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Charles C. Adams papers, 1931-1948

Creator:
Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955  Search this
Subject:
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Audubon, John Woodhouse  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Martinez, Albert Looking Elk  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Halliday, Thomas  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Keyha, Dorian  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Stone, Harry  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
New York State Museum  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Citation:
Charles C. Adams papers, 1931-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Photography -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211713
AAA_collcode_adamchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211713

Charles C. Adams papers

Creator:
Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955  Search this
Names:
American Art Research Council  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New York State Museum  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Audubon, John Woodhouse, 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Halliday, Thomas  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
Martinez, Albert Looking Elk, -1940 -- Photographs  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953 -- Photographs  Search this
Stone, Harry  Search this
Photographer:
Keyha, Dorian  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
0.5 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1948
Scope and Contents:
Records kept by Adams while Director of the New York State Museum in Albany, mainly relating to his efforts to build the museum's collections. Included are correspondence, notes, printed materials and photographs.
REELS 110-112: Included are files on: the WPA art program, American Artists Congress, and other political art organizations; the Edward Lamson Henry collection, including Elizabeth McCausland's galley sheets of her manuscript on Henry, photos of paintings, comments on her manuscript, and correspondence about other Henry paintings; the sons of John James Audubon, Victor and John Woodhouse; the acquisition of the Thomas Halliday Folk Art Collection, purchased for the Museum by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; Berenice Abbott's photograph projects, including correspondence with Abbott; the formation of the American Art Research Council; war emergency plans; Anna Hyatt Huntington's gift of her sculpture to the museum, and letters from Lewis Hine, Ralph Pearson, Harry Stone, Albert Duveen, Hermon MacNeil and others.
REEL 1817 (fr. 279-282, 1097-1098) AND SCANNED: Three photographs of Indian painter Albert Martinez Castador (Albert Looking Elk), showing him painting, and on a horse; and one of Joseph Henry Sharp painting in his studio, ca. 1912. Photographers unknown.
REEL 1817 One copy print of a photo of Edward Lansom Henry, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and since been scanned and returned to the Adams collections.
UNMICROFILMED: Publications relating to the WPA, including: Federal Art Centers of New York; Murals for the Community; Art as a Function of Government: A Survey; The WPA Federal Art Project: A Summary of Activities and Accomplishments; Index of American Design; Five-Boro Directory, Art Teaching Division; Art in Democracy; Index of Research Projects: Volume I; and Federal Sponsored Community Art Centers. Also included are a letter from Samuel H. Friedman to Adams regarding a request for some pamphlets; a press release, December 30, 1938 from the WPA Federal Art Project; and a clipping of an article by Emily Genauer regarding the WPA, August 6, 1938.
ADDITION: Original photographs of Adams, including two taken by Berenice Abbott, 1940s, and eight by Dorian (Dorothy) Keyha, 1949; and files, clippings and correspondence, some of it to Adams' daughter, Harriet, related to Abbott.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, scientist (ecology). Director of the New York State Museum from 1926-1943.
Provenance:
Donated by Charles Adams' daughter Harriet Dyer Adams, 1971 and 1998. The 3 photographs on reel 1817, formerly microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II, were scanned in 2004 and returned to the papers.
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:
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Photography -- New York (State)  Search this
Function:
Museums -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.adamchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979783190-1c65-4d58-ab05-56547713ba88
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adamchar

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