MsC 752

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1917 -- 1931
.18 linear ft.

Shares a box with MsC 751

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: November 2003

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Throughout

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

Peter David Edstrom was born on March 27, 1873 in Hvetlanda, Sweden. He came to the United States with his parents in 1880. He studied sculpture with Johannes Scheiwe in Ottumwa, Iowa. He returned to Sweden to study at the Royal Academy. He settled in Los Angeles thereafter and worked mostly on portrait commissions. He died on August 12, 1938.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of a few catalogues of Edstrom's exhibits, clippings, and some correspondence. Most notable are 8x10 photos of some of his sculptures.


Artistic reproductions of artwork

Catalogs of exhibitions

Patterson Gallery, Old Bond Street, London, April 25 -- May 24 (no year). Includes a photograph of his sculpture The Sphinx



Photographs of Edstrom's sculpture


"Man Triumphant." (A "revision and concentration of two lectures delivered at the National University of Sweden at Upsale")

Unveiling ceremonies of the M. H. Whittier Memorial Statue, March 11, 1929, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA. Program. Includes a photograph of the statue


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