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Oral history interview with Frederic Stewart Bartlett, 1964 November 11

Interviewee:
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-1988  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Bear, Donald  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Caldwell, Gladys  Search this
Mechau, Frank  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Museum directors -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213265
AAA_collcode_bartle64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213265

Oral history interview with Frederic Stewart Bartlett

Interviewee:
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bear, Donald, 1905-1952  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Caldwell, Gladys  Search this
Mechau, Frank, 1904-1946  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frederic Stewart Bartlett conducted 1964 November 11, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Bartlett speaks of his early life in Colorado; his early museum experience at the Denver Art Museum; the art centers started under the New Deal; unnoticed artists of America; the art of the banal; contemporary problems in museums. He recalls Donald Bear, Gladys Caldwell, Frank Mechau and Holger Cahill.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederic (Fred) Stewart Bartlett (1905-1988) was a museum director in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Museum directors -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bartle64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bartle64

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center records

Creator:
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Names:
Broadmoor Art Academy  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-  Search this
Byrnes, James B.  Search this
Lothrop, Stanley B., d. 1944  Search this
Parker, Paul, 1905-  Search this
Penrose, Spencer, 1865-1939  Search this
Stoner, Stanley  Search this
Wilder, Mitchell A.  Search this
Extent:
26 Reels (circa 25,000 items)
0.2 Linear feet (Gift)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1919-1983
Scope and Contents:
Administrative records, correspondence and exhibition files, and printed material.
Loan: Administrative records, 1919-1974, including the Memorandum of Affiliation and Resolutions (1926) whereby the Broadmoor Art Academy became the Arts Department of Colorado College, Colorado Springs; files, 1925-1955, of Broadmoor Art Academy Director Stanley Stoner and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Directors Stanley Lothrop, Paul Parker, Mitchell A. Wilder, and James B. Byrnes containing correspondence with artists and organizations, financial records, annual reports, insurance reports, price lists, exhibition lists, membership lists, clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, art school applications, contracts, and photographs; exhibition files, 1945-1955, containing correspondence, lists of artists participating in exhibitions, artists' biographies, installation lists, price lists, drafts of catalog essays, shipping receipts, invoices, loan forms, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and photographs of works of art; calendars of events, 1936-1958, and exhibition catalogs for "New Accessions USA," 1946-1974.
Annual reports, 1970 and 1976; corporate reports, 1981 and 1982; a Governor's Award program, 1979; decorative arts catalog from the Golden Gate Exposition, 1939; 11 biennel catalogs, 1950-1972; and miscellaneous catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded 1919 as the Broadmoor Art Academy by Mr. And Mrs. Spencer Penrose. The Academy became affiliated with Colorado College in 1926 and was reincorporated as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1936.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984-1985, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material was donated 1984 by Fred Bartlett, former director of the Center.
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 -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs
Identifier:
AAA.colospri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colospri

Burt Brown Barker papers

Creator:
Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Center (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (Or.)  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Edmonds, T. J.  Search this
Gannon, George H.  Search this
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946  Search this
Lawrence, Ellis F. (Ellis Fuller), 1879-1946  Search this
Mish, Charlotte Roberta, 1903-  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 860 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Burt Brown Barker papers contain Barker's correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, Oregon; reports; memoranda; travel vouchers; lists of artists and art projects; minutes of the Oregon Federal Music Project; a typescript of an article, "The Federal Art Center, Salem, Oregon," and other writings; printed material; and miscellany. Correspondents include Jacob Baker, Frederic Stewart Bartlett, Holger Cahill, Joseph A. Danysh, T. J. Edmonds, George H. Gannon, Carter Glass, Ellis Fuller Lawrence, Charlotte Roberta Mish, Thomas Cleveland Parker, Margery Hoffman Smith, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Burt Brown Barker (1873-1969) was a lawyer and arts administrator in Portland, Oregon. He was director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, president of the Oregan Historical Society, the McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Herbert Hoover Foundation of Oregon. He also played an active role in the restoration of the John Minthorn House and its transformation into a museum.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939.

Willamette University Archives and Special Collections holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1890-1935. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1885-1976.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Sarah Munro.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938. Owned by Friends of Timberline. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barkburt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barkburt

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