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College of Art Records (WUA00056)

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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 3: Oversized MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook (1940's and 50's)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook (Fetes and Fashion Parties, 1920's [VERY FRAGILE])Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Minute Book, [1879- ]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Inventory, Subscription, and Valuation Log, [1887- ]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Log of Artwork received and Loaned, [1882 -]Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Exhibition Posters for Faculty and Student Venues (various dates)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs from the School of Fine ArtsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Downtown Campus, WU Faculty and Administration group photo on the steps of the School of Fine Arts (1903) photo by George Stark [original and 1986 copy]Add to your cart.
Item 2: Drawing with names of group members, drawn by Alexander S. Langsdorf (1952) [original and 1896 copy]Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pottery Making, N.D.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bixby Hall, photo of weaving classroom with ornately carved wooden cabinets in background (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Bixby Hall, photo of corridor looking towards weaving room (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Bixby Hall, interior photo of main entrance, taken from second floor (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Bixby Hall, interior photo of hallway with American flags, mailing information from Japan on verso (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Bixby Hall, interior photo of a gallery (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Downtown Campus, China painting class (circa 1890s) photo by Laroge and RileyAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Downtown Campus, students on the steps of the school at 19th and Locust (circa 1890s) photo by Laroge and Riley [2 prints]Add to your cart.
Item 11: Unknown building, interior of reading room (undated)Add to your cart.
Item 12: Student artwork (Charcoal Drawings, 1892-1893) by Alice Gordon Bell (Mrs. W.S. Haddaway)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Dedication of Halsey C. Ives' Portrait, St. Louis Art Museum (undated), mounted, 2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Box DR 01.10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memorabilia from Beau Bixby Celebration, May 5, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs from the School of Fine ArtsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: School of Art, Washington University Class of 1913Add to your cart.
Item 2: School of Art, Washington University Class of 1914Add to your cart.
Item 3: School of Art, Washington University Class of 1916Add to your cart.
Item 4: School of Art, Washington University Class of 1925Add to your cart.

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