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"Myself and Others" by Alexander Brook


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980

Alexander Brook was a leader among New York City's mainstream figurative painters during the 1930s. He painted numerous scenes based on his observations from living in Savannah, Georgia.

The collection consists of a Xerox copy of a typed manuscript of "Myself and Others," the unpublished autobiography of Brook, containing many observations on the art world of the 1920s and 1930s.

Gift of John Graves in 1985. AM 85-89.

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

Open for research/

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

All copying, quoting, or publishing of this work requires the permission of John Graves, literary executor.

Collection Inventory

Obituary of Alexander Brook, 1980 February 27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Xerox Copy of Typescript, 1979. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

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