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Clarence Holbrook Carter papers, 1900-1979

Catalog Data

Creator:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Subject:
Campbell, Charles  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
10.7 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 6 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:
Correspondence; diaries; business records; printed material; photographs; and miscellaneous items.<br /> Reel NDA 27: Correspondence with Forbes Watson, Olin Dows, Edward B. Rowan and others about Carter's career as an artist and as a supervisor in the Federal Arts Project in Ohio; and several personal letters from Charles Campbell.<br /> Reel N68-19: Memorabilia, including old letters, clippings, family records, and early family photographs.<br /> Reel N70-40: Clippings and other printed material regarding Carter's Holbrook grandparents.<br /> Reels N733-N734: Correspondence with art dealers, with museum directors, relating to exhibitions and specific paintings, and his involvement with the Federal Art Project, 1927-1966.<br /> Reel 85: Clippings; catalogs; journal reproductions of Carter's work; and correspondence relating to Carter's supervision of the painting of post office murals in Portsmouth and Ravenna, Ohio and to the Municipal collection of Cleveland Art project under the Treasury Section and Federal Art Project; also discussion of three exhibits organized by Carter and toured by the Smithsonian Institution during 1966-1970. Correspondents include Edward Rowan, Holger Cahill, and Charles Campbell.<br /> UNMICROFILMED: Family and business correspondence relating to his painting; business files containing correspondence and printed material; exhibition catalogs; photographs of works of art; passports and other travel documents; annotated calendars, 1969-1971; diary entries, Jan.-Apr. 1929; bills and receipts; and printed material.
Citation:
Clarence Holbrook Carter papers, 1900-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels NDA 27, N733-N734, N68-19, 85 & N70-40 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels NDA 27 & N68-19: Originals returned to lender, Clarence Holbrook Carter, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter, designer, director of Federal Art Project; Cleveland, Ohio.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Material on reels NDA27 and N68-19 lent by Carter, 1964 and 1968; remainder donated by Carter, 1969-1979.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Ohio  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Art and state -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9287
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211482
AAA_collcode_cartclar
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211482