William Edouard Scott Papers

William Edouard Scott Papers, 1846-2007
Dates: 1846-2007
Size: 5 linear feet (8 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 2005/07
Provenance: Donation of Joan Scott Wallace, daughter of William Edouard Scott.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: William Edouard Scott Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Kai Parker, Harsh Archival Processing Project
Supervised by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

Biographical Note

William Edouard Scott, 1884-1964
William Edouard Scott, a pre-eminent African American muralist, portraitist and illustrator in the half-century before the civil rights revolution, was born to Caroline Russell Scott and Edward Miles Scott on March 11, 1884 in Indianapolis. Showing precocious talent in drawing at Indianapolis’s Manual Training High School, Scott enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1909. From 1909 until the eve of World War I, Scott spent much of his time abroad in Paris, where he was mentored by Henry Ossawa Tanner and trained at Paris art schools such as the Academie Julian and the Academie Colarossi. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Tanner’s influence helped spur Scott’s interest in depicting biblical scenes, as well as his skepticism for modernist forms such as cubism and later the Egyptocentric silhouettes of Harlem Renaissance illustrator Aaron Douglass. When he was in the United States, Scott painted murals for schools and other local institutions in the Midwest, particularly in Indianapolis and Chicago. One Scott school mural dedication ceremony that attracted press attention included a musical performance by fellow Indianapolis native Noble Sissle, future co-composer of the epochal black musical Shuffle Along (1921).

Scott returned to live in Chicago permanently in 1914. In 1918, he designed the cover art for the November and Christmas 1918 issues of the NAACP journal The Crisis , edited by W.E.B. Du Bois. The covers reflected the two great issues in the black discourse of the day: the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to Northern and Southern cities, and African American involvement in The Great War. At the same time, other compositions of Scott’s venerated the South-based manual labor and technical training ideology of Booker T. Washington. In 1922, Scott married Esther Fulks, a social worker from Charleston, W.Va.

As the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s gathered momentum, so did Scott’s reputation. His work was included in some of the Harlem Renaissance’s most important exhibitions, such as the 1927 Negro in Art Week show, the first all-black exhibition of visual art in the United States, and the 1933 Exhibition of the Productions of Negro Artists. In 1928, Scott won a Harmon Foundation Medal, one of the most prestigious awards for “New Negro” cultural workers.

In 1931, a year after the birth of his only child, daughter Joan Edaire Scott, William Edouard Scott received a Rosenwald Fellowship to travel to Haiti to paint. Scott’s Haiti paintings did not focus on the island’s illustrious revolutionary history that captivated so many black artists of the period, such as Jacob Lawrence. However, the evocation of the day-to-day life of Haiti’s black peasantry in works such as Scott’s “Haitian Fishermen” helped inspire a widespread artistic turn away from racial uplift and the politics of respectability.  Scott, along with other Chicago Renaissance artists, turned toward black working class and folk subject matter; the trend resonated widely among black artists in Haiti and elsewhere in the African diaspora. In 1936, Scott received the National Honneure et Merite from Haiti’s president, Stenio Vincent, for his work.

As the Great Depression deepened, spurring Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to subsidize artists, Scott painted murals in parks throughout Chicago under the auspices of the Illinois Federal Art Project. He was also involved in organizing and maintaining Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center, a central hub of black art and cultural politics in the 1940s, frequented by luminaries such as Richard Wright and Paul Robeson, as well as by unsung Bronzeville artists.

At the behest of black social scientist Horace Cayton, co-author of Black Metropolis , Scott elaborated on his long-held interest in historical subjects by painting a series of murals and portraits that together recapitulated the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience from the Revolutionary War era through the Great Migration for Chicago’s 1940 American Negro Exposition. In 1943 his anonymous composition of Frederick Douglass’s appeal to Abraham Lincoln, calling for enrollment of African Americans in the Union Army, was selected as one of seven murals to adorn the new Office of the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D.C.

Scott devoted much time to black education. Embarking on a lecture tour through West Virginia high schools in 1939, Scott stressed the imperative for young black artists (and blacks in general) to remain steadfast and ambitious in the face of racism. In spring 1949, he helped organize and participated in an exhibition of artwork created by black students at Bradley University, including his daughter, Joan Scott. That summer he accepted a summer faculty appointment at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. Scott’s mural for the Chicago Catholic Youth Organization depicted black and white athletes training together.

As his renown grew, Scott was featured in publications such as Color , the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Defender , sometimes being hailed as the foremost Negro artist in America. These features often portrayed Scott, with his small, successful nuclear family, as a paragon of the morals and accomplishments of the post-World War II black middle class.

In 1955, Scott fulfilled a long-held desire to travel to Mexico to paint. Mexico had been an inspiration for African American artists for decades; by the early ’50s it was also haven for artists with leftist affiliations fleeing McCarthyism. However, he had to cut the trip short due to health problems. In May 1960, against the backdrop of the rising sit-in movement, Scott presented one of his last major murals, “The Negro in Democracy,” at the South Side Community Art Center. He also remained active at Chicago’s St. Edmund Episcopal Church. William Edouard Scott died on May 15, 1964, at the age of 84, survived by his wife, Esther Fulkes Scott, and daughter, Joan Scott Wallace.

Bibliography

  • Cederholm, Theresa. Afro-American Artists: A Bio-Bibliographical Directory . Boston Public Library, 1973.
  • Hardman, Della Brown. “William Edouard Scott Remembered: Lessons from a Remarkable Life.” doctoral diss., Kent State University, 1994.
  • Meyerowitz, Lisa. “The Negro in Art Week: Defining the ‘New Negro’ Through Art Exhibition. ” African American Review , v. 31, n. 1 (Spring, 1997), p. 75-89.
  • Patton, Sharon F.   African-American Art . Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Perry, Richard B. “The Paintings of William Edouard Scott.” American Art Review, v. 19, n. 2 (March-April 2007).
  • Thompson, Krista A. “Preoccupied with Haiti: The Dream of Diaspora in African American Art, 1915-1942.” American Art , v. 21, n. 3 (Fall 2007), p. 74-97.

Scope and Content Note

The William Edouard Scott Papers are organized into six series: Biography, Correspondence, Clippings and Serials, Photographs, Oversized Photographs and Memorabilia. Related collections at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection include the William McBride Papers, the Susan Cayton Woodson Papers, the Chester Commodore Papers, the Frances Minor Papers and the St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Archives. Related collections elsewhere include the Julius Rosenwald Fund Archives at the John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Fisk University, which contain correspondence related to Scott’s Rosenwald-funded work in Haiti.

Series 1: Biography, 1900-2007
This series contains materials related to Scott’s career, materials written about W.E. Scott and materials related to Scott’s family members.  Of particular interest are program booklets from several of the most important exhibitions of African American art from the Harlem Renaissance to the civil rights movement, such as the 1933 Exhibition of the Productions of Negro Artists and the 1940 American Negro Exposition, which shed light on “New Negro” artistic ideology.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1846-1962
This series contains letters written by, but primarily to, W.E. Scott, arranged alphabetically by the last name of Scott’s correspondent. Of note is a letter from Horace Cayton to Scott detailing Cayton’s plans for the presentation of black art and history at the American Negro Exposition, and correspondence to Scott from the Office of the President of Haiti.  The latter document provides insight into Afro-diasporic relationships across the Black Atlantic. The series also contains Scott’s letter to his wife hinting at his  flirtation with passing for white aboard a Jim Crow railway car in Florida.

Series 3: Clippings and Serials, 1903-1996
This series contains clippings of articles featuring Scott from newspapers and journals. It also contains a copy of the winter 1996 issue of Previews: A Publication for Members of the Indianapolis Museum of Art featuring William Edouard Scott. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series 4: Photographs, ca. 1900-1964
This series is organized into four categories: photographs of W.E. Scott with family members, photographs of non-family members that were in Scott’s possession, photographs of W.E. Scott with his paintings and photographs of his paintings by themselves. Unlike his contemporary black luminaries such as Jacob Lawrence and Archibald Motley, Scott was in many ways a local artist: his murals are installation pieces and many of his works are in private homes and collections. Thus the photographs in this collection may be helpful in getting to know the majority of Scott’s work in houses, churches, schools and other buildings across the Midwest. All of Scott’s major styles and subject matter are well represented. This series also contains photos of most of his paintings for the 1940 American Negro Exposition.

Series 5: Oversized Photographs, 1937-1949
This series contains oversized photographs.

Series 6: Memorabilia, 1938-1964
This series contains other oversized materials, mainly objects that Scott prized as souvenirs. Also included are materials that did not fit squarely into other categories. Of particular note is a complete issue of Color magazine from 1947 with a feature on Scott.

Container List

Series 1: Biography
Box 1 Folder 1 Biography, Report Card, Manual Training High School, Indianapolis, IN, 6/1900
Box 1 Folder 2 Biography, Report Card, Manual Training High School, Indianapolis, IN, 6/1903
Box 1 Folder 3 Biography, Award for Excellence in Composition, Art Institute of Chicago, 6/19/1908
Box 1 Folder 4 Biography, Ship Passenger List, New York to Havre, 6/12/1913
Box 1 Folder 5 Biography, Steamship Ticket (Port-au-Prince, Haiti to New York), 1/26/1932
Box 1 Folder 6 Biography, Indiana Society of Chicago Application for Membership, 1938
Box 1 Folder 7 Biography, Certificate of Social Insurance Award, 4/26/1956
Box 1 Folder 8 Biography, Ho-gar Builders Contract for Improvements on the Scotts’ home (6030 Eberhardt), 12/5/1951
Box 1 Folder 9 Biography, Membership Cards (various dates), photocopies
Box 1 Folder 10 Biography, School No. 28 Mural Unveiling Program, Indianapolis, IN, 2/7/1913
Box 1 Folder 11 Biography, The Negro in Art Week booklet, Chicago Women’s Club, Chicago, 11/16/1927
Box 1 Folder 12 Biography, Exposition de Travaux de Peinture de l’Artiste William Ed. Scott, Haiti, 11/21-28/1931
Box 1 Folder 13 Biography, Price List for Exhibition of Haiti paintings, ca. 1932
Box 1 Folder 14 Biography, Price List, “Sketches and Portraits,” ca. 1932
Box 1 Folder 15 Biography, Exhibition of the Productions of Negro Artists booklet, Harmon Foundation, New York, NY, 2/20-3/4/1933
Box 1 Folder 16 Biography, An Exhibition of the Productions of Negro Artists promotional card, Harmon Foundation, New York, NY, 2/20-3/4/1933
Box 1 Folder 17 Biography, Public Works of Art Project Instructions, 1930s
Box 1 Folder 18 Biography, Contract with Providence Baptist Church, 9/9/1940
Box 1 Folder 19 Biography, American Negro Exposition Program and Guide Book, Chicago, 7/4-9/2/1940
Box 1 Folder 20 Biography, Emerson St. YMCA Mural Dedication program, Evanston, IL, 5/4/1941
Box 1 Folder 21 Biography, Statement of Earnings from Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Chicago, 7/31/1942
Box 1 Folder 22 Biography, Recorder of Deeds Mural Competition Instructions, 1942-1943
Box 1 Folder 23 Biography, Contract for Recorder of Deeds Building Mural, Washington, D.C., 7/19/1943
Box 1 Folder 24 Biography, Public Voucher for Work on Recorder of Deeds Mural, Washington, D.C., 8/6/1943
Box 1 Folder 25 Biography, Deposit slip for two murals in WAC Barracks Day Room, Gardiner General Hospital, Chicago, 9/11/1943 or 9/11/1944
Box 1 Folder 26 Biography, Public Voucher for Work on Recorder of Deeds painting, Washington, D.C., 1/11/1944
Box 1 Folder 27 Biography, Invoice for Portraits, July-August/1944
Box 1 Folder 28 Biography, Public Works Administration Payment Estimate for 8/1/1945-2/28/1946
Box 1 Folder 29 Biography, Meharry Medical School Mural Dedication, Nashville, TN, ca. 1948
Box 1 Folder 30 Biography, Program, Carver Center Art Exhibition, Peoria, IL, 5/15-30/1949
Box 1 Folder 31 Biography, Invoice for Frames, 7/28/1949
Box 1 Folder 32 Biography, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College Faculty Processional Line-Up, 8/9/1949
Box 1 Folder 33 Biography, Program, Daniel Hale Williams School Dedication, Chicago, 5/16/1952
Box 1 Folder 34 Biography, “The Negro in Democracy” Mural Dedication Program, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, 5/22/1960
Box 1 Folder 35 Biography, Art Exhibition of the Century of Negro Progress Exposition Guide Book, 8/16-9/2/1963
Box 1 Folder 36 Biography, Questionnaire/Select List of Awards, Sales and Exhibitions, ca. 1936
Box 1 Folder 37 Biography, “William Edouard Scott, Painter,” by Francis C. Holbrook, The Southern Workman , 2/1924
Box 1 Folder 38 Biography of William Edouard Scott, Who’s Who in the Midwest , volume 8, 1963-1964, 4/10/1963
Box 1 Folder 39 Biography, Obituaries, including from the Chicago Defender , Chicago Sun-Times , Chicago Tribune and Indianapolis Star , 5/17-19/1964
Box 1 Folder 40 Biography, “William Edouard Scott: An Artist of the Negro Renaissance,” Scott exhibition, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 1/13-2/1/1970
Box 1 Folder 41 Biography, A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans booklet, Indianapolis, IN, 2/25-4/21/1996
Box 1 Folder 42 Biography, “The Paintings of William Edouard Scott,” by Rachel Berenson Perry, American Art Review , Volume XIX No. 2, 2007
Box 1 Folder 43 Biography, Review of W.E. Scott’s Haiti paintings (fragment), [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 44 Biography, Caroline Russell Scott, Certified Copy of Record of Death, 2/3/1954 (died 7/24/1920)
Box 1 Folder 45 Biography, Edna Scott, Receipt for Insurance Policy Surrendered with Proofs of Death, 2/3/1954
Box 1 Folder 46 Biography, Edna Scott, Father’s Day Card to W.E. Scott, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 47 Biography, Edna Scott, List of Gifts given to Edna Scott (?), [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 48 Biography, Edward M. Scott and Caroline Russell, Indiana Marriage License, 1878
Box 1 Folder 49 Biography, Esther Scott, Minutes, Welfare Committee of Randall House Board of Directors, 10/15/1951
Box 1 Folder 50 Biography, Esther Scott, Salary Graduations, 1/7/1953
Box 1 Folder 51 Biography, Esther Scott, Probation Officer Evaluation Form, 5/30/1953
Box 1 Folder 52 Biography, Esther Scott, “Remarks” on job performance, ca. 1953
Box 1 Folder 53 Biography, Esther Scott, savings deposit, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 54 Biography, Obituary for Edward Miles Scott, W.E. Scott’s father, 4-5/1938
Box 1 Folder 55 Biography, Obituary for Edna A. Scott, sister of W.E. Scott, 1954
Box 1 Folder 56 Biography, “New Yield at Agriculture,” Profile of W.E. Scott’s daughter, Joan S. Wallace, Black Enterprise , 11/1979
Box 1 Folder 57 Biography, “Joan S. Wallace,” Essence , 11/1979
Series 2: Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 1 Correspondence, The Atlanta Constitution Editorial Staff to W.E. Scott, 1/5/1918
Box 2 Folder 2 Correspondence, D.V. Auld to W.E. Scott, 8/13/1943
Box 2 Folder 3 Correspondence, D.V. Auld to W.E. Scott, 1/11/1944
Box 2 Folder 4 Correspondence, Bradley University to W.E. Scott, 4/26/1949
Box 2 Folder 5 Correspondence, Bradley University or Carver Community Center to W.E. Scott, 5/27/1949
Box 2 Folder 6 Correspondence, Evelyn S. Brown to W.E. Scott, 3/16/1933
Box 2 Folder 7 Correspondence, V.K. Brown to W.E. Scott, 7/15/1937
Box 2 Folder 8 Correspondence, Horace R. Cayton to W.E. Scott and Erik Lindgren, 4/12/1940
Box 2 Folder 9 Correspondence, M. Lucet Chevard(?) to W.E. Scott, 7/12/1912
Box 2 Folder 10 Correspondence, Chester W. Cleveland to W.E. Scott, 11/15/1938
Box 2 Folder 11 Correspondence, Henry K. Kraft to W.E. Scott, 3/31/1933
Box 2 Folder 12 Correspondence, Emily(?) C. Dean to Esther and W.E. Scott, 3/14/1962
Box 2 Folder 13 Correspondence, L.H. Doret to W.E. Scott, 12/7/1931
Box 2 Folder 14 Correspondence, Amilcar Duval to W.E. Scott, 4/26/1935
Box 2 Folder 15 Correspondence, H. Manning Efferson to W.E. Scott, 8/13/1949
Box 2 Folder 16 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to H. Manning Efferson, 8/13/1949 (includes Florida A&M College Graduation Calendar/Services Information)
Box 2 Folder 17 Correspondence, H. Manning Efferson to W.E. Scott, 8/18/1949 (includes letter from C.L. Spellman, 8/11/1949)
Box 2 Folder 18 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Rev. William Gray (Church of the Good Shepherd), [n.d.]
Box 2 Folder 19 Correspondence, William H. Gray to W.E. Scott, 5/27/1949
Box 2 Folder 20 Correspondence, W. Burke Harmon to W.E. Scott, 5/16/1933
Box 2 Folder 21 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Henry Harper, 5/16/1949
Box 2 Folder 22 Correspondence, George E. Haynes to W.E. Scott, 1/6/1928
Box 2 Folder 23 Correspondence, C.F. Hopson to W.E. Scott, 7/28/1944
Box 2 Folder 24 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to C.F. Hopson, late July-early August 1944
Box 2 Folder 25 Correspondence, James Hudson to W.E. Scott, 4/17/1949
Box 2 Folder 26 Correspondence, Indiana State Board of Health w/ W.E. Scott, 10/6-10/17/1942
Box 2 Folder 27 Correspondence, Matilde Kelly to W.E. Scott, 9/28/1948
Box 2 Folder 28 Correspondence, Matilde Kelly to W.E. Scott, 10/5/1948
Box 2 Folder 29 Correspondence, Matilde Kelly to W.E. Scott, 1/12/1949
Box 2 Folder 30 Correspondence, T.B. Kemner to W.E. Scott, 2/15/1947
Box 2 Folder 31 Correspondence, The Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre to Members, 9/15/1948
Box 2 Folder 32 Correspondence, Virginia J. Kish to W.E. Scott, 4/11/1960
Box 2 Folder 33 Correspondence, V. Laloux to W.E. Scott, 1912
Box 2 Folder 34 Correspondence, E.H. Kemper McComb to W.E. Scott, 1/8/1947
Box 2 Folder 35 Correspondence, John E. Meegan to W.E. Scott, 10/28/1952
Box 2 Folder 36 Correspondence, Irvin C. Mollison to W.E. Scott, 1/9/1953
Box 2 Folder 37 Correspondence, Irvin C. Mollison to W.E. Scott, 5/12/1955
Box 2 Folder 38 Correspondence, Irvin C. Mollison to W.E. Scott, 9/27/1957
Box 2 Folder 39 Correspondence, Irvin C. Mollison to W.E. Scott, 1/20/1959
Box 2 Folder 40 Correspondence, Theo J. Morgan to W.E. Scott, 8/18/1931
Box 2 Folder 41 Correspondence, John J. Mallowney to W.E. Scott, 5/20/1938
Box 2 Folder 42 Correspondence, Patrick B. Prescott, Jr. to W.E. Scott, 10/10/1943
Box 2 Folder 43 Correspondence, Office of the President of Haiti to W.E. Scott, 9/29/1931
Box 2 Folder 44 Correspondence, Office of the President of Haiti to W.E. Scott, 1932
Box 2 Folder 45 Correspondence, C. Jack Przybylinski to W.E. Scott, 11/4/1960
Box 2 Folder 46 Correspondence, F.B. Ransom to W.E. Scott, 12/12/1946
Box 2 Folder 47 Correspondence, Increase Robinson to W.E. Scott, 12/23/1933
Box 2 Folder 48 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 4/5/1943
Box 2 Folder 49 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 4/14/1943
Box 2 Folder 50 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 6/26/1943
Box 2 Folder 51 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 6/1/1943
Box 2 Folder 52 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 6/17/1943
Box 2 Folder 53 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Edward B. Rowan, 6/26/1943
Box 2 Folder 54 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 7/1/1943
Box 2 Folder 55 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 7/27/1943
Box 2 Folder 56 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 7/28/1943
Box 2 Folder 57 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 10/1/1943
Box 2 Folder 58 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 12/3/1943
Box 2 Folder 59 Correspondence, Edward B. Rowan to W.E. Scott, 12/9/1943
Box 2 Folder 60 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Caroline Russell Scott, 8/4/1912
Box 2 Folder 61 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Esther Scott, 3/21/1931
Box 2 Folder 62 Correspondence, W.E. Scott to Esther Scott, 7/4/1949
Box 2 Folder 63 Correspondence, Poem, Esther Scott to W.E. Scott, [n.d.]
Box 2 Folder 64 Correspondence, Poem, Esther Scott to W.E. Scott, [n.d.]
Box 2 Folder 65 Correspondence, Joan Scott to W.E. Scott, 3/10/1954
Box 2 Folder 66 Correspondence, Joan Scott to W.E. Scott, [n.d.]
Box 2 Folder 67 Correspondence, W.E. Scott and/or Esther Scott to Joan Scott, [n.d.]
Box 2 Folder 68 Correspondence, L.H. Shanholtzer to W.E. Scott, 8/6/1943
Box 2 Folder 69 Correspondence, Patsie S. Sloan to W.E. Scott, 5/15/1951
Box 2 Folder 70 Correspondence, C.L. Spellman to W.E. Scott, Ruth Hodges and Joseph Mack, 7/13/1949
Box 2 Folder 71 Correspondence, William J. Thompkins to W.E. Scott, ca. early October 1941
Box 2 Folder 72 Correspondence, William J. Thompkins to W.E. Scott, 10/22/1941
Box 2 Folder 73 Correspondence, G.M. Thornett to W.E. Scott, 6/12/1943
Box 2 Folder 74 Correspondence, G.M. Thornett to W.E. Scott, 6/26/1943
Box 2 Folder 74 Correspondence, Lawrence (?) to W.E. Scott, 4/8/1940
Box 2 Folder 75 Correspondence, Angie M. Turner to W.E. Scott, 6/6/1939
Box 2 Folder 76 Correspondence, Charles B. Vincent to W.E. Scott, 7/10/1936
Box 2 Folder 77 Correspondence, R.H. West to Edward M. Scott (should be W.E. Scott), 2/11/1954
Box 2 Folder 78 Correspondence, Queenie J. Williams to W.E. Scott, 6/25/1939
Box 2 Folder 79 Correspondence, Harry Wood to W.E. Scott, 4/14/1949
Box 2 Folder 80 Correspondence, Harry E. Wood to W.E. Scott, 4/18/1949
Box 2 Folder 81 Correspondence, YMCA Indianapolis to W.E. Scott, 5/16/1930
Box 2 Folder 82 Correspondence, Other, D.V. Auld to Edward B. Rowan, 7/27/1943
Box 2 Folder 83 Correspondence, Other, William H. Gray to I.J.K. Wells, 3/12/1949
Box 2 Folder 84 Correspondence, Other, John Hines, William J. McCleod, etc. to Anne Russell (W.E. Scott’s grandmother), 3/13/1846
Box 2 Folder 85 Correspondence, Other, W.C. Hueston to I.J.K. Wells, 9/28/1948
Box 2 Folder 86 Correspondence, Other, Joseph Ishikawa to Joan Wallace, 9/8/1969
Box 2 Folder 87 Correspondence, Other, Irvin C. Mollison to Esther Scott, 9/15/1960
Box 2 Folder 88 Correspondence, Other, Pauline K. Reed to Esther Scott, 3/20/1941,
Box 2 Folder 89 Correspondence, Other, J.A. Sutcliffe to Indiana National Bank, 5/16/1931
Box 2 Folder 90 Correspondence, Other, Richard P. Trenbeth to Esther Scott, 9/4/1964
Box 2 Folder 91 Correspondence, Other, I.J.K. Wells to Esther Scott, 10/14/1948
Box 2 Folder 92 Correspondence, Other, Olive B. White to Esther Scott, 11/10/1948
Series 3: Clippings and Serials
Box 3 Folder 1 Clippings, “Get Education in Art,” [n.p.], 9/12/1903
Box 3 Folder 2 Clippings, “Colored Man Will Study Abroad,” Indianapolis Star , 7/12/1909
Box 3 Folder 3 Clippings, “’Commerce,’ Painting by Young Negro Artist, Who Leaves Chicago for Paris,” Chicago Record-Herald , 7/16/1909
Box 3 Folder 4 Clippings, “Colored Artist Home from Study in Paris,” Indianapolis News , 11/19/1910
Box 3 Folder 5 Clippings, “Colored Artist Home from Study in Paris,” Indianapolis Star , 11/14/1912
Box 3 Folder 6 Clippings, “Artist of Indian and Negro Extraction Attracts Attention with His Pictures,” Indianapolis Star , 11/17/1912
Box 3 Folder 7 Clippings, “Mural Painting Dedicated,” Indianapolis Star , 2/8/1913
Box 3 Folder 8 Clippings, “Men of the Month: A Young Artist,” The Crisis , 3/8/1913
Box 3 Folder 9 Clippings, “School Mural is Dedicated,” Indianapolis Star , 3/8/1913
Box 3 Folder 10 Clippings, “Wall Decoration Used in Schools,” Indianapolis Star , 3/9/1913
Box 3 Folder 11 Clippings, “Local Artist Wins Honor Abroad,” Indianapolis Star , 10/2/1913
Box 3 Folder 12 Clippings, “Colored Artist Home from Study in France,” Indianapolis News , 4/16/1914
Box 3 Folder 13 Clippings, “William Scott’s Exhibition,” Indianapolis News , 5/2/1914
Box 3 Folder 14 Clippings, “Works of William E. Scott, Colored Artist, Show Unusual Development,” Indianapolis News , 5/3/1914
Box 3 Folder 15 Clippings, “Colored Artist to Study Negro,” Indianapolis News , 1/16/1915
Box 3 Folder 16 Clippings, “Decorates Burdsal City Hospital Wing,” Indianapolis News , 10/31/1915
Box 3 Folder 17 Clippings, “William E. Scott” (photo and caption), Opportunity , 8/1926
Box 3 Folder 18 Clippings, “Local Artist Given Place in Who’s Who,” ca. 1927, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 19 Clippings, “Scott’s Picture Attracts Crowd at Field’s Salon,” Chicago Defender , 2/11/1928
Box 3 Folder 20 Clippings, “Harmon Foundation,” The Crisis , 2/1928
Box 3 Folder 21 Clippings, “Harmon Award Presented to 3 Chicagoans,” 1928, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 22 Clippings, “Charming Subject of Artist’s Sketch” and “Field Displays Scott Portraits,” 1928, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 23 Clippings, R.A. Lennon, “Etchings by Many Artists at Field’s,” 1928, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 24 Clippings, Vernon L. Anderson, “Work of Negro Artists at Exhibit at Y.M.C.A.,” ca. 1928, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 25 Clippings, “Along the Color Line,” The Crisis , 6/1929
Box 3 Folder 26 Clippings, On “Golden Brown Beauty of America” Contest, ca. 1920s, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 27 Clippings, “W.E. Scott Given Art Study Award,” Indianapolis Star , 3/22/1931
Box 3 Folder 28 Clippings, Lucille E. Morehouse, “Pictures by American Negroes at Herron Highly Lauded,” Indianapolis (?), 9/18/1931
Box 3 Folder 29 Clippings, “Exhibit Here Shows Negro Artist’s Work,” 1931, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 30 Clippings, “Rosenwald ‘Fellow’ Will Study Abroad; Name in ‘Who’s Who’,” 1931, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 31 Clippings, Leila Mechlin, “Of Art and Artists,” The Sunday Star , Washington, D.C., 5/22/1932
Box 3 Folder 32 Clippings, Article on W.E. Scott in Haiti, 1932, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 33 Clippings, “Negroes Contribute to Art of Present,” ca. 1933, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 34 Clippings, “Harmon Foundation Announces Awards to Negro Artists,” ca. 1933, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 35 Clippings, title unknown (sub-heading: “Winner of Harmon Medal”), ca. 1933, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 36 Clippings, “Chicago Negro Wins Fame as Artist” and “Lincoln Picture to Be Hung in Juvenile Court,” Chicago Daily News , ca. 1933
Box 3 Folder 37 Clippings, “The Cross of Calvary,” Chicago Defender , 5/12/1934
Box 3 Folder 38 Clippings, Edgar T. Rouzeau, “Compete With White Artists, Advises Wm. Edouard Scott, Who Has Done So,” ca. 1934, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 39 Clippings, “William E. Scott Gets Haitian Honor Award,” Chicago Defender , 7/18/1936
Box 3 Folder 40 Clippings, “Artists Reveal Talent…”, Chicago Defender , 3/26/1938
Box 3 Folder 41 Clippings, “Renowned Negro Artist to Come,” The West Virginian , 11/14/1938
Box 3 Folder 42 Clippings, “Noted Artist to Tour W. Va High Schools,” Chicago Defender , 11/19/1938
Box 3 Folder 43 Clippings, “To Paint Mountaineers,” 4/1/1939
Box 3 Folder 44 Clippings, “William Edouard Scott,” Negro History Bulletin, 4/1/1939
Box 3 Folder 45 Clippings, “Chicago Active in Effort to Establish Community Arts Center,” Chicago Defender , 5/20/1939
Box 3 Folder 46 Clippings, “Little Known Murals in City Hospital Among Finest in State,” Indianapolis Sun , 1/7/1940
Box 3 Folder 47 Clippings, Eleanor Jewett, “Art Projects of WPA Hit as Propaganda,” Chicago Tribune , 8/4/1940
Box 3 Folder 48 Clippings, “Trent Portrait to Be Hung,” The Charleston Gazette , ca. 1941
Box 3 Folder 49 Clippings, Press Release, “Competition for the Mural Decoration of the Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C.” 4/7/1943
Box 3 Folder 50 Clippings, “W.E. Scott Wins Award for Mural,” 4/21/1943, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 51 Clippings, “W.E. Scott Wins Award for Mural,” 4/1943, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 52 Clippings, “W.E. Scott, Artist, Wins National Mural Contest,” 4/1943, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 53 Clippings, “Chicago Artist Winning Lincoln…”, 4/1943, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 54 Clippings, “Fort Huachuca Gets Recreation Center,” ca. 1943, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 55 Clippings, “Eight Murals Decorate Ft. Huachuca USO Center,” Chicago Bee , ca. 1943
Box 3 Folder 56 Clippings, “The W.E. Scotts at Home,” ca. 1945, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 57 Clippings, “Mural at Meharry,” ca. 1948, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 58 Clippings, “Noted Painter of Murals and Haitian Scenes to Hold Exhibit at Library,” Chicago Tribune , 3/27/1949
Box 3 Folder 59 Clippings, “The 100 Negroes Who Do Most to Build Chicago,” Color , 5/1949
Box 3 Folder 60 Clippings, “Canadian Queen Visits U.S.A.,” Color , 9/1949
Box 3 Folder 61 Clippings, “Model Unveiling,” Chicago Defender , 9/22/1951
Box 3 Folder 62 Clippings, Photograph, with caption, of Oscar DePriest Bust Unveiling, 1951, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 63 Clippings, “Chicago Girl Bradley University Honor Grad,” 1952, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 64 Clippings, “Joan Scott, Daughter of Artist, Weds J. Wallace at St. Edmund’s,” Courier , 7/17/1954
Box 3 Folder 65 Clippings, “Loss of a Leg Doesn’t Stop Negro Artist,” Chicago Daily Tribune , 4/30/1960
Box 3 Folder 66 Clippings, “Dedication of the W. Edouard Scott Painting, ‘The Negro in Democracy,’…”, Chicago Daily Defender , 5/25/1960
Box 3 Folder 67 Clippings, “Memory Strengthened,” 1960, [n.p.]
Box 3 Folder 68 Clippings, (Joan S. Wallace with her portrait by W.E. Scott), Beloit Daily News , 1/19/1970
Box 3 Folder 69 Serials, Previews: A Publication for Members of the Indianapolis Museum of Art , winter 1996
Series 4: Photographs
Box 4 1 W.E. Scott, ca. 1910
Box 4 2 W.E. Scott, France, 1910-1914
Box 4 3 W.E. Scott, ca. 1915
Box 4 4 W.E. Scott, costume party, ca. 1915
Box 4 5 Edward Scott and Caroline Russell Scott, 1910s
Box 4 6 W.E. Scott, Detroit, 1923. Photo by R.D. Jones
Box 4 7 W.E. Scott, Christmas, 1923
Box 4 8 W.E. Scott, ca. 1927
Box 4 9 Esther Scott and Joan Scott, 1931
Box 4 10 Esther Scott and Joan Scott, apartment on Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago, ca. 1931
Box 4 11 Edna Scott, Joan Scott and Edward Scott, early 1930s
Box 4 12 W.E. Scott and Joan Scott, 1934
Box 4 13 Esther Scott, W.E. Scott and Joan Scott, 1934
Box 4 14 W.E. Scott and Joan Scott, ca. 1934
Box 4 15 Joan Scott, Edward Scott, Esther Scott and Edna Scott, ca. 1936
Box 4 16 Edward Scott on his 81st birthday, Indianapolis, IN, 10/8/1937
Box 4 17 W.E. Scott, 1938. Photo by Madsen’s, Chicago
Box 4 18 Esther Scott, Joan Scott, unknown, ca. late 1930s
Box 4 19 Edna Scott, 1930s
Box 4 20 Edna Scott, Edward Scott (others unknown), 1930s
Box 4 21 Joan Scott, Esther Scott and W.E. Scott, 6030 Eberhardt, Chicago, 1947. Photo by Myron Davis
Box 4 22 Esther Scott, Joan Scott, and W.E. Scott, in backyard at 6030 Eberhardt, Chicago, 1947. Photo by Myron Davis
Box 4 23 W.E. Scott and Mrs. Mattie Campbell, Charleston, WV, ca. 1950
Box 4 24 Joan Scott, graduation day, Bradley University, 1952
Box 4 25 Joan Scott, Bess Perkins, Grace Carr, Social Service Guild, High Tea, St. Edmund’s, ca. 1952
Box 4 26 Social Service Guild, High Tea, St. Edmund’s, ca. 1952
Box 4 27 Tom and Gladys Mitchell, Esther and W.E. Scott, Juanita Nelson and unidentified person, Charleston, WV, ca. 1952
Box 4 28 Virginia Dare Dilmer (Joan Scott’s maternal great-aunt), Joan Scott and James Dilmer (Joan Scott’s maternal great-uncle), ca. 1953
Box 4 29 W.E. Scott and Joan Scott, 6/12/1954
Box 4 30 Edna Scott’s Funeral, 1954
Box 4 31 W.E. Scott and Esther Scott, ca. 1954
Box 4 32 W.E. Scott, 6030 Eberhardt, 1955
Box 4 33 W.E. Scott, 6030 Eberhardt, 1955
Box 4 34 W.E. Scott, ca. 1955
Box 4 35 W.E. Scott (others unknown), ca. 1955
Box 4 36 W.E. Scott and Esther Scott, ca. 1955
Box 4 37 W.E. Scott, Esther Scott and Beatrice King (seated far left), ca. 1955
Box 4 38 Esther Scott and W.E. Scott, ca. 1955
Box 4 39 W.E. Scott, ca. 1955
Box 4 40 W.E. Scott, ca. 1955
Box 4 41 W.E. Scott, Mexico, ca. 1955
Box 4 42 W.E. Scott, ca. 9/8/1956
Box 4 43 W.E. Scott, ca. 1956
Box 4 44 W.E. Scott, birthday, in hospital, ca. 1960. Photo by Wilbur Home
Box 4 45 Esther F. Scott receiving award for “Staff of Family Court,” Chicago, 2/27/1960. Photo by Al Chiefari
Box 4 46 W.E. Scott’s funeral, pallbearers: John Gamer, Jack Clark, Don Robbins, J.C. Wade and Jack Logan, 5/20/1964
Box 4 47 W.E. Scott’s funeral, St. Anselm Church 5/20/1964
Box 4 48 Outside St. Anselm Church, funeral of W.E. Scott, 5/20/1964
Box 4 49 Outside St. Anselm Church, funeral of W.E. Scott, 5/20/1964
Box 4 50 W.E. Scott’s mother Caroline Russell Scott, [n.d.]
Box 5 51 Anne Russell (?) (W.E. Scott’s grandmother), [n.d.]
Box 5 52 Caroline Russell Scott?, [n.d.]
Box 5 54 Caroline Russell Scott, [n.d.]
Box 5 55 Edna Scott, [n.d.]
Box 5 56 Edna Scott?, [n.d.]
Box 5 57 Edward Scott, [n.d.]
Box 5 58 Edward Scott?, [n.d.]
Box 5 59 W.E. Scott’s home at 6030 Eberhardt, [n.d.]
Box 5 60 Colored soldiers posing with children, Indianapolis, IN, ca. 1900. Photo by J.E. Reed
Box 5 61 France, ca. 1910-1914?
Box 5 62 Haiti, 1931-1933? Photo probably by W.E. Scott
Box 5 63 Haiti, 1931-1933? Photo probably by W.E. Scott
Box 5 64 Fishing boats, Haiti. Photo by W.E. Scott, 1931-1933
Box 5 65 Joseph Jeremie, ca. 1931
Box 5 66 Joseph Jeremie, ca. 1931
Box 5 67 Violette N. Anderson, first black woman admitted to the  U.S. Supreme Court Practice, painted by W.E. Scott, 1939
Box 5 68 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dr. William J. Tompkins, groundbreaking for new Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 69 Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking for new Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 70 Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 71 William J. Tompkins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 72 Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 73 William J. Tompkins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 74 Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 75 Franklin D. Roosevelt, groundbreaking ceremony, Recorder of Deeds Building, Washington, D.C., 9/26/1940
Box 5 76 Hon. Lester Walton, ca. 1942
Box 5 77 African Bishop, [n.d.]
Box 5 78 Unidentified boy, [n.d.]
Box 5 79 Dr. Charles Johnson, president of Fisk University, [n.d.]
Box 5 80 James Weldon Johnson, secretary of the NAACP, 1920s
Box 5 81 Hon. Mary Norton, member of Congress, [n.d.]
Box 5 82 Harry S. Truman, [n.d.]
Box 5 83 Dr. I.J.K. Wells with a W.E. Scott painting, [n.d.]
Box 5 84 Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
Box 5 85 Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
Box 5 86 W.E. Scott painting “Flight From Egypt,” ca. 1927
Box 5 87 W.E. Scott working on “Journey to Calvary,” St. Paul’s Church, Gary, IN, 1947
Box 5 88 W.E. Scott with “Journey to Calvary,” St. Paul’s Church, Gary, IN, 1947
Box 5 89 W.E. Scott and Rebecca Young with “Freedom,” South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 90 W.E. Scott and Bishop Shields in front of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955 (with note by W.E. Scott on back of photo)
Box 5 91 Bishop Shields and W.E. Scott at unveiling of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 92 W.E. Scott and Bishop Shields at unveiling of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 93 W.E. Scott and Bishop Shields at unveiling of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 94 W.E. Scott at unveiling of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 95 Bishop Shields and W.E. Scott at unveiling of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) mural, St. Anselm, Chicago, 1955
Box 5 96 W.E. Scott unveiling two portraits, ca. 1955. Photo by Herb Wallace
Box 5 97 W.E. Scott with two portraits, ca. 1955. Photo by Herb Wallace
Box 5 98 W.E. Scott painting a portrait, ca. 1955
Box 5 99 W.E. Scott painting a portrait, ca. 1955
Box 5 100 “Shakespearean Festival, Ben Creet Players of London,” 1910-1914
Box 6 101 “La Misere,” 1913
Box 6 102 The Crisis cover painting, November 1918 issue
Box 6 103 “The Flight into Egypt,” The Crisis cover painting, Christmas 1918 issue
Box 6 104 “Calabash for Market,” 1931
Box 6 105 “Haitian Fishermen,” ca. 1931
Box 6 106 Haiti scene, 1931-1933
Box 6 107 Haitian woman with pipe, 1931-1933
Box 6 108 Haiti painting, 1931-1933
Box 6 109 Haiti boat scene, 1931-1933
Box 6 110 Mural, Federal Art Project, Stanford Park, Chicago, 10/19/1937
Box 6 111 Mural, Federal Art Project, Stanford Park, Chicago, 10/19/1937
Box 6 112 Mural, Federal Art Project, Stanford Park, Chicago, 10/19/1937
Box 6 113 Mural, Federal Art Project, Stanford Park and McKinley Park, Chicago, 11/22/1937
Box 6 114 Mural, Federal Art Project, Stanford Park and McKinley Park, Chicago, 11/23/1937
Box 6 115 Portrait of Charles S. Johnson, painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 116 Ku Klux Klan lynching freedman, painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 117 “Interruption,” Painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 118 “Old Church”? Painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 119 “One Way Out” (Painting of Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver), painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 120 “Negro Soldiers in the Army of the North,” American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 121 “Thanks for Freedom” (“Lincoln’s Conference with Freed Negroes”), American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 122 Joe Louis, Henry Armstrong and Jack Blackburn in the gymnasium, painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, IL, 1940
Box 6 123 “The Debate,” aka “Douglass at Quinn Chapel” (Frederick Douglass), painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 124 “Music at Lincoln Shrine” (Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial), painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 125 “Aid to Ethiopia,” painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 126 First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congresses of the United States, painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 127 “Lewis & Clark’s Expedition with York,” painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 128 “Ben Davis Graduates from West Point,” painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 129 Portrait of Phillis Wheatley, painting at American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 6 130 Mural of Recorder of Deeds groundbreaking ceremony, Washington, D.C., 1940-1943?
Box 6 131 [negative] Mural of Recorder of Deeds groundbreaking ceremony, Washington, D.C., 1940-1943?
Box 6 132 Meharry Medical School mural, 1948
Box 6 133 Portrait sketch of Lieutenant Harold W. Thatcher, ca. 1945
Box 6 134 Painting, Mexico, (?), 1955?
Box 6 135 Painting, Mexico, (?), 1955?
Box 6 136 Painting, American West, [n.d.]
Box 6 137 Painting, American West, [n.d.]
Box 6 138 Painting, Black laborers, [n.d.]
Box 6 139 Painting, George Washington at Valley Forge, [n.d.]
Box 6 140 Painting, John W. Davis, president, West Virginia State College, [n.d.]
Box 6 141 Painting, “The Lord Will Provide,” [n.d.]
Box 6 142 Painting, Native Americans, [n.d.]
Box 6 143 Unidentified painting, [n.d.]
Box 6 144 Painting by W.E. Scott on door of Pilgrim Baptist Church, [n.d.]
Box 6 145 Painting of women, [n.d.]
Box 6 146 Photograph of three Scott paintings on display at an exhibition: portrait of Ernest Everett Just, [n.d.], Haitian women, 1931? (composition similar to “First Communion, Port-au-Prince,”1931) and portrait of Charles Johnson, [n.d.]
Box 6 147 Photograph of four Scott paintings (unidentified) at an exhibition, [n.d.]
Box 6 148 Unidentified portrait, [n.d.]
Box 6 149 Unidentified portrait, [n.d.]
Box 6 150 Portrait of a woman, [n.d.]
Box 6 151 Portrait of Senator Thaddeus Stevens, [n.d.]
Box 6 152 Revolutionary War-era painting, [n.d.]
Box 6 153 Revolutionary War-era painting, [n.d.]
Box 6 154 Painting, West Virginia landscape, [n.d.]
Box 6 155 Painting, Western explorer/settler?, [n.d.]
Box 6 156 Painting, (White) boy with dog, [n.d.]
Box 6 157 White people (genre painting), [n.d.]
Series 5: Oversized Photographs
Box 7 1 Settlers in the American West, Federal Art Project, McKinley Park, Chicago, 10/22/1937
Box 7 2 Mural, Federal Art Project, Davis Square, Chicago, 12/6/1937
Box 7 3 “Negro soldiers in the Argonne Forest,” American Negro Exposition, Chicago, 1940
Box 7 4 “New Peace With Victory,” ca. 1942-1945
Box 7 5 Edward Miles Scott, [n.d.]
Box 7 6 Fireplace in the Scotts’ living room, 6030 Eberhardt, Chicago, [n.d.]
Box 7 7 Fireplace in the Scotts’ living room, 6030 Eberhardt, Chicago, [n.d.]
Box 7 8 Mural of the globe, [n.d.]
Box 7 9 Mural of the globe, [n.d.]
Box 7 10 W.E. Scott painting Esther Scott’s portrait, ca. 1947
Box 7 11 Clippings, “Noted Painter of Murals and Haitian Scenes to Hold Exhibit in Library,” Chicago Tribune , 3/27/1949
Box 7 12 Clippings, “Noted Painter of Murals and Haitian Scenes to Hold Exhibit in Library, Chicago Tribune , 3/27/1949
Box 7 13 Esther Scott at a dinner party, [n.d.]
Series 6: Memorabilia
Box 8 1 Memorabilia, Indiana Society of Chicago, List of Officers, 1938-1939
Box 8 2 Memorabilia, Envelopes, 1939-1952
Box 8 3 Memorabilia, Application for War Ration Book No. 3, ca. 6/1/1943
Box 8 4 Memorabilia, Promissory note, Municipal Construction Company, 10/20/1944
Box 8 5 Memorabilia, Envelope, W.E. Scott to Edna Scott, 8/25/1946
Box 8 6 Memorabilia, Board of Directors, Women’s Auxiliary 3rd Anniversary Open House of Randall House, 2103 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, 9/29/1946
Box 8 7 Memorabilia, List of items stolen from the Scotts’ home, 1/20/1948
Box 8 8 Memorabilia, Statement of payments to Municipal Construction Co., 11/1951
Box 8 9 Memorabilia, Bank loan, 10/7/1952
Box 8 10 Memorabilia, Statement of payments, 4/1954
Box 8 11 Memorabilia, Laminated color obituaries for W.E. Scott, ca. 5/18/1964
Box 8 12 Memorabilia, International Certificate of Vaccination, 5/17/1955
Box 8 13 Memorabilia, Notice of location of Edna Scott’s internment, 5/3/1957
Box 8 14 Memorabilia, Loan payment log by Esther Scott, 8/8/1957-7/7/1964
Box 8 15 Memorabilia, Business card of Rev. Maurice Dawkins, chairman, National Coalition for Fairness in Africa Policy (second husband of Joan Scott Wallace), [n.d.]
Box 8 16 Memorabilia, Easter card, W.E. Scott to Esther Scott, [n.d.]
Box 8 17 Memorabilia, Greeting card from Edward Scott, Edna A. Scott and William Scott, [n.d.]
Box 8 18 Memorabilia, Postcard of Frank Brangwyn R.A. mural, [n.d.]
Box 8 19 Memorabilia, Valentine’s Day card, W.E. Scott to Esther Scott, [n.d.]
Box 8 20 Memorabilia, Valentine’s Day card, W.E. Scott to Esther Scott, [n.d.]
Box 8 21 Memorabilia, Color (W.E. Scott featured on p. 21-23), 4/1947
Box 8 22 Memorabilia, Mounted color painting, [n.d.]
Box 8 23 Memorabilia, Mounted color painting, [n.d.]
Box 8 24 Memorabilia, Mounted painting of General Washington’s army building a fort, [n.d.]
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