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J. Scott Williams drawings

Label
J. Scott Williams drawings, circa 1930-1932
Title
J. Scott Williams drawings
Inclusive dates
circa 1930-1932
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes study drawings for the murals and stained glass windows within the Indiana State Library and Historical Building from J. Scott Williams in New York City, New York ranging from 1930-1932
Biographical or historical data
John Scott Williams was born in Everton, Liverpool, England on August 18, 1877 to Richard and Mary J. Williams. He came to the United States in 1885 and studied nights at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a photographic retoucher and commercial artist while attending school and went on to illustrate for the New York Herald Tribune from 1927-1934, the Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Collier's, and Ladies' Home Journal.In 1906 he married Clara Elsene Peck and they had two children together, Ayvard and Conway. Clara was an American illustrator and painter known for her women and children illustrations during the early 20th century. Peck and Williams shared similar styles and collaborated often. In 1930, Williams and Peck divorced. Williams went on to marry Mina Van Bott on June 30, 1930 in Leonia, New Jersey.Williams maintained a studio in Greenwich Village. He also served as head of the fine arts department at Wyoming State University from 1948-1952. He organized the American Artists' Professional League and served as president from 1955-1957. His major works include the stained glass windows and murals of the Indiana State Library and Historical Building in Indianapolis, Indiana; stained glass windows for the library of the University of Illinois in 1925; stained glass windows for the King Memorial Main Reading Room and the Gilman Memorial at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Williams died in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in November 1975. Sources:National Academy Museum: Artists and Architects database:http://www.nationalacademy.org/collections/artists/detail/614/ Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspaper Project:http://news.hrvh.org/. Ancestry.com
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1877-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, J. Scott
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L570: Indiana State Library collection, 1841-2014L611: Edward D. Pierre collection, 1925-1962S1425: J. Scott Williams correspondence, 1932-1934S3171: J. Scott Williams correspondence, circa 1930sOBC070: J. Scott Williams, Abraham Lincoln commemoration drawing, circa 1930s
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clark, George Rogers
  • Harrison, William Henry
  • Wayne, Anthony
  • Indiana State Library and Historical Building (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Artists
Label
J. Scott Williams drawings
Link
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/28 by Rebecca Shindel, Brittany Kropf and Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/16 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20838841
Extent
6.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J. Scott Williams.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965930907
  • (OCoLC)965930907
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
4 extra-large oversize boxes
Label
J. Scott Williams drawings
Link
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/28 by Rebecca Shindel, Brittany Kropf and Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/16 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20838841
Extent
6.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J. Scott Williams.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965930907
  • (OCoLC)965930907
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
4 extra-large oversize boxes

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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