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Oral history interview with Burton Freund, 1965 Apr. 20

Interviewee:
Freund, Burton  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12040
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213459
AAA_collcode_freund65
Theme:
New Deal
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213459

George Godfrey Thorp papers, 1941-1970

Creator:
Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972  Search this
Subject:
Rich, Daniel Catton  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Instructors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5770
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208609
AAA_collcode_thorgeor
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208609

Edward Millman papers, 1933-1951

Creator:
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mo.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8005
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210174
AAA_collcode_milledwa
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210174

Merlin F. Pollock papers, 1936-1979

Creator:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Subject:
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211006
AAA_collcode_pollmerl
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211006

Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry papers, 1927-1987

Creator:
Henry, Natalie Smith, 1907 Jan. 4-1992  Search this
Fry, Rowena C., 1892 or 5-1989 or 90  Search this
Subject:
Ropp, Hubert  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Arkansas  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9745
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212097
AAA_collcode_henrnata
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212097

Frances Foy and Gustaf Dalstrom papers, 1909-1961

Creator:
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar), 1893-1971  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Art -- Finance  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211497
AAA_collcode_foyfrang
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211497

Ralf C. Henricksen

Subject:
Henricksen, Ralf Christian  Search this
Horace Mann School, Chicago  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
1938
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2152
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2152
Online Media:

Life drawing class taught by Charles White at the South Side Community Center in Chicago

Subject:
White, Charles  Search this
South Side Community Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1938 and 1941
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12179
See more items in:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12179
Online Media:

Frances Foy and Gustaf Dalstrom papers

Creator:
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar), 1893-1971  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1909-1961
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, New Deal materials, exhibition and financial records.
Two brief biographies by Frances Foy for "Leading American Women"; Illinois Academy of Fine Arts membership cards for Foy and Dalstrom; correspondence, with the Art Institute of Chicago and other museums, local galleries, dealers, and arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society, American Federation of Arts, and Chicago Society of Etchers; a letter of 3/26/34 from fellow artist Rifka Angel regarding selection of artists for Public Works of Art Projects; New Deal art project materials, including correspondence about a mural commemorating Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at Lincoln Memorial and with federal agencies,concerning commissions, contracts, vouchers, drawings and blueprints for projects, announcements, speeches, and articles on the government art programs.
Exhibition records include receipts, loan agreements, checklists, and shipping forms. Financial records include invoices, pricelists, purchase orders, receipts, remittances, and vouchers from private customers. Printed materials include news clippings, brochures, advertisements from art supply companies; articles on exhibitions, newsletters from arts organizations, announcements and catalogs of exhibitions, and a copy of Dali's "Declaration of the Independence of the Imagination and the Rights of Man to His Own Madness" 1939.
Arrangement:
I. Biographical. II. Correspondence. III. New Deal materials. IV. Exhibitions. V. Financial. VI. Printed matter. VII. Lists and notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Muralists and painters; Chicago, Ill. Married in 1923. Worked on the Public Works of Art Project and Federal Art Project. Painted several post office murals. Belonged to local arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society and the No-Jury Society of Artists. Foy, who used her maiden name professionally, gained recognition locally for her paintings of flowers.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Lars M. Dalstrom, son of Frances Foy and Gustaf O. Dalstrom.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- finance  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.foyfrang
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-foyfrang

George Godfrey Thorp papers

Creator:
Thorp, George Godfrey, 1904-1972  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976  Search this
Extent:
26 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1970
Scope and Contents:
Letters and telegrams; a list; a clipping; notes; and a sketchbook.
REEL 1309: Sketchbook presented to Thorp by his staff when he resigned as State Supervisor of the Illinois WPA Art and Craft Program in 1941. Included are sketches by about 30 persons.
REEL 3480: A carbon copy of Thorp's letter of resignation as State Supervisor of the Federal Art Project, Illinois WPA Art and Craft Program, August 1, 1941; letters and telegrams regarding his resignation received from Chicago administrators and artists, including Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Daniel Catton Rich; "Homage a George Thorp," a list of events scheduled for the dinner in honor of Thorp's work with WPA; a clipping on Thorp, 1947; and Thorp's notes on acrylic collage.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, teacher, administrator; Illinois.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1309 lent for microfilming; and material on reel 3480 donated 1977 by Isabel Thorp, widow of Thorp.
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:
Arts administrators -- Illinois  Search this
Painters -- Illinois  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Instructors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thorgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thorgeor

Merlin F. Pollock papers

Creator:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1936-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; slides and photographs of art work; catalogs and clippings; photographs, watercolor studies, and a detailed listing of mural projects in civic buildings and schools done by Pollock and other artists, including Mitchell Siporin, for the Illinois Federal Art Project; clippings and photocopied correspondence concerning the portrait of Lt. Commander Waldron painted by Pollock; Syracuse University School of Art annual reports; lithographs; and watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Chicago, Ill. and Syracuse, N.Y. Teaches at Syracuse University School of Art. Was a muralist as well as supervisor of the Chicago Federal Art Project.
Provenance:
Donated 1979-1983 by Merlin F. Pollock.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pollmerl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pollmerl

Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry papers

Creator:
Henry, Natalie S. (Natalie Smith), 1907-1992  Search this
Fry, Rowena, 1901-  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Ropp, Hubert, 1894-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1987
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material assembled by Henry on herself (1929-1987) and Rowena Fry (1927-1987) consists of brief typescripts, letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs, samples of Christmas cards designed by Henry and Fry, a print "Bird's Tree in Winter" by Henry (1968), and photographs of works of art. The material emphasizes Henry's mural for the Springdale, Arkansas post office, commisssioned for the Section of Fine Arts, and her work for the Oscar Mayer Company. A subject file contains clippings (1958-1987) concerning Hubert Ropp, Dean of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who had a great influence on the careers of Henry and Fry.
Biographical / Historical:
Muralist, Chicago, Illinois. Natalie Henry managed the art supply store at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until her retirement in 1972. Rowena Fry came to Chicago in 1923 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both exhibited regularly at the Chicago Society of Artists and the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s. Henry and Fry shared an apartment in the Lambert Tree Studios Building from 1948 until moving back to their respective family homes in Arkansas and Tennessee in the 1980s. In 1989, Fry joined Henry in her home in Malvern, Arkansas.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Natalie S. Henry.
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:
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Arkansas  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.henrnata
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henrnata

Oral history interview with Burton Freund

Creator:
Freund, Burton  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recordings, 3 in.)
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Apr. 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Burton Freund conducted by Betty Hoag on 1965 Apr. 20 for the Archives of American Art.
Freund speaks of his background and education in Chicago; teaching himself sculpture; working as a puppeteer on the Federal Art Project (FAP) in Chicago; doing various other jobs for the FAP, including wood and plaster panels for schools and for the Zoo; demonstrations and union activities; the work of the Chicago FAP, and how the project functioned; the disposal of the work after the project ended; and his career during and after World War II.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor and wood engraver; Illinois and California. Worked for the Federal Art Project in Illinois.
General:
An unrelated interview of Anton Blazek conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
An unrelated interview of Irving Block conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
Provenance:
This interview 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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.freund65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freund65

Edward Millman papers

Creator:
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mo.)  Search this
Extent:
240 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1951
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; notes and lectures on art; biographical data; clippings; and photographs of his murals and other works of art. All materials relate to Millman's work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois and Missouri.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter; Chicago, Illinois. Painted murals for the Federal Art Project in Chicago, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Edward Millman papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by Mrs. Harry Millman, the sister-in-law of Edward Millman.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Muralists  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.milledwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-milledwa

Nine years of federally sponsored art in Chicago, 1933-1942 [microform] / by Clark Sommer Smith

Author:
Smith, Clark Sommer  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 80 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1970
1965
[1965?]
20th century
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Call number:
mfm 1195n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381214

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