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Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980

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Creator:
McMahon, Audrey, 1890-1981
Subject:
Cahill, Holger
O'Connor, Francis V.
Somervell, Brehon Burke
Federal Art Project (N.J.)
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.4 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:
The scattered papers of Audrey McMahon include correspondence, writings, notes and research files, and printed material assembled mainly during the late 1960s while assisting Francis V. O'Connor to complete Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969) and The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1970), and, to a lesser degree, relating to McMahon's activities as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey. Included are photocopies of original correspondence (1935-1941) between McMahon and Holger Cahill and Brehon Somervell, held by the National Archives.
Citation:
Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
The bulk of Audrey McMahon's papers reside in the National Archives, together with the records of the WPA Federal Artist Project files. The Archives of American Art holds a 1964 interview with McMahon done by Harlan Phillips as part of the Archives New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Biography Note:
Audrey McMahon served under Holger Cahill as Regional Director for the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey from 1935 to 1939. She died at age 87 in 1981.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Geraldine Rhoads, executrix of McMahon's estate.
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
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6093
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216235
AAA_collcode_mcmaaudr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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