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Katzenbach, William  Search this
American Federation of Arts. Decorative Arts Exhibition Program  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Katzenbach, Lois  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
MirĂ³, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Whittredge, Euphemia Foote, b. 1874  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
3.7 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition material, correspondence, photographs, financial records, scrapbooks, catalogs, and printed material.
REEL 3891: Four silkscreened samples of mural scrolls designed by Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Roberto Matta, and Joan Miro, undated and 1948; 3 photographs of Worthington Whittredge and one of his wife, Euphemia Foote Whittredge; 5 photographs, including one color transparency, of William and Lois Katzenbach and their children.
UNMICROFILMED: Organizational and administrative materials relating to the two exhibitions sponsored by the Decorative Arts Exhibition Program of the American Federation of Arts, "Threads of History," 1965 and "Please Be Seated," 1968. Included are correspondence with sponsors, craftsmen, the textile and furniture industries, and museums; ca. 40 photographs of the exhibits; receipts and financial records; 2 scrapbooks of textile samples; one carton of catalogs and brochures of local craftsmen, their schools, and cooperatives; wall paper samples; and printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Designer, art administrator, lecturer; New York, N.Y. Katzenbach was coordinator of the Decorative Arts Exhibition Program of the American Federation of Arts which was functioned to "bridge the gap between art and industry" and to acquaint the public with good design.
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1974 by Katzenbach. Microfilmed material donated 1983-1984 by Katzenbach's widow, Lois Katzenbach.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Design -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art