Finding Aid for the Myron Chester Nutting papers, 1900-1971

Processed by Saundra Taylor; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
(310) 825-4988
©2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Title: Myron Chester Nutting papers
Collection number: 2008
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes. 1 oversize box.)
Date: 1900-1971
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Nutting, Myron Chester, 1890-1972

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Myron Chester Nutting Papers (Collection 2008). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, memorabilia, genealogical material, clippings, manuscript material, and photographs of the paintings of Los Angeles artist Myron Nutting. Manuscripts include lectures, speeches, and notes by Nutting, holograph notes about him made by Edward Gordon Craig, and notes and personal observations made by his wife Muriel Nutting of James Joyce during the 1920s.

Items Removed from Collection

Removed from collection for separate cataloging:
  • ATYS. Occasional Broadsheet of Art and Literature. Rome, published occasionally (no.1,
    Date: November 1918
    - vol.3, no.14,
    Date: December 1921

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:
  • An artist's life and travels [oral history transcript] / Myron C. Nutting, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1972. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
  • Interview of Myron C. Nutting 

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233513 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nutting, Myron Chester, 1890-1972--Archives.
Painters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Container List


Correspondence and Memorabilia

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to M. Nutting, ca. 1898-1971.

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to M. Nutting from Ramon Guthrie, 1951-1971.

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to M. Nutting, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters from Nutting, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Mrs. Nutting, ca. 1919-1930.

Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence - letters from "Cham" to Nix on Masses letterhead.

Box 1, Folder 7

Council of Allied Artists - notes, roster of members, copies of Council News.

Box 1, Folder 8


Physical Description: [l0 pieces].
Box 1, Folder 9


Physical Description: [4 pieces].
Box 1, Folder 10


Physical Description: [6 items].

Scope and Content Note

Includes: drawing (sketch) autograph book; diary volume, ca. 1902-03.
Box 1, Folder 11

Family memorabilia - notebook of MN's mother, Ida Carpenter.

Box 1, Folder 12

Nutting genealogy notes.

Physical Description: [3 notebooks].

Nutting Genealogy and Photographs of MN's Paintings

Box 2, Folder 1

Rev. John Keep Nutting, Nutting Geneology. A record of some of the descendants of John Nutting of Groton, Massachusetts. Syracuse, New York: Bardeen, 1908.

Physical Description: 277 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 2

Homer Brainard, Genealogy of First Four Generations and Names of Fifth Generation of Male Descendants of John Nutting of Groton Massachusetts. Faribualt, Minnesota: Walter Nutting, 1927.

Physical Description: 52 pieces.

Photographs of Myron Nutting's Paintings

General note

(for a discussion of the paintings, see Nutting Oral History volume 300/87)
Box 2, Folder 3

Almalfi and Rome, ca. 1914-18

Physical Description: [4 photos].
Box 2, Folder 4

Florence, 1914.

Physical Description: [2 photos].
Box 2, Folder 5

Munich, ca. 1913-14.

Physical Description: [3 photos].
Box 2, Folder 6

Corsica, ca. 1924.

Physical Description: [6 photos].
Box 2, Folder 7

Paris - portraits, ca. 1922-27.

Physical Description: [19 photos].
Box 2, Folder 8

Paris, ca. 1921-29.

Physical Description: [40 photos].
Box 2, Folder 9

Milwaukee, ca. 1933-39.

Physical Description: [26 photos].
Box 2, Folder 10

Los Angeles, ca. 1940-55.

Physical Description: [24 photos].
Box 2, Folders 11-12

Duplicates of above.

Physical Description: [102 photos].

Manuscript Materials

Box 3, Folder 1

Edward Gordon Craig - holograph notes about EGC.

Box 3, Folder 2

Carl Eppert - includes holograph sheet music; autographed photograph of Eppert; and clippings.

Physical Description: [10 pieces].
Box 3, Folder 3

James Joyce - holograph notes and research materials.

Box 3, Folders 4-5

Photocopies of above.

Box 3, Folder 6

M. Nutting manuscripts of lectures, speeches, and notes toward an autobiography.

Box 3, Folder 7

M. Nutting manuscript notes on various acquaintances - Wyndham Lewis, Elmer Rice, etc.

Box 3, Folder 8

Journey Through Shakespeare, 1926-1946. Printed, as a manuscript, by Mary O'Dwyer. Limited to 50 copies. Hollywood, 1946.

Physical Description: [Presentation copy].
Box 4

2 scrapbooks of Myron C. Nutting clippings, ca. 1923-1958.