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Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960, bulk 1932-1942

Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Subject:
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Stein, Leo  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Place:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960, bulk 1932-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7264
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209415
AAA_collcode_brucedwa
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209415
Online Media:

Dorothy Collins papers, 1939-1942

Creator:
Collins, Dorothy, 1893-  Search this
Subject:
Hardy, Merlin C.  Search this
Lehman, Carlton  Search this
Overmyer, Grace  Search this
Stackpole, Adele  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Kerr, Florence  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Citation:
Dorothy Collins papers, 1939-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7491
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209650
AAA_collcode_colldoro
Theme:
Women
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209650

Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979

Creator:
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955  Search this
Subject:
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Mozley, Loren  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
Russell Vernon Hunter papers, 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209989
AAA_collcode_huntruss
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209989

David S. Osborn papers relating to the Federal art project in California, 1956

Creator:
Osborn, David S.  Search this
Subject:
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Citation:
David S. Osborn papers relating to the Federal art project in California, 1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9819
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212279
AAA_collcode_osbodavi
Theme:
New Deal
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212279

Glenn Wessels typescripts, [ca. 1935-1945]

Creator:
Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony), 1895-1982  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Glenn Wessels typescripts, [ca. 1935-1945]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9820
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212280
AAA_collcode_wessglet
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212280

Marian Simpson clippings and photographs, 1934-1958

Creator:
Simpson, Marian, 1899-1978  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Citation:
Marian Simpson clippings and photographs, 1934-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212282
AAA_collcode_simpmari
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212282

The WPA Federal art project : its contribution to the American people / by Fanny Bowles Vanderkooi, 1940 May

Creator:
Vanderkooi, Fanny Bowles  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Citation:
The WPA Federal art project : its contribution to the American people / by Fanny Bowles Vanderkooi, 1940 May. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9829
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212294
AAA_collcode_vandfann
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212294

PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) records, 1934-1964

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Strong, Ray  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Citation:
PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) records, 1934-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212295
AAA_collcode_publwoca
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212295

Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project, 1938-1941

Creator:
Painter, Arthur  Search this
Subject:
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner  Search this
Forbes, Helen  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
United States Information Service  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Citation:
Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project, 1938-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212330
AAA_collcode_painarth
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212330

Charles Howard papers, [ca. 1940]

Creator:
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Citation:
Charles Howard papers, [ca. 1940]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9848
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212343
AAA_collcode_howachar
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212343

California art research / Gene Hailey, editor, 1936-1937

Creator:
California Art Research Project  Search this
Subject:
Abdy, Rowena Meeks  Search this
Aitken, Robert  Search this
Albright, Gertrude Partington  Search this
Albright, Hermann Oliver  Search this
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Atkins, Arthur  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Berlandina, Jane  Search this
Bethers, Ray  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Boynton, Ray Scepter  Search this
Bremer, Anne  Search this
Breuer, Henry Joseph  Search this
Bruton, Margaret  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Cadenasso, Giuseppe  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Chin, Chee  Search this
Cravath, Ruth  Search this
Cummings, M. Earl  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo  Search this
Dickman, Charles John  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Forbes, Helen  Search this
Fortune, Ephemia Charlton  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Grant, Charles Henry  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl)  Search this
Hansen, Herman W.  Search this
Hesthal, William  Search this
Hill, Thomas  Search this
Hobart, Clark  Search this
Howard, Charles  Search this
Howard, John Galen  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Jorgensen, Christian  Search this
Joullin, Amedee  Search this
Keith, William  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Mackey, Spencer  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Mathews, Arthur Frank  Search this
McComas, Francis John  Search this
Mora, Joseph Jacinto  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Nahl, Arthur Charles  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian  Search this
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Nahl, Virgil Theodore  Search this
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Pommer, Julius  Search this
Poole, Horatio Nelson  Search this
Post, George  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner  Search this
Puccinelli, Raimondo  Search this
Putnam, Arthur  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Raphael, Joseph  Search this
Rexroth, AndrĂ©, Mrs.  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis  Search this
Rix, Julian  Search this
Robinson, Charles Dorman  Search this
Rosenthal, Toby Edward  Search this
Sandona, Matteo  Search this
Sargeant, Geneve Rixford  Search this
Scherbakoff, Sergey John  Search this
Schnier, Jacques  Search this
Sekido, Yoshida  Search this
Sheridan, Joseph Marsh  Search this
Sparks, Will  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Tavernier, Jules  Search this
Tilden, Douglas  Search this
Tojetti, Domenico  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus  Search this
Williams, Virgil Macey  Search this
Withrow, Evelyn Almond  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Hailey, Gene  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Citation:
California art research / Gene Hailey, editor, 1936-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212370
AAA_collcode_caliarp
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212370

Photographs relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project, circa 1937-1941

Creator:
Perret, Ferdinand, 1888-1960  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Photographs relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project, circa 1937-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Photographs  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21739
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215536
AAA_collcode_perrferd1
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215536

Roy Emerson Stryker collection, 1932-1964

Creator:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Subject:
Vachon, John  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Steinbeck, John  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Roy Emerson Stryker collection, 1932-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305729
AAA_collcode_stryroy
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305729

Edward Bruce papers

Creator:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Place:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1902-1960
bulk 1932-1942
Summary:
The Edward Bruce papers measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1902 to 1960, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1942. The collection documents Bruce's work as an artist, art collector, exhibition juror, and federal government art administrator, particularly his tenure as Director of the U. S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. Well over one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence with artists, art collectors and dealers, arts associations, galleries, and government officials, including President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Scope and Content Note:
The Edward Bruce papers measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1902 to 1960, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932 to 1942. The collection documents Bruce's work as an artist, art collector, exhibition juror, and federal government art administrator, particularly his tenure as Director of the U. S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. Well over one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence with many notable artists and government officials. Also found is scattered biographical material, office diaries and speeches, personal financial material, printed material, four scrapbooks, and photographs.

A small amount of biographical material includes birth records and many awards and certificates. Bruce's correspondence files comprise over half of this collection, containing correspondence with family, friends, artists, art organizations, political figures, museums, art galleries, and government agencies. Found within the files is extensive correspondence with friend and art critic Leo Stein and artist friend Maurice Sterne. Additional artists Bruce corresponded with include George Biddle, Adrian Dornbush, and Olin Dows. Also included is correspondence documenting his career as Chief of the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts with government colleagues and officials, much of it concerning his role on various federal arts committees, including the Commission of Fine Arts. There is also extensive correspondence with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt concerning federal and public art projects.

Writings include office diaries and notebooks containing notes, addresses, lists of Section of Fine Arts projects, and dated work entries. There are copies of numerous written speeches given by Bruce on the importance of art, public art projects, and political issues. Financial material consists of a small number of items documenting Bruce's financial activity such as tax and insurance records, bills, a cash book, and house leases. Printed material documents Edward Bruce's career as an artist and federal arts projects and programs. Found are news clippings and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, brochures, bulletins from the Section of Fine Arts, published speeches, and miscellaneous publications. Four scrapbooks contain news clippings, letters, photographs, and other printed material highlighting Bruce's career.

Extensive photographs include photographs of Bruce's artwork, portraits of Bruce, the Bruces with family and with friends and at many special events, including an NBC radio broadcast and at an exhibition with Eleanor Roosevelt. There are also photographs taken by Bruce during his travels and while living in Anticoli Carrado, Italy.
Arrangement:
The Edward Bruce collection is arranged into 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1904-1938 (Box 1, OV 11; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1921-1957 (Boxes 1-6; 5.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1931-1942 (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial Material, circa 1909-1913, circa 1928-1943(Box 6, 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1919, circa 1926-1943, 1960 (Box 7, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1922-1941 (Box 7-8; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1902-1943 (Box 7, 9-10; 1.0 linear foot)

Although the collection no longer matches the exact filmed order, large groups of materials have been maintained in film order, particularly the correspondence. Microfilm reel and frame number notations are provided at the folder level when known.
Biographical Note:
Edward Bruce was born in 1879 in Dover Plains, New York. Though he enjoyed painting at a young age, he pursued a career in law and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1904. He practiced law in New York and in Manila, Philippines and was actively involved in international issues. He became president of the Pacific Development Corporation of California, was a lobbyist for the Philippine Independence Bill, and, in 1933, attended the London Economic Conference as a silver expert.

In 1923 Bruce gave up his career in law and business and began to paint, particularly landscapes. He and his wife Peggy spent the next six years in Anticoli Carrado, Italy where he studied painting from his friend and fellow artist Maurice Sterne. Bruce returned to the United States in 1929 and settled in California, exhibiting his artwork to much public and critical praise. In addition, Bruce was an avid collector of Chinese art.

In 1933 Bruce was appointed Chief of the newly established Public Works of Art Project, a federal government New Deal program within the U.S. Treasury Department, that employed artists to decorate numerous public buildings and parks. Though this federal program lasted less than a year, Bruce worked with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., to establish the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture in 1934 - later renamed the Section of Fine Arts in 1938. Bruce was appointed Director of the department and played a primary role in securing federal government support for American artists. In 1940 he was appointed to the Commission of Fine Arts by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Bruce received many honors and awards during his lifetime both for his work as an artist and for his capable and dedicated administration of federal arts programs. Despite poor health, he continued his work for the Section of Fine Arts until shortly before his death in 1943.
Related Material:
Other resources in the Archives relating to Edward Bruce include an oral history interview with Margaret (Peggy) Bruce on October 11, 1963 conducted by Harlan Phillips. Miscellaneous Manuscript Collections include one file of material, 1933-1960, concerning Edward Bruce that was donated by the U.S. General Services Administration in 1986 and microfilmed on reel 3960.

Also available at the Archives are two collections of records loaned by the U.S. National Archives from their Public Buildings Administration records and the records of the Public Works of Art Project for microfilming by the Archives. Microfilm reels DC1-DC 13 and DC116-DC128 contain Edward Bruce's files and correspondence, respectively.
Separated Material:
A book Art in Federal Buildings by Forbes Watson and Edward Bruce was donated to AAA with Bruce's papers and microfilmed with the rest of collection on Microfilm Reel D91-D92, and then transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library.
Provenance:
The Edward Bruce papers were donated by Margaret (Peggy) Bruce, Edward Bruce's wife, in 1962. Additional printed material, financial records, and photographs of artwork were donated by Mrs. Bruce's niece, Maria Ealand in 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. The collection is partially microfilmed. Use of material not microfilmed 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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960 (bulk 1932-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brucedwa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974a5ae73-b9a3-4cce-a3ec-77c07cc1ce18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brucedwa
Online Media:

The WPA Federal art project : its contribution to the American people / by Fanny Bowles Vanderkooi

Creator:
Vanderkooi, Fanny Bowles  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Date:
1940 May
Scope and Contents:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, May 1940, concerning the effect of the Federal Art Project on the American people.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, Los Angeles, California. Federal Art Project was a federally aided art project during the Depression initiated under Roosevelt's New Deal project.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vandfann
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw912fa6aac-cfbc-42b8-bf7e-01d6cd09f91f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vandfann

Russell Vernon Hunter papers

Creator:
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Mozley, Loren, 1905-  Search this
Mozley, Loren, 1905-  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Extent:
420 Items ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Date:
1923-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical data; correspondence; sketches; exhibition materials; photographs; clippings; and press releases.
Reels 3028-3030: Biographical data; correspondence with Ernest Blumenschein, Adolf Dehn, Loren Mozley, Georgia O'Keeffe and others; a transcript of an interview with Hunter's widow, Virginia Hunter Ewing, Janaury 7, 1964, regarding Hunter's tenure as State Director for the Federal Art Program of WPA in New Mexico; illustrated typescripts of Hunter's manuscripts; price lists and appraisals of his work; 4 undated sketchbooks of figure studies; annotated drawings of furniture, interior designs and mural studies; a scrapbook, 1925-1960, of newspaper clippings and other printed material; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings; photos of Hunter, his paintings and murals, and his interior design for the Officer's Club, Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico.
Reel NDA 1: Press clippings and a memorial bulletin from the Roswell Museum in New Mexico where he was an administrator.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, administrator and designer; Sante Fe, New Mexico. State director of the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration, a federally aided project to provide employment to artists during the Depression.
Provenance:
The lender, Mrs. Ewing, is the widow of Hunter. Material on reel NDA 1 lent by Mrs. Ewing.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico  Search this
Designers -- New Mexico  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.huntruss
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93beb0a5a-c613-4993-b0e7-237c8861c4cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huntruss

PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) records

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Strong, Ray, 1905-2006  Search this
Extent:
11 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Date:
1934-1964
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence of Walter Heil, regional director of PWAP, 1934; form letters from Edward Bruce, national director; and a typescript reminiscence of the PWAP and a letter from Ray Strong addressed to Mary McChesney and dated 1964.[Microfilm title, "Ray Strong"]
Biographical / Historical:
Federally funded art project of the Treasury Department initiated in order to provide jobs for unemployed artists during the Depression. Under the PWAP the country was divided into 16 regions each of which had its own director who answered to the national director in Washington, D.C. The PWAP was succeeded by the Section of Painting and Sculpture, which subsequently became the Section of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the M.H. De Young Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.publwoca
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96976178e-0249-4eed-8ea0-643dfa364f7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-publwoca

Rising in the West : the true story of an "Okie" family from the Great Depression through the Reagan years / Dan Morgan

Author:
Morgan, Dan 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Tatum family  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 532 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Oklahoma
California
Date:
1992
20th century
1933-1945
1945-
Topic:
Migration, Internal--History  Search this
Rural families--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
CT274.T39M67 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_432669

Dorothy Collins papers

Creator:
Collins, Dorothy, 1893-  Search this
Names:
Hardy, Merlin C., 1910-1984  Search this
Kerr, Florence  Search this
Lehman, Carlton, 1911-  Search this
Overmyer, Grace  Search this
Stackpole, Adele  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 35 items (on 2 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Date:
1939-1942
Scope and Contents:
Typescripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and building plans.
Reel NDA 10: Clippings, photographs, building plans, and blueprints relating to the mural decoration of Fort Ord, California, Enlisted Men's Club for the Federal Art Project by artists Carlton Lehman and Merlin Hardy; and a report from Florence Kerr and a document relating to work of the supervisors of WPA and FAP projects [The report and document are under the microfilm title Florence Kerr];
and a FAP publication, WPA GOVERNMENT AID DURING THE DEPRESSION TO PROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND OTHER SERVICE WORKERS, 1936, by Grace Overmyer [Microfilm title Grace Overmyer].
Reel NDA 14: Typescript of an article by Adele Stackpole, "Relief Again? What Will You Get for What They Give?" in which she is critical of the WPA; and CALIFORNIA'S MEDICAL STORY IN FRESNO, anon., 1939, which includes illustrations of Bernard Zakheim's murals for the medical school in Fresno; a clipping, and articles by him and his wife; and group photograph of supervisors, artists and assistants in the FAP in San Francisco, April 1936.[Microfilm titles Adele Stackpole, Bernard Zakheim, and WPA-FAP, San Francisco]
Biographical / Historical:
Supervisor, Federal Art Project, Northern California. Supervised the decoration of the Fort Ord's Enlisted Men's Club, which was the last large Federal Art Project and WPA building project in Northern California.
Other Title:
WPA-FAP, San Francisco [microfilm title]
Overmyer, Grace [microfilm title]
Stackpole, Adele [microfilm title]
Zakheim, Bernard [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Dorothy Collins.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art and state -- California  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.colldoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93b21b4d1-69d3-488b-b77f-57ab51e9b4bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colldoro

Roy Emerson Stryker collection

Creator:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Extent:
7 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1932-1964
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Archie Robertson to Stryker about traveling photographic exhibitions; 2 manuscripts on the origins of the FSA and containing biographical information of Stryker, the staff, and photographers on the project; a photograph of a poem, "Merry Christmas to Stryker"; "Stryker's Credo," a statement he made upon leaving the "Jersey Company" (Standard Oil); "The Children of Esso," 1948 by John Vachon, a psalm-like parody about Stryker and his affiliation with Standard Oil; and a copy of "Their Blood is Strong," 1940 by John Steinbeck on migratory agricultural workers in California illustrated with photos by Dorothea Lange for the FSA, signed by Steinbeck.
Biographical / Historical:
Director of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section; Washington, D.C. Under Stryker the Photographic project of the FSA documented the drought, poverty and despair of rural and urban America during the Depression.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 by Roy Stryker.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.stryroy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw960fe8211-59da-4201-b8e3-49e99e4ae551
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stryroy

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