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William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009

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Series 3: Project Files, circa 1925-2002
2.2 linear feet
Box 1-3, 12, OV 15-19, RD 31

Project files document Bunn's work as a painter and muralist. Bunn created a notebook "Index to Projects" late in his career. Each project, including his post office mural projects, was assigned a number and has a one page description and photograph within the notebook. Also found is a corresponding file for each of the projects from the index. Files may include photographs, notes, and sketches. Files on the post office mural projects are extensive and may also include correspondence, news clippings, and related publications. Researchers should note that additional drawings for these projects may be found in Series 10: Artwork.
Folders are arranged based on the arrangement from Bunn's "Index to Projects." Researchers may want to consult this notebook before using related files.
DescriptionContainer
"Index of Projects" Notebook, circa 1988-2001
1
43
Mississippi Dawn, circa 1940-1995
(2 folders)
1
44-45
Punch and Judy Puppets, circa 1988
1
46
American Venus, circa 1953-1998
(2 folders)
1
47-48
American Venus, circa 1953-1998
(2 folders)
2
1-2
Capital, circa 1986
2
3
Ottumwa Belle, 1952
2
4
Pauline, circa 1957, 1992
2
5
Rainbow Portrait (Treasure Hunters), circa 1957-1968
(2 folders)
2
6-7
Summer Morning, 1926, 1950s, 1990
2
8
Torso, circa 1937
2
9
Approaching Storm, circa 1992
2
10
The Great Divide, circa 1988
2
11
Wyoming Hill, circa 1948-1997
2
12
Landing Packet, circa 1940s
2
13
Anita and Her Friends, circa 1940s
2
14
Bend in River at Muscatine, circa 1925-1974
2
15
City of St. Paul, circa 1940
2
16
City of St. Louis, circa 2001
2
17
Northern Belle, circa 1938
2
18
Showboat Goldenrod, circa 1942
2
19
High Bridge at Muscatine, circa 1930s
2
20
Passing River, circa 1939
2
21
Steamboat with Barge, circa 1950s
2
22
St. Louis Post Office Mural Competition Entry, circa 1939
(Oversized items housed in OV 15)
2
23
Dubuque, Iowa Post Office Mural, 1929-1990s
(7 folders; oversized items housed in OV 16)
2
24-30
Minden, Nebraska Mural, circa 1937-2002
(8 folders; oversized items housed in OV 17)
2
31-38
Hamburg, Iowa Post Office Mural, 1939-1994
(5 folders; oversized items housed in OV 18)
2
39-43
Hickman, Kentucky Post Office Mural, circa 1939-1940
(3 folders)
2
44-46
Magnetic Sky Phenomena, circa 1980s
2
47
Sunburst and Reflection Phenomena, circa 1980s
2
48
Decatur, Illinois Post Office Mural Competition Entries, circa 1930s
2
49
Fort Madison Illustrations, 1966
2
50
Miniature Steamboat Annavene, circa 1980s
2
51
Wedding Dance, circa 1920s-1996
(Oversized items housed in box 12, RD 31)
3
1
Morning Meditation, circa 1980s
3
2
Guardian Angel, circa 1951-1993
(2 folders)
3
3-4
Redwood Forest Meditation, circa 1991-1993
3
5
Hazzard Portrait, circa 1989-1991
3
6
Schneider Mural, circa 1980s
3
7
Hanley Monument, 1961-1995
(4 folders)
3
8-11
Beth Kensinger Brown Portrait, circa 1995
3
12
Libbey Park at Ojai Art Center Bridge, 1992
3
13
Notes on Post Office Murals, circa 1970s
3
14
Oak Grove Krishnamurti Projects, 1982-2002
(Oversized items housed in OV 19)
3
15
Product Development for Vehicle Safety Device, 1967-1968
3
16
Proposed Murals for Sheaffer Pen Company, 1950-1951
3
17
Puppet Tour, 1933-1948
3
18
Oversize Wedding Dance Drawings, circa 1920s-1996
(Oversized items from box 3, folder 1)
12
St. Louis Post Office Mural Competition Entry, circa 1939
(Oversized items from box 3, folder 15)
OV 15
Dubuque, Iowa Post Office Mural, 1929-1990s
(Oversized items from box 2, folder 30)
OV 16
Minden, Nebraska Mural, circa 1937-2002
(Oversized items from box 2, folder 38)
OV 17
Hamburg, Iowa Post Office Mural, 1939-1994
(Oversized items from box 2, folder 43)
OV 18
Oak Grove Krishnamurti Projects, 1982-2002
(Oversized items from box 3, folder 15)
OV 19
Oversize Wedding Dance Floor Drawings, circa 1920s-1996
(Oversized items from box 3, folder 1)
RD 31

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