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John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953

Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953

Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 5 Microfilm reels, 28 volumes on 5 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers consist of diaries and a "book of jobs," a book listing commissions.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) was a printmaker and etcher. Born in Washington, DC, Arms first attended Princeton University to study law, before transferring to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study architecture. His work often depicts medieval churches, gargoyles, and New York City architecture. Arms was involved with several art and printmaking societies. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and also served as the president of the American Society of Graphic Artists.


Lent for microfilming 1971 by Henry Arms, son of John Taylor Arms.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952. Bryn Mawr College Special Collections holds the John Taylor Arms papers 1914 1952.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 65-69 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.