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Belisario Contreras papers, 1958-1984

Creator:
Contreras, Belisario R., 1916-1990
Subject:
Agee, William C.
Biddle, George
Bruce, Margaret T.
Dows, Olin
Ealand, Maria
Gernand, John
Jacobowitz, Arlene
Jewett, Masha Zakheim
Kainen, Jacob
Kallen, Horace Meyer
Kent, Rockwell
La More, Chet Harmon
Miller, Dorothy Canning
Phelps, Merwin C.
Rein, Selma
Scott, David W.
Weston, Harold
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch
Federal Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 400 items (on partial microfilm reel).
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:
REEL 3591: Papers regarding his research on New Deal Art Projects, including correspondence and copies of correspondence with William C. Agee, George Biddle (including 16 photographs of murals in Mexico City and Washington, D.C. and a clipping), Mrs. Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Maria Ealand, Arlene Jacobowitz, Masha Zakheim Jewett (including an exhibition catalog and clippings on Bernard Baruch Zakheim), Horace Kallen, Rockwell Kent, Chet LaMore, Merwin C. Phelps, David W. Scott, Harold Weston, and others; National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposals "NDA Projects in Pennsylvania," 1975, and "Images of the Heartland," 1980, and notes from Contreras' interviews with Maria Ealand, John Gernand, Jacob Kainen, Dorothy Miller, and Selma Rein.
REEL 41: Contreras' Ph.D. thesis entitled, "The New Deal Treasury Department Art Programs and the American Artist: 1933-1943."
Citation:
Belisario Contreras papers, 1958-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3591 and 41 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Grant proposals: Location of originals unknown.
Biography Note:
Artist, art historian; Albuquerque, New York; d. 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Belisario Contreras.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5459
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208531
AAA_collcode_contbeli
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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