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Catalog Number 101.17
Title Stuart Travis notebooks, sketches and art rulers
Date 1938-1942
Collection size 1.3 linear feet (1 flat box containing 6 notebooks, 12 sketches, and 1 box with 4 rulers]
Creator Travis, Stuart, 1868-1942
Administrative/Biographical History Stuart Travis (1868-1942) was born in Newark, NJ. An artist, he attended the Académie Julian in Paris, France, and around the turn of the 20th century established a studio in New York City, NY. He was well known as an illustrator, designer, and cartographer. Some of his illustrations of women's fashion appeared in Vogue magazine, and he created a series of pictorial maps for White Star Line private yachts and steamships. In 1928, he was invited to paint a mural for Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Following the completion of that project, a historical map of the school and the town of Andover, he stayed on, essentially serving as the school's artist-in-residence until his death. He completed two other murals during that time, including "Culture Areas of North America" for the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology (Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology; Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology). Travis is buried in the cemetery located on the grounds of Phillips Academy.
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of small (4 1/4 x 7 1/8") notebooks filled with notes and illustrations Stuart Travis presumably took while researching the indigenous communities represented in the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology "Culture Areas of North America" mural, sketches for the mural, and rulers.
Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English