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Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers

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Research files

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Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers, 1878-1958 | Indianapolis Museum of Art Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers, 1878-1958Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1935-1958

ID: M/002

Primary Creator: Peat, Wilbur David (1898-1966)

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into five series: Research files, Writings, Notes for lectures, Reference files, and Photographs and Negatives.

Subjects: Architecture, Domestic -- Indiana, Art--Indiana--Indianapolis--Exhibitions, Painters - Indiana, Painting--Indiana--Indianapolis--Exhibitions, Peat, Wilbur David (1896-1966)

Forms of Material: brochures, clippings (information artifacts), correspondence, exhibition catalogs, memorandums, negatives (photographic), notes, photographic prints, photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers contain materials related to Peat’s articles, books, lectures, and classes predominantly from the years 1935-1958. The collection includes notes and index cards on Indiana artists and collectors, article clippings, bibliographies, exhibition catalogs, photographs of artworks, and correspondence with art collectors, curators and artists’ families.  The materials contain extensive notes relating to a number of Peat’s books including Pioneer Painters of Indiana, Indiana Houses of the Nineteenth Century, Chinese Ceramics of the Sung Dynasty, and Portraits and Painters of the Governors of Indiana, 1800-1943.

A portion of this collection, relating to Pioneer Painters of Indiana, has been digitized in partnership with IUPUI University Library made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. You can access the digital collection here: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/WilburPeat

Collection Historical Note

Born November 8, 1898 in China to missionary parents. Became director of the John Herron Art Museum in 1929 and served for 36 years until 1965. Peat oversaw the opening of the new Herron School of Art in 1929. He passed away December 14, 1966.

Subject/Index Terms

Architecture, Domestic -- Indiana
Art--Indiana--Indianapolis--Exhibitions
Painters - Indiana
Painting--Indiana--Indianapolis--Exhibitions
Peat, Wilbur David (1896-1966)

Administrative Information

Repository: Indianapolis Museum of Art Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 7.0 linear feet: 20 boxes of documents, prints, and negatives.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.  Please contact the Archivist for more information.

Related Materials:

John Herron Art Institute, Wilbur David Peat, Dewey Albinson, A. S. Baylinson, Wenona Day Bell, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, et al. 1929. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence. Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Art. http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/wilbur-d-peat-correspondence-8509

Owner index for Peat's Indiana houses of the nineteenth century. 1900. Indiana Historical Society.

Peat, Wilbur David. 1965. Correspondence. Indiana Historical Society Library.  http://opac.indianahistory.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v2=1&ti=1,1&CallBrowse=1&PID=I8TNBrxpssHoV3a_Udolr_EIzKcuC

Peat, Wilbur David. 1962. Indiana houses of the nineteenth century collection, ca. 1920-1963. Indiana Historical Society Library.  http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/indiana-houses-of-the-nineteenth-century.pdf

Peat, Wilbur David. 1893. Pioneer painters of Indiana collection.  Indiana Historical Society. http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/pioneer-painters-of-indiana-collection-1893-1957.pdf

Peat, Wilbur David, and Richard Keith Doud. 1964. Oral history interview with Wilbur D. Peat. Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Art.  http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-wilbur-d-peat-11812

Peat, Wilbur David, and William Mathewson Milliken. 1933. Wilbur D. Peat papers. Smithsonian Institute Archvies of American Art. http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/wilbur-d-peat-papers-9845

Peat, Wilbur David. n.d. Wilbur David Peat: vertical file. Indianapolis Museum of Art Stout Reference Library.

Related Publications:

John Herron Art Institute, and Wilbur David Peat. 1940. Chinese ceramics of the Sung dynasty. Indianapolis: John Herron Art Museum.

Peat, Wilbur David. 1962. Indiana houses of the nineteenth century. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society.

Peat, Wilbur D. 1964. Nineteenth century domestic architecture of Allen County, Indiana. Fort Wayne, In: Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Peat, Wilbur David. 1954. Pioneer painters of Indiana. [Indianapolis]: Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Peat, Wilbur David. 1944. Portraits and painters of the governors of Indiana, 1800-1943. Indianapolis: Indiana historical Society.

Preferred Citation: [Title of item], [Date],  [Container information], Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers (M002), IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

Other URL: http://www.imamuseum.org/sites/default/files/attachments/archives-M002.pdf


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Research files],
[Series II.: Writings],
[Series III.: Notes for lectures],
[Series IV.: Reference files],
[Series V.: Photographs and Negatives],
[All]

Series I.: Research filesAdd to your cart.
Subseries a.: Chinese ArtAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pre-T'ang, T'ang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-960) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sung (960-1279) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sung (960-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Ming (1368-1644) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Ming (1368-1644) and Ch'ing (1644-1912) notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Labels for Chinese collectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Notes on Chinese collectionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Notes on various Chinese collectionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Price CatalogsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chinese painting publications notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chinese porcelains, etc. - clipped from sales catalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence RE: Chinese Art loans, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence [miscellaneous postcards and letters], 1947-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: European Art similar to Chinese in compositionAdd to your cart.
Subseries b.: Indiana Architecture, Art, and collectionsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Artist files "A" and bibliographic guideAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Artist files "B" [Ba]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Artist files "B" [Be-Bo]Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Artist files "B" [Br--Bu]Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Artist files "C" [Ca-Cu]Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Artist files "C" [Chase, William Merritt]Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Artist files "C" [Chase, William Merritt]Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Artist files "C" [Cox, Jacob]Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Artist files "C" [Cox, Jacob]Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Artist files "D" [Da-De]Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Artist files "D" [Di-Du]Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Artist files "E"Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Artist files "F"Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Artist files "G"Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Artist files "H"Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Artist files "H" [Hays, Barton and Samuel]Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Artist files "I-J-K"Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Artist files "L"Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Artist files "M" [Mc-Ma]Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Artist files "M" [Mi-Mu]Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Artist files "N-O"Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Artist files "P"Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Artist files "Q-R"Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Artist files "S"Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Artist files "T"Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Artist files "U-V"Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Artist files "W" [Wa-We]Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Artist files "W" [Wh-Wy]Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Artist files "W" [Walker, Samuel Swann]Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Artist files "W" [Williams, J. Insco]Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Artist files "W" [Winter, George]Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Artist files "W" [Winter, George]Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Artist files "W" [Winter, George]Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Artist files "X-Y-Z"Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Artist index cards "A-Bo"Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Artist index cards "Br-Cl"Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Artist index cards "Co-Da"Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Artist index cards "De-E"Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Artist index cards "F-Ge"Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Artist index cards "Gi-Ha"Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Artist index cards "He-J"Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Artist index cards "K-Li"Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Artist index cards "Lo-Me"Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Artist index cards "Mi-O"Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Artist index cards "P-Ri"Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Artist index cards "Ro-Sl"Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Artist index cards "Sm-T"Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Artist index cards "U-Wi"Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Artist index cards "Wo-Z; unknown"Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Artist index cards "uncompleted"Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Artist index cards Bibliography, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Artist index cards Bibliography, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Artists miscellaneous notes "to be filed"Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Artists "of previous years" miscellaneous correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Artists notes "information needed - follow up"Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Catalog of "Ancestor Portraits in Indianapolis Homes", 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 77: "Catalog of Early Indiana Portraits"Add to your cart.
Folder 78: "Catalog of Paintings by Jacob Cox" for exhibition, November 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Collectors [correspondence and notes]Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Correspondence (General) - filed by communitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Correspondence (General) - filed by communitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Correspondence, Fort Wayne Historical Society, Allen County, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Correspondence, New York Historical Society, etc., RE: survey and research, 1940-1956Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Dictionary of Indiana Artists [correspondence, clippings, and notes], 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Early American paintings - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Early Indiana painters - "additional information for files"Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Early Indiana painters - "letters awaiting reply"Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Early Indiana painting - research workersAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: William Henry Harrison portrait by John Wesley JarvisAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: "Historic house of Indianapolis" notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: History of Indiana and communities notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: "Indiana Portraits Nineteenth Century A-H" notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: "Indiana Portraits Nineteenth Century I-Q" notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: "Indiana Portraits Nineteenth Century R-Z" notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 95: MuralsAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Newspaper clippings and notes - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Nineteenth Century Artists - excerpts from histories (city or county)Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Nineteenth Century Artists - general articlesAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Nineteenth Century Artists - listings of painters, city directoriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Notes [Monuments and memorials, sculptors, print makers, and painters]Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Notes "Appreciation of the Arts - Cincinnati Art Museum experimental course", 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Notes on research tripAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: Out-of-state artists and out-of-state collectionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Painters of Indians and pioneer life notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: Pioneer Painters of Indiana permissions to reproduce paintingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Pioneer Painters of Indiana permissions to reproduce paintingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: "Portraits and early paintings in Indianapolis" notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 108: Portraits of William Henry Harrison and George Rodgers ClarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: Portraits of the Governors of Indiana [correspondence, notes, and publication]Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Sculptors [correspondence, notes, and clippings]Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Research files],
[Series II.: Writings],
[Series III.: Notes for lectures],
[Series IV.: Reference files],
[Series V.: Photographs and Negatives],
[All]


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