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Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Subject:
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul  Search this
Weston, Faith  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
International Association of Art.United States Committee  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society  Search this
Food for Freedom, Inc  Search this
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)  Search this
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)  Search this
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
24.3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 24.3 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book, "Freedom in the Wilds," writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers document his involvement with the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, the International Association of the Plastic Arts, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the YMCA in Baghdad.
Citation:
Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Reel N69-76: Originals returned to Harold Weston after microfilming.
Reel 1293: Originals returned to Faith Barton Weston after microfilming.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
A portion of Harold Weston's papers were loaned for microfilming on reels N69-76 and 1293. Some, but not all, of these papers were included in later donations. Syracuse University also circa 14 linear feet of Harold Weston's papers.
Biography Note:
Harold Weston (1894-1972) was a painter and abstract artist from New York, N.Y. President of the U.S. Commission of the International Association of Art, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors and chairman of National Council on the Arts and Government.
Provenance:
Harold Weston's widow Faith Borton Weston donated the papers in several increments between 1972-1980.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Lantern slides  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Articles  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Speeches  Search this
Glass negatives  Search this
Poems  Search this
Notes  Search this
Etchings  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Copper plates  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Woodcuts  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211542
AAA_collcode_westharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211542