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Series IV: Prints and Artwork


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Pohndorff Yates Collection was originally housed by the College's Permanent Art Collection, but was later transferred to the Department of Special Collections. The collection was cataloged item-by-item by staff of the Permanent Art Collection, and the index cards produced during cataloging are available by request in Special Collections. A printed catalog to a portion of the collection was prepared in 1975 by two Skidmore students, Carole Cunningham and John G. Danzer. The catalog is available in Special Collections.

Upon its receipt by Special Collections, the Pohndorff Yates Collection was organized by subject. Series in the collection include Documents and Ephemera, Newspapers, Magazines and Maps, Photographs and Scrapbooks, Prints and Artwork, and Objects.

The Yates' also donated to Skidmore a number of books from their collection. These books are cataloged in the library's online catalog, and are available in Special Collections.


  • Creation: 1787 - 1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1830 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library’s Special Collections department.

Phone: (518) 580-5506



From the Collection: 45 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This series mainly consists of prints from Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, as well as various other nineteenth-century papers. The numbers following the prints’ titles (ex. Y81-A-726) are obsolete cataloging codes, and are only noted in this finding aid as a cross-reference for Special Collections staff.

Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository