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Guy Lockwood Papers & Additional Paper Materials

Identifier: AC-2019-070

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of material including stories, scrapbooks, art school material, and magazines that were collected and created by Guy Lockwood.

There are three different magazines that were created by Lockwood: Art MagazineArt Magazine, Art and Life MagazineArt and Life Magazine, and The Student Art Magazine. These magazines serve as a helpful resource for armature artists with tips to improve their art with photographs and art prints that can serve as examples.

There are the scrapbooks that were collected by Lockwood. Several of the books were filled with cartoons that were drawn by Lockwood and there were a few scrapbooks that have cartoons that don’t appear to be drawn by Lockwood but they served as inspiration for Lockwood.


  • Creation: 1904-1942



23.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Within the inventory the Lockwood Papers are sorted by how they were received from the Kalamazoo Public Library. The headings of folders are for individual papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by the Kalamazoo Public Library which received the collection from the family.

Physical Description

The material of the boxes vary from stories/papers created by Lockwood, art magazines, books from the Lockwood Art School, scrapbooks used by Lockwood.

The papers were publications created by Guy Lockwood and they consisted of a wide variety of subjects. The papers are all “8.5 x 11” and are all in good condition. There is evidence of fading, yellowing, and tearing but all of the work is still legible. The papers are all type written and some of the papers have copies that appear to be revisions of the original work. With the papers there are markings on them that indicate edits/revisions.

There are three different magazines are in good condition, little signs of deterioration. The pages of the magazines are also in good condition, they are typed in black ink, there are various cartoons and drawing scattered throughout the magazine. The dimensions of the magazines are “9 x 11.5”.

The Art Course books were used in the Lockwood Art School and they were typical textbooks that a student would use in an art course. The books are in good condition there is little signs of deterioration. The covers of the books are hardcover and the pages are connected to the spine. The covers came in different colors such as gold/brown, blue, and green and this is to designate different lesson section. The pages of the book are also in good condition there is very little signs of damage, they are typed in black ink and are still legible. The content of the book contains several different types of various art lessons required to teach an general art course. The dimensions of the books are “9 x 12”.

There are the scrapbooks, collected by Lockwood, appear to be in good condition. There are several different books some books are hardcover with pages tied to the spine and others are hardcover with the pages bound to the spine. The pages are in good condition, they are composed of drawings in black ink. The cartoons drawn by Lockwood have Socialist values within them. The drawn cartoons range in various sizes and the cartoons not drawn by Lockwood appear to be have been cut from magazines. The dimension of the books range from “11 x 17”, “11 x 15”, “11 x 18”, “12.5 x 14.5”, “13 x 19”, and “15 x 19”.

Finally, there is a folder of material encased in mylar. The material in the folder are blueprints of architecture designed by Lockwood. The objects encased in mylar are in good condition and are clearly legible and the dimensions of the material ranges from “14 x 11”, “14 x 11.5”, “14 x 12”, and “15 x 11”.


Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490