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Series 4: Art Works, 1922-1975

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Art Works series forms the bulk of this collection and consists of over 900 cartoons and caricatures created in simple media like pencil sketches or ink drawings to formal limited edition portfolios of lithographs or richly hued watercolors. The vast majority of the works were produced between 1920 and 1950, the active period of collaboration between Derso and Kelen. Once their artistic partnership ended in 1950, Kelen produced cartoons and drawings for United Nations' publications and his own personal book projects and Derso supplied the National Review with numerous portrait sketches for their articles.

Arrangement

The cartoons and caricatures have been grouped by size and then divided by theme, except in the instance of oversized materials which are organized by the title of the cartoon or caricature. One further exception is 8.5" x 11" portrait sketches which are arranged alphabetically in Subseries 4A: Portrait Sketches.

Collection History

Appraisal

No material was separated from this collection.

Processing Information

Some drawings, lithographs, and watercolors have been cleaned and repaired by the Conservation and Preservation Department of the Princeton University Library.

This collection was processed by Christine W. Kitto in 2004 with the assistance of Debora Lin Class of 2004, Awo Addo Class of 2008, and Thomas Campana. Finding aid written by Christine W. Kitto in June 2005.Materials from a subsequent accession in 2007 were incorporated into the existing collection and the finding aid was updated at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

For Derso and Kelen images not found in this collection, please see www.dersoandkelen.com for permission and reproduction information.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 4: Art Works; Derso and Kelen Collection, MC205, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 2-31

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Bibliography

Emery Kelen's autobiography Peace in Their Time: Men Who Led Us In and Out of War, 1914-1945 (Knoft, New York, 1963) was consulted during preparation of the biographical note.

Names:
Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934 : Geneva, Switzerland)
Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923 : Lausanne, Switzerland)
United Nations
Republican Party. National Convention. (23rd : 1944 : Chicago)
League of Nations.
Locarno Conference (1925)
Indian Round Table Conference
Monetary and Economic Conference (1933 : London, England)
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New-York, N.Y.)
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945.
Acheson, Dean (1893-1971)
Adenauer, Konrad (1876-1967)
Attlee, C.R. (Clement Richard) (1883-1967)
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes) (1870-1965)
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich (1906-1982)
Briand, Aristide (1862-1932)
Bush, George (1924-2018)
Castro, Fidel (1926-2016)
Chamberlain, Neville (1869-1940)
Churchill, Winston (1874-1965)
De Valera, Éamon (1882-1975)
Deng, Xiaoping (1904-1997)
Dulles, John Foster (1888-1959)
Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon (1897-1977)
Eichmann, Adolf (1906-1962)
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) (1890-1969)
Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)
Gandhi, Indira
Gándhí, Mahátma (1869-1948)
Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)
Goebbels, Joseph (1897-1945)
Goring, Hermann,
Gromyko, Andreĭ Andreevich (1909-1989)
Guevara, Che (1928-1967)
Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, I (1892-1975)
Hammarskjøld, Dag (1905-1961)
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell) (1891-1986)
Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1901-1989)
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)
Hồ, Chí-Minh (1890-1969)
Home of the Hirsel, Alec Douglas-Home, baron (1903-1995)
Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964)
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) (1908-1973)
Kelen, Emery (1896-1978)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) (1917-1963)
Kissinger, Henry (1923)
Kosygin, Aleksey Nikolayevich (1904-1980)
Krushchev, Nikita
Laval, Pierre (1883-1945)
‏Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich (1870-1924)
Lie, Trygve (1896-1968)
Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924)
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron (1803-1873)
Macdonald, James Ramsay (1866-1937)
Meir, Golda
Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945)
Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous (1913-1994)
Papen, Franz von (1879-1969)
Poincaré, Henri (1854-1912)
Ribbentrop, Joachim von (1893-1946)
Simon, John Allsebrook Simon, Viscount (1873-1954)
Stalin, Joseph (1878-1953)
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) (1900-1965)
Stresemann, Gustav (1878-1929)
Trotsky, Léon (1879-1940)
Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972)
Vyshinsky, Andrey Yanuaryevich (1883-1954)
Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)
Young, Owen D. (1874-1962)