Myra Albert Wiggins papers, 1890-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hull, BonnieWiggins, Myra Albert, 1869-1956
Title
Myra Albert Wiggins papers
Dates
1890-2015 (inclusive)
1890-1956 (bulk)
Quantity
12 linear feet, (12 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA046
Summary
The Myra Albert Wiggins papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, publications, news clippings, writing, drawings and photographs. The collection also contains diaries, scrapbooks, personal artifacts and published works by Wiggins.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

The materials in this collection are open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Myra Jane Albert was born on December 14, 1869 in Salem, Oregon to John Henry Albert and Mary Elizabeth Holman, the second of four children. She showed natural artistic talent at an early age, spending hours drawing and painting in her home and in fields around Salem. She won the first of many awards for painting at the Oregon State Fair when she was 17. Between 1886 and 1907 she won a total of 94 more state fair awards for her art.

Wiggins attended Willamette University and Mills College before studying at the Art Students League of New York from 1891 to 1894. There she took classes from William Merritt Chase and John Henry Twachtman. She returned to Salem during the summers and in the summer of 1892 became engaged to Fred Wiggins. She and Wiggins were married on November 24, 1894 in Salem, and their daughter Mildred, was born in 1896.

Wiggins was one of the first women to become a member of the The Camera Club of New York. Her years in New York provided an artistic base to which she frequently returned. New York was quite different from the relative artistic isolation of Oregon and Washington. However, life in Oregon did provide a lot of pictorial photographic opportunities. Pictorial photography is using the camera for aesthetic purposes by creating images intended to evoke emotional expression, a relatively new phenomenon at the time. In 1903 Alfred Stieglitz, one of the most important photographers of the time admitted her as a member of Photo-Secession. Photo-Secession was an opportunity for photographers to unite in the common cause of promoting photography as art. Her work as a pictorial photographer continued as she traveled to Europe, Egypt and Turkey.

In 1907 the family moved to Toppenish, Washington so Fred Wiggins could start a plant nursery business. In 1930 Wiggins co-founded the Women Painters of Washington. She was a vital force in the region's art activities through her lecturing and classes. Public interest in her work led Wiggins to spend more time in Seattle, and in 1932 she and her husband moved to the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood. She continued to paint and practice photography while he worked for a local floral company. Both her photographs and paintings were shown in many important exhibitions during her life. She had one-person shows of her paintings in Chicago, New York and the Larson Museum in Yakima, Washington and individual paintings hung in group exhibitions in Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington, many with honors and awards.

She was actively painting up until the time of her death on January 13, 1956.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Myra Albert Wiggins papers contain personal items such as Wiggins' diaries, a letter opener, her eyeglasses and her camera. Also included are notes, awards and estate information. Correspondence includes letters between Myra Wiggins and various family members and friends as well as letters related to business. The collection contains albums and scrapbooks with poetry and photographs, sketches, photographs, copies of published works, and artifacts.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Myra Albert Wiggins papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Personal papers, 1890-1980Return to Top

This series contains materials relating to Myra Wiggins' personal life. These include The National League of American Pen Women yearbooks, program and magazine with annotations by Wiggins and a NY Photo World folder containing art materials and information on organizations she belonged to when she was in New York City. Other materials include Wiggins' death certificate, correspondence about her estate after her death and cards in remembrance of her. There is also information on awards Wiggins' received over her lifetime.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Program for American Pen Women biennial convention; National League of American Pen Women Yearbooks
1936-1954
3 2
The Pen Women Magazine
1949-1954
3 3
NY Photo World
1890-1907
3 4
60th wedding anniversary
1944 November 21
3 5
Wiggins Biography and ancestry
Includes a copy of their 1894 wedding announcement.
1943-1980
3 6
Myra Wiggins estate
Includes copy of death certificate and papers related to her property, etc. at time of death.
1956
3 7
Awards, exhibitions and notes
Includes list of prizes, reproductions, articles and mentions of the photographs of Wiggins.
1948-1952
3 8
Exhibition brochures and notes
1928-1957

Series II:  Correspondence, 1891-1979Return to Top

The Correspondence series contains correspondence with family, friends and business letters. The letters are organized chronologically by correspondent. Wiggins' business correspondence deals with various companies including the Photographic Times, the Malted Cereals Company, Camera Club of New York, Chicago Photographic Salon and Pittsburgh Amateur Photographer's Society. There is also original correspondence from her 1904 trip to Europe, Greece and other countries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1
Letters from a Pilgrim
Book of letters from Wiggins trip, including photographs taken by Wiggins.
1904
1 2
Letters from trip to Europe
Includes photographs taken by Wiggins.
1900
Folder
3 9
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1892
3 10
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1902
3 11
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1902
3 12
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 13
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 14
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 15
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 16
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 17
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 18
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 19
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 20
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 21
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 22
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 23
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 24
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 25
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 26
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 27
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 28
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1903
3 29
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1917
3 30
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1937
3 31
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1943
3 32
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1955
3 33
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1955
3 34
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
undated
3 35
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
undated
3 36
To Myra Albert Wiggins from John Albert (cousin)
1892
3 37
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Ethel (sister)
1903
3 38
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Auntie
1905
3 39
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Mildred Benz (daughter)
1942
3 40
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Liz Albert
1905
3 41
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Breyman/Boise women
1897
3 42
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Burt Brown Barker
1900
3 43
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Thomas Moore
1900
3 44
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Frances F. G.
1900
3 45
To Myra Albert Wiggins from F. F. G.
1905
3 46
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Agnes
1905
3 47
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Agnes
1905
3 48
To Myra Albert Wiggins and Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Mrs. L. C. Griffith
1905
3 49
To Myra Albert Wiggins from G. Van W. Luthell
1906
3 50
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Mrs. Jack Paterson
1941
3 51
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Vanderhoop
undated
3 52
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1915
3 53
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1915
3 54
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1915
3 55
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1915
3 56
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1949
3 57
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 58
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 59
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 60
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 61
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 62
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 63
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 64
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 65
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1952
3 66
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1954
3 67
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1954
3 68
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Myra Albert Wiggins
1954
3 69
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Constance (sister)
1891, 1902
3 70
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Constance (sister)
1891, 1902
3 71
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Constance (sister)
1891, 1902
3 72
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Joseph Albert
1905
3 73
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Mary Elizabeth (granddaughter)
1931
3 74
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Robert Benz (grandson)
1956
3 75
To Frederick Arthur Wiggins from Mildred (daughter)
1956
3 76
To Mildred Wiggins from S. H. Ladd
1906
3 77
To Mildred Wiggins Benz from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1937
3 78
To Mildred Wiggins Benz from Reuben Benz
1937
3 79
To Mildred Wiggins Benz from Myra Albert Wiggins
1938
3 80
To Robert Benz from Reuben Benz
1942
3 81
To Mildred Benz from Reuben Benz
1945
3 82
To Reuben and Mildred Benz from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1948
3 83
To Mildred Wiggins Benz from Myra Albert Wiggins
1949
3 84
To Reuben Benz from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1955-1956
3 85
To Reuben Benz from Frederick Arthur Wiggins
1955-1956
3 86
To Mrs. Huelato from Mildred
1891-1976
3 87
To Miss Blanche Albert (Myra Albert Wiggins sister) from Ah Sin
1892
3 88
To Miss Blanche Albert (Myra Albert Wiggins sister) from Ah Sin
1892
3 89
To family from Myra Albert Wiggins
1938
3 90
To friends from Myra Albert Wiggins
1939
3 91
To kin, folks and friends from Myra Albert Wiggins and Frederick Arthur Wiggins
A copy of the 1955 Christmas letter.
1955
3 92
Envelopes and letterhead with notes
undated
3 93
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Photo Era Publishing
1899
3 94
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Art Institute of Seattle
1900
3 95
Pittsburgh Amateur Photographers' Society
1900
3 96
Chicago Photographic Salon
1900
3 97
Camera Club of New York
1900
3 98
The Malted Cereal Company
1902
3 99
The Malted Cereal Company
1902
3 100
Kodak London
1903
3 101
Dexter Lambert Co
1903
3 102
Camera Club of New York
1903
3 103
To Myra Albert Wiggins from SW Stowell
1903
3 104
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Woodward, Clarke Co.
1904
3 105
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Sadekechi Hartmann
1904
3 106
To Myra Albert Wiggins from the Secretary of the Oregon State Fair
1904
3 107
To Myra Albert Wiggins from the Photographic Times
1905
3 108
To Myra Albert Wiggins from the Camera Club of New York
1905
3 109
To Myra Albert Wiggins from the President of the Lewis Clark Centennial Exposition
1905
3 110
To Myra Albert Wiggins from The Obrig Camera Company
1905
3 111
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Jean A. Swain
1905
3 112
To Myra Albert Wiggins from Ruth Lester, Life Magazine
1934
3 113
To Myra Albert Wiggins , Oregon State Fair entry cards
undated
3 114
Hand painted card, entry form and entrance ticket
1900-1933
3 115
Wiggins correspondence with DeYoung Museum
1954
3 116
Mildred Benz correspondence re: Myra Albert Wiggins photographs and exhibits
1975-1979
3 117
Frederick Arthur Wiggins business correspondence and notes
1956
3 118
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 119
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 120
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 121
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 122
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 123
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 124
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 125
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 126
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 127
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 128
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 129
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 130
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 131
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 132
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904
3 133
Myra Albert Wiggins travel letters
Contains letters from Greece, Egypt, Italy and Jerusalem.
1904

Series III:  Published materials, 1898-2011Return to Top

This series contains copies of newspaper clippings, magazines and other works including a George Eastman house brochure with annotated notes. There are copies of The Whistling Swan, a publication by the Seattle Branch of the National League of American Pen Women which have drawings and poems by Wiggins as well as photocopies of the American Magazine Art which contains the article "Trials and Triumphs of an Amateur Photographer" by Wiggins. In addition, there is a copy of Die Kunst in der Photographie, a published German portfolio of pictorial photographs which includes Wiggins' photograph Shadows.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 134
Clippings
1924-2011
3 135
Clippings and ephemera
1898-1990
3 136
Publications
1926-1939
5
Die Kunst in der Photographie
1906

Series IV:  Scrapbook, diaries, and albums, 1891-1944Return to Top

This series contains a hand-made photograph album with poetry documenting life in Wiggins' apartment in New York from 1891to 1892. The scrapbook has Wiggins' nomination materials for an achievement award at the National League of American Pen Women biennial convention in Washington DC, 1948 as well as other items. There are three diaries which contain notes and journal entries; a published version of letters from the 1904 trip in a book entitled Letters from a Pilgrim and an album of typed letters and photos compiled from a European trip Wiggins took in 1900.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Album, New York apartment
1891-1892
5 undated
2 1936-1938
2 1943
2 1943-1944

Series V:  Personal art, 1928-1962Return to Top

This series includes drawings, sketches, articles and poetry. Article topics include William Merritt Chase and a talk Wiggins gave about color. The majority of the poems are typed with handwritten annotations. There is one group of poems that are handwritten and there is an album with Wiggins' poetry, poems by friends and a copy of The Whistling Swan magazine.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 137
Photographs and sketches
undated
3 138
Envelope with sketch of man's head
undated
3 139 undated
3 140 undated
3 141 undated
3 142 1928-1931
3 143 1928-1931
3 144 1928-1931
5
Charcoal drawing
undated
Folder
6 1
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 2
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 3
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 4
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 5
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 6
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 7
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 8
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 9
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 10
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 11
"Mother's Penciled Poems"
Poem titles include Autumn Morning, Karen, An Artist's Prayer.
1955-1962
6 12
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 13
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 14
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 15
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 16
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 17
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 18
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 19
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 20
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 21
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 22
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 23
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 24
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 25
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 26
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 27
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 28
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 29
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 30
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 31
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 32
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 33
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 34
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 35
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 36
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 37
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 38
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 39
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 40
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 41
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 42
"My Poems"
Poem titles include Little Granddaughter, Progrese, The Stars and Bethlehem.
1935-1951
6 43
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 44
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 45
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 46
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 47
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 48
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 49
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 50
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 51
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 52
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 53
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 54
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 55
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 56
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 57
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 58
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 59
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 60
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 61
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 62
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 63
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 64
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 65
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 66
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 67
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 68
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 69
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 70
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 71
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 72
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 73
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 74
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 75
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 76
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 77
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 78
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 79
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 80
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 81
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 82
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 83
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 84
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 85
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 86
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 87
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 88
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 89
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 90
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 91
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 92
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 93
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 94
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 95
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 96
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 97
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 98
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 99
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
6 100
"Poetry and scraps..."
Poem titles include A King is Born, Calvary, Let Me Wander, Crimson Flowers, Miracles.
1934-1953
7
File Album with drafts of poetry
undated

Series VI:  Photographs, 1890-2015Return to Top

This series contains photographs of Myra Wiggins' life including photographs of her wedding and her trips to Europe. It also includes photographs of her teachers at Art Students League, including William Merritt Chase and photographs of her oil paintings.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
"Hunger ist der beste Koch"
undated
8 2
William Merritt Chase and her other teachers at Art Students League
undated
8 3
House in Salem, Oregon where Mildred was born
undated
8 4
Photograph of House
undated
8 5
Wiggins Wedding
1894
8 6
Photographs taken by Wiggins of Europe trip
undated
8 7
Photographs of Wiggins' paintings
undated
8 8
Photographs of Wiggins in later life
undated
9 1
"Camping at Slab Creek (Near Neskowin Oregon)"
1892
9 2
New York, New York
circa 1890s
9 3
"I just Love Malt Breakfast Food"
1900
9 4
Salem, Oregon
circa 1890s
9 5
Toppenish, Washington
circa 1920s
9 6
Seattle, Washington
circa 1930s
9 7
Salem, Oregon
1950
9 8
New York, New York
1954
9 9
Seattle, Washington
1956
9 10
"Myra Albert Wiggins: a Photographer's Life Exhibit Placards"
Includes exhibit placards from 2015 Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibit on Myra Albert Wiggins.
2015
10 1
Untitled, undated photographs
undated

Series VII:  Personal memorabilia, 1828-1905Return to Top

The personal memorabilia in this series includes two pairs of eyeglasses, a letter opener and a copy of the New Testament, and Wiggins' camera. There are also art supplies including paintbrushes, a paint-roller, a small tube of paint and other painting tools. Additionally there is a plaque for the Austellung Des Wiener Photo-Klub award and a brass pitcher used for decoration in Wiggins' art studio.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
New Testament, King James Version, Edinburgh
Bible has family genealogical information hand written in front pages.
1828
4
Letter opener
undated
4
Letter opener
undated
4
Two pair of eyeglasses
undated
4
Paint roller
undated
4
Paint brushes
undated
4
Artist Tools
undated
4
Paint
undated
4
VII Ausstellung Des Wiener Photo-Klub plaque
1905
11
Brass pitcher
undated
12
Bellows Camera
1889
13
Ceramic Vase
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • drawings (visual works)
  • Fine Arts
  • Personal Names :
  • Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
  • Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
  • Twachtman, John Henry, 1853-1902
  • Corporate Names :
  • Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
  • Camera Club of New York
  • Photo-Secession (Association)
  • Women Painters of Washington (Organization)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries
  • paintings (visual works)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks