Selected files kept by John Rector Barton relating to the Rural Artists program and the Artist-in-Residence program at the University of Wisconsin, including: Rural art show, 1939-1956; Rural art calendar, 1946-1948; University of Wisconsin permanent collection of rural arts, 1942-1952; John Steuart Curry memorial projects, 1946-1957; Extention specialist in rural art, 1946-1947; Wisconsin rural artists groups, 1945-1962; Artist in residence candidates; Aaron Bohrod, 1947-1949; Various artists, 1946-1949; Elizabeth Nolan, 1946-1950 and 1958; Earl Sugden, 1941, 1945-1948, 1962; Walter Thorp, 1946-1950; and Publication, publicity, reveiws and post-publication files, 1946-1949.
Biographical / Historical:
John Barton was Chair of the College of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin when the Rural Artists Program and the Artist-in-Residence position were initiated. John Steuart Curry was the first artist to hold the Artist-in-Residence position.
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin organized, arranged and microfilmed these papers. The Archives of American Art purchased copies of the film.
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John Rector Barton papers. Owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Microfilm purchased by the Archives of American Art.