Finding Aid for the Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers, 1893-1935

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers, 1893-1935

Collection number: 162

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1935
Collection number: 162
Creator: Thomas, Stephen Seymour, 1868-1956
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: S. Seymour Thomas (1868-1956) painted portraits of prominent people. The collection consists of Thomas' studio notes and memorabilia.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Dawson's Book Shop, purchase, 1956.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers (Collection 162). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Thomas was born on August 20, 1868 in San Augustine, Texas; student at the Art Students League (1885-88) and at the Académie Julien, Paris (1888-91); was a pupil of Jules Lefebre and Benjamin Constant; AM, Williams College, 1914; painted portraits of prominent people; settled in La Crescenta, California; honorary mention (1895) and gold medal (1901 and 1904), Paris Salon; awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 1905; member, Paris Society of American Painters, Los Angeles Art Association, Pasadena Art Society, and the Academy of Western Painters; he died in March 1956.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of studio notes and memorabilia of portrait painter S. Seymour Thomas.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Thomas, Stephen Seymour, 1868-1956--Archives.
Portrait painters--California, Southern--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Papers and Photographs, 1893-1935

Creator/Collector: Thomas, Stephen Seymour, 1868-
Physical Description: (1 box, 13 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

S. Seymour Thomas, a noted portrait painter in Europe and the United States, settled in La Cresenta, California where his commissions included many noted Californians. The collection includes incidental memorabilia from his long career.