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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991

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Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks , circa 1920s-circa 1980s
13.05 Linear feet
Boxes 16-23, 29-39, OVs 50-73, 85 RD 83

Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., includes pencil and ink sketches and paintings illustrating different styles for stained glass, such as Byzantine, Italian Rennaissance and French Gothic. Also found are a group of life sketches and some watercolors by Burnham, Jr.
The bulk of the series consists of watercolor design studies on board for many of the studio's projects. Also found are stained glass design sketches and cartoons primarily in pencil and charcoal with scattered watercolors, as well as seven folders of material used for stained glass patterns and templates.
Design studies on board are arranged in three groups. Studies numbered according to the "List of Numbered Contracts" from Series 5: Project Files, form the bulk of the material. A second group of studies is arranged according to a set of numbers for which no list or other cross-reference tool appears to exist. The third set of unnumbered studies is arranged at the end of the series. Some of the unnumbered studies have other identifying information indicating the location for which the design was created but they have not been arranged according to location.
Description Container Select
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1930s
oversized material housed in Box 30, OV 50
16
7-8
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Life Sketches, circa 1930s, 1939
oversized material housed in OV 51-52
16
9-10
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Sketchbook, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
16
11
Artwork by Unidentified Artists, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
16
12
Christmas Greetings from Burnham Studios, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
16
13-17
Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 29-31, OV 83
16
18
Design Studies
Christmas Cards, circa 1930s
16
19-21
Framed Study with Broken Glass, circa 1940s
16
22
Numbered, #1-157, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 32
16
23-29
Numbered, #203-570s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 32-33, OVs 54-55
17
1-24
Numbered, #580s-682s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 33-34, OV 55-57
18
1-23
Numbered, #683-727, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 34, OVs 57-58
19
1-23
Numbered, #728-770, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 34-35, OVs 59-60
20
1-21
Numbered, #773-913, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 35, OV 60
21
1-10
Numbered, Second Set, #1-290s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 36
21
11-25
Numbered, Second Set, #300s-840s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 36-37, OVs 61-65
22
1-25
Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 38-39, OVs 66-68
22
26-27
Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 38-39, OVs 66-68
23
1-14
3 Small Studies on Glass, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
23
15
Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in OVs 69-73
23
16
Patterns and Templates, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material housed in Box 39
23
17
Patterns and Templates, #873, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
18
Patterns and Templates, #874, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
19-20
Patterns and Templates, #875, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
21
Patterns and Templates, Signs of the Zodiac, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
22-23
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, Numbered #780, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
29
Oversized Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1930s
oversized material from Box 16, F 7-8
30
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
30
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
31
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 34-469, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 16-17
32
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 472-623, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 17-18
33
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 624-738, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 18-20
34
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 749-786, 844, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 20-21
35
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered Second Set, 64, 301-599, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 21-22
36
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered Second Set, 601-809, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
37
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
38
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
39
Oversized Patterns and Templates, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 23
39
Oversized Artwork probably by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 7-8
OV 50
Oversized Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Life Sketches, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 9-10
OV 51-52
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 158, 295, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 17
OV 53
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 307-491, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 17
OV 54
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 505-587, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 17-18
OV 55
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 608-634, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 18
OV 56
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 684-696, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 19
OV 57
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 719-726, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 19
OV 58
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 729, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 20
OV 59
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 745-778, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 20-21
OV 60
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 673-725, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 61
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 739-747, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 62
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 754-769, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 63
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 773-799, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 64
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 804, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 65
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
OV 66-68
Oversized Design Studies, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 23, F 16
OV 69-73
Oversized Design Studies, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1980s
oversized material from Box 23, F 16
OV 85
Oversized Cartoons, Saint John the Divine Designs Part 1, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
RD 83

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