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MG-392

JACK BOWLING PAPERS

Container Listings


{series #392m.1}

MG-392 

  Jack Bowling Papers
Graphics



DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES, ca.1940s-1970s.
(1 box, 5 oversized folders)

A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 1

Tissue Paper in Pencil

A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 2

Brown Paper Sketches in Pencil (unless otherwise stated)
A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 3

White Paper/Matboard
A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 4
BM-0432 box 1

Miscellaneous Drawings and Sketches
A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 5
A-15, Cabinet 10, Drawer 9, oversized folder 6

{series #392m.2}

MG-392 

  Jack Bowling Papers
Graphics



NEGATIVES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1940s-ca. 1970s.
(6 boxes)

BM-0432 box 2

Negative File

BM-0431 box 3

6x9 Cards with Negatives and Photographs
1. Sauce Ladle, Silver (believe lost) - Cards Only
2. Porringer Silver Key for Kay - Cards Only
3. Magnifying Glass, Silver and Ebony (8 ounces) - Cards Only
4. Special Box made with Antique Medal for Rhoda (location unknown) - Cards Only
5. Baby Spoon, Silver (after a commercial design) - Cards Only
6. Meat Holder, Silver and Ebony (self) - Cards Only
7. Baby Mug “Wallace Cup”, Silver - Cards, 3 Negatives & 3 Photographs
8. Salt Spoon (After Old English), Silver (1.5 ounces) - Cards Only
9. Double Ended Candle Snuff, Silver, Inscription reads: “My candle burns at both ends, it will not last the night, but on my foes and on my friends it gives a lovely light - Cards, Negatives and Photograph
10. Punch Ladle, Silver (8 ounces) - Cards Only
11. Coffee Pot (key), Silver with Ebony Handle - Cards Only
12. Porringer Silver, Commission by Mrs. W.A. Black - Cards Only
13. Gymbal Sconces Pewter - After lamps on Frigate Constitution (Kay) - Cards Only
14. Patten on Stem for Chapel of the Holy Apostle Lutheran Church, Philadelphia - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
15. Candle Snuffer, Silver, Inscription reads: “Snuff not the Flame of Love” - Cards, Negative & Photograph
16. Baby Cup, Silver with Twisted Wire Handle - Cards Only
17. Magnifying Glass, Silver (location unknown) - Cards Only
18. Chalice, Saint Columbus and Holy Trinity - Cards, Negative & Photograph
19. Porringer Silver for Ernest L. Smith - Cards Only
20. Silver Spoon for Jean O'Brien, Commissioned by M. Berger, 1962 - Cards, Negative & Photograph
21. Silver Horseshoe Ashtray for R.H. Norton - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
22. Sugar Bowl, Silver - Cards Only
23. Cream Pot, Silver (4 ounces) - Cards Only
24. Coffee Pot, Silver (13 ounces) - Cards Only
25. Meat Holder, Silver - Cards Only
26. Sauce Boat, Silver (15 ounces) - Cards, 4 Negatives & 5 Photographs
27. Hot Milk Cup, Silver - Cards & Photograph
28. Punch Ladle, Silver - Cards Only
29. Salad Spoon - Ebony and Silver (7 ounces) - Cards Only
30. Salad Fork, Ebony and Silver (9 ounces) - Cards Only
31. Design for a Chalice (not used ebony stem) - Cards Only
32. Standing Cross made for Presentation to Lutheran Bishop of Iceland - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
33. Christ The King with Background Stripped Out for Making Halftone - Cards, Negative
34. Model of Cross for Cain, not used - Have Cross Carved in Soap, no Base - Cards, 3 Negatives & 3 Photographs
35. O Little Town of Bethlehem, Script and Staff of Music - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
36. Patens, Holy Trinity - Cards, Negative & Photograph
37. Porringer, Van Slyke - Cards, Negative & Photograph
38. Chalice Number 2, Holy Trinity - 5 Negatives & 5 Photographs
39. Side Altar Cross, Emanuel - Cards Only
40. Silver Tumbler, Mint Julip - Negative & Photograph
41. Side Altar Candlestick, Emanuel - Cards & Negative
41. (Two Separate 41s) Side Altar Cross, Emanuel - Cards, Negative & Photograph
42. Flower Vases, Emanuel - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
43. Silver Sconce (home) - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
44. Ithica - Tall Aluminum Candlestick - Cards, 4 Negatives & 4 Photographs
45. Missal Stand, Emanuel - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
46. Gulls on Wall, Copper, Fiberglass, Teak - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
47. Base for Holy Trinity Cross - Cards, Negative & Photograph
48. Christ the King, Ivory (9 ounces) - Cards & 3 Negatives
49. Emanuel Altar Set (Side) - Cards, 3 Negatives & 4 Photographs
50. Emanuel Altar Set (Main) Silver, Ebony, Ivory & Gold - Cards, 3 Negatives & 3 Photographs
51. Golden Murals, Bonham - Cards, 14 Negatives & 17 Photographs
52. No Materials
53. Table Candlesticks (Kay) - Cards, 6 Negatives & 1 Photograph
54. No Materials
55. No Materials
56. Brass Altar Candlesticks for Rose Garden Methodist Church - Cards & 3 Photographs
56 (color). Brass Altar Candlesticks for Rose Garden Methodist Church - Cards, 12 Negatives & 8 Photographs
57. Ice Cracker with $ - Cards, 1 Negative and 1 Photograph
58. Silver Tray with Signature of Vestrymen - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
59. Flower Bowls, Holy Trinity, Silver - Cards, 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
60. Silver Copy of Tin Crucifix - 2 Negatives & 2 Photographs
61. Table Candlesticks (12 inches), Glen B. and Fletcher - Cards, 1 Negative & 2 Photographs
62. Chalice, Saint Timothy, Silver, Ivory and Gold (Emerald set later) - Cards, 4 Negatives & 2 Photographs
63. Large Punch Ladle, Shooke Annapolis - Cards, 1 Rendering
64. Two Handled Oval Tray, Monogram Handles (Mesnor & Edward Lee) - Cards, 1 Rendering
65. Book on Chalice - Cards, 1 Rendering
66. Silver Head Walking Stick (Meanor) - Cards, 1 Rendering
67. Sword Hilt Meat Holder - Cards, 1 Rendering
68. Carving Knife and Fork, Ebony and Stainless - Cards, 1 Rendering
69. 6 Dinner or Serving Forks (Self) - Cards, 1 Rendering
70. Pistol Charm, Gold Wire and Ivory - Cards, 1 Rendering
71. Cigarette Case, King Size (Perkins) - Cards, 1 Rendering
72. Cigarette Case, Regular - Cards, 1 Rendering
73. Alms Basin, Diocese of Pennsylvania - Cards, 10 Negatives & 4 Photographs
74. Alms Basin, Diocese of Texas - Cards Only
75. Alms Basin, Saint James, Goose Creek - Cards, 3 Negatives & 1 Photograph
76. Processional Cross, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge Park - Cards & 3 Negatives
77. Main Altar Cross, Emanuel at Saint Louis - Cards & 1 Negative
78. Main Altar Candlestick - Cards
79. Main Altar Cross, Emanuel - Cards
80. Ebony Hanging Cross - Cards
81. Magnetic North - Cards
82. Ebony Cross - Card & 6 Negatives
83. Dallas Show - Card, 5 Negatives & 6 Photographs
Unnumbered. Copper Cross (42"), 1 Photograph and Label
**Also contained in this box are oversized negatives, see the “negative file” listing above**

BM-0436 box 11

Photograph File, Binder 1 - Images of Birds (“Magnetic North” title of work), Candlesticks and Dishes (most likely for communion), all works of Bowling's, are included in this binder
Photograph File, Binder 2 - Images of Bowling in his workshop, Naval Academy images, and Miscellaneous photographs are included in this binder

BM-0436 box 12

Photograph File, Binder 3 - Images of various crosses created by Bowling, including “Christ the King” crosses, are included in this binder
Photograph File, Binder 4 - Images of Dr. Harry Longley with a chalice made by Bowling, First Baptist Church of Bonham, Texas artwork, “Yesterday's Crafts” exhibit (including Bowling works) and photos of additional exhibits and displays are included in this binder

BM-0436 box 13

Photograph File, Binder 5 - Images of Bowling's silverwork are included in this binder

BM-0431 box 4

Oversized photographs, including: Four images of a tin crucifix, somewhat mirroring the style of the “Christ the King” crosses (all 11"x14"); One photo of the U.S.S. Frederick C. Davis (11"x14"); One image of a candlestick with a dogwood flower on it (11"x14"); and a portrait of Bowling in his Navy uniform (9.25"x12")


{series #392m.3}

MG-392 

 Jack Bowling Papers
Manuscripts




ARTWORK, CHURCH AND EXHIBIT FILES, 1935-1984.
(2 boxes)

BM-0434 box 5

Articles, Correspondence and Newsclippings related to Artwork, 1945-1974 (folder 5-1)
Articles and Newsclippings related to Artwork, 1955-1972 (folder 5-2)
Articles and Newsclippings relative to Artwork and Exhibits, 1947-1972 (folder 5-3)
Artwork Files, 1947-1967 (folder 5-4)
Church Correspondence, 1959-1961 (folder 5-5)
Church Programs and Related Church Materials, 1957-1984 (folder 5-6)
Early American Arts and Crafts Fair, Middletown Area Historical Society, 1976 (folder 5-7)
Exhibition Catalogs, Woodmere Art Gallery and Others, 1942-1973 (folder 5-8)

BM-0434 box 6

Exhibits and Exhibitions Newsclippings, 1935-1976 (folder 6-1)
Honolulu One Man Show, 1935 (includes photographs) (folder 6-2)
Index of Prints by Jack Bowling, Undated (folder 6-3)

  • 3"x5" numbered index cards from a small box
    Miscellaneous Exhibit and Exhibition Files, 1941-1984 (includes photographs) (folder 6-4)
    Philadelphia Water Fountain and Submarine Exhibit, 1959-1965 (folder 6-5)
    Print Exhibits, 1935-1937 (includes photographs) (folder 6-6)
    Program for Dedication, “Aspirations of Youth,” 1970 (includes one photograph) (folder 6-7)
    Saint Timothy's Church (Roxborough) Centennial Canvas, 1959 (folder 6-8)


    {series #392m.4}

    MG-392 

      Jack Bowling Papers
    Manuscripts



    CORRESPONDENCE, 1938-1972.
    (1 box)

    BM-0434 box 7

    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1941 (folder 7-1)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1945, 1946 (folder 7-2)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1957-1959 (folder 7-3)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1959 (folder 7-4)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1960 (folders 7-5 & 6)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1961 (folder 7-7)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1962 (folder 7-8)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1967-1972 (includes 1 slide) (folder 7-9)
    Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1970 (folder 7-10)
    Correspondence with First Baptist Church, Bonham, Texas, 1959-1961 (folder 7-11)
    Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence, 1945-1972 (includes photographs) (folder 7-12)
    Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence, 1953-1963 (folder 7-13)
    Personal Correspondence and Miscellaneous Files, 1948-1967 (folder 7-14)
    Print-related Correspondence, 1938-1943 (folder 7-15)


    {series #392m.5}

    MG-392 

      Jack Bowling Papers
    Manuscripts



    NAVY MATERIALS, 1926-1972.
    (2 boxes)

    BM-0433 box 8

    Fitness Reports, 1943-1964 (folder 8-1)
    Maud Elliot Correspondence, 1946-1950 (folder 8-2)
    Miscellaneous Materials, 1929-1972 (folder 8-3)
    Miscellaneous Naval Service Files, 1945-1969 (folder 8-4)
    Navy Personal File, 1922-1947 (folders 8-5, 6 & 7)
    Officer's File, 1945-1960 (folder 8-8)

    BM-0433 box 9

    Officer's Qualification Record Jacket, 1947 (folder 9-1)
    Patents - Office of Naval Research, 1953, 1958 (folder 9-2)
    Resume and Naval Academy Transcript, 1948, 1951 (folder 9-3)
    Sinking of German Submarine, 1945, 1947 (folder 9-4)
    The Log of the U.S. Navy, 1926, 1927 (folder 9-5)
    The Trident, Christmas Number, 1924 (folder 9-6)
    The United States Naval Academy... profile for a career, ca. 1970 (folder 9-7)
    U.S.S. F.C. Davis File, 1942-1957 (includes photo of Davis) (folder 9-8)
    U.S.S. Mississippi Home Coming Dinner Menu, 1930 (folder 9-9)
    1952 Memorial Day Speech and other Speech Notes, 1945-1963 (folder 9-10)


    {series #392m.6}

    MG-392 

      Jack Bowling Papers
    Manuscripts



    PERSONAL FILES, 1938-1980.
    (1 box)

    BM-0436 box 10

    Awards and Certificates, 1959-1980 (folder 10-1)
    Bonham, Texas File, 1970 (folder 10-2)
    Jack's Philosophy, Print Price Guide and Miscellaneous Materials, 1947-1956 & Undated (folder 10-3)
    Lecture Notes, 1965-1972 (folder 10-4)
    Miscellaneous Materials, 1957-1982 (folder 10-5)
    Notebook, 1964, 1965 (folder 10-6)
    Patents - Philco Corporation, 1953-1960 (folder 10-7)
    PHMC Artist Information Update File, 1980 (folder 10-8)
    Tax and Miscellaneous Financial Data, 1960-1979 (folder 10-9)
    Tax and other Financial Data, 1938-1976 (folder 10-10)
    Weekly Bookkeeping Records, 1969-1971 & 1972 Tax Return Data (folder 10-11)
    1974 Trip Miscellaneous Files (folder 10-12)



    **Three folders of moldy items were placed into a secure storage area at the time of processing (June 2006), until they can be cleaned. Items in the folders include: files relative to an exhibit at the Pennsylvania State Museum in 1972, various art-related magazines from the 1930s and 1940s and miscellaneous correspondence and personal materials.**


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