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Frances Foy and Gustaf Dalstrom papers, 1909-1961

Creator:
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar), 1893-1971
Subject:
Federal Art Project
Public Works of Art Project
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Arrangement:
I. Biographical. II. Correspondence. III. New Deal materials. IV. Exhibitions. V. Financial. VI. Printed matter. VII. Lists and notes.
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:
Correspondence, New Deal materials, exhibition and financial records.
Two brief biographies by Frances Foy for "Leading American Women"; Illinois Academy of Fine Arts membership cards for Foy and Dalstrom; correspondence, with the Art Institute of Chicago and other museums, local galleries, dealers, and arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society, American Federation of Arts, and Chicago Society of Etchers; a letter of 3/26/34 from fellow artist Rifka Angel regarding selection of artists for Public Works of Art Projects; New Deal art project materials, including correspondence about a mural commemorating Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at Lincoln Memorial and with federal agencies,concerning commissions, contracts, vouchers, drawings and blueprints for projects, announcements, speeches, and articles on the government art programs.
Exhibition records include receipts, loan agreements, checklists, and shipping forms. Financial records include invoices, pricelists, purchase orders, receipts, remittances, and vouchers from private customers. Printed materials include news clippings, brochures, advertisements from art supply companies; articles on exhibitions, newsletters from arts organizations, announcements and catalogs of exhibitions, and a copy of Dali's "Declaration of the Independence of the Imagination and the Rights of Man to His Own Madness" 1939.
Citation:
Frances Foy and Gustaf Dalstrom papers, 1909-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4077-4078 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Muralists and painters; Chicago, Ill. Married in 1923. Worked on the Public Works of Art Project and Federal Art Project. Painted several post office murals. Belonged to local arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society and the No-Jury Society of Artists. Foy, who used her maiden name professionally, gained recognition locally for her paintings of flowers.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Lars M. Dalstrom, son of Frances Foy and Gustaf O. Dalstrom.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Administrative records
Art
Art and state
Drawings
Exhibition catalogs
Federal aid to the arts
Financial records
Muralists
Painters
Public art
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211497
AAA_collcode_foyfrang
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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