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Wilbur D. Peat Research Papers

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Research files

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Notes for lectures

Reference 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.


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 V.: Photographs and NegativesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 175: Chinese Art [also includes negatives and notes]Add to your cart.
Folder 176: Illustrations and references in Pioneer Painters of Indiana, artists "A-LA"Add to your cart.
Folder 177: Illustrations and references in Pioneer Painters of Indiana, artists "Li-Y" [includes negatives]Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Indiana Art photographs - duplicates for librariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 179: Indiana Art photographs, artists "unknown; A-Cow"Add to your cart.
Folder 180: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Cox"Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 181: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Cox-Cra"Add to your cart.
Folder 182: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Dav-Eat"Add to your cart.
Folder 183: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Edm-Guf"Add to your cart.
Folder 184: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Hay-Kel"Add to your cart.
Folder 185: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Lan-Morg"Add to your cart.
Folder 186: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Morr-Pec"Add to your cart.
Folder 187: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Per-Sti"Add to your cart.
Folder 188: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Swa-Wes"Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 189: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Wil-Yon; Out-of-State"Add to your cart.
Folder 190: Indiana Art photographs, artists "Unknown"Add to your cart.
Folder 191: Indiana Art photographs, by artwork location "Anderson-Fort Wayne"Add to your cart.
Folder 192: Indiana Art photographs, by artwork location "Franklin-Logansport"Add to your cart.
Folder 193: Indiana Art photographs, by artwork location "Madison-Richmond"Add to your cart.
Folder 194: Indiana Art photographs, by artwork location "Rockport-Washington; Out-of-town; Miscellaneous"Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 195: Indiana Art photographs, "unknown"Add to your cart.
Folder 196: Indiana Art photographs, "Battle Scenes of the Rebellion" by Clarkson GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 197: Indiana Art negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 198: Indiana Art negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 199: Indiana Art negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 200: Indiana Art negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 201: Indiana Art photographs, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 202: USA--Indiana negativesAdd 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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