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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987

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

This series contains letters, legal documents, printed material, and photographs concerning True's mural projects for the state capitol buildings of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
True acted as color consultant for the Bureau of Reclamation on Bouder Dam and Grand Coulee Dam (Washington State) and during the construction of several other dams and their power houses, including Bonneville (Oregon), Shasta (California), Friant (California), and Minidoka (Idaho)]. His consultation work on these projects is also documented here.
Files typically contain any or all of the following types of material: photographs of the installed murals; related letters, contracts, copyright cards and purchase orders; illustrated notebooks, sketches, and paintings; schematic drawings; and printed material.
Project files are on reel 4895-4896.
Description Container Select
Unidentified mural, undated
5
29
Colorado Psychopathic Hospital, undated
5
30
Graland School, undated
5
31
Waring Residence, undated
5
32
Anne Evans House, Mural "Free Trappers,", 1912
5
33
Dickinson Branch Library, Denver, Colorado, Murals: "Miners," "Trappers," and "Pioneers,", 1912-1913
5
34
Warren Branch Library, Denver, Colorado, Mural: "Commerce of the Prairies,", 1913
5
35
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, Union Oil Panorama, 1914-1915
5
36
Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1915-1919
5
37
Denver Public Library, Civic Center, Denver, Colorado, Murals: "Cliff Dwellers" and "Hopi Potter,", 1916
5
38
Union Station, Denver, Colorado, 1916-1917
5
39
America Theatre, Denver, Colorado, Murals: "Indians" and "Trappers,", 1916-1917
5
40
Hamilton County Court House, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1916-1918
5
41
Wyoming State Capitol, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Murals: "Frontier Cavalry Officer" ("The Soldier"), "Railroad Builders, Surveyors," "Pony Express Rider," "Indian Chief Cheyenne," "Stagecoach," "Cattlemen," "Trappers,", 1917-1918
(includes 1 illustrated notebook)
5
42
Montana National Bank, Billings, Montana, Mural: "The Buffalo Hunter,", 1918
(includes 1 schematic drawing of location of murals)
5
43
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, Missouri, Murals include: "Aborigines," "Buffalo Hunter," "Early Rivermen," "Free Trapper," "Missionary Explorers," "Pioneer Mother," "Railroad Builder," "A River Pilot," and "Spanish Governors,", 1919-1925
(includes 6 sketches, 1 photograph of a stagecoach carrying African-American soldiers, 5 photographs of riverboats, and 19 photographs of True and his murals)
5
44-46
Greek Theatre and Voories Memorial, Civic Center, Denver, Colorado, Murals: "The Trapper," "The Prospector," and "Bison,", 1919-1925
(contains 1 schematic drawing of location of murals, and 2 oversize paintings of Bisons)
5
47
Criminal Court Building, Denver, Colorado, 1920
5
48
Morey Junior High School, Denver, Colorado, 1920-1921
5
49
Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska (see also Box 10), 1921-1954
(includes 1 blueprint for location of murals, 2 sketches, and a schematic drawing of location of murals)
5
50-52
Colorado National Bank, Denver, Colorado, Mural: "Indian Memories" (see also Box 10), 1921-1987
5
53
Taylor Day Nursery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1922-1923
5
54
Colorado Springs Day Nursery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1924
5
55
Colorado State Capitol, Denver, Colorado (see also Box 10), 1924-1940
(includes 18 sketches)
5
56-57
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 1925-1926
5
58
U.S. National Bank Building, Denver, Colorado, 1925-1933
5
59
Washington State Capitol, Olympia, Washington (see also Box 10), 1925-1948
(includes 1 blueprint)
5
60
Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company Building, Denver, Colorado, Murals include: "Primitive Communication--The Smoke Signal," "Pioneer Communication--The Pony Express," "Mountain Construction," "The Crucible of Science," "The Wings of Thought," and "The Spirit of Service" (see also Box 10), 1927-1929
5
61-65
Ingersoll Residence, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1930
6
1
North Dakota State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1931-1932
6
2
City and County Building, Denver, Colorado, 1931-1950
6
3
Colorado Room, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1933
6
4
Boulder Dam Power Plant, Nevada-Arizona State Line (see also Box 10 and project file for Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior), 1934-1938
(includes 1 illustrated notebook)
6
5-10
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1936
6
11
Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 1936-1937
6
12
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. (see project file for Boulder Dam Power Plant), 1940-1945
6
13-20
Colorado University Student Union, Boulder, Colorado, 1943-1953
6
21
Oversized project files , 1921-1954
Includes the following Projects:
  • Nebraska State Capitol
  • Colorado National Bank
  • Colorado State Capitol
  • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Boulder Dam Power Plant
10
7

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