Magazine Covers, 1984 - 2005
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two manuscript boxes of archival materials. The series of Acorns from Oakdale newsletters written by Abbett gives some insight into his interests and artistic career. In addition to this, a number of articles written by Abbett were published in The Pointing Dog Journal, The Retriever Journal, and Wildlife Art News, among other magazines, which provide instruction into the wildlife art style and technique. The collection also contains copies of print catalogs, tearsheets from magazines, calendars, and advertisements, and greeting cards. The materials accessioned in July of 2006 are related to the process of creating the portrait of James Stewart, which hangs in the Museum. The materials include color and black-and-white photographs, 35mm color slides, and copies of a color photocopied letter from Stewart to Abbett. In 2007, Abbett loaned the Museum his covers for various books and movie posters to be scanned and preserved digitally on CD. The originals were returned to Abbett and the scanned images are saved onto CDs and a hard drive.
- 1984 - 2005
- Abbett, Robert K. (Artist, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The Robert K. Abbett Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
From the Collection: 0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 CDR)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English