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Adams, Kenneth M., 1897-1966  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Adams, Kenneth M., 1897-1966  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Jones, Cecil H.  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel, 21 items on partial microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
This microfilm collection of the Kenneth Miller Adams papers consists of a letter, dated December 1933, from a Public Works of Art Project official on a routine matter, and a letter, dated May 1933, from Cecil H. Jones of the Treasury Relief Art Project in which Jones tells Adams he is trying to have him transferred to the WPA Federal Arts Project. Also included is correspondence, 1936-1937, with Edward Rowan and others of the Section of Fine Arts regarding Section mural competitions. This correspondence includes contracts for two murals painted by Adams one in Goodland, Kansas (1936) depicting a scene with a figure and a buggy, and one in Deming, New Mexico (1937) entitled <em>Mountains and Yucca</em>. A photograph of each of the murals is also included.
Kenneth Miller Adams papers, 1933-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel NDA 1 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 April 23 conducted by Sylvia Glidden Loomis.
Biography Note:
Kenneth Miller Adams (1897-1966) was a painter, muralist, and lithographer in New Mexico. Born in Topeka, Kansas, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League before serving in World War I. In 1924 he moved to Taos, New Mexico and joined the Taos Society of Artists. In 1933 he worked for the Treasury Relief Art Project and the Public Works of Art Project. He moved to Albuquerque in 1938 and later taught at the University of New Mexico until he retired in 1963. Adams was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1961.
Language Note:
English .
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Kenneth Miller Adams.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mural painting and decoration -- Kansas  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Kansas  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Kansas  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- Kansas  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art