Manuscript Collection: Williard Stone

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 139 items
Period covered: 1942 - 1985
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Correspondence between Stone and various people, such as Foreman, Gilcrease, martin Wiesendanger, and James T. Forrest, Director of Gilcrease Museum. Most letters are concerning his art, various carvings and types of mediums used, such as clay and wood varieties. Letters also deal with proposed or ongoing projects, or arranging meetings about art projects. There is also a collection of miscellaneous brochures and cards; some are personal and others are regarding exhibitions.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Availability: This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). Contact the Library at 918-631-6441 or renee-harvey@utulsa.edu in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.

Arrangement Title Description Date
Willard Stone, Folder 1 Letter from Stone to Foreman discussing whether to continue carving next year or "forget it" and farm.

Folder 1

October 14, 1942
Willard Stone, Folder 2 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease offering wood carvings

Folder 2

December 7, 1942
Willard Stone, Folder 3 Letter from Willard Stone to Thomas Gilcrease, sending three carvings for Gilcrease's approval

Folder 3

January 9, 1943
Willard Stone, Folder 4 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease inquiring if three works have been received

Folder 4

January 27, 1943
Willard Stone, Folder 5 Letter from Stone to Martin Wiesendanger discussing materials and depicting members of the Five Tribes

Folder 5

April 20,1945
Letter from Wisendanger to Stone discussing materials and depicting members of the Five Tribes.

Folder 5

April 24, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 6 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease refering to a meeting with Gilcrease and mentions working with clay

Folder 6

June 2, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 7 Letter Wiesendanger to Stone requesting price for two wood carvings.

Folder 7

June 6, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 8 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger concerning prices of the two carvings and describing his current projects, including a red clay bust.

Folder 8

June 15, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 9 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger inquiring about commission.

Folder 9

September 12, 1945
Letter from Wiesendanger to Stone in which Wiesendanger gives approval for project

Folder 9

October 3, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 10 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger in which Stone requests clay and meeting with Wiesendanger and Thomas Gilcrease

Folder 10

October 9, 1945
Letter from Wiesendanger to Stone, asking for additional small statues

Folder 10

October 23, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 11 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger, stating he will begin project as soon as clay arrives

Folder 11

November 14, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 12 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger stating has started work on head of Stand Watie and asks if any other historical figures are wanted

Folder 12

November 15, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 13 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger about carving bust of a 114 year old Cherokee woman from photographs

Folder 13

December 16, 1945
Willard Stone, Folder 14 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease requesting a date and time for meeting

Folder 14

January 16, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 15 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing background on a work of an old Choctaw woman

Folder 15

January 16, 1946
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone offering thanks for a sketched buffalo design for a wood carving

Folder 15

February 12, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 16 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing two carving done for Gilcrease

Folder 16

February 25, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 17 Letter from Stone to Logan about completing two pieces of sculpture for Gilcrease Foundation

Folder 17

March 15, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 18 Letter from Stone to Wiesendange requesting a piece of ebony and walnut.

Folder 18

March 28, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 19 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger relating story behind a new carving, Lady of Spring, includes sketch

Folder 19

April 19, 1946
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone, Gilcrease saying the story makes the work more interesting

Folder 19

May 6, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 20 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger describing a carved spoon.

Folder 20

April 26, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 20 Letter from Wiesendanger to Stone thanking Stone

Folder 20

April 30, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 21 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing four small carvings he is sending

Folder 21

May 16, 1946
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone praising carvings and ideas

Folder 21

June 20, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 22 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger about current work

Folder 22

May 23, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 24 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing sculpture of a wood carver

Folder 24

June 25, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 25 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger with description and drawing of recently completed work, "An Atomic Baby"

Folder 25

July 13, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 26 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease stating Stone has taken Common Prayer for repair

Folder 26

July 20, 1946
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone commenting that Atomic Baby is interesting

Folder 26

August 1, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 27 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger concerning possible problems in work on small dance figures requested by Wiesendanger

Folder 27

August 3, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 28 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing two recently completed sculptures, "Garfish" and "Crazy Buffalo", also sketch of garfish and greyhounds

Folder 28

August 11, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 29 Letter from Stone to Logan with additional details about "Garfish"

Folder 29

August 11, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 30 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease tells of three works delivered to Tulsa. Letter from Gilcrease to Stone tells of travel plans, and therefore will not be able to see Stone.

Folder 30

August 30, 1946
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone, tells of travel plans, and therefore will not be able to see Stone

Folder 30

September 3, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 31 Letter from Stone to Wiesendanger describing land he would like to purchase for studio

Folder 31

September 6, 1946
Letter from Wiesendanger to Stone requesting more information about the property.

Folder 31

September 11, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 32 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease descibes a cedar log that is of interest

Folder 32

November 22, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 34 Letter from Stone to Logan saying he hopes that Gilcrease will consider time spent in building studio as part of year's work

Folder 34

December 7, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 35 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease about the finish of construction of studio and will now be able to work on bigger sculptures

Folder 35

December 17, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 36 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease describing several pieces of wood he has found

Folder 36

December 29, 1946
Willard Stone, Folder 37 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease with a drawing of an eagle dancer he hopes to carve

Folder 37

January 8, 1947
Willard Stone, Folder 38 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease asking about living near the Foundation to enable him to do research and study with Crumbo

Folder 38

March 5, 1947
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone about moving

Folder 38

March 10, 1947
Willard Stone, Folder 39 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease giving reasons for move

Folder 39

March 25, 1947
Letter from Gilcrease to Stone agreeing with Stone's need to do his best

Folder 39

March 28, 1947
Willard Stone, Folder 40 Letter from Stone to Gilcrease telling of finishing" Let Them Live", also has self portrait

Folder 40

April 6, 1947