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James A. McGrath papers, 1950-2011

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Creator:
McGrath, James A., 1928-
Subject:
Tobey, Mark
Rauschenberg, Robert
Wiley, William T.
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts
United States Information Agency
United States.Department of Defense
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.4 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of arts educator James A. McGrath measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2011. Included are McGrath's papers concerning his artist's residencies and workshops for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in the Yemen Republic, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of the Congo, 1990-1995. Also found are McGrath's papers concerning artist William Wiley. These papers date from Wiley's high school days and includes correspondence, writings, student files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.
Citation:
James A. McGrath papers, 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Six Documenta catalogs, originally donated to AAA with the James A. McGrath Papers Concerning William T. Wiley, were deaccessioned and transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
The Archives of American Art also holds several collections related to William T. Wiley including an oral history interview conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom, October 8-November 20, 1997 and the William T. Wiley illustrated journals on microfilm reel 910. Additional papers of James A. McGrath located at the University of Washington.
Biography Note:
James A. McGrath (1928- ) is an artist and educator in Santa Fe, New Mexico. McGrath was a high school art teacher at Columbia High School in Richland, Washington, where he taught William T. Wiley.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by James A. McGrath in five accessions between 2010-2015. A drawing on tree bark was donated by William T. Wiley in 2016 (McGrath returned the sketch to Wiley at the time of his donation to the Archives in 2015).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sketches
Performance artists
Photographs
Prints
Drawings
Painters
Art
Paintings
Illustrators
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Poems
Postcards
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)301046
AAA_collcode_mcgrjame
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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