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Musical chronicle (1917-1923), by Paul Rosenfeld

Author:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 314 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
[c1923]
20th century
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Music  Search this
Call number:
ML60.R79X 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309486

Port of New York; essays on fourteen American Moderns. With an introductory essay by Sherman Paul

Author:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Physical description:
lvi, 311 p. ports. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
20th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
CT220 .R6 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669333

Port of New York; essays on fourteen American moderns, by Paul Rosenfeld; with camera portraits by Alfred Stieglitz, Alice Boughton, Paul Strand, and Dana Desboro

Author:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Physical description:
vi p., 2 l., 3-311 p. front., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
[c1924]
20th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Call number:
NX504 .R813
NX504.R813
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51020

Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Subject:
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul  Search this
Weston, Faith  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
International Association of Art.United States Committee  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society  Search this
Food for Freedom, Inc  Search this
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)  Search this
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)  Search this
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost  Search this
Topic:
Lantern slides  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Articles  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Speeches  Search this
Glass negatives  Search this
Poems  Search this
Notes  Search this
Etchings  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Copper plates  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Woodcuts  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211542
AAA_collcode_westharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211542
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False dawn : Paul Rosenfeld and art in America, 1916-1946 / Hugh M. Potter

Author:
Potter, Hugh M  Search this
Subject:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 255 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Music critics  Search this
Call number:
ML423.R69 P7X
ML423.R69P7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_131680

The writings of Paul Rosenfeld : an annotated bibliography / Charles L. P. Silet ; foreword by Lewis Mumford

Author:
Silet, Charles L. P  Search this
Subject:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946 Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
1981
Call number:
Z8757.635 .S54X
Z8757.635.S54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_132079

Paul Rosenfeld, voyager in the arts; edited by Jerome Mellquist and Lucie Wiese

Author:
Mellquist, Jerome  Search this
Wiese, Lucie  Search this
Subject:
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Physical description:
xxxv, 284 p. port. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
Call number:
CT275.R843 M5
CT275.R843M5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34906

America & Alfred Stieglitz; a collective portrait, edited by Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, DorothyNorman, Paul Rosenfeld & Harold Rugg; with 120 illustrations

Author:
Frank, Waldo David 1889-1967  Search this
Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990  Search this
Norman, Dorothy 1905-1997  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Rugg, Harold Ordway 1886-1960  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Physical description:
viii p., 2 l., 3-308 p., 3 l., 311-339 p. XXXII pl. (incl. ports., facsims.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1934
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR140.S7 A7X 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410457

Harold Weston papers

Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Names:
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society  Search this
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Food for Freedom, Inc.  Search this
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
International Association of Art. United States Committee  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946  Search this
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967  Search this
Weston, Faith  Search this
Extent:
24.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Christmas cards
Notes
Etchings
Speeches
Articles
Postcards
Poems
Woodcuts
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Glass negatives
Lantern slides
Copper plates
Place:
Adirondack Mountain Reserve (N.Y.)
Date:
1894-1978
bulk 1912-1972
Summary:
The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 24.3 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book Freedom in the Wilds, writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of modernist painter and activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) date from 1894 to 1978 and measure 24.3 linear feet. The papers focus on Weston's painting career and his involvement with humanitarian and artistic causes. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, association and organization records, commission and project files, materials relating to Weston's book Freedom in the Wilds, writings, artwork, printed materials, two scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers document his involvement with the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, the International Association of the Plastic Arts, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the YMCA in Baghdad.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches and resumes, including a short biography written by Faith Weston in 1969. There are records from his school years at Exeter Academy and Harvard University that include yearbooks, report cards, scholarship information, Harvard Lampoon materials, and a diploma from Harvard. Also found are materials relating to Faith Weston, membership cards, memorials information, passports and travel papers, and wedding wishes.

Correspondence from Harold Weston dates from his school years up until his death in 1972. In letters to his family, Weston discusses his education; his travel and activities in the Middle East during World War I; the Adirondacks; convalescense in France in the mid-1920s; his immediate family life; and exhibitions. Also found are holiday cards designed and printed by Weston. The majority of correspondence is with his father S. Burns Weston, mother Mary, sister Esther, brother Carl, Faith Weston and the Borton family, children Barbara, Bruce, and Haroldine, and others. Also found are letters between Weston and friend Theodore Sizer and Duncan Phillips of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Personal business and financial records relating to Weston's exhibitions include delivery receipts, agreements, hand-drawn gallery plans for exhibitions, lists of exhibitions, framing invoices, legal information, pricelists, records of sales, and lists of works of art. Galleries with which Weston held exhibitions, sold, or lent works of art include Boyer Galleries, Corcoran Gallery, the Gallery in Paoli, Montross Gallery, the Phillips Collection, and Studio House Galleries.

Records relating to Harold Weston's memberships and involvement with professional associations and service organizations are from the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, the Committee to Defend America, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Food for Freedom, International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Arts Association, National Countil on the Arts and Government, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Reconstruction Service Committee, and the Young Men's Christian Association, Baghdad. The files include correspondence, financial records, meetings and membership information, notes, organizational history, photographs, printed materials, programs and activities records, speeches, and writings.

Files that document Weston's Building the United Nations and the Treasury Relief Project sponsored "Procurement Building Murals" are found within the Commissions and Project files series. The files include correspondence, financial information, legal documents, photographs of the works of art and research photos, and printed materials. Correspondence of note includes letters written by Lewis Mumford, Duncan Phillips, Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of Weston's Building of the United Nations and letters from Leonard Carmichael, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Letters from Olin Dows of the Treasury Relief Art Project are within correspondence relating to the "Procurement Building Murals." Also found are preliminary sketches of the murals.

The Freedom in the Wilds series contains materials relating to the book which combined Weston's autobiography with a history of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Additional writings and notes are by Harold Weston and others, and include articles, poetry, notes, speech notes and speeches, and lists. Harold Weston's articles include "Persian Caravan Sketches" published in 1921 discussing his travels throughout the Middle East. Other articles are written by Duncan Phillips, Paul Rosenfeld, Barbara Weston, and Faith Weston. Also found are postcards annoted with notes by Harold Weston about his travels.

Artwork inlcudes sketches, etchings, copperplates, and woodcuts. There are copperplates entitled "Shroud" and of the series Building the United Nations for the Harvard Alumni bulletin in 1957; an untitled etching by Weston; sketches including those from Baghdad and watercolor sketches; a woodcut of the 1924 Weston holiday card; and scattered unsigned sketches probably not by Weston.

Printed materials include calendars with notations; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements for Weston's exhibitions dating from 1922-1976 and for others; gallery tags or labels for paintings shown in exhibitions; reproductions of illustrations for the Harvard Lampoon and full issues from 1911-1916; materials relating to the Harvard production of Henry IV, for which Weston designed the sets; reproductions of works of art by Weston and by others; school seals; and various art related publications.

There are two scrapbooks compiled by Faith Weston about her husband. The first contains materials relating to Weston's activity with the International Association of the Plastic Arts Conference of 1963, including a letter and photograph of President John F. Kennedy. The second scrapbook dates from 1977 and consists of general clippings relating to Weston's career, dating from 1917 to 1952 with additional materials added by Faith in 1977.

Photographs are of Weston, family members, exhibitions and installations, and works of art by Weston and others. There are also numerous photographs of Weston's travel through the Adirondacks, the Middle East, Europe, and India. Also found are glass plate negatives of works of art painted in France between 1926-1930; scattered glass plate negatives of Baghdad and the Middle East; glass plates belonging to S. Burns Weston of the Adirondacks, circa 1900; and approximately 100 lantern slides of the various Middle Eastern cities and ruins - probably used by Weston to illustrate his talks given in the 1920s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1896-1974 (Box 1, 38; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1894-1975 (Box 1-3, 38; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Financial records, 1912-1977 (Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Associations and Organizations records, 1916-1972 (Box 4-10, 37-38; 6.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Commissions and Project files, 1935-1965 (Box 10-12, 38, OV 39; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 6: -- Freedom in the Wilds -- records, late 1960s-1976 (Box 12-13; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Writings and Notes, 1912-1975 (Box 13-14; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1917-1967 (Box 14, 21; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, circa 1900-1978 (Box 15-18, 38; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1963-1977 (Box 17-18; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1900-1975 (Box 18-20, 22-36, 38; 4.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Modernist painter and federal Treasury Relief Art Project artist Harold Weston (1894-1972) worked primarily in New York City and St. Huberts, New York in the Adirondacks. Weston was president of the U.S. Commission of the International Association of Art/Plastic Arts and the Federation of Modern Painters and Scultors. He was also chairman of the National Council on the Arts and Government and active with various political and humanitarian causes.

Harold Weston was born in 1894 in Merion, Pennsylvania into a privileged family. He attended school in Europe as a teenager, where he began to draw and sketch. In 1910, Harold contracted Polio which left him with a weak leg. After graduating from Exeter Academy, Harold entered Harvard University with the class of 1916 and was active in the Delta Upsilon Club and the Harvard Lampoon, for which he illustrated.

Despite his leg, Weston was determined to serve in some form during World War I. He traveled to Baghdad and volunteered with the YMCA. Here he started the Baghdad Art Club and organized exhibitions of soldier art. He remained in the Middle East until 1919 and served as the official painter for the British Army. The colors and the landscape of the region also inspired later works of art.

Upon returning to the United States, Weston built a one-room cabin in the Adirondack Mountains, where he lived and painted. He had his first one-man exhibtition at the Montross Gallery in 1922. In 1923, he married Faith Borton who moved with him to the Adirondacks. His wife inspired his series of "landscape nudes" which treated the body with different techniques that would typically be used in landscape painting. After suffering from a kidney infection in 1925, Weston and his wife moved to Ceres, France to recover. Weston continued to paint and started a family with Faith while in France. In 1930, the family moved back to the United States and lived in Greenwich Village, New York.

From 1936-1938, Harold Weston worked with the federal Treasury Relief Art Project and painted murals in the Procurement Building in Washington, D.C. The murals represent the growth of public buildings during the Great Depression. He took on a second major project to document the contruction of the United Nations in a series of six paintings. Later, the Smithsonian Instution received the paintings as gifts through an independent committee.

In addition to painting, Harold Weston devoted himself to public service by becoming involved in humanitarian causes, artist professional organizations, and federal government support of the arts. Weston served as president or chairman of three different organizations including the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, the International Association of Art/International Association of the Plastic Art, and the National Council on the Arts and Government. Before the start of World War II, Harold Weston was named the Chairman of Essex County Committee to Defend America, which argued for financial support of the allied forces in World War II. After the start of the war, he helped form the Food for Freedom movement which urged American aid for European and Asian refugees. Similarly, Weston served as Executive Secretary for the Reconstruction Service Committee which was established to assist the rebuilding of Europe.

Later in life, Weston wrote a book Freedom in the Wilds, which combined his own autobiography with a history of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Harold Weston died on April 10th, 1972 in New York City.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel N69-76) including biographic notes, exhibition material, clippings, a presentation album, and commemorative stamps. Some, but not all, of these papers were included in later donations. Materials not donated remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.

Syracuse University also holds circa 14 linear feet of Harold Weston's papers.
Provenance:
Harold Weston lent the Archives of American Art materials for microfilming in 1969. Faith Borton Weston, Harold Weston's widow, donated the papers in several increments between 1972-1980 and lent materials for microfilming in 1977.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Harold Weston 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.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Notes
Etchings
Speeches
Articles
Postcards
Poems
Woodcuts
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Glass negatives
Lantern slides
Copper plates
Citation:
Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.westharo
See more items in:
Harold Weston papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-westharo
Additional Online Media:

America & Alfred Stieglitz : a collective portrait / edited by Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld & Harold Rugg ; with 120 illustrations

Author:
Frank, Waldo David 1889-1967  Search this
Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990  Search this
Norman, Dorothy 1905-1997  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul 1890-1946  Search this
Rugg, Harold Ordway 1886-1960  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1934
C1934
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR140.S7 A7
TR647.S85 F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669312

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