3 boxes, 4 binders
About Alice E. Cosgrove
Alice Ericson Cosgrove was born in Concord, N.H. on February 16, 1909. Encouraged by her father, she pursued her child- hood interest in art and in 1925 enrolled in the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston. She finished her studies in 1929 and shortly thereafter married Roland Cosgrove, also an artist, returning to Concord in the early 1930s with her daughter. She found steady employment with the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project in 1935 (a national program for unemployed artists during the Depression). During World War II Cosgrove drafted precision dials at the Hoyt Electrical Instrumental Works, and continued painting in her spare time. In 1946 she began working for the Planning and Development Commission of New Hampshire, designing and producing promotional artwork for the state until her retirement in 1971. Among her many projects were geological maps, posters, and covers for state publications. She created the figure of “Chippa Granite” to promote tourism and agriculture in New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Marine Memorial on Hampton Beach. She died on December 7, 1971.
About the Alice E. Cosgrove Collection
This collection consists of correspondence, subject files, and a photographic record of the paintings, drawings, and promotional artwork done by Alice Cosgrove that were featured in a 1987 exhibit held at the University of New Hampshire Art Galleries. Major themes include portraits and New Hampshire promotional artwork. The four binders and detailed inventory accompanying the collection were prepared by Mary Louise Hancock.
I. CorrespondenceBOX 1 f.1 From Mary Louise Hancock, 1986-1990. f.2 To Mary Louise Hancock, A-B, 1984-1990. f.3 To Mary Louise Hancock, C-G, 1985-1990. f.4 To Mary Louise Hancock, H-P, 1985-1990. f.5 To Mary Louise Hancock, R-T, 1984-1990. f.6 To Mary Louise Hancock, W, 1968-1990. f.7 Unidentified, 1984-1987.
II. Subject FilesBOX 1 f.8 Adventures in New Hampshire. f.9 Air Brush Teddy Bear, 10/16/47. f.10 Budget for Exhibition Pictures. f.11 Chippa Granite. f.12 Christmas Cards (folder 1 of 2). f.13 Christmas Cards (folder 2 of 2). f.14 Designed by Alice Cosgrove (misc.)(folder 1 of 3). f.15 Designed by Alice Cosgrove (misc.)(folder 2 of 3). f.16 Designed by Alice Cosgrove (misc.)(folder 3 of 3). f.17 Exhibits Folder (folder 1 of 2). f.18 Exhibits Folder (folder 2 of 2). f.19 Exhibition. BOX 2 f.1 Exhibition Catalog (folder 1 of 2). f.2 Exhibition Catalog (folder 2 of 2). f.3 Exhibition Guest List. f.4 Exhibition Reception. f.5 Exhibition Videotape. f.6 Foliage Bulletins, 1948. f.7 Framing. f.8 Grant Requests to NH Charitable Fund. f.9 List of Photos given to UNH Library, 6/6/90. f.10 Marine Memorial. f.11 Miscellaneous. f.12 Memorial Service. f.13 NH Historical Society. f.14 Photographic Record given to UNH, 6/6/90. f.15 Publicity (folder 1 of 2). f.16 Publicity (folder 2 of 2). f.17 Recreational Calendars. f.18 Retirement. f.19 Samples, 1946-1953. f.20 University Art Galleries Loan Agreement. f.21 WPA Federal Art Project Exhibition.
III. PhotographsBOX 3 f.1 Eastern States, 1957. f.2 Eastern States, 1959. f.3 Montreal, Winter 1959-60. f.4 Eastern States, 1961. f.5 Montreal November, 1961 Northland & Profile. f.6 Montreal November, 1961 Northland & Profile(negatives). f.7 New York, Spring 1961. f.8 Transportation Displays, Winter 1961-62. f.9 Autumn Extra 1962. f.10 Avis Window, 1962. f.11 Boston, Autumn 1962. f.12 Boston, November 1962. f.13 Eastern States, 1962. f.14 Eastern States, 1962 (slides). f.15 Montreal, November 1962 Arts & Crafts. f.16 Montreal, April 1962. f.17 Mobile New York, Autumn 1962/Visitors Center, 1964. f.18 New York Arts & Crafts, November 1962. f.19 New York, Summer 1962. f.20 Transportation Display Islands, Winter 1962-63 Skiing. f.21 Transportation Display Islands, Summer 1962. f.22 US Travel Office London, August 1962. f.23 Cleveland 1963. f.24 Left Window Columbus Ave., 1963. f.25 Montreal, Autumn 1963. f.26 Montreal, May 1963. f.27 New York, Winter 1963-64. f.28 Photoscenic NH, Summer 1963. f.29 Transportation Display Islands, Winter 1963-64. f.30 Bicentennial Concord, 1964. f.31 Boston, Autumn 1964. f.32 Cleveland, 1964. f.33 Eastern States, 1964. f.34 Eastern States, 1964 (Industrial Exhibit). f.35 New York, Spring 1964 Old Man of the Mountains. f.36 New York, Summer 1964. f.37 New York, 1964-65. f.38 Boston, Autumn 1965. f.39 Boston Sportsman Show, 1965. f.40 Eastern States, 1965 (color). f.41 Montreal, Winter 1965-66. f.42 Prison Warden Conference Boston, 1965. f.43 Boston, Autumn 1966. f.44 Boston Office, November 22, 1966. f.45 Boston, Spring 1966. f.46 Boston, Summer 1966. f.47 Eastern States, 1966. f.48 Liquor Warehouse Concord, October 28, 1966 (for dedication). f.49 Mineral Exhibit, 1966. f.50 Boston Arcade, Autumn 1967. f.51 Boston Window, 1967. f.52 Eastern States & Camping Shows, 1967 & 1968. f.53 Montreal Office, Autumn 1967. f.54 New York Office Display, Winter 1967. f.55 Spaulding-Potter Charitable Trusts, April 1967. f.56 Travel Show, 1967-68. f.57 Alcoholics Division H&E, September 1968. f.58 Boston Window, Spring 1968. f.59 Display of Promotional Material (McQuaid), 1968. f.60 Graphic Art Display, Visitor Center, October 1968. f.61 Model for Ski Display, Eastern States, 1968. f.62 New England Camping & Trailer Show January 24-29, 1968. f.63 Resources, Summer 1968. f.64 Visitor Center, State House, Summer 1968. f.65 Boston Office Window, Winter 1969-70. f.66 Eastern States, 1969. f.67 New England Boat Show February 8-16, 1969. f.68 New England Sportsman Show january 18-26, 1969. f.69 Travel Show Reconstruction, 1969. f.70 Boston Office Window, Autumn 1970. f.71 Boston Office Window, Spring-Summer 1970. f.72 Concord Liquor Store, May 1970. f.73 Display for Coastal Problems, April 1970 (held in MA). f.74 Drawing of Display at New York Office, Autumn 1970. f.75 Nashua Rest Area, 1970. f.76 Sportsman Show, 1970. f.77 Sunopee Display, 1970. f.78 Eastern States, 1971. f.79 Eastern States. f.80 Exhibits by Cosgrove. f.81 Model for Eastern States Display. f.82 New England Vacation Center. f.83 NH Coast-Uses & Problems. f.84 Photo for Assembling. f.85 Ski Safari Booth. f.86 State departments. f.87 Various Exhibits. f.88 Slides. Binders 1-4 Photographs (in black/white and color) of Alice Cosgrove's work (portraits, murals, advertisements, statues). Some of the images were taken from items exhibited at Alice Cosgrove: A New Hampshire Artist, University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, January 26 through March 12, 1987.
IV. VideotapeBOX 3 Videotape record of the above exhibited items.