John Taylor Arms papers

Collection ID:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953
Physical Description:
2 Microfilm reels
4 linear feet on 2 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers consist of journals from France; an address book; diaries; writings, including a notebook on printmaking made while studying with Bolton Brown; two volumes of consignment records; sketchbooks and drawings of French architecture; a notebook of engineering drawings for Princeton; a scrapbook related to Dorothy Noyes Arms' Fishing Memories; minutes related to the New York World's Fair; minutes and a scrapbook of posters for Artists for Victory; National Academy of Design catalogs (1948-1952); Society of American Etchers catalogs (1950-1952); and Society of American Etchers scrapbooks (1932-1937).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) was a printmaker and etcher. Born in Washington, DC, Arms first attended Princeton University to study law, before transferring to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study architecture. His work often depicts medieval churches, gargoyles, and New York City architecture. Arms was involved with several art and printmaking societies. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and also served as the president of the American Society of Graphic Artists.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3756-3757 available at Archives of American Art offices, Bryn Mawr College Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1986 by Bryn Mawr College.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. Bryn Mawr College Special Collections holds the John Taylor Arms papers 1914 – 1952.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available on microfilm.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Technique -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printing -- societies, etc Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists for Victory, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of American Etchers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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