George F. Trapp Materials

MC 1909

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Catherine Wallack, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Trapp, George F., 1900-1980
Title
George F. Trapp Materials
Inclusive Dates
1927-1989
Identification
MC 1909
Extent
6.25 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The George F. Trapp Materials were transferred to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on June 10, 2011 from the Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas. The materials were donated to the School of Architecture by Linda Wells Trapp in the 1980s.

Processing Information

Processed by Catherine Wallack; completed in July 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

George F. Trapp Materials (MC 1909), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

George Francis Trapp was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 20, 1900 to Charles C. and Fanny Trapp. The family moved to Arkansas in 1914, where George Trapp attended North Little Rock High School. Trapp developed an early interest in drawing and worked as a draftsman for the Little Rock architect John Parks Almand. While working for Almand, Trapp’s interest in architecture blossomed. Trapp studied at the University of Arkansas (which offered no instruction in Architecture until 1946) and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University in 1926. After graduation Trapp worked to save for a trip abroad, and in 1927, he sailed for Europe. He spent more than a year in Paris, where he earned a diplôme from l'École des Beaux-Arts. He also studied printmaking with the noted American printmaker Louis Orr. Trapp recorded his travels in France and throughout Europe with finely crafted drawings prepared at many of the sites he visited.

Trapp returned to Arkansas and began a productive career in architecture. His early professional work included supervising WPA projects around the state, and subsequently practiced with the noted Little Rock architect Eugene John Stern. He married Linda Wiles in 1937. He went on to start his own architecture firm, eventually partnering with Sam Clippard and Hal Phelps. Trapp was involved in the design of many significant buildings in Little Rock, including Robinson Auditorium, the Arkansas State Education Building, Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, and Hall High School. After retirement, Trapp returned to printmaking, using the presses made available to him at the Arkansas Arts Center. There, he printed from plates he had produced much earlier, and also prepared new plates based on his drawings from his European travels. He died on February 18, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Trapp’s artwork, materials and correspondence related to artwork and the donations from his widow, Linda Wiles Trapp to the University of Arkansas.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

George F. Trapp Biographical Materials, 1980; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, George F. Trapp Exhibition Correspondence, 1983-1984

Box 1 Folder 3

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, George F. Trapp Exhibition General Materials, 1983-1984

Box 1 Folder 4

George F. Trapp Traveling Exhibition Correspondence, 1987-1988

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence Relating to the George and Linda Trapp Scholarships, 1983-1988

Box 2 Item 1

Autun, France, n.d. (Drawing)

Box 2 Item 2

Autun, France, n.d. (Print)

Box 2 Item 3

Avallon, France [sic], n.d. (Drawing)

Box 2 Item 4

Avallon, France [sic], n.d. (Print), 1971

Box 2 Item 5

Bridge, Paris, France, n.d. (Drawing)

Box 2 Item 6

Bridge, Paris, France, n.d. (Print), 1971

Box 2 Item 7

Cluny Museum (Drawing), n.d.

Box 2 Item 8

Cluny Museum (Print), 1971

Box 2 Item 9

Mont St. Michel (Print), n.d.

Box 2 Item 10

Mont St. Michel, France, n.d. (Print)

Box 2 Item 11

Paris, France (Drawing), n.d.

Box 2 Item 12

Paris, France (Print), 1971

Box 2 Item 13

Paris, France (Drawing), n.d.

Box 2 Item 14

Paris, France (Print), n.d.

Box 2 Item 15

Sacre Coeur, Paris (Print), n.d.

Box 2 Item 16

Spires of l’Abbey des Hommes [sic],1928 (Drawing), n.d.

Box 2 Item 17

Spires of l’Abbey des Hommes [sic] (Print), n.d.

Box 3 Item 1

St. Germain Auxerrois[sic] (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 2

St. Germain Auxerrois[sic] (Print), n.d.

Box 3 Item 3

Vezalay, France (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 4

Vezalay, France (Print), n.d.

Box 3 Item 5

Bristol, England (Drawing)

Box 3 Item 6

Bristol, England, 1970 (Print), n.d.

Box 3 Item 7

Ely Cathedral, 1928 (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 8

Ely Cathedral (Print), n.d.

Box 3 Item 9

Glouster [sic] Cathedral, England, (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 10

Glouster [sic] Cathedral, England (Print), 1970

Box 3 Item 11

St Mary in the Strand, [sic] (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 12

Church,London, England (Print), 1970

Box 3 Item 13

York, England (Drawing), n.d.

Box 3 Item 14

York, England (Print), 1971

Box 4 Item 1

Nuremberg, Germany (Drawing), n.d.

Box 4 Item 2

Nuremberg,Germany (Print), 1971

Box 4 Item 2

Nuremberg,Germany (Print), 1971

Box 4 Item 3

Nuremberg 2 (Drawing), 1928

Box 4 Item 4

Nuremberg 2 (Print), 1970

Box 4 Box 5

Nuremberg 3 (Drawing), n.d.

Box 4 Box 6

Nuremberg 3 (Print), 1970

Box 4 Box 7

Old Rathouse[sic],Munchen (Drawing), 1928

Box 4 Box 8

Old Rathouse[sic],Munich (Print), 1970

Box 4 Box 9

Bridge,Rome (Drawing), n.d.

Box 4 Box 10

Bridge,Rome (Print), n.d.

Box 4 Box 11

Milan, Italy (Drawing), n.d.

Box 4 Box 12

Milan, Italy (Print), 1971

Box 4 Box 13

Rome (Drawing), 1928

Box 4 Box 14

Siena (Drawing), n.d.

Box 4 Box 15

Siena (Print), 1971

Box 4 Box 16

Venice, Italy (Drawing), 1928

Box 4 Box 17

Venice, Italy (Print), 1973

Box 5 Item 1

Alhambra,Granada, Spain (Print), n.d.

Box 5 Item 2

Bridge,Toledo, Spain (Drawing), 1928

Box 5 Item 3

Bridge,Toledo, Spain (Print), n.d.

Box 5 Item 4

Burgos Cath.,Spain (Print), n.d.

Box 5 Item 5

Lugano, Switzerland (Drawing), 1928

Box 5 Item 6

Lugano, Switzerland (Print), 1970

Box 5 Item 7

Ark. State Capitol,Little Rock, Ark. (Print), n.d.

Box 5 Item 8

Old State Capitol,Little Rock, Ark. (Print), n.d.

Box 5 Item 9

Untitled, Interior (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 10

Untitled, Stone Building with Stair (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 11

Untitled, Street Scene (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 12

Untitled, Tower with Portico (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 13

Untitled, Tower with Wagon (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 14

Untitled, Unfinished Tower (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 15

Christmas Greetings (Drawing), n.d.

Box 5 Item 16

Christmas Greetings (Print), n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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