Periodical writings about Thomas Eakins's life and work are the major elements of this subseries. In addition to Alan Burroughs's 1924 catalog for the Arts magazine, which Goodrich often referenced in his research of Eakins, there are several writings each by noted Eakins scholars, Gordon Hendricks and William Inness Homer. Another contributing writer to this subseries is a student of Eakins, Charles Bregler, who later compiled a major collection of his teacher's works.
Documentation consists of complete volumes, as well as actual clippings or photocopies of articles. There are also auction and gallery catalogs, and several periodicals that Goodrich apparently kept for general reference, such as the four issues of the Archives of American Art Journal. Other material includes photocopies of ads featuring works by Eakins offered at certain galleries, and transcripts of lectures, including several presented at the American art symposiums held at the Whitney Museum of Art in the early 1980s. A few additional transcripts, the purposes of which are unidentified, are also included.
Reviews of exhibitions published in periodicals are part of the "Eakins, Thomas" folders in "Clippings" subseries. Book reviews are in the "Books" subseries and filed by name of author rather than reviewer. Articles written by Goodrich are included in the "Other writings" series.