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Renee Prahar papers

Creator:
Prahar, Renee, 1880-1962  Search this
Names:
American Women's Association  Search this
Kingore Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Arens, Egmont, 1889-1966  Search this
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962  Search this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1938
Scope and Contents:
An award; a few letters; writings; printed material and photographs relating to Prahar's work as a sculptor, and to a lesser degree, her work as a stage actress.
Included are: an award, 1917; four letters received, from Georgette Leblewe, undated, Beatrice Mansfield, 1912 and 1938, and Doug Rogers, 1931, regarding Prahar's commission for the American Women's Association medal; an article by Prahar, "The Real Rodin," in The Chronicle, 1918; a typescript of a lecture delivered by Prahar, "Personality in Sculpture"; press releases and price lists regarding her exhibition at the Kingore Galleries, 1922; clippings on Prahar, 1915-1923 and an article on her from the French publication La Revue Moderne, 1914; exhibition catalogs for Prahar's shows at the Kingore Galleries, 1922 (cover design by Egmont Arens and introduction by Henry McBride), the Salons of America, 1923, and the Art Alliance of Philadelphia, 1928;
a handmade price list for a Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, 1931; ca. 70 photographs, mainly of Prahar's work, a few of her in costume and her installation at the Kingore Galleries, 1922; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, actress; New York, N.Y. Renee (Irene) Prahar was a stage actress with the Richard Mansfield Co. before studying sculpture in Paris with Bourdelle, Malliol, Rodin and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. She worked in marble, metal, and wood, and designed complete room decorations for wealthy New Yorkers and portrait busts of many famous people of the period.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Connecticut College Archives through Catherine Phinizy.
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:
Medalists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.prahrene
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a957ff19-2f57-4f92-a2dc-c23b5ea6d2aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prahrene

Salons of America exhibit at the Anderson Galleries

Photographer:
Ording, C.  Search this
Ording, C.  Search this
Subject:
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1922 or 1923
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9118
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9118
Online Media:

Photograph of Wood Gaylor, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, and others at the opening of Salons of America exhibition

Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1935
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22300
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22300
Online Media:

Portrait of Wood Gaylor

Subject:
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
19--
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22303
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Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22303
Online Media:

Installation of the twelfth annual Salons of America exhibition

Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1934
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12008
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12008
Online Media:

Renee Prahar papers, 1912-1938

Creator:
Prahar, Renee, 1880-1962  Search this
Prahar, Renee, 1880-1962  Search this
Subject:
Rodin, Auguste  Search this
Arens, Egmont  Search this
McBride, Henry  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
American Women's Association  Search this
Kingore Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10800
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214522
AAA_collcode_prahrene
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214522

Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]

Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
David, Hermine  Search this
Dos Passos, John  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron)  Search this
Osborn, Frank C.  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett)  Search this
Frost, John  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Howland, Isabella  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Lawson, John Howard  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Mager, Gus  Search this
Newton, Alice  Search this
Strater, Henry  Search this
Schack, William  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Quill  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210366
AAA_collcode_gaylwood
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210366

H. Wade White papers, 1934-1970

Creator:
White, H. Wade  Search this
White, H. Wade  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Connecticut  Search this
Theme:
Publications  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10125
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213031
AAA_collcode_whith
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213031

Mildred Baker papers, 1882

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Subject:
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Weiss, Adolph  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208682
AAA_collcode_bakemild
Theme:
Art Market
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208682
Online Media:

H. Wade White papers

Creator:
White, H. Wade  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1970
Scope and Contents:
Two exhibition catalogs, NEW YORK NO-JURY EXHIBITION OF THE SALONS OF AMERICA, INC., and EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY ELSIE ROWLAND CHASE; a booklet of cartoons by Tom Chase; and a copy of the HARVARD LIBRARY BULLETIN containing an article by White, "19th Century American Sculpture at Harvard: A Glance at the Collection."
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian(?); Connecticut.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 by H. Wade White.
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:
Cartoonists  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Connecticut  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.whith
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9214c7c82-975f-404c-b863-0c9f495138e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whith

Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers

Topic:
Quill
Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Artists Coordination Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Coady, Robert J., 1881-1921  Search this
David, Hermine, 1886-1971  Search this
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928  Search this
Frost, John, 1890-1937  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968  Search this
Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Howland, Isabella, 1895-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947  Search this
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970  Search this
Lawson, John Howard, 1894-  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Mager, Gus, 1878-  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron), 1885-1934  Search this
Newton, Alice  Search this
Osborn, Frank C., b. 1887  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Schack, William, b. 1898  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Strater, Henry, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
2.56 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1866-[circa 1986]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, journals, notebooks, address books, business records, writings, sketchbooks, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, photographs, and subject files relating to the artistic careers of Wood Gaylor and Adelaide Lawson, to Gaylor's work as a fashion pattern desiger, and, more broadly, to the New York art scene from the 1913 Armory Show through the 1930s.
Included are reminiscences and biographical documents; letters and postcards, some illustrated, from family, friends, artists, galleries, museums, and art organizations; letters of condolence to Adelaide upon Gaylor's death and letters to her concerning his work; original holiday and greeting cards to the Gaylors; a page from Wood's 1952 journal recording names of people attending Kenneth Hayes Miller's funeral and journals kept by Adelaide recording books read, plays attended, travels, and other activities, 1906, 1910 and 1915; a notebook kept by Gaylor regarding his work organizing the 1924 Women's Club exhibition in Jacksonville, Florida, listing artists (among them Pop Hart, Marsden Hartley, Picasso, and Kuniyoshi), titles, and prices of works shipped; business records, including receipts for Gaylor's work consigned or sold to the Downtown Gallery, 1929-1934, tax returns, and other business records, 1922-1979; writings by Wood, including speeches, lectures, and articles on American art and commercial patterns, scripts for New York radio station programs, 1932 and 1949, including a discussion with Salons of America members Alexander Brook, Robert Laurent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, David H. Morrison, and Peggy Bacon, 1932; writings by others, including 19 poems by Lillian Byrnes, the introduction to the Hamiliton Easter Field Memorial Exhibition catalog by Elsa Rogo, and an organizational memo for the Modern Artists of America with annotations by Wood; four sketchbooks by Wood, 1916, 1923, and undated, and four by Adelaide, 1920-1922 and undated, done while traveling through Europe; and loose sketches by Wood and Adelaide.
Also included are exhibition catalogs and announcements of Wood and Adelaide's group and one-person shows, among them the Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art, Friends of the Young Artists, 1915, Thumb Box Gallery, 1916, the MacDowell Club, 1918, the Dialis at the Civic Club Gallery, 1922, the Colony Club, 1922, Gallery 134 W. 4th, 1925, Downtown Gallery, 1930 and 1932, First Municipal Art Exhibition, Rockefeller Center, 1934, Kew Gardens Art Center, 1951, and the initial exhibition of the Museum of Art of Ogunquit, 1953; catalogs and announcements for other New York artists at Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio, 1917, Hamilton Easter Field Memorial Show at the American Art Galleries, 1922, Rockwell Kent at the M. Knoedler & Co., 1919, Walt Kuhn at the Grand Central Art Galleries, 1927, The Wanamaker Regional Art Exhibition, 1934, Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Municipal Art Galleries, 1939, Kenneth Hayes Miller Commemoration Exhibit at the Art Students League 1949, a hand lettered announcement for the sale of George Overbury "Pop" Hart's watercolors by the Junior Art Patrons of America, undated, and catalogs from exhibitions held at the Gaylor's Barn; newspaper and magazine clippings, mostly photocopies, 1910-1979; a book, "The Technique of Oil Paintings and other Essays" by Hamilton Easter Field, 1913, and issues of the Pagan, 1918 and the Quill, 1918, containing drawings by Wood; photographs, circa 1887-1977, of Wood, Adelaide, family, homes, friends, travel, exhibitions, works of art and works of art by others, including a photograph of Wood by Emil Ganso, of Adelaide in an art class, possibly at the Art Students League, of Adelaide's art classes at the Gaylor Barn, of Jules Pascin, Hermine L. David-Pascin, Gustaw Gwozdecki, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Katherine Schmidt-Shubert, Robert Laurent, Frank and Alice Osborn and David H. Morrison, the Armory Show, the Carnegie Institute International in Pittsburgh, and the construction and installation of the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection at the Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine; subject files containing, correspondence, business records, writings, printed material, and photographs, on: Samuel Hawk, 1877; Penguin Club, 1917-1919; Wood's trusteeship of the Jules Pascin Estate, 1930-1956; Salons of America, 1923-1953 (including a group photo of Fiorella La Guardia, Holger Cahill, Robert Laurent, David H. Morrison, and Wood from the 1935 exhibition opening at Rockefeller Center); Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation, 1930-1966; New York City Municipal Art Committee, 1934-1937; Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 1962-1963; and the New York Society of Women Artists, 1928-1976. The collection also contains biographical documents and correspondence of and relating to the Gaylor's daughter, Isabel Dale Gaylor.
Correspondents include Josephine Baker, Robert J. Coady, Evelyn Cutler, Margaret Di Silver, John and Betty Dos Passos, Hugo Gellert of the Artists Coordination Committee, Edith Halpert, Isabella Howland, Stefan Hirsch, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Robert Laurent, John Howard Lawson, Jonas Lie, Gus Mager, Alice Newton, William Schack, Henry Strater, and Dr. Martin G. Vorhaus among others.
One postcard July 1916, sent from Charleston, South Carolina, from Jules Pascin To Samuel Wood Gaylor.
A circa 100 page typescript of a record of reminiscences on Gaylor's early art career. This is one of 4 parts dictated by Gaylor in 1953. This recording was used as the basis for Jean Lipman's article "Wood Gaylor: Diary of the Carefree Years," published in Art In America, December 1963.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and lithographer Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957) was born in Stamford, Connecticut and studied at the National Academy of Design, New York, under Walt Kuhn. He exhibited at the Armory Show, the Penguin Club, and the Downtown Gallery and participated in many art organizations including the Kit-Kat Club, the Penguin Club, Modern Artists of America, American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. He served on the board for the Salons of America, the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation, the New York City Municipal Art Committee, and the Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine.
Provenance:
Material on reel D9 was donated in 1958 by T. J. McCormick. Material on reel D160 was donated in 1964 by Adelaide Lawson Gaylor. The remainder was donated in 1986 by the Gaylors' sons, Wynn L. and Randall Gaylor. 16 items, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor were donated in 2008 by Christine Oaklander in honor of Dr. William Innes Homer, Art Historian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. Oaklander purchased the letters from Wyn Gaylor. An additional 21 documents, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor, were donated in 2015 by Wynn Gaylor.
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.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gaylwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997c2632d-47a8-4d87-bbfe-fcd16920015f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gaylwood

Salons of America, Inc. Membership

Collection Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922
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:
Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Oscar Bluemner papers
Oscar Bluemner papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab05c3d1-5c82-4877-ab57-641aa37f2fd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blueosca-ref26

Mildred Baker papers

Creator:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Technical Services Laboratory (National Space Technology Laboratories)  Search this
United Federal Workers of America  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Weiss, Adolph, 1891-1971  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1882
1923-1997
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of arts administrator Mildred Baker measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923 to 1997. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings; files related to her work on the WPA Federal Art Project and other institutional art projects; printed material; photographs of Baker; and photographs and papers related to the work of her husband, Jacob Baker, who also administered programs for the WPA.

Biographical materials include birth and award certificates, curriculum vitae, divorce documents, an oral history transcript, and genealogical research and information on Baker's family, including her brother, the composer and bassoonist Adolph Weiss.

Correspondence is primarily with Baker's friends, business associates, researchers, and art institutions discussing personal relationships, research inquiries into the administration of the Federal Art Project, and loans and gifts of artwork to various institutions. The series includes Baker's responses to researcher requests regarding FAP exhibitions, programs, artists, and recollections of her fellow administrators.

Writings by Baker consist of reminiscences, 8 travel diaries, 3 essays, an exhibition catalog introduction, 4 lectures, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others consist of 4 essays on contemporary art and art administration.

Federal Art Project files include correspondence; artist and exhibition lists; memoranda and general information; reports; speeches; information and photographs related to regional art centers and black artists; printed material; and miscellaneous material related to the Index of American Design, Southern California Art Project, and the Technical Services Laboratory.

General project files include information for 4 exhibitions, including the 1934 First Municipal Art and Salon of America Exhibitions; reports and speeches for the Newark Museum; information on the commissioning of the New Jersey Council on the Arts; and member information from the Woman Pays Club.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, press releases, and a commercial recording of Alice Tully Hall.

Photographs are of Mildred Baker, including photos during her tenure at the Federal Art Project and Newark Museum. There is also a photograph of fellow FAP administrator Audrey McMahon.

Materials related to Jacob Baker include interview recordings and transcripts; personal correspondence with friends and business associates; writings and speeches; information related to Baker's work for the United Federal Workers of America; printed materials; and photographs of Baker.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1882, 1934-1990 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-1997 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940-1985 (17 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Federal Art Project, WPA, circa 1934-1953 (0.8 linear feet, Box 1-2)

Series 5: Project Files, 1934-1991 (0.4 linear feet, Box 2)

Series 6: General Printed Material, 1923-1996 (11 folders; Box 2-4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1934-1992 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 8: Jacob Baker, 1930-1975 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an arts administrator who worked in New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

Baker was born in Brooklyn, New York to composer and musician George Weiss and his wife Sophia Soennichsen, whose family were also musicians and writers. In 1925, while enrolled at the University of Rochester, she married the artist Ernest Holzhauer and together they moved to Europe for study and travel. In 1927, they returned to New York where Baker began working in administrative positions for the Van Diemen Galleries and the College Art Association. In 1934, she was hired by Holger Cahill to assist him in organizing Rockefeller Center's Salons of America Exhibition and First Municipal Art Exhibition. After the success of these shows, in 1935, Baker was hired as Cahill's assistant after he was selected to run the Federal Art Project for the Work Projects Administration in Washington, D.C.

While working for the Federal Art Project, Baker was appointed director of exhibitions and surveyed the work of over 100 art centers, organized over 500 traveling exhibitions, and managed the final allocation of artworks created for the FAP. In 1940, Baker divorced Mr. Holzhauer and married Jacob Baker, an economist and WPA administrator, union organizer, and a founder of the left-wing Vanguard Press, in 1947. After overseeing the closing of the Federal Art Project offices in Washington, Baker and her husband moved back to New York and became longtime residents of the Chelsea Hotel. Baker joined the staff of the Newark Museum in 1944, was promoted to assistant director in 1949, and to associate director in charge of exhibitions and programs from 1953 until her retirement in 1971.

In 1963, Baker was appointed by Governor Richard Hughes to the Commission to Study the Arts in New Jersey, and while serving as vice chairman, she oversaw the establishment of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, Women's City Club, Woman Pays Club, and American Association of Museums. Baker died on December 9, 1998.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Mildred Baker and the WPA Federal Art Project. There are two oral histories with Mildred Baker, one conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 21, 1963 and another by William Agee, July 22, 1965. There is also an oral history with Jacob Baker conducted by Harlan Phillips, September 25, 1963. Transcripts of the interviews conducted by Harlan Phillips are found within the collection. Collections related to the Federal Art Project include the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records and the Holger Cahill papers.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D110 including exhibition catalogs and clippings. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Mildred Baker donated her papers in several increments between 1971 and 1993. In 1999, the bulk of her papers were donated to the archives by Baker's estate executor, Patricia Haskell, some of which included materials that had been loaned for microfilming in 1963.
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
Mildred Baker papers, 1882, 1923-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bakemild
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Mildred Baker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995d2df1f-44a2-4c7a-8970-5f62cd4ac9cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bakemild

1922 Autumn Salon [Salons of America, Inc.]

Container:
Box 1, Folder 19, Item 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October 16-November 4, 1922
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection
Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection / Series 1: Art Exhibition Catalogs: A-C / Anderson Galleries, Park Ave. and 59th St., New York City
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6b601c0-1237-4b1c-a8f9-840c89ce14f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archamea-ref74

Group Shows, Other Locations, New York No-Jury Exhibition, Salons of America, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5600 (Box 57), Frame 826-935
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Downtown Gallery records
Downtown Gallery records / Series 3: Notebooks / 3.3: Publicity Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-downgall-ref1134

Modernism at the Salons of America 1922-1936 : [exhibition] October 19-December 8, 1995

Author:
Menconi, Susan E  Search this
York, Richard T  Search this
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.M63 R53 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634538

New York no-jury exhibition Salons of America, Inc. / sponsored by the Honorable Fiorello H. La Guardia

Author:
La Guardia, Fiorello H (Fiorello Henry) 1882-1947  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
[74] p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1934
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .S67 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637963

Spring salon, 1927, April 26th to May 14th, the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, inc

Title:
1927 spring salon
Author:
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1927
[1927]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .S67 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638040

The Salons of America, 1922-1936 / by Clark S. Marlor

Author:
Marlor, Clark S. 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Indexes
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.S34 M37 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426257

Modernism at the Salons of America, 1922-1936 : [exhibition] Richard York Gallery, October 19-December 8, 1995

Author:
Menconi, Susan E  Search this
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Salons of America, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.S34 M68 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490670

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