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John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952

Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953

Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 2 Microfilm reels, 4 linear feet on 2 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers consist of journals from France; an address book; diaries; writings, including a notebook on printmaking made while studying with Bolton Brown; two volumes of consignment records; sketchbooks and drawings of French architecture; a notebook of engineering drawings for Princeton; a scrapbook related to Dorothy Noyes Arms' Fishing Memories; minutes related to the New York World's Fair; minutes and a scrapbook of posters for Artists for Victory; National Academy of Design catalogs (1948-1952); Society of American Etchers catalogs (1950-1952); and Society of American Etchers scrapbooks (1932-1937).

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 1986 by Bryn Mawr College.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. Bryn Mawr College Special Collections holds the John Taylor Arms papers 1914 1952.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3756-3757 available at Archives of American Art offices, Bryn Mawr College Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, 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, 1910-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.