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Fritz Eichenberg woodcuts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-1038

Scope and Contents

Nine original woodcut prints signed by artist Fritz Eichenberg and one poster which features a poem by Eichenberg and his print "Ship of Fools" from Dance of Death. The original prints are undated, the poster was made to commemorate New Year 1989.


  • Creation: approximately 1970s-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

The collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.56 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (28.5 x 1.5 x 22.5 inches))

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Custodial History

The woodcuts were originally owned by Eleanor Holdridge's mother, Barbara Holdridge. Barbara Holdridge founded Caedmon Records in 1952 and regularly collaborated with Fritz Eichenberg to commission cover art for albums produced by the label.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Eleanor Holdridge in December 2020.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in May 2024.

Guide to the Fritz Eichenberg woodcuts
Kristen Diehl
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA