Will H. Bradley: A Bibliography
A selected bibliography of sources about books written by, designed by, and about Will H. Bradley
Bolton, Theodore. Amercian book illustrators. Unpublished ms, 1941.
. Index to American illustrators. Unpublished ms, 1931.
Bradley, Will H. Will Bradley papers, 1882-1962. Unpublished mss and correspondence. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Microfilm reels 689 and la10.
Bradley, Will H. Willie: his story of a Victorian boyhood. Unpublished ms, [n.d.]. Copies in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and in the Archives of American Art.
Weitenkampf, Frank. The American illustrator. Unpublished ms, 1954.
Unpublished Academic Sources
Collier, Margaret Smith. Art Nouveau book design in America. Unpublished masters thesis. School of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968.
Johnson, Diane Chalmers. Will Bradley and Art Nouveau in America. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Department of History of Art, University of Kansas, 1970.
Koch, Robert. The poster in the development of the Modern Movement, 1880-1900. Unpublished thesis. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, [n.d.].
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days. The American artistic poster of the 1890s. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. City University of New York, 1980.
Wong, Roberta Waddell. Will Bradley: exponent of American decorative illustration at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Fine Arts Department, Johns Hopkins University, 1971.
Adam, H.A. Bradleys influence on printing. Printer and Bookmaker, vol. 24 (Jun 1897). 142-143.
Ady, Julian Mary Cartwright. Sir Edward Burne-Jones, his life and work. The Art Annual for 1894, 1894.
Aluminum plates. American Printer, vol. 19 (Jul 1894). 4.
The American Chap-Book by Will Bradley. Inland Printer, vol. 34 (Feb 1905). 762.
Bennett, Paul A. Will Bradley, a selection of his works. Penrose Annual, vol. 49 (1955). 31-33.
Bradley, Will H. A Bradley house: the breakfast-room. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 18 (Nov 1901). 7.
. A Bradley house: the library. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Dec 1901). 17.
. A Bradley house: the dining-room. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Jan 1902). 11.
. A Bradley house: the nursery. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Feb 1902). 13.
. A Bradley house: the reception or living room and the hall. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Mar 1902). 15.
. A Bradley house: the boudoir. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (May 1902). 13.
. A Bradley house: a chamber. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Jul 1902). 15.
. Exterior of the Bradley house, closing the series. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 19 (Aug 1902). 1i.
. The abuse of custom. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 5 ( Jan 1905). 5-29.
. Advertising display The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 4 ( Jun 1905). 5-33.
. Appropriateness. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 4 (Dec 1904). 5-31.
. Booklets. The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 5 ( Jul 1905). 5-21.
. Business cards. The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 2 (Apr 1905). 7-32.
. Cover designs. The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no.1 (Mar 1905). 5-33.
. Castle perilous. Part 1 of 3. Colliers, vol. 35, (15 Apr 1905). 16-27.
. Castle perilous. Part 2 of 3. Colliers, vol. 35, (29 Apr 1905). 18-27.
. Castle perilous. Part 3 of 3. Colliers, vol. 35, (27 May 1905). 19-22.
. Detail in type composition. American Printer, vol. xli (Dec 1905). 361-365.
. Directness and simplicity. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 2 (Oct 1904). 3-15.
. Eighteenth century chap-books and broadsides. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 1 (Sep 1904). 4-16.
. Printing as a business. American Printer, vol. 39 (Jan 1905). 363-370.
. Title pages. The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 6 (Aug 1905). 5-33.
. The use of borders and ornaments. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 3 (Nov 1904). 3-29.
. The use of brass rule. The American Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 3 (May 1905). 5-33.
. The use of color in printing. American Printer, vol. 50 (Jul 1910). 625-628.
. The use of printing labels in bookbinding. Printing Art, (Sep 1904).
. The value of little things. The American Chap-Book, vol. 1, no. 6 (Feb 1905). 3-27.
. Will Bradleys ideas for a $1500 house. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 22 (Apr 1905). 25.
. Will Bradleys ideas for two houses for less than $2600. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 22 (Jul 1905). 20.
. Will Bradleys magazine memories. Journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, vol. 3, no. 1 (1950). 12-18.
. Will Bradleys two ideas for a $1000 house. Ladies Home Journal, vol. 22 (Feb 1905). 35.
Breitenbach, Edgar. The poster craze. American Heritage, vol. 13, no. 2 (Feb 1962). 26-31.
Ettinger, Paul. Will H. Bradley. Zetschrift für bücherfreunde, vol. 1, part 2. 223-233. Reprinted in Das Plakat, vol. 4 (Jul 1913). 149-164.
Gress, Edmund. School of typography, lesson five: typography in the 19th Century. American Printer, vol. 46, no. 2 (April, 1908). 185-192.
Hiatt, Charles. On some recent designs by Will H. Bradley of Chicago. The Studio, vol. 4 (Fall 1894). 166-168.
Koch, Robert. Artistic books, periodicals and posters of the gay ninineties. Art Quarterly, (Winter 1962). 373-374.
. Will Bradley. Art in America, vol. 50, no. 3 (1962). 78-82.
McQuilkin, A.H. Will Bradley and his work. Inland Printer, vol. 14 (Feb 1895). 430-433.
Pictures and posters: the passing fancy in its relation to true art: the interesting personality of Springfields poular young artist, Will H. Bradley. Paper World, vol. 31, no. 5 (Nov 1895). 165-168.
Rowland, Stanley. Masters of the poster (7): Edward Penfield and Will H. Bradley. Design for Industry, vol. 16 (Jan 1934). 34-35.
Scotson-Clark, G.F. The black spot in America. The Poster, vol. 5 (Nov 1900). 84-87.
Singleton, Frederic Thoureau. And some more notes. Poster Lore, vol. 1, no. 2 (Feb 1896). 57-58.
. Concerning the poster tendency and Mr Will H. Bradley. Poster Lore, vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan 1896). 10-11.
. Will Bradley: printer. Printer and Bookmaker, vol. 24 (Jun 1898). 185-185.
. Will Bradley talks books. American Printer, (Mar 1931). 39-40.
. Will Bradley, turn-of-the-century renovator of American typography and decorative art. American Printer and Lithographer, vol.103, no. 2 (Aug 1936). 13-17.
Stone, Herbert S. Mr. Bradleys drawings. The Chap-Book, vol. 2, no. 2 (1 Dec 1894). 55-62.
Will H. Bradley; a man of many talents. Inland Printer, (Mar 1940). 35-37.
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