Archive Framed Artwork

Finding Aid 41
Union College Archives

UC 34.1 Archive Framed Artwork

Record Group :  34 (Archival Items – Multisource)
Collection : 1
Location : Archives Room stacked upright on the floor and in closet.

Processing Information : Finding Aid created by
Bruce Miracle on September 29, 2010.

Updated and second list added on October 13, 2010.

Contents Note:  Two descriptive content lists of framed items were created by Emily Jones, Library Circulation Assistant, in September and October 2010.

Contents Note:  Items on the two content lists have been broken down into categories. The content is made up of various framed paintings, prints, photographs, and other media that have been deposited in the archives over a number of years from various sources.

Contents :


  • Black and White watercolor of African man climbing a tree (1959). 13 ½ X 17 inches
  • Black and White watercolor of Three African Men boating in a canoe (1959). 13 ¾ inches X 17 inches
  • Oil on Canvas Portrait of John Wesley (Founder of Methodism) by J.E. Parker 1982 after Frank O. Salisbury. 20 X 24 inches
  • Portrait of Abigail E. Weeks, Oil painting on board (Plaque with her name mounted on Painting). 31 X 25 inches
  • Small Painting of Cumberland Falls. 12 ¾ X 9 ¾ inches
  • Small Painting of outdoor scene (river and mountains). 12 2/4 X 9 ¾ inches
  • Watercolor of Barbourville Brick Company - located on the back campus of Union College (This information was provided by a sticker located on the front of the painting). The watercolor is by H. Hitchcock. 26 X 20 inches
  • Watercolor or lithograph? Of Abigail E. Weeks Memorial Library – Union College of Kentucky. 14 ½ X 9 ¾ inches


  • An American Masterpiece by the Aaron Brothers of California (lithograph – 5700) Fall lake Landscape Scene. Given in memory of Mrs. Ruth B. Nelson by Mr. and Mrs. Grant Asher. 24 ½ X 42 inches
  • Anne Ophelia Dowden Print – “Black-eyed Susan, Honeysuckle, Fringed Loosestrife.” Plate No. XVIII. 15 X 18 inches
  • Anne Ophelia Dowden Print – “Piedmont Azalea (Rhododendron Canescens)” Plate No. XIX. 15 X 18 inches
  • Anne Ophelia Dowden Print – Ox–ey Daisy, Lady-slipper Buttercup.” Plate No. XVII. 15 ¼ X 18 inches
  • Architectural Print (possibly watercolor) – “Addition to Library Building – Union College Barbourville, KY  John F. Wilson & Assoc. – Architects, Lexington KY” By Chas Akers ’61. 20 X 30 inches
  • Architectural Print of ??? by Roan Framing. 26 ½ X 19 inches
  • Lithograph of Barbourville, KY? A scene of early Barbourville around the time it was first settled. (Sticker on front identifies it as Barbourville).  22 X 16 inches
  • Lithograph? – Portrait of John Wesley (Founder of Methodism) by Frank O. Salisbury. 23 ½ X 19 ½ inches
  • Lithographic Landscape of Chateau of Chillon by G. Courbet. 27 ½ x 32 inches
  • Print of Eagle standing on American Flag, includes a quote by President George Bush (January 20, 1989) by Mitchell D. Talle. Print has a Gilded Frame.  Gift from Cherry Owens. Printed Treasures 12/100 Established 1990 Signature? 31 ½ X 37 ½ inches
  • Ray Harm Print – “Mountain Chickadee – Parusgameli”. Crest Plate XII. 19 ½ X 16 ¾ inches
  • Ray Harm Print – “Yellow breasted Chat” Ieteria Virens. Crest Plate VI. 19 ½ X 16 ¾ inches
  • Ray Harm Print – A Blue Jay and Ground Squirrel. Plate No. XIII. 19 X 23 ½ inches


  • 2 Black and White (Sepia tone) photographs of John Henry Wilson. 15 X 10 ½ inches
  • Black and White Aerial Photograph of the “Skyline Highway to the Pinnacle at Cumberland Gap.” 13 ¼ X 10 inches
  • Black and White Aerial Photograph of the Union College Campus – Photographer unknown. 19 X 23 inches
  • Black and White Collection of Photographs of Men (possibly the Kentucky State Senate) Center Picture is William O’Connell Bradley, United States Senator – Elect. Printed on the Picture is the quote, “They All Sat Steady in the Boat” as well as the year “1908” and a city “Frankfort, KY”. Photos by H.A. Gretter.  28 X 22 inches
  • Black and White framed Photograph of “Jack C. Phillips and the Energy Gas Committee Strike Gas – October 28, 1983” Pictured from left to Right – Dr. Harold E. Jones, D. Deril Mays, Dr. Jack Phillips, Mr. Sam Davies, Dr. Walter Powell, not pictured Mr. James Murphy. 31 X 17 inches
  • Black and White framed Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking with unknown. 24 X 20 inches
  • Black and White Photograph of (First name unknown? Last name Stewart) – Library Donor. 13 X 17 inches
  • Black and White photograph of Elsie W. Cuhn, sister of Geo H. Wilson and Lena Keesling. Room dedicated to her in Science Building. 11 X 14 inches
  • Black and White photograph of Lena W. Keesling. 11 X 14 inches
  • Black and White Photographs (Collage) of scenes from Union College 1906-1921. 21 X 17 ½ inches
  • Framed Ariel Picture of Barbourville KY (color) including Union College Campus by Bob Boyd Aerial Photos #48. 20 X 24 inches
  • Framed Photograph of “The Loyal Eighteen” accompanied with newspaper articles documenting the significance of the group. 18 X 22 inches
  • Framed Photograph, written on picture, “This is a photograph of the first explosion of atomic shell fired from a cannon – witnessed by us a Freudman’s Flat, Nevada on May 29, 1953” – Jim Robsion Jr. M.C. Class of 1919. 23 X 27 inches


  • Black and White handwritten map of trails and roads of early Knox County and Historic Sites. May by Dwight D. Warren, copyright 1996 from the History of Knox County, Kentucky by K.S. Sol Warren 1976. 12 X 14 ½ inches
  • Charter of Phi Delta Kappa – Charter Members (Union College, Kentucky) October 11, 1982. 18 X 24 inches
  • Copy of Declaration of Independence “Presented to Union College by the class of 1933” – W.R. Lundy. 15 X 17 inches
  • Framed Charter for Union College Kentucky Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, November 2, 1985. 14 ¼ X 20 inches.
  • Framed Future Teachers of America Charter, John Owen Gross Chapter, Union College, Barbourville, KY, March 26, 1943. 18 ¾ X 15 ¼ inches
  • Framed Phi Delta Kappa District VIII Award presented to Union College for achievement as an outstanding chapter 1988-89. 16 X 13 ½ inches
  • Framed Union College Board of Trustee Resolution 1993. 14 X 16 ½ inches
  • Framed Union College Program (During President Mahlon A. Miller’s term). 17 X 14 inches
  • Pen and ink drawing of Augusta College, Augusta KY. 11 ½ X 13 ½ inches
  • Pen and Ink of Sewing Spinning Wheel and basket by Muff Jones. 22 ½ by 18 ½ inches.
  • Sketch Portrait of an elderly man. First name is W.V. but unable to make out last name. 17 X 23 ½ inches
  • Wooden Memorial Display with brass gilding. “In Memoriam World War II” “Union College honors her sons who died in Service” -Hobart Elmer Brock, Henry W. Jones, Harold P. Corey, Kenneth Marsee, Frank N. Dunn, Curtis Massey, Herman A. Faulkner, Gillous G. Miracle, William O. Herndon, Claude P. Smith, John Randall Hudson, James W. Sowder, Walter W. White, Lawrence Smith, Edison J. Disney 34 X 25 inches
  • Wooden Plaque for The Union College Parents’ Association, “In honor of Parents interested in the college.” 15 X 20 inches

African Collection (Paintings):

  • Oil on Board – Landscape of African Village with small huts (Mountainous Background). By Nolkasi (name hard to distinguish). 21 X 26 inches
  • Oil on Board – Writing on back provides painting title, “Burning of Tall Grass” by Nolkasi? (name hard to distinguish) Bought in Kinshasa, Zaire 1972. A scene of two people boating on a lake in Africa. 15 X 19 inches
  • Oil on Canvas – African forest village scene in which the lake reflects the sky. Writing on painting is hard to distinguish – either the painting is by someone named Bomeko or it is referring to the city of Bamako, Mali, possibly. 16 x 31 inches
  • Oil on Canvas – African villagers stand on riverfront and watch two men boating nearby by Nolkasi? (name hard to distinguish). 25 X 17 ½ inches
  • Oil on Canvas – River Scene in Africa that includes two men boating nearby a village by Samba (possibly Sambi) Phillip 1959. Given by Emily and L.G. Sapp. 19 ½ X 15 ½ inches
  • Oil on Canvas – Three African Huts in Village. Writing on back provides painting title, “Leopoldville” 1959 by Samba (possibly Sambi) Phillip (Philipe). Engraved Plaque that states, “Given by Emily and L.G. Sapp”. 18 X 13 inches
  • Three African watercolor scenes depicting African hunters spearing animals at night by Oballbi? (name hard to distinguish). 38 X 15 inches

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