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Onya La Tour papers, 1928-1969

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Creator:
La Tour, Onya, 1896-1976
Subject:
Fleichen, H.A.
Hirshburg, Roy
Federal Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Federal Art Project
Indiana Museum for Modern Art
Onya La Tour Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
7 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
30 diaries, 1930-1969, some illustrated; files on artists, family members and friends containing correspondence, sketches, biographical information and photographs; correspondence and clippings relating to the Indiana Museum for Modern Art; a scrapbook of sketches by artist friends, mostly by Helen West Heller, photographs, poems and short stories written for her; material relating to the Federal Art Gallery of the WPA, 1936-1937; material relating to the Onya La Tour Gallery, 1938-1939; a proposal for an art gallery in Puerto Rico, and miscellany.
Among the correspondents are Rifka Angel, Maurice Becker, David Burliuk, Stuart Davis, Katherine Dreier, John D. Graham, Helen West Heller, Roy Hirshburg, Joseph Konzal, Larry Lebduska, Guy and Genoi Pettit McCoy, Emanuel Romano; Robert Morris, Ann Goldthwaite and others.
Citation:
Onya La Tour papers, 1928-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 802-808 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Art collector, dealer, and painter; Columbus, Ind. La Tour founded the Indianapolis Museum for Modern Art, which no longer exists. She was director of the Federal Art Gallery, N.Y., and the Onya La Tour Gallery, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material lent for microfilming 1973 by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Indianapolis Museum of Art also holds additional papers not included on the microfilm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Address books
Art
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Federal aid to the arts
Gallery records
Journals (accounts)
Museum records
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9741
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212079
AAA_collcode_latoonya
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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