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Isabel Peterson papers, 1942-1980

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Creator:
Peterson, Isabel
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor
Kappel, Philip
Kroll, Leon
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 600 items (on 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.
Summary:
Materials relating to the annual art exhibitions of paintings by U.S. merchant seamen, organized and directed by Peterson. Included are: a 4 page typescript carbon describing Peterson's involvement with the exhibitions; rough drafts of her curriculum vitae and her resume; correspondence with museum directors, government agencies, artists, John Taylor Arms, Leon Kroll, Philip Kappel, and others; writings by Peterson and others; photographs of the seamen, their art work, and the exhibitions; a scrapbook with exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings; photographs, and other material regarding the exhibitions; loose clippings and news releases; a book, ART IN THE ARMED FORCES, 1944, edited by Aimee Crane; and one issue of HERITAGE VILLAGER MAGAZINE, 1978.
Citation:
Isabel Peterson papers, 1942-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm roll 3770 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Selected items from this collection have been digitized and are available online via AAA's website.
Biography Note:
Curator, exhibition designer; Conn. Asked by Vice Admiral Emory S. Land, of the War Shipping Administration to establish a recreation department for wartime merchant seamen. Developed, organized, and directed 5 annual exhibitions of paintings of merchant seamen of the U.N. (1943-1946). Juries for these shows included John Taylor Arms, chairman, Leon Kroll, Reginald Marsh, Jo Davidson, Raphael Soyer, and other well-known artists. The exhibitions were shown in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and other museums around the country.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Isabel Peterson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Exhibition catalogs
Merchant marine
Museum curators
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6937
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209066
AAA_collcode_peteisab
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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