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Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979

Creator:
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955
Subject:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Mozley, Loren
Mozley, Loren
O'Keeffe, Georgia
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
420 items (on 4 microfilm reels).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical data; correspondence; sketches; exhibition materials; photographs; clippings; and press releases. Reels 3028-3030: Biographical data; correspondence with Ernest Blumenschein, Adolf Dehn, Loren Mozley, Georgia O'Keeffe and others; a transcript of an interview with Hunter's widow, Virginia Hunter Ewing, Janaury 7, 1964, regarding Hunter's tenure as State Director for the Federal Art Program of WPA in New Mexico; illustrated typescripts of Hunter's manuscripts; price lists and appraisals of his work; 4 undated sketchbooks of figure studies; annotated drawings of furniture, interior designs and mural studies; a scrapbook, 1925-1960, of newspaper clippings and other printed material; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings; photos of Hunter, his paintings and murals, and his interior design for the Officer's Club, Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico. Reel NDA 1: Press clippings and a memorial bulletin from the Roswell Museum in New Mexico where he was an administrator.
Citation:
Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel NDA 1(frames 769-839) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. microfilm reels 3028-3030 available at AAA's Washington, D.C. and Southern California offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Library; and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 3028-3030: Originals returned to the lender, Virginia Ewing, after microfilming. Reel NDA 1: Originals returned to Mrs. H. Gilbert Finke after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter, administrator and designer; Sante Fe, New Mexico. State director of the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration, a federally aided project to provide employment to artists during the Depression.
Provenance:
The lender, Mrs. Ewing, is the widow of Hunter. Material on reel NDA 1 lent by Mrs. Ewing.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Arts administrators
Designers
Federal aid to the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
New Deal, 1933-1939
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209989
AAA_collcode_huntruss
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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