Finding aid for the Alice Jean Small Sketchbooks LSC.1919
Findiing aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2021.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2021 January 5.
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Title: Alice Jean Small sketchbooks
Small, Alice Jean
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1919
0.4 Linear Feet
(1 flat box)
The collection consists of her original art work in "Sketch Book of Mexico," "My Around the World Sketchbook," and My Sketchbook
in the Orient." Also included is what Ms. Small refers to as a résumé, which contains photocopies of articles concerning
herself and her work.
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[Identification of item], Alice Jean Small Sketchbooks (Collection 1919). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alice Jean Small, 1988.
Processed by Lilace Hatayama and Benjamin Formaker-Olivas, September 2012.
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UCLA Catalog Record ID
Alice Jean Small (1918-2009) was a trained artist, graduating from the University of Washington School of Fine Arts with a
Master's Degree. She continued her studies, traveling around the world and settling in California's Monterey Peninsula.
Alice Jean Small was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on December 11, 1918. She studied art at the Derbyshire School of Art and
she went on to obtain a Master of Fine Arts Degree in water color from the University of Washington School of Fine Arts.
Following her graduation, she studied at many universities in both the United States as well as foreign countries, learning
from artists such as Amedee Ozenfant, Emilio Amero, Monsieur Fernand Leger, Alexander Archipenko, and Saito. For two years
Ms. Small worked as Crafts Director for the United States Army at Camp Zama, Camp Drew, Camp Ojima, and Camp Bender. In addition,
Ms. Small taught art in public schools and universities located in the United States as well as teaching private lessons.
She was active in many honorary societies for her work and won many awards. She also had her work featured globally in cultural
centers and museums, including the American Cultural Center in Japan, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Chinese Room Smith Tower
Scope and Content
The collection consists of loose leaf sketchbooks created by artist Alice Jean Small. The titles are "Sketch Book of Mexico,"
"My Around the World Sketchbook," and My Sketchbook in the Orient." The artwork is done mostly in marker, crayon, and watercolor.
Also included is what Ms. Small refers to as a résumé, which contains photocopies of articles concerning herself and her work.
Organization and Arrangement
2. Sketchbook of Mexico
3. My Around the World sketchbook
4. My Sketchbook of the Orient
Biographical information about Alice Jean Small
Power of the Little Songs.
Third Class Bus, First Class Experience.
Deer Dance of the Sanora Yaqui.
Christmas Regalos from the Palomas Blancas.
Mexican Flower Market, Mexico City.
Women Washing Ajijic, Mexico.
My Around the World Sketchbook
Africa. Gibraltar, Lion of Courage.
Africa. A visit to exotic Tangier.
Austria. The Lippizans in Vienna.
Denmark. Copenhagen, City of Fairy Tales.
France. "I have seen Carcassonne."
France. My unique Parisian Souvenir.
Germany. Aschaffenburg is 5,000 Years Old.
Germany. Berlin, City of Vitality and Courage.
Germany. Holiday Sketches.
Germany. In Search of a German Fairy Tale.
Germany. Impressions of a Real German Christmas Tree.
Germany. Sketching in the Hand of Legends.
Ireland. Sketching in the Poetic Island.
Scotland. Right at Home in Scotland.
Spain. My View of Toledo.
My Sketchbook in the Orient
Sketching the Japanese Countryside.
Yuan-Tan Celebrating in Chinatown, San Fransisco.
[Untitled]. Rickshaws and drivers under a large tree. Drawing folded.
[Untitled]. The Bridge, Fujisana, Japan. Drawing folded.
[Untitled]. Ota, Japan. Drawing folded.