Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1858-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999
Title
Robert Bruce Inverarity papers
Dates
circa 1858-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.17 cubic feet (9 boxes) plus 2 reels of microfilm, 7 sound cassettes, and 1 oversize folder
Collection Number
4445 (Accession No. 4445-001)
Summary
Tape recorded interview and other materials of a museum director, artist and photographer concerning his career as an artist and administrator of the Adirondack Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Bruce Inverarity was born in Seattle, Washington in 1909. He was the son of theater manager Duncan George Inverarity and Anna Petersen Inverarity. Throughout his life Inverarity was involved in a broad range of art and anthropology-related activities as a museum administrator, scholar, artist and photographer. He was an authority on Pacific Northwest Indian Art.

A large part of Inverarity's childhood was spent in Calgary, Canada, where his father managed a theater, but the family moved back to Seattle during his teenage years. As a young man, Inverarity shared a studio with Mark Tobey and studied with him for a time. He taught art at Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, and directed the School of Creative Art in Vancouver, Canada. During this time, he continued to study Northwest Coast Indian cultures and arts. In 1933, Inverarity became an instructor of puppetry, a life-long interest of his, at the University of Washington Drama School. In 1936, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration hired Inverarity as State Director. In 1939, he moved from the Federal Art Project to the Art and Crafts Project, which he also directed. In 1941, he published Movable Masks and Figures of the North Pacific Coast Indians . During World War II, Inverarity served as Chief of Design for Camouflage for the U.S. Navy (1941-1943) and then as an Official Navy War Artist (1943-1945).

Inverarity earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in art and anthropology from the University of Washington in 1946, and then earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in fine arts from Fremont University in Los Angeles, where he studied with Hilaire Hiler, the artist, psychologist and color theoretician. Inverarity's career as a museum director began in 1949 when he became the founding director of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His book, Art of the Northwest Coast Indians , was published in 1950 while he was still in New Mexico. In 1954, Inverarity's dismissal from the Museum of International Folk Art caused much controversy in New Mexico and in the museum world in general. Many staff members of the museum resigned in solidarity. In 1954, the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York hired Inverarity as its first director. He stayed at the Adirondack Museum until 1965, and during his time in New York State, published the Visual Files Coding Index (1960) and developed a micro reader. In 1965, Inverarity returned to California, where he worked as an illustrator and book designer at University of California Press. In 1969, he became director of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, where he worked until his retirement in 1976. He sold his extensive personal collection of Northwest Coast Indian art to the British Museum's Museum of Mankind in 1975. Inverarity lived in La Jolla, California until his death in 1999.

Duncan George Inverarity (1868-1949), was a prominent figure in the vaudeville theatrical circuit and in Seattle society. He was also a photographer, working for Edward Curtis and taking part in the Harriman Alaska expedition of 1899.

He was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, the son of Rosalind Harriet M. Wallace-Dunlop Inverarity (1843-1916) and William David Inverarity (1833-1902), both immigrants to New Zealand from Scotland. William Inverarity had been a captain in the Gordon Highlanders, an infantry regiment of the British army. William emigrated to New Zealand after his marriage, and shortly after Duncan's birth, moved his family to Australia. Around 1869-1870, the William Inverarity family moved to Argentina, where Duncan's sister Madeline was born, and where the family owned a ranch for sheep and cattle. William Inverarity returned to England with a large fortune around 1874, but decided to move his family to the United States to take part in the California gold rush. William Inverarity lost the family fortune quickly in California, apparently through investment deals with dubious business partners. These losses caused the Inverarity family to move northward to pursue farming again, this time in Oregon, and to send seven-year-old Duncan back to England for his schooling. William Inverarity sold his farm in Oregon in the early 1880s and bought land in the Yakima Valley in Washington State, where Duncan rejoined the family in 1883. In 1890, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he completed a law degree. In 1892, he returned to Seattle and entered the law firm of Stratton Lewis & Gilman (subsequently Lewis, Hardin and Albertson) as a law clerk. His father William died in Yakima in 1902. His mother Rosalind appears to have returned to England at some point, and she died in Sussex in 1916.

Duncan's career in legal work did not flourish, and in 1903, Duncan began work as a clerk for the King County Treasurer. From Duncan's memoir, it seems that around 1902-1903, he may also have begun his acquaintance with the theatrical managers John Cort and Alexander Pantages. Around 1904, Duncan married Anna A. Petersen (circa 1878-1941), who was born in Vila, Denmark and came to the United States in 1895. The couple had two sons: Wallace, born 1904, and Robert Bruce, born 1909.

In Seattle directories, he is listed as Assistant Manager of the Grand Opera House 1905-1907. He worked at the Coliseum Theater in Seattle from 1907-1908. He was assistant general manager for the Sullivan Considine Circuit from 1908-1910. The Tillikums of Elttaes, a "booster" organization in Seattle, employed him as Secretary, and in that capacity he helped to organize the "Potlatches" held in Seattle in 1912-1914. In 1915, Duncan Inverarity moved to Calgary, Alberta to manage a theater owned by Pantages. He seems to have worked for Pantages until at least 1926, also managing a Pantages theater in Spokane, Washington. During his career, Duncan also worked for John Danz, the owner of the Sterling theater chain in Washington State. In the late 1930s, Duncan Inverarity seems to have moved back to Seattle, where he worked as a salesman and credit manager. Anna Inverarity died in 1941, in Seattle. Duncan died in Burlington, Washington in 1949.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the records are the personal and work-related papers of Robert Bruce Inverarity, but the collection also includes papers of his father, Duncan George, his mother Anna Petersen Inverarity, and his paternal grandmother, Rosalind Inverarity.

The Duncan George Inverarity series contains biographical papers, correspondence, writings, newsletters, legal documents, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera. Significant correspondents include Alexander Pantages, president and manager of the Pantages Theater Company, and John Danz of the Danz Theater Circuit. An uncompleted memoir by Duncan Inverarity describes his early experiences in the legal profession, and as a theatrical manager for John Cort and Alexander Pantages. Also contains newsletters and memorabilia relating to the Tilikums in Seattle and the 1913 Potlatch.

Anna Petersen Inverarity's papers are composed of her poetry.

Rosalind Inverarity's papers consist of correspondence and her will.

Robert Bruce Inverarity's papers include general correspondence, correspondence related to book proposals, and genealogical correspondence. Includes research and subject files on topics of interest to Inverarity, including indigenous art, particularly of the Northwest Coast Indian tribes, museum management, maritime research, and micro reader and micro reproduction technologies. Also includes manuscripts and drafts of writings and conference presentations.

This collection also contains tape-recorded interviews with Robert Bruce Inverarity and an interview transcript (ca. 1980-1990). These relate to his career as an artist and an administrator of the Adirondack Museum. Also contains correspondence and writings dated 1978-1993.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Family papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Duncan George Inverarity
1858-1947
Box/Folder
1/1
Vitae and other biographical information
1927-1932
Incoming Letters
1901-1932
Box/Folder
1/2
John Danz
1926
1/3
Howard Gates & Ridge, Solicitors
1927
1/4
Madeline Inverarity
Duncan Inverarity's sister.
1916
1/5
Robert Bruce Inverarity
1929, undated
1/6
Rosalind Inverarity
1915-1916, undated
1/7
Alexander Pantages
1916-1928
1/8
Other Correspondents, A-Z
1901-1932
Outgoing Letters
1891-1947
Box/Folder
1/9
Robert Bruce Inverarity
Letter regarding Edward Curtis' The North American Indian with anecdote by Duncan Inverarity concerning Curtis' inspiration for the series and Inverarity's involvement in the Harriman Expedition.
1947
1/10
Rosalind Inverarity
1891
1/11
Alexander Pantages
1922
1/12
Other Correspondents A-Z
1930-1933
Box/Folder
1/13
Diary
1883
Writings
1947, undated
Box/Folder
1/14-1/15
Drafts of memoir
circa 1947
1/16
Notebook containing notes on the Bible
undated
Box/Folder
1/17
Publication of Seattle Ad Club: Organized Optimism
One issue titled "Organized Potlatchism."
1913
1/18
Tilikum newsletter The Tilikum Totem
1915
1/19
Vaudeville act scripts
Gamble's Tab. Bit Book by E.L. Gamble (undated); Stage=Fun by E.L. Gamble.
1928, undated
1/20
Typed excerpt of vaudeville routines
Dialogue mentions D.G. Inverarity by nickname "Inve."
undated
1/21
Legal documents
1896-1926
1/22
Clippings of jokes
Note on original envelope: Stories for dinners, etc.
undated
1/23
Clippings
1925-1949, undated
2/1
Genealogical clippings and notes
1858-1928
Memorabilia
1884-1939
Box/Folder
2/2
Membership certificates
Includes Shriner's Al Azhar Temple of Alberta, Canada; Otuskwan Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta; and Royal Jesters of Alberta, Canada.
1917, 1922
folder:oversize
Oversize Folder
Certificates
Accountant's diploma, Portland Business College (1887).Bachelor of Laws diploma from University of Michigan (1891); Attorney certifications from State of Michigan (1891); State of Washington (1893); appointment as Notary Public, Washington State (1892).Tilikum Drill Corps (1913).Membership certificates for Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (1917); Knights of Malta (1918); Royal Arch Masons of Alberta (1917); Knights of the Order of the Temple (1917)
1887-1918
Box/Folder
2/3
Autograph book
1884-1888
2/4
Two wax seals
Seal of the Superior Court at Bombay; seal of Inverarity family crest from Duncan Inverarity's ring.
undated
2/5
Christmas card lists
1928-1939
Ephemera
1922-1938
Box/Folder
2/6
Nile Temple, Seattle program for "Smile with Nile" summer ceremonial
1922
2/7
Publicity flyer for John Cort's Standard Theater, Portland, Oregon
undated
2/8
Miscellaneous notes, poems, humorous sketches, etc.
1935-1938
Anna Inverarity
Robert Bruce Inverarity's mother.
1930
Box/Folder
2/9
Typed poems by Anna Inverarity
Identified as poems by Anna A. Duncan, possibly a pen name used by Mrs. Inverarity. Written while living at the Pennington Hotel, Spokane, Wash.
circa 1930
2/10
Issue of The Spokane Woman containing article about Anna Inverarity's poetry
Identified as poems by Anna A. Duncan, possibly a pen name used by Mrs. Inverarity. Written while living at the Pennington Hotel, Spokane, Wash.
April 17, 1930
Rosalind Inverarity
Rosalind Inverarity, Robert Bruce Inverarity's grandmother, spent a considerable period of her life in the United States (including Yakima, Washington and California), but later letters indicate that she spent the end of her life in Sussex, England.
1868-1916
Incoming Letters
1879, undated
Box/Folder
2/11
William David Inverarity
Rosalind's husband; Duncan Inverarity's father.
1879, undated
2/12
Madeline Wallace-Dunlop
Madeline Wallace-Dunlop was Rosalind's sister. Rosalind's daughter was also named Madeline.
Includes transcription signed by Madeline A. Wallace-Dunlop of writing titled "Extracts from the Diary of a Lady," Lucknow [India] 1857. It does not appear to be from the diary of Julia Selina Inglis, who wrote A Lady's Diary of the Siege of Lucknow in 1857. Rosalind Inverarity and her sisters Madeline and Emily were apparently in India with their brother Henry who served in the British civil service there, including during the Mutiny, and was at one time Commissioner of the Punjab.
undated
Box/Folder
2/13
Outgoing Letters
Letters to: Anna Inverarity (Robert Bruce's mother); Madeline Wallace-Dunlop; unidentified.
1882-1916
2/14
Will
1916
2/15
Ephemera
1868, undated

Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, 1930-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Biographical Information
Box/Folder
2/16
Curricula vitae
circa 1969-1980
10
Robert Bruce Inverarity microfilm (negative)
Microfilm filmed by Inverarity: Reference letter by Dorothy C. Miller, Associate Curator, MOMA; Reference letter by Edward Lauer, Dean - Arts and Science, University of Washington; Reference letter by Holger Cahill, National Director of the WPA Art Program; Reference letter by Jim Marshall, Associate Editor, Collier's Weekly; Reference letter by F.I. Livingston, Consultant, Flight Officer, Royal Flying Corps; Reference letter by D.S. Defenbacher, Walker Art Center; Reference letter by Paul McPharlin, Pvt., Army Air Forces; Reference letter, Director, American Federation of Arts; Reference letter by Marjorie Adams, Art Center School; Reference letter by Raymond Davis, UW Comptroller; Reference letter, Assistant Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools; Navy job classification sheet; Naval Officer Procurement rejection letter - no standard physical qualifications; Letter from Boeing upon Inverarity's resignation as Art Department Director; 1948 CV; UW Associate Dean of Anthropology letter to University of California press recommending Inverarity manuscript
undated
2/17
Other career information
1930-1984
2/18
Graduation petition and diploma, University of Washington
1945-1946
2/19
Transcripts of oral histories of R. B. Inverarity by Archives of American Art interviewers
1964, 1975
2/20
Kathleen Whitlock research paper on Robert Bruce Inverarity
1993
2/21
Professional contacts (note cards and business cards)
undated
cassette
Tape 745A-E
Inverarity, Robert B.
These five cassette tapes were recorded in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, by Craig Gilborn, former director of the Adirondack Museum. The set of tapes used here are unedited and complete. Tapes A-E “present a unique factual account of much of [Robert Inverarity’s] life.”
September 18-19, 1990
Correspondence (general): Incoming letters
Box/Folder
2/22
Julius Griffiths, Jr.
1934-1942
2/23
Adam and Harold Hothschild
1975-1989
2/24
Jane Inverarity (wife of Robert Bruce Inverarity)
1945-1954
2/25
V.A. Katchorvsky
1932-1940
2/26
Alfred C. Kinsey
Request from Kinsey for a photograph taken by Inverarity of graffiti.
1952
2/27
Hannah Kosaka
1940
3/1
Margot (Peggy) Marshall
circa 1935-1940
3/2
Willa McNear
1930-1940
3/3
Ray Peck
1944
3/4
Arthur Porter
1932-1938
3/5
Joyce Scudamore
1933
3/6
Marion Smeed
1941-1942
3/7
Mark Tobey
A Reference letter attesting to Robert Bruce Inverarity's qualifications for teaching art.
undated
3/8
Other correspondents, A-K
1943-1991
3/9
Other correspondents, L-Z and unidentified
1932-1994
Correspondence (general): Outgoing letters
1940-1986
Box/Folder
3/10
Correspondence (general): Outgoing letters
Includes draft of letter to someone named Eleanor reflecting on Inverarity's acquaintance with Kenneth and Margaret Callahan, prompted by Inverarity's hearing of Kenneth Callahan's death. In the same letter, Inverarity addresses his early friendship with Mark Tobey and their working relationship during the Federal Art Project.
Correspondence regarding specific topics
1954-1991
Box/Folder
3/11
Correspondence with University of California Press re: manuscript draft on Eskimo masks
Includes draft and editor's notes.
1954
3/12
Correspondence (incoming) concerning Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Conn.
Inverarity was keynote speaker for MHA conference in 1969 and was interviewed for study of Mystic Seaport conducted by Frantzreb and Pray Associates.
1969-1970
3/13
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing) regarding D. G. Inverarity letter about Edward Curtis
Correspondence with Edward Curtis researchers regarding letter, and with others regarding R.B. Inverarity's questions about copyright ownership of the letter and attribution by researchers who quoted from it.See also original letter from D. G. Inverarity in Box 1.
1976-1981
3/14
Correspondence with University of Washington Press concerning book proposals
Among other proposals, Inverarity proposed a book on his recollections of the artist Mark Tobey. Most correspondence is with Editor-in-Chief Naomi Pascal.
1980-1982
3/15
Correspondence regarding Inverarity's maritime and boat research
1985-1990
3/16
Correspondence regarding miscellaneous publication proposals
Includes correspondence with Travel-Holiday and the Minox company.
1962-1986
3/17
Correspondence with Twelve Trees Press re: publication proposal on Man Ray
Includes transcription of Man Ray lecture, 1947.
1991
Correspondence regarding genealogical research
Box/Folder
3/18
Alexander Bisset
1977-1981
3/19
Jean Beattie Innerarity
1980-1983
3/20
Priscilla Inverarity
1977-1983
3/21
F.A. (Honey) Ross
1979-1988
3/22
Other correspondents, A-Z
1954-1973
Genealogical research
Box/Folder
3/23
Clippings
1930-1990
3/24
Family trees
undated
4/1
Genealogical material
undated
4/2
Notes on genealogy research
undated
Box/Folder
4/3
Personal and professional ephemera
1945-1991
Research Files
cassette
Tape 745G
Grace Stevenson
Cassette tape recoring by Robert Inverarity and his wife of an interview of a former librarian at the Seattle Public library, Grace Stevenson. It includes discussions of early art shows in the library’s art gallery and the ineptness of the picture hanging. Mrs. Stevenson briefly describes anecdotally her acquaintanceship with Mark Tobey and Morris Graves and mentions a few other Northwest artists, such as Guy Aderson and Kenneth Callahan. On side two, Mr. Inverarity describes his device for remembering instances of Tobey’s life which could be used biographically. The three friends end the interview chatting of personal experiences and a discussion of yearly Friends of the Library book sales given by the Public Library and the benefits thereof.
March 1981
Box/Folder
4/4
Research material: Northwest Coast Indian art
undated
4/5
Research notes: Eskimo
undated
4/6
Research notes: Boats
Bibliography note cards; notes on index cards, possibly for lecture.
undated
Box
11
Research notes: Northwest Coast Tribes and Topics
Contains microcards and punched index cards relating to research topics. The microcards have pictures of Northwest Coast art and cultural objects, as well as visual outlines of explanatory notes, and the punched index cards are made up of grids with holes punched in boxes to correspond to some kind of coding or reader technology. The index cards are labeled by number, topic, or tribal name
undated
Manuscripts
Box/Folder
4/7
Typed notes probably connected to Federal Art Project or Arts and Craft Project work
"A New Mosaic Medium" (1937); "Notes on Sgrafitto" (1939) and "Notes on Reviving Northwest Coast Indian Arts and Crafts" (1939).
1937-1939
4/8
Typed manuscript of "A Brief Discussion of Camouflage"
Written when Inverarity was Chief of the Design Section, Camouflage Section, Thirteenth Naval District, U.S. Navy.
circa 1941-1943
4/9
Drafts probably of Art of the Northwest Coast Indians, book published 1950
undated
4/10
Writings connected to Inverarity's work as Museum Director of Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe
Includes: typed notes on Primitive Art, Folk Art and Fine Art for conference in Santa Fe; untitled two page typed summary of planning activities for MOIFA (1952); paper titled "Some Thoughts Concerning Museums and the Problems of International Understanding (3 versions, 1952-1954).
1952-1954
4/11
Shot list and notes for documentary on guideboats
circa 1954-1965
4/12
Handwritten manuscript on colonial batteaux
circa 1954-1965
4/13
"Anthropology in Primitive Art" article, drafts and notes
1955
4/14
Writings on museums
Includes: Accessioning and Cataloguing: Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. (1965); typed manuscript of review (circa 1969) by Inverarity of Naval and Maritime History: An Annotated Biography by Robert Greenhalgh Albion; photocopy of article "Approaches to Interpretation," from Life is a local story: a collection of talks concerning local history, historic sites and history museums, published in 1964 by the American Association for State and Local History.
1960s
4/15
Typed manuscript "Reading Micro reproduction by Optical Magnification
circa 1960
5/1
Miscellaneous manuscripts and notes
undated
5/2
Untitled story about Sealion gathering driftwood
undated
5/3
Two versions of typed manuscript of story titled "Ikt" about an Indian boy helping to prepare for a potlatch
One version written while Inverarity was living in Seattle and the other while he was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Substantial differences between the two drafts.
undated
Box
9
Robert Bruce Inverarity microfilm (positive)
Microfilm from the Archives of American Art: WPA-FAP art booklets; "Techincal Problems of the Artist: Technique of the Silk Screen Process," FAP-WPA; Canvas Adhesives; "Emblems of Unity and Freedom: The Index of American Design," The Met; "Art as a Function of Government: A Survey," WPA-FAP; "Fresco Painting," WPA Technical Series Art Circular No. 4; "The Carborundum Print," WPA Art Circular No. 5; "American Art for Every American Home," National Report, Art Week; Stencil Display
undated
Lectures, Presentations, and Proceedings
Box/Folder
5/4
Lecture notes
Notes for lectures include: "the economic position of the artist about 1940" given at Pasadena Art Institute, California (October 26, 1947); lectures on primitive art and Northwest Coast Art, given at Fremont University, California (July and October 1947); lecture on the science and uses of color at Bisttram School of Art, Los Angeles (December 4, 1947); lecture on Northwest Coast Art at the Taylor Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (August 29, 1951); lecture on Adirondacks history at Plattsburgh Teachers College, New York (July 1962).
1947-1962
5/6
Conference proceedings, Wenner-Gren Foundation Conference on the Place of Museum in Higher Education
Indiana University, Bloomington.
April 29-30, 1958
5/7
Keynote address to American Association of Museums, titled "Where Are We? Where Are We Going?"
1969
Art, artifact and book collection records
Box/Folder
5/8
Artifact purchase records on index cards
In categories by geographic region or continent.
circa 1947-1950
5/9
Records of collection items bought or sold by Inverarity
Set of artifact purchase index cards cross-referenced by number to set of index cards of published works where photographs of artifacts appeared.
circa 1930-1975
5/10
Records of book donation and artifact sale
Inventory of Inverarity collection of books given to Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1976. Bound notes regarding Inverarity collection sold to Museum of Mankind in the Ethnography Department of the British Museum with copies of correspondence concerning the collection.
1976-1978
Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), Santa Fe, New Mexico
Box/Folder
6/1
Manuscript and clippings concerning Inverarity's firing as director of MOIFA
Information provided to Kathleen Whitlock and included by her with the donation of her research paper on Inverarity.
1954-1993
6/2
Microfiche of MOIFA-related correspondence
1954-1993
6/3
Inverarity's written account of his time at MOIFA
1984
cassette
Tape 745F
Helen and Ernest Johnson
Cassette tape recording of Robert Inverarity’s interview of Helen and Ernest Johanson. Ernest Johanson was his assistant when he was the director of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was present when Inverarity was forced to resign his position. The Johansons remained at the museum and describe in their own words the events occurring after Robert Inverarity’s removal.
September 1980
Box/Folder
6/4
Exhibit invitations
1952-1992
6/5
Reprints of Publications
"The Carry Railroad," by Richard Sanders Allen, 1965; "Thoughts on the Organizations of Museums," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1959; "Journal of American Folklore," 1954; "The Adirondak Museum Boat Building," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1966
1954-1966
6/6
Reprints of Publications
"Preservation of Old, Waterlogged Wood by Treatment with Polyethylene Glycol," by Ray M. Seborg and Robert Bruce Inverarity, Science 136, no. 3516 (1962): 649-50; "Diving into the Past: Theories, Techniques, and Applications of Underwater Archaeology ; the Proceedings of a Conference on Underwater Archaeology, Sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul," by June Drenning Holmquist, Ardis Hillman Wheeler, and Minnesota Historical Society, April 26-27, 1963. ; "The Conservation of Wood from Fresh Water," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, undated
1962-1963
6/7
Reprints of Publications
"Anthropology in Primitive Art," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, Yearbook of Anthropology, 1955, 375-89; "Conservation of 200-year-old Water-logged Boats with Polyethylene Glycol," by Ray M. Seaborg, and Robert Bruce Inverarity, Studies in Conservation 7, no. 4 (1962): 111-20; "Obervations on Northwest Coast Indian Art and Similarities Between a Few Art Elements Distant in Time and Space," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1972, "Computers and the Storage and Retrieval of Anthropological Information," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, Wenner-Gren Foundation For Anthropological Research. A Burg Wartenstein symposium, 1962
1955-1972
6/8
Reprints of Publicatons
"International Journal of American Linguistics," by Robert Bruce Inverarity, Volume 26, Number 4, October 1960
1960
6/8
Catalogs for artists and exhibits
Artists: Joe Knowles; S. MacDonald Wright; Blanding Sloan; Morris Blackburn; Constance Richardson.
1926-1981
6/9
Inverarity's copy of government publication
Hearings before the Committee on Patents, House of Representatives, Seventy-Fifth Congress, Part 1. Topics of discussion include the Federal Art Project.
1938
Clippings
Box/Folder
6/10
Clippings of reviews, etc. of Inverarity publications
1951-1953
6/11
News clippings (general)
1945-1991
7/1
Clippings on Joe Knowles
1950-1951
Subject files
Box/Folder
7/2-7/3, 8/1
Subject files on NW Coast Art
circa 1955-1970
7/4
Subject file on Eskimos
1936-1952
8/2
Subject file on boats
1775-1971
8/3
Subject file on microreproduction and microviewers
1956-1957

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art primitive, northwest coast
  • Museums
  • Personal Names :
  • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986
  • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
  • Danz, John, -1961
  • Graves, Morris, 1910-2001
  • Inverarity, Duncan George--Archives
  • Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999--Archives
  • Pantages, Alexander
  • Tobey, Mark
  • Corporate Names :
  • Adirondack Museum
  • Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America
  • Archives of American Art
  • Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)
  • Museum of Mankind
  • Pantages Circuit of Vaudeville Theatres
  • Tilikum (Organization)
  • United States Work Projects Administration
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Spokane (Wash.)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)