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Gustave Von Groschwitz papers, 1935-1938

Creator:
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Federal Art Project.Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209052
AAA_collcode_vongros
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209052

Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960

Creator:
Watson, Forbes, 1879-1960  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1879-1960  Search this
Subject:
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Genthe, Arnold  Search this
Klonis, Stewart  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O.  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Morgenthau, Henry  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino  Search this
Shimin, Symeon  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Watson, Nan  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Tucker, Allen  Search this
United States  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pepsi-Cola Company  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States  Search this
Type:
Notes
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Scrapbooks
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
New York N.Y. -- Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs
Topic:
Arts (Magazine)  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art publishing  Search this
Architecture, New York State, New York -- Photographs  Search this
Architecture -- New York, N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11027
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211525
AAA_collcode_watsforb
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211525
Online Media:

Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group, 1932-1934

Creator:
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Goose Rocks Group  Search this
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Welfare rights movement -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208739
AAA_collcode_jackmorr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208739

Lou Block papers, 1936-1938

Creator:
Block, Lou, 1895-1969  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Block, Lou, 1895-1969  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6746
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208871
AAA_collcode_bloclou
Theme:
African American
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208871

Lincoln Rothschild papers, 1920-1982

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-1983  Search this
Subject:
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs  Search this
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Coffey, Katherine  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210507
AAA_collcode_rothlinc
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210507

PWAP records of the New York Regional Committee, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State)  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212218
AAA_collcode_publwony
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212218

Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942

Creator:
Doktor, Raphael, 1902-1995  Search this
Doktor, Raphael, 1902-1995  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9797
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212235
AAA_collcode_doktraph
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212235

Geoffrey Norman papers relating to the Federal Art Project, 1934-1940

Creator:
Norman, Geoffrey, 1899-  Search this
Norman, Geoffrey, 1899-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9818
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212278
AAA_collcode_normgeof
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212278

Sylvia Loomis papers, 1938-1941

Creator:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project. Art Education Division  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9823
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212283
AAA_collcode_loomsylv
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212283

Sawyer Falk papers relating to the Federal Theater Project, 1935-1939

Creator:
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Subject:
Flanagan, Hallie  Search this
Federal Theater Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (State)
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theater and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Drama in education -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212338
AAA_collcode_falksawy
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212338

F. Wynn Graham papers, 1937-1941

Creator:
Graham, F. Wynn  Search this
Graham, F. Wynn  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212356
AAA_collcode_grahf
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212356

Geoffrey Norman papers relating to the Federal Art Project

Creator:
Norman, Geoffrey, 1899-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
80 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1934-1940
Scope and Contents:
Official correspondence consisting mainly of letters received by Norman while he was president of the Society of Mural Painters and chairman of the Committee on Mural Painting for the Fine Arts Federation of New York; membership lists; agenda; press releases; newsletters; and clippings relating to the National Society of Mural Painters and the Federal Art Project in New York City.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural and portrait painter, London, England and New York City. Painted murals for the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration.
Provenance:
The lender, Geoffrey Norman, lent his papers for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.normgeof
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-normgeof

Sylvia Loomis papers

Creator:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project. Art Education Division  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1941
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, teaching files, artwork and printed material documenting Sylvia Loomis' time teaching in the Arts Education program for the Federal Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Sylvia Loomis was an art teacher in New York, New York.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming (reel NDA2) including photographs of students in classes at the FAP Art Education program.
Provenance:
The papers were initially lent for microfilming in 1964 by Sylvia Loomis. All but the photographs were subsequently donated in 2014 with additional material by Loomis' daughter, Ilse Gay.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.loomsylv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-loomsylv

Lincoln Rothschild papers

Creator:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Archer, Edmund, 1904-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Coffey, Katherine, d. 1972  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Piccoli, Girolamo, 1900-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Starr, Theodore  Search this
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Winchester, Alice  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1899-1988  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1982
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, interviews, printed materials, writings, correspondence, art work, and photographs.
REEL 290: Eleven scripts for radio programs on the Index of American Design, broadcast in New York throughout 1940. Interviewees include: Rothschild, Holger Cahill, director of the WPA-FAP; Edith Halpert, director of American Folk Art Gallery; Katherine Coffey, curator of Newark Museum; Alice Winchester, editor of "Antiques"; and Theodore Starr.
REEL NDA 15: Press releases; pamphlet on permanent art programs; Index of American Design papers; a report concerning government art programs; memorandum to Gustave Von Groschwitz outlining a plan for new subject matter for FAP artists; and "Report to the Sculptors of the Federal Art Project" by Girolamo Piccoli.[Report to the sculptors...under microfilm title Girolamo Piccoli]
UNMICROFILMED: Writings on art and on the Index of American Design; radio scripts for the series "The American Artists" sponsored by Artists Equity, 1953; clippings, 1936-1982; a nearly complete set of his newsletter, THE PRAGMATIST IN ART, 1964-1978; material on Kenneth Hayes Miller; resumes, school transcripts and memorabilia; photographs of Rothschild and of his sculpture; correspondence concerning THE PRAGMATIST IN ART (1964-1978), The Index of American Design (1968-1973), his research on Miller (1964-1977) and other publications, his work for Artists Equity, and other matters; a sketchbook; and a drawing. Among the correspondents are Samuel Kramer, editor of "The Shipyard Worker," Peppino Mangravite, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Betty Burroughs Woodhouse, and critics Rudolf Arnheim, John Canaday and Donald Kuspit.
Biographical / Historical:
Lincoln Rothschild (1902-1983) was a cculptor and writer in New York, N.Y. Rothschild was the director of the New York Unit of the Index of American Design, 1937-1940. He taught at Columbia University and Adelphi College, 1946-1950 and was the National Executive Director for Artists' Equity Association, 1951-57. He was the author of SCULPTURE THROUGH THE AGES (1942) TO KEEP ART ALIVE-KENNETH HAYES MILLER, AMERICAN PAINTER 1876-1956 (1974), FORMS AND THEIR MEANINGS IN WESTERN ART (1976) and numerous articles.
Other Title:
Girolamo Piccoli [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Material on reel NDA15 donated by Rothschild, 1964; remainder donated 1987 by his widow, Elisabeth Rothschild.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.rothlinc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothlinc

Forbes Watson papers

Topic:
Arts (Magazine)
Creator:
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pepsi-Cola Company  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O., 1887-1932  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Klonis, Stewart, 1901-1989  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974 -- Photographs  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 -- Photographs  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 -- Photographs  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy , 1884-1958  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880 -- Photographs  Search this
Shimin, Symeon, 1902-  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Tucker, Allen, 1866-1939  Search this
Watson, Nan, 1876-1966  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Photographer:
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Extent:
13.92 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Scrapbooks
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
New York N.Y. -- Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs
Date:
1840-1967
bulk 1900-1960
Summary:
The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical material includes Watson's Harvard diploma, documents concerning his service with the Red Cross in World War II, biographical accounts, and obituaries.

Correspondence is primarily with colleagues and includes scattered letters from Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ira Glackens, Allen Tucker, and Max Weber. Other letters are from artists, art historians, and museum curators. A notebook contains shorthand drafts of letters from Watson.

Business records include personal business records consisting of various tax and stock records. The Arts Publishing Corporation records concern Watson's tenure as editor of The Arts magazine and contains a contract, correspondence, financial records, stockholders reports, press releases, a scrapbook, and issues of The Arts. Also included are business records pertaining to the Art in Federal Buildings, Inc..

The U.S. Treasury Department file is the largest series and documents Watson's federal employment as technical director, chief advisor, and consultant for Treasury Department's public art programs - the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture. The files contain correspondence, financial reports, prospectuses, exhibition files, typescripts, clippings, exhibition catalogs, miscellaneous printed material, and photographs, and a scrapbook. The files contain a record of Watson's and other federal administrators' interactions with many artists during the Depression Era. Correspondence is primarily between Watson and Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Henry and Elinor Morgenthau, and Edward B. Rowan. Found are scattered letters from artists including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Paul Manship, and William Zorach, among many others. There are exhibition files for "Art for Bonds," "Army at War," and "War Against Japan." There are also photographs of U. S. Treasury Department events including a radio broadcast by John Dewey, Robert La Follette, Jr., and Sumner Welles.

Documents from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design contains a prospectus, an exhibition catalog and artists' statements.

Artist/Patron files contain reference material concerning painters, sculptors, photographers, dancers, composers, authors, art collectors, art dealers, and museum administrators. Files may include writings, notes, artworks, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials. Of particular note are photographs, which include portrait photographs of artists and of artists in their studios. Notable photographers include Ansel Adams, Arnold Genthe, Man Ray, photographs of New York City by Charles Sheeler and a photo of Henri Matisse by A. E. Gallatin. Files for Nan Watson, Symeon Shimin, and Glenn O. Coleman contain artworks. A file for Constantin Brancusi contains legal documents concerning U. S. Customs vs. Brancusi.

Art and Architecture files consist of reference material including photographs and notes concerning miscellaneous unattributed art works, American architecture, and furnishings.

Notes and writings consist of miscellaneous notes and typescripts of lectures and published articles, and notebooks.

Nine scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages contain clippings of articles written by Watson, lists, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Additional printed material includes clippings, copies of the Hue and Cry newspaper, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, calendars of events, brochures for the Art Students League, book catalogs, published books, and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs are of Forbes Watson; family members including his wife, painter Nan Watson; and members of the Art Students League including Peggy Bacon, Minna Citron, Stewart Klonis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Reginald Marsh. There are also photographs of juries for the Carnegie Institute International Exhibitions that include colleagues Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Gifford Beal, Guy Pene DuBois, Leon Kroll, Henri Matisse, Homer Saint-Gaudens, and Maurice Sterne.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1902-1960 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1913-1960 (Box 1; 33 folders)

Series 3: Business Records, 1920-1944 (Box 1-3, 14, 22; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 4: U. S. Treasury Department File, 1926-1945 (Box 3-6, 14, 17, 22, OV 21; 3.4 linear feet)

Series 5: File for Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition "Paintings of the Year," 1946 (Box 6; 5 folders)

Series 6: Artist/Patron Files, 1840-1967 (Box 6-9, 15, OV 21; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Art and Architecture File, 1929-1930 (Box 9; 35 folders)

Series 8: Notes and Writings, 1875-1950 (Box 9-10, 22; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1904-1951 (Box 9, 11, 14, BV 18, BV 19, BV 20; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1900-1961 (Box 10, 12-13, 16-17, 22; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographs, 1900-1950 (Box 13, 22; .4 linear feet)

All material is arranged chronologically, with the exception of the Artist/Patron Files which are arranged alphabetically.
Biographical Note:
Forbes Watson (1879-1960) worked primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. as an art critic, writer, lecturer, and consultant to the U. S. Treasury Department's Public Works of Art Project and Section of Painting and Sculpture (Section of Fine Arts).

Forbes Watson was born on November 27, 1879 in Boston, the son of stockbroker John Watson and his wife Mary. Watson grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attending the Phillips Academy in Andover, and graduating from Harvard University in 1902. After a brief period of freelance writing, he was hired by The New York Evening Post as an art critic in 1911 and worked there until 1917. In 1910, he married Agnes, professionally known as painter Nan Watson.

During World War I, Watson served with an American volunteer ambulance unit with the French army, later working with the American Red Cross in Paris. After the war, he moved back to New York City and worked as art critic for The World, from the early 1920s until 1931 and as editor of The Arts magazine from 1923-1933. Watson also lectured at the Art Students League, and at various universities and arts organizations.

In 1933, Watson moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as technical director of the U. S. Treasury Department's short-lived Public Works of Art Project. In October 1934, Watson was employed as Chief Adviser to the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture (later renamed the Section of Fine Arts) and later as Consultant to the Secretary's Office of the Treasury. During World War II, he organized various traveling exhibitions including "Art for Bonds" that promoted the sale of war bonds. Watson retired in 1946 and lived in Gaylordsville, Connecticut.

Watson was the author of numerous essays and reviews, and several books including American Painting Today and Winslow Homer, a biography of the noted American artist. With Edward Bruce, he produced a pictorial volume Art in Federal Buildings, Vol. I: Mural Designs. At his death he was working on his autobiography.

Forbes Watson died on May 31, 1960 in New Milford, Connecticut.
Provenance:
The Forbes Watson papers were donated by Watson's widow, Nan Watson, in 1961. An additional folder of material was donated in 2018 by the Museum of Modern Art via Michelle Elligott, Chief of Archives, Library and Research.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art publishing  Search this
Architecture, New York State, New York -- Photographs  Search this
Architecture -- New York, N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.watsforb
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-watsforb
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Gustave Von Groschwitz papers

Creator:
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
250 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
Printed material including Federal Art Project and Works Progress Administration publications, transcript of a radio talk show, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and a Federal Art Print calendar, 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Director, Graphic Arts Division, Federal Art Project, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gustave Von Groschwitz.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vongros
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vongros

Sawyer Falk papers relating to the Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 160 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (State)
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Falk regarding the Federal Theater Project in New York, particularly at the Civic University Theater in Syracuse. Correspondents include Hallie Flanagan, National Director of FTP. Also, programs, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, and a copy of INJUNCTION GRANTED, a play published in 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator; Syracuse, New York. Director of the Drama Department at the University of Syracuse. Active in the Federal Theater Project.
Provenance:
The lender, Syracuse University Library and Archives, has Falk's papers. Falk was a professor of drama at the University.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theater and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Drama in education -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.falksawy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falksawy

Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group

Creator:
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Goose Rocks Group  Search this
Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
Names:
United States. Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
Extent:
9 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1932-1934
Scope and Contents:
Printed material kept by Jackson, including: two broadsides of the Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, one a formal resolution to seek federal aid, the other states terms for relief; a list of members in the Artist Group; and announcements of the opening exhibition of the Goose Rocks Group at the Watercolor Gallery in Maine.
Biographical / Historical:
Jackson was a watercolorist, Detroit, Mich. The Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, also known as the Unemployed Artists Group, was organized in September 1933 when New York state's Emergency Work Bureau phased out its art project. The impetus for its formation was the desire of ex-project workers for further state assistance for artists. Gained a reputation for radicalism. Philip Bard was the leader of the group.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Jackson, with the exception of the two broadsides, which were donated. [The broadsides were re-microfilmed on reel 3482 under the title "Artist Group..."]
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:
Welfare rights movement -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jackmorr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jackmorr

PWAP records of the New York Regional Committee

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((700 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1934
Scope and Contents:
Receipts for works of art deposited with the New York Regional Committee by the Public Works of Art Project. Receipts state the artists' names, addresses, employment dates, amount, medium and location of work.
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. The PWAP divided the 48 states into 16 regions in order to administer its programs more efficiently.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Artists -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State)  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.publwony
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-publwony

F. Wynn Graham papers

Creator:
Graham, F. Wynn  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
Extent:
340 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; mimeographed letters; bulletins; pamphlets; press releases; form letters; minutes; newsletters; and other printed materials relating to artists's organizations and unions in New York City, particularly United American Artists, United Office and Professional Workers of America, and the Federal Art Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Queens, New York. Graham appears to have been involved as an activist for greater federal support for the arts. She painted for the Federal Art Project.
Provenance:
The relation of the lender, Lew Greenfield, to F. Wynn Graham is uncertain.
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:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grahf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grahf

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