder   7  
Book jackets
Folder   8  
"A Television Notebook," CBS Television Network calendar 1960.
Note: Includes handwritten notes by Robert Weaver.
Folder   9  
Collage of published works
Box   7  
Color Photocopy Notebook, "Brief Lives"
Folder   10  
Duplicates of originals
Box   4  
Entry forms
Folder   2  
Entry forms
Note:
Folder   3  
Exhibits
Folder   4  
Gift books
Note: Self-published books.
Folder   5  
Gift books
Note: Self-published books.
Folder   6  
Gift books
Note: Self-published books.
Box   5  
Posters
Folder   2  
Posters, art prints
Folder   3  
Proofs, article
Folder   4  
Proofs, mounted
Folder   5  
Proofs, mounted
Folder   6  
Proofs, mounted
Folder   7  
Proofs, single page
Folder   8  
Proofs, single page
Box   6  
Slides and transparencies
Folder   2  
Stationary
Folder   3  
A Texas Romance, 1909 (1964).
 
Series 12: Published Materials: projects [series]:   
Scope: Items grouped by project, including both original art and published materials.


Box   1  
Journey All Alone materials
Note: Includes original artwork (graphite on paper, graphite on board, and paint on board) and published materials (book covers and proof sheets) for the book illustration project Journey All Alone
 
Series 13: Personal Papers and works by other artists [series]:   
Scope: Items grouped by date.


Box   1  
Photocopy of a letter from John F. Kennedy March 20, 1959
Folder   2  
Letter dated March 21, 1989 from the Society of Illustrators informing Robert Weaver he was elected to the Society of Illustration Hall of Fame along with an invitation to the October 18, 1990 reception where the award was given.
Folder   3  
Picture of a man and child. Unidentified artist.