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Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964

Creator:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson
O'Hara, Eliot
Pelton, Agnes
Wells, Cady
Bloch, Albert
Cheney, Sheldon
Hiler, Hilaire
Bisttram, Emil
Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia)
De Kooning, Elaine
Albers, Josef
Dasburg, Andrew Michael
Xceron, Jean
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
Jonson Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
10.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 13 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:
Photographs, correspondence, exhibition materials, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, slides, and an untranscribed interview.
REEL NDA 14: Photographs of Jonson's murals for the Public Works of Art Project in Albuquerque, N.M. and a chart showing the relative sizes of the murals.
REELS RJ 1-RJ 10: Biographical data; correspondence with family members, artists, and others, including Josef Albers, Emil Bisttram, Albert Bloch, Sheldon Cheney, Andrew Dasburg, Elaine de Kooning, Hilaire Hiler, Beatrice S. Levy, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Eliot O'Hara, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Cady Wells, Jean Xceron, and others; diaries, 1919-1926, with sketches; notebooks; scrapbooks; lectures; photographs; and exhibition records.
REEL 76: Catalogs; photographs; slides and schedule of exhibits, 1922-1962, of the Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico; and photographs of Jonson.
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of correspondence with administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project in New Mexico and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts regarding the design and execution of murals by Jonson and Willard Nash for the Library of the University of New Mexico; an untranscribed tape of an interview of Jonson conducted by Ed Garman, undated; and two color charts, one a color circle and the other showing the main colors Jonson used, both used by Jonson to illustrate a lecture delivered at the Chili Club, December 6, 1948 [lecture is on reel RJ 9, fr. 6343-6346.]
Citation:
Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels NDA 14, 76, and RJ 1-RJ 10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel RJ 1-RJ 10: Originals returned to Raymond Jonson c/o Jonson Gallery after microfilming.
Related Materials:
Raymond Jonson papers also at Syracuse University.
Biography Note:
Painter; Albuquerque, N.M. Painted murals for the WPA Federal Art Project and other New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor, housing the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.
Provenance:
Material on reels RJ 1-10 was lent for microilming by Jonson c/o the Jonson Gallery, 1964-1965; all other material donated, 1966-1975, by Jonson and his brother Arthur, through the gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Art and state
Painters
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Mural painting and decoration
Federal aid to the arts
Sketches
Muralists
Art, Modern
Slides (photographs)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9289
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211484
AAA_collcode_jonsraym
Theme:
Diaries
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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