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Oral history interview with Herbert J. Brown

Interviewee:
Brown, Herbert J.  Search this
Interviewer:
Swift, Geoffrey  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal art project (Mass.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 November 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herbert J. Brown conducted 1965 November 29, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art. Brown speaks of his background in music, duties in the Federal Art Project of Massachusetts, artists and their works associated with the Project, the Index of American Design, and government support of artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert J. Brown was an art administrator from Natick, Massachusetts. Assistant State Director for Federal Art Project, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 47 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Natick -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brown65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brown65

Rocking chair

Creator:
Jensen, Dorothy Hay, 1910-  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
193-
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11055
See more items in:
Dorothy Hay Jensen papers, 1931-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11055
Online Media:

Index of American Design exhibition, Downtown Gallery

Photographer:
Urban, Lou  Search this
Subject:
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of Design Exhibit  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1937 Sept. 29
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7524
See more items in:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7524
Online Media:

Index of American Design exhibition, Downtown Gallery

Photographer:
Urban, Lou  Search this
Subject:
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of Design Exhibit  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1937 Sept. 29
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7525
See more items in:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7525
Online Media:

Index of American Design at Macy's Department Store, NYC

Creator:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Photographer:
Robbins  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1938 July 30
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10321
See more items in:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10321
Online Media:

1853 Louise Zotti's "C. A. C. Quilt"

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 86 in x 84 in; 219 cm x 213 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Place made:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
1853
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Related Publication:
Index of American Design
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frank Zotti
ID Number:
TE.T16386
Accession number:
303433
Catalog number:
T16386
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bb7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556521
Online Media:

pattern, photograph and photostat

Maker:
Polaire Weisman  Search this
Draftsman:
Mrs. Rosalie Lane  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton
Type:
costume & accessories
pattern, photograph and photostat
Made in:
USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project, Index of American Design
Accession Number:
1937-6-5-a/e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ba6b4258-1c58-4fc8-a014-5655a9899c43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-6-5-a_e
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23

Interviewee:
Groves, Wellington  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12815
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213535
AAA_collcode_groves65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213535

Grace Thomas drawings, [undated]

Creator:
Thomas, Grace, 1884-1973  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Furniture design -- New Mexico  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210755
AAA_collcode_thomgrac
Theme:
Women
Audio - Visual
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210755

Wisconsin Federal Art Project records, 1935-1945

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)  Search this
Subject:
Partridge, Charlotte Russell  Search this
Clark, Margaret D.  Search this
United States  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Wisconsin
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Wisconsin
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Wisconsin  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Wisconsin  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Wisconsin  Search this
Art and state -- Wisconsin  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9921
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212452
AAA_collcode_fedeartp13
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212452

Dorothy Hay Jensen papers

Creator:
Jensen, Dorothy Hay, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Me.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1991
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Jensen's work as supervisor of the WPA art projects in Maine and her work on the Index of American Design. Included are: several letters received, primarily from the National Gallery of Art's curator for the Index of American Design, 1949 and 1984-1991; notebook of a working list for the Index of American Design, which also contains annotations, notes and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940; notes; photographs of quilting, stencils, painting, and woodcarving; a rendering of a rocking chair; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; Maine. Supervisor of the Federal Art Project in Maine, 1936-1941; gathering information for the Index of American Design was one phase of their work. The Index of American Design was a research division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculpture, handicrafts and folk art.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Dorothy Hay Jensen.
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, American -- Maine  Search this
Decorative arts -- Maine  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jensdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jensdoro

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan research material on Perkins Harnly

Creator:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) -- Exhibitions  Search this
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
1979-1984
Scope and Contents:
In his correspondence with Hartigan (1979-1984), Harnly discusses Cornell, the Levy Gallery, the Index of American Design, his own career, and other artists such as Howard Taft Lorenz. Hartigan's correspondence concerning the exhibition includes letters from Harnly's friend Henry Warshaw. Hartigan's research materials on Harnly include her typed interview questions with Harnly's written responses, newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, copies of the Index of American Design data sheets for Harnly's watercolors, an exhibition history and chronology, Harnly's undated autobiographical notes, two photographs of Harnly, and photographs of works of art by Harnly not included in the NMAA exhibition.
Biographical / Historical:
Lynda Hartigan is an art historian and museum curator; Washington, D.C. Perkins Harnly is best known for his imaginative watercolor renderings of Victorian interiors for the Index of American Design. Harnly grew up in Nebraska. From childhood he was fascinated by the decorative and popular arts, especially by late Victorian design and domestic architecture. Through travel and self-education, he broadened his knowledge of design and developed his skill as a watercolorist. The Index of American Design commissioned him to compose watercolor renderings of American interiors decorated and furnished in the Victorian style. After the dissolution of the Federal Project in 1943, he worked as a sketch artist for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio in Hollywood.
Provenance:
Collected by Lynda Hartigan for the exhibition PERKINS HARNLY: FROM THE INDEX OF AMERICAN DESIGN, which she co-curated with Virginia Mecklenberg, at the National Museum of American Art (1981-1982). Hartigan initially became interested in Harnly because he had exhibited in a three-man show at the Julien Levy Gallery with Joseph Cornell in the early 1930s. After some searching, she found Harnly living in a hotel in Culver City, California, and began a detailed correspondence with him.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Watercolorists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartlynd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartlynd

Grace Thomas drawings

Creator:
Thomas, Grace, b. 1884  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Extent:
25 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[undated]
Scope and Contents:
Pencil sketches.
Biographical / Historical:
Furniture designer; draughtsman for Index of American Design; New Mexico.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 by Sylvia Loomis who probably received it from Thomas.
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:
Furniture designers  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Furniture design -- New Mexico  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thomgrac
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomgrac

Oral history interview with Nina Perera Collier

Interviewee:
Collier, Nina Perera  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nina Perera Collier conducted 1964 October 23, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Collier speaks of her background and parental influence; her education at Columbia University; coming to Washington in 1932; working for the Public Works of Art Project on a survey of Indian arts and crafts work; her work for the Index of American Design; work on other Federal Art Project programs; her post-W.P.A. career, including working for the Cultural Relations division of the State Department; going to Bolivia and working on educational programs; her feelings about government support for the arts; political problems with the project; and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Perera Collier (1907- ) is an art administrator in Alcade, New Mexico. Worked on various federally supported art programs during the Depression.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.
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:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Indians of North America -- Industries  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.collie64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-collie64

E. Boyd memoirs

Creator:
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1963 November 6
Scope and Contents:
Typed notes dated November 6, 1963, excerpted from her notebook. Boyd describes her work for the Index of American Design in New Mexico, 1936-1937, where she was engaged in research, did renderings of folk art for the Index and especially the Portfolio of Spanish Colonial Design, and handled photographs by project photographers. She comments on the quality of work done by artists and photographers on the project.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum curator (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Provenance:
Donated 1964 by E. Boyd.
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:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.boydeliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boydeliz

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Boyd

Interviewee:
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth), 1903-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elizabeth Boyd conducted 1964 October 8, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Boyd discusses her early art training in Philadelphia and Paris; involvement with the Index of American Design; work on the Federal Art Project; New Mexico folk artists; folk art exhibitions in Philadelphia; and the inception of Spanish Colonial department of New Mexico State Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Boyd (1903-1974) is an art administrator, painter, and writer from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.boyd64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boyd64

Oral History interview with Adele Brandeis

Interviewee:
Brandeis, Adele, 1885-1975  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 (Ky.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Donahue, Kenneth  Search this
Long, Frank W.  Search this
Morrison, Richard C.  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Adele Brandeis conducted 1965 June 1, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Brandeis speaks of her involvement on the Index of American Design; murals for the Federal Art Project in Kentucky; Kentucky artists; and Frank Long, Richard Morrison, Henry Varnum Poor, Harold Weston, and Kenneth Donahue.
Biographical / Historical:
Adele Brandeis (1885-1975) was the director of the Federal Art Project and from Louisville, Kentucky.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
An interview of Lou Block 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brande65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brande65

Oral history interview with Richard Hood

Interviewee:
Hood, Richard, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording (1 hour), 7 in.)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Hood conducted by Richard Doud on 1964 Dec. 15 for the Archives of American Art, as part of the Oral History Project.
Hood speaks of joining the Federal Art Project; the development of a graphic arts section of the program; the events leading up to his becoming state director for the FAP in Pennsylvania; for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. how projects were assigned and work carried out; the Index of American Design in Pennsylvania, and particularly its study of Pennsylvania Dutch design; budget and administrative problems; political problems and public perception of the Project; his post-FAP career; his opinions about government support for the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Administrator, designer, printmaker; Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Designers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hood64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hood64

Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch

Creator:
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  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
Curran, Mary  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Extent:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel, 7 in. ; (24 p. transcript on partial microfilm reel)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joseph Hirsch conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.
Hirsch speaks of his early education and background in industrial art; his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, including the easel painting project, murals, and the Index of American Design; artistic experimentation during the 1930s; public perception of federally suuported art projects. He recalls Holger Cahill, Audrey McMahon and Mary Curran.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer; New York, N.Y. and Pennsylvania.
General:
An unrelated interview of Louis Schanker 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Lithographers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hirsch65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirsch65

Emanuel Benson papers

Creator:
Benson, Emanuel, 1904-1971  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wolff, Gustave, 1863-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1967
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to the Federal Art Project; and correspondence.
REEL D/NDA/B: Reports; directives; articles; lectures; speeches; clippings; publications; the mock-up of a projected book on the project; and essays written for the book by Stuart Davis and Balcomb Greene. Papers were kept by Benson as consultant to the Federal Art Project and are mostly related to the Community Art Centers and the Index of American Design.
REEL 2384: 482 cards and letters from artists and friends; lecture notes and writings; and a photograph (unidentified). Correspondents include Karl Knaths, Alexander Calder, Gustav Wolff, Alfred Stieglitz, Jacques Lipchitz, George Grosz, Arthur Machen, John Marin, Franklin Watkins, Wassily Kandinsky, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, writer, and lecturer; Philadelphia, Pa. Was a consultant for the WPA Federal Art Project. Began a book on the project and died before it was finished. Francis V. O'Connor edited and completed the book, ART FOR THE MILLIONS.
Provenance:
Donated 1964-1978 by Benson and his widow, Elaine Benson.
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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.benseman
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benseman

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