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Oral history interview with Art Green, 2015 September 17-18

Interviewee:
Green, Art, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373761
AAA_collcode_green15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_373761
Online Media:

Domenica M. Thompson papers, 1965-1973

Creator:
Thompson, Domenica M.  Search this
Subject:
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Periodicals  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210744
AAA_collcode_thomdome
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210744

Edward Millman papers, 1933-1951

Creator:
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mo.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8005
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210174
AAA_collcode_milledwa
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210174

Merlin F. Pollock papers, 1936-1979

Creator:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Subject:
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211006
AAA_collcode_pollmerl
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211006

Eleanor Jewett papers, 1892-1955

Creator:
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Subject:
Tribune Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9190
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211385
AAA_collcode_jeweelea
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211385

Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry papers, 1927-1987

Creator:
Fry, Rowena C., 1892 or 5-1989 or 90  Search this
Henry, Natalie Smith, 1907 Jan. 4-1992  Search this
Subject:
Ropp, Hubert  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9745
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212097
AAA_collcode_henrnata
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212097

Exhibition Momentum records, 1948-1964

Creator:
Exhibition Momentum (Art group: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10804
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214538
AAA_collcode_exhimome
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214538

Henry Darger Papers, 1966-1971

Creator:
Darger, Henry, 1892-1972  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9616
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211823
AAA_collcode_darghenr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211823

Charles C. Dawson papers, 1910-1980

Creator:
Dawson, Charles C., 1889-1981  Search this
Subject:
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Museum of Negro Art and Culture  Search this
George Washington Carver Museum (Tuskegee, Ala.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
African American artists  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
African American art museum curators  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
African American  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9618
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211825
AAA_collcode_dawschar
Theme:
Diaries
African American
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211825

Henry Darger Papers

Creator:
Darger, Henry, 1892-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (linear foot (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1971
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains an exhibition catalog entitled REALMS OF THE UNREAL - THE WORK OF HENRY DARGER (1977), two volumes of Darger's "My Life History," and two diaries. Diaries describe his reclusive life, March 1968-January 1971 (348 p.), including such activities as attending mass several times a day, going to confession and communion, tying cords together, and making balls. He also writes about his leg pain, walks, and his temper tantrums.
Arrangement:
I.Exhibition Catalog, 1977. II.Autobiography. III.Diaries, 1968-1971.
Provenance:
Darger lived for forty years in a rented room in a building owned by Nathan Lerner. Lerner became Darger's friend, and by default, his caretaker. Darger gave Lerner the contents of his room when he moved in 1971.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.darghenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94ef5514f-30e0-4ffd-be32-bfb8676fb525
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-darghenr

Charles C. Dawson papers

Creator:
Dawson, Charles C., b. 1889  Search this
Names:
George Washington Carver Museum (Tuskegee, Ala.)  Search this
Museum of Negro Art and Culture  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1910-1980
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American artist and museum curator Charles C. Dawson dates from 1910 to 1980. It includes biographical material; a 536 page draft of an autobiography; and correspondence. Correspondence includes United States Infantry correspondence and records, 1912-1923; general correspondence, 1917-1980; correspondence and financial records dealing with Dawson's book ABCs of Great Negroes, 1932-1945; and drafts and fragments of letters written by Dawson. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous business and financial records; writings and notes, including rough drafts, notes, and typescripts; printed material inclduing news releases, newsletters, program notices, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous published items; and photographs of Dawson, his family, friends, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles C. Dawson (1889-1981) was an African American painter, printmaker, and illustrator in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the Tuskegee Institute, the Art Students League of New York, and at the Art Institute of Chicago and chronicled experiences as an art student in his unpublished autobiography. From 1919 to 1922 he worked for Chicago Engravers before leaving the firm to work as a freelance artist. Dawson also curated museum exhibitions to promote the work of other African American artists. He worked as the curator of the Museum of Negro Art and Culture and the George Washington Carver Museum from 1944 to 1951. In 1933 Dawson published a children's book, ABCs of Great Negroes which featured linoleum prints of 26 major figures in Black history.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois, 1988.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
African American artists  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
African American art museum curators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dawschar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw941a8a6d6-326b-4e04-8e85-dddf953eec4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dawschar

Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry papers

Creator:
Fry, Rowena, 1901-  Search this
Henry, Natalie S. (Natalie Smith), 1907-1992  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Ropp, Hubert, 1894-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1987
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material assembled by Henry on herself (1929-1987) and Rowena Fry (1927-1987) consists of brief typescripts, letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs, samples of Christmas cards designed by Henry and Fry, a print "Bird's Tree in Winter" by Henry (1968), and photographs of works of art. The material emphasizes Henry's mural for the Springdale, Arkansas post office, commisssioned for the Section of Fine Arts, and her work for the Oscar Mayer Company. A subject file contains clippings (1958-1987) concerning Hubert Ropp, Dean of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who had a great influence on the careers of Henry and Fry.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Natalie Henry (1907-1992) was a muralist active in Chicago, Illinois. Rowena Fry (1892-1990) was a painter and educator active in Chicago, Illinois.

Natalie Henry was best known for her post office murals completed under the United States Department of the Treasury. She managed the art supply store at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until her retirement in 1972. Fry was born in Alabama and moved to Chicago in 1923 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Henry and Fry attended the Hubert Ropp School of Art. Both exhibited regularly at the Chicago Society of Artists and the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s. Henry and Fry shared an apartment in the Lambert Tree Studios Building from 1948 until moving back to their respective family homes in Arkansas and Tennessee in the 1980s. In 1989, Fry joined Henry in her home in Malvern, Arkansas.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Natalie S. Henry.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry Papers, 1929-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.henrnata
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9738f6d1b-55d7-4b4f-9813-5e2e621b73b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henrnata

Edward Millman papers

Creator:
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mo.)  Search this
Extent:
240 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1951
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; notes and lectures on art; biographical data; clippings; and photographs of his murals and other works of art. All materials relate to Millman's work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois and Missouri.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter; Chicago, Illinois. Painted murals for the Federal Art Project in Chicago, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Edward Millman papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by Mrs. Harry Millman, the sister-in-law of Edward Millman.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Muralists  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.milledwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9818b7b99-602e-436c-9c77-2729ce02d779
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-milledwa

Oral history interview with Art Green

Interviewee:
Green, Art, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 36 min.), digital, wav)
102 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2015 September 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Art Green conducted 2015 September 17-18, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project at Green's home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Green speaks of growing up in Frankfurt, Indiana; his parents; quilt making and engineering; Necker cubes; early art pursuits; early art education; Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Chicago; Found Titles; Hairy Who; drawing and painting courses; Art Institute of Chicago; silk screening; art school and interests; Chicago imagists; Surrealism; Don Baum; Animal, Vegetable, Mineral; transfers and technique; response to art work; deciding to be an artist; New York; Art Forum; Pop Art; first shows; early influences; abstraction; looking at art; ideal viewer; Nova Scotia; teaching; Canada; signs and ice cream cones; inspiration; painting process; engineering; bridges; politics; Secretary McNamara; color; flames; inspiration; books and magazines; Ray Johnson; puzzles and discovery; Art Expo; the art world; use of technology; patterns; knots; making a living as an artist; self-portraits; and new work. Green also recalls Douglas Craft, Elizabeth Ruprecht, Whitney Halstead, Ray Yoshida, Carolyn Hoyle, George Cohen, Ted Halkin, June Leaf, Robert Frank, Bill Grams, Karl Wirsum, Jim Nutt, Murray Simon, Cynthia Carlson, Bill Schwedler, Marjorie Dell, Roger Brown, Vera Berdich, Thomas Kapsalis, Mogen David, Bill Conger, Evelyn Statsinger, Gary Kennedy, Paul Weighardt, Jim Falconer, Matthew Marks, Phyllis Kind, and Allen Frumkin Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Art Green (1941- ) is an painter and educator in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Interviewer Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Canada  Search this
Painters -- Canada  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.green15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw906053243-e41f-4770-bfbf-879b333becae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-green15
Online Media:

Merlin F. Pollock papers

Creator:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1936-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; slides and photographs of art work; catalogs and clippings; photographs, watercolor studies, and a detailed listing of mural projects in civic buildings and schools done by Pollock and other artists, including Mitchell Siporin, for the Illinois Federal Art Project; clippings and photocopied correspondence concerning the portrait of Lt. Commander Waldron painted by Pollock; Syracuse University School of Art annual reports; lithographs; and watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Chicago, Ill. and Syracuse, N.Y. Teaches at Syracuse University School of Art. Was a muralist as well as supervisor of the Chicago Federal Art Project.
Provenance:
Donated 1979-1983 by Merlin F. Pollock.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pollmerl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa9f5d4c-5d93-496f-82af-8bd196378875
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pollmerl

Exhibition Momentum records

Creator:
Exhibition Momentum (Art group: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1964
Scope and Contents:
Records of activities of Exhibition Momentum, 1948-1964, including correspondence; meeting minutes; drafts of statements of purpose, history and press releases; newspaper clippings, publicity material; typescript of Daniel Joseph's masters thesis, "Career and Social Protest: An Analysis of a Chicago Art Group," The University of Chicago, Dec. 1950, and Joseph's research material for his thesis including transcripts of interviews and panel discussions and typescripts of letters, 1949-1950; and financial records, 1956-1957. Three binders, 1948-1950, 1951-1953, and 1956 and 1964, contain minutes of meetings regarding the constitution, possible exhibitions, juried shows, selection of committees and officers, membership rules, and statements of purpose, correspondence, writings by members and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Art group; Chicago, Ill. Organized in 1948 to protest exhibition policies of the Art Institute of Chicago. Disbanded in 1964.
Provenance:
Records on reel 4700, frames 14-500 were lent for microfilming in 1991 by Danielle Fox Brinner, daughter of Charles Cox, the last secretary of Exhibition Momentum, and subsequently donated by Brinner in 2004. Records on frames 503 to the end of the reel were donated 1991 by Carol Block, widow[?] of Eugene Block, treasurer of Exhibition Momentum. Typescipts of Daniel Joseph's research material for his thesis, donated by Gabriel P. Weisberg, through Richard Wattenmaker, 1994.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Illinois
Identifier:
AAA.exhimome
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db7c6f7f-2096-492c-86f6-1870e1d3e81a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-exhimome

Domenica M. Thompson papers

Creator:
Thompson, Domenica M.  Search this
Names:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Armin Lehmann, editor of MIDWESTERN ART REVIEWS AND CHICAGO GALLERY GUIDE; issues of CHICAGO MIDWEST ART and MIDWESTERN ART REVIEWS AND CHICAGO GALLERY GUIDE; subscription requests for both magazines; correspondence and publicity relating to the Chicago New Art Association's "Art and Science" exhibit and symposia, 1972, and its "Art and Law" seminar, 1973, including letters from Gyorgy Kepes; photographs of artists with biographical information; typescript of a speech by Lehmann; "My Son the Artist" by Dr. Irwin Ross submitted for publication; and papers relating to the Aegis Publishing Co.
Biographical / Historical:
Editor of CHICAGO MIDWEST ART. 1966-1968; Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Domenica Thompson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art editors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Periodicals  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thomdome
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9abd96e8c-b0a4-43ea-8f71-8910571586a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomdome

Eleanor Jewett papers

Creator:
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Tribune Company  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1892-1955
Scope and Contents:
Letters, printed matter, photographs, notes, and scrapbooks.
Letters, 1920-1955, mainly 1929-1939, regard Jewett's lectures, reviews, reorganization of Goodman Theater, and the removal of the painting "Song of the Lark" from exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago, including 1 letter from Carter H. Harrison, former mayor of Chicago, disagreeing with Jewett's opinion on "Song of the Lark" and discussing whether or not people can recognize which art is representative of their time.
Printed material, 1930-ca.1935, includes two exhibition catalogs, four reviews by Jewett, a page from her appointment diary, and newsletters from art and journalism organizations. Other material includes Christmas cards, 1927-1940, some with original artwork, and 2 valentines; photographs, undated and 1930, among them Diana Thorne with one of her paintings, and Mrs. Archibald Freer, 1930; two reproductions and a photograph of artwork; notes, 7 sheets, with dates of articles Jewett considered her best and a list of columns she wrote; and nine scrapbooks of articles by Jewett.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic; Chicago, Ill. Jewett first obtained a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1917 through the editor, her cousin Colonel Robert McCormick. She started writing fiction, beauty, and fashion columns, and, in 1918, became art editor. She retired in 1956. Her generally conservative criticisms treated many modernist painters and movements unfavorably. She was involved with anti-modernist art groups such as the Palette and Chisel Club and the Sanity in Art Society, on whose board she served. Jewett also wrote verse which the Tribune published. She published two books of poems: FROM THE TOP OF MY COLUMN (1927) and IN THE WIND'S WHISTLE (1929). She married Godfrey Lundberg in 1920, and retained her maiden name professionally.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by William Lundberg, Eleanor Jewett's son. His two sisters, Joan Lundberg and Lucy Schneider, also contributed to this gift.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jeweelea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw956c3faf0-5f25-4808-a744-4d169de9f8cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jeweelea

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