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Hiram Samuel Gutsell papers, 1884-1928

Gutsell, Hiram Samuel, 1855?-1927

Art teacher


Collection Information

Size: 20 Items

Summary: Two family trees; two condolence letters from Frederick S. Sommers and William A. Hammond, Dean of Cornell University, 1927; a letter to Dean Smalley from Gutsell's widow Ida containing a Syracuse University alumni questionnaire, 1928; obituaries; printed material, 1884-1928; and a photograph of Gutsell and of a portrait relief sculpture of him.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art instructor; Ithaca, N. Y. Graduate of Syracuse University. He married painter Ida Squier in 1886 and became an instructor of industrial arts in Sibley College, Cornell University in 1888. When that department was transferred to the College of Architecture, he joined the architecture faculty as instructor of drawing and modeling. Gutsell illustrated several books by Dean Liberty Hyde Bailey of the College of Agriculture and designed several memorial tablets, most notably those of Prof. Ralph S. Tarr and Ezra Cornell. Gutsell retired in 1922 and produced some etchings.


Donated 1991 by Mirian Sweeney, Gutsell's granddaughter. Photocopies were discarded after microfilming.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in possession of the donor, Mirian S. Sweeney.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 5028 (fr. 459-494) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All but photos and a few printed items are: photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Hiram Samuel Gutsell papers, 1884-1928. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.