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Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya, 1988 Feb. 28-June 2

Interviewee:
Montoya, José, 1932-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Subject:
Montoya, Malaquias, 1938-  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13570
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211798
AAA_collcode_montoy88
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211798

Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya

Interviewee:
Montoya, José  Search this
Montoya, Malaquias, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Names:
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Extent:
7 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, master (ca. 11 hrs.), analog)
7 Cassettes (Sound recording, duplicate)
373 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Feb. 28-June 2
Scope and Contents:
Interviews of brothers José and Malaquias Montoya conducted 1988 Feb. 28-June 2, by Eduardo Hernandez, for the Archives of American Art.
The Montoya's recall growing up as Mexican-Americans in a rural town in Colorado; moving to urban areas in California; their early education and development of their political awareness; and their artistic experiences, including their founding of the Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists.
Biographical / Historical:
José Montoya (1932-2013) was a Mexican-American poet and artist in Sacramento, Calif. Malaquias Montoya (1938- ) is a Mexican-American artist in Oakland, Calif. He and his brother José founded Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists
Occupation:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.montoy88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f7d2835-7877-4bd5-a60e-646ff617d62d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-montoy88
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hananiah Harari, 1992 Sept. 24-Oct. 15

Interviewee:
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Emanuel, Herzl  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Political cartoons  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12622
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214897
AAA_collcode_harari92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214897
Online Media:

Lee Woodward Zeigler papers, 1911-1968

Creator:
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952  Search this
Subject:
Grainger, Percy  Search this
Leiber, Fritz  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Murray, Oscar H.  Search this
Osgood, Charles Grosvenor  Search this
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis  Search this
Enoch Pratt Free Library  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209056
AAA_collcode_zeiglee
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209056

Ezra Winter papers, [ca. 1922-1946]

Creator:
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9355
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211551
AAA_collcode_wintezra
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211551

Tax payers' murals / Erica Beckh Rubenstein, undated

Creator:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210594
AAA_collcode_rubeeric
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210594

Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993

Creator:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Subject:
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6375
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215300
AAA_collcode_rubelewi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215300

[Artists working on Coit Tower mural] [graphic] / Peter Stackpole, 1934

Creator:
Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997  Search this
Subject:
Harris, George A.  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Olmsted, Fred  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Triest, Shirley  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6050
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216024
AAA_collcode_stacpete
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216024

National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Treadwell, Helen  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)  Search this
Baskerville, Charles  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair  Search this
Stewart, Jack  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Type:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211276
AAA_collcode_natimurp
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211276
Online Media:

John Warner Norton and Norton family papers, 1893-1954

Creator:
Norton, John Warner, 1876-1934  Search this
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painting, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10080
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212951
AAA_collcode_nortjohn
Theme:
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_212951

Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

Creator:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Subject:
Tonetti, Mary Lawrence  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams)  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Grimes, Frances  Search this
Gugler, Eric  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Bynner, Witter  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Writings
Photographs
Travel diaries
Photograph albums
Place:
New Hampshire
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Hampshire -- Peterborough  Search this
Artists' studios in art  Search this
Educators -- New Hampshire  Search this
Artists' studios -- New Hampshire  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Hampshire -- Keene  Search this
Muralists -- New Hampshire -- Keene  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists -- New Hampshire  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210276
AAA_collcode_faulbarr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210276
Online Media:

Jared French papers, 1936-1937

Creator:
French, Jared, 1905-1988  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210304
AAA_collcode_frenjare
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210304

Dean Cornwell papers, 1893-1981

Creator:
Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960  Search this
Subject:
Broder, Patricia Janis  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209246
AAA_collcode_corndean
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209246

Boris Deutsch papers, 1925-1977

Creator:
Deutsch, Boris, 1892-1978  Search this
Subject:
Cormellsa, Will  Search this
Genthe, Arnold  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209680
AAA_collcode_deutbori
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209680

Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979

Creator:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.)  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Zimmerman, F. Ernst  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
United States. Federal Works Agency  Search this
Detroit Museum of Art  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9307
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211502
AAA_collcode_detrinst2
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211502

Jared French papers

Creator:
French, Jared, 1905-1988  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Two contracts between the U.S. Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture, and French, in which he agrees to paint murals in the Parcel Post Building in Richmond, Virginia, and in the Post Office in Plymouth, Pennsylvania.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter, sculptor, etcher, and draftsman; New York, N.Y. Born in Ossining, N.Y. Studied at Amherst College and at the Art Students League.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Jared French.
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
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Function:
Post office buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Plymouth
Post office buildings -- Virginia -- Richmond
Identifier:
AAA.frenjare
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93b5d17bd-7891-4032-b9a0-0d2423aa641a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frenjare

Detroit Institute of Arts records

Creator:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Names:
Detroit Museum of Art  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
United States. Federal Works Agency  Search this
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Zimmerman, F. Ernst  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 21 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1882-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, annual reports and bulletins, scrapbooks, photographs, catalogs, clippings and a telegram.
REELS D1-D3: Annual reports, 1890-1919, and bulletins, 1891-1952.
REELS D10A-D20: Scrapbooks, 1882-1957.
REEL 911: Correspondence of William Valentiner concerning C.S. Price murals. Correspondents include George H. Field, Assistant to the Administrator, Federal Works Agency, Holger Cahill, Gladys M. Everett, Field Representative, and Robert Tyler Davis of the Portland Art Museum. Valentiner writes in an attempt to transfer two of Price's WPA murals promised to the Portland Art Museum, where they had been allocated by the Federal Works Agency, to the DIA. His bid is unsuccessful, as Davis won't release them.
REELS 1892-1897: 21 scrapbooks containing clippings, press releases, and other printed material.
REEL 3482: A letter to M.D. Ferry, Jr., December 21, 1932 and to Clyde Burroughs, January 21, 1933, from F. Ernst Zimmerman of Zimmerman Gallery, Boston, offering several Winslow Homer paintings for sale.
REEL 3894: A telegram regarding a New York Statue Commission.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of installations and one of Mrs. Edsel Ford (Eleanor Ford); clippings, a furniture catalog and an exhibition catalog for "For Modern Living," 1949, at the D.I.A.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Detroit, Michigan. Incorporated 1885 as Detroit Museum of Art and name changed to Detroit Institute of Arts in 1919.
Other Title:
Valentine Dudensing papers (microfilm title)(reel 911)
Provenance:
Material on reels D1-D3, D10A-D20 and 1892-1897 lent for microfilming 1953-1979 by Detroit Institute of Arts. Material on reels 911, 3482, 3894 and unmicrofilmed donated 1959-1972 by the DIA.
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:
Museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.detrinst2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9694e0cb7-3ca2-443c-a0c0-2bdff61a7beb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-detrinst2

Boris Deutsch papers

Creator:
Deutsch, Boris, 1892 or 5-1978  Search this
Names:
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Photographer:
Cormellsa, Will  Search this
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; an autobiography; resumes; writings and notes; sketchbook; 2 scrapbooks; inventory of paintings; bank statements and records of stock market transactions; photographs; and printed material.
REEL LA 2: Clippings and exhibition catalogs, ca. 1941-1946.
UNMICROFILMED: A brief autobiography; resumes; personal and business correspondence; unpublished writings and notes including a report on Deutsch's murals done for the Public Buildings Administration Section of Fine Arts at the U.S. Post Office Terminal in Los Angeles, California, ca. 1940; a sketchbook, 1934; 2 scrapbooks; a handwritten inventory of paintings; bank statements and records of stock market transactions; 500 photos of Deutsch, his wife, his paintings and other subjects, including some taken by Will Cormellsa, Arnold Genthe, and a Resettlement Administration photo by Arthur Rothstein; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Material on reel LA 2 lent for microfilming 1964 by Betty Hoag. Unmicrofmiled material donated 1980 by the estate of Boris Deutsch.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Function:
Post office buildings -- California -- Los Angeles
Identifier:
AAA.deutbori
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99174fcdc-dbe1-4d35-9f97-e9ed9c035b74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deutbori

National Society of Mural Painters records

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Baskerville, Charles, 1896-  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960  Search this
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Fausett, Dean, 1913-  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005  Search this
Treadwell, Helen, 1902-  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott), b. 1877  Search this
Extent:
13.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1895 - circa 2007
Summary:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.

Administrative files include meeting minutes and agendas, historical information, and newsletter drafts, and the organization's constitution and by-laws. Membership files contain correspondence with members about their applications and acceptance or denial of membership, member voting ballots, and lists of members. General correspondence is with artists, members, organizations, universities, and federal commissions, and documents a wide varity of NSMP activities; additional correspondence is scattered throughout other series. Correspondence is with Charles Baskerville, Arthur Covey, Allyn Cox, Dean Fausett, Ruth Fortel, Edward Lanning, Everett Molinari, Jack Stewart, and Helen Tredwell, as well as with the American Federation of Arts, the Commission of Fine Arts on War Memorials, Fine Arts Federation, and the U. S. Capitol Historical Society.

Committee files document the work of various NSMP standing and ad hoc committees. Exhibition and competition files include correspondence, photographs, catalogs, itineraries, and printed materials for the NSMP's 1976 U.S. Bicentennial celebration projects, including the "Freedom Murals," "Caravan of Freedom," and "Momentous Events in American History." Additional files document the Red Cross Canteen Project, Federal Art Project, the Municipal Art Society exhibition in 1940, New York City subway murals, and other competitions and public art mural projects.

Artist files primarily date from the 1960s through the 1990s and often include biographies, resumes, correspondence, and photographs of works of art. Financial and legal records include the NSMP treasurer's files, ledgers, and miscellany. Also found in the records are printed materials; a mixed media scrapbook dating from 1923-1935; photographs of meetings, events, exhibitions, and works of art; photo collages of members with examples of their works of art. There are also lantern slides of Francis D. Millet in his studio and with his murals, and of J. Scott Williams with his art work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series reflecting the original order of the records.

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1895-circa 2007 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 2: Membership Files, 1915-2001 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1912-2001 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Committee Files, 1909-1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 5: Exhibition and Competition Files, 1917-1998 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Series 6: Artist Files, 1915-1990s (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 18)

Series 7: Financial and Legal Records, 1895-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 8-10)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1915-2000 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1923-1935 (0.2 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1997 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-18)
Biographical / Historical:
Originally named The Mural Painters, the National Society of Mural Painters (NSMP) was founded in 1895 in New York City by a group of artists, including John W. Alexander, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, and John LaFarge, who were concerned with the design and execution of mural art for architecture in the United States. The organization's first president was Frederic Crowninshield. For well over one hundred years members of NSMP have created significant and monumental works of art across the country. Many significant American artists have been members and served as past presidents, such as George Biddle, Hildreth Meiére, Arthur S. Covey, Allyn Cox, Helen Treadwell, and Xavier Gonzales, among many others.

Since its founding, the NSMP has collaborated with the Fine Arts Section of the Treasury Department, the federal WPA Arts Project, and the design boards of several World's Fairs. As a member of Artists for Victory, NSMP coordinated the execution of murals for barracks and camps, as well as many triptych alterpieces.

NSMP organizes exhibitions and conductes competitions. In celebration of its one hundredth anniversary, a centennial exhibition was held in October 1995 at the Art Students League. Society members work with other organizations, actively sponsoring legislation for the development and commission of public works of art. Still active today, the current president is Jeff Greene.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel NSM1) including 83 photographs of mural paintings and mural studies, and 25 exhibition boards showing sculptures, mosaics, and mural paintings with the artist's name, medium, title, and location listed. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The National Society of Mural Painters lent materials for microfilming in 1963 and donated records in 1965-1966. The National Society of Mural Painters, via President Jeff Greene, gave papers in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Muralists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natimurp
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National Society of Mural Painters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e19b67b-a734-4715-9eeb-7a5d3b3b90ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natimurp
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Dean Cornwell papers

Creator:
Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960  Search this
Names:
Broder, Patricia Janis  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1893-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, 1937-1978, including a text for the biography, DEAN CORNWELL: DEAN OF ILLUSTRATORS by Patricia Janis Broder; correspondence with artists and business associates; diaries, ca. 1941-1957; writings and notes; business records, ca. 1949-1961; ten sketches, undated and 1934; five scrapbooks containing reproductions of others' art works; exhibition announcements and catalogs, ca. 1940-1960; clippings, magazines, pamphlets and brochures, ca. 1926-1960; reproductions of art works; photographs, undated and 1920-1960, of Cornwell and of his art works; and slides and transparencies.
Biographical / Historical:
Muralist, painter, illustrator. Cornwell was born in Louisville, Ky. in 1892. He attended the Chicago Art Institute and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He painted murals for the lobby of the Eastern Airlines Building at Rockefeller Plaza, the Hotel Warwick's Raleigh Room, and the Los Angeles Public Library. He is also well known for his painting of WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Lucy Cornwell, daughter of Dean Cornwell.
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:
Muralists  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Dean Cornwell papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.corndean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94bc2d110-5762-441a-b6e7-13816fb02b67
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-corndean

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