Historical Maps by Robert T. Aitchison from the Collection of James Yarnell

Collection Summary

Title: Historical Maps by Robert T. Aitchison from the Collection of James Yarnell
Call Number: MS 2006-03
Size: 5.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by James Yarnell
Processed By: JLY, 5-2006; MN, 12-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

The collection's 35 maps are divided into two series. The first includes 29 maps by Wichita illustrator and artist Robert T. Aitchison produced for the Mentholatum Company. These include state historical maps, and a map of the Holy Land. The second series includes six maps. These additional maps were not part of the Mentholatum Company series and include maps printed by the McCormick-Armstrong Company, a pencil sketch, a map compiled by Aitchison and rendered by Bill Jackson, and Aitchison's final map finished by Bill Jackson. The maps have all been professionally matted and framed.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Hanging Rack Mentholatum Company Maps. The series includes state historical maps and a map of the Holy Land created by Robert T. Aitchison for the Mentholatum Company. All are matted and framed.
Series 2 Hanging Rack Additional Maps. These additional maps created by Aitchison include maps printed by the McCormick-Armstrong Company, a pencil sketch, a map compiled by Aitchison and rendered by Bill Jackson, and Aitchison's final map finished by Bill Jackson. All are matted and framed.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Mentholatum Company Maps

Map 1 Arizona, 1939
Map 2 Arkansas, the Wonder State, 1941
Map 3 California, the Golden State, 1938
Map 4 California, the Golden State, 1938
Map 5 Colorado, the Centennial State, 1938
Map 6 The Dakotas, 1939
Map 7 Delaware, 1937
Map 8 Georgia, the Cracker State, 1940
Map 9 Idaho, the Gem State, Montana, the Treasure State, Wyoming, the Equality State, 1942
Map 10 Illinois, the Prairie State, 1938
Map 11 Indiana, 1938
Map 12 Iowa, the Hawk-eye State, 1939
Map 13 [Kansas], 1936
Map 14 Louisiana, the Pelican State, 1941
Map 15 Minnesota, the Gopher State, 1941
Map 16 Missouri, the "Show Me" State, 1939
Map 17 Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, 1939
Map 18 New York, the Empire State, 1939, black and white version
Map 19 New York, the Empire State, 1939, color version
Map 20 New Mexico, the Sunshine State, 1939
Map 21 Oklahoma, 1937
Map 22 Oregon, the Beaver State, 1940
Map 23 Oregon, the Beaver State, 1940, with hand water coloring
Map 24 Texas, the Lone Star State, 1938
Map 25 Utah, the Beehive State, Utah Territory [Nevada], 1940
Map 26 Utah, the Beehive State, Utah Territory [Nevada], 1940
Map 27 Washington, the Evergreen State, 1940
Map 28 Wisconsin, the Badger State, 1941
Map 29 The Holy Land From the Patriarchs to Paul's Journey, 1941

Series 2 ‒ Additional Maps

Map 30 A Chart of the History of Printing in America, compiled and designed by R. T. Atchison, printed by The McCormick-Armstrong Company, 1932
Map 31 A Chart of the History of Printing in Europe, compiled and illustrated by R. T. Atchison, printed by The McCormick-Armstrong Company, 1931
Map 32 Indian Ruins of the Southwest, compiled by R. T. Atchison, rendered by Bill Jackson, 1963
Map 33 Paleozoology of the United States, printed by McCormick-Armstrong Co., 1963
Map 34 Paths of the Roman Alphabet, map includes note: "This is the 39th Map by Robert T. Atchison, about whom Roetzel Jochems wrote in memoriam: He was the complete Bibliophile. A skillful hand, a discerning head and a loving heart-- all used together to make him an artist of endearing works. That great art is not wrought of poor materials was an early insight of his sensitive mind. All things well fashioned were in his orb of beauty. He reverenced the calligraph and cartograph, the incunable, and all books of honest design and worthy printing. Ever mirthful, he brought cheer to the lives of his fellows, and heightened the burdens of their daily rounds. And thus he hid his cares. From a library for the commonwealth, to a poker game for friends- whatever he planned he strove to shape it better than it was before. The example of this gentle man is our rich heritage. 'Without these the city is not built.' The editorial content of this map was completed the afternoon of Mr. Atchison's death, May 4, 1964, and finished by the hand of Bill Jackson, proprietor of the Four Ducks Press," 1967.
Map 35 [Spain and Portugal], pencil sketch with coloring