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Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979

Catalog Data

Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955  Search this
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955  Search this
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
420 Items, (on 4 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical data; correspondence; sketches; exhibition materials; photographs; clippings; and press releases.<br /> Reels 3028-3030: Biographical data; correspondence with Ernest Blumenschein, Adolf Dehn, Loren Mozley, Georgia O'Keeffe and others; a transcript of an interview with Hunter's widow, Virginia Hunter Ewing, Janaury 7, 1964, regarding Hunter's tenure as State Director for the Federal Art Program of WPA in New Mexico; illustrated typescripts of Hunter's manuscripts; price lists and appraisals of his work; 4 undated sketchbooks of figure studies; annotated drawings of furniture, interior designs and mural studies; a scrapbook, 1925-1960, of newspaper clippings and other printed material; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings; photos of Hunter, his paintings and murals, and his interior design for the Officer's Club, Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico.<br /> Reel NDA 1: Press clippings and a memorial bulletin from the Roswell Museum in New Mexico where he was an administrator.
Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel NDA 1(frames 769-839) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
35mm microfilm reels 3028-3030 available at AAA's Washington, D.C. and Southern California offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Library; and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 3028-3030: Originals returned to the lender, Virginia Ewing, after microfilming.
Reel NDA 1: Originals returned to Mrs. H. Gilbert Finke after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter, administrator and designer; Sante Fe, New Mexico. State director of the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration, a federally aided project to provide employment to artists during the Depression.
The lender, Mrs. Ewing, is the widow of Hunter. Material on reel NDA 1 lent by Mrs. Ewing.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art