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Dorothy Hay Jensen papers, 1931-1991

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Creator:
Jensen, Dorothy Hay, 1910-
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Me.)
Index of American Design
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Papers relating to Jensen's work as supervisor of the WPA art projects in Maine and her work on the Index of American Design. Included are: several letters received, primarily from the National Gallery of Art's curator for the Index of American Design, 1949 and 1984-1991; notebook of a working list for the Index of American Design, which also contains annotations, notes and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940; notes; photographs of quilting, stencils, painting, and woodcarving; a rendering of a rocking chair; and printed material.
Citation:
Dorothy Hay Jensen papers, 1931-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art administrator; Maine. Supervisor of the Federal Art Project in Maine, 1936-1941; gathering information for the Index of American Design was one phase of their work. The Index of American Design was a research division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculpture, handicrafts and folk art.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Dorothy Hay Jensen.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Decorative arts
Federal aid to the arts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10863
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214631
AAA_collcode_jensdoro
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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