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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999

Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E., 1944-  Search this
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Palmer, William  Search this
Magafan, Ethel  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E.  Search this
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Walton, Marion  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.)  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
King, Roy E.  Search this
Katz, Leo  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Kotin, Albert  Search this
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6277
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216622
AAA_collcode_parkmarl
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216622
Online Media:

Martyl Langsdorf papers, 1918-1977

Creator:
Martyl, 1917-2013  Search this
Martyl, 1917-2013  Search this
Subject:
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Lee, Doris  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Sequieros  Search this
Martyl  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Henle, Fritz  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Janson, H. W. (Horst Woldemar)  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Feingarten Galleries  Search this
Kovlar Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
St. Genevieve School of Art  Search this
University of Chicago. Oriental Institute  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211309
AAA_collcode_martyl
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211309

Martyl Langsdorf papers

Creator:
Martyl, 1917-2013  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Feingarten Galleries  Search this
Kovlar Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
St. Genevieve School of Art  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
University of Chicago. Oriental Institute  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Henle, Fritz, 1909-  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Janson, H. W. (Horst Woldemar), 1913-  Search this
Lee, Doris, 1905-1983  Search this
Martyl, 1917-2013  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Sequieros  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1977
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Martyl Langsdorf, professionally known by just her first name, Martyl, date from 1918 to 1977 and measure 2.6 linear feet. Included within the collection is correspondence; subject files; biographical data; writings and notes; sketches; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; guest books; price lists; receipts; reproductions; clippings; and printed materials.
Sketches, 1936-1975, made in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. In addition there is a 1929 newspaper clipping.
Biographical data; letters, 1936-1937, to her mother Aimee Schweig from Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Joe Jones and Grant Wood; files of letters from Carl Holty, Horst W. Janson and Lancelot Law Whyte; a file on Charles Hawthorne containing his painting notes and a photo; subject files on the ACA Gallery, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Art Institute of Chicago, Feingarten Gallery, Kovlar Gallery, Oriental Institute, the Renaissance Society, and the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois, containing correspondence and financial material; writings and notes; sketches of Langsdorf by friends; exhibition catalogs and announcements; guest books; price lists; receipts for sales and rentals of her paintings; printed material on the St. Genevieve School of art; and photographs, ca. 1935-1970, of Langsdorf, her family, her paintings, exhibition installations, Langsdorf at work on a mural for the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois, and artists Thomas Hart Benton, Arnold Blanch, Adolf Dehn, Doris Lee, Boardman Robinson, Sequieros, and others, and a photograph by Fritz Henle, 1940, of a picnic at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Correspondence with Edward Rowan of the Public Buidlings Administration, Section of Fine Arts, and contracts, 1940-1944, concerning Langsdorf's watercolors for the Carville, La. Marine Hospital, murals for post offices in Russell, Kansas and St. Genevieve, Missouri, and for the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D.C., and for related exhibitions; a photocopy of a letter from collector Joseph Hirshhorn, Jan. 18, 1943, regarding his purchases of Langsdorf's work; general correspondence, 1958-1972; price lists; and printed material, 1937-1976, including press releases, archaelogical newsletters, exhibition announcements and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Martyl (1917-2013) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois. Full name is Martyl Schweig Langsdorf.
Provenance:
Material on reels 2992-2994 donated 1977 by Martyl S. Langsdorf. Material on reel 1364 lent for microfilming 1977 by Langsdorf. Unmicrofilmed material is a combination of the unfilmed portion of the 1977 gift and the 1990 transferred material from General Services Administration. The GSA received the material originally from Martyl Langsdorf for their files on New Deal art.
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 -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.martyl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-martyl

Oral history interview with Dorothea Lange, 1964 May 22

Interviewee:
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213615
AAA_collcode_lange64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213615
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson

Interviewee:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Platt, Susan Noyes, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 Aug. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raymond Jonson conducted 1980 Aug. 9, by Susan Platt, for the Archives of American Art.
Jonson speaks of his early work in theater design; the art scene in the 1920s; the inspiration of the Southwestern landscape; the importance of lighting in his work; the transition in his work from figurative to abstract; spirituality in his work; Santa Fe as an artistic community; arts critics; arts publications; and the social realist painters.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was a painter from Albuquerque, N.M. During the Depression he painted murals for several New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor. It houses the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New Mexico  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Gallery directors -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jonson80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonson80
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorothea Lange

Interviewee:
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorothea Lange conducted 1964 May 22, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Lange speaks of her decision of photography as a career; working in commercial photography; the development of her individual style; the organization of the Farm Security Administration and her association with it; camaraderie among the FSA staff; Roy Stryker's influence and guidance and political abilities; the subjects of photographs and their reactions to being photographed; the people she encountered and her feelings about them, including migratory workers and Dust Bowl farmers; opinions of her colleagues; what made the FSA a success; trends in the field of photography and photojournalism and its future.
She recalls Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon and Paul Vanderbilt.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was a photographer in California. Lange worked on FSA photograph project during the Depression.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 51 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lange64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lange64
Online Media:

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978

Creator:
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Subject:
Browne, Byron  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208977
AAA_collcode_bengrosa
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208977

Bridges in Winter

Artist:
Nicola Victor Ziroli, born Montenero, Italy 1908-died Urbana, IL 1970  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 30 in. (61.2 x 76.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\bridge  Search this
Cityscape\season\winter  Search this
Cityscape\Illinois\Chicago  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\streetcar  Search this
Cityscape\river\Chicago River  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Illinois  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.88
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a4fc63d1-3ab2-46a0-968c-01ddc1957d41
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.88

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers

Creator:
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1927-1978
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.
Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.
Restrictions:
Use of 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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bengrosa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bengrosa

Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon, 1939-1948

Creator:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Subject:
Dell, Floyd  Search this
Griffith, Emerson J.  Search this
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8695
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210875
AAA_collcode_smitmarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210875

Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Creator:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969  Search this
Griffith, Emerson J.  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 280 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1939-1948
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings, speeches and notes; clippings and other printed material; a list of requisitions for interior decoration; sketches; correspondence of Emerson J. Griffith, State Administrator for Oregon's Works Progress Administration; lyrics of George Natanson's song "Hail to Timberline"; and photographs of Griffith and Floyd Dell at Timberline Lodge. Also included is correspondence regarding the WPA crafts exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
Biographical / Historical:
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator from San Francisco, California. Smith was art director for the Timberline Lodge project on Mount Hood, Oregon, which was built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s. She became the assistant state director of the Federal Art Project in Oregon.
Provenance:
Lent by Sarah Munro, 1982, who served as the Vice President of Friends of Timberline.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Interior decorators -- Oregon  Search this
Painters -- Oregon  Search this
Topic:
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.smitmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitmarg

Public Works of Art Project articles and exhibition catalog, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208829
AAA_collcode_publwork
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208829

Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970

Creator:
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Scott, Winfield Townley  Search this
Sheridan, John E.  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Karig, Walter  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Topic:
Art, American -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211861
AAA_collcode_shuswill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211861

Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1933-1936

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Jones, Cecil H.  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212175
AAA_collcode_publworr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212175

PWAP card file for Region 9, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art, American -- Michigan  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9785
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212213
AAA_collcode_publwomi
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212213

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. Department of the Treasury  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

New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records, 1934-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Indian Site Survey  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Indian Site Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
New Jersey -- Antiquities
New Jersey -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212232
AAA_collcode_histrecs
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212232

Jesse L. Nusbaum Public Works of Art records

Creator:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Extent:
75 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1935
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, bulletins, reports and catalogs relating to the 13th region (New Mexico and Arizona) of the Public Works of Art Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Nusbaum was director of Region 13 of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). It was the first of the New Deal art programs, 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. It existed until June 1934.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1963 by Jesse L. Nusbaum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.nusbjess
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nusbjess

New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Indian Site Survey  Search this
Indian Site Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  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. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
10 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
New Jersey -- Antiquities
New Jersey -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1934-1942
Scope and Contents:
Approximately half the records relate to the Historical Records Survey's portrait survey, 1940-1941. The remainder are records of the Indian Site Survey, 1936-1942, a WPA program operating under the Division of Professional Service Projects, and to a lesser degree, the Public Works of Art Project, the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project and its predecessor, the Civil Works Administration.
Biographical / Historical:
The New Deal art programs were primarily administered under the Treasury Department and the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration) as relief measures for unemployed artists.
The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was the survey of American portraits in public buildings. The Indian Site Survey was a WPA-New Jersey state-wide project operating under the Division of Professional and Service Projects, and sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum and the Archeaological Society of New Jersey.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.histrecs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histrecs

Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Jones, Cecil H.  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Extent:
18 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1933-1936
Scope and Contents:
Selected records of the PWAP include the following series: Central Office (Washington, D.C.) Correspondence and Related Records, including progress reports, minutes of meetings, and finance records (reels DC1-3); Correspondence and Personal Files of Edward P. Rowan, Technical Director (reels DC3-4); Central Office Correspondence With Artists (reels DC5-7); Central Office Files and Publicity Materials, including correspondence of project director Edward Bruce (reel DC8); Newspaper Clippings (reels DC8-9); Correspondence and Related records of Cecil Jones, Business Director (reels DC9-12); Final Reports on Projects, Report Materials and Project Issuances (reel DC12); Regional Office Records (reels DC12-13); and selected Correspondence of the New York Regional Office (Region 2) With Artists concerning administrative details of employing artists (DC 112-115).
Biographical / Historical:
The Public Works of Art Project (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. Later art projects administered under the Department of the Treasury were the Section of Fine Arts, originally the Section of Painting and Sculpture, and the Treasury Relief Art Project, both of which served to employ artists to decorate federal buildings across the United States.
Related Materials:
AAA has filmed, and described separately, selected records of the Treasury Relief Art Project (reels DC14-38) and the Section of Fine Arts (reels DC38-43) from record group 121. In addition, selected records of the WPA Federal Art Project (National Archives record group 69) were also filmed (reels DC44-DC111 and DC129-130).
Provenance:
Series microfilmed by AAA were selected from the National Archives record group 121, Records of the Public Buildings Service. Additional records of the PWAP are preserved at the National Archives. Series which were not microfilmed include: correspondence of L.W. Roberts, assistant secretary of the Treasury; the central file of the Advisory Committee and the Project; card lists of allocated paintings and other works of art; and receipt cards for works of art.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.publworr
See more items in:
Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-publworr

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