This collection features materials related to the life of Henry ("Harry") Arthur McArdle, an Irish-born painter whose works depicting major events in Texas history - including the battle of San Jacinto and the Alamo - are considered important contributions to the state's artistic heritage. McArdle studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, served under Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War and was Baylor University's first professor of art.
Items in this collection include McArdle's personal journals and account books, correspondence, sketches, drawing aids and other ephemera pertaining to his life's work.
Materials for this collection were contributed by The Texas Collection at Baylor University and by the family of Henry McArdle's descendants. Baylor University is grateful for McArdle's family's assistance in creating this collection.
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