The Resource Wayman Adams collection

Wayman Adams collection

Label
Wayman Adams collection, 1924-1935
Title
Wayman Adams collection
Inclusive dates
1924-1935
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection includes 11 original, signed linocut (linoleum block) greeting cards made by Wayman Adams, 10 of which are Christmas cards from 1924 to 1933. The last is a New Year's card from 1935. Most of the cards depict, Adams' son, Wayman "Snig" Adams, Jr. The collection also includes a photograph of Wayman Adams and Frank Atkins, shore captain of the schooner Regina, in the doorway of Booth Tarkington's boat house on the Kennebunk River in Maine
Biographical or historical data
Wayman Elbridge Adams was an American painter, born on September 23, 1883, on a farm in Muncie, Indiana, to Nelson Perry Adams and Mary Elizabeth (Justice) Adams. Adams, who received no formal education beyond grade school, was taught to paint animals by his father, an amateur artist. As a young man, Wayman worked as a manager in Louisville, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 21, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, and enrolled in the John Herron Art Institute where he studied under William Forsythe. As an art student, Wayman was able to travel to Europe, where he met Margaret Boroughs, an art student from Texas, who he married in 1918. The couple had a son, Wayman, Jr., who often served as a model for his father0́9s artwork. Wayman Adams accepted numerous commissioned to paint portraits of American political figures, including 6 Indiana governors and Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, as well as Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley and many other prominent figures. Adams died in Austin, Texas on April 9, 1959. Sources: Blanton, Joseph E., and Kendall Curlee. "Wayman Adams." In Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 22, 2017. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fad09. FindaGrave.com. "Wayman Elbridge Adams." Find a Grave Index. Accessed December 22, 2017. https://www.findagrave.com.Fine Estate Art. "Wayman E. Adams." Accessed December 22, 2017. http://fineestateart.com/artists/wayman_e_adams.Indiana Historical Bureau. "Indiana Governor Portrait Artist: Wayman Adams (1883-1959). Accessed December 22, 2017. http://www.in.gov/history/2790.htm.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Wayman
  • Artists
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Families
  • Linoleum block-printing
  • New Year cards
Label
Wayman Adams collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2810
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/04/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/04/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2017/12/22 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
21086716
Extent
0.01 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 records transfer from an Indiana Collection on 2017/01/31.
System control number
(OCoLC)990267174
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
1 folder
Label
Wayman Adams collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2810
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/04/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/04/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2017/12/22 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
21086716
Extent
0.01 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 records transfer from an Indiana Collection on 2017/01/31.
System control number
(OCoLC)990267174
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
1 folder

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