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Indiana State Museum Wooton Desks exhibit collection

Label
Indiana State Museum Wooton Desks exhibit collection, 1850-1983
Title
Indiana State Museum Wooton Desks exhibit collection
Inclusive dates
1850-1983
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Items in this collection consist largely of photocopies of original articles, catalogs, and photographs used in the research, creation, and exhibiting of the "Wooton Patent Desks: A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place" exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. Included are articles, advertisements, catalogs, and other historical information regarding the Wooton Desk Company and other contemporary furniture makers in Indiana. There is background information on William S. Wooton, the Wooton Desk Company, and one of his employees, Zue Jackson, as well as background information on Haynes, Spencer and Company and their employees. Other material includes administrative files surrounding the creation of the exhibit, such as Indiana State Museum's correspondence about the acquisition and treatment of Wooton desks, notes, forms, drafts, and other documents that went into the preparation of the exhibit. There are also several photographs of Wooton desks including one photograph of William S. Wooton and his granddaughters
Biographical or historical data
In 1870, William S. Wooton arrived in Indianapolis from Richmond, Indiana, where he had been a partner in the George H. Grant and Company, which manufactured school furniture, office furniture, and court supplies. In Indianapolis, Wooton established Wooton and Company on October 6, 1874. In 1874, the Wooton desk (or "Wooton's Patent Cabinet Office Secretary") was patented. Later that year, Wooton, John G. Blake, and Harmon H. Fulton filed articles of association for the Wooton Desk Company with the object of manufacturing and selling office desks and school and church furniture. By the early 1890's, the Wooton Desk Company was operating in Richmond, Indiana.The Indiana State Museum curated an exhibit entitled, "Wooton Patent Desks: A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place" that occurred from April 8 to August 8, 1983. The exhibit featured Wooton desks and other office secretaries as well as providing historical context for Wooton and other furniture makers during the Victorian era.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Indiana State Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Zuinglious
  • Wooton, William S
  • Indiana State Museum
  • Wooton Desk Company
  • Furniture
  • Furniture making
  • Museum exhibits
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Richmond (Ind.)
Label
Indiana State Museum Wooton Desks exhibit collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/531
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/10/26 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/26 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
17549529
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247210030
  • (OCoLC)247210030
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize folder
Label
Indiana State Museum Wooton Desks exhibit collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/531
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/10/26 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/26 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
17549529
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247210030
  • (OCoLC)247210030
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize folder

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