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Title: College of Art Records (WUA00056), 1875-2000Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00056

Primary Creator: College of Art - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 9.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The material is first divided according to size and then arranged alphabetically. There are letter-sixed materials, followed by legal-sized materials and then oversize materials.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains historical materials from the School of Art, including correspondence, faculty minutes, programs, bulletins, promotional materials, publications, scrapbooks, photos, ledgers, and student artwork.

Collection Historical Note

In 1857, Chancellor Eliot wanted a school of art for Washington University.  The O’Fallon Polytechnic Institute had made a modest beginning with its small School of Design.  When O’Fallon was sold, this program became part of the University’s Polytechnic Department, and was renamed the “School of Art and Design” in 1871.  In November 1874, the University hired drawing instructor Halsey C. Ives, who later became a full professor and added painting, sculpture, and decorative arts to the curriculum.  In 1878, the only son of Wayman Crow, Wayman Crow, Jr., died, so he decided to give the University a new museum in his son’s honor, the St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts, dedicated in May 1881 at the corner of 19th and Locust.  With this new building, the University agreed to create an independent School of Fine Arts.  In 1909, The School moved to the new campus into the building that had been the British Pavilion during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, this was a temporary building made out of wood frame and plaster.  Its long gallery was an accurate reproduction of the Orangery in Kensington Gardens in England. In 1926, the School of Fine Arts received a new building, Bixby Hall, on the Hilltop Campus.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method:

This material was donated to the University Archives.

Oversize 1903 group photographs and accompanying document donated by Edward Gill, School of Dental Medicine, circa 1986.

Related Materials: For related materials see the Gallery of Art Administrative Files, held by University Archives.  Also - Maud edited by Richard Lee Strout (NY: McMillan, Co, 1939) for published diary entries of Isabella Maud Rittenhouse Mayne – a student at the School of Fine Arts in 1886-1887. (PS3525 A982 Z64)

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen in June 2001.  Updated by Sarah Pabarcus in February 2006 and Miranda Rectenwald in April 2007.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Bianca Lopez in June 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Letter Sized MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Advisory Board (Correspondence [Paul Brown, 1918])Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Advisory Board (Correspondence [W.S. Hancock, 1915-1923])Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Advisory Board (Correspondence [Hellmuth & Hellmuth, 1918])Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Advisory Board (Correspondence [Mars, 1918])Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Advisory Board (Correspondence [A.B. Ridington, 1916-1919])Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Advisory Board (Correspondence [E. Wuerpel, St. Louis Art Museum, 1920's])Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Advisory Board (Minutes, 1918-1919)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Advisory Board (Minutes, 1954-1966)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Art Student Association Log  (folder 1 of 2), undated / 19th centuryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Art Student Association Log (folder 2 of 2), undated / 19th centuryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence (Misc., 1911-1912)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence (W. Bixby and the Director, 1912-1925)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence (City Art Museum-related, 1901-1924)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence (Treasurer to/from Director, 1926-1929)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence (Chancellor to/from Director, 1926-1929)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence (Treasurer's Office, 1927-1929)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence (Chancellor to/from Wuerpel, 1928-1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence (Letter "A", 1929-1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence (Treasurer to/from Wuerpel, 1929-1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence (Chancellor's Office, 1929-34)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence (Letters "D", "F", "H", "J", "K", "L", "M", "N", "R", and "S", 1929-1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence (Treasurer's Office, 1929-1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence (Letter "W")Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence (Chancellor's Office, 1935-1938)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence (Treasurer's Office, 1935-1938)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence (Letters "B" and "C", 1935-1938)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence (Chancellor's Office, 1938-1939)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence (Letter "A", 1938-1939)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Donor Lists (1911)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Exhibitions (1966-2002, also includes a program from the [1921] production of "The Grim Jester")Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Faculty (Max Beckmann, Commencement at Washington University, 1950)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Faculty (Max Beckmann, Correspondence, 1947-1948)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Faculty (Max Beckmann, Publications about his work and life) (folder 1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Beckman in America: Address by Frederick Simmerman (July 15, 1962)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Max Beckman, by Peter SelzAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Max Beckman Drawing Sculpture, Carus Gallery (April 8 - May 10, 1975)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Max Beckman Triptieken, Stedlijk Musuem, Amsterdam (1981)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Faculty (Max Beckmann, Publications about his work and life) (folder 2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Max Beckman Retrospective, St. Louis Art Museum (1984) inscribed to Mittens, from Quappi [Mathilde Q. Beckmann]Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Faculty (Max Beckmann, Publications about his work and life) (folder 3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Max Beckman, City Art Musuem of St. Louis, 1948 (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Faculty (Max Beckmann) BookAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Mein Leben mit Max Beckmann, by Mathilde Q. Beckmann (1983) inscribed to Mittens, bookplate of Max KahnAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Faculty (General Introductions)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Faculty (Philips Guston,  Correspondence, 1940s)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty Meeting Logs and Lists of Artists and Models ([1892]-1906)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Faculty Meeting Logs (1906-1912)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faculty Meeting Logs (1917-1922)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Faculty Meeting Logs (1923-1926)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Faculty Meeting Logs (1934)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Faculty Meeting Logs (1935-1936)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Faculty (R.S. Robison, n.d.)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Faculty Scrapbook (of classes held, special events, etc.)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fashion ShowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Financial Matters (1911-1926)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: History of the School (Advancing St. Louis in Art - Value of Art in Developing the City [1906])Add to your cart.
Folder 14: History of the School (Annual Fashion Show by Juniors and Seniors)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: History of the School (The Art Amateur, August 1891)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: History of the School (Art Classes Offered, 1875)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: History of the School (Art and Reconstruction after War, [by Wuerpel])Add to your cart.
Folder 18: History of the School (Art School Catalog, 1939)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: History of the School (Art School Dirge)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: History of the School ("The Arts")Add to your cart.
Folder 21: History of the School (Artistic Activities of WU) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: History of the School ("The Artists' Way")Add to your cart.
Folder 23: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1939-1940)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1940-1941)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1943)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1945)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1949)Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1951)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: History of the School (Bulletin - School of Fine Arts, 1953)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: History of the School (Circular of the St. Louis School of Fine Arts)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: History of the School (Collections of the City Art Museum, 1917-1918)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: History of the School (Constitution of the Art Students' Association, 1915) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: History of the School (Constitution of the "Graphic Art Club")Add to your cart.
Folder 7: History of the School ("The First Hundred Years", 1879-1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: History of the School ("The First Hundred Years" [condensation])Add to your cart.
Folder 9: History of the School ("The Flagellants" by Carl Marr, November 29, 1892)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: History of the School (History of Art School Housing)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: History of the School (History of Art School Housing by E.H. Wuerpel and revision by [Mr. Reringhaus])Add to your cart.
Folder 12: History of the School (Inventory of Collections, Apparatus, Furniture and Fixtures, 1917)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: History of the School (Invitation to Art Student Association Costume Ball)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: History of the School (Invitation to the School of Fine Arts' Bazaar)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: History of the School (Laying of the Art School Cornerstone, October 20, 1925)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: History of the School (Lecture Course, 1910-11)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: History of the School (Letter from E.H. Wuerpel re. Art School Building situation synopsis)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: History of the School (Minutes of the Art Committee, 1915-16 through 1916-1917)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: History of the School (Montmartre Bazaar) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: History of the School (Notes on Course of Instruction, Illustrated by Examples, 1897-1898) (x3 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: History of the School (Practical Art Training, 1919-1920)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: History of the School (Program - "The Family Upstairs")Add to your cart.
Folder 23: History of the School (Program - "A Full House")Add to your cart.
Folder 24: History of the School (Program - "Kick In")Add to your cart.
Folder 25: History of the School (Programme of Art School)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: History of the School (Reminiscences of Dean Emeritus of the School of Fine Arts Kenneth Hudson) (x3 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: History of the School (Robert Shearer Robison: A Tribute)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: History of the School (School of Art and Design, Polytechnic Department, [ca. 1877])Add to your cart.
Folder 29: History of the School (St. Louis Junior Dress, 1972)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: History of the School (St. Louis Post-Dispatch letter re. proposed new Art School, from Paul J. Berdauier, May 7, 1918)Add to your cart.
Folder 31: History of the School (Treasury Department - Liberty Loan Organization)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: History of the School (The Viewbook)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: History of the School (Wayman Crow Memorial Plaque, 1880)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: History of the School ("The Work of Our Art Schools in Six Parts - Chapter III," reprint from Fine Arts Journal, 1908)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: History of the School (The WU Coloring Book, 1963)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: History of the School (WU Record, Laying of the Corner Stone of W. K. Bixby Hall, December 1925)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: History of the School (Wuerpel, Edmund H., "Art Development in St. Louis, 1897) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Promotional Materials (General, N.D.) (x3 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Promotional Materials (Graduate Studies, N.D. and 1999-2000)Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Promotional Materials (Night School, 1907-08)Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Promotional Materials (Undergraduate, N.D., 1994, 1995, 1997-1998)Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Publications (Art Works, 1994-1995)Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Publications (Bulletin, 1980-1991)Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Publications (Envision, 1989-1995)Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Publications (Fine Arts, 1981-1982, 1984-1986, 1991, and 1993)Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Publications (Palette Scrapings, 1882, 1884, and 1885)Add to your cart.
Note: also available in full text via Google-books (originals in very fragile condition).
Folder 47: Publications (Report, 1977)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Scholarships and Gifts (Art Alliance Fund, 1932-1935)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Scholarships and Gifts (Chi Omega Composition Award, 1936)Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Scholarships and Gifts (Conway Art Fellowship, N.D.)Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Scholarships and Gifts (Inventory of gift by H.C. Ives, 1909)Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Scholarships and Gifts (Misc. gifts, 1932-1935)Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Scholarships and Gifts (Misc. scholarship awards, 1911-1938)Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Scholarships and Gifts (Misc. scholarship awards, 1939-1942)Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Scholarships and Gifts (Millikin and Wuerpel Foreign Scholarship Award, 1935-1938)Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Scholarships and Gifts (A.D. Morton Scholarship, [1940])Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Scholarships and Gifts (E. Summa Fund, 1928)Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Student Art Work (Slides)Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Student Rosters (1911-1924 and N.D.)Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Videos (Promotional) (x5 folders)Add to your cart.
Item 1: VHS "The First Two Years: The Core" 1995, TRT 06:15Add to your cart.
Item 2: VHS "School of Fine Arts" undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: VHS "School of Art" circa 1990s, TRT 11:00 (use copy)Add to your cart.
Item 4: BetaSp "School of Art" circa 1990s, TRT 11:00 (master)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Umatic "Lewis Center '94" (digitized)Add to your cart.

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