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Lincoln Rothschild papers, 1920-1982

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983
Subject:
Archer, Edmund
Cahill, Holger
Coffey, Katherine
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.
Halpert, Edith Gregor
Mangravite, Peppino Gino
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Piccoli, Girolamo
Schmidt, Katherine
Starr, Theodore
Von Groschwitz, Gustave
Winchester, Alice
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Index of American Design
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
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:
Biographical material, interviews, printed materials, writings, correspondence, art work, and photographs.
REEL 290: Eleven scripts for radio programs on the Index of American Design, broadcast in New York throughout 1940. Interviewees include: Rothschild, Holger Cahill, director of the WPA-FAP; Edith Halpert, director of American Folk Art Gallery; Katherine Coffey, curator of Newark Museum; Alice Winchester, editor of "Antiques"; and Theodore Starr.
REEL NDA 15: Press releases; pamphlet on permanent art programs; Index of American Design papers; a report concerning government art programs; memorandum to Gustave Von Groschwitz outlining a plan for new subject matter for FAP artists; and "Report to the Sculptors of the Federal Art Project" by Girolamo Piccoli.[Report to the sculptors...under microfilm title Girolamo Piccoli]
UNMICROFILMED: Writings on art and on the Index of American Design; radio scripts for the series "The American Artists" sponsored by Artists Equity, 1953; clippings, 1936-1982; a nearly complete set of his newsletter, THE PRAGMATIST IN ART, 1964-1978; material on Kenneth Hayes Miller; resumes, school transcripts and memorabilia; photographs of Rothschild and of his sculpture; correspondence concerning THE PRAGMATIST IN ART (1964-1978), The Index of American Design (1968-1973), his research on Miller (1964-1977) and other publications, his work for Artists Equity, and other matters; a sketchbook; and a drawing. Among the correspondents are Samuel Kramer, editor of "The Shipyard Worker," Peppino Mangravite, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Betty Burroughs Woodhouse, and critics Rudolf Arnheim, John Canaday and Donald Kuspit.
Citation:
Lincoln Rothschild papers, 1920-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 290 & NDA 15 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Lincoln Rothschild (1902-1983) was a cculptor and writer in New York, N.Y. Rothschild was the director of the New York Unit of the Index of American Design, 1937-1940. He taught at Columbia University and Adelphi College, 1946-1950 and was the National Executive Director for Artists' Equity Association, 1951-57. He was the author of SCULPTURE THROUGH THE AGES (1942) TO KEEP ART ALIVE-KENNETH HAYES MILLER, AMERICAN PAINTER 1876-1956 (1974), FORMS AND THEIR MEANINGS IN WESTERN ART (1976) and numerous articles.
Provenance:
Material on reel NDA15 donated by Rothschild, 1964; remainder donated 1987 by his widow, Elisabeth Rothschild.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to public welfare
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
New Deal, 1933-1939
Photographs
Sculptors
Sketchbooks
United States Economic conditions
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210507
AAA_collcode_rothlinc
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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