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Allen Tupper True and True family papers

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955  Search this
Names:
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brangwyn, Frank, Sir, 1867-1956  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Drawings
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Cartoons (working drawings)
Sketchbooks
Date:
1841-1987
Summary:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes.
Scope and Content Note:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes. Through art work, project files, photographs, and printed material, the collection offers a rich resource, both textually and visually of True's research and work on documenting early twentieth century Native Americans cultural traditions. The papers also document True's childhood and his relationship with his family through various family papers, such as correspondence, genealogies, subject files, photographs, and a scrapbook. The collection is a particularly rich resource for the study of Allen Tupper True's work, as well as original documentation of the American West and Native American culture.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into thirteen series according to material type. The contents of each series have been arranged chronologically. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1895-1964, undated (box 1, 7 folders)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1873-1955 (box 1, 23 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1841-1956 (boxes 1-4, 3.5 linear ft.)

Series 4: Business Records, 1903-1951 (box 4, 4 folders)

Series 5: Notes, 1902-1920 (box 5, 10 folders)

Series 6: Writings, 1896-1926 (box 5, 5 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1897-1923 (boxes 5, 10, and OV 11, 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 8: Project Files, 1912-1987 (boxes 5-6 and 10, 0.75 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs, 1859-1950 (boxes 6-7, 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 10: Scrapbook, 1934 (box 7, 1 volume)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1875-1981 (box 7, 21 folders)

Series 12: Artifacts, ca. 1863 (boxes 7 and 10, 9 items)

Series 13: Glass Plate Negatives, undated (boxes 8-9, 0.8 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Allen Tupper True (1881-1955) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1881. He was a student at the University of Denver, and studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. between 1901 and 1902. In 1902, he was accepted into Howard Pyle's classes in Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania, and studied there until 1908, befriending classmates George Harding, Gordon McCouch, Thornton Oakley, and N.C. Wyeth. Through Pyle, True began his career as a magazine illustrator.

From approximately 1913-1915, True worked with British muralist Frank Brangwyn, assisting Brangwyn in the execution of murals at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California.

After marrying Emma Goodman Eaton in 1915 (divorced 1934), True launched his career as a mural painter. His most notable works include the mural decorations in the state capitol buildings of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming, as well as murals for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company Building and the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado. True specialized in depicting Western and Native American themes.

From 1934-1945, True acted as consultant for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in charge of and designing all decoration and color schemes for the Boulder Dam power plant, Grand Coulee Dam, and the Shasta Dam, among others.

True was a Unitarian Mason, and a member of the Mural Painters of America, Beta Theta Pi, Cactus Club of Denver, and the Author's Club, London. He died in 1955.
Provenance:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers were donated in February and April 1988 by True's daughter Jane True Mueller and his son, Frank True.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Illustrators -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Drawings
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Cartoons (working drawings)
Sketchbooks
Citation:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Identifier:
AAA.truealle
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-truealle
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Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives

Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1903-circa 1939
Scope and Contents:
A collection of 719 negatives on various subjects relating to the building of the Panama Canal and the U.S. presence there until the late 1930s.
Arrangement:
Divided into 16 series:

Series 1, Canal Construction

Series 2, Locks

Series 3: Slides and Removal

Series 4, Dredges

Series 5, Panoramas of Canal

Series 6, Miscellaneous Construction Machinery

Series 7, Power Plant Construction

Series 8, Piers and Marine Terminals

Series 9, Bridges

Series 10, Miscellaneous Construction Scenes and Blasting

Series 11, Government Structures

Series 12, Towers, Cranes and Hoisting

Series 13, Dam Construction

Series 14, Panama Railroad Trestles

Series 15, Water Towers and Gas Holders

Series 16, Miscellaneous Engineering Subjects
Biographical / Historical:
The Panama Canal Commission, a U.S. government agency, operated the Canal during the 20-year transition period that began with Panama Canal Treaty implementation on October 1, 1979. The Commission replaced the former Panama Canal Company.
Provenance:
These 719 negatives were separated from the main body of negatives retained by the National Archives. While they were photographed by the Panama Canal Company, the collection is named for the Panama Canal Commission, which had replaced it by the time of the donation.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges -- Panama  Search this
Canals -- Panama  Search this
Construction -- Panama  Search this
Water towers -- Panama  Search this
Machinery -- Panama  Search this
Power plants -- Panama  Search this
Railroads -- Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1116
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Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1116

Part diary, part excerpts

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Forman H. Craton Papers
Forman H. Craton Papers / Series 1: Memoirs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref255
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Power Plant Construction

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1116, Series 7
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref239

79.0543.278

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref337

79.0543.279

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref338

79.0543.280

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref339

79.0543.281

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref340

79.0543.282

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref341

79.0543.283

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref342

79.0543.284

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref343

79.0543.285

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref344

79.0543.286

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref345

79.0543.287

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref346

79.0543.288

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref347

79.0543.289

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref348

79.0543.290

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref349

79.0543.291

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref350

79.0543.292

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref351

79.0543.294

Collection Donor:
United States. Panama Canal Commission  Search this
Collection Creator:
Panama Canal Company  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives / Series 7: Power Plant Construction
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1116-ref352

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