Group I: Bloomsbury and the Visual Arts in Chicago
1. Arts Club Papers, Catalog of An Exhibition of Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso with an Introduction by Clive Bell, 1923
Arts Club Papers, Series 1, Box 1, Folder 21
In folder with the correspondence about this exhibit among Harshe, Roullier, Prince Argotinsky, etc.
2. Arts Club Papers, Letter from Clive Bell to Alice Roullier, 1930
Arts Club Papers, Series 5, Box 2, Folder 29
“The fact is I have asked that little German paintress, whom I was to pilot—and who has ceased suddenly to be a fuzzy little art-student and become an elegant and entourée cinema-actress—to lunch on Monday. She is amiable and simple, nowise remarkable, shall I bring her? I shan't be in the least surprised if you say no: only in that case I can't come—for I never let women down. Please make a note of that.”
3. Arts Club Papers, Letter from Clive Bell to Bobsy Goodspeed, 1939
Arts Club Papers, Series 1, Box 24, Folder 394
Regarding an exhibit of Vanessa Bell's and Duncan Grant's work (which didn't take place). Rishona Zimring makes the point that the Arts Club was advocating British modernism before the Second World War alongside the European avant-garde. The club exhibited Fry's work, for instance, in 1933.
4.Catalog of the International Exhibition of Modern Art (Armory Show) at the Art Institute of Chicago
Case N5015. A8 1913
Owned by Alice Roullier. Inside front cover: “Went with Alice&Will Henderson&Roland Young of Welch players.—“Hindle Wake's”= After all had dinner at Tip Top Inn then back to WPH studio. (Alice Roullier) Per R.W.S.”
Group II: Print cultures in Chicago
5. Recent Paintings By Vanessa Bellwith a Foreword by Virginia Woolf (The London Artists Association,1930).
Case VV 1145 .087
Plain binding, slim book, interest is that it was owned by Morton Dauwen Zabel.
6. Virginia Woolf, The Captain's Death Bed(New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950)
Case PR 6045. 072 C3 1950b
Vanessa Bell designed cover; published posthumously; price tag from Carson Pirie Scott&Co. $3 (Chicago department store with a book department with new literature); gift of Palmer Dawson.