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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

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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.


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 IV.: Reference filesAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 145: Alexis Coquillard - His Time: A Story of the Founding of South Bend, IN by Mary Clarke Coquillard, Northern Indiana Historical Society, April 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 146: A Corner in Celebrities by Alice Elizabeth Trabue, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 147: Catalogue of the  Loan Exhibition held by the Ladies of Trinity Episcopal Church, Logansport, Indiana, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 148: Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, October 28-December 12, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 149: Henshaw, Bundy & Forkner, Young's Art Galleries, Chicago, IL, February 12-24, 1917Add to your cart.
Includes advertising poster for exhibition
Folder 150: Impressions by Mary E. Steele, 1893Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Indiana 1779-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 152: Indiana Art exhibition catalogsAdd to your cart.
Includes: Forsyth, Hadley, Stark & Wheeler (1924); Brown County Artists (1925); George Winter (1939); and J.O.Eaton (1934)
Folder 153: Indiana Art exhibition catalogsAdd to your cart.
Includes: Jacob Cox (1941), Chase Centennial (1949), and Indiana Art (1951)
Folder 154: Indiana Painting Collections catalogsAdd to your cart.
Includes: List of paintings in the Wightman Memorial Art Gallery of Unviersity of Notre Dame and Early Portraits Owned in the Wabash Valley, An exhibition in Sheldon Swope Art Gallery 1949
Folder 155: Indianapolis Art exhibition catalogsAdd to your cart.
Includes: First Quarterly Exhibition of Indiana Art Assocaition 1878; Loan Exhibit of the Art Association of Indianapolis 1883; and Hoosier Colony in Munchen 1885
Folder 156: Indianapolis Art exhibition catalogsAdd to your cart.
Includes: Seventh Annual Exhbition of the Art Association of Indianapolis 1890; and Exhibition of Indiana Art: Contemporary and Retrospective 1903
Folder 157: Indiana History Bulletin, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Indiana History Bulletin, 1948, 1950, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Indiana Historical Society Publications: v. IV no. 5 & 7Add to your cart.
Names of Persons Enumerated in Marion County, Indiana at the Fifth Census Eighteen Hundred and Thirty (1908); and Lockerbie's Assessment List of Indianapolis, 1835 by Eliza G. Browning (1909)
Folder 160: Indiana Historical Society Publications: v. 15 no. 1Add to your cart.
Pioneer Sketches of the Upper Whitewater Valley: Quaker Stronghold of the West by Bernhard Knollenberg (1945)
Folder 161: Indiana Historical Society Publications: v. 15 no. 3Add to your cart.
Education and Reform at New Harmony: Correspondence of William Maclure and Marie Duclos Fretageot 1820-1833 edited by Arthur E. Bestor, Jr. (1948)
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Indiana Historical Society Publications, v. 16 no. 3Add to your cart.
From Greene Ville to Fallen Timbers: A Journal of the Wayne Campaign July 28-September 14, 1794 edited by Dwight L. Smith (1952)
Folder 163: Indiana Magazine of History, March 1944Add to your cart.
Annotation: Gibbons, "Alexander Lawrie, Painter," p. 33
Folder 164: Indiana Magazine of History, September 1946Add to your cart.
Annotations: George Winter, ref. p. 252; John E. Bundy, geneal. p. 298
Folder 165: Indiana Magazine of History, March 1948Add to your cart.
Annotation: Banta, "New Harmony's Golden Years," pp.25-36 (Banvard, etc.)
Folder 166: Indiana Magazine of History, June 1948Add to your cart.
Annotation: Albjerg, "A Nineteenth Century Hoosier Artist, Samuel Richards," pp. 143-160
Folder 167: Indiana Magazine of History, December 1948Add to your cart.
Annotation: Forbes, "Lew Wallace, Romantic," pp. 385-392; John Whistler, p. 409; Geo. Winter, review of book, p. 419
Folder 168: Indiana Magazine of History, June 1949Add to your cart.
Annotation: George Catlin, book review, pp. 190-192; Rappite letters , & Richard Owen, pp. 183-188; Vevay, p. 171
Folder 169: Indiana Magazine of History, March 1951Add to your cart.
Annotation: Settlements of Northwestern Indiana
Folder 170: Indiana Magazine of History, June 1954Add to your cart.
Annotation: Draegert: "The Fine Arts in Indianapolis, 1875-1880," pp.105-118 (1st)
Folder 171: Indiana Magazine of History, December 1954Add to your cart.
Annotation: Draegert: "The Fine Arts in Indianapolis, 1875-1890," pp. 321-348 (2nd)
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 172: Legend of Cedar Isle by R.B. Whitsett, Jr., 1936Add to your cart.
reprinted, with special premission, from the Indiana Magazine of History, December 1936
Folder 173: Loan Exhibition of Portraits in the Art Galleries of the Music Hall, Cincinnati, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 174: Painting the United States, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, October 14-December 12, 1943Add to your cart.

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[Series II.: Writings],
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