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Harry Wood Papers 1883-1987

MSS-183


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wood, Harry (Harry E.), 1910-1995
Title: Harry Wood Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1883-1987
Quantity: 64 Boxes (21.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Harry Wood Papers are comprised of original artwork, awards, correspondence, poetry, research papers, short stories, and writings. The collection is divided into five series: Series I: Artwork, Series II: Awards, Series III: Media Clippings, Series IV: Photographs and Slides, and Series V: Written Materials.
Identification: MSS-183
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Visual Literacy Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Harry Wood came to Arizona State University in 1954 and was art department chairperson for twelve years before resigning from administrative duties to devote full time to teaching at the university and painting. He was a University of Wisconsin graduate with Phi Beta Kappa honors who had a range of professions, including newspaperman, symphony orchestra musician, Emeritus Professor, and mural painter. One man shows of his paintings were held in cities across America and Europe. In 1973, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. purchased Dr. Wood's painting of George Santayana, making him the first Arizona artist to be represented at the Smithsonian Institution gallery. Widely known in Arizona as commentator on "Cinema Classics," popular KAET-TV series, he was listed in the Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Education, and Who's Who in American Art. He died in 1995 at the age of 85.


Scope and Content Note

The Harry Wood Papers are comprised of original artwork, awards, correspondence, poetry, research papers, short stories, and writings.

Series I: Artwork consists of sketches, paintings, watercolors, chalk drawings, and art show flyers produced by and/or promoting Harry Wood. Series II: Awards houses two awards that Wood received during his lifetime.

Series III: Media Clippings is a collection of magazine and newspaper visuals that Wood used to illustrate art techniques in his class lectures. The subjects of these clippings run the gambit from Santa Claus, to Elvis, to nature and wildlife, to handwriting. This is the largest series in the collection. Materials have been arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Series IV: Photographs and Slides contains photographs and slides taken by Wood as well as slides used in his classes. The majority of the slides are of pieces of art: paintings, architecture, sculpture, photography, etc. Other slides display images of the human body and scenery for artistic study.

Series V: Written Materials contains research papers, poetry, parables, short stories, correspondence and other writings by Wood. He wrote on topics ranging from art to the treatment of the mentally handicapped. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The original order of these materials has been retained.


Arrangement

This collection consists of sixty-four boxes divided into five series:
Series I: Artwork
Series II: Awards
Series III: Media Clippings
Series IV: Photographs and Slides
Series V: Written Materials

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own the copyright to this collection. We recognize that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Wood, Harry (Harry E.), 1910-1995.

Corporate Name(s)
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution).

Subject(s)
Painters -- United States.
Psychiatry -- Research.
Television personalities -- Arizona.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Wood Papers, MSS-183, Arizona State University Library.

Provenance

The Harry Wood Papers (ACC# 1987-00031, 1989-00188A, 1989-00188B, and 1992-00604) were received from Dr. Wood on various dates between 1987 and 1992.


Container List

Series I: Artwork
BoxFolder
1/OV31 Art Show Flyers, Sketches, Chalk Drawings, and Prints, 1961-1977
BoxFolder
21 Faces and People Sketches, 1955-1966
22 Faces and People Sketches, 1974-1979
BoxFolder
3/OV21 Photographs, Watercolors, and Illustrations, Undated
BoxFolder
4/OV21 Sketches of People, 1961-1975
BoxFolder
5/OV21 Sketches of People, 1969-1976
BoxFolder
6/OV21 Sketches of People, 1971-1977
BoxFolder
7/OV31 Sketches of People, 1971-1978
BoxFolder
8/OV21 Sketches of People, 1971-1979
BoxFolder
9/OV21 Sketches of People and Nature, 1976-1979
BoxFolder
10/OV31 Sketches of People and Scenes, 1968-1974
BoxFolder
11/OV21 Sketches of People and Scenes, 1975-1982
BoxFolder
12/OV21 Sketches of People and Scenes, Undated
Series II: Awards
BoxFolder
131 Appreciation Plaque from ASU Department of Art, 1976
132 U.S. Crop Corps Certificate of Service, 1943
Series III: Media Clippings
BoxFolder
141 About Harry Wood, 1955-1971
142 American Indian Art, 1935-1977
143 American Indian Art, 1945-1976
144 American Indian Art, 1963-1981
145 American Indian Art, 1967-1984
146 Animals, 1930-1982
BoxFolder
151 Animal Totems, 1947-1981
152 Animation, 1968-1983
153 Anxiety, Death, Castration, 1960-1987
154 Arizona Artists, 1963-1975
155 Art of Photography, 1967-1978
BoxFolder
161 Art of Photography, 1974-1977
162 Art of Photography, 1974-1977
163 Art of Photography, 1977-1978
164 ASU Photo Collection, 1978-1980
165 Auto as Art, 1962-1965
BoxFolder
171 Automobiles, 1920-1976
172 Automobiles, 1930-1987
173 B [Subjects beginning with], 1971-1983
174 Babies, 1930-1978
175 Bassoon, Undated
176 Bats, 1984
177 Bears, 1956-1983
178 Beauty [Female], 1968
179 Bells, 1965
BoxFolder
181 Bird and Egg, 1940-1968
182 Bird and Egg, 1955-1981
183 Bird and Egg, 1956-1967
184 Birds, 1949-1982
185 Birds, 1950-1984
186 Birds, 1969-1983
BoxFolder
191 Birds, 1971-1981
192 Boats, 1960-1966
193 Body, 1919-1984
194 Body, 1943-1979
195 Body, 1953-1984
196 Body, 1962-1986
BoxFolder
201 Body, 1967-1984
202 Body, 1971-1984
203 Book on Santa Claus, 1957-1976
204 Book on Santa Claus, 1969-1973
205 Books I Want to Read, 1960-1983
206 Bottles, 1971-1976
207 Box Theme, 1962-1983
208 Bread, 1947-1964
209 Bull, 1938-1964
BoxFolder
211 Bull, 1958-1976
212 Bull, 1964-1982
213 Burden, Undated
214 Butterflies, 1972
215 Camel, 1960-1979
216 Cats, 1956-1982
217 Chair, 1975-1987
BoxFolder
221 Christmas Tree, 1971-1973
222 City, 1982-1984
223 Color-Motivation, 1956-1983
224 Color-Motivation, 1966-1983
225 Color-Motivation, 1967-1972
226 Comics, 1933-1956
BoxFolder
231 Costume, 1927-1984
232 Costume, 1959-1977
233 Costume, 1963-1973
234 Costume, 1967-1978
235 Cows and Steers, 1957-1975
236 D [Subjects beginning with], 1946-1983
237 Deer, Elk, Moose, and Antelope, 1947-1982
BoxFolder
241 Devil, 1958
242 Disney, 1940-1971
243 Dogs, 1949-1976
244 Dogs, 1949-1984
245 Dolls, 1979-1986
246 Drapery, 1950-1977
247 Dreams, 1951-1968
248 Elvis, 1977-1981
BoxFolder
251 Explosions, 1942-1986
252 Fish, 1934-1983
253 Fish, 1943-1983
254 Fish, 1959-1974
255 Flowers, 1928-1983
BoxFolder
261 Forms, 1923-1974
262 Forms, 1927-1979
263 Forms, 1937-1984
264 Forms, 1946-1976
265 Frogs, 1962-1978
BoxFolder
271 Giraffe, Undated
272 Goat, 1937-1982
273 Group Figure Shots, Undated
274 Hair in Art, 1891-1982
275 Halos, 1897-1981
276 Halos, 1907-1983
277 Halos, 1940-1976
278 Halos, 1946-1983
BoxFolder
281 Halos, 1948-1980
282 Halos as Head Gear, 1959-1983
283 Halos in Religious Art, 1925-1983
284 Handwriting, 1883-1987
284 Halos, Undated
285 Hippo, Undated
286 Homosexuals, 1974-1988
287 Horses, 1883-1978
288 Horses, 1942-1973
BoxFolder
291 Horses, 1943-1982
292 Horses, 1968-1974
293 Human Totems, 1942-1976
294 Illustrations (color), 1927-1942
295 Indians, 1938-1980
296 Indians, 1945-1980
BoxFolder
301 Indians, 1947-1961
302 Indians, 1950-1974
303 Indians, 1958-1975
304 Indians, 1974-1981
BoxFolder
311 Insects, 1940-1981
312 Insects, 1960-1975
313 Japan, 1956-1967
314 Japan, 1967
315 Japan, 1967
BoxFolder
321 Japan, 1967-1976
322 Kangaroo, 1937-1979
323 Lettering, 1950-1974
324 Lettering, 1976-1979
325 Letters and Numbers, 1942-1966
326 Lights, 1944-1967
327 Lights, 1952-1980
BoxFolder
331 Lions, 1933-1982
332 Machine Totems, 1937-1985
333 Machine Totems, 1941-1969
334 Maps and Aerial Views, 1978-1987
335 Masks, 1965-1987
336 Medieval (and Furturist Magazine), 1937-1980
BoxFolder
341 Mexico, 1925-1959
342 Mexico, 1936-1981
343 Mexico, 1948-1968
344 Millet and Noble Peasant Theme, 1889-1976
345 Mongoloid Art, 1945-1968
346 Mongoloids, 1955-1973
347 Monkeys, 1938-1982
BoxFolder
351 Monkeys, 1965-1981
352 Mountains and Rocks, 1937-1952
353 Mountains and Rocks, 1959-1982
354 Mountains and Rocks, 1966-1973
355 Mouse, 1965-1975
356 Mural Material, 1925-1958
BoxFolder
361 Music Interpreted in Painting, 1942-1982
362 Oriental, 1925-1966
363 Oriental, 1938-1982
364 Oriental, 1941-1982
365 Oriental, 1949-1978
366 Oriental, 1967
367 Origins of E.T., 1982-1985
BoxFolder
371 Patterns, 1922-1942
372 Patterns, 1931-1977
373 Patterns, 1939-1960
374 Personal Space, 1937-1979
375 Peto's Rack, 1948-1977
376 Photo Features, 1954-1963
377 Photography, 1920-1968
BoxFolder
381 Photography, 1936-1963
382 Photography, 1939-1979
383 Photography, 1967-1983
384 Photography, 1975-1981
385 Photography, 1978-1981
386 Photography as Art, 1965-1971
BoxFolder
391 Photography as Art, 1968-1975
392 Photographs for Drawing, 1937-1983
393 Photographs Sports, 1937-1968
394 Picasso, 1937-1963
395 Picasso, 1967-1980
396 Pigs, 1967-1981
397 Plants, 1957-1977
398 Poster, 1941-1968
BoxFolder
401 Primitive, 1925-1957
402 Rabbits, 1961-1972
403 Reflections, 1965
404 Religion in Art, 1924-1953
405 Religion in Art, 1938-1942
406 Rembrandt, 1925-1969
407 Rodents, 1941-1974
BoxFolder
411 Roman, 1953-1966
412 Russian Art, 1941-1964
413 Santa and Animal Totems, 1957-1969
414 Santa and Animal Totems, 1971-1973
415 Santa and Automobiles, 1967-1970
BoxFolder
421 Santa and Automobiles, 1970-1974
422 Santa and Boats, 1967-1972
423 Santa and Food, 1967-1974
424 Santa and Railroad Train, 1967-1974
425 Santa and Show Business, 1967-1971
426 Santa and Symbolic Red, 1967-1974
BoxFolder
431 Santa and Time Symbols, 1967-1974
432 Santa as Athlete, 1967-1973
433 Santa as Athlete, 1972-1974
434 Santa as Business Man, 1938-1974
BoxFolder
441 Santa as Candle and Lantern Bearer, 1967-1973
442 Santa as Craftsman (Creator), 1953-1976
443 Santa as Domestic, 1961-1974
444 Santa as Fire God, 1956-1973
BoxFolder
451 Santa as Gift Giver, 1959-1970
452 Santa as Gift Giver, 1967-1974
453 Santa as Healer, 1967-1972
454 Santa as Messenger, 1942-1972
455 Santa as Musician, 1967-1973
BoxFolder
461 Santa as Musician, 1971-1974
462 Santa as Old Man Winter, 1960-1973
463 Santa as Old Man Winter, 1967-1973
464 Santa as Old Man Winter, 1970-1974
BoxFolder
471 Santa as Old Man Winter, 1971-1973
472 Santa as Priapus, 1967-1973
473 Santa as Priest (Acted by Only Human Santas), 1938-1971
474 Santa as Priest (Acted by Only Human Santas), 1971-1973
475 Santa as Protector of Children, 1943-1973
BoxFolder
481 Santa as Record Keeper, 1971-1974
482 Santa as Saint, 1967-1973
483 Santa As Silenus, 1970-1971
484 Santa as Solar God, 1967-1977
485 Santa as Sun God, 1971-1974
486 Santa As Sylvanus, 1971
487 Santa as World Traveler, 1967-1973
BoxFolder
491 Santa Claus, 1911-1973
492 Santa Claus, 1924-1972
493 Santa Claus, 1942-1971
494 Santa Claus, 1953-1970
495 Santa Claus, 1959-1969
496 Santa for Adults, 1914-1976
497 Santa Historical, 1906-1973
BoxFolder
501 Santa in Sleigh with Reindeer, 1943-1974
502 Santa in Sleigh with Reindeer, 1967-1973
BoxFolder
511 Santa Multiple, 1967-1972
512 Santa Playing Games, 1953-1973
513 Santa with Christmas Tree and Wreath, 1967-1977
514 Santa, Psychology of, 1966-1971
515 Santa's Hat, 1967-1973
516 Santa's Hat, 1967-1973
BoxFolder
521 Sculpture, 1887-1962
522 Sculpture, 1934-1974
523 Sculpture, 1936-1980
524 Sculpture, 1938-1969
525 Sculpture, 1949-1978
BoxFolder
531 Sculpture, 1953-1978
532 Seals, 1955-1983
533 Ships, 1926-1984
534 Snails, 1953-1965
535 Snakes, 1970-1976
536 Spanish, 19413-1961
537 Steps and Ladders, 1968-1984
538 Sumerian, 1919-1972
539 Surrealism, 1931-1974
BoxFolder
541 Taliesen, 1960-1988
542 Textures, 1938-1968
543 Trees and Flowers, 1929-1977
544 Turtles, 1957-1974
545 Type, 1879-1966
546 UFO's, 1945-1985
547 UFO's, 1975-1985
548 Uncle Sam, 1916-1983
BoxFolder
551 Vision of the Future (Program), 1968-1985
552 Water, 1924-1980
553 Watercolor and Wash, 1939-1985
554 Watercolor and Wash, 1962-1980
555 Where Did They Get Their Faces?, 1918-1984
556 Where Did They Get Their Faces?, 1974-1978
BoxFolder
561 Where Did They Get Their Faces?, 1977-1987
562 Whistler, 1907-1960
Series IV: Photographs and Slides
BoxFolder
571 Abstractions Slides, Undated
572 American Indian Art Photographs, Undated
573 American Landscape Slides, 1965-1981
574 American Landscape Slides, 1982-1986
575 Art as Behavior Slides, 1953-1975
576 Art as Behavior Slides, 1976-1978
577 Art as Behavior Slides, 1978-1987
578 Art of Photography Photographs (Amish and Others), Undated
579 Art of Photography Photographs (People and Things), Undated
5710 Art Slides, 1958-1969
5711 Art Slides, 1970-1986
5712 Biographical Slides, 1900-1969
5713 Biographical Slides, 1970-1979
5714 Biographical Slides, 1980-1986
5715 Caricatures and Drawings Slides, 1952-1979
5716 Caricatures and Drawings Slides, 1979-1985
5717 Color in Art Slides, 1961-1974
5718 Color in Nature Slides, 1962-1971
5719 Color in Objects Slides, 1952-1972
5720 Color in People and Activities Slides, 1957-1974
5721 Color in Print Media Slides, 1964-1972
5722 Color in the Built Environment Slides, 1953-1972
5723 Drawings Slides, 1930-1959
5724 Drawings Slides, 1960-1969
BoxFolder
581 Drawings Slides, 1970-1979
582 Drawings Slides, 1980-1985
583 Early Portraits Slides, 1939-1949
584 Early Portraits Slides, 1950-1957
585 Early Portraits Slides, 1960-1969
586 Early Portraits Slides, 1970-1978
587 Egypt Slides, 1972-1979
588 European Art and Architecture Slides, 1951-1974
589 Faces and Figures Slides, 1963-1985
5810 Faces and Shapes Slides, 1963-1969
5811 Faces and Shapes Slides, 1970-1985
5812 Group Figure Photograph, Undated
5813 Instructional Horseplay in Art Slides, 1958-1986
5814 Instructional Horseplay in Children's Art Slides, 1972-1976
5815 Instructional Horseplay in Children's Art Slides, 1980-1986
5816 Japan Photographs, Undated
5817 Landscape Slides, 1935-1982
5818 Landscapes and Animals Slides, 1974-1984
5819 Lincoln Slides, 1959-1975
5820 Lincoln Slides, 1976-1983
5821 Mexican Art, Animals, and Scenes Slides, 1964-1982
5822 Midflow Pattern Slides, 1930-1969
5823 Midflow Pattern Slides, 1970-1978
5824 Midflow Pattern Slides, 1980-1987
5825 Murals Slides, 1942-1985
5826 Nature Slides, 1965-1985
BoxFolder
591 Oriental Photograph, Undated
592 Outdoor Scenes Negatives, Undated
593 Outdoor Scenes Photographs, Undated
594 Paintings Slides, 1949-1970
595 Paintings Slides, 1970-1982
596 People, Animals, and Outdoor Scenes Photographs, Undated
597 Petroglyph Slides, 1976-1980
598 Photographs by Harry Wood, 1937-1995
599 Photography as Art Photographs, Undated
5910 Portrait of Harry Wood, 1967
5911 Post-Mortem Portraits Slides, 1924-1974
5912 Prize Pictures (Family, Clouds, and Rocks), 1965-1985
5913 Prize Pictures (Portraits), 1953-1969
5914 Prize Pictures (Portraits), 1970-1979
5915 Prize Pictures (Portraits), 1980-1985
5916 Resources for Painting Slides, 1963-1969
5917 Resources for Painting Slides, 1974-1977
5918 Resources for Painting Slides, 1978-1985
5919 Sculpture Slides, 1944-1982
5920 Solid Color Slides, Undated
5921 Still-Life Slides, 1930-1986
5922 Symbolic Slides, 1963-1977
5923 Travel Slides, 1952-1969
5924 Travel Slides, 1970-1985
5925 Tree Slides, 1967-1980
5926 Tree Slides, 1980-1985
5927 Trees, Figures, Birds, and Snow Slides, 1952-1987
5928 Trees, Rocks, and Mountains Slides, 1958-1978
5929 Van Gogh Slides, 1964-1969
5930 Van Gogh Slides, 1970-1980
5931 Variegated Texture and Color Slides, Undated
5932 Variegated Texture and Color Slides, 1946-1971
5933 Watercolor Slides, 1962-1977
5934 Watercolor Slides, 1977-1987
Series V: Written Materials
BoxFolder
601 Ann Wood/Mother Bell, Undated
602 Art Criticism, 1963-1977
603 Art Criticism, Undated
604 Art Criticism, Undated
605 Correspondence, 1956-1966
BoxFolder
611 Correspondence (Personal), 1963-1975
612 Correspondence (Former Students), 1966-1977
613 Correspondence (Former Students), 1966-1977
614 Correspondence (Hynek/Wood), 1969-1979
615 Correspondence (Former Students), 1973-1980
616 Correspondence, 1979-1984
617 Exhibitions, 1950-1983
BoxFolder
621 Exhibitions, 1955-1981
622 Exhibitions, 1957-1979
623 Parables, 1950-1954
624 Parables, 1954
BoxFolder
631 Plays, Undated
632 Poetry, 1963-1969
633 Poetry, 1969-1983
634 Poetry, 1977
635 Poetry, 1977-1978
636 Poetry, 1985
637 Poetry, Undated
638 Poetry, Undated
639 Poetry, Undated
BoxFolder
641 Short Stories, Undated
642 Short Stories, Undated
643 Spoof on Symbolic Logic, 1960
644 "Should We Murder Our Mongoloids?" Research Paper, 1968