Knight Kiplinger American statesmen portraiture collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains portraits in the form of lithographs, photographs and paintings. The objects in the collection date from about 1804-1960 with many undated objects. The accession files date from 1991-2001. These are from the collection of the Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.. Materials represent images of famous American politicians from Washington to Kennedy. Included is an almost complete set of small lithographs of every President from Washington to Kennedy, with a few Supreme Court Justices included. There are also several images of the wives of US Presidents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, military persons, and other major events and people from US History.
Some objects have a corresponding accession file which provides information about the objects. This file number can be found in the object note. Not all objects have files.
- Majority of material found within 1804-1960
- Kiplinger Washington Editors (Donor, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use.
Biographical / Historical
The Kiplinger Washington Editors was a family run publishing company in Washington DC. The Kiplinger family collected a large collection of art for the headquarters of the Kiplinger Washington Editors offices near Lafayette Square. Before its transfer, the Kiplinger Collection was one of the largest privately held collections of Washingtoniana. The collection has since been divided between the George Washington University and the Historical Society of Washington DC. GWU received the portraiture portion of the collection.
14.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains portraits in the form of lithographs, photographs and paintings of famous Americans and historical events. The materials date between 1804-2001 with a bulk of the collection being undated. Some of the objects corresponding control files with extra information on the object.
Organized into five series: Lithographs, Photographs, Paintings, Accession files, znc unsorted images.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Kiplinger Washington Editors, May 30, 2017 (2017.026)
- Lithographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Presidents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Presidents' spouses Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States presidents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Knight Kiplinger American statesmen portraiture collection, 1804-2001
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository
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