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Preliminary Guide to the William Hancock Wilke Collection
Printers Mss 23  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Hancock Wilke Collection
    Dates: ca. early 1900s
    Collection number: Printers Mss 23
    Creator: Wilke, William Hancock
    Collection Size: ca. 22 linear feet (24 boxes, 14 oversize boxes, and 3 map cabinet drawers).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Examples of illuminations and book plates Wilke did for the press of John Henry Nash, as well as numerous drawings and water colors of San Francisco scenes, and two original posters for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.
    Physical location: SRLF (boxes 1-38); Map Cabinets 20-17, 20-18 and 20-19.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    William Hancock Wilke Collection. Printers Mss 23. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content Notes

    William Hancock Wilke was born in San Francisco, California on June 1, 1879. Wilke was raised in the Mission District and studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews. Accompanied by Joseph Raphael, he traveled to Paris on a scholarship for further study under Laurens. Prior to his departure he took French lessons from Nettie McConnell for whom he sent and married in Paris in 1903. Wilke did many of the illuminations and book plates produced by the press of John Henry Nash. Collection contains examples of those, and numerous drawings and water colors of San Francisco scenes.
    Oversize material in del Sur: Some not yet sorted or identified. Includes two original posters by WHW for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (one on paper and one on canvas).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wilke, William Hancock
    John Henry Nash Fine Arts Press
    San Francisco (Calif.)