Preliminary Guide to the Harry McGuire Collection
Preliminary Guide to the Harry McGuire Collection, ca. 1959-1980 [bulk dates 1910s-1966]
Collection number: SBHC Mss 54Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
- Processed by:
- Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
- Date Completed:
- April 22, 2011
- Encoded by:
- A. Demeter
- British Engravings, Handbills, and Related
- Caricatures/Cartoons/Drawings (mainly for Ringmaster)
- Hogarth Prints
- McGuire, Harry. Tales of Rod and Gun: A Collection of the Best American Hunting and Fishing Stories. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1931.
- McGuire, Harry. Twelve Tales. Santa Barbara: Schauer Printing Studio, 1962.
Biographical / Personal Material
Autobiographical - Memories, volumes II and III (typescript, covering years 1930-1942, found in Monaghan Collection, 7/8/03)
Bibliography (cards by Jay Monaghan re McGuire's writings)
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing)
Huxley, Julian S.
Ilma, Viola, 1932-1945
Phillips, Charles, 1924-1934
University of Notre Dame (includes Knute Rockne corr.)
Hornaday, William T. (conservationist, director of New York Zoological Park, organized the Permanent Wild Life Protective Fund, with 32 founders, including Max C. Fleischmann of Santa Barbara), 1927-1936
Lindsey, Ben [Judge], 1927-1943
Mahony, Patrick, ca. 1962-1965
O'Donnell, Father Charles, 1923-1924
Diaries, Journals, Notebooks, Scrapbooks
Diaries (additional, found in Jay Monaghan papers in 2007)
1900, and poss. 1921, and 1929
1927 - European trip
ca. 1920s-1930s - articles, dates, publishers [of works by HM?]
Jan. 3, 1927-June 1929 - New York: arts and events, incl. Jan. 1929 "strange party for Carl Sandburg"
1929 - Wyoming hunting trip; leaving Denver
Notre Dame - grades, 1921, 1923
Culver Military Academy - first prize award for one-act play, May 23, 1925
The Santa Maria - organ of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, with articles by HM, who also was the Grand Knight of the organization, 1925, 1927
Notre Dame Alumnus, Oct. 1925, May 1935
Mexico Trip, 1930
Camp Fire Club of America (McGuire was dinner speaker), 1933
First American Youth Congress - Report, listing HM as Chairman of the Advisory Board, Aug. 15-17, 1934
New York (mainly receipts), ca. 1938-1942
Editor / Publisher / Writer
Scope and Content Note
College of the Sacred Heart (Denver, CO) - The Brown and the Gold (monthly), HM Associate Editor, 1919-1921
Official 1924 Football Review, University of Notre Dame - HM co-editor, and including poem about Knute Rockne, "Rock and His Men," by HM, 1924
PAN: Poetry and Youth (Notre Dame) - HM co-editor and contributor of several poems, 1925-1926
Outdoor Life - Sales prospectus, listing Harry McGuire as editor and J. A. McGuire as associate editor, ca. 1932; expanded sales prospectus, Harry McGuire listed as editor, 1934
Twelve Tales (Santa Barbara: Schauer Printing Studio, 1962) - two presentation copies have been cataloged separately and are housed in Special Collections
Scope and Content Note
The Scribbler's Book of Notre Dame Verse - "In an Old Church in Manila" and "Love Song" by HM, 1923
Notre Dame Scholastic - mentions of HM activities at Notre Dame, Oct. 10, 1924
Notre Dame Scholastic - "Ode to Washington" by HM, Feb. 28, 1925
Notre Dame Scholastic - "Momroth" [class poem] by HM, June 13, 1925
The Commonweal - "Harkness Memorial Tower (Yale University)" poem by HM, Feb. 16, 1927
The Drama - "When the Ship Goes Down: A Play" by HM, Dec. 1927
The Log of the Little Theatre - "The Society Woman in Theatre" by HM, Mar. 1928
The Catholic World - "Dante" by HM, Feb. 1929
The Drama - "Beyond 'Strange Interlude'" by HM, Mar. 1929
The Commonweal - "Rostand's Last Play" review by HM of Edmond Rostand's The Last Night of Don Juan, Jan. 29, 1930
The Nation - "Colorado Bars Judge Lindsey" by HM, Apr. 9, 1930
The Commonweal - "Among the Mohawks" review by HM of Arthur Pound's Johnson of the Mohawks
American Game Conference - "Grazing and Other Game Problems of the West" address by HM, Nov. 30, 1932
Modern Youth - "Manchukuo (verse)" by HM, Apr. 1933
Sports Afield ... - "Four O'clock Mallards" by HM, Sept. 1935
Sports Afield ... - "Cow Pastures in Wyoming" by HM, Nov. 1935
Time - biographical essay on HM, on the occasion of the launching of > Ringmaster, Apr. 13, 1936
Tide of Advertising and Marketing - essay on HM and Ringmaster, May 1936
Alabama Rammer Jammer - "Caricature: A New Medium for Grown-Up America" by HM, re Ringmaster, Oct. 1936
Cue (New York's Entertainment Magazine) - "Traffic" by HM, Nov. 6, 1937
Bachelor - "Yale Club, New York" by HM, Jan. 1938
New York: Where To Go - "Around New York" column by HM, Apr-Aug. 1938
Typescripts - stories, with notes on magazines submitted to and rejected or published; several included in Twelve Tales, n.d.
McGuire, J. A. [father of HM]
Scope and Content Note
Drawing of [Cougar?] - inscribed by unknown artist, Denver, Oct. 27, 1899
Denver Wheel Club - Dinner, with signatures of members, Apr. 11, 1906
Pacific Sportsman - recommendation for Outdoor Life, Sept. 1907
Indians - correspondence in/out, newsletters, reports, articles, and other material re the Society of the American Indian, Native American-related issues, and federal legislation on Native American affairs, incl. material by Native American rights advocate Joseph W. Latimer, ca. 1922-1930
Colorado Museum of Natural History - Pictorial Guide to the Museum Exhibits, incl. grizzly bear statue by Louis P. Jonas, presented by J. A. McGuire, long-time trustee of the Museum, Aug. 1936
Estate Settlement, 1942-1943
Memorials and Death Notices, 1966
Research Notes (cards, arranged chronologically, by Jay Monaghan, re McGuire's life, including notes from correspondence, diaries and notebooks, and from inscriptions and marginalia in books of McGuire's, which help establish his whereabouts at given times, his relationships with a number of people, and his thoughts about various issues)
Santa Barbara Years
House Contents (lists and notes)
Legal Documents (including will and related correspondence)
Letterhead stationery - 2311 Garden St.
Music Academy (Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Council of Arts - contains some material from Jay Monaghan about the Council's activities after McGuire's death, especially programs held in the McGuire house, issues surrounding the constitution and composition of the officers and the board of the organization, and 1979 sale of the house by UCSB, ca. 1950s-1970s
Theatre Arts Monthly, July 1933
Notre Dame Men - mention of Notre Dame Scholastic, ca. 1934
Playbill (NY) - unclear if HM had any role in its production, ca. 1936
Ridgeway Theatre (Ridgeway, NY) - program, 1936-1937
Cue: New York's Own Entertainment Magazine, 1937
Rob Wagner's Script (Beverly Hills, CA) - subscription sent to HM at Ringmaster in New York, 1937-1938
File on alcoholism, ca. 1945
Other, ca. 1922-1950
British Engravings, Handbills, and Related
Scope and Content Note
Alexandra Palace - handbills, programs
Bagnigge Wells - incl. prints (1 colored), engravings, and mounted clippings
Bartholomew Fair - 10 items, including handbills and mounted clippings
Chingford Church - engraving and page of text
Circuses (20th century) - 4 original drawings and 1 poster (mainly relating to the Bertam Mills and the Olympia Circus)
Circuses, Fairs and Exhibitions - 19 items, including engravings, handbills, posters, clippings, and 1 colored print: "Mr. Grimaldi"
Cremorne Gardens - 10 items, including sheet music, 1 engraving, and clippings
Cuper's Gardens, Lambeth - 2 engravings, 1 of them colored
Edinburgh - 1 colored print
Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly - 2 handbills
Frost Fair on the Thames - 1 drawing and 3 leaves, with engravings and clippings attached
Great Exhibition of 1862 - engravings
Greenwich Fair - engraving
Hampton - 1 engraving
Mayfair - 3 leaves, with notices and clippings attached
Ranelagh House - 3 engravings and one colored print
Rosherville Gardens, Gravesend and 1 set of printed documents re sale of Rosherville Gardens, 1900
Royal Grecian Saloon - handbills, program notices, engraving
St. Helena Tavern and Gardens - handbill
Surrey Zoological Gardens - mostly handbills, but including 1 print: "View of the City of Rome, as now Exhibiting in the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens"
Taverns - engravings
Vauxhall Gardens - mostly handbills, but including 2 colored prints
Miscellany - mainly engravings; 1 printed notice re County of Cornwall, 27 Dec. 1659
Caricatures / Cartoons / Drawings
Scope and Content Note
"Eddy Duchin" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 5)
"Fronts and Backs," 1932
Becker, Kenneth and Fred
"Dr. Townsend" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 42)
"Ely Culbertson" (in Ringmaster, Sept.-Oct. 1936, p. 7)
"Daniel Frohmann" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 31)
1 untitled [in map cabinet]
Crawford, W. H.
"Heywood Broun and Arthur Brisbane"
"Guy Pene du Bois" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 33)
"Harry Sternberg" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 32)
"Kenneth Hayes Miller"
"Rockwell Kent" (in Ringmaster, Sept.-Oct. 1936, p. 12)
Delbridge, W. C.
1 untitled, [in map cabinet]
Gallagher, M. J.
"Eamon de Valera" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 15)
"Andrew Mellon: Patron of Arts. Prisonmade Aluminum Profits into Marketable Masterpieces"
"Barbara hutton. Dime Store Glamour (Woolworth) Royalty, Romance, Economic Nymphomaniac"
"Charles Rx Walgreen: Patent medicine man, Red Baiter - Publicity Seeker, Exploiter on a Drug Store Chain Gang"
"Design for a Democratic Party Stamp. Steam Roller Issue"
"Donald Day: Chicago Tribune Sniper. In Riga, Latvia"
"Fritz Thyssen. Graf Industrialist of the Ruhr. Hitler's 'silent' partner"
"General P. Hugh Johnson: Arbitrator of Economics"
"Geneva Peace Conference Plum Pudding: Sir Simon Serves"
"Howard Chandler Christy. Academic Pornographer. Classicised Jingoism"
"Madame Secretary of Labor: Frances Perkins"
"Nicholas Butler walks the slack rope of Liberalism"
"Officers of the Guard (Fourth International)" [William R. Hearst and Mr. Leon Trotsky]
"Walter Lippmann (and typewriter) Commentator"
"William Green: President of the American Federation of Labor. Settles a Strike"
Johnson, C. A.
"Gustav of Sweden" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 25)
"Franklin D. Roosevelt" (cover of Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936)
"The Great Civil War of 1936" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936. P. 24) [in map cabinet]
"William B. Seabrook"
La Palme, Robert
"Mr. Mussolini Crowns the New King of Ethiopia"
"Greenwich Village Café" (in Ringmaster, Sept.-Oct. 1936, p. 2)
"William Faulkner while working on a sonnet in his Southern retreat pauses to catch his breath" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 9)
"John S. Martin" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 8)
"Ralph McA. Ingersoll" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 8)
"Dolly Gann" and "Joseph Schechter" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 18)
"Helen Hayes" (in Ringmaster, Sept.-Oct. 1936, p. 37)
"Helen Wills Moody" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 47)
"Margo" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 21)
[Mencken, H. L.]
"Mr. Mike Romanoff" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 22)
"Mr. Patrick Hurley" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 22)
"Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 18)
"Robert Hutchins" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 28)
"Sea Serpent" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 22)
"Vera, Countess of Cathcart" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 22)
"Alf M. Landon" (cover of Ringmaster, Nov. 1936)
"Jesse Owens" (cover of Ringmaster, Sept-Oct. 1936)
de Pauw, Victor
"Eddie Cantor Broadcasts from the Archives of the Society of Radio Comics to the Youth of America on the Wickedness of Plagiarism" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 53)
2 untitled, with inscriptions to Harry McGuire
"Foreign-Ambassador-at-Large Joachim von Ribbentrop combines sport with poliitics on during frequent London sojourns" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 17)
"General Goering strengthens German-Polish commercial and political cooperation during bear hunting excursions in Poland" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 17)
"Gentleman-Ambassador Herr von Papen, a modern siren, tries to convince the Austrian Chancellor, Schuschnigg, that Austrian Gemuetlichkeit may fit into Nazi ideology" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 16)
"John L. Lewis"
"Mrs. Roosevelt" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 12)
"Reichsbankminister Dr. Schacht, a modern Mercurius, barters his way through the Balkans" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 16)
"Baptism of Billy the Kid: William Saroyan receives the blessing of his spiritual godfathers" (in Ringmaster, Sept-Oct. 1936, p. 4)
Taylor, Howard "Hod"
"Alexander Woollcott" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 21; winner of Ringmaster's First Simon-Pure Contest)
"Dago Riviera" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 38)
"Gorgeo de Chirio: Revolt of the Horses" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 38)
"Henri Mattrasse" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 11)
"James Joyce" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 36)
"Morbidliani: Portrait of Mme. Girafe" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 10)
"Pueblo Pizazza: Deux Femmes avec un Gupy" (in Ringmaster, July-Aug. 1936, p. 39)
"Pueblo Pizazza: Femme a la banan" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 11)
"Surprise Party: Monsieur Picasso is Visited by Some of the Ladies He Has Wronged (Plastically)" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 43)
"Wlsmir Kindinksky: Distraction No. 94A" (in Ringmaster, Nov. 1936, p. 10)
"Pagliacci," "Madame Butterfly," and "Gotterdammerung" (all apparently by same artist)
4 untitled (all apparently by same artist)
1 untitled - swirling figures
Scope and Content Note
"A midnight modern conversation," [n.d., poss. as early as 1732-1733]
[the act against strolling players], Mar. 25, 1738
"The distrest poet," Dec. 15, 1740
"The enraged musician," Nov. 30, 1741
"Taste in High Life," 1742
"Mr. Garrick in the character of Richard the 3d," June 20, 1746
"An election entertainment," plate I, 24 Feb. 1755
"Canvassing for votes," Plate II, 20 Feb. 1757
"Chairing the members," plate 4, 1 Jan. 1758
"The polling," Plate III, 20 Feb. 1758
"Beggar's Opera, Act III, When my hero in Court appears...," 1 July 1790
"Bambridge on trial for murder...," June 1, 1803
Scope and Content Note
Hinton, W. H. - [canoe negotiating rapids], oil [in map cabinet]
1 untitled [boy standing in water], oil (on the back: "Frank, in Carmel, Sept. 1912")
5 untitled [landscapes], oils (on the back of one: "Carmel, Sept. 1914")
No. 1: Early album, black/white prints, captions in English, Panama Pacific International Exposition - San Francisco, 1915 (buildings, airplanes and pilots Silvio Pettirossi and Charley Niles), dog "Jupi", camping/automobile trips [Colorado], tennis champs, Nevada desert, northern California (Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Glen Ellen, [home of Jack London], whale at Monterey, Santa Fe (NM), Universal Studios (LA), last date 1921
No. 2: Black/white prints, no captions, HM in school years, Yellowstone (geysers, feeding bears), oil fields, lodge, Japan, fishing/hunting/camping/automobile trips, Native Americans, ca. 1922 [on license plate] -1931 [large print with captions]
No. 3: Black/white prints, no captions, Mexico? Some vehicles look earlier than No. 1, truck with camping supplies, fishing/hunting/camping/automobile trips, deep sea fishing, New York - HM and man with sandwich–board advertising Ringmaster magazine, ca. 1920s-1936
No. 4: Small snapshot album, no captions, deep sea fishing trip, some of same images as in No. 2, ca. 1920s-1930s
No. 5: Black/white prints, no captions, HMN on hunting and fishing trips, Vermont, residence at Elizabethtown (NY), [Santa Barbara?], ca. late 1930s-early 1950s
No. 6: "The Afternoon Club" [Santa Barbara] - incl. Avery Brundage, Mildred Couper, Nazrin Farouk, Jack Gillespie, Raymond Holey,Shirley Munger, various musical groups, ca. 1953-1957
Chronological - 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, n.d.
Arapahoe Hunt Club, 1930
Bicyclists - photographed by J. A. McGuire at Allen's Park, south of Morrison, CO, about 1890
McGuire, Harry - snapshots and portraits, from childhood to adulthood
McGuire, J. A.
Mexico - Pedras Negras, 1930
"A Pictorial Study of Middle Mississippi Region" - by HW, part of Architecture in the Midwest series, b/w prints of historic houses, many apparently in Illinois, n.d.
UCSB's McGuire House
Lantern Slides - Most black/white
Western / Mexico scenes, n.d.
"Defenses in Juarez" - D. W. Hoffman
Stagecoaches - hand colored
Utah Railway, 7 1/2% Grade - hand colored
Negatives - b/w
Glass - some apparent copy negatives, incl. Native American burial and No. 23: "The Triumphal Entry," D. W. Hoffman
Film - all film in good shape, no deterioration noted
Cross Mountain and Stage Road ...
Harry McGuire and Countess Teresa
Harry McGuire and large fish (print in HM file above)
Harry McGuire as child (round neg and print in HM file above)
Indians - packet of 25-30, blurry, ca. 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Jay [Monaghan?] and Jim on Upper White River (neg. and print)
Madero's Headquarters (neg. and print)
Mexico - [Madero's Headquarters ?]
Sailing on Lake [Cayuga] (neg. and print)
Photos - Oversize
Grizzly bear diorama - poss. Denver Natural History Museum, framed photo, ca. 1900
Man on window ledge
[McGuire?] family - mounted group photo, ca. 1900
Notre Dame - National Football Champions, mounted group photo, 1924
Wood clapboard house - hand-colored
Scope and Content Note
McGuire, J. A. - includes clippings of JAM bicycling accomplishments, 1896, marriage to Rose Eleanor Jungeboldt, editorship of Cycling West, and Outdoor Life, and some unrelated items such as poems and political cartoons, ca. 1886-1909
McGuire, J. A. - Given to JAM by HM for Christmas 1911, includes clippings re JAM, his hunting and fishing exploits, and other activities; also 1924 article about HM winning a 1924 national poetry contest offered by Columbiad magazine; some loose items at end of scrapbook, ca. 1910-1927
McGuire, Harry - includes clippings about HM's accomplishments, especially tennis and oratory, as well as other things apparently of interest to him, ca. 1913-1921
McGuire, Harry - mainly Notre Dame years, with stories and poems by HM, articles re other activities with organizations like the Scribblers, football (incl. photo of Knute Rockne), satirical articles about Ku Klux Klan (at time of its greatest influence, particularly in Indiana, where targets included Catholics), also some later (1944) loose clippings, ca. 1921-1925
McGuire, Harry - primarily newspaper clippings, not arranged chronologically, some relating to Yale years, political row at Youth Congress, marriage to and divorce from Miriam Forster of Lawrence, Ma (1929-1931), involvement in Denver theatre groups, editorship of Outdoor Life (first in Denver, then moving to Mount Morris, IL in early 1930s), involvement in conservation issues - fishing, duck hunting, sheep grazing, auto accident in 1933, life in SB in latter 1940s, including rental dispute as apartment house owner in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, together with a few earlier items such as 1914 report card from Denver public school, most ca. 1927-1949
McGuire, Harry - clippings re Santa Barbara years, most re HM involvement in the S.B. social scene, organizing and hosting events and parties, many music-related, Music Academy of the West, Council of Arts, Ganna Walska and Lotusland, debutante balls, 1954 caricature show, 1954 articles mentioning a Mrs. HM - with photos of her, involvement in Republican Party events and President of Republican Men's Club, 1950-1955
Scope and Content Note
Dress sketches, with descriptions and fabric swatches, n.d.
Engravings - 2 signed engravings, possibly of Florence, Italy
Harper's Weekly, Nov. 14, 1863
New York Infirmary for Women and Children - The Velvet Ball and Debutante Election Cotillion, Waldorf-Astoria Ball Room, Oct. 30, 1936
Santa Barbara Council of Arts - scrapbook with newspaper clippings re programs, 1956-1965
Sketches - of HM and others
Tattler and American Sketch, Mar. 1932