Henry Edwards Scott personal archive
- Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900- (Person)
Extent2.22 cubic feet ((5 document boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 accordion folder, 1 portfolio folder) )
Illustrated in the collection is Scott’s involvement in extra-curricular activities and interest in the performing arts while at Harvard. The Harvard University Register (1921) lists Scott’s membership in several Harvard student organizations including The Musical Club of Harvard, the Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard Banjo Club (violin), the Harvard Guitar and Mandolin Club (violin), and the Pi Eta Society. Compilations of one-act plays found in Harvard Plays, The 47 Workshop (1923) and Harvard Plays, The Harvard Dramatic Club (1924) and theatre programs reveal Scott’s involvement in Harvard theatrical productions. Black-and-white photographs chronicle Scott’s participation in plays performed by the Pi Eta Club (1921-1922) and in musical performances with the Harvard Glee Club (1921-1922) including two panoramic photographs of the Harvard Glee Club visiting Washington, D.C. (1920) and the White House (1922).
A small amount of material reveals Scott’s later career as an artist including a drawing by Scott of an arrangement of Harvard buildings found in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin (1947). In addition, the collection includes a front and back cover from the Harvard Bulletin (June 1972). On the back cover is an advertisement for the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank which contains a photograph of an unidentified art dealer holding a painting and recommending the bank to readers. Presumably, the art dealer pictured is Henry E. Scott.
Biographical note for Henry Edwards Scott
Scott’s art career encompassed portrait drawings and paintings including murals, abstracts, and watercolors. His works were exhibited in such places as Cambridge, Boston, and Amherst, Massachusetts; New York and Rochester; Pittsburgh; Kansas City, Missouri; and Martha’s Vineyard. Scott was a member of several local area art organizations including the Cambridge Art Association (1947), the Mid-America Artist Association (1950-1955), and the Municipal Art Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (1954-1969). Scott traveled extensively, mainly to Europe and the Mediterranean. After retiring, with his wife Margaret, Scott led groups of students and adults on historical, art, and educational tours in Europe, journeying to sites in Greece, Scotland, Italy, and Austria. Music was also an essential part of Scott’s life. As a violinist, he participated in many orchestral and chamber music groups including the Kansas City University String Orchestra and string quartets on Martha’s Vineyard.
Scott married Margaret C. Gustin (1905-1994) on November 9, 1926. They had four children: Henry E. (born 1931), Anne (born 1934), Sarah Chapman (born 1936), and Jonathan Fletcher (born 1939).
- Harvard University course materials, 1918-1921
- Harvard University related publications, 1919-1972
- Pi Eta Club theatre programs, 1920-1925
- Photographs, 1920-1922, 1947
- Accession number: 14986; 2004 February 24.
- Accession number: 17206; 2005 September 15.
- Scott, Henry Edwards, Jr. Harvard Class of 1922, Fiftieth Anniversary Report. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed for the Class, 1972.
Processing and arrangement details of each series are noted at the series level.
- Art historians-Massachusetts-Cambridge
- Black-and-white photographs.
- College students--Massachusetts--Cambridge.
- Harvard Glee Club -- Photographs
- Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae
- Harvard University -- Curricula
- Harvard University -- Students -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs
- Harvard University -- Dramatics
- Harvard University -- Student Life.
- Laboratory notes
- Lecture notes.
- Pi Eta Society (Harvard University) -- Photographs
- Publications (documents)
- Research notes.
- Theater programs.
- Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900- . Henry Edwards Scott personal archive, 1918-1972 : an inventory
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