Guide to the Jack Wilson collection, 1864-1965

Descriptive Summary

Title : Jack Wilson collection
Creator: Wilson, Jack
Dates : 1864-1965
ID Number : W18
Size: 7 boxes
Language(s): English

Repository: Special Collections
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 East Fowler Ave., LIB122
Tampa, Florida 33620
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Administrative Summary

Provenance: Wilson, Jack
Acquisition Information: Donation
Access Conditions: None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
Use Conditions:

Publication of these papers or any part of these papers and any subsequent gifts to the collection of similar materials may not be granted without permission of both the writer and recipient of the letters or the surviving correspondent. Upon the deaths of both individuals involved in the correspondence, publiciation rights will reside in the University of South Florida Libraries.

Preferred Citation: Jack Wilson collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical Note

Jack Bonacker Wilson, a portrait painter and medical illustrator, was born February 2, 1913 in Lakeland, Florida, the son of W. Guy and Alice Bonacker Wilson. He graduated from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota and attended Johns Hopkins University. He was appointed the first professor and director of the school of Medical Illustration at the University of Georgia in Augusta (Medical College of Georgia). He also worked at Duke University School of Medicine and the Alfred I. Du Pont Institutue of the Nemours Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilson illustrated numerous books and painted the portraits of many Tampa families. He died in 1965.

Scope Note

Contains letters, invitations, greeting cards, telegrams, postcards, art exhibition catalogs, bulletins, school catalogs, certificates, news clippings, magazines, photographs, medical illustrations, and two manuscripts, "The Artist and the Audience," and "Emergency Treatment." Also includes a short letter dated 1864 which certified the release of Wilson's maternal grandfather, William Bonacker, a Union Army captain captured by Confederate forces. Capt. Bonacker reportedly fell at the Battle of New Market, 1864, but the War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, v. 37, p. 87, confirms he mustered out of the Army on October 10, 1864.

Arrangement Note: Categorically by series.

Arrangement

Categorically by series.

Subject Headings

Personal Names: Wilson, Jack
Subject Terms: Medical illustration
Portrait painting--20th century
Occupation Terms: Artists -- Florida -- Biography
Artists -- Florida -- Tampa Bay Region


COLLECTION CONTENTS

Series 1 : Correspondence and Manuscripts

   BOX 1 : Correspondence, 1922-1963
      FOLDER 1 : Greeting Cards, 1922-1963
      FOLDER 2 : Postcards, 1940-1963
      FOLDER 3 : Invitations, 1950
      FOLDER 4 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 5 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 6 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 7 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 8 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 9 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 10 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 11 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 12 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 13 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 14 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
      FOLDER 15 : Correspondence, 1931-1964
   BOX 2 : Correspondence and Manuscripts


      FOLDER 1 : Undated Correspondence
      FOLDER 2 : Postcards, 1940-1963
      FOLDER 3 : Telegrams, 1948
      FOLDER 4 : Manuscripts -- "Emergency Treatment", 1943
      FOLDER 5 : Manuscripts -- "The Artist and the Audience" -- p. 1-205, 1947
      FOLDER 6 : Manuscripts -- "The Artist and the Audience" p. 206-382, 1947
      FOLDER 7 : Manuscripts -- "The Artist and the Audience" -- (Part Two), 1947
      FOLDER 8 : Manuscripts-Music
      FOLDER 9 : Certificates, 1931, 1945
      FOLDER 10 : Letter -- Certifies Capt. William Bonacker's Release from Confederates, 1864
Series 2 : Illustrations, Photographs, and Printed Materials

   BOX 3 : Illustrations, Photographs, and Printed Materials


      FOLDER 1 : Poll Taxes, Miscellaneous College and Army Papers, 1902-1950
      FOLDER 2 : Photographs of Wilson, Family, and Works, 1924-1962
      FOLDER 3 : Bulletins -- Miscellaneous Printed Materials, 1936-37, 1939, 1948
      FOLDER 4 : Bulletins -- Ringling Art Museum, 1931-34
      FOLDER 5 : Catalogs- Art Exhibitions, 1934-1962
      FOLDER 6 : Magazines -- "Wartime Service News", 1939, 1942
      FOLDER 7 : Miscellaneous Programs, 1925-1955
      FOLDER 8 : Newspaper Clippings, 1905-1965
      FOLDER 9 : "The Panther", 1929
      FOLDER 10 : Newspaper article written about Wilson- "Tampa Artist did Portraits of Upper-class"
Scope/Content: Written by Leland Hawes, The Tampa Tribune, Janburary 19, 1992.
Series 3 : Oversized Drawings

   BOX 4 : Oversized Medical Illustrations, Oil Paintings, and Sketches


   BOX 5 : Oversized Medical Illustrations, Oil Paintings, and Sketches


   BOX 6 : Oversized Medical Illustrations, Oil Paintings, and Sketches


   BOX 7 : Oversized Medical Illustrations, Oil Paintings, and Sketches


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