Claire Necker Papers 1894-1989 (bulk 1940-1980)

Creator
Necker, Claire
Size
12.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00364

Claire Necker Papers contain notes, drafts, compilations of images, clippings and publications relating to Necker's research for her publications. The bulk of the collection is in the first series, and consists of folders of notes and drafts, and (especially) folders of illustrations Necker compiled during research for her publications. There are also numerous notebooks listing publications and artworks in some way relating to cats or other animals. The correspondence series is fairly short, and has mostly letters to Necker. The only substantial set of correspondence is with Guy Bogart, who traded lengthy typed letters with Necker and two other correspondents (Bogart apparently distributed copies of his letters to others). Much of the material is undated, but likely dates from the 1960s-1980s, with only some (mostly clipppings) dating from the late 19th or early 20th century, or earlier.

Claire Kral Necker was born Claire Kral Nemec on 16 October 1917. In 1939 she married Walter L. Necker, who was then completing a BS in zoology at the University of Chicago. She and Walter shared interests in science and bibliography. Walter worked with a variety of organizations as, at various times, scientist, librarian, curator and rare books cataloger. Claire earned Master's degrees in Zoology and Chemisty (when and where is not documented, though it was sometime before 1968), and after World War II she and Walter started Aardvark Books, a mail-order antiquarian book business. Claire and Walter divorced in 1968, and she found work at a local library. Claire had for some time pursued without much success a career as a free-lance writer, but in 1969 she published her first book, Cats and Dogs (A. S. Barnes). Necker's other works include The Natural History of Cats (Delta, 1970), Supernatural Cats; An Anthology (Doubleday, 1972), Four Centuries of Cat Books (Scarecrow Press, 1972), and The Cat's Got Our Tongue (Scarecrow Press, 1973). She died 19 March 2010 in Pawling, New York.

Biographical/historical note

Claire Kral Necker was born Claire Kral Nemec on 16 October 1917. In 1939 she married Walter L. Necker, who was then completing a BS in zoology at the University of Chicago. She and Walter shared interests in science and bibliography. Walter worked with a variety of organizations as, at various times, scientist, librarian, curator and rare books cataloger. Claire earned Master's degrees in Zoology and Chemisty (when and where is not documented, though it was sometime before 1968), and after World War II she and Walter started Aardvark Books, a mail-order antiquarian book business. Claire and Walter divorced in 1968, and she found work at a local library. Claire had for some time pursued without much success a career as a free-lance writer, but in 1969 she published her first book, Cats and Dogs (A. S. Barnes). Necker's other works include The Natural History of Cats (Delta, 1970), Supernatural Cats; An Anthology (Doubleday, 1972), Four Centuries of Cat Books (Scarecrow Press, 1972), and The Cat's Got Our Tongue (Scarecrow Press, 1973). She died 19 March 2010 in Pawling, New York.

Scope/content

Claire Necker Papers contain notes, drafts, compilations of images, clippings and publications relating to Necker's research for her publications. The bulk of the collection is in the first series, and consists of folders of notes and drafts, and (especially) folders of illustrations Necker compiled during her research. There are also numerous notebooks listing publications and artworks in some way relating to cats or other animals. The correspondence series is fairly short, and has mostly letters to Necker. The only substantial set of correspondence is with Guy Bogart, who traded lengthy typed letters with Necker and two other correspondents (Bogart apparently distributed copies of his letters to others). Much of the material is undated, but likely dates from the 1960s-1980s, with only some (mostly clipppings) dating from the late 19th or early 20th century, or earlier.

Physical description

Six archival cartons, 1 archival legalbox, 1 flatbox (21 x 15 x 3.5), 4 archival boxes.

Arrangement

The Necker Papers are organized into three series: Writing and Illustrations, Correspondence, and Clippings, Publications, and Other Images. Files within the series are in alphabetical order, and folder labels throughout are original, or very close to the original, except where noted. Although the files are not in strict original order, the series organization keeps groups of documents together as they were found by the processor. The material in the Clippings and Publications series is often similar to the illustration files in the first series, but less organized, and not originally found in the cartons that contained Necker's manuscripts.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Claire Necker Papers, MC 00364, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Manuscript materials purchased for the NCSU Libraries by various anonymous donors, 2003 (Accession no. 2003-0004). Necker donated her collection to the Animal Rights Network in 1998, and the collection came to the NCSU Libraries with the ARN collection in 2003. It originally included more than 1,000 books about cats and thousands of cat collectibles, ranging from cat-themed towels and dishes to wallpapers, phonograph records, sculptures and toys. Many of the books were incorporated into the Libraries' general collection, and the artifacts not kept. The books in the general collection are cataloged with "Animal Rights Network Collection (North Carolina State University)" in the Other Author field. Unfortunately, the books of the Necker Collection are not differentiated from the books of other ARN collections.

Processing information

Processed by Babi Hammond, October 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Babi Hammond, November 2011; updated by Sarah Bost and Samantha Crisp, July 2013.

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Writing and Illustrations 1950s-1980s
Agricultural Symbols etc. undated
Carton 1, Folder 1
Amphibians undated
Carton 1, Folder 2
Anonymous undated
Carton 1, Folder 3
Art undated
Carton 1, Folder 4
Art undated
Box 9, Folder 1
Art, Advertising, Commercial undated
Box 9, Folder 2
Art, Pre-Columbian undated
Carton 1, Folder 5
Birds, Miscellaneous undated
Carton 1, Folder 6
Book Illustration, Etc. undated
Carton 1, Folder 7
Bremen Musicians undated
Box 9, Folder 3
C is for Cats Manuscript 1981

Found in unlabeled envelope. Includes some handwritten notes.

Carton 1, Folder 8
Camper Cat undated

Includes photos and negatives.

Box 9, Folder 4
Camper Cats--Carbon and Queries undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Cat Appellations undated

Notes on cat names.

Carton 1, Folder 9
Cat Bibliographic Notes undated
Carton 1, Folder 10
Cat Botany undated

Label is from original binder.

Carton 1, Folder 11
Cat Cartoons undated

Album of clippings and illustrations.

Carton 7, Scrapbook 1
Cat Scares Wild Animal undated
Box 9, Folder 6
Cat to Human undated
Box 8, Folder 7
Catalysts--Permissions Muddles undated
Carton 1, Folder 12
Cats undated
Carton 1, Folder 13
Cats and Food undated

Found unfoldered, bound with rubber band.

Carton 1, Folder 14
Cats and Food--Cat Motifs in Food Dishes, etc. undated
Carton 1, Folder 15
Cats and Food--Cats as Guardians of Food undated

Images of cats and food. Label is original.

Carton 1, Folder 16
Cats and Food--Cats as Human Food 1981

Dated envelope with single trade card, perhaps early 20th century French.

Carton 1, Folder 17
Cats and Food--Cats as Providers of Meat undated
Carton 1, Folder 18
Cats and Food--Culinary Cats undated

Typed draft.

Carton 1, Folder 19
Cats and Food--Culinary Cats--Don't Use? undated

Images (one photograph), trade cards, and clippings. Original folder also had "Cooking" written at top.

Carton 1, Folder 20
Cats and Food--Culinary Illustrations--Cats at the Dinning Table undated
Carton 1, Folder 21
Cats and Food--Foods with Cat Names undated
Carton 1, Folder 22
Cats and Food--Kitchen Cats undated
Carton 1, Folder 23
Cats and Food--Moochers undated

Images of cats mooching for food.

Carton 1, Folder 24
Cats and Food--Pilfering Cats undated
Carton 1, Folder 25
Cats and Kittens Album undated

Album of clippings and illustrations. Also labled "Volume One," though no volume two was found in the collection.

Carton 7, Scrapbook 2
Cats in Commercial Art--Greeting Cards undated

Album of greeting cards.

Carton 7, Scrapbook 3
Ceramics, Etc. undated
Carton 1, Folder 26
Creation undated
Carton 1, Folder 27
Decapitation undated
Box 9, Folder 8
Devil undated
Box 9, Folder 9
Dictionary undated
Box 9, Folder 10
Dingo Corres undated

Typed manuscript. Folder label is orginal. "Corres" possibly an abbreviation of "Corrections"?

Carton 1, Folder 28
Dingo--Info Extracted undated
Carton 1, Folder 29
Dingo--Notes undated

Found with other folders in hanging file labeled "Sort."

Carton 1, Folder 30
Dingoes undated
Box 9, Folder 11
Disease undated

Found with other folders in hanging file labeled "Sort."

Carton 1, Folder 31
Domestic Animals (no horses, no cats) undated
Carton 1, Folder 32
Domestication 1954
Box 9, Folder 12
Dragons, Miscellaneous undated
Carton 1, Folder 33
Egyptian, Near East Antiquities undated
Carton 2, Folder 1
Enmity undated
Box 9, Folder 13
Fable undated
Box 9, Folder 14
Fishes undated
Carton 2, Folder 2
Folk Tales undated
Carton 2, Folder 3
Folklore--Miscellaneous undated

Folder label is taken from original hanging folder.

Carton 2, Folder 4
Foreign undated
Box 9, Folder 15
Foreign--Translated undated
Box 9, Folder 16
Foreign--Untranslated undated
Box 9, Folder 17
Friends from Necessity undated
Box 10, Folder 1
G. Moir Bussey--Fables undated
Box 10, Folder 2
Godfather undated
Box 10, Folder 3
Greedy Cat undated
Box 10, Folder 4
Helpful Cats undated
Box 10, Folder 5
Hollow Tree 1961 and undated
Box 10, Folder 6
Horned Animals undated
Box 10, Folder 7
Illustrations by Author--A undated
Carton 2, Folder 5
Illustrations by Author--B undated
Carton 2, Folder 6
Illustrations by Author--C undated
Carton 2, Folder 7
Illustrations by Author--D undated
Carton 2, Folder 8
Illustrations by Author--E, F undated
Carton 2, Folder 9
Illustrations by Author--G undated
Carton 2, Folder 10
Illustrations by Author--H undated
Carton 2, Folder 11
Illustrations by Author--I, J undated
Carton 2, Folder 12
Illustrations by Author--K undated
Carton 2, Folder 13
Illustrations by Author--L undated
Carton 2, Folder 14
Illustrations by Author--M undated
Carton 2, Folder 15
Illustrations by Author--N, O undated
Carton 2, Folder 16
Illustrations by Author--P undated
Carton 2, Folder 17
Illustrations by Author--Q, R undated
Carton 2, Folder 18
Illustrations by Author--S undated
Carton 2, Folder 19
Illustrations by Author--T undated
Carton 2, Folder 20
Illustrations by Author--U, V undated
Carton 2, Folder 21
Illustrations by Author--W, X, Y, Z undated
Carton 2, Folder 22
Indexes--Art Index A-B undated
Carton 2, Folder 23
Indexes--Art Index C-D undated
Carton 2, Folder 24
Indexes--Art Index E-G undated
Carton 2, Folder 25
Indexes--Art Index H-K undated
Carton 2, Folder 26
Indexes--Art Index L-M undated
Carton 2, Folder 27
Indexes--Art Index N-R undated
Carton 2, Folder 28
Indexes--Art Index S-T undated
Carton 2, Folder 29
Indexes--Art Index U-Z undated
Carton 2, Folder 30
Indexes--Cat in "Art" Index undated

Label is taken from heading on first leaf of notebook.

Carton 2, Folder 31
Indexes--Cats in Art Notebook undated

Unlabeled notebook containing lists of artists under various thematic headings, such as "People and Cats."

Carton 2, Folder 32
Indexes--Cats in Subject Indexes undated
Carton 2, Folder 33
Indexes--Library Listings? undated
Carton 2, Folder 34
Indexes--Museum Index undated
Carton 2, Folder 35
Indexes--Museums and Dealers in the US undated
Carton 2, Folder 36
Invertebrates undated
Carton 3, Folder 1
Kater Murr Translation undated

Found at top of carton of material apparently from ARN; appears to belong to Necker papers, though the attribution is uncertain.

Carton 3, Folder 2
Kitten in the Wheat Song undated

Typed pages, found paperclipped together but unfoldered.

Carton 3, Folder 3
King of Cats undated
Box 10, Folder 8
Legal undated
Box 10, Folder 9
Literary undated
Carton 3, Folder 4
The Magic Goat undated

Typed story with pencil note at top "Samples of folk literature, classification: 'Helpful Cats.'"

Carton 3, Folder 5
Mammals, Miscellaneious undated
Carton 3, Folder 6
Mammals, Mixed (More than one classification) undated
Carton 3, Folder 7
Miscellaneous Media undated

This folder includes a group of images found unfoldered in front of this folder; they may or may not belong with the others, but seemed to fit best into this group than in the other adjacent folder (labeled "Art--Pre-Columbian")

Carton 3, Folder 8
Mixed Animals (More than one classification) undated
Carton 3, Folder 9
Mock Wake undated
Box 10, Folder 10
More Cats undated

Album of clippings and illustrations.

Carton 7, Scrapbook 4
Mouse--Enmity Inherent or Learned? undated
Carton 3, Folder 10
Mouse--Fable undated
Carton 3, Folder 11
Mouse--Friendship undated
Carton 3, Folder 12
Mouse--Miscellaneous undated
Carton 3, Folder 13
Mouse--Stories undated
Carton 3, Folder 14
Mouse--Verse undated
Carton 3, Folder 15
Natural History (1 of 2) 1940s-1960s

Notes and clippings.

Carton 3, Folder 16
Natural History (2 of 2) 1940s-1960s

Notes and clippings.

Carton 3, Folder 17
Occult Cats undated
Carton 3, Folder 18
Occult Cats Illustrations undated
Carton 3, Folder 19
Occult Cats--Charms, Amulets undated

Found unfoldered, paper-clipped together in hanging file labeled "Sort."

Carton 3, Folder 20
Occult Cats--Magic Ring, etc. undated
Carton 3, Folder 21
Occult Cats--Manuscript 1 (1 of 2) undated

Found in magazine box, together with Manuscript 2. This one is titled "Occult Cats." The documents are not numbered, but are designated 1 and 2 by the processor; 1 was found on top of 2 in the original box.

Carton 3, Folder 22
Occult Cats--Manuscript 1 (2 of 2) undated

Found in magazine box, together with Manuscript 2. This one is titled "Occult Cats." The documents are not numbered, but are designated 1 and 2 by the processor; 1 was found on top of 2 in the original box.

Carton 3, Folder 23
Occult Cats--Manuscript 2 (1 of 2) undated

Found in magazine box, together with Manuscript 1. This one is titled "Which Cat is Witch." The documents are not numbered, but are designated 1 and 2 by the processor; 1 was found on top of 2 in the original box.

Carton 3, Folder 24
Occult Cats--Manuscript 2 (2 of 2) undated

Found in magazine box, together with Manuscript 1. This one is titled "Which Cat is Witch." The documents are not numbered, but are designated 1 and 2 by the processor; 1 was found on top of 2 in the original box.

Carton 3, Folder 25
Occult Cats--Monsters, Cats, etc. undated

Folder label is original.

Carton 3, Folder 26
Omits Teaching All H Knows undated
Box 10, Folder 11
Oriental undated
Carton 3, Folder 27
Poetry undated

Found with other folders in hanging file labeled "Sort."

Carton 3, Folder 28
Posters, Magazine Art, Etc. undated
Carton 3, Folder 29
Primitive undated
Carton 3, Folder 30
Proverbs undated
Box 10, Folder 12
Racing 1963 and undated
Box 10, Folder 13
Religion undated
Box 10, Folder 14
Reptiles undated
Carton 3, Folder 31
Rhymes--Source Material undated
Box 10, Folder 15
Sculpture undated
Carton 3, Folder 32
Settling Quarrels 1963 and undated
Box 10, Folder 16
Sex Pics and Text (1 of 2) undated

Manuscript, notes, and images about cats and sex. Folder label is original.

Carton 3, Folder 33
Sex Pics and Text (2 of 2) undated

Manuscript, notes, and images about cats and sex. Folder label is original.

Carton 3, Folder 34
Sex Source Material undated

Notes, typed pages (some heavily annotated), and some clippings.

Carton 3, Folder 35
Should You or Shouldn't You Table of Contents undated

Found unfoldered.

Carton 4, Folder 1
Should You or Shouldn't You Typed Manuscript undated

Found unfoldered.

Carton 4, Folder 2
Tricks undated
Box 10, Folder 17
Unclassified Notes and Clippings undated

Original folder label was "Unclassified."

Carton 4, Folder 3
Unentered--Not worth while, incomplete data, etc. undated
Carton 4, Folder 4
Unlabeled Art undated

Images of cats--mounted, clippings, and postcards--found unfoldered in another carton.

Carton 4, Folder 5
Unlabeled Art (1 of 2) undated

Images of cats--mounted, clippings, and postcards--found unfoldered with manuscripts. Many images have sizing notes and reproduction tags, indicating they might have been used or intended for use in publications.

Carton 4, Folder 6
Unlabeled Art (2 of 2) undated

Images of cats--mounted, clippings, and postcards--found unfoldered with manuscripts. Many images have sizing notes and reproduction tags, indicating they might have been used or intended for use in publications.

Carton 4, Folder 7
Unlabeled Cat Folklore undated
Box 10, Folder 18
Unlabeled Notebook--Collected Citations and Cat Clippings 1987-1991 and undated
Box 10, Folder 29
Unlabeled Notes undated
Carton 4, Folder 8
Utilization--Medical undated
Box 10, Folder 20
Washing After Eating and Similar undated
Box 10, Folder 21
Weighing the Cat 1960
Box 10, Folder 22
Whittington undated
Box 10, Folder 23
Correspondence 1933-1981
Bogart, Guy--Album 1940s-1960s

Photographs, clippings and mementos about Guy Bogart, who is identified in some clippings as President of National Cat Week. Includes several items signed by him, and, inserted at the back, letters to Claire and Walter Necker about National Cat Week, and a letter from Walter Necker to the editors of a cat encyclopedia.

Carton 7, Scrapbook 5
Bogart, Guy--Correspondence 1954-1957

Letters (many lengthy) to and from Bogart; some from him are not addressed to Claire Necker, but many are. The order is original, but the chronology is confused.

Carton 4, Folder 9
Budge, E. A. Wallis, Letters from 1933-1934

Two letters from Budge, an Egyptologist at the British Museum, addressed to Walter Klinefelter[?] with clippings and a copy of a 1929 booklet prepared by Budge, dedicated to "Mike, the CAT who assisted in keeping the Main Gate of the British Museum from February 1909 to January 1929."

Carton 4, Folder 10
Cesarone, Robert J., Letters from 1989

A few letters and several photographs and publications from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory planetary exploration missions, on which Cesarone worked.

Carton 4, Folder 11
Good Mews Cat Caricature 1981

Found in unlabeled envelope.

Carton 4, Folder 12
Kimura, K.--Letters from 1957-1958
Carton 4, Folder 13
Mellen, Ida M.--Correspondence 1956-1960, 1968

Correspondence is not complete; only copies of Necker's early letters. 1968 batch is letters from Gertrude Newton about Mellen.

Carton 4, Folder 14
Miscellaneous Old Correspondence 1952-1968

Mostly letters to Necker. Folder label is original.

Carton 4, Folder 15
Processor's Additional Information on Necker Biography November 2011
Carton 4, Folder 16
Clippings, Publications, and Other Images 1890s-1990s
Advertisements Depicting Cats 1978-1987 and undated
Box 11, Folder 1
Advertisements for Cat Food and Litter 1984-1993 and undated
Box 11, Folder 2
All Pets Magazine 1940s

Original folder labeled "All Pets Mag., Cat Arts not."

Legal box 6, Folder 1
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications--Oversize (1 of 2) 1940s-1980s

Found unfoldered. Mostly images of animals, some cats, some articles about animal-related topics. The majority deal with art and decorative design. These are larger-format items, including prints and calendars.

Flat box 8, Flat file 3
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications--Oversize (2 of 2) 1940s-1980s

Found unfoldered. Mostly images of animals, some cats, some articles about animal-related topics. The majority deal with art and decorative design. These are larger-format items, including prints and calendars.

Flat box 8, Flat file 4
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications (1 of 3) 1940s-1980s

Found unfoldered. Mostly images of animals, some cats, some articles about animal-related topics. The majority deal with art and decorative design. These are larger-format items, including prints and calendars.

Carton 4, Folder 17
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications (2 of 3) 1940s-1980s

Found unfoldered. Mostly images of animals, some cats, some articles about animal-related topics. The majority deal with art and decorative design. These are larger-format items, including prints and calendars.

Carton 4, Folder 18
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications (3 of 3) 1940s-1980s

Found unfoldered. Mostly images of animals, some cats, some articles about animal-related topics. The majority deal with art and decorative design. These are larger-format items, including prints and calendars.

Carton 4, Folder 19
Animal-Related Clippings and Publications 1986-1999 and undated

Primarily from The Buffalo News.

Box 11, Folder 3
Animal-Related Sheet Music 1894, 1908, 1936
Flat box 8, Flat file 1
AristoCats--Walt Disney Publicity Stills 1970

Photographs and flier found in unlabeled folder.

Carton 4, Folder 20
Art and Antique Publications 1920s-1960s
Legal box 6, Folder 2
Bibliographical Clippings of Books about Cats (1 of 2) 1959-1985 and undated
Box 11, Folder 4
Bibliographical Clippings of Books about Cats (2 of 2) 1959-1985 and undated
Box 11, Folder 5
Bibliography of Books and Materials on Cats, Donated by Carl Van Vechten to Yale University Library July 1971

Found unfoldered.

Carton 4, Folder 21
Book Jackets undated

Found unfoldered and separated into descriptive groups by processor.

Carton 4, Folder 22
Brayton, M.--Susie 1948

Typed booklet of cat story.

Carton 4, Folder 23
Cartoons and Illustrations undated

All depict cats.

Box 11, Folder 6
Cat Photograph Album undated

Series of 8 x 10 photographs of two Siamese cats, possibly Necker's.

Carton 4, Folder 24
Cat-Related Clippings (1 of 2) 1975-1992 and undated
Box 11, Folder 7
Cat-Related Clippings (2 of 2) 1975-1992 and undated
Box 12, Folder 1
Cat Signs, Etc. undated

Tracing paper sketches or traces of cats in the shape of various letters. Folder label is original.

Carton 4, Folder 25
Cat Sticker and Coloring Books undated

A generic cat coloring book, a Top Cat and a Felix the Cat coloring and sticker books.

Flat box 8, Flat file 5
Catalog Clippings of Products Depicting Cats (1 of 3) 1984-1987 and undated
Box 12, Folder 2
Catalog Clippings of Products Depicting Cats (2 of 3) 1984-1987 and undated
Box 12, Folder 3
Catalog Clippings of Products Depicting Cats (3 of 3) 1984-1987 and undated
Box 12, Folder 4
Cats, General Interest Publications 1960s

Found unfoldered and separated into descriptive groups by processor.

Legal box 6, Folder 3
Children's Literature 1910s [and later?]

Found unfoldered and separated into descriptive groups by processor.

Legal box 6, Folder 4
Coloring and Sticker Books undated

Generic cat coloring book, probably from 1980s, coloring and sticker books featuring Top Cat and Felix the Cat, perhaps from the 1960s or 1970s.

Flat box 8, Flat file 5
Dogs--No Dingo 1954-1958, 1971

Magazine clippings. Label is original.

Carton 4, Folder 26
European (Non-English) Publications [18th century?], 1911, 1955

Found unfoldered with other clippings and publications.

Carton 5, Folder 1
Greeting Cards, Stickers, and Stamps 1985 and undated
Box 12, Folder 5
Japanese Publications undated?
Carton 5, Folder 2
Magazine Clippings About Cats 1970s-1981

Unlabeled folder of a few magazine clippings.

Carton 5, Folder 3
The New Yorker Articles, Covers and Illustrations Relating to Cats 1983-1988 and undated
Box 12, Folder 6
Newberry, Clare Turlay--Portfolio of Drawings of Cats and Kittens 1956

Set of reproductions, found in unlabeled folder.

Carton 5, Folder 4
Pet-Related Publications 1940s-1990s

Found unfoldered and separated into descriptive groups by processor.

Legal box 6, Folder 6
Publications on Cat Health and Training 1983-1988 and undated
Box 12, Folder 7
Ross, Annette--Categorically Speaking Clipping 1954
Carton 5, Folder 5
Sketchbooks undated

Six books of pencil sketches (each 5.5 x 8.5 x .5 inches), with a few color washes, mostly of pets, by unknown artist. Assuming the people depicted are shown wearing every-day clothing, the sketches likely date from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Carton 5, Card box 1
Tradecards and Postcards undated
Carton 5, Card box 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Claire Necker Papers, MC 00364, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.