Guide to the Angus McDougall Scrapbook, 1926-1964


Angus McDougall taught sculpture in Durham, N.C. and made numerous sculptural renderings of Duke University professors, students, and affiliates, as well as other major figures including Helen Keller and Frederick Douglas.

His scrapbook contains photographs of his sculptures and his human subjects, family photos, clippings, a book jacket and correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
McDougall, Angus Dougal.
Angus McDougall Scrapbook 1926-1964
Language of Material
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 Items
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Collection Overview

Scrapbook contains family photos, photos of Angus McDougall’s sculptures, clippings, a book jacket for George Roy Elliot’s 1953 Flaming Minister: A Study of Othello as a Story of Love and Hate designed by McDougall and a 1959 letter with accompanying photographs from “Brother Tom.”

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Angus McDougall was born in Oxford, England. He studied sculpture in Boston, Massachusetts during the 1920s, and later in Italy. Eventually he returned to England to study drawing and architecture, and where he enrolled in the Royal College of Art’s Sculpture School. In 1938, he returned to the U.S. and served as a designer for Steuben Glass, Inc. and as advertising manager at Creative Age Press. He later moved to Durham, N.C., where he taught sculpture and made portrait heads on commission.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • McDougall (William) Papers, 1892-1982 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Art and Artifacts (University Archives) Records, 1915-2005 (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Angus McDougall Scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Angus McDougall Scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, February 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, June 2007

Accession A80-79 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.