Guide to the Photographs of Exhibits Created by Winfield Scott Wellington

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Guide to the Photographs of Exhibits Created by Winfield Scott Wellington

Collection number: UARC PIC 28K

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
March 2004
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs of exhibits created by Winfield Scott Wellington,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1953
Collection Number: UARC PIC 28K (Oversize items shelved as UARC PIC 2800K)
Extent: 252 photographic prints
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Photographs of exhibits created by Winfield Scott Wellington in the University Art Gallery, primarily of Hearst Museum of Anthropology artifacts.
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photographs of exhibits created by Winfield Scott Wellington, UARC PIC 28K, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Winfield Scott Wellington, June 1973.

Administrative History

The University Art Gallery operated in what was originally built as a powerhouse from 1931 until the construction of the University Art Museum, completed in 1968. Winfield Scott Wellington (1897-1979) was Professor of Design in the Department of Decorative Art from1936 until 1965. He was director of the University Art Gallery at Berkeley from 1946 to 1962, and he mounted exhibits in San Francisco museums as well.

Scope and Content Note

189 photographic prints, 4x5 in. or smaller, of exhibits in the University Art Gallery created by Winfield Scott Wellington, Professor of Decorative Art. There are also 63 8x10 in. enlargements, mounted on boards (housed as UARC PIC 2800K). All prints are black and white, except for two color prints, noted below.
The majority of the exhibits show artifacts from the Hearst (then Lowie) Museum of Anthropology. Other exhibits include the sculpture of Elah Hale Hays and of Robert B. Howard, pottery of Frans and Marguerite Wildenhain, and Chinese stone and bronze rubbings.
Exhibit titles and dates were taken from the university's weekly Calendar.

Container List

 

Series 1: UARC PIC 28K

Scope and Content Note

2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch prints of six different exhibits, 1946-1955, two of which are undated; the exhibit of Chinese rubbings is in 4x5 inch prints. The 1953 Contemporary American Indian Arts and Crafts exhibit is at the De Young Museum, San Francisco. Titles and dates on original envelopes in which these prints were found were incorrect in some cases.
 

1-77a Indian Art of the Southwest from the Xth Century to the XXth Century, Mar-May 1947

 

78-122 PreColumbian Art of the Andean Area (materials collected by Max Uhle), Aug-Oct 1948. For enlargement of items 101 and 105, see Series 2, items 29 and 32.

 

123-149 Contemporary American Indian Arts and Crafts, 1953 (De Young Museum)

 

150-161 Rubbings from Ancient Chinese Stones and Bronzes (from the Mitsui Collection), Nov-Dec 1951 (4x5 prints)

 

162-173 Middle America and Mexico (n.d.)

 

174-188 Pots (n.d.)

 

Series 2: UARC PIC 2800K

Scope and Content Note

Photographic enlargements mounted on boards of exhibits 1940-1954. A few items are enlargements of prints in Series 1, but most images in this series which are not represented in Series 1. The title of the exhibit shown in item number 1 has not been found. Captions and dates on mounts appear to have been assigned much later and are in some cases not complete or incorrect. Arranged chronologically.
 

1 MAT, 1940: unidentified exhibit; appears to be New Mexico pottery

 

2-4 Elah Hale Hays sculpture, Oct-Nov 1941

 

5-9 Pottery of Frans and Marguerite Wildenhain, July-Aug 1943

 

10-14 Made in China, Feb-Mar 1944

 

15-27 Indigenous Art of the Northwest and Alaskan Coasts, Apr-May 1946

 

28 Indian Art of the Southwest from the Xth Century to the XXth Century, Mar-May 1947

 

29-34 PreColumbian Art of the Andean Area (materials collected by Max Uhle), Aug-Oct 1948

 

35-38 Robert B. Howard sculpture, Jan 1949

 

39-47 The Art of the California Indian, Mar-Apr 1951 (Two items are color photographs)

 

48 Rubbings from Ancient Chinese Stones and Bronzes (from the Mitsui Collection), Nov-Dec 1951

 

49-50 University of California African Expedition: materials collected by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Loeb and Thomas Larson, Mar-Apr 1952

 

51-61 Egyptian Antiquities from the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Collection (collected by George A. Reisner, Dec 1953-Jan 1954

 

62-63 Contemporary American Indian Arts and Crafts (at the De Young Museum), Oct-Nov 1953