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George Godfrey Thorp papers, 1941-1970

Catalog Data

Creator:
Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972  Search this
Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972  Search this
Subject:
Rich, Daniel Catton  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
26 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
Summary:
Letters and telegrams; a list; a clipping; notes; and a sketchbook.<br /> REEL 1309: Sketchbook presented to Thorp by his staff when he resigned as State Supervisor of the Illinois WPA Art and Craft Program in 1941. Included are sketches by about 30 persons.<br /> REEL 3480: A carbon copy of Thorp's letter of resignation as State Supervisor of the Federal Art Project, Illinois WPA Art and Craft Program, August 1, 1941; letters and telegrams regarding his resignation received from Chicago administrators and artists, including Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Daniel Catton Rich; "Homage a George Thorp," a list of events scheduled for the dinner in honor of Thorp's work with WPA; a clipping on Thorp, 1947; and Thorp's notes on acrylic collage.
Citation:
George Godfrey Thorp papers, 1941-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 1309 & 3480 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 1309: Original returned to Isabel Thorp after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter, teacher, administrator; Illinois.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Material on reel 1309 lent for microfilming; and material on reel 3480 donated 1977 by Isabel Thorp, widow of Thorp.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Instructors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5770
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208609
AAA_collcode_thorgeor
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208609