Guide to the Fred and Dorothy Delp Artwork, circa 1928, undated

Summary Information

Title: Fred and Dorothy Delp Artwork, circa 1928, undated
Collection: AC.897
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (1 large flat box)
Abstract:

The collection contains 14 illustrations by Fred and Dorothy Delp. Dr. Fred Delp was a dentist from Rural Retreat, Virginia. The images are mainly of rural and small town life. Several of the drawings were used for James Pickett's Bit of Sunshine, published 1928. The drawings are in charcoal, ink, watercolor, and pencil.

Creator: Delp, Dorothy; Delp, Fred

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Fred Delp was a dentist from Rural Retreat, Virginia. Dorothy Delp was his second wife and co-illustrator. They produced illustrations for A Bit O' Sunshine, a book of poetry by hardware salesman and drummer James McChesney Prickett.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 14 illustrations, primarily of rural and small town life. The drawings are in charcoal, ink, watercolor, and pencil. Also included is a partially completed and undated Wythe County Public Schools Certificate for Fred Delp.

Arrangement

The illustrations are arranged by size and subject.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The materials were purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish on August 15, 2000 and accessioned as AC.2010.091. Additional artwork was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2014 and accessioned as AC.2014.131.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.897: Fred and Dorothy Delp Artwork, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Old Country Church, undated 

1 1

Woman Reading Seated [watercolor], undated 

1 2

The Worn-out Grip, undated 

1 3

Wythe County Public Schools Diploma, undated 

1 4

Children Looking In A Store Window at Christmas Time, undated 

1 5

Grow'd Doubly Dear, undated 

1 6

The Hardware Salesman Groans, undated 

1 7

Jed, undated 

1 8

Mis-spent Youth, undated 

1 9

Sary, I'm A' Dreamin' O' Ye, undated 

1 10

The Singers, undated 

1 11

Dimpled Hands, undated 

1 12

Nobody Would, undated 

1 13

The Old Sedan, undated 

1 14

Woman seated [half painted watercolor], undated 

1 15