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Restaurant of the National Zoo

Author:
Commercial Photo Co  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
1940
1929
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Construction  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Grounds  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Federal Works Agency (FWA)  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Standard number:
94-518
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9557

Deserts

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Desert  Search this
Landscape, Rural  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0557
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0557
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813689

Cotton Field

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Cotton  Search this
Landscape, Rural  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0558
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0558
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Agriculture
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813690

St. Paul's Eastchester Episcopal Church

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 6 in; 20.6375 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Associated place:
United States: New York, Mount Vernon
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Church  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0559
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0559
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813691

George Washington

Depicted (sitter):
Washington, George  Search this
Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Associated place:
United States: Virginia, Richmond
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Presidency  Search this
Memorial  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0560
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0560
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813692

George Washington

Depicted (sitter):
Washington, George  Search this
Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Memorial  Search this
Presidency  Search this
Related event:
New York World's Fair (1939)  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0561
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0561
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813693

Trappe Augustus Luthern Church

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Trappe
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Church  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0562
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0562
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab6f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813694

Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Declaration of Independence  Search this
Constitution  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0563
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0563
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab70-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813695

Class Day, Columbia University

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Education, College  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0564
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0564
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab71-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813697

United Baptist Church, Topsham

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Church  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0565
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0565
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab72-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813698

Wheeler Hall

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Church  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0566
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0566
Accession number:
2013.0327
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-ab73-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813699

Desert Land - Inyo Valley, Northern California

Maker:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1940s
Subject:
Landscape, Rural  Search this
Desert  Search this
Desert  Search this
Desert  Search this
Desert  Search this
Desert  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0556
Accession number:
2013.0327
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0556
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-f409-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1692365

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

Margaret Casey Gates papers

Creator:
Gates, Margaret Casey, 1903-1989  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Phillips Memorial Gallery. Art School  Search this
Clark, Betty Jean  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969  Search this
Garrett, Alice Warder  Search this
Gates, Robert Franklin, 1906-1982  Search this
Gernand, John, 1913-1990  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lewis, John L.  Search this
Rayford, Julian Lee  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Writings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1934-1988
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter Margaret Casey Gates date from 1934-1988, and measure 1.0 linear foot. Gates' papers document her work as a painter, her projects for the New Deal federal arts programs, the Phillips Memorial Gallery and its art school, where she attended school and later worked as secretary and where her husband Robert Franklin Gates was a teacher, and the Washington, D.C. arts scene. Found are scattered correspondence, seven sketchbooks by Gates and two sketchbooks of her divorced husband Robert Franklin Gates. Miscellaneous notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Gates, her husband, friends, artwork, and views of the Virgin Islands are also included in the papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter Margaret Casey Gates date from 1934-1988, and measure 1.0 linear foot. Gates' papers document her work as a painter, her projects for the New Deal federal arts programs, the Phillips Memorial Gallery and its art school, where she attended school and later worked as secretary and where her husband Robert Franklin Gates was a teacher, and the Washington, D.C. arts scene. Found are scattered correspondence, seven sketchbooks by Gates and two sketchbooks of her divorced husband Robert Franklin Gates. Miscellaneous notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Gates, her husband, friends, artwork, and views of the Virgin Islands are also included in the papers.

Twelve folders of scattered correspondence include letters from the Federal Works Agency and one or two letters each from friends and individuals that reflect Gates' wide range of interests and activities. Correspondents include Betty Jean Clark, Arthur G. Dove, D. R. Fitzpatrick, Alice Garrett, John Gernand, Karl Knaths, John L. Lewis, a Brazilian artist named Portinari, Julian Lee Rayford, Alfred Stieglitz, and Prentiss Taylor.

Artwork consists of seven of Margaret Casey Gates' sketchbooks and two of Robert Franklin Gates' sketchbooks of both abstract and figural sketches. Margaret's sketchbooks contain landscapes that illustrate her travels to Colorado, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Virgin Islands. Sketchbook #2 contains pencil, ink, and pastel drawings of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and an intimate drawing of Robert Franklin Gates, Mitchell Jamieson, and Prentiss Taylor asleep on a ship. Artwork also includes a fine caricature of Robert Franklin Gates by Karl Knaths.

Notes and writings primarily consist of scattered notes and brief descriptive accounts of Gates's experiences at the Phillips Gallery, and at the Colorado Springs Art Center. Her extensive descriptions of her travels to the Virgin Islands are also illustrated.

A scrapbook primarily contains clippings, but also includes an award certificate, letters concerning various topics including Pepsi-Cola's annual art competition and Federal Works Agency projects, brochures for the Phillips Gallery Art School and for the McLean Art Club, and a photograph of the mural at the Mebane, North Carolina post office.

Printed material consists of clippings including copies of the rare magazines The Washington Spectator and the American University publication Right Angle, announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of Gates's work, and miscellaneous booklets and brochures. There is also printed material concerning the Armory Show including a copy of the booklet The Story of the Armory Show by Walt Kuhn.

Photographs are of Margaret Casey Gates, Robert Franklin Gates, friends including Prentiss Taylor, her home, and her artwork. Photographs of Margaret and Robert Gates and their artist friends during their visits to the Virgin Islands in the 1930s are of primary interest, offering unique glimpses of that culture during the 1930s. These photographs include aerial photographs of St. Thomas and photographs by Prentiss Taylor.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1934-1986 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 2: Artwork, 1935-1965 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1939-1984 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 4: Scrapbook, 1938-1961 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1935-1988 (Box 1; 20 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1934-1976 (Box 1; 19 folders)
Biographical Note:
Margaret Casey was born in 1903 in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. She studied art in the studio of Bertha Perry, and from 1924 to 1926 at the Corcoran Art School. She later studied under Henry Varnum Poor at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

After working as a commercial artist from 1928-1929, Casey began studying at the Phillips Memorial Gallery in 1931 under C. Law Watkins. There, she met her husband, painter Robert Franklin Gates, and married on January 7, 1933. Robert Franklin Gates (1906-1982), who came to Washington, D.C. in 1930, also studied at the Phillips Gallery Art School and worked with Karl Knaths between 1934 and 1947.

Between 1934 and 1941, Robert Gates, with other artists including Mitchell Jamieson and Prentiss Taylor, made several painting trips to the Virgin Islands on a fine arts commission from the U. S. Treasury Department. Margaret Gates accompanied her husband and produced artwork of her own. She also documented their travels. During this same time, Robert taught at the Phillips Gallery Art School and Margaret was employed as the Art School's secretary. In 1937, they purchased a house in McLean, Virginia where Margaret lived until 1980.

In 1939, Margaret Gates won honorable mention in a national mural competition held by the Section of Fine Arts of the U. S. Public Buildings Administration and was subsequently commissioned by the Federal Works Agency to execute a mural for the Post office at Mebane, North Carolina. The mural was completed and installed in 1941.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Margaret Gates wrote articles on art for Washington, D. C. publications including the column "The People vs. Art" for American University's Right Angle, and for the magazine The Washington Spectator.

Margaret and Robert Gates were divorced circa 1955. They had no children.

Margaret Gates exhibited her work in the first exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 1941, as one of many winners of a national competition sponsored by the Federal Works Agency for artwork to decorate a Marine hospital for lepers in Louisiana. She also exhibited in the "Group Show of Washington Painters" at the Bignou Gallery in New York City, as well as at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Philips Collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. A retrospective of her work was exhibited at the Watkins Gallery of American University in 1981. Several of her paintings are in the collection of the Phillips Gallery.

Margaret Casey Gates died on November 4, 1989, in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the papers of Gates' divorced husband Robert Franklin Gates dating from 1910-1988.
Provenance:
The Margaret Casey Gates papers were a bequest from Gates' estate in 1994, executed by her niece Joyce D. Svedberg.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Post office buildings -- North Carolina  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Writings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Margaret Casey Gates papers, 1934-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gatemarg
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Margaret Casey Gates papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f80089c8-4115-494e-b66c-7dc572955a34
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gatemarg

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Gates, Margaret Casey, 1903-1989  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 12 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1986
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence consists of scattered letters concerning art-related activities including letters from the Federal Works Agency enclosing a contract for the post office mural in Mebane, North Carolina. There are also one or two letters from Betty Jean Clark, Arthur G. Dove, D. R. Fitzpatrick, Alice Garrett, John Gernand, Karl Knaths, John L. Lewis, a Brazilian artist named Portinari, Julian Lee Rayford, Alfred Stieglitz, and Prentiss Taylor.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Margaret Casey Gates papers, 1934-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gatemarg, Series 1
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Margaret Casey Gates papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd0968f9-6223-4c55-b4d4-d2daa828cf07
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gatemarg-ref13

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Gates, Margaret Casey, 1903-1989  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 3 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1961
Scope and Contents note:
The scrapbook contains an award certificate, letters concerning various topics including Pepsi-Cola's annual art competition and Federal Works Agency projects, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, brochures for the Phillips Gallery Art School and for the McLean Art Club, and a photograph of the mural at the Mebane, North Carolina post office.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Margaret Casey Gates papers, 1934-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gatemarg, Series 4
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Margaret Casey Gates papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91180fea9-6dd4-4af4-9064-310e3c08e2cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gatemarg-ref47

Federal Works Agency

Collection Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Extent:
(Reel D86:703-747)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 69
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1941
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. The collection is partially microfilmed. Use of material not microfilmed requires an appointment.
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:
Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960 (bulk 1932-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edward Bruce papers
Edward Bruce papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Alphabetical Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ee6e0d9-0289-414b-88ce-a3524cf77322
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brucedwa-ref120

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1941
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:
Katherine Schmidt papers, circa 1922-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Katherine Schmidt papers
Katherine Schmidt papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e1ec1a5e-7ff9-425e-8d82-ff5dc2f7f514
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schmkath-ref16
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Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm)

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941  Search this
Extent:
70 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1935-1945
Date:
1935-1948
Scope and Contents:
Selected records from the United States National Archives and Records Administration of the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Work Projects Administration. Records cover a broad range of topics. The bulk are from the Central Files, "States" and "General Subject" series, 1935-1944. Also microfilmed are materials from series Federal Art Project, Federal Project #1, WPA, among them records related to the Index of American Design; and records of the Chicago Field Finance office relating to allocations of works of art.
General Subject Files is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, receipts, reports, and business files. Found on reels DC44-DC49 are correspondence and memoranda of the the FAP; materials relating to Art for the Millions published during the WPA; receipts for loans of works of art.and other correspondence, memoranda, business records, reports, and lists of artists. Found on reels. DC45, and DC49-DC50 are materials relating to the two National Art Weeks of 1940 and 1941; regional correspondence, 1939; reports, 1939; and papers relating to exhibitions held for WPA artists.
Central Files, "States", on reels DC62-DC111, is comprised of general correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, and records of FAP activities at the state level. Much of the material is between state administrators and national directors. There are occasional occurrences of letters from individual citizens seeking assistance. Topics covered include FAP, Federal Writers' Project, Federal Theater Project, Federal Music Project, Index of American Design, and other projects under Federal Project # 1 of the WPA. New York City has its own separate file.
Federal Art Project, Federal Art Project #1, series appears on reels DC51-DC61 are broken down into "General Correspondence File", reels DC51-DC59, consisting of ca. 80 files with a variety of titles, for example Artist's oil paints, Congressional correspondence, Index of American Design (mostly reel DC53), Museum of Modern Art, News releases, Salary increases, etc.; and "Regional Correspondence Files," reels DC60-DC61, for Ohio, Washington state, and California; publicity and exhibition material; and "Regional and State Correspondence Files," Alabama to Michigan. Among the persons represented are Holger Cahill, Lawrence Morris, Thomas C. Parker, Russell C. Parr, and Constance Rourke.
Chicago Field Finance office records relating to allocations of works of art are found on reels DC129-DC130 and include requests for allocations of funds, requests for loans, receipts for allocations of works of art, shipping receipts, miscellaneous forms and correspondence.
Arrangement:
Microfilm reels DC44-50: General Subject Files. Reels DC51-61: Federal Art Project, Federal Project #1, WPA. Reels DC62-DC111: Central Files: "States" (reel DC53 is exclusively related to the Index of American Design). DC129-DC130: Chicago Field Finance office records relating to allocations of works of art. Most series are arranged alphabetically by subject, artist, state, territory, and district. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the records on microfilm reflects the order and arrangement as existed during the microfilming project, 1964-1966, and may not correspond to the original order of the records currently maintained by the National Archives in Record group 69,
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects. Holger Cahill was appointed director of the FAP and remained in that position throughout its existence. 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 projects included a broad range of events and activities which generated the various publications and materials found in the central files of the general subject series. ART FOR THE MILLIONS was a publication project about the accomplishments of the FAP consisting of a series of articles by Project workers. In addition to creating work for artists, the FAP sought to increase art appreciation as well as art sales among the general public. In doing so it devised a plan which created National Art Week. National Art Week was observed in both 1940 and 1941, and although the scale was grand and participation by the public impressive, the financial return on both occasions was minute, putting an end to plans for future National Art Weeks.
Provenance:
Series and files microfilmed by AAA were selected from the National Archives record group 69, records of the Work Projects Administration. Additional records of the WPA are preserved at the National Archives. FAP series and files not microfilmed by AAA include: additional records of the Federal Art Project (FAP), National Archives boxes, 27-58 and records of the FAP in Ohio, ca. 1937-1940; Division of Information, "Primary File" of the FAP and National Art Week; and photographic prints and negatives in the Still Picture Division, National Archives Building.
Restrictions:
The Archives does not own the original records. Use is limited to microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp09
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Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp09

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Hayden, Palmer C., 1890-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1967
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:
Palmer C. Hayden papers, 1920-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Palmer C. Hayden papers
Palmer C. Hayden papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9291a2764-be79-4a8f-bf4e-8c464778484b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-haydpalm-ref38
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