The Otis Oldfield papers, 1899-1968 (SAFR 17114, HDC 239) is comprised of materials created and assembled by artist, painter
Otis Oldfield. The collection has been processed to the file unit level and is open for use with restrictions. This is a collection
of manuscripts, sketches, photographs, newspaper clippings, charts and maps of Pacific coast maritime history and tradition.
The scrapbooks, mostly photocopies and some originals, contain sketches, photos, news clippings and miscellany, from and about
the Pacific Coast maritime community. Copyright restrictions apply.
Otis Oldfield was born in Sacramento, CA in 1890. He enrolled at an art school in San Francisco in 1909, and after several
years living in Europe, he returned to San Francisco in 1924. He was a full professor on the staff of the California School
of Fine Arts, and was featured in several one-man shows and exhibits through the rest of his life. His art is represented
in the W.P.A. murals in Coit Tower. Oldfield died in 1969, just as the printing of the 400-copy limited edition of: Louise,
a Pictorial Journal was completed by the Grabhorn-Hoyem Press.
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other
case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.