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Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers


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

By Jennifer Whitlock

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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
Painters - Indiana
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],

Series II.: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 111: "Early Painting in Indiana," College Art Journal, January 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 112: "Italian Paintings in the W. H. Thompson Collection at Muncie, Indiana," reprinted from The Art Quarterly, Autumn 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Journal - daily activities, January 1-February 16, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Journal - list of professional activities, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Pioneer Painters of Indiana, Art Association of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Portraits of the Governors of Indiana 1800-1943, Indiana Historical Society, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 117: "Preliminary Notes on Early Indiana Portraits and Portrait Painters," Indiana History Bulletin, v. 17 no. 2, February 1940Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Research files],
[Series II.: Writings],
[Series III.: Notes for lectures],
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