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John Wilde papers, 1935-2011

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Subject:
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Terkel, Studs  Search this
Colescott, Warrington  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert  Search this
Priebe, Karl J.  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Huppler, Dudley  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13425
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215872
AAA_collcode_wildjohn
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215872
Online Media:

John Wilde papers

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Names:
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall, 1902-  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise, 1948-  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Priebe, Karl J., 1914-1976  Search this
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Extent:
21.3 Linear feet
0.008 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-2011
Summary:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.

Biographical materials include certificates and awards, a diploma from the University of Wisconsin, curriculum vitae, memorials, and membership files. Correspondence is with family and friends, and colleagues Karl Priebe, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein, Dudley Huppler, Marshall Glasier, Robert Cozzolino, Theodore Wolff, Peter and Helga Gardetto, Andrew Balkin Editions, Warrington Colescott, Tandem Press, Harvey Littleton, and others. Letters from Walter Hamady are access restricted and housed separately.

There are interviews with Wilde from Harry Bouras' radio show Critics Choice, as well as an interview with Gertrude Abercrombie by Studs Terkel's for Terkel's WFMT radio show broadcast in Chicago.

Wilde discusses his artwork and other topics in 27 journals spanning seven decades. Additional writings by Wilde include term papers, his thesis titled "A Survey of the Development of Surrealism in Painting and Its Chief Innovations with Special Emphasis on the Life and Work of Max Ernst," transcriptions for gallery talks and speeches, notes, and various other writings. Writings about Wilde are by Theodore Wolff, Michael Seefeldt, and other authors. Wilde's personal business records include account books, appraisals, donation papers, inventory books and lists, and a draft of Wilde's last will and testament.

There are exhibition files for Leaders in Wisconsin Art (1982), John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), John Wilde: Recent Work (2003), With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005), and others.

Printed materials include art auction catalogs, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, invitations, magazines and journals, poetry booklets, press releases, programs, and an annual report. There are also two scrapbooks containing clippings and other printed materials compiled by Wilde. There are photographs of Wilde, his studio and estate, his close friends and fellow artists, and of works of art by Wilde and others. Few photographs are in digital format.

A series of nearly 90 artists collaboration books, many illustrated by Wilde, include Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian, Poems for Self Therepy by George Economou, Six Poems by J.D. Whitney, John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh and 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and A Hamady Wilde Sampler/Salutations 1995. Other books are by Walter Hamady, Mary Laird Hamady, and others.

Six sketchbooks contain drawings and studies, as well as sketches of himself, his friends, and of his first wife Helen. Interspersed througout the sketchbooks are lists of artworks, accounting notes, and other notes and writings. Additional artwork includes files marked as preparatory drawings by Wilde, a large collage by Jerome Karidis titled Homage to the Queen Gertrude Abercrombie, and a few drawings by others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1939-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-2011 (9.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 21, 25-27)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1959-circa 1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 4: Journals, 1935-2006 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1936-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1940-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1963-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1940-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 21)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1948-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 21)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-2000s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 14-17, 21, 0.008 GB; ER01)

Series 11: Artists Collaboration Books, circa 1970-circa 2000 (4.0 linear feet; Box 17-20, 22)

Series 12: Sketchbooks, 1940-1985 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20, 22)

Series 13: Artwork, circa 1943-circa 2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 20, OVs 23-24)
Biographical / Historical:
John Wilde (1919-2006) was a painter, educator, and draftsman who specialized in silver point and was associated with Magic Realism. He lived and worked in Wisconsin.

Wilde was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1919. He lived his whole life in Wisconsin except when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for his bachelor and master degrees in art and art history. While at university, Wilde, along with Marshall Glasier, Sylvia Fein, Karl Priebe, Dudley Huppler, and Gertrude Abercrombie, formed a close-knit circle of friends who shared similar ideas on art and painted in the style of Magic Realism. They often met at Priebe's studio in Milwaukee or Abercrombie's house in Chicago. Wilde also met his first wife and fellow art student, Helen Ashman, during this time. Wilde later married Shirley Grilley after Helen's death in 1966.

Wilde completed artwork for several books published by Perishable Press, a publishing company owned by Walter Hamady. He contributed illustrations to John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh, 1985- The Twelve Months by Hamady, and Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian. Wilde also wrote and illustrated 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and co-authored A Hamady Sampler, Salutations 1995 with Hamady. In addition to his collaborations with Perishable Press, Wilde worked with Warrington Colescott, Harvey Littleton, Tandem Press, and Andrew Balkin Editions on various projects.

The Elvehjem Museum of Art, now the Chazen Museum of Art, located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where Wilde taught art for 35 years, held several exhibitions of Wilde's work including John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), and With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005).

The Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin began representing Wilde in 1993 and continued to represent Wilde's work after his death in Cooksville, Wisconsin on March 9, 2006.
Related Materials:
An interview with John Wilde conducted in 1979 by Michael Danoff for the Archives of American Art and the collection, Maurice W. Berger correspondence with John Wilde, 1952-1959, are also found in the Archives of American Art.
Separated Materials:
Also avaialbe at the Archives of American Art are materials lent for microfilming (reel 5661 and 4710) including letters from Walter Hamaday. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.

Portions of the loaned material on reel 4710 were subsequently donated, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed.
Provenance:
The John Wilde papers were donated incrementally between 1975 and 2015 by John Wilde and his estate. Portions were previously lent for microfilming. Additional letters from Walter Hamady were lent for microfilming by John Wilde in December 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. One box of letters from Walter Hamady is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. The Walter Hamady letters microfilmed on 2539a, 4710a, and 5661 are also ACCESS RESTRICTED.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Draftsmen (artists) -- Wisconsin  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin  Search this
Art teachers -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Wilde Papers, 1935-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildjohn
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John Wilde papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildjohn

Whitney, J. D.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / California
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref9443

Ordovician Stratigraphic

Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Place:
Elko County, Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
May 1882
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Stratigraphic
Invertebrate Stratigraphic
Ordovician Stratigraphic
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fef1d832-d2f1-448a-bbd7-50cd21b6f578
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3562607

Ordovician Stratigraphic

Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Place:
Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
May 1882
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Stratigraphic
Invertebrate Stratigraphic
Ordovician Stratigraphic
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32c0d6ec8-3334-4cda-9879-dc22f0f3ef13
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3557904

Ordovician Stratigraphic

Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Place:
Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1882
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Stratigraphic
Invertebrate Stratigraphic
Ordovician Stratigraphic
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39cee3646-f9b9-4a7b-b817-fcdbb59e6193
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3554393

Ordovician Stratigraphic

Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Place:
Eureka County, Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1882
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Stratigraphic
Invertebrate Stratigraphic
Ordovician Stratigraphic
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39a1b19c1-0a8e-43ad-8803-9f1a7e956af6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3554394

Porambonites sp Ulrich & Cooper

Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Type Citation:
Ulrich & Cooper. 1938. Geol.Soc.America Spec.Paper. (n.13): 242, pl.53c,f.27.
Place:
Nye County, Nevada, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia Brachiopoda
Published Name:
Porambonites sp Ulrich & Cooper
USNM Number:
PAL92893
See more items in:
Paleogeneral
Types: Brachiopoda
Brachiopoda Type
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c2ddc8ba-63cc-4221-aa68-54c3039db36b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3099366

Geologists from the California Geological Survey

Subject:
Averill, Chester  Search this
Gabb, William More 1839-1878  Search this
Ashburner, William  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Hoffman, Charles K  Search this
King, Clarence 1842-1901  Search this
Brewer, William Henry 1828-1910  Search this
California Geological Survey  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1860
C. 1860
Topic:
Geologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-050166]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397075

Picea breweriana S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Place:
In volcanic cone, in valley north of Camp 98, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Sep 1862
Common name:
Brewer spruce
Taxonomy:
Plantae Gymnospermae Coniferales Pinaceae
Published Name:
Picea breweriana S. Watson
Barcode:
02066330
USNM Number:
319067
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35d0fb4fa-b90f-4621-88c6-834bebf7c7ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13205665

Cypripedium montanum Douglas ex Lindl.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
J. D. Whitney  Search this
Expedition:
Geological Survey of California, 1860-67  Search this
Max. Elevation:
1830  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1830  Search this
Place:
California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Jun 1863
Common name:
mountain lady's slipper
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Orchidales Orchidaceae
Published Name:
Cypripedium montanum Douglas ex Lindl.
Barcode:
00005736
USNM Number:
319742
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/342116e5d-3f4e-4473-abe8-a1f1359bb8f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2556843

Report on the geological survey of the state of Wisconsin. Volume 1 / James Hall, on general geology and palæontology, and J.D. Whitney, on the upper Mississippi lead region

Title:
Report on the geological survey of Wisconsin
Wisconsin geological survey DSI
Issuing body:
Wisconsin Commissioners of the Geological, Mineralogical, and Agricultural Survey  Search this
Author:
Hall, James 1811-1898  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Wyman, Jeffries 1814-1874  Search this
Leidy, Joseph 1823-1891  Search this
Former owner:
Meek, F. B (Fielding Bradford) 1817-1876 DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Lapham, Increase Allen 1811-1875 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 455 pages, [13] leaves of plates (7 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1862
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE179 .W57 1862
QE179.W812r
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127469

Maps, Foster and Whitney's Report (To Congress On the Mineral Lands of Michigan) 1847

Creator:
Foster, J. W  Search this
Creator:
Whitney, J. D  Search this
Physical description:
3 sheets 13 cm x 23 cm
Type:
Maps
Date:
1847
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Local number:
NAA INV 00000492
See more items in:
Map collection
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_2862

Annual report of the State Geologist

Title:
Report / State Geologist [California]
Author:
Geological Survey of California  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
California
Date:
1862
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE89 .A32
QE89.A32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309561

Letter of the State Geologist relative to the progress of the state Geological Survey

Author:
Geological Survey of California  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
California
Date:
1863
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE89 .A32
QE89.A32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309564

Statement of the progress of the state Geological Survey of California during the years ..

Author:
Geological Survey of California  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
California
Date:
1873
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE89 .A32
QE89.A32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309567

The Yosemite book [microform] : a description of the Yosemite Valley and the adjacent region of the Sierra Nevada and of the big trees of California

Author:
Geological Survey of California  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
116 p., 28 leaves of plates : ill., maps (2 folded)
Type:
Microforms
Pictorial works
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Date:
1981
1868
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 290, etc
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376386

Geographical and geological surveys / by J.D. Whitney

Author:
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1875
Topic:
Surveys  Search this
Call number:
GA51.W5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232140

Report on the geology and topography of a portion of the Lake Superior land district, in the state of Michigan. By J.W. Foster and J.D. Whitney ..

Author:
United States General Land Office  Search this
Foster, J. W (John Wells) 1815-1873  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., XII pl., fold. map, diagrs. 23 cm. and atlas
Type:
Books
Place:
Superior, Lake
Date:
1850
1851
1850-51
Topic:
Copper mines and mining  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
TN24.M5A4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232492

Report on the Geological Survey of the state of Iowa: embracing the results of investigations made during portions of the years 1855, 56 & 57. By James Hall, state geologist; J.D. Whitney, chemist and mineralogist. Volume I ... Published by authority of the Legislature of Iowa

Author:
Iowa Geological Survey  Search this
Hall, James 1811-1898  Search this
Whitney, J. D (Josiah Dwight) 1819-1896  Search this
Worthen, Amos Henry 1813-1888  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., 29 pl., fold. col. maps, diagrs. (part fold., 1 col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iowa
Date:
1858
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geology, Economic  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE111 .I56
QE111.I56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232711

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