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Creator Skuldt, Hjalmar A.
Title Hjalmar A. Skuldt papers,
Dates of Creation 1921-1972.
Physical Description 4 folders.
Language of Material English and Norwegian
Scope & Content The Hjalmar A. Skuldt Papers consist of his artwork in various media, including a series of etchings of buildings and scenes of 19th-century Madison, Wis. that comprised part of an undergraduate thesis on old Madison at the University of Wisconsin in Applied Art; etchings from classmates at the University of Wisconsin from 1927-1931; and copies of several Christmas cards Skuldt illustrated. Also included is correspondence from friends and colleagues, including several letters from the author August Derleth regarding the use of Skuldt's woodcuts for illustrative material in his books. There are also a small number of photographs of Skuldt, including ones taken with friends at school, and two small published booklets titled "Woodcuts, U.S.A." by Helen West Heller, 1947, and "John Muir, 1838-1914" by Linnie Marsh Wolfe, undated.

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Archival History Presented by Hjalmar A. Skuldt, 1972? (accession number 72.007)
Finding Aids An inventory for this collection is available.
People Derleth, August William, 1909-1971
Skuldt, Hjalmar A.
Subjects Art
Historic buildings
Artists
Places1 Madison (Wis.)
Places2 Mount Horeb (Wis.)
Object Name Papers
Notes Items relating to Hjalmar Skuldt available at the Wisconsin Historical Society include:

Author/Creator: Skuldt, Hjalmar A.
Title: Line etchings and drawings, 1931.
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder) and 20 drawings (1 folder).
Summary: Line etchings and drawings of early Madison, Wisconsin, prepared by Skult for a Bachelor of Science thesis in Applied Arts at the University of Wisconsin in 1931.
Call Number: SC 317
Call Number: PH 1264 (3)

Items relating to Hjalmar A. Skuldt at the University of Wisconsin Libraries:

Author: Derleth, August William, 1909-1971.
Title: Village daybook: a Sac Prairie journal/ by August Derleth : illustrations by Frank Utpatel : endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt. Publisher: Chicago, [Ill.] : Pelligrini & Cudahy, c1947. Call Number: Micro Film 4273. Notes: Filmed with Atmosphere of houses / August Derleth. Call Number: PS3507 E69 V4

Author: Derleth, August William, 1909-1971.
Title: Village year; a Sac Prairie journal / by August Derleth ; wood engravings by Frank Utpatel ; endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt. Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, 1941. Call Number: PS3507 E 69 V5
Associated Materials Items relating to Hjalmar Skuldt available at the Wisconsin Historical Society include:

Author/Creator: Skuldt, Hjalmar A.
Title: Line etchings and drawings, 1931.
Quantity: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder) and 20 drawings (1 folder).
Summary: Line etchings and drawings of early Madison, Wisconsin, prepared by Skult for a Bachelor of Science thesis in Applied Arts at the University of Wisconsin in 1931.
Call Number: SC 317
Call Number: PH 1264 (3)

Items relating to Hjalmar A. Skuldt at the University of Wisconsin Libraries:

Author: Derleth, August William, 1909-1971.
Title: Village daybook: a Sac Prairie journal/ by August Derleth : illustrations by Frank Utpatel : endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt. Publisher: Chicago, [Ill.] : Pelligrini & Cudahy, c1947. Call Number: Micro Film 4273. Notes: Filmed with Atmosphere of houses / August Derleth. Call Number: PS3507 E69 V4

Author: Derleth, August William, 1909-1971.
Title: Village year; a Sac Prairie journal / by August Derleth ; wood engravings by Frank Utpatel ; endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt. Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, 1941. Call Number: PS3507 E 69 V5
Call Number ARM 76-10
Catalog ID Number 1972.007.0001
Collection Inventory The following 2-page inventory to the Hjalmar A. Skuldt Papers is included for searching purposes only. A more readable version is available at the Dane County Historical Society’s records center. Please contact the DCHS for more information.

Folder 1, Artwork
1. Letter describing items, written by Hjalmar Skult in 1972 at time of donation.
2. Etching, "Walker's Castle," n.d.
3. Etching, "Second State Capitol," n.d.
4. Watercolor Christmas card depicting Madison, Wis. skyline, n.d.
5. 5" x 7" acrylic painting of a sailboat on a lake, n.d.
6. Framed etching, "Capitol City," n.d.
7. Etching, "Madison Skyline," 1931.
8. Etching, "Madison's First High School," n.d.
9. Etching, "Old Spring Tavern," n.d.
10. Etching, "Madison in 1870," n.d.
11. Etching, "First Capitol in Madison in 1836," n.d.
12. Etching, "Madison's First Bank," n.d.
13. Etching, "Madison Street Scene, 1850"
14. Etching, "Peck's Log Cabin," n.d.
15. Etching, "Madison's First Church," n.d.
16. 8" x 10" black & white photograph of Hjalmar Skult, "The Silver Smith," signed by "Carter," n.d.
17. Christmas card on parchment paper with woodcut, frontispiece for "Place of Hawks," signed by August Derleth, n.d.
18. Packet of etchings from Hjalmar Skuldt's classmates.
a. Letter from Skuldt explaining the items
b. Etching of a lake scene, signed Trachte, n.d.
c. 8" x 10" black & white photograph of map of Wisconsin, made with collage of smaller photos. "Made 1930-5 for State Planning Board, Hjalmar Skuldt, 15-May-1972."
d. "Seventh Convention at Madison, WI, Society for Ornithology" pamphlet. On back page is a scratch-board drawing of the "Passenger Pigeon Monument Erected at Wyalusing State Park" by Hjalmar Skuldt, 1947.
e. Etching of a Japanese maiden in kimono with umbrella, signed Conway, n.d.
f. Etching of a skyscraper, unsigned, n.d.
g. Etching of two fishermen bringing in a net on a lake, signed Ellen D. Wright, n.d.
h. Etching of an old man in a hat, signed Tejere Viken, 1931.
i. Etching of a squirrel in a tree, signed by Ralph J. Bailey, n.d.
j. Etching of an old woman sweeping the floor, signed by Ruth Danielson, n.d.
k. Etching of three children, signed by Ruth Danielson, n.d.
l. Etching of a city skyline (unidentified), signed by Porter Butte, 1926.
m. Etching of man in boat, signed by H. Lewis Koch, n.d.
n. Etching of two nude men carrying a nude woman, signed Alonzo Hanson, 1930.
o. Etching of two oxen pulling men in a cart, signed by Frank Denson, n.d.

Folder 2, Correspondence
1. Letter from Cesar Algen, 1963. Includes envelope and a photograph of Algen with Hjalmar Skuldt.
2. Letter of reference for Hjalmar Skuldt to Ray Wilcox from Mrs. Marion Boswell, 1968.
3. Letter from the State of Wisconsin verifying Civil Service employment, 1969.
4. Letter from Ray Wilcox, 1970.
5. Letter from August Derleth, n.d.
6. Letter from August Derleth, n.d.

Folder 3, Photographs
1. Hjalmar Skuldt ice fishing, n.d.
2. Man and woman sitting at dining table (Skuldt and wife?), n.d.
3. Skuldt in white suit, n.d.
4. Skuldt in chair, n.d.
5. Photographic postcard of two people riding in old car, 1910. Text is in Norwegian.
6. Skuldt in costume with a fake beard, n.d.
7. Skuldt smoking a pipe and reading a book, n.d.
8. "A group of fly-tress. I was not a chartered member, but attended sometimes," May 21, 1972.
9. School photograph, "Freshman class at Mt. Horeb High School, the year was 1921. I am fourth from left in next to bottom row."
10. Autographed black & white photograph of Harold Kleinzberg, "World Famous Dancer," taken by Skuldt, n.d.
11. Copy of Autographed black & white photograph of Harold Kleinzberg, "World Famous Dancer," taken by Skuldt, n.d.
12. Black & white photograph take by Skuldt, "My grandmother and her loom; this picture was made sometime in the 1930s or before."

Folder 4, Miscellaneous
1. "Woodcuts, U.S.A." by Helen West Heller, Oxford University Press: New York, 1947.
2. "John Muir, 1838-1914" by Linnie Marsh Wolfe, Houghton-Mifflin: Boston, n.d.
3. Program from production of "Rip Van Winkle." "West High School Parent Teachers Association Presents Madison Civic Theater in Rip Van Winkle, West High Auditorium, Nov. 5, 6, 7." Inside of program is photograph of Skuldt in costume, as he played Hendrick Hudson (his ghost).
4. Registration card for Skuldt at the University of Wisconsin showing fees due for current semester in 1928, in Applied Arts. Card also served as membership card for the Wisconsin Memorial Union.