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Bendor Mark papers, 1930-1984

Creator:
Mark, Bendor, 1912-1995  Search this
Subject:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9038
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211227
AAA_collcode_markbend
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211227

David Smith miscellaneous papers

Creator:
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Names:
Blake, William J. (William James), 1894-1968  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Stead, Christina, 1902-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1940]-1964
Scope and Contents:
Writings; printed material, including an exhibition catalog, Medals for Dishonor, for an exhibition of Smith's antiwar and violence medals and writings at the Willard Gallery, November, 1940, including a forward by authors William Blake and Christina Stead and a photograph of Smith; a typescript of Smith's essay, "Modern Sculpture and Society"; and a copy of Smith's essay, edited, as it appeared in Francis V. O'Connor's book, Art for the Millions; a 1942 press photograph of Smith at work on a marble sculpture; and a note written by Dorothy Dehner explaining the photograph.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Bolton Landing, N.Y. Smith's Medals for Dishonor, completed in 1940, were explicit statements of protest against the horrors of war and violence. Smith befriended the writers, Williams Blake and his wife Christina Stead, after having read and been influenced by Blake's novel, THE PAINTER AND THE LADY. Dorothy Dehner, painter and sculptor, was Smith's first wife. They were married in 1927 and divorced in 1952. ART FOR THE MILLIONS, edited by Francis V. O'Connor, was originally intended to be published by the Federal Art Project but went unfinished. O'Connor took up the project and completed it in 1972.
Provenance:
Material on frames 54-89 provenance unknown. Material on frames 89-96 donated by Katharine Kuh, art critic, consultant, and friend of Dorothy Dehner.
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 -- New York (State) -- Bolton Landing  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- New York (State)  Search this
Medals -- United States  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.smithdav
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smithdav

Francis V. O'Connor papers

Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
23.4 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1920-2009
Summary:
The papers of New York art historian Francis O'Connor measure 23.4 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1920-2009. Found within the papers are artist and exhibition files, questionnaires, transcripts, writings, project files, and printed and digital material that pertain to O'Connor's research and publications on the New Deal and the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art historian Francis O'Connor measure 23.4 linear feet and date from 1920-2009. Found within the papers are artist and exhibition files, questionnaires, transcripts, writings, project files, and printed and digital material that pertain to O'Connor's research and publications on the New Deal and the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration.

The "NCFA Library" consists of research materials collected, created, and compiled during the course of O'Connor's research project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for his books Federal Support for the Visual Arts (1969) and Art for the Millions (1973). Files contain administrative records, artists' files, and questionnaires and essays that document the administration of New Deal art projects. The files were collated by O'Connor into a set that remains intact.

The publications series consists of additional research and administrative materials specifically related to O'Connor's four publications on the WPA/FAP and New Deal artists: Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969), New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1972), Art for the Millions (1973), and Federal Art Patronage Notes (newsletter, 1974-1984).

New Deal research files are more general research materials collected by or sent to O'Connor in the course of his academic career. These include information on New Deal administrators and state specific WPA projects; photocopies of original WPA activity and reports; and New Deal scholarship, academic symposia, and conferences.

New Deal exhibitions include announcement and catalogs of contemporary New Deal art exhibitions in the U.S. from the 1960s to the 1990s. Project files are related to three publically and privately funded New Deal research projects O'Connor directed or participated in. Printed materials consists of press coverage of federal arts patronage in the United States dating from the 1960s to 2008.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. There is some overlap in series reflecting O'Connor's original order.

Series 1: NCFA Library, 1920-1974 (6.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, OV 28)

Series 2: Publications, 1939-1985 (4.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-11, BV 25-26, OV 27)

Series 3: New Deal Research Files, 1930-2009 (5.6 linear feet; Boxes 11-16)

Series 4: New Deal Exhibitions, 1961-1997 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 17-18)

Series 5: Project Files, 1935-1999 (2 linear feet; Boxes 18-20, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1963-2008 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 20-24)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art historian and poet Francis O'Connor (1937- ) is best known for his research and writings on the New Deal art programs of the Depression and the Roosevelt Administration. O'Connor received his Ph. D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1965 and taught contemporary European and American art history at the University of Maryland from 1964 to 1970. While at Maryland, he organized the country's first comprehensive exhibition of New Deal art programs since their ending in 1943. From 1967 to 1968, he also headed a research program for the National Endowment for the Arts to analyze the effectiveness of New Deal art patronage, which eventually led to the publication of Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969), New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1972), Art for the Millions (1973).

In addition to his work on New Deal art patronage, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, O'Connor continued to teach and lecture at universities, consulted on federally and privately funded research projects, and published critical essays for exhibition catalogs, anthologies and academic journals. He is a member of the College Art Association, International Association of Art Critics, and founded the Association of Independent Historians of Art in 1982.
Separated Materials:
Bound assemblies of periodicals were transferred to the Smithsonian Art Libraries in 2010, which retained relevant volumes and made final decisions regarding disposition of any remaining items.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Francis O'Connor to the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which subsequently transferred the papers, with O'Connor's permission, to the Archives of American Art in 1974. In 2010, O'Connor donated an additional 15.8 linear feet of papers to the Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic media with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own. 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:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.oconfran
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Francis V. O'Connor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oconfran

Max Arthur Cohn papers

Creator:
Cohn, Max Arthur, 1903-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Barr, Norman, 1908-  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
1,000 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1928-1978
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Max Arthur Cohn document his career as a painter and printmaker; significantly, pertaining to the WPA Federal Art Project, as well as other art organizations and galleries. Includes:
biographical material, undated and 1956; correspondence, undated and 1933-1978, includes letters from Norman Barr, Elizabeth McCausland, Harry Gottlieb and Francis O'Connor; notes, undated and 1942-1977, includes lists of exhibitions and art works; an address by Cohn before the "Artist Coordinating Committee and Associated Organizations at the Art Students League", 1935; business records, undated and 1940-1970;
a scrapbook of printed material, undated and 1928-1947; exhibition announcements and catalogs; miscellaneous printed material relating to the National Serigraph Society and the WPA Federal Art Project; a book SILKSCREEN TECHNIQUES by Cohn and J. I. Biegeleisen; and photographs of Cohn, his family, and his works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 and 1978 by Max Arthur Cohn.
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:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters  Search this
Serigraphers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.cohnmax
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cohnmax

Emanuel Benson papers

Creator:
Benson, Emanuel, 1904-1971  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wolff, Gustave, 1863-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1967
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to the Federal Art Project; and correspondence.
REEL D/NDA/B: Reports; directives; articles; lectures; speeches; clippings; publications; the mock-up of a projected book on the project; and essays written for the book by Stuart Davis and Balcomb Greene. Papers were kept by Benson as consultant to the Federal Art Project and are mostly related to the Community Art Centers and the Index of American Design.
REEL 2384: 482 cards and letters from artists and friends; lecture notes and writings; and a photograph (unidentified). Correspondents include Karl Knaths, Alexander Calder, Gustav Wolff, Alfred Stieglitz, Jacques Lipchitz, George Grosz, Arthur Machen, John Marin, Franklin Watkins, Wassily Kandinsky, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, writer, and lecturer; Philadelphia, Pa. Was a consultant for the WPA Federal Art Project. Began a book on the project and died before it was finished. Francis V. O'Connor edited and completed the book, ART FOR THE MILLIONS.
Provenance:
Donated 1964-1978 by Benson and his widow, Elaine Benson.
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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Function:
Art centers -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.benseman
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benseman

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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  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

Oral history interview with Stanton L. Catlin

Interviewee:
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Interviewer:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
277 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 1-September 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stanton Catlin conducted 1989 July 1-September 14, by Francis V. O'Connor, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a museum director, art historian, and educator from Fayetteville, New York. He was the editor, then curator of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1952-1958; assistant director, Yale University Art Gallery, 1958-1967; director of galleries, chairman of museology program and professor of museum studies and art history, Syracuse University, 1974-1982.
General:
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 18 digital wav files. Duration is 13 hr., 38 min.
Transcripts have been heavily edited by the interviewee; researchers may wish to consult the sound recordings along with the transcript.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Museums -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.catlin89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-catlin89

Bendor Mark papers

Creator:
Mark, Bendor, 1912-1995  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1984
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; sketches; photographs; and clippings.
REEL 141: Papers, ca. 1930-1971, relating to Mark's work with the WPA-FAP, New York, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor, National Collection of Fine Arts; essays and notes from the late 1930's, including a recollection of other project artists; sketches and photographs of paintings from that period; and a review of the Artists' Union exhibit, A.C.A. gallery, from ART FRONT, Feb. 1936.
UNMICROFILMED: Papers, ca. 1940-1981, including: writings by Mark about influences on his art work; two essays by Mark, "A masterwork and the creative process" and "'Guernica' and 'Death to the Invader' - a personal view"; photographs of works of art; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and La Jolla, Calif. Also known as Bernard Marcus.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1982 by Bendor Mark (Bernard Marcus).
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- La Jolla  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.markbend
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-markbend

Ain't misbehavin' [videorecording] : the Coit Tower murals / New Pacific Productions ; producers, David Bolt, John Esterle, and Sue Ellen McCann ; director, David Bolt ; writer, John Esterle ; art director, Sue Ellen McCann ; narrator, Bruce Holbert

Creator:
New Pacific Productions  Search this
Names:
New Pacific Productions  Search this
Bell, Michael S., 1946-  Search this
Chessé, Ralph  Search this
Howard, John Langley, 1902-  Search this
Jewett, Masha Zakheim, 1931-  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS) (ca. 20 min.), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
c1986
Scope and Contents:
Reviews the history of the San Francisco Coit Tower from its building, the commissioning of the often controversial murals by the Public Works of Art Project in 1933, and their significance in both artistic and political terms, through to the more recent problems of restoration and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the murals in 1984. Appearing in the video are Coit Tower muralists, Ralph Chessé, John Langley Howard and Bernard Zakheim. Offering commentary and analysis are: Masha Zakheim Jewett, author of COIT TOWER, Michael Bell, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission, and art historian Francis V. O'Connor.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
San Francisco, Calif. : New Pacific Productions [production company], c1986.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by David Bolt.
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.
Rights:
To be used for research purposes only. 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.
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.newpacif
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newpacif

Audrey McMahon papers

Creator:
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Somervell, Brehon Burke, 1892-1955  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1980
Summary:
The scattered papers of Audrey McMahon measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1935 through 1980. Found are correspondence, writings, notes and research files, and printed material assembled mainly during the late 1960s while assisting Francis V. O'Connor complete Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969) and The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1970) and, to a lesser degree, miscellaneous files relating to McMahon's activities as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey . Included are photocopies of original correspondence (1935-41) between McMahon and Holger Cahill and Brehon Somervell, held by the National Archives.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of Audrey McMahon measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1935 through 1980. Found are correspondence, writings, notes and research files, and printed material assembled mainly during the late 1960s while assisting Francis V. O'Connor complete Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969) and The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1970) and, to a lesser degree, miscellaneous files relating to McMahon's activities as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey . Included are photocopies of original correspondence (1935-41) between McMahon and Holger Cahill and Brehon Somervell, held by the National Archives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series:

Series 1: Audrey McMahon's Papers, 1935-1980 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Audrey McMahon served under Holger Cahill as Regional Director for the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey from 1935 to 1939. She died at age 87 in 1981.
Related Material:
The bulk of Audrey McMahon's papers reside in the National Archives, together with the records of the WPA Federal Artist Project files. The Archives of American Art holds a 1964 interview with McMahon done by Harlan Phillips as part of the Archives New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Provenance:
The Audrey McMahon papers were donated to the Archives in 1997 by Geraldine Rhoads, executor of McMahon's estate. The collection includes photocopies of papers most likely held by the National Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Citation:
Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcmaaudr
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Audrey McMahon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcmaaudr

Edward Laning papers

Creator:
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Photographer:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1880-1983
Scope and Contents:
Identification cards and a resume; an eleven page Laning family genealogy; correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor and others, undated and 1925-1983; photographs of family members and ancestors, of Laning, including one of him with his self-portrait taken by Peter A. Juley & Son, ca. 1943, and of his work; writings, including lecture notes, articles on Reginald Marsh and on Thomas Hart Benton, and an account of his experiences as a muralist for the Treasury Section; Laning's sketchbook; a print by Luigi Lucioni; business and financial records, memberships in organizations; awards and certificates; typescript of an interview with Laning; and printed matter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and muralist, died in 1981. Born in Petersburg, Ill. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the Arts Students League with Max Weber, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan. Worked extensively on the WPA Federal Art Project and the Treasury Section.
Provenance:
Material donated in 1972 by Edward Laning, and in 1973, 1983 and 1984 by his widow, Mary Fife Laning, through Laning executor Jack Henderson.
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
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.laniedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laniedwa

Jacob Kainen papers

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Acton, David, 1953-  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Frohlich, Newton, 1936-  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist, 1701-1780?  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Ries, Martin, 1926-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diary and journal entries, calendars, inventories, interview and "dialog" transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include items concerning Kainen's career as a curator and artist, in addition to a useful bibliography, detailed biographical outline, and a copy of an FBI report compiled on him. Also included are five videocassette recordings of Kainen.

Alphabetical correspondence/subject files comprise the bulk of the collection and include both Jacob's and Ruth's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, artists, art critics, curators, museums, arts organizations, galleries, and many others. There is a significant amount of correspondence with David Acton, the Addison Gallery of Art and Jock Reynolds, William Agee, Australian National Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Avis Berman, the British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Broun and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bryce Butler, Pheobe Cole, the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Richard Field, Ruth Fine, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Newton Frohlich, Gordon Gilkey and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arshile Gorky, Piri Halesz, Carol Harrison, Donald Holden, Wilhelmina Holladay, John Baptist Jackson, Jim Jordon, Lou Kantor, Harry Lunn Jr., Middendorf Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Peter Morse, Gerald Nordland, Francis O'Connor, Jerome Pollack, Richard Powell, Ann Purcell, Harry Rand, Martin Ries, Joseph Solman, Leo Steinberg, Prentiss Taylor, Victorino Tejera, Valerie Thornton, Joanne Weber, and numerous family members.

Writings are by and about Jacob Kainen. Kainen's writings include articles, lectures, exhibition catalog essays, notes, travel notebooks, short stories, poems, and written statements about his artistic motivations and justifications. There are writings about Kainen by Avis Berman, Ruth Cole Kainen, and others. The bulk of the numerous diary entries are from Ruth Cole Kainen's diaries, many of which concern Jacob and their family. There are also annotated and revised diary entries. There is one folder of diary entries and one folder of journal entries by Jacob Kainen and two dismantled journal-like notebooks. The papers include daily calendars and travel itineraries from 1972 through 2001.

The papers include transcripts of formal interviews and informal conversations with Jacob Kainen. Transcripts are of informal dinner, telephone, and general conversations between friends, colleagues, artists, and Ruth Cole Kainen. Included are conversations with Avis Berman, Walter Hopps, Harry Rand, Joshua Taylor, and several others. Many of these transcripts were also annnotated by Jacob and Ruth Kainen. Also found are numerous transcripts of more formal interviews with Kainen by art historians, art critics, and students.

There are inventories, appraisals, and lists of sold and not sold paintings, as well as color photographs of some of Kainen's works of art. Also found are inventories of the Kainens' art collection. Printed materials include Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen, and an exhibition guestbook.

Photographs are of Kainen with his family and friends, at exhibition openings, and working in his studios. Works of art by others includes handmade greeting cards, limited edition prints, and portfolios given to Jacob Kainen. Nine scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition publications document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2001 (Boxes 1, 32; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files, 1936-2003 (Boxes 1-12, 32-33; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-2002 (Boxes 12-13, 33; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1952-2002 (Boxes 13-18, 33-38; 10.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Calendars, 1953-2008 (Boxes 18-20, 38; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Transcripts, circa 1975-1994 (Boxes 20-21, 38; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Inventories, 1927-2001 (Boxes 21-22; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2003 (Box 22, 38, OV 31; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1905-2000 (Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 31; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Works of Art by Others, 1942-2000 (Boxes 25-26, OV 31; 1.2 linear foot)

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1936-1998 (Boxes 27-30, 38; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was a painter, printmaker, and curator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Born on December 7, 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jacob Kainen moved with his family to New York City in 1918. Kainen studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1927 until 1930, and at the Art Student's League. In the early 1930s, Kainen became involved in social causes and formed close friendships with the early abstractionists, including John Graham, Arshile Gorky, and Stuart Davis. He joined the Artists' Union and a contributor to its journal, Art Front, along with Stuart Davis and Harold Rosenberg. Jacob's participation in the Artists' Union was later investigated by the FBI.

From 1935 until 1942, Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration in New York City and began exhibiting with the New York School. It was during this period that he married Bertha Friedman. Jacob and Bertha had two sons together, Dan and Paul, and divorced in 1968.

In 1942, Kainen made a life-changing decision to leave New York City and move to Washington, D.C. to accept what he thought would be a temporary position as a scientific aide in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution. Kainen quickly became Assistant Curator and Curator in 1946. He served as Curator for twenty years, completely reshaping the department and building the graphic arts collection. His print exhibitions brought the work of S.W. Hayter, Josef Albers, Adja Yunkers, Louis Lozowick, Karl Schrag, José Guerrero, Louis Schanker, Werner Drewes, and Boris Margo to Washington audiences - graphic work that might not have been shown that early in the area.

1947 marked the opening of the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where Kainen served as a teacher and guide to several important artists, helping to make the workshop a magnet for new talent and instrumental in furthering the careers of several artists. Although Kainen taught Gene Davis and Alma Thomas and introduced Morris Louis to Leon Berkowitz, he never considered himself a member of the "Washington Color School."

In 1949, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective of Kainen's prints and three years later Kenneth Noland organized Kainen's first painting retrospective at Catholic University. Kainen's paintings from the 1940s illustrated a shift away from social realism toward abstract expressionism. In 1956, Jacob Kainen received a grant from the American Philosophical society to conduct research in Europe for his monograph on the English woodcut artist, John Baptist Jackson. He traveled to Europe again in 1962 to study paintings and prints from the Mannerist Period.

From 1966 until 1970, Kainen worked as the Curator of prints and drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). He married Ruth Cole in February of 1969. Kainen retired from the Smithsonian a year later to devote himself full-time to his art, but continued to serve as a special consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for nineteen years. In 1971 and 1972, Kainen taught painting and the history of printmaking at the University of Maryland. A retrospective of Kainen's paintings was held in 1993 at the National Museum of American Art (SAAM).

Throughout his artistic career, Kainen experimented with different mediums and explored different styles, yet he identified himself as a painter. Jacob Kainen participated in at least twenty-five one man shows and several group exhibitions. His works are in collections across the United States and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. He worked in his studio up until the time of his death on March 19, 2001 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Related Material:
Found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Jacob Kainen conducted by Avis Berman in 1982 for the Archives' "Mark Rothko and His Times" oral history project. Also found are microfilm copies of Bertha Kainen's correspondence with Avis Berman regarding Berman's essay about Jacob Kainen.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 565, 2147-2149, and 2200) including correspondence, writings by Kainen, and papers relating to the Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board's investigation of Jacob Kainen from 1942-1954. Most, but not all, of the loaned materials were included in later gifts. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Jacob and Ruth Kainen first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming from 1973-1981, the bulk of which was included in the later gifts. Papers were then donated in multiple accretions between 1981-2007 by Jacob and Ruth Kainen, and in 2009 from the estate of Ruth Kainen via executor Teresa Covacevich Grana. Also in 2003, eight photographs of Jacob and Ruth Kainen were transferred from the National Portrait Gallery to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kainjaco
See more items in:
Jacob Kainen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kainjaco
Online Media:

Number 3, 1949: Tiger

Artist:
Jackson Pollock, American, b. Cody, Wyoming, 1912–1956  Search this
Medium:
Oil, enamel, metallic enamel, and cigarette fragment on canvas mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
62 x 37 1/4 in. (157.5 x 94.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1949
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.235
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23a0e72b1-1137-4d13-9ff4-b9e2ed8071e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.235

Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009

Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9095
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211289
AAA_collcode_oconfran
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211289
Online Media:

Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980

Creator:
McMahon, Audrey, 1890-1981  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Somervell, Brehon Burke  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6093
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216235
AAA_collcode_mcmaaudr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216235
Online Media:

Ain't misbehavin' [videorecording] : the Coit Tower murals / New Pacific Productions ; producers, David Bolt, John Esterle, and Sue Ellen McCann ; director, David Bolt ; writer, John Esterle ; art director, Sue Ellen McCann ; narrator, Bruce Holbert, c1986

Creator:
New Pacific Productions  Search this
Subject:
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Bell, Michael S.  Search this
Chessé, Ralph  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Jewett, Masha Zakheim  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
New Pacific Productions  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216536
AAA_collcode_newpacif
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216536

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Extent:
(boxes 2-5, 4.7 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1981, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence is between Spohn and his colleagues, including two letters from Alexander Calder, eight letters from Mark Rothko, and twenty-eight letters from Clyfford Still.

See Appendix for an alphabetical list of correspondents from Series 2.2.
Appendix: Alphabetical List of Correspondents in 2.2:
Abend, George and Kitty Parker Abend (artists): 1950-1960 (4 letters)

Abingdon Square Painters: 1958 (1 letter)

Addison Gallery of American Art: 1958 (2 letters)

American Artists' Congress: 1938 (1 letter)

American Library of Color Slides: 1941 (1 letter)

Anderson, Claude J. K.: 1958 (1 letter)

Anderson, Wendell (poet): 1955-1956 (2 letters)

Archives of American Art: 1964 (4 letters)

Art Academy of Cincinnati: 1958-1959 (3 letters)

Art Association of Newport: 1958 (1 letter)

Art Career School: 1958 (1 letter)

Artists Equity Association: 1950 (1 letter)

Arts and Architecture: 1963 (1 letter)

Art Students League: 1958-1964 (2 letters)

Art Times: 1959 (1 letter)

Art Workshop of the Rivington Neighborhood Asociation, Inc.: 1958 (1 letter)

Ashton, Dore: 1969 (1 letter)

Ayer, Phyllis: 1956 (1 letter)

Bachels, Andrew: 1969 (1 letter)

Barnett, Rici: 1973 (1 letter)

Barron, John N.: 1966 (1 letter)

Beasley, David and Viola: 1963-1978 (11 letters)

Bender: Albert M. Bender Memorial Trust: 1947-1951 (2 letters)

Bethers, Peggy: 1940 (1 letter)

Blesh, Rudi: 1960 (1 letter)

Board of Education, City of New York: 1958-1965 (2 letters)

Booth, James W. (family friend): 1943-1956 (7 letters)

Borgenight: Grace Borgenight Gallery, Inc.: 1965 (1 letter)

Boru, Sorcha: 1932-1933 (12 letters)

Brandenburg, Helen: 1970 (1 letter)

Braunstein/Quay Gallery: 1977 (1 letter)

Briggs, Ernie: 1967-1977 (2 letters)

Bright, Beatrice: 1971-1973 (2 letters)

Brock, Midu: 1954 (1 letter)

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: 1966 (1 letter)

Brown, Lesley: 1955 (1 letter)

Burke, Bob: 1971 (1 letter)

Burnham, Janet B.: 1950 (1 letter)

Bute, Janey: 1971 (1 letter)

Calcagno, Lawrence: 1969-1977 (5 letters)

Calder, Alexander: 1970-1972 (2 letters)

California Palace of the Legion of Honor: 1964 (1 letter)

California School of Fine Arts: 1955-1964 (2 letters)

California: University of California at Berkeley: 1940 (1 letter)

California: University of California at Santa Clara: 1975-1976 (2 letters)

Carewe, Sylvia: 1969 (1 letter)

Carr, James F.: 1967 (1 letter)

Chase Manhattan Bank: 1971 (2 letters)

Chisholm, Stuart (landscape architect): 1925 (1 letter)

Clayton, Janice: undated and 1965-1974 (6 letters)

Clifton, Jim and Mary (owners of a Spohn painting): 1956 (1 letter)

College Art Association: 1949 (1 letter)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: 1952-1970 (4 letters)

Cooke, Regina: 1955 (1 letter)

Cooley, Anne: 1941 (1 letter)

Corbett, Ed and Steff, and Rosamond Tirana: undated and 1951-1977(47 letters, including a 1962 wedding announcement for Corbett and Tirana, and a letter dated Mar 21, 1963 enclosing a photograph of Ed with an amputated foot)

Craig, Jeanne: 1963 (2 letters)

Crawford, Jane and Ernie: 1958 (3 letters)

Crehan, Hub and Anne: 1960 (1 letter)

Crewe, Sylvia: 1969 (1 letter)

Crews, Judson and Mildred (publishers of poetry magazine in Taos): 1952-1969 (4 letters)

Cumming, Ann (and Jennifer Sutcliffe): 1956 (1 letter)

Cunningham, Ben: 1950 (1 letter)

D'Arcangelo, Allan and Sylvia: 1965 (1 letter)

Dasburg, Andrew: 1961 (1 letter)

DePuy, John: 1964 (1 letter)

Diebenkorn, Richard: 1951 (1 letter)

Dilexi Gallery (L. James Newman): 1965 (1 letter)

Dixon, Budd (J.B.) and Peggy: 1954-1970 (5 letters)

Dowell-Kahl Gallery (Leone Kahl, director): 1963 (1 letter)

Drumm, Steve: 1953 (1 letter)

Durham, Charlotte: 1968-1970 (3 letters)

D'Vorzon, Berenice and Randal Goya: 1965 (1 letter)

East Hampton Gallery: undated (1 letter)

Edwards, Tom L.: 1945-1974 (2 letters)

Egri, Ted and Kit: 1958-1971

Elster, Grace-Marion: 1926 (1 letter)

Ely, Georgette and Wolcott: 1958-1969 (38 letters)

Finichel, Lilly: 1954 (1 letter)

Forster, Bertrand Dixon: 1961 (1 letter)

Forster, Paul and Else: undated and 1943-1974 (15 letters)

Fort Worth Art Center Museum: 1971 (1 letter)

Foss, Florence: 1958 (1 letter)

Fran, Ford: 1971 (1 letter)

Fryworth, Teressa (Terry) (Registrar at California School of Fine Arts): 1950-1978 (72 letters)

Fuller, Mary: see McChesney, Mary

Fuller, Patti (Ed Corbett's niece): 1955 (2 letters)

Furse, Roger: 1928-1953 (4 letters)

Gallery of Modern Art, Taos, N.M.: 1972 (1 letter)

Garcia, Enos: 1954 (1 letter)

Georgiadis, Alex: 1951 (1 letter)

Gettell, Mrs. Richard Glenn: 1958 (an invitation to meet Col. George Lincoln)

Gluck, Heidi: 1977 (1 letter)

Gomez, Dorothy Massey (mother of anthropologist Bill Massey): 1950 (1 letter)

Gomez, Joe: undated and 1971 (2 letters)

Grant, Bob: 1953-1972 (2 letters)

Grant, Carolyn: 1969 (1 letter)

Great Neck Board of Education: 1960 (1 letter)

Grimm, Marjorie: 1973 (1 letter)

Grossmann, Nancy: 1966 (1 letter)

Guggenheim: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: 1953-1954 (2 letters)

Harwood Foundation: 1953-1956 (2 letters)

Harris, Roger: 1973 (1 letter)

Hawley, W. R.: 1977 (1 letter enclosing an exhibition catalog "Unemployed Wizards")

Heischman, R. L.: undated (1 letter)

Hill, Dorothy: 1967 (2 letters)

Hocks, Fred: 1952 (1 letter)

Howard, Ellen and Galen: 1957 (1 letter)

Howard, Robert Boardman and Adaline Kent (San Francisco sculptors): 1951-1955 (2 letters)

Howard, Madge Knight and Charles H.: 1946-1954 (21 letters)

Hultburg, John and Lynne: 1959-1974 (5 letters)

Huntsville Museum of Art: see Braunstein/Quay Gallery

Hurst, Tricia: 1977 (1 letter)

Hutchinson, Mrs. D. H.: 1925 (1 letter)

Illinois: University of Illinois at Urbana: 1952 (2 letters)

Jackson: Martha Jackson Gallery: 1965 (1 letter)

Jacobson, Art (artist) and Ursula: 1950-1960 (9 letters)

Jonson Gallery: 1969-1970 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben: 1958 (1 letter)

Kahl: Leone Kahl Gallery: 1964 (1 letter)

Karnes, Marion Watson: undated and 1947-1954 (80 letters from Spohn)

Keeney, James: 1963 (1 letter)

Kieve, Rudolph: 1971 (3 letters)

King, Vivie and Rufus: 1977 (1 letter)

Kingman, Dong: undated calling card

Kuhlman, Walt: 1957 (2 letters)

Kultberg, Lynne and John: 1965 (1 letter)

Labaudt, Lucien: 1943 (1 letter)

Labaudt, Marcelle: 1956 (1 letter)

Landgren, Paula: undated (1 letter)

Lannan, J. Patrick (The Susquehanna Corporation/ The Lannan Foundation): 1966-1971 (4 letters); see Personal Business Records for correspondence pertaining to the Foundation's support of Spohn, 1961-1962

LaPlante, John (Stanford University): 1949 (1 letter)

Lazarus, Rosalind: 1960 (1 letter)

LeBow-Gould Associates: 1958 (3 letters)

Lee, Martha: 1957 (1 letter)

Lehman, Margarett: 1957 (1 letter)

Letter Shop: 1956 (1 letter)

Library of Congress Copyright Office: 1932 (1 letter concerning the trisection of an arbitrary angle)

Lippincott, Janet (artist): 1955-1956 (5 letters)

Lockwood, Ward: 1952 (1 letter)

MacAgy, Douglas and Betty: undated and 1945-1973 (13 letters)

MacAgy, Jermayne (Jerry): 1945-1948 (2 letters)

Macdowell Colony: 1975 (1 letter)

Machcinski, Barbara: 1971 (1 letter)

MacIntyre, Carlyle F.: 1945 (1 letter)

Maes, Virginia: 1941 (1 letter)

Mare, Doris and Emil: 1969 (1 letter)

Marse, John J.: 1962 (1 letter)

Marter, Joan: 1977 (3 letters)

Martin, Agnes: 1958-1975 (3 letters)

Massey, Ellen DeSelms: 1940 (2 letters)

McCarthy, Francis Joseph (AIA): 1950 (1 change of address card)

McChesney, Mary (Fuller) and Mac: 1952-1977 (62 letters, including one dated May 21, 1968 decorated with a lizard skin, one dated Jun 08, 1973 enclosing a wooden Yalalag Indian good luck charm, and one dated May 26, 1976 enclosing a photograph of group and McChesney art work at Temko mansion in Berkeley)

McCormick, Herbert: 1951 (1 letter)

McDonald, Katharyn: 1963-1964 (2 letters)

Merlin Development Company: 1962 (1 letter)

Merrick, Barbara: 1975 (1 letter)

Meyer, Fleur Cowler: 1968 (1 letter)

Miller, Dorothy (Museum of Modern Art): 1952-1977 (8 letters)

Moore Dry Dock Company: 1942 (2 letters)

Murphy, Jack W. and Dori (owners of some of Spohn's work): 1951-1976 (7 letters)

Mygatt, Tony: 1954 (1 letter)

National Collection of Fine Arts: 1977 (1 letter)

Neininger, Urban and Jeanne: 1950-1976 (48 letters)

New Mexico Highlands University: 1958-1969 (3 letters)

New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery: 1952-1957 (3 letters)

New Mexico: University of New Mexico at Albuquerque: 1957-1970 (2 letters)

New York City Transit Authority: 1962-1963 (2 letters)

New York Saucer Information Bureau: 1962-1965 (2 letters)

New York University: 1958-1960 (3 letters)

Oakland Museum (Terry St. John): 1970-1977 (33 letters)

O'Connor, Francis V.: 1979 (1 letter)

Ohio State University: 1958 (1 letter)

Oldfield, Otis: 1942 (1 letter of recommendation for Spohn for Albert M. Bender Grants-in-Aid)

Olmsted, Frederick: 1943 (1 letter)

Oregon: University of Oregon: 1974-1975 (2 letters)

Ortman, George: 1964 (2 letters)

Otto, Curtis, Roberta, and Adrienne: 1957 (1 letter)

Oxford University Press: 1949 (1 letter)

Parrett, Fred C.: undated and 1954 (2 letters)

Peale, Norman Vincent (office of): 1975 (1 letter)

Pepsi-Cola Annual Art Competition: 1947 (2 letters)

Peterson, Arline? and Pete: 1955-1957 (2 letters)

Petrovo, Miriam: 1961-1971 (11 letters)

Pitney, Peggy and Ed: 1948 (1 letter)

Queens College: 1958 (2 letters)

Ramsay, Anna R.: 1954 (1 letter)

Rankine, Vivie (Mrs. Paul Scott Rankine): 1964-1981 (5 letters)

Remington, Deborah: 1963 (1 letter)

Reminick, Harry: 1954 (1 letter)

Reynal, Jeanne: 1941 (an invitation to a reception for Arshile Gorky) and 1952 (1 letter)

Ribak, Louis and Bea: 1954-1976 (5 letters)

Richards, Tally: 1971-1980 (5 letters)

Ridiman, Bob: 1963-1970 (4 letters)

Rogoway, Marjorie and Rog: undated and 1953-1968 (15 letters)

Rosebury, Amy and Ted: 1954 (1 letter)

Rosen, Michael: 1970-1974 (4 letters)

Roswell Museum and Art Center: 1977-1978 (6 letters)

Rothko Foundation: 1971-1975 (4 letters)

Rothko, Mark and Mell: 1946-1958 (8 letters)

Rusnell, Wesley: 1972-1979 (13 letters)

Sachs Gallery: undated and 1968 (2 letters)

St. John's College: 1969 (1 letter)

Salzer, Oscar: 1955 (1 letter)

Sanders, Una and John: 1975-1977 (6 letters)

Sands, Louis: 1948 (1 letter)

San Francisco Art Association: 1939-1955 (19 letters)

San Francisco Museum of Art: 1949-1977 (18 letters)

Saxe, Suzanne: 1972-1973 (2 letters)

Scarpitta, Pat and Sal: 1968 (1 letter)

Schneiderwirth, Joan (friend of Ed Corbett): 1955 (1 letter)

School of Visual Arts: 1964-1970 (86 letters)

Schubart, Pauline: 1950 (1 letter)

Shoemaker, Peter (former student of Spohn): 1955-1958 (5 letters)

Shiras, Mary: 1958-1965 (10 letters)

Sihvonen, Oli: 1953-1977 (66 letters)

Slivka, David: 1954 (1 letter)

Smith, Hassel: 1948 (1 letter)

Spoerri, John: 1965-1977 (10 letters)

Stables Art Gallery (Leone Kahl, director): 1956-1965 (14 letters)

Stanford University: 1946 (1 letter)

Stephens, Dick and Carolyn: 1960-1965 (3 letters)

Stevens: Arthur Stevens Book Club: 1968 (1 letter)

Still, Clyfford: 1948-1968 (28 letters, including one dated Nov 1950 to Ed Corbett, and one dated Nov 29, 1963 enclosing a hand-drawn map to Still's home)

Strehler, Allen (Sociologist): 1954 (1 letter)

Summers, Al: 1952 (1 letter)

Sutcliffe, Jennifer (beautiful English girl who passed through Taos with Ann Cumming): 1956 (2 letters)

Sznajderman, Marius: 1967 (1 letter)

Taggart, Bill, Sandy, and Sean: 1968 (1 letter)

Taos Artist's Association (Taos Art Association): 1956-1964 (6 letters)

Taos Realty: 1968-1969 (3 letters)

Tatarsky, Hy and Muriel: 1952-1957 (2 letters)

Tatarsky, Stephanie: 1963-1964 (7 letters)

Taylor, Gene: 1925 (letter of introduction to Erskine Gwynne)

Temianka, Henri: 1941 (1 letter)

Tensan, Keith and Gene: 1957 (1 letter)

Terrain Gallery: 1960 (1 letter)

Terry Art Institute: 1951-1952 (7 letters)

Third Street Gallery (Helen Kaye, Director): 1950 (1 letter)

Thomas, Corine (owner of a Spohn painting): 1954-1957 (7 letters)

Tirana, Rosamond: undated and 1958-1962 (10 letters); see Corbett, Edward for additional letters

Van Duren, Allan and Betsy: 1953 (1 letter)

Van Ingen, Pat: 1973 (2 letters)

Varda, Yantoo?: 1949 (1 letter)

Visual Arts Gallery: 1967 (2 letters)

Vollmer, George A.: 1945-1948 (3 letters)

Von Herberg, Charlotte: 1950-1958 (2 letters)

Wakefield, Ruth Cravath: 1943 (1 letter of recommendation for Spohn)

Wandell, Walt and Doreen: 1958 (1 letter)

Wasley, Emily (aunt) and Sarah Rhoads (cousin): 1946-1955 (14 letters)

Wehrer, Anne: 1974 (1 letter)

Whaley, Bill: 1974 (1 letter)

White, Minor: 1963 (1 letter)

Who's Who In American Art: 1952-1969 (5 letters)

Who's Who In The Midwest: 1959 (1 letter)

Who's Who In The West: 1959 (1 letter)

Willard, Charlotte: 1960-1967 (3 letters)

Williams, Matilda A.: 1958 (1 letter)

Wilmans, Margery and Steve: 1974 (1 letter)

Winston, James W.: 1941 (1 letter)

Wise: Howard Wise Gallery: 1962 (1 letter)

Woelffer, Emerson and Diana: 1955-1958 (5 letters)

Wood, Ralph: 1960-1970 (5 letters)

Wright, Dorothy: 1926 (1 letter)

Wurlitzer: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation: 1954-1957 (3 letters)

Young-Hunter, Mrs. John: 1959 (1 letter)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unfilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Clay Spohn Papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk 1890-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.spohclay, Subseries 2.2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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O'Connor, Francis V.

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957, 1964-1980, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers / Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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GSA Artists' Employment History Records

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1973
Scope and Contents:
Files are of artists, Index of American Design personnel, teachers, administrators, and supervisors employed by the FAP, TRAP, and Treasury Section divisions. These employment forms were made for O'Connor's FSVA project by the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The records were compiled from microfilmed employment records and represent an effort to create a complete list of New York WPA artists and administrators. Files of individual names contain additional material on artists including original research notes, resumes, correspondence, and printed material. Printouts of employment transcript data are also included.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic media with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own. 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.
Collection Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.oconfran, Subseries 1.3
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Francis V. O'Connor papers
Francis V. O'Connor papers / Series 1: NCFA Library
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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C-Ch

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1967
Scope and Contents:
Forms for the following artists: Cabanaugh, John; Coloenesco, Aurelio; Campbell, Blendon; Campbell, Rollington; Campton, James S.; Campton, Louis S.; Candell, Victor; Capaldo, Ernest; Capelli, Giancinto; Carano, Vincent; Carles, Jeanne; Carlomango, William; Carlotte, Ida; Carman, Albert; Carney, Wilfred (William); Carpenter, Margaret; Cartier, Ferdinand; Cary, Lucian; Cassell, Lillian M.; Castaing, Camille; Cavalito, Albina (Cavallito, Albino); Cedarquist, Arthur; Celetano, Daniel; Cerney, George; Chalman, Walter V.; Chaney, Ruth; Charlot, Jean; Chase, Ethel; Chavez, Edward A.; Chernoff, Vadim; Chianese, Ralph; Choate, F.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic media with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own. 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.
Collection Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis V. O'Connor papers
Francis V. O'Connor papers / Series 1: NCFA Library / 1.3: GSA Artists' Employment History Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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