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Photograph of office, Roswell Museum Federal Art Center

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Roswell Museum and Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Roswell, N.M.
Date:
193-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19988
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19988
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Photograph of cadets from New Mexico Military Institute visiting Roswell Museum Federal Art Center

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Subject:
New Mexico Military Institute  Search this
Roswell Museum and Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Roswell, N.M.
Date:
193-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19989
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19989
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Photograph of sculpture class at Roswell Federal Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Subject:
Roswell Museum and Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Roswell, N.M.
Date:
193-
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19991
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19991
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Photograph of student from sculpture class at Roswell Federal Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Roswell, N.M.
Date:
193-
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19992
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19992
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Photograph of Melrose Federal Art Center, Melrose, New Mexico

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Melrose, New Mexico
Date:
193-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19995
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19995
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Weaving class at Melrose Federal Art Center, Melrose, New Mexico

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Melrose, New Mexico
Date:
193-
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19998
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19998
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Photograph of woodworking class making looms at Melrose Federal Art Center, Melrose, New Mexico

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Melrose, New Mexico
Date:
193-
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Woodworking  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19999
See more items in:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19999
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Printmaking: a new tradition featuring original color lithography

Creator:
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Projects Administration  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1941
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Printmaking  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20985
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Fred Becker papers, 1913-2004, bulk 1940-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20985
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MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers

Translator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
595 Items (ca. 595 pages)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4240
Citation:
Manuscript 4240, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4240
See more items in:
MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4240

Edward Bruce, Washington, D.C. letter to George Constant, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Constant, George, 1892-1978  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Jan. 17
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12793
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George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12793

Committee of New York artists letter to Holger Cahill

Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Subject:
United States. Works Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1942 May 28
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12794
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George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12794

MS 4844 W.P.A. Archaeological reports

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
31 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Alabama -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
Georgia -- archeology
Missouri -- Archeology
Mississippi -- Archeology
Nebraska -- archeology
North Carolina -- Archeology
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Pennsylvania -- archeology
South Dakota -- archeology
Tennessee -- Archeology
Date:
1934-42
Scope and Contents:
Reports on archaelogical excavations by the W.P.A. in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
The reports are mainly accounts for a given month or quarter and usually concern several sites. They are filed alphabetically by state and chronologically within states. Monthly reports precede quarterly reports. Reports concerning more than one year are filed under the earliest year. Note: Within bound volumes the earliest reports are usually at the back.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4844
Topic:
Arkansas -- Archeology  Search this
California -- Archeology  Search this
Indiana -- Archeology  Search this
Iowa -- Archeology  Search this
Kentucky -- Archeology  Search this
Louisiana -- Archeology  Search this
Michigan -- Archeology  Search this
Minnesota -- Archeology  Search this
Montana -- Archeology  Search this
New Jersey -- Archeology  Search this
Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Wisconsin -- Archeology  Search this
Wyoming -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4844, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4844
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4844

MS 2962-c An Archaeological Survey of the Mount Floyd and Round Mountain Sectors, Townships 23 and 24 N. R4W Coconino County, Arizona

Creator:
Simmons, James W.  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Part I - Round Mountain Sector- Bishop Seligman Road-48 pages include 4 sketches, 29 photographs. Part II - The Schucking Ranch-Mount Floyd Sector 6 pages 1 b/p, 6 photographs. Part III - Mount Floyd Ridge-Ruins, East Side, -9 pages, 5 photos. Part IV - Schucking-Crookton Road, Mount Floyd Sector, -27 pages 4 b/p, 18 photographs.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2962-c
Topic:
Coconino County (Arizona) -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 2962-c, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2962C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2962c

MS 3914 History of the Mill Creek Zanja, San Bernadino County, 1819-1937; and History of Old Government Road across the Mojave Desert to the Colorado River including the prehistoric

Creator:
San Bernardino County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages
34 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Work Projects Administration Project No. 3428, sponsored by the San Bernardino County Board of supervisors.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3914
Other Title:
History of Mill Creek Zanja, San Bernadino County, 1819-1937
History Old government Road across the Mojave Desert to the Colorado River including the Prehistoric
Topic:
Roads -- California  Search this
Mill Creek Zanja  Search this
San Bernadino County (California) -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3914, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3914
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3914

Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12

Interviewee:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Pippin, Horace  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),  Search this
De Mazia, Violette  Search this
Carlen Galleries  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration. Art Program  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212164
AAA_collcode_loper89
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212164

Joseph R. Caldwell photographs of archeological excavations in Chatham County, Georgia

Creator:
Caldwell, Joseph R. (archeologist)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
163 copy negatives
191 Negatives (nitrate)
20 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy negatives
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Chatham County (Ga.)
Georgia -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting excavations in Chatham County, Georgia. There are images of scenery, dig sites, WPA workers, and pottery sherds and skeletons found during excavations at the Irene site, Bilbo site (CH 4), Walthour site (CH 11), Deptford (CH4), CH2 and CH8.
Biographical/Historical note:
Joseph Ralston Caldwell (1916-1973) was an archeologist best known for conducting Works Projects Administration (WPA) excavations in Chatham county, Georgia, circa 1937-1941. Caldwell then served as scientific aide to the National Museum's Director of Anthropology (1943-1945) and as an archeologist for the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys (1946-1949). In 1957, he received a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. From 1963 to 1964, Caldwell was a Fulbright professor of Archaeology at the University of Tehran and a professor of Anthropology at the Medical School of the National University of Iran. In 1967, he became a professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory of Archaeology at the University of Georgia.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-3
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Caldwell can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 81K.
Correspondence from Caldwell and records relating to the Bilbo, Deptford, and other sites, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Antonio Waring's papers.
Records, notes, and correspondence by Caldwell can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Department of Anthropology Personnel Files 1911-1994, Frank Maryl Setzler's papers, and the River Basin Surveys Records.
Joseph Caldwell's footage of River Basin Survey Work in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 91.19.1
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advance notice for viewing. Copy negatives available for reference.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-3, Joseph R. Caldwell photographs of archeological excavations in Chatham County, Georgia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-3
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-3

Colonel W. Sumpter Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Walter Sumpter, 1897-1943  Search this
Names:
United States. Civil Aeronautics Authority  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Project Administration. Airport Division  Search this
Washington National Airport  Search this
Extent:
4.76 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes, 1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
1918-1939
Scope and Contents:
The majority of the collection was compiled by Mrs. W. Sumpter Smith and consists of newspaper clippings and photos. The clippings come primarily from newspapers in and about the Birmingham, AL region and deal with general aviation news from the time period 1918-1935. There are clippings dealing with Sumpter and his activities throughout the collection. Four volumes were compiled by Sumpter himself and deal with the activities of the Civil Aeronautics Authority (1938-39), Civil Works Administration (1933-39), and Works Projects Administration (1935-36). The collection also contains a scrapbook of a WPA Airport Inspection trip in October/November 1937 containing captioned photographs of the trip's high points, as well as photographs documenting the construction of Washington National Airport (1939-1943).
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel Walter Sumpter Smith (1897-1943) was an engineer, Army pilot, government aviation official, and promoter of aviation. He served as an Army pilot and instructor in World War I and afterwards as commandant of Roberts Field in Birmingham, AL, and helped to establish new air mail routes in the South during the late 1920s. In 1935 he was made head of the Airport Division of the Works Project Administration and was later appointed chairman of the Safety Board of the Civil Aeronautics Authority. In January 1939 he was appointed as chairman of the commission to build Washington National Airport. During World War II, he returned to active duty and was made chief of Transport and Facilities Division of Army Air Support in March 1942. On 24 January 1943 his aircraft disappeared over the Caribbean Sea. In 1943 he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0023, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0023

The Language of the Honduras, Including those of the Lenca of Chilanga in Salvador, C.A

Creator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Translator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Collection Translator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
126 Pages
Culture:
Lenca  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Scope and Contents:
English translation by Work Projects Administration employees.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4240 (part)
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Honduras -- Languages  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4240, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4240-ref14

Easter Island and Melanesia

Creator:
Metraux, Alfred  Search this
Translator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Collection Translator:
Dose, R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Scope and Contents:
English translation by Work Projects Administration employees.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4240 (part)
Topic:
Easter Island  Search this
Melanesia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4240, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4240 Typed copies of articles translated by Work Projects Administration workers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4240-ref15

La Vern Frank-Rush papers

Creator:
Frank-Rush, La Vern, 1918-2011  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
0.277 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Memoirs
Photographs
CD-ROMs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-2007
bulk 1936-1942
Summary:
The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and 0.277 GB and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included are digital images of the scrapbooks and memoir, along with seven images of Frank-Rush's artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and 0.277 GB and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included are digital images of the scrapbooks and memoir.

Two scrapbooks document the Sioux City Art Center's founding by the WPA in 1938, its activities, and programs. The Center, which still exists today, is one of four WPA art centers in Iowa to survive without interruption. Photographs record exhibits, staff members, students, and work produced at the Art Center and also depict Frank-Rush's personal life.

Frank-Rush's memoir and scrapbooks provide insight into how the WPA Art Center impacted her as well as the larger community. In her own words, the collection "reveals the personality of the Sioux City Art Center." A small selection of her artwork, digitized, lends a view into the late 1930s.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 3 series:

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1936-2007 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Memoir, circa 2007 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Digitized Collection Items (ER01; 0.277 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
LaVern Frank-Rush (b. 1918) worked at the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, from its opening in 1938 until 1941, first as a volunter and then as an employee. During this time, she compiled two scrapbooks about the Art Center; circa 2007, she wrote a memoir that focused on the Art Center.

After finishing junior high school, La Vern Frank-Rush won a contest that enabled her to attend free summer art classes at the Sioux City Public Library. The instructor, Roy Langley, had a lasting influence on the aspiring artist.

The WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, offered free exhibits, lectures, and art classes to a community which otherwise would not have had such opportunities. The Art Center organized plays, marionette shows, and exhibitions. It also provided classed in ceramics, puppetry, and watercolor painting. The weekly schedule included 32 different offerings and hundreds of children and adults were enrolled. Performances were always well received and record crowds gathered to view the exhibits.

Soon after it opened in 1938, Frank-Rush started working as a volunteer at the WPA Art Center and began compiling a scrapbook about Art Center activities. She studied painting and printmaking withthe various artists who taught there. After she became an employee, Frank-Rush served as an instructor, art teacher, and librarian until 1942.

LaVern Frank and George Rush, who also worked at the Art Center, married in 1943. Three days after their marriage, Rush was assigned to the Engineer Corps at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Frank-Rush served in the Civil Service War Department in Washington, DC, but soon was able to transfer to Fort Belvoir. In 1953 the couple moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where she taught art at the University of Nebraska from 1956 through 1966. Frank-Rush, who was certified to teach care and raising of houseplants, helped organize the Nebraska Herbal Society, and presented hebal and plant demonstrations at South East Community College in Lincoln. Since retiring in 1980, she has lived quietly in Oregon.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art houses microfilm copies of selected official WPA records of interest to art historians. The following microfilm, available at AAA ofices and through interlibrary loan, contain additional documentation of the WPA Art Center in Sioux city, Iowa:

Records of the WPA, General Correspondence files include selected documents pertaining to the Federal Art Project in Iowa. (Reel DC 76, frames 317-2309)

WPA Photograph Collection contains 18 photographs of the Sioux City Art Center, classes, projects, puppet workshops, exhibitions, and marionettes. (Reel 1178, frames 0011-0044)

Iowa Community Art Centers, 1938-1939, features 13 photographs of the Sioux City Art Center. (Reel NDA 16, frames 290-317)
Provenance:
The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, were donated by La Vern Frank-Rush in 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Rights:
The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, 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:
Art centers -- Iowa -- Sioux City  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoirs
Photographs
CD-ROMs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, 1936-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franla
See more items in:
La Vern Frank-Rush papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franla

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