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Maxfield Parrish research collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6701

Scope and Contents note

The research collection includes a variety of materials including published articles about Maxfield Parrish, copies and originals of artwork from books, correspondence between John Taylor and publishing and art companies who produced Maxfield Parrish artwork, original and copies of correspondence between Mr. Taylor and Maxfield Parrish, invoices for purchases of books containing Parrish artwork, 35mm slides of artwork from an exhibit, original photo of Parrish, a calendar and other published materials with Parrish’s artwork, and prints, photographs, stock art, and original periodical pieces. Materials were gathered over a sixty year period, and include materials from 1942 through 2007.


  • 1899-2007


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maxfield Parrish research collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Arthur Taylor (1928- ) is a book collector specializing in Victoriana.

John Arthur Taylor was born in 1928. He lived in Ohio in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, while working for Proctor and Gamble, before moving to Utah during the 1990’s. He currently lives in Provo, Utah. Taylor is a book collector, specializing in Victoriana, including Anthony Trollope, Benjamin Disraeli, and Maxfield Parrish.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

6 oversize folders (1.33 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The research collection includes a variety of materials including published articles and artwork, correspondence, and other copies of artwork of Maxfield Parrish gathered by John Arthur Taylor. Materials were gathered over a 60 year period, and includes materials from 1899 through 2007.

Custodial History note

Collection was donated by the creator in 2007 from his personal collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; John Arthur Taylor; 2007.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications; works by and information about an American artist.

Separated Materials note

One framed etching by Stephen Parrish was separated to be in its own collection.

Processing Information note

Processed; Thomasina Morris; 2009.

Register of Maxfield Parrish research collection
Thomasina Morris (student processor)
21 January 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States