Papers of Cedric W. Windas

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Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library Collection 30

The following is excerpted from the finding aid for the collection.

Title: Papers of Cedric Wilford Windas

Dates: 1888-1966. (bulk dates 1939 – 1966).

Creator: Cedric Wilford Windas

Extent: 6 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics: Original hand-colored and pen and ink illustrations, documents, artifacts of diving

Abstract: Collection of books decorated by Windas, his original pen and ink illustrations published in the 1930s and 1940s, a scrapbook created from found materials.

Biographical Notes:
Cedric Windas was an illustrator known between the World Wars and after for his portrayal of Navy life and customs. His original gouache paintings are affixed to books by means of transparent sticky tape. He created a large scrapbook and its cover, completed in 1957. His drawings for a book published under the title, “Traditions of the Navy”, are featured in this collection, which can also be viewed in issues of the magazine “Our Navy”, 1939-1946, held in our periodical collection. The collection is available for research under supervision only, due to the fragility of the works.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: Papers of Cedric Windas
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. See the copyright notice here.

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