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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 047
Description Career, Romance, and Fmdy both sides of the family. Science appealed to him more than the artistic yet he is more than the average in the latter. In an athletic way he ranks very low and did from the first. He re- sembled his mother's father in that respect, but both were good sports in a game of chance. Our next great event was four years later when Ruth ar- rived? A girl was our wish this time and for activity there was stalled the first sound system" the school had ever had (1927), and in 1945 he became leader of the "district media center." In that capacity Willard Harwood prepared numerous slide programs, film strips, and training films, and worked on the development of many courses of study and experimental programs used by a number of the city schools in addition to his work at Jordan High School. Willard died on October 5, 1982, in Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, James T. Harwood, and survived by one daughter, Mrs. Stan- ley (Phyllis Virginia) Price of Napa, California, and one son, W. R. Harwood, Jr., of Henderson, Nevada; "seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, H. James, and one sister, June." Dibble, "James `I'. Harwood," Snlt Lnke Tribe, 11 November 1979; Obituary Notice, Snlt Ldke Trithne, 7 October 1982; and "W. R. Harwood, educator, dies," Deseret News, 7-8 Octo- ber 1982. 41 Ruth Harwood (1896-1958) was born in Salt Lake City and, as a child, she was undoubtedly her father's favorite model for numerous works done both in Utah and Europe. She entered the University of Utah around 1916 and gradu- ated with a degree in English in 1920. In that year the girl also won a prize at the University for "the best poetry of the year, 1919-20." After graduation she moved with her parents, younger brother H. James, and sister June to Berkeley, California. In 1921 Ruth began graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley, and that year she "won the Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize . . . for the best unpublished group of poems during the year" at Berkeley. Shortly thereafter she won a prize "for writing an outstanding one-act play," but she graduated with a master's degree, around 1923, in Graphic Art. For approximately the next five years, J. T. Harwood's eldest daughter was primarily interested in painting. The works she created were either in poster paint or an ink spatter medium developed by the artist. Ink was spattered with a brush and spatula, with nega- tive areas blacked out with a gum arabic solution. They were illustrations to her writings and are heavily symbolic in their mystical themes. Ruth also published a book on graphic design and won the Browning National Poetry contest along with many other honors during these years. This energetic and highly creative woman continued her painting into the 193Os, mostly in Berkeley, California. She formed a partnership with Lois Atkins, and they sold a line of artistic gift cards. Harwood also wrote poetry which she illustrated and published herself on a handpress in her Berkeley home. She illustrated the poetry of Ruth Saint Denis, Fhne Meditntion and Lotns Light (published by Houghton-Mifflin). Denis was one of the most important pioneers of twentieth-century American dance. Ruth Harwood lived in Santa Barbara, California, during the 1940s and 1950s and died in 1958. Ruth Harwood Collection, Special Collections Department, Uni- versity of Utah Library, Salt Lake City. 47
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327527
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327527