Fine Arts Federation of New York records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002

A Finding Aid to the Fine Arts Federation of New York Records, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002, in the Archives of American Art, by Sarah Haug

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Historical Information

The Fine Arts Federation of New York was established in 1895 "to ensure united action by the Art Societies of New York in all matters affecting their common interests; and to foster and protect the artistic interests of the community."

A consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, the F.A.F. has been responsible for saving historic buildings, promoting the arts, and providing a vision of the city's architectural future. The F.A.F. also provided delegate nominations to the New York City mayor for the Art Commission, a panel of architects and artists who reviewed proposed development to public property.

Presidents and other officers of the F.A.F. included Joseph H. Freedlander (1935-1937), A. F. Brinckerhoff (1937-1939), James C. Mackenzie (1940-1941), Wheeler William (1943, 1946-1948), Howard Greenley (Vice President, 1943-1944), Charles Downing Lay (Acting President, 1945), Richard Bach (1948-1950), Harvey Stevenson (1950-1951?), Giorgio Cavaglieri (1971-1974; 2001-2002), Margot Gayle (1974-1977), Nanne Wollmann (1992?-1994?), Roy Gussow (1996?-1997), and Lorrie Goulet (1997-2001), among others.

For many years in the mid-20th century, the Fine Arts Federation was located in the Architectural League of New York building on East 40th Street.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The records of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, a consortium of New York City arts and architecture organizations, measure 15.2 linear feet and date from 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. The Federation's activities on behalf of the interests of the constituent organizations and the greater community are documented through officers' files, correspondence, administrative records, scattered printed materials, and scrapbooks.

The records do not span the entire history of the F.A.F.; records prior to 1935 are few and scattered. Generally, the records document the activities of those officers' who served terms from the mid-20th century to the end of the century, and who maintained and donated their files to the Archives of American Art.

Presidents' Files contain scattered correspondence of F.A.F. presidents from 1935-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during presidental tenures from the 1970s and the 1990s-2000s. Secretaries' Files contain scattered records of various F.A.F. secretaries from the 1930s-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during particular secretaries' tenures from 1952-late 1970s and the early 2000s. Records in both series contain a variety of materials including administrative records, correspondence, meetings records, and subject files. Treasurers' Files include correspondence, two financial ledgers, lists of membership dues, and tax-related materials from 1915-1967.

The bulk of the Correspondence Series ranges from the 1930s-1960s and contains correspondence from constituent societies, special committees, and standing committees, as well as some miscellaneous chronological correspondence. Administrative Records include records related to the F.A.F. constitution and by-laws; meeting minutes and ancillary records; and project files from the late 1980s. Printed Materials include scattered announcements, catalogs, clippings, and pamphlets from the late 20th century to 2000s. Folders containing various types of records with little discernable order, a mélange of correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes, mimeographs, notes, reports, scattered clippings, transcriptions, and other documents, the bulk from the mid-1930s-1950s, comprise the Miscellaneous Series. There are also two photo scrapbooks documenting two separate events held in 1995.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art, American
  • Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Arts administrators

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Provenance

The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials for microfilming in 1968 and 1970; these same records were later donated, along with multiple accretions from 1978-2007 by former officers of the F.A.F., including Minor Bishop, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Margot Gayle, Lorrie Goulet, Katherine Thayer Hobson, Henriette Nathan, and Nanne Wollmann.

Separated and Related Materials

The Fine Arts Federation loaned materials to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1970 which are available on microfilm reel N70/16 and by interlibrary loan. These materials were not included in later donations and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid. They include correspondence with or related to the Municipal Art Society, mostly about the nomination of delegates to the F.A.F. and appointments to the New York City Art Commission and the mayor's Panel of Architects, 1961-1967; annual and semi-annual meeting reports for 1961-1965, and 1967; and an address by J. Roy Carroll, president of the American Institute of Architects, to the officers and board of the F.A.F., November 1963, concerning the artists-architect's role in society.

Additional records related to the Fine Arts Federation of New York are found in the Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974.

How the Collection was Processed

Portions of the collection were filmed on reels 614-621; this microfilm is no longer in circulation. All previously filmed and unfilmed accessions were merged and processed to a minimal level, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Haug in 2011, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund. Minimal-level processing methodologies have been used to provide access to collections as soon as possible and to eliminate the backlog of unprocessed collections. For this collection, minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes were not numbered. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Fine Arts Federation of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1895-2005, bulk 1935-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Presidents' Files, 1935-2002
(Boxes 1-3; 2.9 linear feet)

Presidents' Files contain scattered correspondence of F.A.F. presidents from 1935-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during particular presidents' tenures from the 1970s and the 1990s-early 2000s.

The series is arranged as 7 subseries chronologically by presidential term dates:

1.1: Correspondence, 1935-1951

This subseries contains scattered correspondence of F.A.F. presidents from 1935 to the early 1950s. Folders are arranged chronologically by the presidential term.

Box Folder
1 1 Joseph H. Freedlander (1935-1937), 1935-1937
1 2 A.F. Brinckerhoff (1937-1939), 1937
1 3 James C. Mackenzie (1940-1941), 1940
1 4 Wheeler Williams (1943, 1946-1948), 1943, 1946-1948
1 5 Howard Greenley (Vice President, 1943-1944), 1943-1944
1 6 Charles Downing Lay (Acting President, 1945), 1945
1 7 Richard Bach (1948-1950), 1949-1950
1 8 Harvey Stevenson (1950-1951?), 1950-1951

1.2: Giorgio Cavaglieri (President, 1971-1974), 1971-1978

The bulk of the materials found here are from Giorgio Cavaglieri's presidential tenure from 1971-1974, with scattered correspondence from his term as a board member from 1977-1978. Materials include correspondence, lists, meeting minutes, printed materials, and subject files. Records from Cavaglieri's 2001-2002 presidential term are found in subseries 1.7. Originally housed in three notebooks, the materials were disassembled and rearranged prior to processing. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
1 9 Board of Directors, 1971-1973
1 10 Committees, Lists of Members, Etc., circa 1971
1 11-13 Correspondence, 1971-1978
(3 folders)
1 14-15 Family Court Building Sculpture Competition, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
1 16 LaGuardia High School Art Competition, 1971-1973
1 17 Lists of Delegates, 1972-1973
1 18 Museum Symposium, 1973
1 19 New York Public Buildings, 1971-1974
1 20 Presidents of the 20 Constituent Societies, 1971-1974
1 21 Public Documents, 1973
1 22 Speeches and Notes, 1971-1973

1.3: Margot Gayle (President, 1974-1977), 1956-1979

This subseries contains materials from Margot Gayles' terms as secretary (1969-1973?) and president, including correspondence, lists, meeting minutes and ancillary materials, and subject files. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
1 23 1% for Beauty, 1965, 1969
1 24 2nd Sculpture Competition (1974), 1971-1974
1 25 80th Anniversary of the Fine Arts Federation, 1974-1975
1 26 [Annual] Meeting (Apr. 24, 1969) [sound recording], 1969
(1 sound tape reel: 7-in. 1 1/2 mm)
1 27-31 Annual Meetings, 1969-1974
(5 folders)
1 32 Art Commission (1975), 1969-1975
1 33 Art Commission, Names Proposed to Mayor, 1969-1974
1 34-35 Board Meetings, 1965, 1974
(2 folders)
1 36 Chronological File: Meetings, Notices, Minutes, 1959-1974
1 37 Correspondence, 1962-1979
Box Folder
2 1-4 Correspondence, 1962-1979
(4 folders)
2 5 Correspondence, President Giorgio Cavaglieri, 1971-1974
2 6 Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1974-1975
2 7 Legal Matters, 1964-1974
2 8 Lists of Board Members and Delegates, 1974-1975
2 9-10 Lists of Delegates, 1960s-1975
(2 folders)
2 11 Meeting, 1977-1978
2 12-14 Minutes, 1969-1977
(3 folders)
2 15 "New Life for Plazas" Urban Design Unit, 1975-1976
2 16-18 Nominating Committee, 1970-1976
(3 folders)
2 19 Secretary Hobson's Records (1968-1969), 1956, 1963-1975
2 20 Semi-Annual Meetings, 1969-1975
2 21 Villard Houses, 1975

1.4: Nanne Wollmann (President, 1992?-1994?), 1979-1997

Nanne Wollmann's subject files include meeting agendas, newspaper clippings, notes, and scattered correspondence. Folders are arranged according to their original order.

Box Folder
2 22-26 Subject Files, 1979-1997
(5 folders)
Box Folder
3 1-5 Subject Files, 1979-1997
(5 folders)

1.5: Roy Gussow (President, 1996?-1997), 1996-1997

Materials from Roy Gussow's log book include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, notes, and printed materials. The log book was disassembled during processing and the materials were kept in their original order.

Box Folder
3 6-7 Log Book, 1996-1997
(2 folders)

1.6: Lorrie Goulet (President, 1997-2001), 1979-2001

Lorrie Goulet's records consist of subject files and two folders of meeting minutes. The subject files, which were originally housed in binders, are comprised primarily of correspondence, as well as scattered printed materials, lists, and notes. The subject file binders were disassembled prior to processing. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box Folder
3 8 #2 Columbus Circle, 1997-2000
3 9 #10 Columbus Circle, undated
3 10 14th Street Redevelopment, 1998
3 11 250 Water St., South Seaport Coalition, 1997
3 12 501 (c)(3), 2000-2001
3 13 Art Commission, 1997-2001
3 14 Art Commission, ALSA (Landscape Architect), 1998-1999
3 15 Artists Equity Association (A.E.A.), 1997
3 16 Artists Estate Tax, 1998-1999
3 17 Bank Account A.E.A. Matching Grant, 2000
3 18 Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1998-1999
3 19 Correspondence, Former Board Members and Guest Speakers, 1995-2001
3 20 Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1998, 2001
3 21 Directory Update (July 2, 1997), 1998-2000
3 22 F.A.F. and A.E.A. Centennial Dinner, 1995
3 23 F.A.F. Mailing List, Guest List, 1995-1996
3 24 Governors Island, 1998-2000
3 25 History of F.A.F., 1996, 1999
3 26 Hudson River Development, 1997-2000
3 27 Internet, 1997
3 28 Letterhead Until June 2001, circa 1990s-2001
3 29-30 Minutes, 1997-2001
(2 folders)
3 31 Miscellaneous, 1997-2000
3 32 NYC Consolidated Centennial, 1997-1998
3 33 NYU Law School, 2000
3 34 Public Art Interest Network (P.A.I.N.)/Health and Hospitals Corporation (H.A.H.C.), Dr. Luis Marcos, 1997
3 35 Queens' Queen, 1998
3 36 Signage, 2000
3 37 Train to Airport, 1998-1999
3 38 Wall Mural on S. Houston, 1998

1.7: Giorgio Cavaglieri (President, 2001-2002?), 1964, 2001-2002

These records were originally housed in three binders from which the materials were removed and the original order retained. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, and printed materials. Records from Giorgio Cavaglieri's presidential terms in the 1970s are found in subseries 1.2.

Box Folder
3 39-41 Binders #1-3, 1964, 2001-2002
(3 folders)

Series 2: Secretaries' Files, 1900-2002
(Boxes 3-9; 5.1 linear feet)

Secretaries' Files contain records of various F.A.F. secretaries from the 1930s-early 1950s, and the files maintained or collated during particular secretaries' tenures from 1952-late 1970s, and the early 2000s.

The series is arranged as 4 subseries chronologically by secretaries' term dates:

2.1: General Secretaries' Files, 1900-1967

The bulk of the material in this subseries is from the 1930s-1950s, with some scattered materials from 1963-1967. Found is correspondence, meeting minutes and ancillary materials, membership records, and printed materials. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
3 42 Agendas, 1932-1942, 1963-1965
3 43 Attendance, 1935-1950, 1964-1965
3 44 Circulars, 1935-1947
Box Folder
4 1-3 Correspondence, 1931-1959, 1965-1967
(3 folders)
4 4 Correspondence re: Newsletter, 1941-1942
4 5 Form Letters, 1936-1940
4 6 Members Deceased, 1935-1949, 1959
4 7 Membership Lists, 1939-1943
4 8-12 Minutes, Reports, Correspondence, 1928-1967
(5 folders)
4 13-14 Notices of Meetings, 1927-1957, 1963-1967
(2 folders)
4 15-16 Newspaper Clippings, circa 1913-1946, 1963-1967
(2 folders)
4 17 Printers, 1935-1942
4 18 Publications, 1916-1955
4 19-20 Publications [Constitution and Rules of Procedure Booklets], 1900-1920, 1928-1949
(2 folders)
4 21 Publicity, 1935-1940

2.2: Katherine Thayer Hobson (Secretary, 1952-1968), 1939-1972

Comprising the bulk of the series, Katherine Thayer Hobson's secretarial files range from the 1940s-1970s and contain correspondence, lists, meeting minutes and ancillary records, printed materials, and committee files. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
4 22 Action Opposing Destruction of Penn Railroad, 1962
4 23 Amendments to the Constitution, 1965-1968
Box Folder
5 1 Amendments to the Constitution, 1965-1968
5 2 Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings (1961), 1961-1962
5 3 Annual Meeting (1967), 1967-1969
5 4 Application for Membership, 1939, 1964-1967
5 5-6 Art Commission, 1958-1959, 1965-1967
(2 folders)
5 7 Art Commission, Architects, 1950s-1960s
5 8 Art Commission, Landscape Architects, 1950s-1960s
5 9 Art Commission, Laymen, 1950s-1960s
5 10 Art Commission, Lists of Candidates, circa 1958-1967
5 11 Art Commission, Minutes, 1962-1964
5 12 Art Commission, Nominating Committee (1955-1960), 1953-1968
5 13 Art Commission, Painters, 1950s-1960s
5 14 Art Commission, Sculptors, 1950s-1960s
5 15 Committee for Visual Arts, 1957-1959
5 16 Committees (1964-1966), 1957-1967
5 17 Committees, Educational Council, 1955-1957
5 18-20 Correspondence, 1942-1968
(3 folders)
5 21-22 Correspondence [Disassembled Bound Materials], 1952-1956
(2 folders)
5 23 Correspondence, 1964-1968
5 24 E. James Gambaro Conference (1968), 1962-1968
Box Folder
6 1-2 Financial Records, circa 1958-1969
(2 folders)
6 3 Forms and Notices [Includes correspondence and notes], 1940s-1960s
6 4-6 Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1942, 1961-1967, 1970
(3 folders)
6 7-11 Lists of Delegates, 1940-1966
(5 folders)
6 12 Lists of Organizations, Officers, Delegates (1963-1964), 1962-1970
6 13 Mayor's Panel of Architects, 1964-1967
6 14 Meeting of Officers and Directors, 1964-1966
6 15-18 Meetings, 1952-1972
(4 folders)
6 19-28 Minutes, 1942-1969
(10 folders)
Box Folder
7 1-6 Minutes, 1942-1969
(6 folders)
7 7-9 Miscellaneous, 1953-1972
(3 folders)
7 10 The Municipal Art Society, 1963-1968
7 11-13 Nominating Committee for Officers and Directors, 1951-1969
(3 folders)
7 14 President, William F.R. Ballard, 1967-1969
7 15 President, Whitney North Seymour, 1959-1964
7 16-17 Printed Materials, Booklets, 1963, 1966
(2 folders)
7 18-19 Printed Materials, Bulletins, 1957-1967
(2 folders)
7 20-21 Printed Materials, Newspaper Clippings, 1960s
(2 folders)
7 22 Reports, 1958-1962
7 23 Reports for Constituent Societies, 1955, 1961-1964
7 24 Responses to President Francis Keally's "A Recommendation", 1959, 1962
7 25 Semi-Annual Meeting (1967, 1968); and Annual Meeting (1968), 1967-1968
7 26 Semi-Annual Meeting (Nov. 21, 1968) [sound recording], 1968
(1 sound tape reel: 7-in. 1 1/2 mm)
Box Folder
8 1 Tribute to Albert S. Bard, 1942-1963

2.3: Minor Bishop (Secretary, 1974?-1978?), 1964, 1970-1978

This subseries includes correspondence interspersed with scattered notices, lists, and printed materials; and meeting minutes of the Board of Directors. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box Folder
8 2-9 Correspondence, 1964, 1970-1978
(8 folders)
8 10-15 Minutes, Board of Directors Meeting, 1972-1978
(6 folders)

2.4: Henriette Nathan (Secretary, 2001?-2002?), 1980s-2002

Materials from Henriette Nathan's terms as board member (1995?-1998?) and secretary are interfiled, and include correspondence, printed materials, some color photographs, scattered newspaper clippings, and biographical materials about board members. Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
8 16-18 Board of Directors Archive, A-H, 1980s-2001
(3 folders)
8 19 Board of Directors Archive, I-P, 1995-2001
8 20 Board of Directors Archive, Q-Z, 1991-2001
8 21-24 Board of Directors Meetings, 2001-2002
(4 folders)
8 25 Correspondence, 1994-1999
8 26 Events, 1995-2000
8 27 F.A.F. Miscellaneous, 1999-2002
Box Folder
9 1 F.A.F. Positions on Issues, 1994-2000
9 2 F.A.F. Presidents, 1994, 1997
9 3 Printed Materials, A.E.A. "The Artists Proof", 2000

Series 3: Treasurers' Files, 1915-1967
(Box 9; 0.75 linear feet)

Treasurers' Files include correspondence, two financial ledgers, lists of membership dues, and tax-related materials from the mid-1960s. Found is some correspondence of Treasurer E. James Gambaro, as well as some miscellaneous files of Gambaro's which were originally filed among the folders in Series 8.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
9 4-6 Correspondence, 1926-1960
(3 folders)
9 7-9 Correspondence, E. James Gambaro, 1962-1967
(3 folders)
9 10-11 Financial Ledgers, 1915-1946
(2 folders; includes 2 ledgers)
9 12 Membership Dues, 1922-1960
9 13-15 Miscellaneous [E. James Gambaro], 1919-1925, 1936-1967
(3 folders)
9 16 Tax File, 1963-1966

Series 4: Correspondence, circa 1914-2004, bulk 1930s-1960s
(Boxes 9-12; 2.75 linear feet)

Found is the correspondence of constituent societies, special committees, and standing committees, as well as some miscellaneous chronological correspondence. Interspersed among the correspondence are booklets, clippings, copies of draft and final legislation, lists, meeting minutes, notes, reports, and other printed materials.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
9 17-21 Chronological, 1918-1967
(5 folders)
Box Folder
10 1-3 Chronological, 1936-1959
(3 folders)
10 4 Chronological, 1995-2004
10 5-7 Constituent Societies, Various, 1933-1967
(3 folders)
10 Constituent Societies,
10 8 American Fine Arts Society, 1935
10 9 American Institute of Decorators, 1942, 1957
10 10 American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, 1936-1940
10 11 American Watercolor Society, 1936-1942
10 12 Architectural League of New York, 1935-1951, 1965
10 13 Beaux Arts Institute of Design, 1937-1942
10 14 Brooklyn Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1936-1949, 1963-1967
10 15 Groupe Americain Societe des Architectes Diplomes par le Gouvernment, 1935-1941
10 16 The Municipal Art Society, 1916-1967
10 17 National Academy of Design, 1935-1951
10 18 National Association of Women Artists, 1941-1956
10 19 National Institute for Architectural Education, 1965-1966
10 20 National Sculpture Society, 1935-1947
10 21 National Society of Mural Painters, 1931-1951, 1967
10 22 New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1935-1948, 1962-1967
10 23 New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1935-1942
10 24 New York State Chapter of the American Artists Professional League, 1931-1957
10 25 New York Watercolor Club, 1935-1938
10 26 Society of American Artists, 1937-1941
10 27 Society of Beaux Arts Architects, 1937-1945
10 28 Westchester County Society of Architects, 1935-1945
10 29 Special Committees, Various, 1936-1938
10 Special Committees - Permanent,
10 30-33 Art Commission, 1929-1955, 1965-1966, 1983-1989, 1999-2000
(4 folders)
10 34 Art Commission Associates, 1932-1942
10 35 Committee of Nine - Mayor's Panel of Architects, 1943-1947, 1965-1967
10 36-38 Nominations to the Art Commission, 1934-1950, 1964-1966
(3 folders)
10 Special Committees - Projects,
10 39 American Artists Congress, 1936
10 40 A.S. Bard Award Dinner, 1946-1947
10 41-42 Battery Park Design Competition, 1941-1945, 1950
(2 folders)
Box Folder
11 Special Committees - Projects,
11 1 Battery Park Design Competition, 1941-1945, 1950
11 2 Billboards, Outdoor Advertising and Skyline Signs, 1939-1948, 1959
11 3-4 Brooklyn Battery Bridge, 1939-1941
(2 folders)
11 5 East River Drive - Asphalt Plant, 1940
11 6 Fort Tryon Park, 1939-1940
11 7 Library Records, 1935-1942
11 8 George McAneny and Stanley Isaacs Award, 1940-1941
11 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art Proposed Extension, 1947-1948
11 10-11 Monuments [Clippings], 1920s, 1943
(2 folders)
11 12 Monuments in New York, circa 1914-1928, 1939
11 13 New York City Charter, 1936-1938
11 14 New York Public Library Flag Pole, 1940
11 15 New York State War Memorial, 1936
11 16 New York Worlds Fair 1939, 1935-1940
11 17 Nightingale American Hospital, 1941
11 18 Carl Schurz Memorial, 1939
11 19 Seal, 1937-1941
11 20 State Planning, 1942-1944
11 21 I.N. Phelps Stokes Award Dinner, 1939
11 22 War Memorials, 1943-1947
11 23 War Posters, 1942
11 24 WPA Adult Education and Writers Project, 1937-1941
11 Special Committees - Temporary,
11 25 Committee for Restoration of the State Fine Arts Commission, 1935
11 26 Committee on Government and Art, 1950
11 27 Committee on Public Relations, 1935
11 28 Committee to Confer With Mayor, 1936
11 29 Committee to Take Up the Question of a Fine Arts Secretary, 1935
11 30 Minute Men Committee, 1935, 1937
11 31 National Art Council for Defense, 1941-1942
11 32 Vigilance Committee on Legislation, 1941-1942
11 33-34 Standing Committees, Various, 1935-1950, 1967
(2 folders)
11 Standing Committees,
11 35 Admissions, 1926-1956
11 36 Architecture, 1935-1937, 1966-1967
11 37-41 City Development, 1927-1961
(5 folders)
Box Folder
12 Standing Committees,
12 1 City Development, 1927-1961
12 2 Landscape Architecture, 1938-1950
12 3-8 Legislation, 1924, 1933-1967
(6 folders)
12 9 Mural Painting, 1935-1947
12 10 Painting, 1935-1950
12 11-12 Parks and Public Buildings, 1929-1945, 1953-1955
(2 folders)
12 13 Sculpture, 1935-1944, 1952-1955
12 14 Statistics, 1927-1936

Series 5: Administrative Records, 1895, 1897, 1935-2005
(Boxes 12-14; 1.9 linear feet)

Administrative Records include copies of the F.A.F. constitution and by-laws; revised constitutions and by-laws with accompanying correspondence and notes; meeting minutes and ancillary records; and project files from the 1980s-1990s containing printed materials, reports, and correspondence.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
12 15 Annual Treasurers' Reports, 1978-2003
12 16 Biographical Materials [Board Members?], circa 1987-1996
12 17-18 Centennial Celebration (Apr. 19, 1995), 1994-1995
(2 folders)
12 19 Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, and By-Laws, 1964
12 20 Constitution and By-Laws, 1967, 1987-1988
12 21-22 Constitution Revisions, 1895, 1897, 1935-1967
(2 folders)
12 23 Historic Districts and Landmarks Preservation, 2002-2003
12 24 Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1986-1990
12 25 Local Laws, 1987
12 Meetings,
12 26 Announcements for Committee and Board Meetings, 2000-2005
12 27 Annual/Semi-Annual Meeting Attendance, 1983-1999
12 28 Board Meeting Minutes, 1989-2005
12 29 Minutes - Extra Copies and Drafts, 1940-1941
12 30-32 Minutes and Attachments, 1935-1959
(3 folders)
12 33 Minutes and Attachments, 1949-1950
Box Folder
13 Meetings,
13 1-19 Minutes and Attachments, 1986-1995
(19 folders)
13 20 Miscellaneous, 1935-1943
13 21-23 Nominations and Elections for Officers and Board of Directors, 1935-1952, 1962-1967
(3 folders)
Box Folder
14 1 Nominations and Elections for Officers and Board of Directors, 1935-1952, 1962-1967
14 2 Position Statements, 1987-1989
14 Project Files,
14 3 Brighton Beach, 1991
14 4 Brooklyn Heights, 1987-1990
14 5 Bryant Park, 1983-1985
14 6 Casitas, 1985, 1990-1991
14 7 Central Park Tennis House, 1987
14 8 City Hall Park, circa 1984-1987
14 9 Cooper Committee Report, 1986-1987
14 10 Inclusionary Housing Program, 1986-1987, 1996
14 11 Manhattan West (Brodsky), 1988-1989
14 12 Nehemiah/Arverne, undated
14 13 Penn Yards, 1987-1989
14 14 Public Art (Percentage for Art), 1983-1991
14 15 South Ferry, 1988
14 16 UPS, 1989-1990
14 17 Zoning, circa 1980-1988
14 18 Standing Committees, circa 1935-1939
14 19 Statements and Testimonies, 1987-1989

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1971-2005
(Box 14; 6 folders)

Printed Materials include scattered announcements, catalogs, clippings, and pamphlets. Additional printed material can be found interspersed throughout the collection.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box Folder
14 20 Brochures and Clippings, circa 1974-1996
14 21 Centennial Exhibition Catalog (Apr. 19, 1995), 1995
14 22 Exhibition Announcements, 2002-2005
14 23 Exhibitions, Lorrie Goulet, 1971-2000
14 24 Michelangelo's Frescoes, 1986
14 25 Pamphlets, Fine Arts Federation of New York, 1979, circa 1990s

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1914-1966, bulk mid-1930s-1950s
(Boxes 14-15; 1.6 linear feet)

This series includes folders containing various types of records with little discernable order, a mélange of correspondence, drafts, meeting minutes, mimeographs, notes, reports, scattered clippings, transcriptions, and other documents. These records were likely weeded from the records microfilmed in 1968. A handful of folders with some discernable order, or for whom the creator was able to be determined, have been filed in other series appropriate to the folder's content.

Folders and materials within folders were not rearranged, and remain in the same order found upon processing.

Box Folder
14 26-37 Miscellaneous, 1914-1966
(12 folders)
Box Folder
15 1-23 Miscellaneous, 1914-1966
(23 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1995
(Box 16; 2 folders)

Found are two photo scrapbooks documenting two separate events held in 1995. Materials include color and black and white photographs from the event, invitations, scattered correspondence, and printed materials housed in plastic sleeves.

Folders are arranged chronologically by event date.

Box Folder
16 1 Photo Scrapbook for F.A.F's Centennial Celebration (Apr. 19, 1995), 1995
16 2 Photo Scrapbook for New York Artists Equity Association, Inc. Awards Dinner (Dec. 7, 1995), 1995