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Topic:
Archives of American Art Journal (Serial)
Creator::
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1954-1985, with related records from 1917
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of the correspondence of Edgar P. Richardson, Director, 1954-1964; his successor, William E. Woolfenden, 1964-1983; Richard N. Murray, 1983- , and other staff members; minutes and records of the Board of Trustees; manuscripts, correspondence, and other records of the Archives of American Art Journal; and the files of various projects in which the Archives participated. These include the correspondence of Sandra J. Levy, area director for the Texas project, 1979-1985; correspondence of Sharyn Udall, AAA representative, for the Southwest Project, 1969-1975; correspondence of Paul Cumming, Boston area office; and records related to the Treasury Relief Art Project and other Depression-era relief programs for artists, surveyed and filmed in 1963-1964. Correspondents include William E. Woolfenden, Edgar P. Richardson, Garnett McCoy, Sharyn Udall, Sandra J. Levy, Paul Cumming, Richard J. Nicastro, Sylvia Loomis, Gilbert H. Kinney, Regina Soria, and Eloise Spaeth.
Historical Note:
The Archives of American Art (AAA) was founded as an independent non-profit corporation in 1954. Edgar P. Richardson, then Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and businessman and art collector Lawrence Fleishman were its founders. AAA originally focused on collecting and microfilming information documenting artists' lives and careers as reflected in the records of museums, galleries, family members, and collectors. Subsequently the Archives broadened its interests to include the visual arts in America from the eighteenth century to the present day.

From its founding in 1954 until 1960 the AAA operated from Detroit, headquartered at the Detroit Institute of Arts, but independently supported by gifts and grants. In 1960 the Archives moved its headquarters to New York City, retaining an office in Detroit. In 1963 the AAA opened a field office in Rome in order to tap the records of American artists' work in Rome and in Italy generally. In 1970 the AAA became a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1970-1971 field offices were established in Boston and San Francisco, and in 1984 in San Marino, California.

Edgar P. Richardson, the first Director, had many other commitments, especially to his work at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Increasingly, most duties fell to the Assistant Director, William E. Woolfenden, who served in that capacity from 1960 until 1964, when he officially became Director. Woolfenden remained Director until 1983, when he was succeeded by Richard N. Murray.
Restrictions:
Boxes 3-6 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 401, Archives of American Art, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 401
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0401

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

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

Treasury Department Art Projects : painting and sculpture for federal buildings, November seventeen to December thirteen, nineteen hundred thirty-six, Corcoran Gallery of Art / introduction by Forbes Watson, 1936

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5929
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208761
AAA_collcode_treareli
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208761

Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk 1912-1972

Creator:
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Subject:
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Rosenfeld, Paul  Search this
Weston, Faith  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Studio House (Phillips Memorial Gallery)  Search this
Adirondack Trail Improvement Society  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
International Association of Art. United States Committee  Search this
Food for Freedom, Inc.  Search this
Harvard Lampoon (Organization)  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA). Americans-in-Britain Outpost  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
National Council on the Arts and Government  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Notes
Etchings
Speeches
Articles
Postcards
Poems
Woodcuts
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Glass negatives
Lantern slides
Copper plates
Place:
Adirondack Mountain Reserve (N.Y.)
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211542
AAA_collcode_westharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211542
Online Media:

James Milford Zornes papers, 1934-1954

Creator:
Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211653
AAA_collcode_zornjame
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211653

Treasury Relief Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1935-1939

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212176
AAA_collcode_treareap
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212176

Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence, 1934-1943

Creator:
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
United States  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212177
AAA_collcode_unstpbad
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212177

Oral history interview with Paul Sample, 1971 October 10

Interviewee:
Sample, Paul Starrett, 1896-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13224
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213061
AAA_collcode_sample71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213061

Oral history interview with Margaret T. Bruce, 1963 October 11

Interviewee:
Bruce, Margaret T.  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12848
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213330
AAA_collcode_bruce63
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213330

Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 April 23

Interviewee:
Adams, Kenneth M., 1897-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico  Search this
Public art -- New Mexico  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213341
AAA_collcode_adams64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213341
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Chavez, 1964 November 5

Interviewee:
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213362
AAA_collcode_chavez64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213362
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Boris Gilbertson, 1964 June 25

Interviewee:
Gilbertson, Boris, 1907-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Animal sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213486
AAA_collcode_gilber64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213486

Oral history interview with Marion Greenwood, 1964 Jan. 31

Interviewee:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11871
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213496
AAA_collcode_greenw64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213496
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27

Interviewee:
FitzGerald, James Herbert, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12432
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213585
AAA_collcode_fitzge65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213585
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Grace Greenwood, 1965 Jan 29

Interviewee:
Greenwood, Grace, 1905-  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11861
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216474
AAA_collcode_greenw65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216474

William C. Palmer papers, 1933-1978

Creator:
Palmer, William C. (William Charles), 1906-1987  Search this
Federal Art Project (Iowa)  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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7241
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209389
AAA_collcode_palmwill
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209389

Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977

Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
United States  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209813
AAA_collcode_kapljose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209813
Online Media:

Albert Kotin papers, 1935-1977

Creator:
Kotin, Albert, 1907-1980  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209938
AAA_collcode_kotialbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209938

Karal Marling papers, 1932-1973

Creator:
Marling, Karal Ann, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Eckhardt, Edris  Search this
McVey, William Mozart  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
History  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211264
AAA_collcode_marlkara
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211264

Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1933-1934

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

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