DEPOL, JOHN. Papers, 1955-1998.
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Guide to the John DePol Papers, 1955-1998 

Title: The John DePol Papers, 1955-1998 (bulk 1990-1998)

OCLC (Unique ID): 913535504

Dates: 1955-1998

Bulk Dates: 1990-1998

Extent: .2 linear feet (1 box)

Abstract: This collection consists of material donated to the Club by John DePol related to his professional life as a wood engraver.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], John De Pol Papers, 1955-1998 (bulk 1990-1995), The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by club archivist, Rachel Greer, in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, July, 2014.

Provenance: John DePol donated this collection to the Grolier Club in 1998.

Access Points: 

Names:
DePol, John, 1913-2004

Subjects:
Wood-engravings

Biographical Note: 
John DePol was born in New York City in 1913. As a young man he worked as a statistics clerk and securities runner on Wall Street and studied lithography in night classes at the Art Students League. In World War II he served in the Army Air Force, and was based in Northern Ireland. Both the neighborhood of his birth, Greenwich Village, and Ireland became inspirations for his solo work. 

Upon his return to the U.S., DePol did commercial work illustrating booklets, annual reports, and other corporate materials. In addition, he produced prints for limited-edition books and as standalone pieces. He worked for such publishers as John Anderson, Arthur Rushmore, John Fass. His work was featured in numerous exhibitions and books. Though he was most famous for his woodcuts, he also produced etchings, lithographs, and paintings. At the time of his death in 2004, he resided in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey with his wife.[1]

Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of materials donated to the Grolier Club by John DePol related to his career as a wood-engraver. The materials encompass documentation of publications and exhibitions, including ephemera, clippings, prints, and correspondence.

Arrangement Note: This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Folder titles, unless in brackets, were devised by the donor and transcribed from the original folders. 

Container List:

Box 

Folder 

Title

Date

1

1

About Bruce Rogers in Connection with Clarke and Way

1990-1998

1

2

About Bruce Rogers in Connection with Clarke and Way

1990-1998

1

3

[Address Label]

Undated

1

4

The Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes

1987-1998

1

5

DePol at Harper Collins Publishers, New York, July 1997

1997

1

6

“John DePol’s New York,” Exhibition, South Street Seaport Museum, November 1-March 15, 1998

1997-1998

1

7

Exhibition at Rutgers University/Newark, John Cotton Dana Library

1998

1

8

Miscellaneous

1955-1998

1

9

Miscellaneous

1997

1

10

Resurrection Ball

1998

1

11

Seven Wood Engravings by John DePol for A Boyhood in Iowa by Herbert Hoover

1986

1

12

William Jay Smith, Poet

1998

1

13

“A Time for Recollection”

1998




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