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Oral history interview with Sylvester Jerry

Interviewee:
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sylvester Jerry conducted 1965 June 11, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Jerry speaks of his first association with the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP), working as an FAP administrator in Detroit; working at finding locations for the artworks; the FAP's role in the development of furniture design; working with Holger Cahill; the Index of American Design; the relationship of art and architecture; administering the project; selecting artists for particular projects; and the project's effect on the community.
Biographical / Historical:
Sylvester Jerry (1904-1990) was a painter and art administrator from Racine, Wis.
General:
An unrelated interview of Charlotte Partridge (6/12/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
An unrelated interview of Leonard Thiessen (6/10/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jerry65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9867445-f148-46b1-b04e-c3f9aa0e17aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jerry65
Online Media:

Oral history interviews with Valter Poole, 1964

Interviewee:
Poole, Valter, 1903-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Heyward  Search this
Subject:
Federal Music Project (Mich.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Music -- Instruction and study -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Conducting  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Conductors (Music) -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12502
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213025
AAA_collcode_poole64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213025

Oral history interview with Charles H. Sawyer, 1964

Interviewee:
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Heyward  Search this
Subject:
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Waters, Herbert  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Taylor, Francis Henry  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Gibbs, Howard Manning  Search this
Woodworth, Hail  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 -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213819
AAA_collcode_sawyer64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213819
Online Media:

Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Boorsma, Jay  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D.  Search this
McPharlin, Paul  Search this
Pappas, John L.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sparks, Joseph  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215434
AAA_collcode_yaegedga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215434

PWAP card file for Region 9, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art, American -- Michigan  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9785
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212213
AAA_collcode_publwomi
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212213

Michigan Art and Craft Project records, 1940-1942

Creator:
Michigan Art and Craft Proj, Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Subject:
Beerbohm, Marvin  Search this
Bergy, Grace  Search this
Calder, Clivia  Search this
Casava, Frank  Search this
Cashwan, Samuel  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Speck, Walter  Search this
Yaeger, Edgar L.  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Handicraft -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9801
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212239
AAA_collcode_michart
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212239

Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939

Creator:
Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Subject:
Milliken, William Mathewson  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9845
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212340
AAA_collcode_peatwilb
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212340

Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm), 1935-1948

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rourke, Constance  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1935-1945
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
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9777
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212199
AAA_collcode_fedeartp09
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212199

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

Oral history interviews with Valter Poole

Interviewee:
Poole, Valter, 1903-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Heyward  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Music Project (Mich.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Valter Poole conducted in 1964, by Heyward Ehrlich, for the Archives of American Art.
Poole speaks of his background and education; his musical training; his years prior to the Federal Music Project; getting the directorship of the Federal Music Project in Detroit, and later becoming orchestra conductor; the activities of the orchestra, including regular concerts in schools and museums; introducing new music and new composers to Detroit; the effect of the Project on the musicians involved; the project's benefits to the community.
Biographical / Historical:
Valter Poole (1903-1984) was a symphony conductor, violist, and music professor in Detroit, Mich.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Music -- Instruction and study -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Conducting  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Conductors (Music) -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.poole64
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Valter Poole
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bcdc64ae-3181-46ce-9064-5c834342e413
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-poole64

Wilbur D. Peat papers

Creator:
Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1933-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; financial reports; project reports and bulletins of the Public Works of Art Project; correspondence with William Milliken, Director of Region 9 of the PWAP, relating to the administration of PWAP and Treasury Relief Art Project; applications; work reports and letters from aritsts about their projects, analyses of their work in questionnaire format; minutes; photographs; clippings; and miscellaneous papers relating to Treasury Department art projects in Indiana.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilbur D. Peat (1898-1966) was the Divisional Manager of the Public Works of Art Project in Region 9, which included Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. He was also the director of the John Herron Museum of Art in Indianapolis (later the Indianapolis Museum of Art), from 1929-1965.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 by Wilbur D. Peat.
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  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peatwilb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98a6733ed-d91c-4daa-9593-2cfe46a8a600
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peatwilb

PWAP card file for Region 9

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1934
Scope and Contents:
66 cards identifying specific projects, giving the project title, location, artists involved and miscellaneous information; and 400 cards giving biographical information on participating artists.
Biographical / Historical:
PWAP, the first of the New Deal art programs, was established under the Department of the Treasury in December 1933 to assist unemployed artists by enabling them to work on the decoration of non-federal public buildings. Although it lasted only until the following summer, it engaged nearly 4,000 artists in all parts of the country and served as an important precedent for subsequent federal art programs, such as the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. Michigan was in Region 9 of the PWAP regions.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- Michigan  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art, American -- Michigan  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.publwomi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw962785f82-988c-4011-9132-1ecb333d45b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-publwomi

Oral history interview with Charles H. Sawyer

Interviewee:
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Heyward  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Gibbs, Howard Manning, 1904-1970  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957  Search this
Waters, Herbert  Search this
Woodworth, Hail  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Henry Sawyer conducted in 1964, by Heyward Ehrlich, for the Archives of American Art.
Sawyer speaks of how he first got involved in art after being offered a job teaching art and operating a museum in Andover by a family friend; how he became involved with the Federal Art Project; the early stages of the Project, and the difficulties they encountered, including the primary motivation of the Project, deciding where the work was to be assigned, and other administrative problems; the changes that occurred as the Federal Arts Project developed; the artists involved with the Project, such as Karl Knaths and Jack Levine; the shows that were put on by the Project; the end of the Federal Art Project; and his thoughts on the project in retrospect. Sawyer recalls Francis Taylor, Karl Knaths, Jack Levine, Howard Gibbs, John Stuart Curry, Herbert Waters, Karl Zerbe, Howard Cook, Hail Woodworth, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Henry Sawyer (1906-2005) was a museum director in Ann Arbor, Mich.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sawyer64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922085c1d-bf3d-45a2-99ef-75a7fbfb507e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sawyer64
Online Media:

Federal government and the arts / by Norman Pietan

Creator:
Pietan, Norman  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
Thesis (doctoral.)--Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1949.
Biographical / Historical:
Student, Ph. D. candidate; New York, N.Y.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1951.
Provenance:
Purchased 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:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Sources  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- History -- Sources  Search this
Art and state -- History -- Sources  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pietnorm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9aaae64b8-7b15-4104-a122-c5ced328e296
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pietnorm

Edgar L. Yaeger papers

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Boorsma, Jay, 1893-1955  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D., 1903-1964  Search this
McPharlin, Paul, 1903-1948  Search this
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sparks, Joseph, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and art work relate to Yaeger's career as an artist, including his work on the WPA Federal Art Project.
Correspondence, 1926-1968, is primarily with museums and galleries concerning loans of Yaeger's art, prizes, invitations to submit works of art, and acknowledgments of gifts, 1926-1968. Correspondents include Clyde H. Burroughs, E.P. Richardson, Robert B. Harshe, and Daniel Catton Rich.
Photographs, ca. 1935, show fellow WPA artists, among them Diego Rivera in front of his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jos(eph) Sparks, and Leonard Jungwirth; Yaeger working on a mosaic; a group photo of John Pappas, Paul McPharlin, Jerry Sylvester and Sparks; and color photos of Yaeger's mosaic work at the Scarab Club. Original art work includes a linoleum print, 1976 by Yaeger, sketches and watercolors for his WPA murals at the Ford School Library and the Brodhead Naval Armory, and 3 greeting cards from fellow artist Frederick Papsdorf, 1951-1975.
Also found are lists of paintings, 1923-1931; printed materials, 1923-1989, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, many for Annual Exhibitions for Michigan Artists; clippings, and newsletters addressed to the "Friends of Edgar Yaeger" (ca. 1988-1989).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, mosaicist; Detroit, Mich. His WPA mural commissions included the Brodhead Naval Armory, Ford Elementary School, the Public Lighting Commission Building, and the Grosse Pointe South High School Library.
Provenance:
Donated 1990-1991 by Edgar Yaeger.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Muralists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Mosaicists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.yaegedga
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b86ea798-fdbf-434f-ac67-cf6c870f8ac4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yaegedga

Michigan Art and Craft Project records

Names:
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Beerbohm, Marvin, 1909-  Search this
Bergy, Grace  Search this
Calder, Clivia, 1909-  Search this
Casava, Frank  Search this
Cashwan, Samuel, 1900-  Search this
Fredenthal, David, 1914-1958  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((on partial micrfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1942
Scope and Contents:
Financial documents; project statistics; descriptions of programs; letters to Charles Pollock; a clipping about Pollock's mural in Lansing, Michigan; photographs of artists: Clivia Calder, Samuel Cashwan, and Frank Casava with their works; and photographs of works of art by Marvin Beerbohm, David Fredenthal, Walter Speck, and Edgar Yaeger.[Microfilm and box title WPA-Michigan]
Biographical / Historical:
The Michigan Art and Craft Project was a division of the Federal Art Project. Charles Pollock was the supervisor of the project.
Other Title:
WPA-Michigan Art and Craft Project.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Handicraft -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.michart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98499ac9e-0379-4ac3-8ab4-975f6c9bee81
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-michart

A gentle reconstruction : depression post office murals and Southern culture / by Sue Bridwell Beckham

Author:
Beckham, Sue Bridwell  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Physical description:
v, 331 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
In art
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1986
1984
20th century
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Postal service--Buildings  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Call number:
ND2611 .B39 1984a
ND2611.B39 1984a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_271702

Art for the people : art in Michigan sponsored by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, 1934 to 1943 / by Christine M. Nelson Ruby

Author:
Ruby, Christine M. Nelson  Search this
Subject:
United States Department of the Treasury Art patronage  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xiv, 455 leaves) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Michigan
Date:
1987
1986
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N6530.M5 R89 1986a
N6530.M5R89 1986a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_321441

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