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Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

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Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972
Subject:
Mumford, Lewis
Carmichael, Leonard
Weston, Faith
Rosenfeld, Paul
Sizer, Theodore
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Dows, Olin
Phillips, Duncan
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
Phillips Collection
Corcoran Gallery of Art
New York State Council on the Arts
Montross Gallery
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
International Association of Art.United States Committee
National Council on the Arts and Government
National Endowment for the Arts
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society
Food for Freedom, Inc
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
24.3 linear feet
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:
The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 24.3 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book, "Freedom in the Wilds," writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers document his involvement with the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, the International Association of the Plastic Arts, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the YMCA in Baghdad.
Citation:
Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Reel N69-76: Originals returned to Harold Weston after microfilming.
Reel 1293: Originals returned to Faith Barton Weston after microfilming.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
A portion of Harold Weston's papers were loaned for microfilming on reels N69-76 and 1293. Some, but not all, of these papers were included in later donations. Syracuse University also circa 14 linear feet of Harold Weston's papers.
Biography Note:
Harold Weston (1894-1972) was a painter and abstract artist from New York, N.Y. President of the U.S. Commission of the International Association of Art, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors and chairman of National Council on the Arts and Government.
Provenance:
Harold Weston's widow Faith Borton Weston donated the papers in several increments between 1972-1980.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Articles
Photographs
Lantern slides
Notes
Federal aid to the arts
Painting, Abstract
Poems
Art and state
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Copper plates
Christmas cards
Woodcuts
Sketches
Painting, Modern
Glass negatives
Postcards
Etchings
World War, 1914-1918
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211542
AAA_collcode_westharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211542
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