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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
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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

Marian Simpson clippings and photographs

Creator:
Simpson, Marian Hahn, 1899-1978  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca.20 items (on partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Date:
1934-1958
Scope and Contents:
Photographs and clippings.
Reel NDA 1: Photographs of marble panels for the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, California done for the Federal Art Project.
Reel NDA 3(frames 21-30): Newpaper clippings from San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles papers on Simpson's murals and mosaics, 1934 and 1958.[untitled on microfilm]
Biographical / Historical:
Marian Simpson (1899-1978) was a painter and mosaicist from Berkeley, Calif. Worked on the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration.
Provenance:
Material on reel NDA 1 lent for microfilming 1964 by Marian Simpson; and material on reel NDA 3 lent 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
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
Identifier:
AAA.simpmari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw934251519-d757-49e0-aa3f-d03f3ad40387
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-simpmari

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

Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project

Creator:
Painter, Arthur  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
United States Information Service  Search this
Forbes, Helen, 1891-1945  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
40 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:
1938-1941
Scope and Contents:
Publicity, correspondence, clippings, photographs, travel receipts, and telegrams relating to the dedication of the Noah's Ark murals by Dorothy Puccinelli and Helen Forbes at Fleishacker Mother's House in San Francisco Zoo; and correspondence, field reports, committee lists, publicity, photographs relating to National Art Week in Northern California.
Biographical / Historical:
Director of Information, Federal Art Project; Northern California.
Provenance:
The materials microfilmed are from the files of Arthur Painter, but were loaned to AAA through Lewis Ferbrache who was a collector for AAA's "New Deal and the Arts" project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
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
Identifier:
AAA.painarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw965057b8b-25a9-4a05-974c-17484dcb88d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-painarth

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

Photographs relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project

Creator:
Perret, Ferdinand, 1888-1960  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.) -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
circa 1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
137 b&w photographs compiled by Ferdinand Perret relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project. Depicted are the WPA-FAP Print Department, Los Angeles; Canoga Park petrachrome in progress, 1940; George Washington High School petrachrome in progress; Long Beach Municipal Auditorium tile mosaic; petrachrome seal of Santa Monica, Santa Monica City Hall, 1941; and works of art by Paul Babcock, Glenn Bannister, Grace Clements, Henry Gilbert de Kruif, Ethel Evans, Miriam Farrington, Lorser Feitelson, Henry Helmle, Donal Hord, E.D. Horsky, Harold Gebhardt, Paul Julian, Albert King, Ludwig Kuszewski, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Henry Lion, Helen Lundeberg, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Buckley MacGurrin, Benjamin Newton Messick, Marjorie Morse, Jean Swiggett, Harry Mann Waddell, and others. Many of the photographs are duplicates. Also found is a letter from California artist, Benjamin Messick to Perret regarding printed material for Perret's research libary.
Biographical / Historical:
Perret was a painter and art restorer whose work led him to begin serious art research. He amassed a large collection of material relating to California art and artists.
Related Materials:
The Ferdinand Perret research material on California art and artists collection is located at the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian American Art Museum Library.
Provenance:
Transferred in 1993 and 2015 from the National Museum of American Art Library, where it been received in 1949 as part of the Ferdinand Perret Research Library of the Arts and Affiliated Sciences.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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
Identifier:
AAA.perrferd1
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98968364c-6426-46c1-8b77-1beef9921256
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-perrferd1

Charles Howard papers

Creator:
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
11 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California
Date:
[ca. 1940]
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Howard and his paintings and a critique; and analysis by Sidney Peterson.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Northern California. Painted for the Federal Art Project in California.
Provenance:
The lender, Lewis Ferbrache, was an administrator of the Oakland Museum of Art and collected materials relating to federally funded art projects for AAA during its New Deal and the Arts project.
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
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.howachar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b0e7aa1a-24ce-49ca-9b29-6927de88daa3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-howachar

Glenn Wessels typescripts

Creator:
Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony), 1895-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
[ca. 1935-1945]
Scope and Contents:
Reel NDA 1: Typescript of an article by Wessels, "Modern American Art," concerning government patronage of the arts.
Reel NDA 10: A typescript of an address by Wessels delivered to the Pacific Art Teachers Association, ca. 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
East Bay supervisor of the Federal Art Project (Calif.) and educator, Berkeley, California; Born Capetown, South Africa. Teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Was a painter for the Federal Art Project in California during the Depression.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Glenn Wessels.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
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
Identifier:
AAA.wessglet
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f6e5a4f4-e93b-4649-b5c5-605d8470e7bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wessglet

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

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

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

Creator:
Osborn, David S.  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((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:
1956
Scope and Contents:
A 73 page thesis, MURAL PROJECTS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN THE BAY AREA OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, University of California (Berkeley), December 17, 1956; handwritten notes about the mural projects; and photographs of murals painted by Lucien Labaudt.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for unemployed artists. Each state and territory had its own programs and were administered aid from the federal government via a local agency.
Provenance:
The lender, Glenn Wessels, is a professor in the art department of the University of California (Berkeley).
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
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.osbodavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95e01686e-6e2f-458a-8517-97e70f7ca14c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-osbodavi

California art research / Gene Hailey, editor

Creator:
California Art Research Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abdy, Rowena Meeks, b. 1887  Search this
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949  Search this
Albright, Gertrude Partington, 1883-1959  Search this
Albright, Hermann Oliver, 1876-1944  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Atkins, Arthur, 1873-1899  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham, 1880-1951  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Berlandina, Jane, 1898-1962  Search this
Bethers, Ray, 1902-  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Boynton, Ray Scepter, 1883-1951  Search this
Bremer, Anne, 1872-1923  Search this
Breuer, Henry Joseph, 1860-1932  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Cadenasso, Giuseppe, 1858-1918  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Chin, Chee, b. 1896  Search this
Cravath, Ruth, 1902-1986  Search this
Cummings, M. Earl, b. 1876  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo, 1877-1939  Search this
Dickman, Charles John, 1863-1943  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Forbes, Helen, 1891-1945  Search this
Fortune, Ephemia Charlton, 1885-1969  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Grant, Charles Henry, 1866-1939  Search this
Hailey, Gene  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl), 1886-1957  Search this
Hansen, Herman W., 1854-1924  Search this
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908  Search this
Hobart, Clark, b. 1880?  Search this
Howard, Charles, 1899-1978  Search this
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931  Search this
Howard, John Langley, 1902-  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983  Search this
Jorgensen, Christian, 1860-1935  Search this
Joullin, Amedee, 1862-1917  Search this
Keith, William, 1838-1911  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton, 1900-1957  Search this
Kingman, Dong, 1911-  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943  Search this
Mackey, Spencer, 1880-1958  Search this
Macky, Constance L., b. 1883  Search this
Martinez, Xavier, 1869-1943  Search this
Mathews, Arthur Frank, 1860-1945  Search this
McComas, Francis John, 1874-1938  Search this
Mora, Joseph Jacinto, 1876-1947  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Nahl, Arthur Charles, b. 1878  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878  Search this
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur, 1833-1889  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm, 1869-1935  Search this
Nahl, Virgil Theodore, 1876-1930  Search this
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo, 1862-1928  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Pommer, Julius, 1895?-1945  Search this
Poole, Horatio Nelson, b. 1883  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner, 1901-  Search this
Puccinelli, Raimondo, 1904-  Search this
Putnam, Arthur, 1873-1930  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Raphael, Joseph, 1869-1950  Search this
Rexroth, AndrĂ©, Mrs., 1902-  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis, 1848-1931  Search this
Rix, Julian  Search this
Robinson, Charles Dorman, 1847-1933  Search this
Rosenthal, Toby Edward, ca. 1848-1917  Search this
Sandona, Matteo, b. 1883  Search this
Sargeant, Geneve Rixford, 1868-1957  Search this
Scherbakoff, Sergey John, b. 1894  Search this
Schnier, Jacques, 1898-1988  Search this
Sekido, Yoshida, b. 1894  Search this
Sheridan, Joseph Marsh, b. 1897  Search this
Sparks, Will, 1862-1937  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889  Search this
Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935  Search this
Tojetti, Domenico, 1807-1892  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus, 1844-1919  Search this
Williams, Virgil Macey, 1830-1886  Search this
Withrow, Evelyn Almond, 1858-1928  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
20 Volumes ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Twenty volumes of the publication, CALIFORNIA ART RESEARCH, containing monographs on artists whose principal residence was San Francisco.
REEL NDA/Cal 1: Artists include Robert Aitken, Arthur Atkins, Albert Bierstadt, Ray Boynton, Anne Bremer, Henry J. Breuer, Giuseppe Cadenasso, Emil Carlsen, M. Earl Cummings, Rinaldo Cuneo, Charles Dickman, Maynard Dixon, Charles Grant, Armin Hansen, H. W. Hansen, Thomas Hill, Christian Jorgensen, Amedee Joullin, William Keith, Constance Macky, Xavier Martinez, Arthur Mathews, Francis McComas, Arthur C. Nahl, Charles C. Nahl, Hugo W. A. Nahl, Perham W. Nahl, Virgil T. Nahl, Ernest Peixotto, Charles R. Peters, Gottardo Piazzoni, Horatio Nelson Poole, Arthur Putnam, Joseph Raphael, Mary C. Richardson, Julian Rix, Charles D. Robinson, Toby Rosenthal, Will Sparks,Jules Tavernier, Douglas Tilden, Domenico Tojetti, Frank Van Sloun, Thaddeus Welch, Virgil Williams, Evelyn A. Withrow, and Theodore Wores.
REEL NDA/Cal 2: Artists include Rowena M. Abdy, Gertrude Albright, Hermann O. Albright, Maxine Albro, Victor Arnautoff, Matthew R. Barne s, Frank Bergman, Jane Berlandina, Ray Bethers, Beniamino Bufano, Margaret Bruton, Chee Chin, Ruth Cravath, Helen Forbes, Euphemia C. Fortune, William Gaw, Edith Hamlin, William Hesthal, Clark Hobart, Charles Howard, John G. Howard, John L. Howard, Robert Boardman Howard, Adaline Kent, Dong Kingman, Lucien Labaudt, Spencer Mackey, Jo Mora, Jose Moya del Pino, Chiura Obata, Otis Oldfield, Julius Pommer, George B. Post, Dorothy W. Puccinelli, Raimondo Puccinelli, Lee F. Randolph, Andree Rexroth, Matteo Sandona, Geneve R. Sargeant, Sergey J. Scherbakoff,Jacques Schnier, Yoshida Sekido, Joseph M. Sheridan,Ralph Stackpole, and Bernard Zakheim.
Biographical / Historical:
Publication of the Works Progress Administration; San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored by Dr. Walter Heil of the M.H. de Young Museum. Was originally a joint project of the WPA-Statistical projects division and the WPA-Federal Art Project in order to disseminate information about artists and art in the San Francisco region.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
San Francisco, WPA Project 2874, 1936-1937.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
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.caliarp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91151550c-b4d7-4c02-b025-d4bd657f78fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caliarp

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

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