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Professional and Private Archive of Correspondence, Original Artwork, and Published Pieces

COPELAND, Lawrence Harl [L'Harl] France, Cleveland, and others, 1912-1970. Substantial private and professional archive of Cleveland-based artist, ad-man, typographer, designer, and Kokoon Klub member Lawrence Harl Copeland (1889-1977). Collection consists of fifty-seven (57) pieces of correspondence of which fifty-one were written by Copeland to his then-fiancée (and later wife) Helene Bander while a private serving in France during World War I, amounting to 209 pages of text; fifty-nine (59) leaves of sample letterhead designs; thirty-two (32) trade catalogs; fifteen (15) Christmas cards and letters of condolence to the Copelands; nineteen (19) pieces of original art by Harl Copeland; twenty-one (21) maquettes, including early states of plates from the author's work "Pith"; seventeen (17) Christmas cards designed by Copeland, including various states; three publications on typography, one inscribed by the author to Copeland; twenty-five (25) newspaper clippings; a copy of Copeland's artist book "Pith" (1931); two original steel cut blocks for Copeland's Christmas cards; one plaster relief of a nude woman (32.5x28cm.) designed by Copeland for the Kokoon Klub; one oil painting still life by Copeland's fellow Kokoon Klub member William Sommer (1867-1949); and two pieces of attendant ephemera, including a printed slip accomplished in manuscript noting Copeland's entry for the $1000 Sunburst Cover Prize submitted in 1921 while he was employed with Full & Smith; and one invitation to the Kokoon Klub for the Eighth Annual Auction of Kokoon Members, 1930. Copeland's collection of letterhead samples quite dampstained, else the remaining contents of the collection are in Very Good to Fine condition.