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List of business depressions

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1932
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10070
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Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10070

Grant Wood letter to Zenobia Ness

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh, 1877-1943  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1930 Oct. 28
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8045
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Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8045
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Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Daughters of the American Revolution  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Feb. 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13878
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13878
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Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Eaton, Walter Prichard  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Middle West  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211561
AAA_collcode_woodgrap
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211561
Online Media:

Writings, re: Business Depressions

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw978a54712-86c8-489e-870e-789fb3042a3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref16

Biographical Data, Newspaper Obituaries

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9927cfd8e-797f-4399-b617-0c64205878e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref13

Letters to Mrs. Henry Ness [Zenobia B. Ness]

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940
1930-1931
1933
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f5e6ff2-a2cf-4e7b-ad8e-d1521a252327
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref14

Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1983
1968
1930-1936
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933133e65-6122-4de8-8a5d-18eea26038b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref17

Printed Material, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996202ead-9cc0-4da0-ab48-34ea7264ad1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref18

Photographs, Stone City Art Colony

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b40e1ef8-a380-4800-9e54-e7e4d7e2b877
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref20

Letters to Walter Pritchard Eaton

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2a096ab-3505-4521-b5ac-b0ae22d7ec52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref15

Photographs, Grant Wood and his works

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911b7d2f7-941f-457b-a78d-0b1194797706
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref19

Return from Bohemia by Grant Wood, 1941

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213893
AAA_collcode_woodgran
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213893

Grant Wood Papers

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1983
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodgrap, Series 1
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Grant Wood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93092f650-11d1-4699-9189-318066d81443
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref12

Associated American Artists records

Creator:
Associated American Artists  Search this
Names:
Lewenthal, Reeves, 1909-1987  Search this
Liederman, Maurice J.  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1934-1983
Summary:
The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. They document the organization's work producing and selling limited-edition prints by American artists. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.

The dates of the records include the portion that was loaned to the Archives in 1965-1966 and microfilmed on reels D254-D256.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Artist Files,1951-1983 (Box 1-19; 18.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Dealers, Galleries and Museums, circa 1958-1980 (Box 19-29; 10.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Client Files, circa 1958-1980 (Box 29-48; 19 linear feet)

Series 4: Business Correspondence, 1959-1980 (Box 48-49; 2 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1960-1981 (Box 50-51; 1 linear feet)

Series 6: Sales Catalogs, 1955-1979 (Box 51-53; 2 linear feet)

Series 7: Exhibition Catalogs, 1950-1978 (Box 54; 1 linear foot)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1958-1980 (Box 55-57; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Posters, circa 1960s-1970s
Historical Note:
The Associated American Artists was created in 1934 with the mission of bridging the gap between artists and their audiences by making fine art affordable, accessible, and attractive for the general American public. The A.A.A. offered new editions of prints to collectors at very reasonable prices. This was accomplished by publishing limited-edition prints of etchings and lithographs by American artists that sold for as little as five dollars each. The organization commissioned original graphic art from many notable American artists, whose art often reflected or commented on the social ideas of the era. All lithographs and etchings were produced in editions ranging from 125 to 250 impressions. Between 1934 and 1945, the organization published more than 600 limited-edition prints. An early collaboration allowed the prints to be displayed and sold in fifty department stores nationwide. Later, the department stores were abandoned in favor of a headquarters in a gallery in New York City. By the 1950s, the organization began to design fabrics as well.

The organization was also notable for its innovative use of modern merchandising and advertising techniques to sell and introduce high-quality artwork to a broad audience. New products were introduced in newspaper articles and magazines that targeted both the public and professional trade audiences. Prints were also advertised on the back of periodicals, which introduced the art to an even wider audience across the country.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels D254-D256 and 3176. Reels D254-D256 include material related to the Associated American Artists' records that were returned to the lender. Reel 3176 contains photocopies of correspondence between Grant Wood, Reeves Lewnthal, and Maurice Liederman and that were discarded after microfilming. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sylvan Cole and Adolf Dehn loaned the Archives of American Art related Associated American Artists' records for microfilming on reels D254-D256 in 1965-1966. Mrs. Allan Kine gave photocopies of correspondence on reel 3176 to the Archives in 1974. The Associated American Artists donated all other material begining in the late 1970s through 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
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.
Topic:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Marketing  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Associated American Artists records, circa 1934-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.assoamea
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Associated American Artists records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a2161a3-0634-4c1b-b588-cac7a0eba4e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-assoamea
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Cedar Rapids -- Pleasant Hill

Designer:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pleasant Hill (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn County -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, a garden plan, a detailed narrative description of the property and garden, a plant list, geological survey, copies of articles on Grant Wood, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The gardens at Pleasant Hill were inspired by the early architecture of the area and the designs of regionalist painter, Grant Wood. The residence was constructed in 1932 to reflect the architectural history of Iowa, using original structral elements from other houses and antique furniture. On December 20, 1989, the home was designated as a National Historic Site. At the entrance to the garden, Grant Wood designed a grape arbor. Stones from a quarry near Stone City, Iowa and a grist mill stone were incorporated into garden seats. The owner chose species of flowers and trees that are either indigenous to the zone or have proven successful through the harsh Iowa winters, producing a continuous show of color in summer, spring, and fall.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Bruce McKay (architect, designer, builder, 1932-?); Grant Wood (artist, 1933); and Mrs. E. W. Spence (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Pleasant Hill related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67042acb3-da86-42e3-bf66-9642c6b6f92d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6546

Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer

Interviewee:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 March 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Albert Christ-Janer conducted by Dorothy Seckler 1964 March 21 for the Archives of American Art.
Christ-Janer speaks of the regionalist movement in painting in the 1930s, of Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood; teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Design; and he recalls Jackson Pollock.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Christ-Janer (1910-1973) was a painter, printmaker, museum director, educator, and writer in Athens, Georgia.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 21 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Authors -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.christ64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bcd0dda1-a041-4251-af50-4f568dc72dcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ64
Online Media:

Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Names:
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1946
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.
Other Title:
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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:
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rowaedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95db62502-5d98-4e65-a4f3-0c15534f4c0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rowaedwa

Thomas Hart Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Names:
Craven, Thomas, b. 1889  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
4 Reels (ca. 600 items (on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
Middle west in art
Date:
1906-1975
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; an interview with Benton concerning his Truman Library mural; correspondence, including many illustrated letters to his parents written while he was in school, studying in Paris, and in the Navy in Virginia; a letter from Thomas Craven and one from Stanton Macdonald-Wright; manuscripts, including "An American in Art," "An Artist in America," "Death of Grant Wood," "American Regionalism," "Life in Paris," "The Intimate Story," "Politics," and notes on Jackson Pollock; notes and notebooks containing writings; a handwritten manuscript of his speech at the dedication of his Truman Library mural; a few sketches and plates of his illustration for TOM SAWYER; a catalog, printed articles by Benton, and clippings; research material; and a photograph of Benton.
Biographical / Historical:
American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo.
Provenance:
Lent 1980 by Benton Testamentary Trusts, Lyman Field, trustee.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Middle West  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Middle West  Search this
Regionalism  Search this
Art, Regional -- Middle West  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Middle West  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922b8b5d1-7bd9-4d50-9581-29c15f955d36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentthom

Oral history interview with Conger Metcalf

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Conger, 1914-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes. Sound recording)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Feb. 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Conger Metcalf conducted 1982 Feb. 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Metcalf speaks of studying with Grant Wood and Karl Zerbe; his career as a teacher of painting and drawing at Boston University; and his figural subject matter and method of working.
Biographical / Historical:
Conger Metcalf (1914-1998) was a painter and educator from Boston, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 28 min.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.metcal82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9111bd16c-30c3-479a-8fae-386e0d5d83c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-metcal82
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