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Correspondence with Charles Sawyer, 1935-1937

Creator:
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957
Subject:
Sawyer, Charles Henry
Addison Gallery of American Art
Federal Art Project
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Worcester Art Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
6 items (on 1 partial microfilm reel)
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 between Francis Henry Taylor, director of the Worcester Art Museum, and Charles Sawyer, curator of the Addison Gallery of American Art regarding the WPA Federal Art Projects in New England. Included are: a letter from Sawyer to Taylor, Sept. 11, 1935, regarding "the Government art projects. ... I am anxious to keep these projects from getting into the wrong hands, but I am not, on the other hand, anxious to get involved in the political complications of the 'New Deal.' In another exchange, Taylor thanks Sawyer for sending him a copy of his letter, July 8, 1937, to Richard Morrison, Ass't to Holger Cahill, in which Sawyer compares the FAP to the PWAP, comments on the organization of the FAP,
and recommends that an "advisory committee, regionally organized, within each state, might be definitely useful to you...if they were...informed of what the Federal Art Project was trying to do." In a letter of Aug. 30, 1937, Sawyer encloses a copy of a letter he received from Morrison regarding FAP funding. Also included are a carbon of a letter from Taylor to Sawyer, Sept. 14, 1937, regarding his opinion that the Advisory committee not get involved in WPA funding; and a letter from Sawyer to Taylor, Oct. 28, 1937, enclosing Sawyer's letter to Morrison (never sent) regarding a controversy over a loan of murals in a WPA exhibition. [Microfilm title: Addison Gallery of American Art papers].
Citation:
Correspondence with Charles Sawyer, 1935-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2786 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Gallery at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated 1964 by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass.
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to the arts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9553
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211753
AAA_collcode_taylfrah
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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