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Emanuel Benson papers

Creator:
Benson, Emanuel, 1904-1971  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wolff, Gustave, 1863-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1967
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to the Federal Art Project; and correspondence.
REEL D/NDA/B: Reports; directives; articles; lectures; speeches; clippings; publications; the mock-up of a projected book on the project; and essays written for the book by Stuart Davis and Balcomb Greene. Papers were kept by Benson as consultant to the Federal Art Project and are mostly related to the Community Art Centers and the Index of American Design.
REEL 2384: 482 cards and letters from artists and friends; lecture notes and writings; and a photograph (unidentified). Correspondents include Karl Knaths, Alexander Calder, Gustav Wolff, Alfred Stieglitz, Jacques Lipchitz, George Grosz, Arthur Machen, John Marin, Franklin Watkins, Wassily Kandinsky, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, writer, and lecturer; Philadelphia, Pa. Was a consultant for the WPA Federal Art Project. Began a book on the project and died before it was finished. Francis V. O'Connor edited and completed the book, ART FOR THE MILLIONS.
Provenance:
Donated 1964-1978 by Benson and his widow, Elaine Benson.
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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.benseman
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benseman

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Oral history interview with Lorser Feitelson, 1964 May 12-1964 June 9

Interviewee:
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Buff, Conrad  Search this
Durston, Arthur  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213456
AAA_collcode_feitel64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213456
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Oral history interview with Louie H. Ewing, 1964 Jan

Interviewee:
Ewing, Louie H., 1908-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11978
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213448
AAA_collcode_ewingl64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213448

Edward L. Loper papers, 1965-1988

Creator:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Topic:
African American painting -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212012
AAA_collcode_lopeedwa
Theme:
African American
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212012

Edward L. Loper papers

Creator:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1965-1988
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Edward L. Loper consists of biographical information; correspondence, 1974-1987; writings; photographs; and printed material. The writings include typescripts of lectures and articles written by one of Loper's students, which discuss Loper's early life, his teaching methods, and his work for the Index of Amerian Design and the Barnes Foundation.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward L. Loper, Sr. (1916-2011) was an African American painter and educator in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked for the WPA on the Index of American Design (1936-1941) and studied at the Barnes Foundation. Loper taught privately and at schools, including at the Delaware Art Museum.
Other Title:
Edward Loper, Sr. papers (microfilm title)
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds two oral history interviews with Edward L. Loper. Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1964 Mar. 26, conducted by Richard Doud, and Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12, conducted by Marina Pacini.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Edward L. Loper in 1989.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Educators -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Topic:
African American painting -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lopeedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lopeedwa

Lincoln Rothschild papers

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Archer, Edmund, 1904-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Coffey, Katherine, d. 1972  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo, 1900-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1899-1988  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1982
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, interviews, printed materials, writings, correspondence, art work, and photographs.
REEL 290: Eleven scripts for radio programs on the Index of American Design, broadcast in New York throughout 1940. Interviewees include: Rothschild, Holger Cahill, director of the WPA-FAP; Edith Halpert, director of American Folk Art Gallery; Katherine Coffey, curator of Newark Museum; Alice Winchester, editor of "Antiques"; and Theodore Starr.
REEL NDA 15: Press releases; pamphlet on permanent art programs; Index of American Design papers; a report concerning government art programs; memorandum to Gustave Von Groschwitz outlining a plan for new subject matter for FAP artists; and "Report to the Sculptors of the Federal Art Project" by Girolamo Piccoli.[Report to the sculptors...under microfilm title Girolamo Piccoli]
UNMICROFILMED: Writings on art and on the Index of American Design; radio scripts for the series "The American Artists" sponsored by Artists Equity, 1953; clippings, 1936-1982; a nearly complete set of his newsletter, THE PRAGMATIST IN ART, 1964-1978; material on Kenneth Hayes Miller; resumes, school transcripts and memorabilia; photographs of Rothschild and of his sculpture; correspondence concerning THE PRAGMATIST IN ART (1964-1978), The Index of American Design (1968-1973), his research on Miller (1964-1977) and other publications, his work for Artists Equity, and other matters; a sketchbook; and a drawing. Among the correspondents are Samuel Kramer, editor of "The Shipyard Worker," Peppino Mangravite, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Betty Burroughs Woodhouse, and critics Rudolf Arnheim, John Canaday and Donald Kuspit.
Biographical / Historical:
Lincoln Rothschild (1902-1983) was a cculptor and writer in New York, N.Y. Rothschild was the director of the New York Unit of the Index of American Design, 1937-1940. He taught at Columbia University and Adelphi College, 1946-1950 and was the National Executive Director for Artists' Equity Association, 1951-57. He was the author of SCULPTURE THROUGH THE AGES (1942) TO KEEP ART ALIVE-KENNETH HAYES MILLER, AMERICAN PAINTER 1876-1956 (1974), FORMS AND THEIR MEANINGS IN WESTERN ART (1976) and numerous articles.
Other Title:
Girolamo Piccoli [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Material on reel NDA15 donated by Rothschild, 1964; remainder donated 1987 by his widow, Elisabeth Rothschild.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.rothlinc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothlinc

Index of American Design at Macy's Department Store, NYC

Creator:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Photographer:
Robbins  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1938 July 30
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10321
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10321
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Samuel Joseph  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta  Search this
Speck, Walter  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph  Search this
Morris, Carl  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cartoonists Guild  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
New York World's Fair  Search this
Shakers  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
United States  Search this
The Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States  Search this
Type:
Prints
Government records
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Photograph albums
Drawings
Topic:
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208855
AAA_collcode_cahiholg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208855
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Mildred Baker papers, 1882

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Subject:
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Weiss, Adolph  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208682
AAA_collcode_bakemild
Theme:
The Art Market
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208682
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Mildred Baker papers

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Weiss, Adolph, 1891-1971  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1882
1923-1997
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

Biographical materials include birth and award certificates, curriculum vitae, divorce documents, an oral history transcript, and genealogical research and information on Baker's family, including her brother, the composer and bassoonist Adolph Weiss.

Correspondence is primarily with Baker's friends, business associates, researchers, and art institutions discussing personal relationships, research inquiries into the administration of the Federal Art Project, and loans and gifts of artwork to various institutions. The series includes Baker's responses to researcher requests regarding FAP exhibitions, programs, artists, and recollections of her fellow administrators.

Writings by Baker consist of reminiscences, 8 travel diaries, 3 essays, an exhibition catalog introduction, 4 lectures, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others consist of 4 essays on contemporary art and art administration.

Federal Art Project files include correspondence; artist and exhibition lists; memoranda and general information; reports; speeches; information and photographs related to regional art centers and black artists; printed material; and miscellaneous material related to the Index of American Design, Southern California Art Project, and the Technical Services Laboratory.

General project files include information for 4 exhibitions, including the 1934 First Municipal Art and Salon of America Exhibitions; reports and speeches for the Newark Museum; information on the commissioning of the New Jersey Council on the Arts; and member information from the Woman Pays Club.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, press releases, and a commercial recording of Alice Tully Hall.

Photographs are of Mildred Baker, including photos during her tenure at the Federal Art Project and Newark Museum. There is also a photograph of fellow FAP administrator Audrey McMahon.

Materials related to Jacob Baker include interview recordings and transcripts; personal correspondence with friends and business associates; writings and speeches; information related to Baker's work for the United Federal Workers of America; printed materials; and photographs of Baker.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1882, 1934-1990 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-1997 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940-1985 (17 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Federal Art Project, WPA, circa 1934-1953 (0.8 linear feet, Box 1-2)

Series 5: Project Files, 1934-1991 (0.4 linear feet, Box 2)

Series 6: General Printed Material, 1923-1996 (11 folders; Box 2-4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1934-1992 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 8: Jacob Baker, 1930-1975 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an arts administrator who worked in New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

Baker was born in Brooklyn, New York to composer and musician George Weiss and his wife Sophia Soennichsen, whose family were also musicians and writers. In 1925, while enrolled at the University of Rochester, she married the artist Ernest Holzhauer and together they moved to Europe for study and travel. In 1927, they returned to New York where Baker began working in administrative positions for the Van Diemen Galleries and the College Art Association. In 1934, she was hired by Holger Cahill to assist him in organizing Rockefeller Center's Salons of America Exhibition and First Municipal Art Exhibition. After the success of these shows, in 1935, Baker was hired as Cahill's assistant after he was selected to run the Federal Art Project for the Work Projects Administration in Washington, D.C.

While working for the Federal Art Project, Baker was appointed director of exhibitions and surveyed the work of over 100 art centers, organized over 500 traveling exhibitions, and managed the final allocation of artworks created for the FAP. In 1940, Baker divorced Mr. Holzhauer and married Jacob Baker, an economist and WPA administrator, union organizer, and a founder of the left-wing Vanguard Press, in 1947. After overseeing the closing of the Federal Art Project offices in Washington, Baker and her husband moved back to New York and became longtime residents of the Chelsea Hotel. Baker joined the staff of the Newark Museum in 1944, was promoted to assistant director in 1949, and to associate director in charge of exhibitions and programs from 1953 until her retirement in 1971.

In 1963, Baker was appointed by Governor Richard Hughes to the Commission to Study the Arts in New Jersey, and while serving as vice chairman, she oversaw the establishment of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, Women's City Club, Woman Pays Club, and American Association of Museums. Baker died on December 9, 1998.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Mildred Baker and the WPA Federal Art Project. There are two oral histories with Mildred Baker, one conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 21, 1963 and another by William Agee, July 22, 1965. There is also an oral history with Jacob Baker conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 25, 1963. Transcripts of the interviews conducted by Harlan Phillips are found within the collection. Collections related to the Federal Art Project include the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records and the Holger Cahill papers.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D110 including exhibition catalogs and clippings. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Mildred Baker donated her papers in several increments between 1971 and 1993. In 1999, the bulk of her papers were donated to the archives by Baker's estate executor, Patricia Haskell, some of which included materials that had been loaned for microfilming in 1963.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Mildred Baker papers 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
Mildred Baker papers, 1882, 1923-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bakemild
See more items in:
Mildred Baker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bakemild

Oral history interview with Roland F. Dickey, 1964 January 16

Interviewee:
Dickey, Roland F., 1914-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213425
AAA_collcode_dickey64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213425

FAP records of Adele Clark, 1931-1963

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Va.)  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Thomas Cleveland  Search this
Singleton, Thomas  Search this
Clark, Adèle  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Virginia  Search this
Art and state -- Virginia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9798
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212236
AAA_collcode_fedeartp11
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212236

FAP records of Adele Clark

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Va.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Clark, Adèle, 1882-1983  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Singleton, Thomas  Search this
Extent:
10.5 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
0.6 Linear feet (Reel NDA 2: (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1963
Scope and Contents:
Unmicrofilmed material: Correspondence of Adele Clark, Thomas Parker, and Thomas Singleton; minutes of meetings time sheets and monthly reports; subject files on various FAP projects; photographs; and prints, watercolors, and sketches done by FAP artists. Most of the records relate to the Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., the Big Stone Gap Community Art Center, and the Index of American Design.
Reel NDA 2: Ca. 500 letters, reports, rosters, directives, manuscripts and other materials pertaining to the FAP in Virginia; ca. 135 photographs of administrators, students, works of art, and art exhibitions; ca. 120 pages of sketches by FAP artists; and news clippings, mimeographed programs, and circulars.
Biographical / Historical:
Clark was the Virginia state director of the Federal Art Project (FAP); Parker and Singleton were both directors of the Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts, Richmond, Va. The FAP was a federal relief art program established under Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which provided work for unemployed artists and craftsmen during the Depression.
Related Materials:
Adele Clark papers; also at: Special Collections, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Provenance:
The donor, Adeline Cox, is the niece of Adele Clark.
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:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Virginia  Search this
Art and state -- Virginia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp11

Lincoln Rothschild papers, 1920-1982

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Subject:
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs  Search this
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Coffey, Katherine  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210507
AAA_collcode_rothlinc
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210507

Phyllis Crawford papers relating to the Index of American Design, 1936-1963

Creator:
Crawford, Phyllis  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8508
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210685
AAA_collcode_crawphyl
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210685

Phyllis Crawford papers relating to the Index of American Design

Creator:
Crawford, Phyllis  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Extent:
54 Items ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1963
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, lists and printed material collected by Crawford relating to the Index of American Design and her position there.
Reel 2814: Printed material: "Index of American Design" (an introduction), "Index of American Design Portfolios and Proposed Groupings," and "Supplement No. 1 to the Federal Art Project: Manual Instructions to the Index of American Design" (January 1936). (Microfilmed as Index of American Design records).
Reel NDA 3: Lists, reports and correspondence concerning the administration of the Index of American Design in New York. Included are two lengthy comments written to Holger Cahill in 1949; pamphlets; press clippings; and material related to the controversy surrounding her resignation as Senior Project Supervisor.
Reel NDA 14: Lists, correspondence, press clippings, pamphlets relating to the Index of American Design and the controversy surrounding Crawford's resignation.
Biographical / Historical:
Senior Project Supervisor at the Index of American Design in New York, 1936-1949. The Index was a research division of the Federal Art Project which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, and folk art during the 1930's.
Other Title:
Index of American Design (microfilm title).
Provenance:
Donated by Phyllis Crawford, 1963-1964.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.crawphyl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crawphyl

Exhibition Records, 1970-2012

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Moran, Thomas 1837-1926  Search this
Renwick Gallery Grand Salon  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Design Is . . . (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Glass of Frederick Carder (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Sculpture of Franz Barwig (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brazilian Baroque: Decorative and Religious Objects of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Exhibition) (1972-1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Objects for Preparing Food (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Coverlets (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paintings from Pakistan (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Santos: Popular Forms of Faith in Latin America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Goldsmith: Jewelry and Other Objects by Contemporary Artist-Craftsmen of North America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pueblo Pottery: Zuni and Acoma Designs from the Smithsonian Collections (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle (Exhibition) (1974-1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Four Continents (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Architecture: Photos by Frank Roos (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Selections from the Index of American Design (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jack Lenor Larsen Retrospective (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Avant-Garde in Theatre and Art: French Playbills of the 1890s (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Form and Fire: Natzler Ceramics, 1939-1972 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Glass Now (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collections Commemorating the Bicentenary of the American Shakers (Exhibition) (1973-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlinget, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scandinavian Modern: 1880-1980 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Swedish Touch (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll (Exhibition) (1975: Washington D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Textile Art from Austria (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Paintings from India (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Craft Multiples (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington D.C.)  Search this
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Figure and Fantasy (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Murals in the Round: Painted Tipis of the Kiowa and Kiowa-Apache Indians (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Art Deco (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Newspapers
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1970
1970-2012
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-047
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 7/12/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1970-2012 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_399122

Dorothy Hay Jensen papers

Creator:
Jensen, Dorothy Hay, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Me.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1991
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Jensen's work as supervisor of the WPA art projects in Maine and her work on the Index of American Design. Included are: several letters received, primarily from the National Gallery of Art's curator for the Index of American Design, 1949 and 1984-1991; notebook of a working list for the Index of American Design, which also contains annotations, notes and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940; notes; photographs of quilting, stencils, painting, and woodcarving; a rendering of a rocking chair; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; Maine. Supervisor of the Federal Art Project in Maine, 1936-1941; gathering information for the Index of American Design was one phase of their work. The Index of American Design was a research division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculpture, handicrafts and folk art.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Dorothy Hay Jensen.
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.
Topic:
Art, American -- Maine  Search this
Decorative arts -- Maine  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jensdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jensdoro

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan research material on Perkins Harnly, 1979-1984

Creator:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Subject:
Harnly, Perkins  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Interior decoration -- United States -- History -- 19th century  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9825
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212285
AAA_collcode_hartlynd
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212285

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