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MS 242 - Alexander Phimister Proctor Collection

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MS 242 - Alexander Phimister Proctor Collection, 1789-2003 | McCracken Research Library

By Carolyn S. McClurkan, 1998, 2001, 2003; Rebecca Klein, 2008; Samantha L. Harper, 2013

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 242 - Alexander Phimister Proctor Collection, 1789-2003Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Proctor, Alexander Phimister

Extent: 39.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

Arrangement

The Alexander Phimister Proctor Collection (No. 242) is arranged into eight series by subject and/or physical characteristic, as follows:

Outline of Series Arrangement

            Personal/ Biographical – Box 1

            Correspondence – Box 2-6

            Writings – Box 6-12

            Diaries, Ledgers, Notebooks – 12-13

            Art Information Research Files – 13-16

            Catalogues and Magazines – 16-17

            Photographs – 18-28

            Oversize – Box Oversize Box 1 – 11

Date Acquired: 01/01/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English, Italian

Abstract

The collection consists of the Proctor family's photographs, negatives, and manuscript materials.  Included are photographs and negatives of Alexander Proctor, the Proctor family, and Proctor sculptures and artwork.  Manuscript materials include writings, correspondence, clippings, and personal documents.

Collection Historical Note

Alexander Phimister Proctor was born in Bozanquit, Ontario, Canada in 1860.  His family soon relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he was first introduced to the American West.  Growing up on the frontier, Proctor spent much of his time hunting and drawing the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains.  In 1885, Proctor moved to New York, and studied art with the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League.  Proctor had the opportunity to display his first major sculptures in 1893, at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  This experience led to many commissions for large public monuments and earned him international recognition as a gifted sculptor and animalier.    Throughout his career, Proctor produced a variety of sculptures honoring both famous individuals and the anonymous icons of the American West.  He rejected the growing modern art movement, remaining loyal to his naturalist roots, and creating a style uniquely his.  Proctor died in 1950 at his home in Los Altos, California.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Accruals: 2016.01.18 AP Proctor Marriage Certificates Photocopies

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Phimister “Sandy” and Sally Church

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials: Copies of original Margaret Proctor scrapbooks located in MS 245

Related Materials:

Oversize Rare Books:

BS 185 1872 .P5; Proctor Family Bible; The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments

Manuscript Collections:

MS 245 – Peter Hassrick Research Files.

Artist Files – Proctor, Alexander Phimister.

Books Owned By Proctor :

Caffin, Charles Henry.  American masters of sculpture : being brief appreciations of some American sculptors and of some phases of sculpture in America.  Doubleday, 1903.  NB 205 .C3 1903B.

Radcliffe, A. G. (Alida Graveraet).  Schools and masters of sculpture.  D. Appleton, 1894.  NB 60 .R3 1894.

By: Alexander Phimister Proctor:

Wildlife and Western Heroes : Alexander Phimister Proctor, sculptorNB 237 .P74 A4 2003

Alexander Phimister Proctor, Sculptor in Buckskin : An AutobiographyNB 237 .P74 A2 1971

Books About Proctor:

Appelbaum, Stanley.  The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 : a photographic record : photos from the collections of the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Chicago Historical Society (Dover architectural series).  Dover Publications, 1980.  T 500 .B1 A66 1980

Badger, Reid.  The great American Fair : the World's Columbian Exposition & American cultureN. Hall, c1979.  T 500 .B1 B3 1979.

Donahue, Jesse.  Political animals : public art in American zoos and aquariumsLexington, 2007.  N 7660 .D66 2007.

Wagner, David J.  American wildlife artMarquand Books, 2008.  N 7660 .W28 2008.

* For additional publications, please search the McCracken Research Library’s Catalog at:

For more information please see http://wyld.state.wy.us/bbhc/.

Preferred Citation: Alexander Phimister Proctor Collection, MS 242, Harold McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal / Biographical, 1871 - 2002],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1880-2002],
[Series 3: Writings, 1865-1996],
[Series 4: Diaries, Ledgers, Notebooks, 1893-1943],
[Series 5: Art Information Research Files, 1893-2003],
[Series 6: Catalogues and Magazines, 1900-1990],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1789, 1877-1995],
[Series 8: Oversize, 1888-1975],
[All]

Series 3: Writings, 1865-1996Add to your cart.
Handwritten and typed manuscripts in various drafts, relating to autobiography, and artwork.
Sub-Series 1: Alexander Proctor Autobiographical Early DraftsAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.06Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.15: NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.06.16: "My Say: The Bear Tree"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.17: "Birth and Ancestors: Life, Through Newton"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.18: "Newton & Des Moines, Iowa 1865", 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.19: "Sunday School Days"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.20: "Texas Longhorns"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.21: "Hanging Sam Woodruff"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.22: "Denver"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.23: "Indians, Denver"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.24: "Rescue of Irve and Ed Gibson"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.25: "Len and the Grizzly Tree"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.26: " Burglars"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.27: "Ute Bill & Fletcher Studhorse Fight"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.28: "Denver: Wildcat Real Estate"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.29: "Garfield's Death, 1881", 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.30: "Ha'nts"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.31: "The Shooting of Bob Plummer"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.32: "Chewing Tobacco"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.33: "Denver at Last"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.34: "First Days in Denver"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.35: 1871 - 1873Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.36: 1874 - 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.37: "1879: First Meeting with Sampson", 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.38: "1879-1882-3 Waldron", 1879 - 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.39: "Education of an Artist"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.40: "Vacation on Grand Lake"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.41: "Sheriff Dave Cook and "Hands Up"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.06.42: "Big Frank"Add to your cart.
Box MS242.07Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.01: "Stokes the Peddler"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.02: "Other Grand Lake Characters"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.03: "Indian Stories"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.04: "1882: Jim and Bill Deen", 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.05: "1884-1885: Grand Lake", 1884 - 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.06: "First Deer"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.07: "My First Elk and Bear"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.08: "Grand Lake Feud"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.09: "Grand Lake Feud"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.10: "Grand lake Feud"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.11: "White River: Eagle, Fox, Bear"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.12: "Denver, Around 1882", 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.13: "California: Yosemite and Half Dome"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.14: "California 1884", 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.15: "Coudburst"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.16: "New York, Deciding to Go, Trip"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.17: "First Year at the Academy 1886", 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.18: "Visit to Canada 1886", 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.19: "Elk Hunt--Flattop 1885", 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.20: "In the Flattops 1885", 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.21: "Tom Smith's Bear Story"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.07.22: "Battle of the Stags"Add to your cart.
Box MS242.08Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.01: "Ranch Girls"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.02: "Breaking Through the Ice, 1886"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.03: "Lost Lake 1887", 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.04: "Gore Range"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.05: "Quicksand and Old Baldy 1887", 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.06: "Yellowjackets 1888", 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.07: "New York Cats 1889", 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.08: "The Fall or Shortcut to Kingdom Come"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.09: "The Fall, a Memory Jarred by a Trip to the Grand Canyon"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.10: "The Chicago World's Fair"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.11: "Paris 1893", 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.12: "Glacier Park 1895", 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.13: "Second Trip to Paris (Rhinehart Scholarship)"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.14: "Back to New York 1900", 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.15: "Zoo Eagle 1900", 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.16: "Bedford 1903-1907", 1903 - 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.17: "Indian Hill 1903", 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.18: "Quiet Day on the Farm"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.19: "New York Zoo 'Congo' (the Elephant)"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.20: "Wolf Story, Indian Hill"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.21: "Gifford Pnchot 1906", 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.22: "James R. Garfield, Secretary of the Interior"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.23: "Hunt and sketch Reports 1909-1912", 1909 - 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.24: "Q Street Buffalo, Princeton Tigers"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.25: "Pursued" and "The Runaway Auto"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.26: "Montana 1914: Dog Soup and Lightning Dances", 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.27: "Oregon 1914-1915", 1914 - 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.28: "1917: Idaho & California Notes", 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.29: "1917: Idaho, California, Denver", 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.30: "1912: Califonia", 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.31: "British Columboa 1932" and "Grand Canyon 1923", 1923, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 242.08.32: "Pioneer Mother"Add to your cart.
Box MS242.09Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.01: "Pioneer Mother Statue in Kansas City"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.02: "Italy in a Ford"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.03: "Making Bronzes"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.04: "Alaska 1924", 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.05: "Alaska Notes 1925, 1933, 1936", 1925, 1933, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.06: "Alaska 1945", 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.07: "Sideligths on the Lee Statue"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.08: "The Mustang Group"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.09: "Epilog and Fool Thoughts"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.10: Other notesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: "Sculptor in Buckskin" DraftsAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.09Add to your cart.
Folder 242.09.11: "Sculptor in Buckskin" DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.12: "Sculptor in Buckskin" draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.13: "Sculptor in Buckskin" draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.14: "Sculptor in Buckskin" final draftAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.15: "Sculptor in Buckskin" final draftAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.16: "Sculptor in Buckskin" final draftAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.17: Sculpture GalleryAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.18: "Sculptor in Buckskin" list of IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.19: Forward by Frank BellamyAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.09.20: Prologue by Hester ProctorAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.10Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.01: Notes from Muriel RingstadAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.10.02: "From Buckskin to Paris"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.03: Prologue: "My Say" and "My Bear Tree"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.04: Chapter 1, Includes notes from Muriel RingstadAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.10.05: Chapter 2, "Birth and Childhood"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.06: Chapter 3, "Growing Up in Denver"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.07: Chapter 4, "At Home in the Open"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.08: Chapter 5, "Learning to Hunt"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.09: Chapter 6, "My Introduction to Art"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.10: Chapter 7, "Indians"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.11: Chapter 8, "Men With Guns"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.12: Chapter 9, "Grand Country Feud"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.13: Chapter 10, "California and Yosemite"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.14: Chapter 11, "Mining Fever"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.15: Chapter 12, "New York"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.16: Chapter 13, "Lone Camp in the Flattops"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.17: Chapter 14, "Colorado Again"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.18: Chapter 15, "The Fawn and the Panther"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.10.19: Chapter 16, "Washington and the Cascades"Add to your cart.
Box MS242.11Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.01: Chapter 17, "The World's Fair"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.02: Chapter 18, "Paris"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.03: Chapter 19, "The Horses for St. Gaudens"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.04: Chapter 20, "Rhinehart Scholarship"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.05: Chapter 21, "A Try at Counrty Life"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.06: Chapter 22, "Tigers"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.07: Chapter 23, "Little Wolf"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.08: Chapter 24, "Pendleton"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.09: Chapter 25, "Back to Denver" and "A Close Call"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.10: Chapter 26, "Life in California"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.11: Chapter 27, "Pioneer Mother"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.12: Chapter 28, "Rome and Brussels"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.13: Chapter 29, "Home Again"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.14: Chapter 30, "In Alaska"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.15: EpilogueAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.11.16: Editorial NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.11.17: Reviews and blank order forms, 1970 - 1971Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Alexander Proctor Short Stories and Other WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.11Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.18: "Bill's First Panther"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.19: "Quiet Morning in a Goose PIt"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.20: "Tall Tales"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.21: "Reprint from Nobody's Magazine"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.22: "Mrs. Bruin and Cubs"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.23: "Boys and Bears"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.24: "The Pup and the Panther"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.25: "Shine and the Blast"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.26: "Slim and Easy"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.27: "Mountain Jim and Sniff"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.28: "Beelzebub and the Doe"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.29: "Bird Dog Stories"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.11.30: "Baptism"Add to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.01: "Early Days of Phim"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.02: "George's Story: Prospecting"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.03: "George's Story: The Reno Gang"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.04: "George's Story: Raft and Rescue"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.05: "George's Story: Apache"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.06: "George's Story: Arizona Bill"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.07: "Squirrel Stories"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.08: "Mountain Jim"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.09: "Scotty and the Deer"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.10: "Brimstone"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.11: "Mountain Goats"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.12: "Trout and Bear"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.13: "Wolverine"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.14: "Haunted, AKA Earthquake"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.15: Edited writingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.12.16: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.12.17: Speeches, 1937Add to your cart.
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Sub-Series 4: Writings by Margaret ProctorAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.18: Alexander Proctor BiographyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 242.12.19: Poem by MargaretAdd to your cart.
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Sub-Series 5: Writings by Hester ProctorAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.20: Hester Proctor, ReminiscingAdd to your cart.
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Folder 242.12.21: Hester Proctor, ReminiscingAdd to your cart.
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Folder 242.12.22: Hester Proctor, ReminiscingAdd to your cart.
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Folder 242.12.23: Speech Given to Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1996Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Writings by Campbell Scott Church IIIAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.24: "My Bear Hunt with A. P. Proctor"Add to your cart.

Writings by  Campbell Scott Church III

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Sub-Series 7: Writings by Muriel RingstadAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.25: "My Most Forgettable Character"Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.26: Research writingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 242.12.27: "George Rufus Proctor"Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Other WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box MS242.12Add to your cart.
Folder 242.12.28: General Scott Interview papersAdd to your cart.
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[Series 1: Personal / Biographical, 1871 - 2002],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1880-2002],
[Series 3: Writings, 1865-1996],
[Series 4: Diaries, Ledgers, Notebooks, 1893-1943],
[Series 5: Art Information Research Files, 1893-2003],
[Series 6: Catalogues and Magazines, 1900-1990],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1789, 1877-1995],
[Series 8: Oversize, 1888-1975],
[All]


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