Scope and Content Note


This collection consists primarily of photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogues and checklists pertaining to Horter during his lifetime, as well as some correspondence, writings and ephemera. Three publications with graphics worth noting are the March 1929 issue of "Autocar Messenger," which featured one of Horter's prints on the cover, a 1930 issue of "Advertising Arts: Section of Advertising and Selling," and the illustrated script for the 1940 "Bal Masque: A La Hollywood," with cover art by Philadelphia caricaturist Lou Hirshman. The booklet was dedicated to Horter's memory. Most of the correspondence was written by Madge Hardin Walters, who lived in California and apparently shared Horter's enthusiasm in Native American artifacts. Inventories and clippings further document Horter's collection of such items. Some were published after Horter's death. Other posthumous material consists of newsclippings of later retrospective exhibitions as well as a death mask and hand of the artist, given by his widow. Item-level inventories were prepared in 1995 and 1999.