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J. J. Lankes Papers

Summary Information
Title: J. J. Lankes Papers
Creator: Lankes, J. J.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-962

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Miscellaneous art,

Biographical Sketch

A native of Buffalo, New York, Julius John Lankes (1884-1960) achieved national recognition for his mastery of woodcut printintg. His works, numbering about thirteen hundred, helped elevate woodblock print beyond illustration in commercial productions to recognition as a fine art. Lankes graduated from Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902 and worked as a draftman specializing in patent drawings before continuing his art studies at the Art Students' League at Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. In 1951, Lankes moved to Durham, North Carolina. He suffered a debilitating stroked in 1959 and died on April 22, 1960 in Durham. He was buried in Buffalo on 25 April 1960.

Biographical Source: ,2008

Collection Scope and Content Note

One black and white woodcut

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Lankes, J. J.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC 1046
black and white woodcut (1 p.)  Box MC 1046