Collections with primary source materials related to art and artists held by the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia at the University of Missouri. This area is a subcategory of the Culture category. Also of interest is the Folklore category.
Agris, Anna (1906-1986), Papers, 1921-1984, (S0804)
19 Folders, 100 Photographs
The Anna Agris Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, dance programs, and scripts. The collection also includes a file on the Harikuda Israeli Dance Company directed by Leah Millman. The second series in the collection contains photographs collected by Anna Agris. The series includes autographed portraits and also several pages of a scrapbook put together by Agris and photographic negatives.
Ambler, Jaquelin, Ambler, Jaquelin, Collection, 1966-1972, (S0003)
Jaquelin Ambler (1908-1992) was an employee of the St. Louis Art Museum from 1934 till her retirement in 1966. Her final position there was as director of the education department. She donated this collection of gallery announcements, flyers and source material on St. Louis area artists and art galleries to WHMC in 1972.
Benton, Thomas Hart (1889-1975), Collection, (CA6282)
0.1 cubic foot, 1 CD
Audio recording and transcript of an interview with Thomas Hart Benton in his home, 6 May 1962. Includes correspondence and reminiscence of Charles Cagle, who was present during the interview. Also a photograph of Benton with Harry S. Truman in Neosho, Missouri, 12 May 1962, and related newspaper clippings.
Boone, John William "Blind" (1864-1927), Piano Roll, (WUNP5843)
Performance by Blind Boone of "Nearer My God to Thee," published by the QRS Company, c. 1920.
Botts, Benson, Reminiscences, 1908, (C2399)
Poems and water color sketches of Miss Benson Botts, Mexico, MO, done by her roommate at the University of Missouri summer session in 1908.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Bussabarger, Robert F. (1922-2013), Papers, 1922-1990, (C3897)
7 linear feet and oversize
Papers of ceramic sculptor, potter, painter and University of Missouri-Columbia Professor Emeritus of Art. These papers include personal and professional correspondence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs, publications, clippings, research project records, scrapbooks, biographical materials, records of the University of Missouri Department of Art and miscellaneous material.
Cansler, Loman D. (1924-1992) and Laura M. (1931-2007), Collection, 1820-2005, (C4018)
10.5 linear feet, 203 audio tapes, 41 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 35 audio discs
The Loman and Laura Cansler Collection represents a lifetime of collecting on Missouri's folk song and folklore tradition. Cansler recorded and collected folk songs, proverbs, jokes, and home remedies, primarily in Missouri, but also in Kansas and Illinois. In addition to this large body of folk song and folklore material, the collection includes information on Cansler's early life in Dallas County, Missouri, his WWII service, and his career as a school counselor at the Fayette and North Kansas City High Schools. The collection also includes slides and prints of Laura Cansler's abstract expressionist artwork.
Columbia Art League, Records, (CA6259)
10.4 cubic feet, 5 computer discs, 25 oversize sheets
Official records and other materials of a nonprofit organization founded in Columbia, Missouri in 1959 and dedicated to the encouragement and support of active community participation in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.
Cornett Family, Papers, 1847-1981, (C3808)
5.1 linear feet
Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, Missouri, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee, and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. Letters, household and farm records, photographs, and other family papers, along with the early records of the Moore School near Linneus, document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.
Craft Alliance (1964- ), Records, 1964-1982, (S0439)
169 Folders, 5 Volumes
The Craft Alliance Records (1964-1982), document the Alliance's founding and subsequent 18 years as a cultural and educational organization in St. Louis dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and production of hand-crafted art.
Craft Alliance Records, (SA0868)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Dingeldein, Otto, Papers, (SUNP2768)
1.4 linear feet
Photographs, transparencies, and catalogs of Dingeldein's silverwork; including jewelry and sanctuary art designs.
Dobbs, Ella Victoria (1866-1952), Papers, 1882-1961, (C0095)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of Ella Victoria Dobbs, University of Missouri Professor Emeritus of Applied Arts and founder of Pi Lambda Theta includes correspondence; speeches; articles; a published biography; classroom notebooks; clippings; manuscript material from an incomplete book, The Creative Arts in Democratic Living; and Pi Lambda Theta records.
Edward A. Langleben Postcard Collection, 1904-1978, (S0700)
245 Postcards, 1 Box
The Edward A. Langleben Postcard Collection consisted of 245 postcards collected by Langleben during his life. The postcards focus on St. Louis area places and buildings. The postcards are divided into the following themes: Admiral excursion boat, aerial views, bridges, buildings, churches, city hall, entrances to private buildings, Forest Park, Gateway Arch, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, Jefferson Barracks, Jefferson Memorial, Jewel Box, Municipal Opera, parks, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, schools and universities, Shaw's Garden, Union Station, water works, and various.
Eisendrath, William N. (1902- ), Papers, 1929-1976, (S0019)
19 Folders, 1 Volume
An art collector and gallery director, Eisendrath corresponded with prominent artists, including Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Virginia Peusner, Alexander Archipenko and Robert Osborne. The collection contains Osborne's original water color and pencil drawings used to illustrate Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers, 1929.
Engelhardt, Thomas A., Papers, (CA6291)
6 cubic feet
INVENTORY. Papers of long-time editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch include correspondence, sketch books, and reprints of cartoons.
Fantel, Hans (1922-2006), Papers, c. 1925-2006, (C4003)
3.2 linear feet, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 7 compact discs
The papers of Fantel, a freelance writer, contain the articles he wrote for the New York Times and many other publications about high fidelity, home electronics, and music. Correspondence, photographs, and audio-visual materials make up the remainder of the collection.
Faries, Clyde, Collection, (WUNP5659)
Addition of two cassettes containing folk music recorded by the Faries family.
Faries, Clyde, Collection, (WUNP5645)
0.1 linear feet
Lyrics of folk songs performed by the Faries family, and recordings of folk songs performed in memory of Charles Faries.
Faries, Clyde, Papers, (WUNP5702)
Addition. One copy of "A Bunch of Time: Heritage Songs in Honor of Charles Faries," performed by Clyde Faries and others.
Fitzpatrick, Daniel R. (1891-1969), Papers, 1913-1966, (C3832)
1 linear foot and 16 reels of 16mm film
The Fitzpatrick Papers contain the personal and business correspondence of D.R. Fitzpatrick, editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The collection also contains magazines and newspaper articles concerning “Fitz’s” cartoons of local, regional, and national politics, including government propaganda for both World Wars. Sixteen one-half hour television documentaries on political affairs, entitled Forty-five Years with Fitzpatrick are included in the collection.
Fitzpatrick, Daniel (1891-1969) And Mauldin, Bill (1921- ), Papers, 1935-1962, (S0460)
The Daniel R. Fitzpatrick and Bill Mauldin Papers, 1935-1962 contain duplicate editorial cartoons from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The State Historical Society of Missouri holds original Fitzpatrick/Mauldin drawings in its Fitzpatrick and Society Collections. The cartoons reflect St. Louis, and national political, economic, and social issues from 1935-1962. Three series comprise the collection: 1) Fitzpatrick Cartoons, 1935-1957; 2) Mauldin Cartoons, 1958-1962; and 3) Labor Cartoons, 1936-1962.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Papers, 1891-1980, (C3695)
8.5 linear feet, 14 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm, 453 records, 14 audio tapes, 4 films, 1 DVD
Correspondence, financial records, memorabilia, musical arrangements, record albums, tapes, films, scrapbooks, and photographs of Jane Froman, singer and radio, theater, and movie star from the 1930s to the 1950s. Some papers of her mother, Anna Barcafer Froman Hetzler (1873-1962), pianist, music instructor at Christian and Stephens Colleges in Columbia, Missouri, and wife of the mayor of Columbia, William J. Hetzler, are also in the papers. The papers include material on radio, movie musicals, the USO, theater and club appearances, television, and popular music of the 1930s through the 1950s. The volumes are on microfilm.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Collection, (C3940)
5 audio cassettes, 2 audio discs, 1 video cassette, 2 compact discs
The Jane Froman Collection consists of recordings of performances and interviews of Jane Froman.
Geary, Fred (1894-1946), Papers, 1903-1917, (C3515)
Sketch book, sketches, report cards, high school commencement program and other papers of a Missouri-born artist who gained national fame for his woodcuts and woodcut engravings.
Gladish, Cora S., Papers, (WUNP5818)
INVENTORY. Sheet music of compositions written and published by Cora Gladish of Higginsville, MO, related correspondence, and watercolors, 1930s.
Hagerman-Hayden Papers, 1852-1893 (C0110)
0.6 linear feet
Letters and papers of an Alexandria, Missouri, lawyer; a Keokuk, Iowa, student at Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis; and a music student in Oberlin, Ohio.
Henry Tobias Brewers And Maltsters Union No. 6, Collection, 1873-1990, (S0615)
314 Folders, 576 Photographs, 3 Audio Tapes, 29 Books
The collection consists of three major areas brewing history, Brewers and Maltsters Union No. 6, and the arts. The brewery history material consists of newspaper articles, books and handwritten notes. It's emphasis is on St. Louis breweries. The Union records document the union's changes over time, from its origins and affiliation with the Knights of Labor, to its absorption by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The arts material comes from three organizations, the Light Opera Guild of St. Louis, the Dancing Masters of America, and the St. Louis Dancing Teachers' Association. The Union material, which is the bulk of the collection, is divided into sub-series.
Hunter, Max F., Papers, (WUNP5089)
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, articles, and photographs relating to folklorists Ernie Deane and Joan O'Bryant.
Jellum, Lee, Papers, 1924-1961, (SUNP2288)
Letters, cards, and account books of a photographer of Ludlow, MO.
Kenny, Thomas H., Papers, (WUNP5700)
0.2 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of historical article, collection of health and nutrition information, and compilation of information about Kenny's art works and exhibits.
Kenny, Thomas Henry, Papers, (WUNP5148)
0.4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of correspondence, research materials, business and legal records, art materials and personal papers.
Kiehl, Moray Loring, Sheet Music Collection, (SUNP6185)
2.8 linear feet
Approximately 400 pieces of sheet music and 18 songbooks dating from the 1920s through 1960s.
Landesman, Fran (1927- ), Papers, 1959-1998, (S0608)
112 Folders; 44 Photographs; And 30 Audio Tapes, CDs, And LPs,
The Fran Landesman Papers are divided into six series. Series One: Personal Material and Correspondence, Series Two: Published Songs and Plays, Series Three: Poetry, Series Four: Published Poetry, Series Five: Photographs, Series Six: Audio Tapes, CDs, and LPs
Lowenhaupt, Bessie (1881-1968), Collection, 1961-1999, (S0614)
Notes, newspaper clippings, announcements, and photographs documenting the life and work of St. Louis painter Bessie Lowenhaupt. Includes an audio cassette of an interview with Lowenhaupt conducted by Ernest and Judy Saul Stix on December 20, 1961
Lyon, Duane, Papers, (SUNP2499)
Scrapbooks of a Missouri graphic artist containing original art, programs, exhibit announcements, correspondence, photographs, and clippings; framed announcement of American Legion Convention banquet, 1921.
MacNutt, Agnes Cady (1877-1975), Scrapbook, 1913-1929, (S0018)
Scrapbook includes: clippings, photos, programs, and biographical sketch.
McCue, George (1910-2003), Addenda, 1902-2002, (S0718)
583 Folders, 10,918 Photographs
The Addenda contains the research files compiled by George McCue over the years as well as manuscripts and related documents for the books and articles he authored. The Addenda also contains 10,918 photographs taken by McCue to document the buildings, people and art he was writing about. The addenda also contains an equal number of images of other cities which because of time will not be processed at this time.
McCue, George (1910 - ), Papers 1948 - 1985, (S0495)
63 Folders, 17 Photographs, 2 Audio Cassettes
The McCue collection contains information on the preservation of the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis and personal correspondence regarding his role as art critic and editor. Also included in the collection is an oral interview with Mr. McCue recorded on August 21, 1990.
Meriam, Junius L. (1872- ), Papers, 1900-1944, (C0965)
0.4 linear feet
The Junius L. Meriam Papers consist of photographs and a scrapbook primarily describing and depicting Meriam's views on elementary education. He was a professor at the University of Missouri School of Education and superintendent of the university laboratory schools from 1904 to 1924.
Missouri Art Education Association, Records, (WUNP5103)
2.5 linear feet
INVENTORY. Correspondence, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and other records of the association.
Missouri Council on the Arts, Papers, 1962-1967, (SUNP2246)
0.4 linear feet
Minutes of Governor's Committee on the Arts, newsletters, reports, and correspondence.
Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones & Stained Glass Windows, Project, (C3723)
7.1 linear feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri. New York World's Fair Commission Papers, 1963-1965, (C2604)
13.4 linear feet
File of the pavilion manager, containing correspondence from construction to demolition of the Missouri pavilion. Also press releases, financial reports, promotional material, security reports, contracts, blueprints and photographs.
Morgenthaler, Charles A. (1893-1980), Papers, 1870-1981, (C3004)
3.4 linear feet
The papers of Charles A. Morgenthaler, a commercial artist and illustrator from Halls-ville, Missouri, consist of photographs, sketches, scrapbooks, account books, and correspondence relating to his artwork. Family papers and photographs are also included in this collection.
Morrison, I.G., Papers, 1940, (C2174)
"Thomas Hart Benton Murals, Missouri State Capitol: An Interpretative Lecture," 2 September 1940. Positive photostat of letter to I.G. Morrison from Thomas Hart Benton, Chilmark, MA, 14 September 1940. Morrison presented description, history and symbolism of the murals. Benton defined the purpose of art and expressed approval of Morrison's paper.
National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri, Papers, 1968-1974, (C3584)
Working copy of EARLY PORTRAITS IN MISSOURI, PAINTED BEFORE 1860. A detailed description of portraits existing in Missouri, arranged by location of the work. There is an index by artist, but none by portrait subject. Includes many works by George Caleb Bingham.
Papendick, Lucille, Collection, 1912-1967, (S0015)
112 programs from concerts, plays, recitals and dance programs in St. Louis by visiting performers at the following theaters: St. Louis Woman's Club, Municipal Auditorium (Kiel), St. Louis Civic Music League, Principia Concert and Lecture Series, Coliseum, Odeon Theater, Garden Theater, and Very Special Programs.
People's Art Center (1942-1963), Records, 1942-1963, (S0612)
Founded in 1942 with the help of a WPA grant the People's Art Center was the first integrated community arts center in St. Louis. Contains a history of the center, 1942-1955; articles of incorporation, 1943; bylaws, 1961; and correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports on leadership dispute in 1963.
Pihlblad, Gladys K. (1908-1999), Papers, 1906-1981, (C3843)
2.4 linear feet
Papers of Gladys K. Pihlblad, Director of Student Affairs for Women at the University of Missouri from 1952 to 1973. Her papers cover such subjects as women, blacks, homosexuals, student unrest, University organizations, and University events. The collection consists of corre-spondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs and reports.
Reeves, Charles Monroe (1868-1920), Papers, 1892-1970 (C3356)
2.4 linear feet
The papers are from a St. Louis journalist and organizer of the 1904 World’s Fair. First section includes items from Reeve’s early journalistic career. The bulk of the papers in the second section concern the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, related materials, and photographs.
Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.
Schroeder, Adolf E., Papers, (WUNP5472)
1.3 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of various foreign language association newsletters, correspondence and other records relating to foreign language associations, materials relating to ethnic group research near Cape Girardeau, and materials relating to Otto Dingeldein, a silversmith.
Society Of Independent Artists Of St. Louis (1930- ), Annual Histories, 1946-1972, (S0092)
The Society of Independent Artists had its origin in the St. Louis No-Jury Exhibit Society. The Society sponsored exhibits and contests for members.
St. Louis Artists' Guild (1886- ), Collection, 1907-1976, (S0070)
10 Folders, 1 Tape
The Artists Guild is the oldest extant art organization in the country and one of the few which maintains its own building and galleries. The Guild sponsors annual art exhibition competitions. Minutes, catalogs, correspondence, "Book of Hours" (1959-1976), indenture deed (1907), and programs, including those of Little Theater of St. Louis (1934-1946), a group within the guild.
St. Louis Civic Ballet (1958- ), Records, 1958-1979 , (S0072)
Stanley Herbert founded the Civic Ballet in October 1958, as a community supported resident dance company. The organization fosters civic interest in dance, encourages young performers through scholarships and performances, arranges ballet productions, and sponsors the St. Louis Dance Festival. Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and programs.
St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Artists, Oral History Project, Records, 1983-1985, (S0456)
32 Folders, 29 Oral Histories
The collection documents the lives and folk art of the thirty-one ethnic artists who participated in the St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Oral History Project from 1983-1985. Arranged alphabetically according to country of origin, the collection contains questionnaires on the family history of the artists and origin of their craft work, tapes of oral history interviews, photographs and slides of the artwork.
St. Louis International Salon Of Photography, Programs, 1940-1945, (S0561)
Annual photographic exhibit sponsored by the Camera Club of St. Louis, a group organized to promote photography in St. Louis. Programs include selection jury and salon committee names, exhibitors and titles of exhibited prints. Programs from 1941-1945 include reproductions of some prints, photographs of the gallery and exhibit organizers.
Theater Programs, St. Louis, Missouri, 1852-1953, (S0595)
This collection was donated by the State Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri. It consists of playbills and theater programs from various St. Louis theaters from 1852-1953.
Thias, Edward J. (1924- ) Papers, 1954-2002, (S0742)
The Thias Papers (1954-2002) contain books written and/or illustrated by Thias, including works about his participation is World War II, Missouri architecture, Thias family genealogy, and collected pencil sketches. In addition, this collection contains many unbound, original pencil sketches of various St. Louis and Missouri landmarks and attractions.
Unger, Arthur (1924-2004), Papers, 1943-2004, (C4027)
10.8 linear feet, 77 audio cassettes, 2 audio tapes, 4 audio discs, 5 CDs, 1 video cassette
Arthur Unger was an entertainment journalist who reviewed movies and television shows for the Christian Science Monitor and Ingenue. He edited several magazines as wide-ranging as Mechanix Illustrated and Datebook and toured with the Beatles. The collection includes recordings, transcripts, and notes from his interviews with celebrities, his writings, Beatles publications, and personal materials.
Wright, Ruth Osborne, Papers, (SA1023)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Wulfekammer, Verna Mary (1900-1994), Collection, 1893-1976, (C3864)
51.9 linear feet and oversize
The collection of Verna Mary Wulfekammer, University of Missouri-Columbia professor of art from 1928 to 1968, contains teaching materials and artifacts, correspondence, clippings, student work, publications and photographs related to the personal and professional life of Wul-fekammer and her mentor and colleague, Ella Victoria Dobbs.