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Arrow Collar Collection

Identifier: MGHL-00032

This collection includes published materials and ephemera relating to American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). The collection is focused on Leyendecker's work for the Arrow Collar advertising campaign that took place from 1907-1931.The collection was compiled by Michael Murphy and many of the materials were used for his dissertation research. Murphy's dissertation is titled White Collared: Fashioning Masculinity in American Visual Culture.


  • 1800-2001
  • Other: bulk 1880-1920
  • Other: Date acquired


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to access.

Conditions Governing Use

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials. Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form. All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


3.00 linear feet

Arrangement Note

Items are arranged by material type. The contents of the colleciton are arranged as follows: Series 1: Scrapbooks Series 2: Catalogs Series 3: Collars Series 4: Advertisements

Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Modern Graphic History Library by Michael Murphy in January 2015.

Accruals and Additions

There are no accruals.

Related Materials

The Walt Reed Illustration Archive: contains tear sheets and magazines with the work of J.C. Leyendecker.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Andrea Degener in March 2016.


Arrow Collar Collection
Andrea Degener
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Revision Statements

  • 09099999: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Andrea Degener in March 2016.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Collecting Area

Skye Lacerte, Curator
West Campus Library
7425 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton MO 63105 US
(314) 935-5495