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[Photographs of artists taken by Kay Bell Reynal], 1952

Creator:
Reynal, Kay Bell, 1905-1977  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215973
AAA_collcode_reynkay
Theme:
Women
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215973

National Association of Women Artists records

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L., 1911-1992  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1926-1971
Summary:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.

NAWA's administrative and membership records includes general writings and notes, board meeting notes, constitution and by-laws, mailing lists, and membership forms from 1963 to 1964.

Exhibition records date from 1926 to 1971 and are not complete. Files may include artist and price lists, catalogs and printed material, correspondence, itineraries, and photographs. Notable correspondents and institutions included are Mildred Baker, Vernon Bobbitt, the Butler Institute of American Art, Sylvester Jerry, Grace Morley, the Museum of New Mexico, the Newark Museum, and the Texas Fine Arts Association.

Additional printed materials include a certificate of community service, press clippings, press releases, and printed material from other art-related sources, such as newsletters and exhibition catalogs.

Three mixed media scrapbooks date from 1951 to 1963. Scrapbooks include photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Administrative and Membership Records, 1947-1970 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Records, 1926-1971 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1957-1967 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1951-1963 (BVs 2-4; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) was founded in 1889 and remains the oldest women's fine arts organization in the country.

Founded under the name the Woman's Art Club of New York, the National Association of Women Artists established a space for women to exhibit, create work, and learn about art. Artists Anita Ashley, Adele Frances Bedell, Elizabeth S. Cheever, Grace Fitz-Randolph, and Edith Mitchill Preilwitz established the organization in 1889. Also known as the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1913, NAWA adopted its current name in 1941.

NAWA's annual exhibition of member artworks gained recognition for the association. The organization also promoted membership by sending out traveling exhibitions across the world. The National Association of Women Artist currently has hundreds of members from all across the United States.
Separated Materials:
Additional records on the National Association of Women Artists can be found at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Frick Art Reference Library, New York Public Library, Film and Fine Art Library, and Library of Congress.
Provenance:
Printed material, 1926-1971, donated by Jane Gray, historian for the NAWA, 1971. Scrapbooks donated by the NAWA, 1981, and the traveling exhibition records donated by NAWA, 1980.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Wasington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiasso
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National Association of Women Artists records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiasso

John C. Johansen and Jean MacLane papers

Creator:
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964  Search this
MacLane, Jean, 1878-1964  Search this
Names:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1984
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1898-1965, including letters from Daniel Chester French and Norman Rockwell; scrapbooks of reviews, 1901-1911; printed material, 1901-1984, including exhibition catalogs and clippings; a ledger of sales and inventory of paintings, 1897-1934; photographs, 1896-? of Johansen, MacLane and their work; and 12 unsigned sketches.
Biographical / Historical:
Painters; New York, N.Y. and Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Margaret Johansen Worthington, Johansen and MacLane's daughter.
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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.johajohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johajohn

Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar

Interviewee:
Ipcar, Dahlov, 1917-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Nov. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dahlov Ipcar conducted 1979 Nov. 13, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Mrs. Ipcar reflects on life in New York and Maine and her preference for the country life in Maine. She talks of the influence of her mother and her art. She recalls life during the Depression and the very minimal way of life she and her husband Adolph Ipcar had. She also talks about the changes in her life and becoming first an illustrator of children's books and eventually an author and illustrator of books for children and adults.
Biographical / Historical:
Dahlov Zorach Ipcar (1917- ) is a painter and illustrator from Bath, Me. Ipcar's parents are Marguerite and William Zorach.
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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Illustrators -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ipcar79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ipcar79

Vera Andrus papers

Creator:
Andrus, Vera Eugenia, 1895-1979  Search this
Names:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Greco, 1541?-1614  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1939-1979 and [undated]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, diaries, writings, files on publications, art works, photographs, catalogs and clippings.
Correspondence is with Yovan Radinkovitch, 1940s, and Mrs. Edward A. McGill at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960.
Twelve diaries, 1939-1976, contain drafts of letters, clippings, lists of exhibited, sold and proposed lithographs and paintings, poems, a short autobiography, notes for books Sea Dust and A Wisconsin Story, and accounts of her travels to the Caribbean (1939), France (1956), Florida (1962), Spain (1966) and Maryland (1972). Some highlighted events are Andrus's appointment to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1952, her studies in France in 1956, as well as her living in Gloucester, 1964-1966, and Rockport, Mass. Other diary topics include Geo-metrical Art, 1957, the Rockport Art Association, and details of exhibitions throughout her career.
Writings include typescripts of The Blue Tree, Comments and Criticisms by Boardman Robinson (with related letter), Earth Foam: A Second Book of Poems, The Shining River: A Sketchbook of the Hudson (with draft), The Spirit and the Candle: El Greco and the Renaissance World (with draft); and writings about life in Gloucester and New York. Paper," (1990).
Biographical / Historical:
Lithographer, painter, author; Massachusetts and New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Lura Andrus Crowther, Andrus' sister.
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:
Printmakers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.andrvera
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-andrvera

Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar, 1979 Nov. 13

Interviewee:
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Illustrators -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13020
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211992
AAA_collcode_ipcar79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211992
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National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Mildred  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L.  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211274
AAA_collcode_natiasso
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211274

Alice Barber Stephens papers, 1884-1986

Creator:
Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932  Search this
Subject:
Laessle, Albert  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Oakley, Thornton  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9767
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212168
AAA_collcode_stepalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212168
Online Media:

Eve Peri papers, circa 1900-1996

Creator:
Peri, Eve, 1897-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Embroidery  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6000
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229756
AAA_collcode_perieve
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229756

FAP card file of artists, [ca. 1935-1943]

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States.  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208532
AAA_collcode_fedeartp10
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208532

Alice Barber Stephens papers

Creator:
Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932  Search this
Names:
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1851-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1884-1986
Summary:
The papers of engraver and illustrator Alice Barber Stephens measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1884 to 1986. The collection includes letters, photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous items.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of engraver and illustrator Alice Barber Stephens measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1884 to 1986. The collection includes letters, photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous items.

Letters are from publishers discussing projects and fees, and by writers complimenting her work. Correspondents include Edward Bok, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Hamlin Garland, Ella Higginson, Herbert Hoover, Thornton Oakley, Howard Pyle, and Jessie Willcox Smith.

Photographs contain pictures of Stephens, her husband, and their house Thunderbird Lodge in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. There are also photographs of amateur theatrical productions and of the dedication ceremony for Albert Laessle's monument "The Beaver."

Printed material consists of clippings concerning Stephens' work and her husband's collection of Native American artifacts, reproductions of Stephens' illustrations, exhibition catalogs, and a booklet about Stephens.

Miscellaneous items includes a manuscript "The Artist's Masque" by Charles H. Stephens, various notes, an inventory of furniture, Library of Congress receipts for works of art, and award certificates.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Barber Stephens (1858-1931) was an engraver and illustrator active in the arts and crafts community established by William Price in 1901. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins, the Drexel Academy under Howard Pyle, the Pennsylvania Academy of Design for Women, and at the Julian and Colarossi Academies in Paris. Stephens is primarily known for her illustrations in Harper's, Century, and Scribner's magazines. She was married to the illustrator Charles H. Stephens and lived in a barn remodeled by William Price in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
The Alice Barber Stephens papers were donated in 1988 by Stephen's granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Starr.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Rose Valley  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Citation:
Alice Barber Stephens papers, 1884-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stepalic
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Alice Barber Stephens papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stepalic
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Eve Peri papers

Creator:
Peri, Eve, 1897-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-1996, bulk 1939-1966
Summary:
The papers of painter and embroidery artist Eve Peri measure 0.6 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1939 to 1966. The papers are scattered and include biographical materials, travel documents, correspondence, financial records, printed material, designs for embroidered clothing, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and embroidery artist Eve Peri measure 0.6 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1939 to 1966. The papers are scattered and include biographical materials, travel documents, correspondence, financial records, printed material, designs for embroidered clothing, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Eve Peri papers, circa 1900-1996 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1, OV2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Eve Peri (1897-1966) was a collagist, embroiderer, and painter active in New York City, New York.

Eve Peri was born in Bangor, Maine in 1897. From her mother and aunts, Peri learned traditional quilting and embroidery techniques. A largely self-trained artist, she used her skills to design clothing, tapestry, and collages and also painted. She collaborated with her husband Alfonso Umana Mendez, a designer for Fred Leighton, designing women's embroidered clothing. After divorcing in 1939, she traveled around Europe and began to exhibit her works.

Peri moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania late in life and opened a gallery in New Hope to show her works. She died in 1966.
Provenance:
The Eve Peri papers were donated by Elizabeth Bullock and Judith Stein, executor and curator of the estate in 2001.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Collagists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Fiber artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Embroidery  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Eve Peri papers, circa 1900-1996, bulk 1939-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.perieve
See more items in:
Eve Peri papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-perieve

Ladies' Art Association records

Creator:
Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
18 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1914
Scope and Contents:
The 1871 Constitution, publicity materials (1876-1888), published lists of members, a petition to the State of New York for financial aid, and correspondence (1887-1914). A 1914 letter from a member outlines the history of the Association.
Biographical / Historical:
Organized 1867 and incorporated in 1877 to promote interests of women artists. Many of its members and officers were Quakers.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore., Pa.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ladiart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ladiart

Coalition of Women's Art Organization papers

Creator:
Coalition of Women's Art Organizations  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1982
Scope and Contents:
Subject files concerning the interests and activities of the Coalition of Women's Art Organizations. Files include correspondence; members' resumes; address lists; business records; statistical reports; drafts for lectures; minutes from meetings; 3 untranscribed cassette tape recordings of meetings; and printed material including clippings, newsletters, press releases, programs, and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Women's art organization; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1982 by Gertrude Barnstone, president of the Coalition of Women's Art Organizations, 1982.
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:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.coalof
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coalof

Joan Combs Rudman papers, 1969-1997

Creator:
Rudman, Joan Combs  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists -- United States -- Sources  Search this
Women artists -- United States -- Sources  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216619
AAA_collcode_rudmjoan
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216619

Ladies' Art Association records, 1867-1914

Creator:
Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9708
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211964
AAA_collcode_ladiart
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211964

John C. Johansen and Jean MacLane papers, 1896-1984

Creator:
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964  Search this
MacLane, Jean, 1878-1964  Search this
Subject:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Rockwell, Norman  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8154
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210325
AAA_collcode_johajohn
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_210325

Coalition of Women's Art Organization papers, 1977-1982

Creator:
Coalition of Women's Art Organizations  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10064
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212926
AAA_collcode_coalof
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212926

Vera Andrus papers, 1939-1979 and [undated]

Creator:
Andrus, Vera Eugenia, 1895-1979  Search this
Subject:
Greco  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9932
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212479
AAA_collcode_andrvera
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212479

FAP card file of artists

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((ca. 650 cards on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1935-1943]
Scope and Contents:
A card file containing biographical data on artists who participated in or were prospective participants for the Work Projects Administration of the Federal Works Agency. Information on each artist includes name, date and place of birth, state of residence, training, awards, activities, exhibitions of work, and collections containing the artist's work. Cards do not contain information about art work done for the WPA Art Program, although participation in earlier federal and state art patronage projects is mentioned. The creator of the card file is not known. Most of the biographical data covers artist's careers to ca. 1939.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency. The FAP was created in August 1935 to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp10

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