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William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009

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Series 10: Artwork, circa 1926-2004
(Box 9-11, 14, OVs 22-30, RD 32; 2.3 linear feet)

Artwork primarily consists of pencil drawings, watercolors, and pastels. Found here are costume and theater designs created as part of William Bunn's thesis at University of Iowa. Also included are drawings and watercolors for potential art projects. Researchers should note that many of the miscellaneous drawings here were most likely preliminary drawings and studies for works documented in Series 3: Project Files or technical drawings from his work as an industrial designer. Drawings frequently depict steamboats, airplanes, people, and mechanical designs. Additionally, there are four sketchbooks. Two of these sketchbooks contain sketches and notes for the post office murals in Minden, Nebraska, and Hamburg, Iowa.
DescriptionContainer
Artwork by Others, circa 1933
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
9
28
Christmas Card Design, 2000
9
29
Costume Designs, circa 1933-1934
(3 folders; oversized items housed in box 14)
9
30-32
Drawings for "Classroom Teaching,", circa 1955
10
1
Drawings for "Deva Officiating in the Blue Temple,", 1955
10
2
Drawings for "Deva Officiating in the Crimson Temple,", circa 1950s
10
3
Drawings for "Education Forming Mental Images,", circa 1955
10
4
Drawings for "First Meeting at Colony,", circa 1955
10
5
Drawings for "View of the Grounds,", circa 1955
10
6
Drawings of Automobiles, 2004
10
7
Drawings of Steamboats, circa 1940s-1960s
(Oversized items housed in OV 22)
10
8
Drawings, "New Paintings Project Ideas,", circa 1940s-1960s
10
9
Drawings, "Potential Art Projects,", circa 1940s-1970s
(5 folders)
10
10-14
Drawings, Miscellaneous, circa 1928-1980s
(3 folders; oversized items housed in box 14, OVs 23-27, and RD 32)
10
15-17
Figure Drawings, circa 1930s
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
10
18
House Plans, circa 1979
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
10
19
Painting of Airplane, circa 1940s
10
20
Painting of Swimming Pool, circa 1940s
10
21
Painting of War Scene, circa 1940s
(Oversized item housed in OV 28)
10
22
Painting of a Woman, circa 1940s
10
23
Paintings of Portaits on Board, circa 1940s
10
24
Paintings, Miscellaneous, circa 1930s-1960s
(Oversized items housed in OVs 29-30)
10
25
Pastel Portraits, circa 1930s
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
10
26
Puppet Sketchbook, circa 1931-1994
10
27
School Artwork, circa 1926-1933
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
11
1
Sketchbook, Library Triptych Mural, 1936-1937
11
2
Sketchbook #4, 1937
11
3
Sketchbook #5, 1940
11
4
Studies on Anatomy, circa 1940s
11
5
Theater Designs, circa 1930s
(Oversized items housed in box 14)
11
6
Thesis, "A Project in Stage Design for an Early Eighteenth Century Play "The Mourning Bride" of William Congreve,", 1936
11
7
Thesis Tracings and Drawings, 1936
(3 folders)
11
8-10
Watercolor by Cheri Bunn, 1951
11
11
Oversize Artwork by Others, circa 1933
(Oversized items from box 9, folder 28)
14
Oversize Costume Designs, circa 1933-1934
(Oversized items from box 9, folder 32)
14
Oversize Drawings, Miscellaneous, circa 1928-1980s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 17)
14
Oversize Figure Drawings, circa 1930s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 18)
14
Oversize House Plans, circa 1979
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 19)
14
Oversize Pastel Portraits, circa 1930s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 26)
14
Oversize School Artwork, circa 1926-1933
(Oversized items from box 11, folder 1)
14
Oversize Theater Designs, circa 1930s
(Oversized items from box 11, folder 6)
14
Oversize Drawings of Steamboats, circa 1940s-1960s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 8)
OV 22
Oversize Drawings, Miscellaneous, circa 1928-1980s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 17)
OV 23-27
Oversize Painting of War Scene, circa 1940s
(Oversized item from box 10, folder 22)
OV 28
Oversize Paintings, Miscellaneous, circa 1930s-1960s
(Oversized item from box 10, folder 25)
OV 29-30
Oversize Drawings, Miscellaneous, circa 1928-1980s
(Oversized items from box 10, folder 17)
RD 32

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