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Edgar L. Yaeger papers

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Boorsma, Jay, 1893-1955  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D., 1903-1964  Search this
McPharlin, Paul, 1903-1948  Search this
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sparks, Joseph, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and art work relate to Yaeger's career as an artist, including his work on the WPA Federal Art Project.
Correspondence, 1926-1968, is primarily with museums and galleries concerning loans of Yaeger's art, prizes, invitations to submit works of art, and acknowledgments of gifts, 1926-1968. Correspondents include Clyde H. Burroughs, E.P. Richardson, Robert B. Harshe, and Daniel Catton Rich.
Photographs, ca. 1935, show fellow WPA artists, among them Diego Rivera in front of his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jos(eph) Sparks, and Leonard Jungwirth; Yaeger working on a mosaic; a group photo of John Pappas, Paul McPharlin, Jerry Sylvester and Sparks; and color photos of Yaeger's mosaic work at the Scarab Club. Original art work includes a linoleum print, 1976 by Yaeger, sketches and watercolors for his WPA murals at the Ford School Library and the Brodhead Naval Armory, and 3 greeting cards from fellow artist Frederick Papsdorf, 1951-1975.
Also found are lists of paintings, 1923-1931; printed materials, 1923-1989, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, many for Annual Exhibitions for Michigan Artists; clippings, and newsletters addressed to the "Friends of Edgar Yaeger" (ca. 1988-1989).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, mosaicist; Detroit, Mich. His WPA mural commissions included the Brodhead Naval Armory, Ford Elementary School, the Public Lighting Commission Building, and the Grosse Pointe South High School Library.
Provenance:
Donated 1990-1991 by Edgar Yaeger.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Muralists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Mosaicists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.yaegedga
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yaegedga

Michael P. Church papers

Creator:
Church, Michael P., 1907-1991 (Michael Paul)  Search this
Names:
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
University of Michigan. Extension Service  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Black, Joe  Search this
Bradshaw, Glenn Raymond, 1922-  Search this
Conrad, Rupert, 1907-1979  Search this
Gee, Ronald C.  Search this
Kachadoorian, Zubel, 1924-  Search this
Lee, James  Search this
Levitt, Edward  Search this
Longman, Lester Duncan, 1905-1987  Search this
Sawyer, Phil  Search this
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Culture:
Art in universities and colleges  Search this
Artists--Michigan  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Date:
1934-1984
Summary:
The papers of art educator and administrator Michael P. Church measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1984. The collection includes biographical material, letters, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art educator and administrator Michael P. Church measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1984. The collection includes biographical material, letters, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.

Letters include material from Michigan artists and other colleagues.

Notes and writings contains resumes and minutes of meetings on adult and extension education as well as typescripts of "The Role of the University of Wisconsin in the Development of State-Wide Cultural Arts" by Ronald C. Gee, "Cultural Activities Programs" and "Criteria in Criticism of Contemporary Art" (1959) by Lester D. Longman and a script for the television program THE OPEN MIND: "The State of Culture in the United States Today" (1962).

Printed material includes clippings (1953-1984), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1960-1980), three press releases (1965-1976), newsletters (1956-1974), primarily from the University of Michigan Extension Service and three booklets (1955-1968).

Photographs contains nine photographs (1934-1973) with Church, Joe Back (1973), Glenn R. Bradshaw, Zubel Kachadoorian (1964), James Lee, Edward Levitt and Edgar Yaeger, Phil Sawyer working on a CWA project at the Textile High School (1934), an unidentified mural, and a slide of Rupert Conrad.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael P. Church (1907-1991) was an arts administrator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A native of Michigan, Michael P. Church studied at Wicker Art School, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and in the studios of Ralston Crawford, Philip Guston, and Nicholas Marcicano. For over 30 years he was the Director of Cultural Activities for the Extension Service of the University of Michigan where he also served on the faculty in the College of Architecture and Design. He also served on the staff of the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, and was on the Board of the Michigan Council for the Arts under four governors.
Related Materials:
Michael P. Church papers are also located at the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University and at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.
Provenance:
The Michael P. Church papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Michael P. Church in 1976 and 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Adult education  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art in education  Search this
Art teachers -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor  Search this
Arts administrators--Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides
Citation:
Michael P. Church papers, 1934-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.churmich
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Michael P. Church papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-churmich

Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Boorsma, Jay  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D.  Search this
McPharlin, Paul  Search this
Pappas, John L.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sparks, Joseph  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215434
AAA_collcode_yaegedga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215434

Michigan Art and Craft Project records

Names:
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Beerbohm, Marvin, 1909-  Search this
Bergy, Grace  Search this
Calder, Clivia, 1909-  Search this
Casava, Frank  Search this
Cashwan, Samuel, 1900-  Search this
Fredenthal, David, 1914-1958  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((on partial micrfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1942
Scope and Contents:
Financial documents; project statistics; descriptions of programs; letters to Charles Pollock; a clipping about Pollock's mural in Lansing, Michigan; photographs of artists: Clivia Calder, Samuel Cashwan, and Frank Casava with their works; and photographs of works of art by Marvin Beerbohm, David Fredenthal, Walter Speck, and Edgar Yaeger.[Microfilm and box title WPA-Michigan]
Biographical / Historical:
The Michigan Art and Craft Project was a division of the Federal Art Project. Charles Pollock was the supervisor of the project.
Other Title:
WPA-Michigan Art and Craft Project.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Handicraft -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.michart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-michart

List of materials used for Yaeger's mural Broadhead Naval Armory

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1936
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Murals  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10976
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10976
Online Media:

Sketch for library mural in Ford Grade School, Highland Park, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8892
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8892
Online Media:

Sketch for library mural in Ford Grade School, Highland Park, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8893
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8893

Sketch for library mural in Ford Grade School, Highland Park, MI

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8894
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8894

Sketch for library mural in Ford Grade School, Highland Park, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8895
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8895

Sketch for library mural in Ford Grade School, Highland Park, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8896
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8896

Sketches for mural for the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8899
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8899
Online Media:

Notes and sketches for mural for the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8900
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Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8900

Notes and sketches for mural for the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8901
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8901

Sketches for mural for the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8902
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8902

Edgar L. Yaeger sketch for mural for the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8903
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8903

Sketch for mural at the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8904
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8904

Sketch for mural at the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8905
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8905

Notes and sketches for mural at the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8906
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8906

Sketch for mural at the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8914
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8914

Sketch for mural at the Brodhead Naval Armory, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8915
See more items in:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8915

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