University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the San Jacinto Monument Freize Sculpture Sketches, ca. 1936-1939



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McVey, William M. 1905-1995
Title: San Jacinto Monument Frieze Sculpture Sketches
Dates: ca. 1936-1939
Abstract: Collection consists of two sketches of scenes from the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument probably drawn by William M. McVey.
Accession No.: 91-201
Extent: 2 sketches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William M. McVey (1905-1995) was a sculptor who studied at Rice Institute in Houston and the Cleveland Institute of Art. After serving in World War II he returned to the Cleveland Institute of Art to head the Sculpture Department there. A highly regarded sculptor and teacher in Texas and nationally, he created the stone frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument near Houston, the Davy Crockett Memorial in Ozona, the James Bowie Memorial in Texarkana and numerous other works of note on the Rice University campus and at the Houston Museum of Art.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two sketches of scenes from the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument probably drawn by William M. McVey. These sketches were separated from the William H. Morrow Collection.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995--Archives
Subjects
San Jacinto Monument (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

San Jacinto Monument Freize Sculpture Sketches, ca. 1936-1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sarah Clark, January 1992. Subsequent revisions were made by Linda Peterson, August 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S129a Sketches