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Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason papers

Hervey, Wilna, 1894-1979  Search this
Heckman, Albert  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977  Search this
Komroff, Manuel, 1890-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Lee, Doris, 1905-1983  Search this
Marsh, Fred Dana, 1872-1961  Search this
Mason, Dan, 1853-1929  Search this
Mason, Nan, 1896-1982  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Pachner, William, 1915-  Search this
Rohland, Caroline  Search this
Rohland, Paul, 1884-1953  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006  Search this
Speicher, Elsie, d. 1959  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Varian, Dorothy, 1895-1985  Search this
4.9 Linear feet
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The papers of artist and silent film actress Wilna Hervey and her lifelong companion painter Nan Mason date from 1883 through 1985 and measure 4.9 linear feet. The collection is comprised mostly of letters to Hervey and Mason from friends, colleagues, and Mason's father, Dan Mason, also a silent film actor. Also found are personal photographs and snapshots, Hervey's handwritten memoirs, as well as twelve folders of Dan Mason's papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of artist and silent film actress Wilna Hervey and her lifelong companion painter Nan Mason date from 1883 through 1985 and measure 4.9 linear feet. The collection is comprised mostly of letters to Hervey and Mason from friends, colleagues, and Mason's father, Dan Mason, also a silent film actor. Also found are personal photographs and snapshots, Hervey's handwritten memoirs, as well as twelve folders of Dan Mason's papers.

Biographical materials include a personal narrative, notes on family history, newspaper clippings related to family, legal and financial records, and Wilna Hervey's notes on artwork.

Hervey and Mason were friends with many artists and their correspondence includes letters from artists such as Albert Heckman, Georgina Klitgaard, Manuel Komroff, Leon Kroll, Doris Lee, Fred Dana Marsh, Henry Lee McFee, William Pachner, Caroline and Paul Rohland, Andrée Ruellan, Eugene Speicher, and Dorothy Varian. There are very few letters written by Hervey or Mason, and the correspondence is mostly personal in nature. There are over 250 letters from Elsie Speicher, wife of portrait artist Eugene Speicher. Correspondence to Dan Mason has been separated and is filed in a separate series.

Wilna Hervey wrote a a number of handwritten memoirs of her days in the The Toonerville Trolley film series. She had hopes of publishing these one day and worked with writer Karin Whiteley on the project. Although her memoirs were never published, Hervey and Whiteley wrote and compiled materials for the book. Included in the Memoir Book Production series are handwritten memoirs by Hervey chronicling her years prior to and during the 1920s (many of the handwritten memoirs have been typed by Karin Whiteley). It also includes research materials, such as two typed synopses of The Toonerville Trolley scripts from Fontaine Fox's files, newspaper clippings, and playbills, seemingly intended to provide background and verification of the memoirs.

This collection also includes a few pieces of artwork; three small watercolor sketches by an unidentified artist, and a print by Edward Chavez.

Photographs are mostly snapshots of friends and family, life in Woodstock, New York and Anna Maria, Florida. Negatives originally housed in an un-postmarked envelope with a return address labeled "Betzwood Film Co.," appear to be from the filming of The Toonerville Trolley. In several of the negatives Wilna Hervey is dressed as The Powerful Katrinka, and in one negative Dan Mason is The Skipper.

The personal files of Dan Mason include letters from Hervey and Nan Mason, the bulk from their trip to Europe and North Africa in 1926-1927. This series also includes Dan Mason's own handwritten and typed memoirs, newspaper clippings, and financial records.
The collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1960 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1890-1985 (Box 1-10, OV 13; 3.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Memoir Book Production, 1883-1959 (Box 11, OV 13; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1961, undated (Box 11, OV 13; 2 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1915 - 1982 (Box 12; 5 folders)

Series 6: Personal Files of Dan Mason, 1919-1928 (Box 12; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Wilna Hervey was born in 1894 and grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. She met Nan Mason (1896-1982), daughter of silent film actor Dan Mason, while on production of The Toonerville Trolley silent film comedies in 1920. They were lifelong companions until Hervey's death in 1979.

As a young woman in the late 1910s, Hervey took art lessons at the Art Students League in New York City, Winold Reiss' studio at 4 Christopher Street, New York City, and during the summer of 1918 in Woodstock, New York. In 1919, she joined the Betzwood Studios in Audubon, Pennsylvania to play the role of "The Powerful Katrinka" in The Toonerville Trolley, a series of silent films based on Fontaine Fox's comic strip. Co-star Dan Mason, who played the Skipper, took Hervey under his wing, and Hervey lived with the Masons while filming the series. After The Toonerville Trolley series ended in 1921, Dan and Nan Mason traveled to Hollywood to start a new company, and Wilna followed shortly after, taking the train across the country in early 1922. The new endeavor, Plum Street Comedies, began at the Paul Gerson Pictures Corporation in San Francisco and was based on The Toonerville Trolley series; the film crew included the young Frank Capra. The Plum Street Comedies were in production for only one year, 1922-1923.

Around 1919-1920, Hervey's father bought Wilna a small studio in Bearsville, New York. From 1922-1929 Hervey and Nan Mason split their time between painting and farming in Woodstock, New York, and pursuing acting while living with Dan Mason in California. In 1926-1927, the women traveled to Europe and North Africa together to see museums, art, and architecture.

After the death of Dan Mason in 1929, Hervey and Nan Mason made Bearsville their permanent home. Beginning in the late 1950s, Hervey and Mason began spending winters in Anna Maria, Florida and summers in New York. Hervey and Mason achieved success as artists in the 1960s - Hervey as an enamel painter, and Mason as a painter and photographer.

Wilna Hervey passed away in 1979, and Nan Mason died in 1982.

Sources consulted include "The Biggest Girl" by Joseph P. Eckhardt (
The Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Daniel Gelfand, a friend of Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason, in 2008.
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The Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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Wilbur D. Peat correspondence

John Herron Art Institute  Search this
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971  Search this
Baylinson, A. S., 1882-1950  Search this
Bell, Wenona Day  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Bohm, C. Curry, 1894-  Search this
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Borst, George H., 1889-  Search this
Brackman, Robert, 1898-  Search this
Brecher, Samuel, 1897-  Search this
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Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Carian, Varaldo J., 1891-  Search this
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Cikovsky, Nicolai, 1894-  Search this
Cirino, Antonio, 1889-  Search this
Clear, Charles Val, d. 1967?  Search this
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Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Hunger, Bernard A.  Search this
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
King, Fanny Mahon, b. 1865  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968  Search this
La Chance, Georges, 1888-  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mattson, Henry E. (Henry Elis), 1887-1971  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Millet, Clarence, 1897-1959  Search this
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Mulhaupt, Frederick J., 1871-1938  Search this
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Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie, 1895-1985  Search this
Plaschke, Paul Albert, 1880-1954  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Reed, Doel, b. 1894  Search this
Rosen, Charles, 1878-1950  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Savage, Eugene F., b. 1883  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Sewall, Edward  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sheets, Nan  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka, 1893-1949  Search this
Singer, Clyde, 1908-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Speight, Francis, 1896-1989  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tromka, Abram, 1896-1954  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, 1883-1979  Search this
Warren, Ferdinand E., b. 1899  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wilcox, Lois, b. 1889  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold, 1889-1937  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wrenn, Harold Holmes, 1887-1967  Search this
0.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
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Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of director Wilbur D. Peat. Many of the letters are from well-known artists of the 1920s and 1930s relating to their contributions to an exhibition of American paintings which Peat was assembling in 1932-1933. [Microfilm title: The Herron Museum of Art]
Correspondents include: Dewey Albinson, A. S. Baylinson, Wenona Day Bell, Thomas H. Benton, George Biddle, Peter Blume, Ernest Blumenschein, C. Curry Bohm, Adolphe Borie, George H. Borst, Robert Brackman, Samuel Brecher, Alexander Brook, Charles E. Burchfield, Varaldo J. Carian, Mrs. E. F. Carpenter, John Carroll, Nicolai Cikovsky, Antonio Cirino, Charles Val Clear, Max B. Cohen, John S. Curry, Randall Davey, Charles H. Davis, Edwin Dickinson, Paul Dougherty, Susan M. Eakins, Henry S. Eddy, Virginia B. Evans, Jerry Farnsworth, Ernest Fiene, John K. Fitzpatrick, John F. Folinsbee, Anton P. Fabrick, Charlotte Gailor, Daniel Garber, Robert F. Gilder, William J. Glackens, John R. Grabach, Charles T. Greener, Charles P. Gruppe,
Eugene Higgins, Edward Hopper, Bernard A. Hunger, Henry G. Keller, Fanny M. King, Georgina Klitgaard, Leon Kroll, Max Kuehne, Georges La Chance, Luigi Lucioni, Reginald Marsh, Henry E. Mattson, Henry Lee McFee, Miriam McKinnie, Clarence Millet, Ross E. Moffett, Francis Mora, Frederick Mulhaupt, Jerome Myers, Watson Nayland, Warren Newcombe, Waldo Peirce, Van Dearing Perrine, Robert Philipp, Abraham Phillips (Tromka), Majorie Phillips, Paul A. Plaschke, Edward Redfield, Doel Reed, Charles Rosen, Edward B. Rowan, Olive Rush, Chauncey Ryder, Eugene F. Savage, Henry Schnakenberg, Zoltan Sepeshy, Edward Sewall, Leopold Seyffert, Nan Sheets, Simka Simkhovitch, Clyde J. Singer, Judson Smith,
Eugene Speicher, Francis Speight, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz (letter written on the back of Peat's letter to Georgia O'Keeffe and written for her), Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Ferdinand E. Warren, Frederick Judd Waugh, Max Weber, Lois Wilcox, Arnold Wiltz, Grant Wood, and Harold Holmes Wrenn.
Biographical / Historical:
The John Herron Art Institute became the Indianapolis Museum of Art ca. 1969-1970. Peat was director 1929-1965.
Other Title:
Herron Museum of Art [microfilm title, reel D131]
Donated 1962 by the John Herron Museum of Art.
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.
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American Artists Group records

American Artists Group  Search this
Ahgupuk, George Aden  Search this
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William), 1891-1971  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer, 1906-1976  Search this
Babcock, R. Fayerweather, 1887-1954  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A., 1909-  Search this
Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977  Search this
Barker, Ken, d. 1956  Search this
Behncke, Nile Jurgen, 1894-1954  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Bolton, Clarence, 1893-1962  Search this
Botke, Cornelius, 1887-1954  Search this
Botke, Jessie Arms, 1883-1971  Search this
Boyd, Fiske, 1895-1975  Search this
Buff, Conrad, 1886-1975  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Bye, Ranulph, 1916-2003  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore, 1901-1967  Search this
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Detwiller, Fred  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Dubois, Yvonne Pène  Search this
Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-  Search this
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955  Search this
Eby, Kerr, 1890-1946  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph), 1879-1969  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969  Search this
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978  Search this
Funk, Tom  Search this
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Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941  Search this
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Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur, 1911-  Search this
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Karasz, Ilonka  Search this
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
King, Nettie  Search this
Kleiber, Hans, 1887-1967  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977  Search this
Kloss, Gene, 1903-  Search this
Komroff, Manuel, 1890-  Search this
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Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kronengold, Adolph, 1900-  Search this
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968  Search this
Lahey, Richard, b. 1893  Search this
Landacre, Paul, 1893-  Search this
Landon, Edward, 1911-1984  Search this
Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989  Search this
Laughlin, Margaret  Search this
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Lewicki, James  Search this
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Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mays, Maxwell, 1918-  Search this
Morris, Dudley, 1912-1966  Search this
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Neufeld, Woldemar, 1909-2002  Search this
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Newcombe, Warren, b. 1894  Search this
Newton, Edith Whittlesey, 1878-1962?  Search this
Nichols, Dale, 1904-  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Nicolett, Frank L., b. 1887  Search this
Nordmark, Olle, b. 1890  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Pajaud, William E., 1925-  Search this
Paull, Grace, 1898-  Search this
Pellew, John C., 1903-  Search this
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon), 1888-1957  Search this
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Petroff, Gilmer, 1913-  Search this
Pike, John, 1911-1979  Search this
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Poray, Stan, 1888-1948  Search this
Prentiss, Tina, 1905-  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Rees, Rosalie, b. 1897  Search this
Reynard, Grant T., 1887-1968  Search this
Rogers, John, 1906-  Search this
Roland, Conrad  Search this
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947  Search this
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Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty, 1889-1971  Search this
Ross, Sanford  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006  Search this
Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Santo, Patsy, b. 1893  Search this
Sawyer, Helen  Search this
Schaldach, William Joseph, 1896-  Search this
Schreiber, Georges, 1904-  Search this
Shane, Fred, 1906-  Search this
Sharp, John, 1911-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph, 1905-  Search this
Shepler, Dwight, 1905-  Search this
Shevis, William  Search this
Shokler, Harry, b. 1896  Search this
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Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954  Search this
Ulreich, Nura Woodson  Search this
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Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978  Search this
Wheelock, Warren, 1880-1960  Search this
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton), 1883-1962  Search this
Wiggins, Myra Albert, 1869-1956  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970  Search this
Woiceske, Ronau William, 1887-1953  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
12 Microfilm reels
0.4 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Collection descriptions
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Microfilm reels
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, clippings, biographical data on artists, press notices, Christmas cards, and publications documenting the organization's attempt to provide a market for artists affected by the Depression by using original work for greeting cards.
REELS NAGI-NAG12: Correspondence is between Samuel Golden, director, and artists whose work was sought. Among the correspondents are George Ahgupuk, C.W. Anderson, Ralph Avery, R. Fayerweather Babcock, Merrill A. Bailey, Jozef Bakos, Ken Barker, Nile Jurgen Behncke, Ludwig Bemelmans, Thomas H. Benton, Aaron Bohrod, Clarence Bolton, Cornelius Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, Fiske Boyd, Conrad Buff, Charles E. Burchfield, Ranulph Bye, Howard N. Cook, John O'Hara Cosgrave, John Steuart Curry, Gladys R. Davis, Harold Thomas Denison, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Yvonne Pène Dubois, Roger Antoine Duvoisin, Mabel Dwight, Kerr Eby, Louis M. Eilshemius, W.J. Enright, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Don Freeman, Tom Funk, Richard Gaige, Emil Ganso, Joseph Webster Golinkin, Witold Gordon, Gordon Grant, Vernon Grant, Jim Harmon, Dalzell Hatfield, Peter Helik, Edward Hopper, Peter Hunt,
Victoria Hutson Huntley, Elmer Jacobs, Ralph Johnstone, Ilonka Karasz, Norman Kent, Rockwell Kent, Nettie King, Hans Kleiber, Georgina Klitgaard, Gene Kloss, Manuel Komroff, Jo Kotula, Leon Kroll, Adolf Kronengold, Max Kuehne, Richard Lahey, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Edward Landon, Barbara Latham, Margaret Laughlin, Wolfgang Lederer, Lois Lenski, James Lewicki, Gisella Loeffler, C. A. Luce, Omer Luneau, Kyra Markham, Reginald Marsh, Maxwell Mays, Dudley Morris, Thomas F. Naegele, Thomas W. Nason, Alexander Nesbitt, Vera Neville, Woldemar Neufeld, Warren Newcombe, Edith Newton, Dale Nichols, Hobart Nichols, Frank L. Nicolet, Olle Nordmark, Jose Clemente Orozco,
William E. Pajaud, Virginia Plummer, Grace Paull, John C. Pellew, A. Sheldon Pennoyer, Leon Pescheret, Gilmer Petroff, John Pike, Henry C. Pitz, Stan Poray, Tina Prentiss, Gregorio Prestopino, Rosalie Rees, Grant Reynard, John Rogers,Conrad Roland, Arnold Ronnebeck, Ruth Starr Rose, James N. Rosenberg, Doris Rosenthal, Sanford Ross, Andree Ruellan, Rudolph Ruzicka, Martha Ryther,Paul Sample, Patsy Santo, Helen Sawyer, William J. Schaldach, Georges Schreiber,Frederick Shane, John Sharp, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Alphonse Shelton, Dwight Shepler, William Shevis, Harry Shokler, Gerrit V. Sinclair, Mortimer Slotnick, Bissell Phelps Smith, Yngve Edward Soderberg, Harry Sternberg, Anthony Thieme, Nura Ulreich, Joseph P. Vorst, Maynard Walker, Heinz Warneke,Stow Wengenroth, John Whorf, Warren F. Wheelock, Harry H. Wickey, Guy Wiggins, Myra A. Wiggins, Edward A. Wilson, Ronau W. Woiceske, Stanley W. Woodward, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: A portfolio of 106 Christmas cards, with the evelopes and original packing materials, printed and distributed by the American Artists Group in 1935. This is a nearly complete set (missing only two cards) and the first set published by the group. Also included are three publications: "Handbook of the American Artists Group," 1935, "Original Etchings, Lithographs, and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group," 1937, and "Ten Years, A Christmas Card Adventure," ca. 1944
Biographical / Historical:
Greeting card company. Founded 1934; New York, N.Y. One of its aims was to popularize contemporary American art by publishing fine reproductions of original etchings, lithographs, drawings and paintings on greeting cards.
Materials on reels NAG1-12 lent for microfilming by the American Artists Group, 1966-1968. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1994 by Allen P. Golden, son of Samuel Golden who founded the American Artists Group.
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.
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Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985

Fortess, Karl E (Karl Eugene) 1907-  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault 1894-1972  Search this
Weeks, James 1922-  Search this
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Wilson, John 1922-2015  Search this
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Wilson, Sol  Search this
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Barnet, Will 1911-2012  Search this
Baskin, Leonard 1922-2000  Search this
Baumbach, Harold 1903-  Search this
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Bell, Leland  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Berger, Jason 1924-2010  Search this
Biddle, George 1885-1973  Search this
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Blackburn, Robert Hamilton 1920-  Search this
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Blanch, Lucile 1895-1981  Search this
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Blume, Peter 1906-1992  Search this
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Bohlen, Nina  Search this
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Bourgeois, Louise 1911-2010  Search this
Brandt, Warren 1918-  Search this
Breinin, Raymond 1910-  Search this
Bromberg, Manuel  Search this
Brook, Alexander 1898-1980  Search this
Brooks, James 1906-1992  Search this
Browning, Colleen  Search this
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Callahan, Kenneth 1905-1986  Search this
Candell, Victor 1903-1977  Search this
Castellón, Federico 1914-1971  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Chasteen, Ancil  Search this
Chavez, Edward Arcenio 1917-1995  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
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Citron, Minna Wright 1896-1991  Search this
Cote, Alan A. 1937-  Search this
Cox, Gardner 1906-1988  Search this
Cox, Jan 1919-1980  Search this
Crampton, Rollin McNeil 1886-1970  Search this
Cusumano, Stefano 1912-1975  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-  Search this
D'Arista, Robert 1929-  Search this
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De Diego, Julio 1900-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy 1901-1994  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Demetropoulos, Charles  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter 1891-1978  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander 1908-  Search this
Dodd, Betty  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz 1901-1990  Search this
Edwards, Ethel 1914-1999  Search this
Engle, Harry  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy 1920-1984  Search this
Eshoo, Robert  Search this
Ferber, Herbert 1906-1991  Search this
Fine, Perle 1908-1988  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Floch, Joseph 1895-1977  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A. 1916-1979  Search this
Frank, Mary 1933-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen 1928-2011  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-  Search this
Georges, Paul 1923-2002  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil 1922-  Search this
Gikow, Ruth 1915-1982  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier 1898-1993  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph 1903-1974  Search this
Graziani, Sante 1920-  Search this
Greene, Balcomb 1904-1990  Search this
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Grippe, Peter 1912-  Search this
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Groth, John 1908-1988  Search this
Guston, Philip 1913-1980  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert 1903-1988  Search this
Haeberlin, Carolyn  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly 1901-1985  Search this
Harmon, Lily 1912-  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Held, Al 1928-  Search this
Heliker, John 1909-2000  Search this
Hillsmith, Fannie 1911-2007  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph 1910-1981  Search this
Hoener, Arthur 1929-  Search this
Hovannes, John 1900-1973  Search this
Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees 1936-  Search this
Hurwitz, Sidney 1932-  Search this
Isenburger, Eric 1902-1994  Search this
Jenkins, Paul 1923-2012  Search this
Jules, Mervin 1912-  Search this
Kahn, Wolf 1927-2020  Search this
Kallem, Henry 1912-  Search this
Kallem, Herbert 1909-1994  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph 1900-1980  Search this
Katz, Alex 1927-  Search this
Katzman, Herbert 1923-  Search this
Kay, Reed  Search this
Kaz, Nathaniel 1917-  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy 1906-2001  Search this
Kienbusch, William 1914-1980  Search this
King, William 1925-  Search this
Kingman, Dong 1911-  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina 1889-1977  Search this
Knaths, Karl 1891-1971  Search this
Koch, John 1909-1978  Search this
Kroll, Leon 1884-1974  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward 1909-1982  Search this
Laderman, Gabriel 1929-  Search this
Laning, Edward 1906-  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram 1913-2003  Search this
Laufman, Sidney 1891-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Lee, Doris 1905-1983  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Leiber, Gerson August 1921-  Search this
Leslie, Alfred 1927-  Search this
Levi, Julian E (Julian Edwin) 1900-1982  Search this
Levine, Jack 1915-2010  Search this
Lewis, Norman 1909-1979  Search this
Lipton, Seymour 1903-1986  Search this
Loew, Michael 1907-1985  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi 1900-1988  Search this
Magafan, Ethel 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Mandel, Howard 1917-1999  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Marantz, Irving 1912-1972  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Margo, Boris 1902-1995  Search this
Maril, Herman  Search this
Marsicano, Nicholas 1908-1991  Search this
Martin, Fletcher 1904-1979  Search this
Mason, Emily 1932-  Search this
Matsubara, Naoko  Search this
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis) 1887-1971  Search this
Mazur, Michael 1935-2009  Search this
Melcarth, Edward 1914-1973  Search this
Merkin, Richard  Search this
Metcalf, Conger 1914-1998  Search this
Milton, Peter 1930-  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Moller, Hans 1905-  Search this
Morgan, Maud 1903-1999  Search this
Morris, George L. K. 1905-1975  Search this
Moss, Ben Frank 1936-  Search this
Morris, Kyle  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Muench, John  Search this
Murch, Walter  Search this
Nakian, Reuben 1897-1986  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Neuman, Robert S  Search this
Neustadt, Barbara 1922-  Search this
Nivola, Costantino 1911-1988  Search this
Opper, John  Search this
Orsini, Robert  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso 1916-1990  Search this
Pachner, William 1915-  Search this
Palmer, William 1906-1987  Search this
Parker, Raymond 1922-  Search this
Passlof, Pat 1928-  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L (Abbott Lawrence) 1916-1999  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Penney, James 1910-1982  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Petrov, Dimitre 1919-  Search this
Philipp, Robert 1895-1981  Search this
Picken, George 1898-  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Pike, John 1911-1979  Search this
Pineda, Marianna 1925-1996  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Plate, Walter 1925-1972  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C. 1897-1979  Search this
Polonsky, Arthur  Search this
Ponce de Leon, Michael b. 1922  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Preusser, Robert O (Robert Ormerod) 1919-1992  Search this
Prohaska, Ray  Search this
Redein, Alex 1912-  Search this
Refregier, Anton 1905-  Search this
Reich, Murray 1932-  Search this
Reisman, Philip 1904-  Search this
Resnick, Milton 1917-2004  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Rivers, Larry 1925-2002  Search this
Romano, Umberto 1905-1982  Search this
Rosati, James 1912-1988  Search this
Rose, Herman 1909-  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée 1905-2006  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Salemme, Lucia A  Search this
Sample, Paul 1896-1974  Search this
Sander, Ludwig 1906-  Search this
Sanders, Joop A. 1922-  Search this
Scarlett, Rolph b. 1889  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Schreiber, Georges 1904-  Search this
Schwartz, Henry 1927-  Search this
Schwartz, Manfred 1909-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine 1898-1978  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Simon, Sidney 1917-1997  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell 1910-1976  Search this
Small, Hannah  Search this
Sokole, Miron 1901-  Search this
Solman, Joseph 1909-2008  Search this
Solomon, Hyde 1911-  Search this
Solomon, Syd 1917-  Search this
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Soyer, Moses 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros 1922-1997  Search this
Stasik, Andrew  Search this
Steffen, Bernard J. 1907-  Search this
Sternberg, Harry 1904-2001  Search this
Sterne, Hedda 1910-2011  Search this
Stoltenberg, Donald  Search this
Stone, Sylvia 1928-  Search this
Summers, Carol 1925-  Search this
Swan, Barbara 1922-  Search this
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Taylor, John 1897-1983  Search this
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Tovish, Harold 1921-2008  Search this
Townley, Hugh  Search this
Hopper, Jo N (Josephine Nivison) 1883-1968  Search this
Vehara, Carole  Search this
Vicente, Esteban 1903-2001  Search this
Vickrey, Robert 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
268 interviews
5.6 linear feet
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
circa 1963-1985
Local number:
AAA fortkarl
Restrictions & Rights:
Interviews are untranscribed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y Research Centers. Interviews without a duplicate copy requires advance notice
The donor has specified as a condition of the gift that the tapes may not be transcribed or edited
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Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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