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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art

Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Names:
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991  Search this
Cronbach, Robt.(Robert M.), 1908-  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Katz, Leo, 1887-1982  Search this
King, Roy E., 1903-  Search this
Kotin, Albert, 1907-1980  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E.  Search this
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Reisman, Philip, 1904-  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Walton, Marion, b. 1899  Search this
Extent:
5.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Date:
1931-1999
Summary:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research files on New Deal art are dated 1931-1999 and measure 5.8 linear feet. The research files document New Deal art projects and artists through some original correspondence with artists, printed material, interview transcripts, and several sound recordings of interviews with artists of the period. Subject files relate to WPA era art and art projects; many contain numerous photocopies of records from the Personnel Records Center and the U. S. Treasury Relief Arts Projects now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Scope and Content Note:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research files on New Deal art are dated 1931-1999 and measure 5.8 linear feet. The research files document New Deal art projects and artists through some original correspondence with artists, printed material, interview transcripts, and several sound recordings of interviews with artists of the period. Subject files relate to WPA era art and art projects; many contain numerous photocopies of records from the Personnel Records Center and the U. S. Treasury Relief Arts Projects now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The collection consists primarily of artists' files documenting the WPA, The National Personnel Records Center, the Public Art Preservation Committee, and the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project. Also found are lists of artists arranged by category, correspondence, transcripts of interviews, printed material, exhibition catalogs, monographs, photographs, slides, and sound recordings. Among the artists are: Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Ilya Bolotowsky, Louis Bouche, James Brooks, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Minna Citron, Robert Cronbach, Hugo Gellert, Adloph Gottlieb, Leo Katz, Roy King, Albert Kotin, Edward Lanning, Ethel Magafan, William Palmer, Anton Refregier, Philip Reisman, Lincoln Rothschild, Joseph Solman, Harry Sternberg, Stuyvesant Van Veen, and Marion Walton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1931-1999 (Boxes 1-5, 7, OV 8-10; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1999 (Boxes 5, 7, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1977-1989 (Box 5; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Sound Recordings, 1974-1976 (Boxes 5-6; 0.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Art historians Marlene Park and husband Gerald E. Markowitz conducted research on New Deal art projects. Their work resulted in an exhibition "New Deal for Art: The Government Projects of the 1930's with Examples from New York City and State" (1977) and a catalog with the same title. 7), and a book, Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal (1984). Both were on the faculty of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Marlene Park served on the Public Art Preservation Committee from 1979-1982.
Provenance:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art were donated to the Archives in 1999 by art historians Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Citation:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research material on New Deal art, circa 1974-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parkmarl
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New York Artists Equity Association records

Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Names:
Art Bank (U.S.)  Search this
Artists Welfare Fund  Search this
Broome Street Gallery  Search this
Avery, Frances  Search this
Babin, Angela  Search this
Berger, Ted  Search this
Bibro, Denise  Search this
Bolotsky, Marvin  Search this
Brodski, Judith  Search this
Carswell, Mary  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Concholar, Dan, 1939-  Search this
Diener, Bert  Search this
Doug, Ashford  Search this
Facci, Domenico, 1916-1994  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Fuller, Sue (1914-2006)  Search this
Gillespie, Dorothy, 1920-  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Gussow, Alan, 1931-  Search this
Gussow, Roy, 1918-2011  Search this
Hall, Nan  Search this
Hasen, Burt  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Kotik, Charlotte  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Lipsky, Eleanor  Search this
Mandel, Howard, 1917-1999  Search this
Marinoff, Elaine  Search this
Marxer, Donna, 1934-  Search this
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Newman, Elias, 1903-  Search this
O'Hanlon, Richard E., 1906-1985 (Richard Emmett)  Search this
Phillips, Helen, 1913-  Search this
Phillips, Renée  Search this
Poroner, Palmer  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004  Search this
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Smart, Bill  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Stirton, Laura  Search this
Teller, Susan  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976  Search this
Waterson, Harry  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Winters, Denny Sonke, 1907-1985  Search this
Zaleski, Jean  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
deLisser, Carolyn  Search this
Extent:
26.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Video recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-2012
Summary:
The records of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) measure 26.8 linear feet and date from 1920-2012. The records include history and founding documents, presidents' files, board of directors' files that include monthly board meeting minutes, committee files and annual membership meeting minutes, general administrative and correspondence files, financial and legal files, event and program files, artists and subject files, extensive individual membership files, art project and exhibition files, Broome Street Gallery files, NYAEA publications that include issues of The Artists Proof, printed materials, four scrapbooks, sketches created by artists attending a party in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and photographs of member artists and events.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) measure 26.8 linear feet and date from 1920-2012. The records include history and founding documents, presidents' files, board of directors' files that include monthly board meeting minutes, committee files and annual membership meeting minutes, general administrative and correspondence files, financial and legal files, event and program files, artists and subject files, extensive individual membership files, art project and exhibition files, Broome Street Gallery files, NYAEA publications that include issues of The Artists Proof, printed materials, four scrapbooks, sketches created by artists attending a party in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and photographs of member artists and events. The President's files appear to be complete and include files for presidents Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Louise Nevelson, Harry Waterson, Roy Gussow, Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Karl Zerbe, Ernst Fiene, Sidney Laufman, Carolyn deLisser, Burt Hasen, and Bert Diener, among others. Committee files and meeting minutes are found, as well as general administrative and correspondence files which include information pertaining to the national level Association.

Event files include documentation of the Association's Art Thursday series, where they hosted talks and panels by artists. Artists referenced in these files include Jean Cohen, Charles Searles, Leon Golub, Doug Ashford, Bruno Palmer-Poroner, Dom Facci, Susan Teller, Eleanor Lipsky, Ted Berger, Hilton Kramer, Bernice Steinbaum, Laura Stirton, Jean Zaleski, Renee Philips, Denise Bibro, Dan Concholar, Irving Sandler, Angela Babin, Dorothy Gillespe, Donna Marxer, Nan Hall, Ivan Karp, Alan Gussow, Mary Carswell, Bill Smart, Charlotte Kotik, Klaus Kertess, Elaine Marinoff, and Judith Brodski. Additional events covered in this series include the annual awards dinner, masquerade balls, lectures, the Association's 55th Anniversary event, which includes recollections by Helen Frankenthaler, Sidney Simon, and Lorrie Goulet, as well as other events and programs. Videocassette and sound recordings of many of the events are found here.

Artists' and subject files contain mostly printed materials about a few artists and subjects or issues in which the Association was interested.

There are extensive files on individual members that include card files, applications, biographies, and clippings.

Project and exhibition files include material pertaining to the Artists Welfare Fund, the Art Bank artwork donation, and a few scattered exhibitions. Additional exhibition and event files are found in the series containing the Broome Street Gallery files.

Association publications consist of what appears to be a full run of Association newsletters and reports. The NYAEA newsletter changed its name to The Artists Proof in 1986. Additional printed materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, programs, clippings, posters, and newsletters of other arts organizations. There are four scrapbooks (two unbound) that contain printed materials, and a few items of correspondence. One of the scrapbooks documents the annual "Bal Fantastique".

Artwork consists mostly of sketches and drawings by artists attending a 1948 dinner in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Photographs are of members and events. Photographers include Arnold Newman, Marvin Bolotsky, and Frances Avery, among others. Numerous notable artists are depicted in the images.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into sixteen series.

Series 1: History and Founding Documents, 1933-2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 27

Series 2: Presidents' Files, 1927-2007 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 3: Board of Directors' Files, 1947-2003 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Committee and Meeting Files, 1950-2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 5: General Administrative and Correspondence Files, circa 1930-2008 (2 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Files, 1947-2000 (1 linear foot; Box 9)

Series 7: Events and Programs, 1930-2010 (4.2 linear feet; Boxes 10-14, 27)

Series 8: Artists and Subject Files, 1930-1998 (0.4 linear feet; Box 14)

Series 9: Membership Files, 1920-2009 (4.4 linear feet; Boxes 14-18, 27)

Series 10: Project and Exhibition Files, 1934-2010 (2 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 11: Broome Street Gallery Files, 1990-2011 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, 31)

Series 12: Association Publications, 1947-2012 (1 linear foot; Boxes 23-24)

Series 13: Printed Materials, 1930-2008 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, 27, 31, OV 28, OV 29)

Series 14: Scrapbooks, 1947-1969 (0.3 linear feet; Box 25, OV 30)

Series 15: Artwork, 1947-2000 (0.1 linear foot; Box 26, 27)

Series 16: Photographs, 1930s-2004 (0.9 linear feet; Box 26, 27)
Biographical / Historical:
The New York Artists Equity Association (originally the Artists Equity Association) was created in 1947 to promote and support living American artists. Nine prominent New York artists founded the organization and elected Yasuo Kuniyoshi as the organization's first president. The original membership included 160 well-known American artists, but by the end of its first year, membership had grown to over one thousand. By the 1950s, the organization had grown into an influential national organization. Past and present members have included Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Robert Blackburn, Paul Cadmus, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Jose de Creeft, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Leon Golub, Chaim Gross, Rockwell Kent, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Alice Neel, Isamu Noguchi, Jules Olitski, Philip Pearlstein, Henry Varnum Poor, Charles Scheeler, Ben Shahn, David Smith, Frank Stella, Andrew Wyeth, and many others.

In 1959, the New York Chapter, with more members than all of the other states combined, re-organized into the New York Artists Equity Association. The Association maintained it own gallery, Broome Street Gallery, from 1991-2011. The organization remains active today and is located in SoHo.
Provenance:
The records were donated to the Archives of American Art by the New York Artists Equity Association in several increments between 1980-2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The New York Artists Equity Association records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to the public for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Video recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nyarteqa
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Oral history interview with Lincoln Rothschild, 1964 June 26-27

Interviewee:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Authors  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12614
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213763
AAA_collcode_rothsc64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213763

Oral history interview with Lincoln Rothschild, 1964 October 29

Interviewee:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Authors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13171
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213764
AAA_collcode_rothsc64oct
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213764

Lincoln Rothschild papers, 1920-1982

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave  Search this
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs  Search this
Coffey, Katherine  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino Gino  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Interviews  Search this
United States Economic conditions  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Works of art  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210507
AAA_collcode_rothlinc
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210507

Style in art; the dynamics of art as cultural expression

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. 47 plates. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
N7432 .R84
N7432.R84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_57189

Mother and Child, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 31.71
Date:
1931
Topic:
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76003989
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_9773

Violence and caprice in recent art / Lincoln Rothschild

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-1983  Search this
Physical description:
pages 325-328 ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089370

To keep art alive; the effort of Kenneth Hayes Miller, American painter (1876-1952)

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes 1876-1952  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes 1876-1952  Search this
Physical description:
104 p., [100] p. of illus. (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
N40.1.M636 R8
N40.1.M636R8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37098

Sculpture through the ages, by Lincoln Rothschild; foreword by Paul Manship

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 278, [1] p. illus. 31 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
[1942]
Topic:
Sculpture--History  Search this
Call number:
NB60 .R6 1942X
NB60.R6 1942X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394346

Lynd Ward, wood engravings 1929-1974 : [exhibition catalog] : Associated American Artists, May 13-31, 1974

Author:
Ward, Lynd 1905-1985  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Associated American Artists  Search this
Subject:
Ward, Lynd 1905- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Call number:
NE1112.W37 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643457

Forms and their meaning in Western art / by Lincoln Rothschild

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
352 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Form (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
N7565 .R67X
N7565.R67X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_76470

Hugo Robus, by Lincoln Rothschild

Author:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Subject:
Robus, Hugo 1885-1964  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. illus. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Call number:
N40.1.R67 A5
N40.1.R67A5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_83233

Economic problems of the professional fine artist; a compendium of documents published by or jointly with Artists Equity Association, relative to dealer relations, museum relations, exhibiting practices, commissions, copyright and contracts, with a consolidated index

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
Topic:
Art--Economic aspects  Search this
Artists--Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
N8680 .R6 1957X
N8680.R6 1957X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381851

Exhibition of plates from the Index of American Design : Federal Art Project, Federal Art Gallery, 225 West 57th Street, New York City, March 15th through March 31st, 1939

Author:
Rothschild, Lincoln 1902-  Search this
Federal Art Gallery  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
Physical description:
[18] leaves ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
[1939]
20th century
Topic:
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .E97 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922466

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