Ralph Ivy Papers

MC 1504

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Russell and Krista Oldham, 2012.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Ivy, Ralph
Title
Ralph Ivy Papers
Inclusive Dates
1981-2001
Identification
MC 1504
Extent
2.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Ralph Ivy Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries on April 4, 2003, by Ralph Ivy of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Russell; completed in October 2012.

Related Collection

Jan C. Gosnell (MC 728)

Preferred Form of Citation

Ralph Ivy Papers (MC 1504), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

James Ralph Ivy was born in 1938 to Charles and Celia Ivy in Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas. At age seventeen he joined the Army, serving three years in Europe. Upon his return to the United States in 1959, Ivy moved to Pasadena, California to live with his parents and go to college. He later attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Southwest Missouri State University, California State University of Long Beach, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Ivy was a features writer and editor for the Northwest Arkansas Times for a period of time in the 1970s and 1980s. It was likely during this experience that he met fellow artist and friend Jan Gosnell, a political cartoonist, who is a contributor to some of the content within this collection. His book Halls of Ivy and the Town Around was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1984. His journals combine the written word with a unique style of artistry through drawings in various media including ink and felt-tipped pens, in color and black and white.

Scope and Content Note

The Ralph Ivy Papers consist of handwritten journal entries, sketches, and drawings dated from 1981 - 2001. Additional materials will be added to the collection periodically.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Journal, March 30, 1982 - April 27, 1982

Box 1 Folder 2

Journal, April 27, 1982 - May 13, 1982

Box 1 Folder 3

Journal, May 31, 1982 - June 13, 1982

Box 1 Folder 4

Journal, June 14, 1982 - July 2, 1982

Box 1 Folder 5

Journal, July 31, 1982 - November 1, 1982

Box 1 Folder 6

Journal, November 9, 1982 - June 31, 1983

Box 2 Folder 1

Journal, February 17, 1983 - April 25, 1983

Box 2 Folder 2

Journal, April 27, 1983 - July 2, 1983

Box 2 Folder 3

Journal, July 2, 1983 - February 11, 1984

Box 2 Folder 4

Journal, February 13, 1984 - August 1, 1984

Box 2 Folder 5

Journal, June 24, 1987 - August 10, 1998

Box 3 Folder 1

Journal, July 1, 1988 - July 16, 1990

Box 3 Folder 2

Journal, July 2, 1983 - August 1, 1991

Box 3 Folder 3

Journal, December 25, 1992 - October 5, 2001

Box 4 Folder 1

Plaid Journal, January 12, 1981 - July 26, 1983 (Oversize)

Box 4 Folder 2

Spiral Sketchbook, November 14, 1981 (Oversize)

Box 4 Folder 3

Brown Leather Journal, April 17, 1985 - March 20, 1990 (Oversize)

Box 4 Folder 4

Ivy-Gosnell Journal Vol. 1, January 29, 1990 - January 1, 1991 (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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