The collection is arranged as 3 series; each series is arranged chronologically. Series 1: Correspondence, 1965-1979 (Box 1; 10 folders) Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1962-1978 (Box 1, 2; 1.3 linear feet) Series 3: Photographs, 1970-1974 (Box 2; 1 folder)
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The scattered papers of federal arts administrator John DeWitt date from 1962-1979, and measure 1.4 linear feet. The collection primarily documents 1970s arts programs sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Found within the papers are correspondence concerning the department's art projects and exhibition files for <em>The American Artist and Water Reclamation, 1972, </em> and <em>America 1976</em>.
John DeWitt papers, 1962-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John DeWitt was born in 1910 and was a wood sculptor and federal arts administrator in Washingon, D.C.
The John DeWitt papers were donated in 1987 by DeWitt's widow, Miriam Hapgood DeWitt.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001