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Norman Bassett papers

Creator:
Bassett, Norman, 1891-  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (356 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1936-1954
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Norman Bassett papers consist of files on Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Rockwell Kent and Reginald Marsh containing correspondence and drafts of articles for special issues of Demcourier.
Biographical / Historical:
Norman Bassett (1891-1980) studied literature and art at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1914. In 1931 he bought the Democrat Printing Company and incorporated it as Demco Library Supplies, Inc. In 1932 Demco began publishing Demcourier, primarily an advertising journal, but one which also published a variety of articles, including a special series "American Authors as Printers." In 1935 Demcourier featured a Mark Twain centennial edition which proved popular, prompting Bassett to run regular issues featuring notable Americans. The first of these (1937) featured Rockwell Kent. Demcourier was discontinued in 1943. Bassett retired from Demco in 1972, and the company was sold to George Banta Company of Menasha, Wisconsin. Bassett became a director of Banta at that time.
Bassett retired from Demco in 1972, and the company was sold to George Banta Company of Menasha, Wisconsin. Bassett became a director of Banta at that time.
Related Materials:
The Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Library, Archives, and Museum Collections holds the Norman Bassett Papers, 1932-1956.
Provenance:
The Norman Bassett papers were presented to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin by him in 1954 and 1974. Only a small portion of the papers were microfilmed by the Archives of American Art in 1985. A complete bound set of DEMCOURIER can be found in the Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Philanthropists  Search this
Citation:
Norman Bassett papers. Owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bassnorm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bassnorm

Oral history interview with George Biddle

Interviewee:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Billings, Henry, 1901-  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
261 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Biddle conducted in 1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Biddle speaks of his background in Philadelphia; his Harvard education in preparation for a law career; literary acquaintances; travel; the beginning of his art career; his preoccupation with portraiture; his tragic and pleasant works; the importance of mood; his drawing techniques; drawing from nature; color experimentation; Stieglitz's circle; the susceptibility of artists to change during the 1930s; his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project; government censorship of his murals; his involvement with artists overseas during World War II; and his aesthetic philosophy. He recalls Max Weber, Maurice Sterne, George Grosz, William Zorach, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Peggy Bacon, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Edith Halpert, Boardman Robinson, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Hart Benton, Henry Billings, Ned Bruce, Holger Cahill, Philip Evergood, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo.
Biographical / Historical:
George Biddle (1885-1973) was a painter and sculptor, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 13 hr., 56 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.
Topic:
Art -- Censorship  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.biddle63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biddle63

Sketch of a theater marquee

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1944
Topic:
Theaters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10151
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10151

Sketchbook of Europe (no. 43)

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1949
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1130
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1130

Notebook #10

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1930-1954
Topic:
Writings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13593
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Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13593

Andrew Wyeth letter to Reginald Marsh

Creator:
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1952 Dec. 9
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14203
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14203
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Sketch of the Uffizzi Gallery

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
16 February 1926
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14751
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14751
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Sketch of the Uffizzi Gallery

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
February 1926
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14752
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14752
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Sketch of a seated girl

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1921 and 1954
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5320
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5320

Study for the painting, Fourteenth Street Frieze

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1944 Apr. 4
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)536
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_536
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Reginald Marsh to John Steuart Curry

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. June 1942
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5705
See more items in:
William Ashby McCloy papers, 1926-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5705
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Sketch of two women in high heels

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1942-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7964
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7964

Terry Turner, New York, N.Y. letter to Reginald Marsh, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Turner, Terry  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1924 Sept. 2
Topic:
Theaters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9962
See more items in:
Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9962

Reginald Marsh, New York, N.Y. letter to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur, 1925-1997  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1953 June 10
Topic:
Art critics  Search this
Inspiration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)384
See more items in:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_384

Reginald Marsh to Lloyd Goodrich

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1925 Oct. 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5585
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Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5585
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Reginald Marsh to Lloyd Goodrich

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Florence, Italy
Date:
1926 Feb. 20
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5590
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5590
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Reginald Marsh to Lloyd Goodrich

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1926
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5593
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5593
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Reginald Marsh to Lloyd Goodrich

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Subject:
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Oxford, England
Date:
1936 July 31
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5595
See more items in:
Lloyd Goodrich papers, 1884-1987, bulk 1927-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5595
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