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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L624 (Text) 00000106355241 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 6.0 Cubic feet 4 extra-large oversize boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/28 by Rebecca Shindel, Brittany Kropf and Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/16 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes study drawings for the murals and stained glass windows within the Indiana State Library and Historical Building from J. Scott Williams in New York City, New York ranging from 1930-1932.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
J. Scott Williams drawings, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L570: Indiana State Library collection, 1841-2014L611: Edward D. Pierre collection, 1925-1962S1425: J. Scott Williams correspondence, 1932-1934S3171: J. Scott Williams correspondence, circa 1930sOBC070: J. Scott Williams, Abraham Lincoln commemoration drawing, circa 1930s
Biographical or Historical Data:
John Scott Williams was born in Everton, Liverpool, England on August 18, 1877 to Richard and Mary J. Williams. He came to the United States in 1885 and studied nights at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a photographic retoucher and commercial artist while attending school and went on to illustrate for the New York Herald Tribune from 1927-1934, the Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Collier's, and Ladies' Home Journal.In 1906 he married Clara Elsene Peck and they had two children together, Ayvard and Conway. Clara was an American illustrator and painter known for her women and children illustrations during the early 20th century. Peck and Williams shared similar styles and collaborated often. In 1930, Williams and Peck divorced. Williams went on to marry Mina Van Bott on June 30, 1930 in Leonia, New Jersey.Williams maintained a studio in Greenwich Village. He also served as head of the fine arts department at Wyoming State University from 1948-1952. He organized the American Artists' Professional League and served as president from 1955-1957. His major works include the stained glass windows and murals of the Indiana State Library and Historical Building in Indianapolis, Indiana; stained glass windows for the library of the University of Illinois in 1925; stained glass windows for the King Memorial Main Reading Room and the Gilman Memorial at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Williams died in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in November 1975. Sources:National Academy Museum: Artists and Architects database: Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspaper Project:
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J. Scott Williams.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Indiana State Library and Historical Building (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Artists > United States.
Genre: Chalk drawings.
Charcoal drawings.
Pencil drawings.

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