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Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 183, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 385, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1929
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Extent:
(7 folders; Reel D85:1260-1468; D86:1-230)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 47-53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1942
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. The collection is partially microfilmed. Use of material not microfilmed requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Edward Bruce papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960 (bulk 1932-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1966-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic media with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Francis V. O'Connor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Francis O'Connor has retained any intellectual property rights, including copyright, he may possess. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1941-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal art are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research material on New Deal art, circa 1974-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dows, Olin, 1965-1966

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 56 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 313, National Collection of Fine Arts, Central Administrative File, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Section, Dows, Olin

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 70
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic media with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Francis V. O'Connor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Francis O'Connor has retained any intellectual property rights, including copyright, he may possess. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Forbes Watson letter to Olin Dows

Creator:
Watson, Forbes, 1879-1960  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1938 Sept. 7
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15183
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Olin Dows letters, 1938-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15183
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Olin Dows letters, 1938-1949

Creator:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Subject:
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States.Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9327
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211523
AAA_collcode_dowsolin
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211523
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Oral history interview with Olin Dows, 1963 October 31

Interviewee:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12383
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213412
AAA_collcode_dows63
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213412

Chaloner Prize Foundation records, 1915-1974

Creator:
Chaloner Prize Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Dows, Olin  Search this
Rand, Robert  Search this
Rand, William  Search this
French, S. LeRoy  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
Parker, Lawton  Search this
Platt, William  Search this
Chaloner, John Armstrong  Search this
Lewis, George F.  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Legal records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6285
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220220
AAA_collcode_chalpriz
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_220220
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Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8

Interviewee:
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
White, H. Wade  Search this
Subject:
Levine, Jack  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12768
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213549
AAA_collcode_hatch64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213549

Olin Dows letters

Creator:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1938-1949
Summary:
This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.
Scope and Content Note:
This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.

Much of the correspondence is from 1941. Also of note is correspondence relating to the controversy over one of Maurice Sterne's murals for the Justice Department in 1940 and efforts to form a "Corps of Pictorial War Correspondents" in 1942. Some letters include attached documents including exhibition lists, announcements, news clippings, and reports.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Series 1: Olin Dows Letters, 1938-1949 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Olin Dows (1904-1981) was a painter and arts administrator; he primarily lived and worked in Rhinebeck, New York. Dows was born in Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. He graduated from Harvard University in 1926 and also studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts. In 1935 he was appointed director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, funded by the Works Progress Administration. In 1938 he painted a series of murals for the post office in Rhinebeck, NY, and in 1941 painted murals for the post office in Hyde Park, NY. From 1938 to 1941 Dows was on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Arts. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Engineers Corps and was commissioned as a war artist, covering the European Theater of Operations. An exhibit of works produced by this project was held in 1944, entitled "The Army at War." Dows was discharged from the army in 1945. A book of his watercolors, Franklin Roosevelt at Hyde Park, was published in 1949.
Related Material:
Also at the Archives of American Art is an interview of Olin Dows conducted on October 31, 1963, by Harlan Phillips.
Provenance:
Letters were donated in 1962 by Olin Dows; the provenance of one letter (on microfilm reel 2803) is unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Olin Dows letters are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Citation:
Olin Dows letters, 1938-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dowsolin
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Archives of American Art
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Ten Minute Break, (painting)

Painter:
Dows, Olin 1904-1981  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565
Date:
1944
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08260977
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459996

Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960, bulk, 1932-1942

Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Subject:
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian J.  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Stein, Leo  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7264
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209415
AAA_collcode_brucedwa
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209415
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Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987

Creator:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Elias  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Artist Tenants Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of Art Museum Directors  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
American National Exhibition (1959 : Moscow, Russia)  Search this
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum administrators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Authors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210473
AAA_collcode_goodlloy
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210473
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Oral history interview with Herman Maril, 1965 September 5

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman, 1908-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Argento, Mino  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Giotto  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts  Search this
Cummington School of the Arts  Search this
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214124
AAA_collcode_maril65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214124
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Dordan - Dozier

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Reel 5855, Frame 1016-1094
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1965, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Dordan, Leonard

Dorl, Lillian E.

Dorr, Charles H.

Dorsey Gallery

Doubleday and Company, Inc.

Dougherty, E. Paul

Downtown Community School

Downtown Gallery

Dows, Olin

Dozier, Joan and William
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Franklin Roosevelt at Hyde Park; documented drawings and text

Author:
Dows, Olin 1904-1981  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
181 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)
Date:
1949
[1949]
Call number:
CT275.R77 D7
CT275.R77 D7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43478

Government in art; the New Deal's Treasury art programs. A memoir by Olin Dows

Author:
Dows, Olin 1904-1981  Search this
Subject:
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
1959?]
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Call number:
N8837 .D75
N8837.D75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_156296

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