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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art

Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Names:
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991  Search this
Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.), 1908-  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Katz, Leo, 1887-1982  Search this
King, Roy E., 1903-  Search this
Kotin, Albert, 1907-1980  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E.  Search this
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Reisman, Philip, 1904-  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Walton, Marion, b. 1899  Search this
Extent:
5.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Date:
1931-1999
Summary:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research files on New Deal art are dated 1931-1999 and measure 5.8 linear feet. The research files document New Deal art projects and artists through some original correspondence with artists, printed material, interview transcripts, and several sound recordings of interviews with artists of the period. Subject files relate to WPA era art and art projects; many contain numerous photocopies of records from the Personnel Records Center and the U. S. Treasury Relief Arts Projects now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Scope and Content Note:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research files on New Deal art are dated 1931-1999 and measure 5.8 linear feet. The research files document New Deal art projects and artists through some original correspondence with artists, printed material, interview transcripts, and several sound recordings of interviews with artists of the period. Subject files relate to WPA era art and art projects; many contain numerous photocopies of records from the Personnel Records Center and the U. S. Treasury Relief Arts Projects now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The collection consists primarily of artists' files documenting the WPA, The National Personnel Records Center, the Public Art Preservation Committee, and the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project. Also found are lists of artists arranged by category, correspondence, transcripts of interviews, printed material, exhibition catalogs, monographs, photographs, slides, and sound recordings. Among the artists are: Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Ilya Bolotowsky, Louis Bouche, James Brooks, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Minna Citron, Robert Cronbach, Hugo Gellert, Adloph Gottlieb, Leo Katz, Roy King, Albert Kotin, Edward Lanning, Ethel Magafan, William Palmer, Anton Refregier, Philip Reisman, Lincoln Rothschild, Joseph Solman, Harry Sternberg, Stuyvesant Van Veen, and Marion Walton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1931-1999 (Boxes 1-5, 7, OV 8-10; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1999 (Boxes 5, 7, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1977-1989 (Box 5; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Sound Recordings, 1974-1976 (Boxes 5-6; 0.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Art historians Marlene Park and husband Gerald E. Markowitz conducted research on New Deal art projects. Their work resulted in an exhibition "New Deal for Art: The Government Projects of the 1930's with Examples from New York City and State" (1977) and a catalog with the same title. 7), and a book, Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal (1984). Both were on the faculty of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Marlene Park served on the Public Art Preservation Committee from 1979-1982.
Related Materials:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz Papers (Federal Arts Projects Research Materials) is located at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum.
Provenance:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art were donated to the Archives in 1999 by art historians Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Citation:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research material on New Deal art, circa 1974-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parkmarl
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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parkmarl

Oral history interview with William C. Palmer

Interviewee:
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Museum of Art  Search this
Extent:
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 Aug. 5-1981 Aug. 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William C. Palmer conducted 1980 Aug. 5-1981 Aug. 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Palmer speaks of his training at the Art Students League during the 1920s; his study of fresco painting in France; his exhibitions at Midtown Galleries since 1932; his WPA murals in New York City and Washington, D.C.; and his directorship of the School of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, N.Y. He also discusses his painting style.
Biographical / Historical:
William C. Palmer (1906-1987) was a painter, mural painter, and educator from Iowa and New York.
General:
Originally recorded 2 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 57 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Educators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.palmer80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-palmer80

Oral history interview with William C. Palmer

Interviewee:
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William C. Palmer conducted 1965 June 12, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Palmer speaks of his background and education; studying at the Art Students League; his development as a muralist; his affiliation with the Midtown Galleries; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; and his opinions about the WPA.
Biographical / Historical:
William C. Palmer (1906-1987) was a painter and mural painter from Iowa and New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 19 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:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.palmer65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-palmer65

William C. Palmer papers

Creator:
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Federal Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief 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
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((partially filmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and financial records.
Unmicrofilmed material: Correspondence regarding Palmer's commissions with the Federal Art Project, Public Works of Art Project, and the Treasury Relief Art Project; an essay by Palmer on gesso painting; financial records; contracts; clippings; photographs of Palmer's murals; and 9 panels entitled "Qualities that Developed the Middle West", submitted to the Section of Fine Arts as entries for the St. Louis Post Office competition, 1939.
Reel 290: Correspondence, financial records; contracts; and printed material emanating from Palmer's mural assignments for the FAP, PWAP, and the Section.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, muralist, educator; Clinton, New York Worked for the federal government on the Federal Art Project in Iowa, for the Public Works of Art Project in New York, and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts. Artist-in-residence at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
Provenance:
Material on reel 290 lent for microfilming, lender unknown; unmicrofilmed material donated 1981 by Joseph C. Palmer.
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:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Public art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.palmwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-palmwill

Louise Marianetti papers, bulk 1942-1960

Creator:
Marianetti, Louise E., 1916-2009  Search this
Names:
Marianetti, Caesar  Search this
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1960
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Louise E. Marianetti measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1960. Included are five illustrated letters from Marianetti to her brother Caesar, 1942; notes from her art studies, particularly about materials and the methods of William C. Palmer; published instructional manuals for drawing, painting in watercolor, preparing canvas, glues for sizing linen, and lettering (1913); price lists for paints and frames; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Louise E. Marianetti (1916-2009) was a painter from North Providence, Rhode Island.
Provenance:
Donated 2017 by the Louise E. Marianetti estate via Louise M. Pezzullo, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Lettering -- Technique  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mariloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mariloui

Albert Pels papers

Creator:
Pels, Albert  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  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
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Palmer, William, 1906-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet ((600 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1931-1946]
Scope and Contents:
A resume; personal and business correspondence; financial receipts; correspondence with the Treasury Department regarding murals painted by Pels in Wilmington, De. and Normal, Ill. for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression; ca. 450 sketches of street scenes, figures, and mural studies for government murals; signatures and notes from Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Palmer; photographs of Pels and his work; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings, announcements, and letters.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art school administrator; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, N.Y. Born May 7, 1910; died 1998. Painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of the Treasury government work-relief art projects.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Albert Pels.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Normal  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.pelsalbe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pelsalbe

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