The papers document Christy's career as a book and magazine illustrator, portraitist, poster and program artist, and painter of large-scale historic murals. Christy is best known as the creator of the "Christy Girl" in American illustration, a WWI and II poster artist, and a portrait painter of the American elite. Other topics of interest include the social lives of Christy and his second wife, Nancy Palmer Christy; their travels across the United States and abroad; and their patriotic, humanitarian and philanthropic efforts for various organizations.
Manuscripts, Art, & Artifacts
Special Collections & College Archives houses nearly one hundred manuscript, art, and artifact collections of national scope. Holdings relate to the Marquis de Lafayette; Lafayette College faculty and alumni; and American artists, politicians, and businesses of note.