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Consists mostly of graphic arts materials of Howard McCormick, representing his work as a wood engraver, cover designer, illustrator, and muralist, and includes prime prints, tear sheets, sketches, lecture slides, linoleum blocks, glass plate negatives of Navajo, Hopi, and Apache Indian dances, photonegatives of a trip to Mexico, a wood engraving print of Abraham Lincoln's head, magazine articles written by McCormick, exhibition catalogs, and similar materials. Also includes letters to Howard McCormick from his brother Frederick, a Reuter's correspondent in the Far East, in which he describes living conditions, customs, and superstitions among the Chinese, recounts his experiences reporting the Russo-Japanese War, and gives his impressions of the Russians; and business and personal correspondence from relatives and family friends. Correspondents include Carl Akeley, Josephine Newell, and Grace McCormick Wilson.

Includes a woodblock print by Howard McCormick of Borglum's bust of Lincoln.

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