Maxfield Parrish research collection

Maxfield Parrish research collection

Dates: 1899-2007

The research collection includes a variety of materials including published articles about Maxfield Parrish, copies and originals of artwork from books, correspondence between John Taylor and publishing and art companies who produced Maxfield Parrish artwork, original and copies of correspondence between Mr. Taylor and Maxfield Parrish, invoices for purchases of books containing Parrish artwork, 35mm slides of artwork from an exhibit, original photo of Parrish, a calendar and other published materials with Parrish’s artwork, and prints, photographs, stock art, and original periodical pieces. Materials were gathered over a 60 year period, and include materials from 1942 through 2007.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 6 oversize folders (1.33 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Taylor, John Arthur, 1928
  • Call Number: MSS 6701
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maxfield Parrish research collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6701; Maxfield Parrish research collection; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6701, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection was donated by the creator in 2007 from his personal collection.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Arthur Taylor; 2007.
Separated Material
One framed etching by Stephen Parrish was separated to be in its own collection.
Subject Terms
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Decoration and ornament--Art deco; Fine Arts; Painting
Processing Information
Processed; Thomasina Morris; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications; works by and information about an American artist.
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Finding Aid Title
Parrish (Maxfield) research collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Thomasina Morris (student processor)
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T11:42-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Arthur Taylor (1928- ) is a book collector specializing in Victoriana.

John Arthur Taylor was born in 1928. He lived in Ohio in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, while working for Proctor and Gamble, before moving to Utah during the 1990’s. He currently lives in Provo, Utah. Taylor is a book collector, specializing in Victoriana, including Anthony Trollope, Benjamin Disraeli, and Maxfield Parrish.

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