The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Administrative Records, 1915-1917 (2 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1922 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1915-circa 1919, 1965 (4 folders; Box 1) Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1915-1917 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-circa 1948 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2) Series 6: Artwork, 1915-1916 (1 folder; Box 2)
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The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.<br /> People's Art Guild records include the constitution, membership lists, and correspondence with Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Oscar Bluemner, Stuart Davis, Robert Delaunay, Leon Kroll, Standon Macdonald-Wright, Jules Pascin, John Sloan, Willard Wright and Marguerite and William Zorach, among others. Writings about the Peoples Art Guild are by Weichsel and his grandson John Weichsel. There are also lists of artists and works of art. Also found are very scattered business and financial records, printed materials, and artwork in the form of sketches for exhibition announcements.
John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk bulk 1905-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels N60-1 to N60-2, 3, and 1079 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
John Weichsel (1870-1946) was an arts administrator and founded the artists' cooperative People's Art Guild of New York City in 1915.
The collection is in English
The collection was donated in 1960 and 1963 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel and John Weichsel, the son and grandson of Dr. John Weichsel. At an unknown later date, grandson John Weichsel donated his 1965 thesis on the Peoples Art Guild.
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