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Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942

Creator:
Doktor, Raphael, 1902-1995
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
All except mss.: "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives" (microfilm reel 3482) is: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility.
Summary:
Reports and photographs of the Technical Service Division of the WPA-Federal Art Project, New York; publications of the New York City WPA Art Project including "The WPA Federal Art Project a Summary of Activities and Accomplishments," undated, "Oils, Watercolors, Prints & Sculpture by Artist Teachers of the Art Teachers Division," 1939, "Art in Action: An Exposition of Work in Progress by the New York City WPA Art Project," 1941, and "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives," 1939, with clippings glued to the inside cover. (A duplicate pamphlet without the clippings was microfilmed on reel 3482). Also included are catalogs, announcements and newspaper clippings concerning Doktor's exhibitions, and the original manuscript to his novel, "The Laughing Torch" along with several rejection letters from publishers.
Citation:
Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
"Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives": microfilm reel 3482 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter; head of the Restoration, Installation and Technical Service Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP) in New York City. Died 1995.
Provenance:
Donated by Raphael Doktor, 1993-1995. An additional copy of "Technical Problems of the Artist" was donated ca. 1970 and microfilmed on reel 3482.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to public welfare
Federal aid to the arts
Mural painting and decoration
New Deal, 1933-1939
Painters
Restorers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9797
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212235
AAA_collcode_doktraph
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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