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Julian Harris Photograph Collection

Julian Harris Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Julian Harris Photograph Collection
Identification: VAC019
Date: 1987
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The photographs in this collection document the studio of sculptor Julian H. Harris and the 1987 exhibit at the Georgia Tech library commemorating his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Julian Harris (1906-1987) graduated from Georgia Tech in 1928 with a B.S. in architecture and soon became a noted free-lance sculptor, contributing many sculptures to the Atlanta area. Some of his work for the Georgia Tech campus includes ten busts of famous engineers and scientists, the bronze gate of the Naval Armory, and the stained glass window in Brittain Dining Hall. Harris taught part time in the College of Architecture for 34 years.

Scope and Content Note

The Julian Harris Photograph Collection includes photographs of the 1987 Georgia Tech library exhibit showing his work and photographs of his studio taken in July 1987, approximately six months after his death. The bulk of the photographs depict his studio. This collection contains silver gelatin prints in good condition.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Harris, Julian H., (Julian Hoke), 1906-1987
Mayer, Paul, 1923-
Sculptors--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Julian Harris Photograph Collection (VAC019), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1990.0504 (old number: 90-05-04).

Processing Information

Laura Masce processed these papers in 2003.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. May 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

    All photograph copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

    Container List

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    VAC 019-1: Visitors viewing glass case containing medallions, 1987
    VAC 019-2: Visitors viewing pictures of Julian Harris and his work, 1987
    VAC 019-3: Glass case exhibiting Uncle Remus and University of Virginia medallions, 1987
    VAC 019-4: Visitors viewing Uncle Remus medallions, 1987
    VAC 019-5: Glass case displaying medallions for the Fox Theater (created ca. 1979) and the Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia (created ca. 1978), 1987
    VAC 019-6: Glass case of medallions with photos of Julian Harris's studio in background, 1987
    VAC 019-7: Visitors looking at photos of Julian Harris's studio, 1987
    VAC 019-8: Contact sheet of Julian Harris exhibit, 1987
    VAC 019-9: Sculpted plaque of Paul G. W. Mayer (now near the Skiles building). Background contains a miniature of the Stone Mountain carving, 1987
    VAC 019-10: Models for Uncle Remus sculptures in studio, placed at Lenox Square Mall, 1987
    VAC 019-11: Concrete and wood sculptures within studio, 1987
    VAC 019-12: Three models of busts on shelf, one being Coach William A. Alexander, 1987
    VAC 019-13: Close-up of three busts on shelf, 1987
    VAC 019-14: Models of sculptures placed at the Henry Grady Memorial, 1987
    VAC 019-15: Contact sheet of Julian Harris studio, 1987
    VAC 019-16: Rope hanging from studio ceiling, 1987
    VAC 019-17: Hanging sculpture with Uncle Remus medallion in background, 1987
    VAC 019-18: Studio door surrounded by anniversary medallions of the Cloister at Sea Island (created 1978), UVA (1969), and Mandeville Mills (1951), 1987
    VAC 019-19: Stained jug, 1987
    VAC 019-20: Medallion of the State of Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts (created ca. 1983), 1987
    VAC 019-21: Bowl and whisk, 1987
    VAC 019-22: "Negro Head" sculpture model (ca. 1937), 1987
    VAC 019-23: Bust of unidentified male, 1987
    VAC 019-24: Photographs on studio wall, 1987
    VAC 019-25: Various framed documents, including State of Georgia architecture license, 1987
    VAC 019-26: Framed picture and poem, 1987
    VAC 019-27-a: Glass bottles on studio windowsill, 1987
    VAC 019-28: Sculptures on desk surrounded by papers, 1987
    VAC 019-29: Studio tools, 1987
    VAC 019-30: Hat and tools on wooden table, 1987
    VAC 019-31: Various tools and fly-swatter hanging on wall, 1987
    VAC 019-32: Several portrait sculptures on shelves, including model of Coach William A. Alexander sculpture, 1987
    VAC 019-33: Hanging tools and tools on a work table, with plastic Georgia Tech cup in foreground, 1987
    VAC 019-34: Harris's tools mounted on wall, 1987
    VAC 019-35: Various medallions and miniature Stone Mountain model, with bird sculpture, 1987
    VAC 019-36: Contact sheet of studio, 1987
    VAC 019-37: Male and female with child sculptures, 1987
    VAC 019-38: Two male busts with several smaller sculptures, 1987
    VAC 019-39: Two models of the "Moses" sculpture (created 1933), carrying Ten Commandments Tablet, in the midst of other sculptures, 1987
    VAC 019-40: Horse sculpture, 1987
    VAC 019-41: Sketches of Paul G. W. Mayer, 1987
    VAC 019-42: Medallions, cross, and sculpted portait hanging on studio wall, 1987
    VAC 019-43: Animal sculptures and boy with horn statue in studio window, 1987
    VAC 019-44: Bookcase with books and sculptures, 1987
    VAC 019-45: Office area with bookcase and desk, 1987
    VAC 019-46: Sitting area in studio, 1987
    VAC 019-47: View of office looking out to outdoor sculptures, 1987
    VAC 019-48: Wide studio shot, 1987
    VAC 019-49: Studio shot, 1987
    VAC 019-50-1: Corner of studio with hanging medallions and sculpture, 1987
    VAC 019-51: Unidentified male busts on desk surrounded with papers, 1987
    VAC 019-52: Studio shot displaying wall medalions, 1987
    VAC 019-53: Desk and wall shot, 1987
    VAC 019-54: Workbench in foregrund with tools and sculptures in background, 1987
    VAC 019-55: Contact sheet of studio, 1987
    VAC 019-56: Shelves containing busts and sculpting materials, 1987
    VAC 019-57: Sculptures along window, 1987
    VAC 019-58: Plaque of Paul G. W. Mayer, 1987
    VAC 019-59: Bookcase and worktables, 1987
    VAC 019-60: Studio shot with garden and sculptures in background, 1987
    VAC 019-61: Small sculptures on white pillars, 1987
    VAC 019-62: Pictures of Paul G. W. Mayer on workbench in foreground, with figures and boxes on counter behind, 1987
    VAC 019-63: Model of "Saint Francis" with bird, surrounded by other sculptures., 1987
    VAC 019-64: Studio shot with workbenches in foreground, 1987
    VAC 019-65: Office corner of studio, 1987
    VAC 019-66: Office window with decorations, looking out onto sculptures mounted on outdoor wall, 1987
    VAC 019-67: "Pygmalion" (1953) sculpture, on patio wall of sculptor's studio., 1987
    VAC 019-68: Close-up of "Pygmalion", 1987
    VAC 019-69: Wide-shot of garden with "Pygmalion", 1987
    VAC 019-70: Outdoor shot with "Pygmalion", 1987
    VAC 019-71: Patio wall with various hanging sculptures, including animals and a model of Emory's Medical Research Building sculpture (top right, created 1952). Bottom left sculpture is a model of the figure used on the Mandeville Mills, 1987
    VAC 019-72: Contact sheet of studio, 1987
    VAC 019-73: Model of male with animals, created for the State of Georgia Department of Agriculture Building in 1955, 1987
    VAC 019-74: Model of female with produce, created for the State of Georgia Department of Agriculture Building in 1955, 1987
    VAC 019-75: Models of "Hygeia" (on left) and "Hippocrates" (on right), created for the entrance of Grady Memorial Hospital, 1987
    VAC 019-76: Close-up of "Hippocrates", 1987
    VAC 019-77: "Hippocrates" statue, 1987
    VAC 019-78: "Hygeia" sculpture, 1987
    VAC 019-79: Close-up of "Hygeia", 1987
    VAC 019-80: Model of bear holding frog, belonging to the "Uncle Remus" set of sculptures, 1987
    VAC 19-81: Close-up of "Uncle Remus" bear model, 1987
    VAC 19-82: "Uncle Remus" bear model, 1987
    VAC 19-83: Stone pieces on patio, 1987
    VAC 19-84: Cross with engraved figures on patio wall, 1987
    VAC 19-85: Close-up of model made ca. 1952 for the Medical Research Building at Emory, 1987
    VAC 19-86: Emory's Medical Research Building model, with cow figure below, 1987
    VAC 19-87: Sculptures on garden wall, 1987