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College of Art Records (WUA00056), 1875-2000 | WUA University Archives

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Collection Overview

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.


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[Series 3: Oversized Material],
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Series 2: Legal Sized MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bills Ledger (Day School, 1898-1919)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bills Ledger (Night School, 1898-1932)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors (Minutes Book, 19071909)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Night School Receipt Books (Oct. 6, 1884 - Nov. 1886)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Night School Receipt Books (Dec. 6, 1884 - Apr. 1, 1885)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Night School Receipt Books (Apr. 4, 1885 - Nov. 9, 1885)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 25, 1886 - Feb. 1, 1887)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 7, 1887 - Jan. 14, 1889)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 7, 1889 - Nov. 19, 1889)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 25, 1889 - Apr. 2, 1890)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Night School Receipt Books (Mar. 6, 1890 - Feb. 25, 1891)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 3, 1890 - Feb. 23, 1891)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 23, 1891 - Nov. 3, 1891)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 25, 1891 - June 24, 1891)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Night School Receipt Books (July 18, 1891 - Mar. 2, 1892)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 3, 1891 - Apr. 5, 1892)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Night School Receipt Books (Mar. 2, 1892 - Sept. 22, 1892)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Night School Receipt Books (Sept. 22, 1892 - Feb. 6, 1893)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 1, 1892 - Mar. 27, 1893)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 6, 1893 - May 15, 1893)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 11, 1893 - Oct. 10, 1894)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 13, 1893 - Nov. 5, 1894)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 6, 1894 - Feb. 4, 1895)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Night School Receipt Books (Jan. 7, 1895 - May 28, 1895)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Night School Receipt Books (Jan. 27, 1895 - Apr. 27, 1895)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Night School Receipt Books (Feb. 4, 1895 - Apr. 6, 1895)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Night School Receipt Books (Apr. 25, 1895 - Sept. 25, 1895)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Night School Receipt Books (Jan. - Dec. 1896) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Night School Receipt Books (Jan. 13, 1898 - Jan. 1900)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Night School Receipt Books (Oct. 6, 1900 - July 1, 1904)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 3, 1904 - Mar. 27, 1907)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Night School Receipt Books (Nov. 1, 1902 - Feb. 27, 1906)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Night School Receipt Books (Oct. 26, 1903 - Mar. 28, 1909)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Night School Receipt Books (Oct. 22, 1910 - Mar. 28, 1911)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts (City Art Museum Inventory, 1909) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts (City Art Museum Inventory and Contract, N.D.)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts (City Art Museum Property Lists [furnishings, etc.], 1909)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: St. Louis Art Students Association (Roster, N.D.) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: St. Louis Art Students Association (Roster, Notes, and Minutes, 1888-1901)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: St. Louis Art Students Association (Roster, [1906-1913])Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A few memories from Jane (Pfeifer) SollogubAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Advanced Painting, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 26, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence from Barbara Cass James and Bud James, 1952-1960 (includes photos)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Invitations (72nd annual Fashion Design Show, Beau Bixby Celebration); Photos (Beau Arts Ball, 1949); "Fred Conway" article (from WU Magazine)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs (includes the Class of 1954, pictures from Art [Krusz] 1948, and photos of 4 drawings)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photo (Beaux Arts Ball, 1950)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photos from Shirley Kupferer Bey (Class of 1951)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photos from Eunice Mahler Childs (Class of 1952)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photos from Jere Meisel Grimm and Ray GrimmAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photos from Lauren Golden (Patricia Karr, Class of 1966)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos from Nancy Koetting Janock (Class of 1975)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos from Leslie Newman Reby (Class of 1970)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Portrait of Shirley Kupferer Bey by faculty Charles Quest (1947)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reminiscences from alumni of the Art SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Student Portraits by Jim Olvera (1978)Add to your cart.

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