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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]

Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Subject:
Newton, Alice  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Strater, Henry A.  Search this
Samuel, Halpert  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Howland, Isabella  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron),  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Schack, William  Search this
Frost, John  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
David, Hermine  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Osborn, Frank C.  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Mager, Gus  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett)  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Lawson, John Howard  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Dos Passos, John  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
New York (N.Y.).Municipal Art Committee  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Works of art
Christmas cards
Topic:
Quill  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210366
AAA_collcode_gaylwood
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210366

Mildred Baker papers, 1882-1997

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Weiss, Adolph  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New York (N.Y.).Municipal Art Committee  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Municipal Art Exhibition  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208682
AAA_collcode_bakemild
Theme:
The Art Market
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208682
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H. Wade White papers, 1934-1970

Creator:
White, H. Wade  Search this
Type:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10125
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213031
AAA_collcode_whith
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213031

Renee Prahar papers, 1912-1938

Creator:
Prahar, Renee, 1880-1962  Search this
Subject:
McBride, Henry  Search this
Arens, Egmont  Search this
Rodin, Auguste  Search this
Kingore Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Women's Association  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Medalists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10800
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214522
AAA_collcode_prahrene
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214522

Group Shows, Other Locations, New York No-Jury Exhibition, Salons of America, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5600 (Box 57), Frame 826-935
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Downtown Gallery records
Downtown Gallery records / Series 3: Notebooks / 3.3: Publicity Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-downgall-ref1134

Installation of the twelfth annual Salons of America exhibition

Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12008
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12008
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Photograph of Wood Gaylor, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, and others at the opening of Salons of America exhibition

Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1935
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22300
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22300
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Portrait of Wood Gaylor

Subject:
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
19--
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22303
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22303
Additional Online Media:

Salons of America exhibit at the Anderson Galleries

Photographer:
Ording, C.  Search this
Subject:
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1922 or 1923
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9118
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9118
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Mildred Baker papers

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Municipal Art Committee  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Weiss, Adolph, 1891-1971  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1882
1923-1997
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

Biographical materials include birth and award certificates, curriculum vitae, divorce documents, an oral history transcript, and genealogical research and information on Baker's family, including her brother, the composer and bassoonist Adolph Weiss.

Correspondence is primarily with Baker's friends, business associates, researchers, and art institutions discussing personal relationships, research inquiries into the administration of the Federal Art Project, and loans and gifts of artwork to various institutions. The series includes Baker's responses to researcher requests regarding FAP exhibitions, programs, artists, and recollections of her fellow administrators.

Writings by Baker consist of reminiscences, 8 travel diaries, 3 essays, an exhibition catalog introduction, 4 lectures, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others consist of 4 essays on contemporary art and art administration.

Federal Art Project files include correspondence; artist and exhibition lists; memoranda and general information; reports; speeches; information and photographs related to regional art centers and black artists; printed material; and miscellaneous material related to the Index of American Design, Southern California Art Project, and the Technical Services Laboratory.

General project files include information for 4 exhibitions, including the 1934 First Municipal Art and Salon of America Exhibitions; reports and speeches for the Newark Museum; information on the commissioning of the New Jersey Council on the Arts; and member information from the Woman Pays Club.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, press releases, and a commercial recording of Alice Tully Hall.

Photographs are of Mildred Baker, including photos during her tenure at the Federal Art Project and Newark Museum. There is also a photograph of fellow FAP administrator Audrey McMahon.

Materials related to Jacob Baker include interview recordings and transcripts; personal correspondence with friends and business associates; writings and speeches; information related to Baker's work for the United Federal Workers of America; printed materials; and photographs of Baker.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1882, 1934-1990 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-1997 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940-1985 (17 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Federal Art Project, WPA, circa 1934-1953 (0.8 linear feet, Box 1-2)

Series 5: Project Files, 1934-1991 (0.4 linear feet, Box 2)

Series 6: General Printed Material, 1923-1996 (11 folders; Box 2-4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1934-1992 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 8: Jacob Baker, 1930-1975 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an arts administrator who worked in New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

Baker was born in Brooklyn, New York to composer and musician George Weiss and his wife Sophia Soennichsen, whose family were also musicians and writers. In 1925, while enrolled at the University of Rochester, she married the artist Ernest Holzhauer and together they moved to Europe for study and travel. In 1927, they returned to New York where Baker began working in administrative positions for the Van Diemen Galleries and the College Art Association. In 1934, she was hired by Holger Cahill to assist him in organizing Rockefeller Center's Salons of America Exhibition and First Municipal Art Exhibition. After the success of these shows, in 1935, Baker was hired as Cahill's assistant after he was selected to run the Federal Art Project for the Work Projects Administration in Washington, D.C.

While working for the Federal Art Project, Baker was appointed director of exhibitions and surveyed the work of over 100 art centers, organized over 500 traveling exhibitions, and managed the final allocation of artworks created for the FAP. In 1940, Baker divorced Mr. Holzhauer and married Jacob Baker, an economist and WPA administrator, union organizer, and a founder of the left-wing Vanguard Press, in 1947. After overseeing the closing of the Federal Art Project offices in Washington, Baker and her husband moved back to New York and became longtime residents of the Chelsea Hotel. Baker joined the staff of the Newark Museum in 1944, was promoted to assistant director in 1949, and to associate director in charge of exhibitions and programs from 1953 until her retirement in 1971.

In 1963, Baker was appointed by Governor Richard Hughes to the Commission to Study the Arts in New Jersey, and while serving as vice chairman, she oversaw the establishment of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, Women's City Club, Woman Pays Club, and American Association of Museums. Baker died on December 9, 1998.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Mildred Baker and the WPA Federal Art Project. There are two oral histories with Mildred Baker, one conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 21, 1963 and another by William Agee, July 22, 1965. There is also an oral history with Jacob Baker conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 25, 1963. Transcripts of the interviews conducted by Harlan Phillips are found within the collection. Collections related to the Federal Art Project include the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records and the Holger Cahill papers.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D110 including exhibition catalogs and clippings. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Mildred Baker donated her papers in several increments between 1971 and 1993. In 1999, the bulk of her papers were donated to the archives by Baker's estate executor, Patricia Haskell, some of which included materials that had been loaned for microfilming in 1963.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Mildred Baker 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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
Mildred Baker papers, 1882, 1923-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bakemild
See more items in:
Mildred Baker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bakemild

Salons of America, Inc. Membership

Collection Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Oscar Bluemner 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:
Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Oscar Bluemner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blueosca-ref26

1922 Autumn Salon [Salons of America, Inc.]

Container:
Box 1, Folder 19, Item 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October 16-November 4, 1922
Scope and Contents:
Reel 4858
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection is 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:
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archamea-ref74

Modernism at the Salons of America 1922-1936 : [exhibition] October 19-December 8, 1995

Author:
Menconi, Susan E  Search this
York, Richard T  Search this
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.M63 R53 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634538

New York no-jury exhibition Salons of America, Inc. / sponsored by the Honorable Fiorello H. La Guardia

Author:
La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry) 1882-1947  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
[74] p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1934
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .S67 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637963

Spring salon, 1927, April 26th to May 14th, the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, inc

Title:
1927 spring salon
Author:
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1927
[1927]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .S67 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638040

The Salons of America, 1922-1936 / by Clark S. Marlor

Author:
Marlor, Clark S. 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Indexes
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.S34 M37 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426257

Modernism at the Salons of America, 1922-1936 : [exhibition] Richard York Gallery, October 19-December 8, 1995

Author:
Menconi, Susan E  Search this
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.S34 M68 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490670

Spring salon. [Catalogs]

Author:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
American Art Association  Search this
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
ill. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .S175
N6512.S175
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_125011

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