Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960

A Finding Aid to the Forbes Watson Papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960, in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

Forbes Watson (1879-1960) worked primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. as an art critic, writer, lecturer, and consultant to the U. S. Treasury Department's Public Works of Art Project and Section of Painting and Sculpture (Section of Fine Arts).

Forbes Watson was born on November 27, 1879 in Boston, the son of stockbroker John Watson and his wife Mary. Watson grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attending the Phillips Academy in Andover, and graduating from Harvard University in 1902. After a brief period of freelance writing, he was hired by The New York Evening Post as an art critic in 1911 and worked there until 1917. In 1910, he married Agnes, professionally known as painter Nan Watson.

During World War I, Watson served with an American volunteer ambulance unit with the French army, later working with the American Red Cross in Paris. After the war, he moved back to New York City and worked as art critic for The World, from the early 1920s until 1931 and as editor of The Arts magazine from 1923-1933. Watson also lectured at the Art Students League, and at various universities and arts organizations.

In 1933, Watson moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as technical director of the U. S. Treasury Department's short-lived Public Works of Art Project. In October 1934, Watson was employed as Chief Adviser to the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture (later renamed the Section of Fine Arts) and later as Consultant to the Secretary's Office of the Treasury. During World War II, he organized various traveling exhibitions including "Art for Bonds" that promoted the sale of war bonds. Watson retired in 1946 and lived in Gaylordsville, Connecticut.

Watson was the author of numerous essays and reviews, and several books including American Painting Today and Winslow Homer, a biography of the noted American artist. With Edward Bruce, he produced a pictorial volume Art in Federal Buildings, Vol. I: Mural Designs. At his death he was working on his autobiography.

Forbes Watson died on May 31, 1960 in New Milford, Connecticut.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967 with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960 and measure 13.5 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical material includes Watson's Harvard diploma, documents concerning his service with the Red Cross in World War II, biographical accounts, and obituaries.

Correspondence is primarily with colleagues and includes scattered letters from Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ira Glackens, Allen Tucker, and Max Weber. Other letters are from artists, art historians, and museum curators. A notebook contains shorthand drafts of letters from Watson.

Business records include personal business records consisting of various tax and stock records. The Arts Publishing Corporation records concern Watson's tenure as editor of The Arts magazine and contains a contract, correspondence, financial records, stockholders reports, press releases, a scrapbook, and issues of The Arts.

The U.S. Treasury Department file is the largest series and documents Watson's federal employment as technical director, chief advisor, and consultant for Treasury Department's public art programs - the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture. The files contain correspondence, financial reports, prospectuses, exhibition files, typescripts, clippings, exhibition catalogs, miscellaneous printed material, and photographs, and a scrapbook. The files contain a record of Watson's and other federal administrators' interactions with many artists during the Depression Era. Correspondence is primarily between Watson and Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Henry and Elinor Morgenthau, and Edward B. Rowan. Found are scattered letters from artists including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Paul Manship, and William Zorach, among many others. There are exhibition files for "Art for Bonds," "Army at War," and "War Against Japan." There are also photographs of U. S. Treasury Department events including a radio broadcast by John Dewey, Robert La Follette, Jr., and Sumner Welles.

Documents from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design contains a prospectus, an exhibition catalog and artists' statements.

Artist/Patron files contain reference material concerning painters, sculptors, photographers, dancers, composers, authors, art collectors, art dealers, and museum administrators. Files may include writings, notes, artworks, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials. Of particular note are photographs, which include portrait photographs of artists and of artists in their studios. Notable photographers include Ansel Adams, Arnold Genthe, Man Ray, photographs of New York City by Charles Sheeler and a photo of Henri Matisse by A. E. Gallatin. Files for Nan Watson, Symeon Shimin, and Glenn O. Coleman contain artworks. A file for Constantin Brancusi contains legal documents concerning U. S. Customs vs. Brancusi.

Art and Architecture files consist of reference material including photographs and notes concerning miscellaneous unattributed art works, American architecture, and furnishings.

Notes and writings consist of miscellaneous notes and typescripts of lectures and published articles, and notebooks.

Nine scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages contain clippings of articles written by Watson, lists, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Additional printed material includes clippings, copies of the Hue and Cry newspaper, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, calendars of events, brochures for the Art Students League, book catalogs, published books, and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs are of Forbes Watson; family members including his wife, painter Nan Watson; and members of the Art Students League including Peggy Bacon, Minna Citron, Stewart Klonis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Reginald Marsh. There are also photographs of juries for the Carnegie Institute International Exhibitions that include colleagues Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Gifford Beal, Guy Pene DuBois, Leon Kroll, Henri Matisse, Homer Saint-Gaudens, and Maurice Sterne.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

All material is arranged chronologically, with the exception of the Artist/Patron Files which are arranged alphabetically.

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects:

  • Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987, Photographs
  • Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-
  • Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956, Photographs
  • Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957
  • Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991
  • Du Bois, Guy Pène, 1884-1958
  • Klonis, Stewart, 1901-1989
  • Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974, Photographs
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953, Photographs
  • Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954, Photographs
  • Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954
  • Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880, Photographs
  • Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957
  • Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pepsi-Cola Company
  • Public Works of Art Project
  • Red Cross
  • United States -- Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture
  • United States -- Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
  • United States -- Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts
  • Arts (Magazine)

Subjects-Topical:

  • Architecture -- New York, N.Y. -- Photographs
  • Architecture, New York State, New York -- Photographs
  • Art, American
  • Art and state
  • Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art publishing
  • Arts administrators, New York (State) -- New York
  • Authors, New York (State) -- New York
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war

Subjects-Geographical:

  • New York N.Y. -- Buildings, structures, etc., Photographs
  • United States -- Social conditions, 1933-1945

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Notes
  • Scrapbooks

Names:

  • Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
  • Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-
  • Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943
  • Coleman, Glenn O., 1887-1932
  • Dows, Olin, 1904-
  • Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952, photographer
  • Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942
  • Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953
  • Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-
  • Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
  • Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967
  • Ray, Man, 1890-1976
  • Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946
  • Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965, photographer
  • Shimin, Symeon, 1902-
  • Tucker, Allen, 1866-1939
  • Watson, Nan, 1876-1966
  • Weber, Max, 1881-1961
  • Zorach, William, 1887-1966

Provenance

The Forbes Watson papers were donated by Watson's widow, Nan Watson, in 1961.

How the Collection was Processed

Portions of the papers were separated and microfilmed in 1961 on reels D47-D57, 440, 1192-1194, 3480, and 4361. The microfilm reels are no longer in circulation because they do not reflect the current arrangement of the papers. All portions were merged and processed in 2010 by Jean Fitzgerald.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Forbes Watson papers 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

Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1902-1960
(Box 1; 4 folders)

Biographical material consists of Watson's Harvard diploma, documents concerning his service with the Red Cross in World War II, biographical accounts, and obituaries.

Box Folder
1 1 Harvard Diploma, 1902
1 2 Documents Concerning World War I Service in the Red Cross, 1917-1918
1 3 Biographical Accounts, 1932-1940
1 4 Obituaries for Forbes Watson, 1960

Series 2: Correspondence, 1913-1960
(Box 1; 34 folders)

The correspondence series contains letters regarding general topics. A notebook contains shorthand drafts of letters from Watson to Concetta Scaravaglione, Eugene Speicher, Margit Varga, and Jane Wasey, among others. Correspondence is primarily with colleagues and includes scattered letters from Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ira Glackens, Allen Tucker, and Max Weber. There are also scattered letters from Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Stirling Calder, Mabel Choate, Andrew Dasburg, Guy Pene Du Bois, Juliana Force, Albert E. Gallatin, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, William James, Robert Laurent, Reginald Marsh, Duncan Phillips, Henry Varnum Poor, Henry E. Schnakenberg, Aaron Sopher, Raphael Soyer, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Virginia Woolf.

Box Folder
1 5 Shorthand Notebook of Letters from Watson, undated
1 6 Correspondents with Surnames "A" - "C," undated
1 7 Correspondents with Surnames "D," undated
1 8 Correspondents with Surnames "H" - "R," undated
1 9 Correspondents with Surnames "S" - "Z," undated
1 10 Correspondence, 1913-1924
1 11-12 Correspondence, 1925
(2 folders)
1 13-14 Correspondence, 1926
(2 folders)
1 15-16 Correspondence, 1927
(2 folders)
1 17 Correspondence, 1928
1 18-19 Correspondence, 1929
(2 folders)
1 20-21 Correspondence, 1930
(2 folders)
1 22-24 Correspondence, 1931
(3 folders)
1 25 Correspondence, 1932
1 26 Correspondence, 1933-1935
1 27 Correspondence, 1936-1939
1 28 Correspondence, 1940-1941
1 29 Correspondence, 1942-1946
1 30 Correspondence, 1947
1 31 Correspondence, 1948
1 32 Correspondence, 1949
1 33 Correspondence, 1950-1953
1 34-36 Correspondence, 1954
(3 folders)
1 37 Correspondence, 1955
1 38 Correspondence, 1956-1960

Series 3: Business Records, 1920-1942
(Box 1-3, 14; 2.0 linear feet)

Found are records relating to Watson's personal business and the Arts Publishing Corporation.

The Business Records series is arranged into 2 subseries:

Subseries 3.1: Personal Business Records, 1937-1942

Found are tax and stock records.

Box Folder
1 39 Personal Business, 1937-1942

Subseries 3.2: Arts Publishing Corporation Records, 1920-1932

Found are materials concerning Watson's tenure as editor of The Arts magazine, including legal records, corresopndence, financial materials, stockholder reports, printed material, and a scrapbook. Also found are issues of The Arts dating from 1921 until 1931.

Box Folder
1 40 Contract, 1922
1 41-47 Correspondence, 1931-1932
(7 folders)
1 48 Advertising Costs, 1923-1930
1 49 Subscriptions, 1930-1931
1 50 Stockholders Report, 1929-1930
1 51 Brochures, undated
1 52 Press Releases, undated
1 53-68 The Arts, 1920-1924
(16 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-18 The Arts, 1924-1928
(18 folders)
Box Folder
3 1-10 The Arts, 1929-1931
(10 folders)
Box Folder
14 1 Scrapbook, 1923-1931

Series 4: U.S. Treasury Department records, 1926-1945
(Boxes 3-6, 14, 17, OV 21; 3.4 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, financial materials, mural competition files, exhibition files, writings and lists, printed mateirals including exhibition catalogs, and photographs related to Watson's work for the U.S. Treasury Department.

The U.S. Treasury Department records series is arranged into 8 subseries:

Subseries 4.1: Correspondence, 1933-1945

This subseries consists of correspondence between Watson and Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Henry and Elinor Morgenthau and Edward B. Rowan.

Box Folder
3 11 Undated
3 12 1933-1935
3 13-15 1936
(3 folders)
3 16-18 1937
(3 folders; Oversized material housed in OV21)
3 19-31 1938
(13 folders)
3 32-41 1939
(10 folders)
3 42-48 1940
(7 folders)
3 49-52 1942
(4 folders)
3 53-59 1942
(7 folders)
Box Folder
4 1-2 1943
(2 folders)
4 3-10 1944
(8 folders)
4 11 1945
Box
OV 21 Oversized Christmas Card by Peppino Mangravite, 1937
(from Box 3, F18)

Subseries 4.2: Business and Financial records, 1935-1942

Box Folder
4 12-15 Inspection Tour File, 1937
(4 folders)
4 16 Financial Summary Reports, 1935-1942
4 17 National competitions Committee Report, 1938

Subseries 4.3: Mural Competition Files, 1935-1939

This subseries contains four prospectuses for various mural competitions at post offices throughout the United States sponsored by the U.S. Treasury Department. Another prospectus is for the Forty-Eight State competition.

Box Folder
4 18 Dubuque, Iowa, 1935
4 19 Summerville, Massachusetts, 1936
4 20 Poughkeepsie, New York, 1937
4 21 Wausau, Wisconsin, 1938
4 22 Forty-Eight State Competition, 1939

Subseries 4.4: Exhibition Files, 1942-1945

This subseries consists of correspondence, writings, notes, printed materials, and photographs

The Exhibition Files series is arranged into 3 subseries:

Subsubseries 4.4.1: "Art for Bonds,", 1942-1945

The "Art for Bonds" exhibition promoted the sale of war bonds during World War II. Found are letters of correspondence, litsts of works of art and of patrons, notes, press releases, writings, and printed materials. Typescripts of Watson's letters to his wife describe his activities in Paris while he organized the "Art for Bonds."

Box Folder
4 23 Correspondence, 1942
4 24-38 Correspondence, 1943
(15 folders)
4 39-40 Correspondence, 1944
(2 folders)
4 41-43 Correspondence, 1945
4 44-46 From Forbes Watson to Nan Watson, 1945
(3 folders)
(Describes Watson's activities while organizing "Art for Bonds" in Paris, France)
4 47 Lists of Works of Art, undated
4 48 Lists of Art Patrons, undated
4 49 Captions, undated
4 50 Notes, undated
4 51 Press Releases, undated
4 52-53 Lectures, 1943
(2 folders)
4 54 "Concerning Life at Camp Barnes in New Caledonia," by Unknown, 1943
4 55 Forward for a Catalog by Elinor B. Morgentuau, undated
4 56 Clippings, 1943-1945
4 57 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1943
4 58 Programs, 1943
4 59 Posters, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV21)
4 60 Brochure, undated
4 61-74 Photographs of the Exhibition in Paris, France, 1945
(14 folders)
Box
OV 21 Oversized Poster, undated
(from Box 4, F59)
4.4.2: "Army at War,", 1943-1945

Found are correspondence, a typescript for a radio talk, writings and lectures, reports, printed materials, and photographs. Photographs include those of Henry Morgenthau, Forbes Watson and Eleanor Roosevelt at exhibitions as well as exhibition photographs from New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver.

Box Folder
4 75-94 Correspondence, 1944
(Oversized material housed in OV21; 20 folders)
4 95-102 Correspondence, 1945
(8 folders)
4 103-105 Radio Talk Typescript, 1944-1945
(3 folders)
Box Folder
5 1 "Our Artists Paint the Army at War," 1943
5 2 Lecture, Rochester, New York, 1944
5 3 Exhibition Report, 1944-1945
5 4-10 Writings and Notes, 1944, undated
(7 folders)
5 11-17 Clippings, 1944-1945
(7 folders)
5 18-19 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1944
(2 folders)
5 20-21 Press Releases, 1944
(2 folders)
5 Photographs of Exhibitions
5 22 Washington, D.C., 1944
(Henry Morgenthau and Forbes Watson, held at National Gallery of Art)
5 23-24 1944 New York City, New York,
(2 folders)
(Eleanor Roosevelt)
5 25 Buffalo, New York, 1944
5 26 Detroit, Michigan, 1944
5 27-28 Chicago, Illinois, 1944
(2 folders)
5 29 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1945
5 30 Portland, Oregon, 1945
5 31 Los Angeles, California, 1945
5 32 Denver, Colorado, 1945
5 33 Negatives of Works of Art, undated
Box
OV 21 Oversized Floor Plan for Detroit Exhibition, 1944
(from Box 4, F89)
4.4.2: "War Against Japan,", 1944-1945

Found are correspondence, artist biographies, lists and writings, printed material, and photographs of service men, David Finley, Henry Morgenthau, Forbes Watson, and art work.

Box Folder
5 34-39 Correspondence, 1945
(6 folders)
5 40 Artist Biographies, undated
5 41-42 Lists of Works of Art, 1944-1945
(2 folders)
5 43 Miscellaneous Notes, undated
5 44 "War Against Japan," undated
5 45 Printed Materials, 1944-1945
5 Photographs
5 46 Service Men and Artwork, undated
5 47 Washington, D.C., 1945
(David Finley, Henry Morgenthau, and Forbes Watson at the National Gallery of Art)
5 48 Works of Art, undated

4.5: Wrtitings and Lists, 1934-1945

Found are lists concerning artwork, art patrons, artists, and purchases; transcripts of radio talks by Forbes Watson, Edward Bruce, Mrs. Henry Morgenthau and Mrs. Esther Van Wagoner Tufty; typescripts of writings, lectures, and talks, the majority of which do not have specified authors and are undated; and miscellaneous notes.

Box Folder
5 Lists
5 49 Mural Painters and Locations, undated
5 50-52 Lecture Slides, undated
(3 folders)
5 53 Works of Art, undated
5 54 Sponsors, undated
5 55 Artists, undated
5 56 Artists' Addresses, 1938, undated
5 57 Artists and Works, 1941
5 58 Works of Art, 1942
(Works purchased by the Office of Emergency Management)
5 59 Publications Concerning Art, 1942
5 60 Notes Concerning Artists War Program in New England, 1943
5 61 Radio Talk, Draft, undated
5 Typescripts of Radio Talks and Interviews
5 62 Forbes Watson and Edward Bruce, 1934
5 63 Forbes Watson by Mrs. Richard Casey of Australia, 1942
5 64 Forbes Watson by Charles Coiner, 1942
(From Home of the Brave Radio Program)
5 65 Mrs Henry Morgenthau and Mrs. Esther Van Wagoner Tufty, 1942
5 66 Lecture Manuscript, undated
5 67 "An American Experiment in Art," undated
5 68 "American Mural Painting," undated
5 69 "The Army Artist Unit" and "Art in the U.S.A.," undated
5 70-71 "Art in Federal Buildings," undated
5 72 "Art in the Democracy" and "Art in the Storms," undated
5 73 "Art in War Time" and "Art is a Weapon," undated
5 74 "The Artist and His People" and "The Artists' War Message," undated
5 75 "Art Projects of the U.S. Treasury Department," undated
5 76 "Bridge the Gap," undated
(for the Colonial Dames)
5 77 "Dignity of Wages," "Educational and Wealth-Producing Advantages of Art in Federal Buildings," and "The Fate of Unheralded Acts," undated
5 78 "Federal Encouagement and Private Support of Art," undated
5 79 "Federalizing the American Artist," undated
5 80 "Five Months of Federal Act," undated
5 81 "Glycerine Tears," "Government and Art in the United States," and "Edward Laning Drawings," undated
5 82 Talks, undated
(In Nashville and for National Women's Democratic Club Talk)
5 83 "The National World War Institute," Painting a People's War," "Paintings from the United States," "Paying the Artists' Bills," undated
5 84 "The People and Their Art," undated
5 85-87 "Procurement Architecture," undated
(3 folders)
(Includes Photographs)
5 88 "The Public Works of Art Project: A New Deal for the Artists," undated
5 89 "The Section of Fine Arts," and "Sergeant Glen Rounds," undated
5 90 "A Survey Guide Containing Suggestions for a Survey to be Made by Every Branch of the A.W.U.W. for the Purpose of Bringing the Artist and the Community into More Effective Relationship," undated
5 91 "To Know the Art of Mural Painting in America Everybody Finds it Necessary to Visit the National Capitol," and "The treasury Department Art Projects," undated
5 92 "Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts 1933-1938," "Uncle Sam the Art Collector," and "The Uses of Art," undated
5 93 "Visiting Artists Praise Exhibition of Works by Section of Fine Arts," "War Art," and "Washington's New Art," undated
5 94 "We Did Not Need a Bombing," and Woodstock Talk, undated
5 95 "This About America," 1934
5 96 "Easel Paintings Supplement Treasury Department Mural Projects," 1936
5 97 Talks, 1936-1938
(At Howard University and Worcester Museum of Art)
5 98 "Art in Federal Buildings," 1938
(Talk Delivered at the White House)
5 99-100 "This Art Belongs to You," 1938
(2 folders)
5 101 Lecture at American Association of University Women, 1939
5 102 "Painting and Sculpture Designed for Federal Buildings," 1939
(Introduction for Exhibition Catalog)
5 103 "Edward Bruce," 1940
5 104 Lecture at National Mural Painters Society, 1940
5 105 Phillips Gallery Talk, 1940
5 106 American Institute of Decorators Talk, 1941
5 107 John Herron Institute Talk, 1941
5 108 "Catalogue," 1942
5 109 "Art in War," 1942
5 110 "Introduction: Wartime Painting," and "Foreward," 1944
5 111 "The Function of a War Museum," 1944-1945
(Richmond Lecture to the Tuckahoe Women's Club)
5 112-113 "Public Works Art Project," "The Section of Fine Arts," "A Short Account of the Background of the Procurement Division," and "Artists!...Please Note," undated
(2 folders)
(by Edward Bruce)
5 114 "Six Month Study of Art in the United States," 1940
(by Charlotte R. Partridge)
Box Folder
6 1 Writings on the History of the Section of the Fine Arts undated
6 2-3 Notes and Writings, 1936-1943, undated
(2 folders)

Subseries 4.6: Printed Material, 1926-1944

Found are clippings, copies of The Bulletin, press releases, exhibition catalogs, materials relating to Art Guide, and published works.

Box Folder
6 4-7 Clippings, 1926-1939
(4 folders)
6 8-12 The Bulletin, 1935-1940
(5 folders)
6 13-14 Press Releases, 1933-1943
(2 folders)
6 Exhibition Catalogs
6 15 Unidentified, undated
6 16 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, undated
6 17 Mural Designs Executed Under the Federal Works Agency, undated
6 18 Exhibition of Photographs of Murals and Sculpture, undated
6 19 National Exhibition of Art by the Public Works of Art Project, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1934,
6 20 Mural Designers and Sculpture Models by Appointed and Competing Artists Submitted for Federal Buildings Projects,Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1935
6 21 Sculpture and Paintings for Federal Buildings, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1936
6 22 Painting and Sculpture for Federal Buildings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1936
6 23 Painting and Sculpture Designed for Federal Buildings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1939
6 24-26 Mural Designs for Federal Buildings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940
(3 folders)
6 27 200 American Watercolors, 1941
6 28 An Exhibtion of 200 American Water Colors, National Gallery of Art, 1941
6 29 Two Hundred American Water Colors, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1941
6 30 American Artists' Record of War and Defense, National Gallery of Art, 1942
6 31 The Edward Bruce Memorial Collection, 1943
6 32-33 Art Guide, 1938
(2 folders)
(Includes a mock-up and copies for the Justice Building and for the Post Office)
6 34 Art in Federal Buildings, Volume I: Mural Designs by Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson, 1936
(Oversized material housed in Box 17)
6 35 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1936-1944, undated
Box Folder
17 5 Oversized Art in Federal Buildings, Volume I: Mural Designs by Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson, 1936
(from Box 6, F34)

Subseries 4.7: Photographs, 1934, undated

Found are photographs taken at receptions, radio talks, events, and of murals.

Box Folder
6 36 Presentation of Painting of National Archives Building by Dorsey Doniphan, undated
6 37 Radio Talk with John Dewey, Robert LaFollette, Jr., and Sumner Welles, undated
6 38 Procurement Division Luncheon, undated
6 39 Department of Justice Reception, undated
6 40 Exhibition at Art Guild of Washington, undated
6 41 Washington Post Office Murals, undated
6 42 Regional Directors and Washington Administrative Staff of Public Works of Art Project, 1934
6 43 Miscellaneous, undated

Subseries 4.8: Scrapbooks, 1944-1945

Found is one scrapbook from the "Army at War" exhibition held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Box Folder
14 2 Scrapbook, 1944-1945

Series 5: File for Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition Paintings of the Year, 1946
(Box 6; 5 folders)

This file concerns the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design in which Watson was interested after his service in the U. S. Treasury Department. It contains a prospectus, an exhibition catalog and artists' statements.

Box Folder
6 44 Prospectus and Exhibition Catalog, 1946
6 45-48 Artists' Statements, 1946
(4 folders)

Series 6: Artist/Patron Files, 1840-1967
(Box 6-9, 15, OV 21; 2.8 linear feet)

The Artist/Patron Files contain reference material including notes, typescripts, scattered art work, printed material including exhibition catalogs, and photographs concerning painters, sculptors, photographers, dancers, composers, authors, art collectors, art dealers, and museum administrators. Many files include notable portrait photographs and of artists at work, which are noted at the folder level. A file for Edward Rowan includes a letter from Bruce describing his philosophy regarding the PWAP and the Section of Fine Arts. A file for Constantin Brancusi contains legal documents concerning U. S. Customs vs. Brancusi. A file for John Gadsby Chapman contains a booklet The Picture: Baptism of Pocahontas (1840). Notable photographers includea photograph of Andrew Dasburg by Arnold Genthe, a photograph of Eugene McConn by Man Ray, photographs by Ansel Adams of art work by Maurice Sterne, and photographs of New York City by Charles Sheeler.

Box Folder
6 49 Photographs of Unidentified Individuals, undated
6 50 Art Work by Unidentified Artists, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
6 51 George Aarnes; Alanova, undated
6 52 Washington Allston; Cuno Amiet; Albert André, undated
6 53 Alexander Archipenko, 1920
6 54 Paul Arlt, undated
6 55 Peter Arno with Lupe Velez; Maurice Asselin; Milton Avery, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Milton Avery)
6 56 George and Martin Baer, undated
6 57 Kenneth Bald, undated
6 58 Alfred H. Barr, Jr., undated
6 59 Erwin J. Barrie, undated
6 60 A. S. Baylinson; Gifford Beal, undated
6 61-63 George Bellows, 1925-1965, undated
(3 folders)
6 64 Benjamin Greenstein Benno; Parmello Bianco, undated
6 65 George Biddle; Henry Billings, undated
6 66 Edwin S. Blashfield, undated
6 67-68 Robert Blum, 1923, undated
(2 folders)
6 69 Peter Blume; Ernest Blumenschein, undated
6 70 Simone Brangier Boas, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
6 71 Aaron Bohrod, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
6 72 Louis Bouché, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
6 73 Clare Shenehon Boyd; Fiske Boyd; Thomas Boyd, 1940, undated
6 74-76 Constantin Brancusi, 1927, undated
(3 folders)
6 77 Frank Brangwyn; Georges Braque, John Breeze, 1920-1933, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Frank Brangwyn)
6 78 Edgar Britton, undated
6 79-81 Manuel Bromberg, undated
(3 folders)
6 82 Alexander Brook, 1930-1952, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
6 83-85 Edward Bruce, 1926-1943, undated
(3 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
6 86 Beiamino Bufano; Charles E. Burchfield, 1930, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Beiamino Bufano)
6 87 Henri Burkhard; Edith Woodman Burroughs, undated
6 88 Stirling Calder; William V. Caldwell, undated
6 89 William Calfee; Blendon Campbell; Georges Capon, undated
6 90-91 Mary Cassatt, 1935, undated
(2 folders)
6 92 Marc Chagall; Robert Winthrop Chanler, undated
6 93 John Gadsby Chapman; William Merritt Chase, 1840-1879, undated
6 94 Clarence K. Chatterton, 1931, undated
6 95 Carlos Chavez; Russell Cheney; Nicholas Cikovsky, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Carlos Chavez)
6 96 Glenn O. Coleman, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in OV 21;
Includes portrait photograph)
6 97 Alfred Quentin Collins, undated
Box Folder
7 1-4 Howard Cook, 1937-1960, undated
(4 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
(Includes portrait photograph)
7 5 J. Halley Cox, undated
7 6 Kenyon Cox, undated
7 7 Alfred DiGiorgio Crimi, 1928-1962, undated
7 8 John Steuart Curry, undated
7 9 James D'Agostino, undated
7 10 Andrew Dasburg, undated
7 11 Randall Davey; Jo Davidson, undated
7 12-15 Arthur B. Davies, 1897-1967, undated
(4 folders)
7 16 Gladys Rockmore Davis, undated
7 17 Richard Davis, undated
7 18 Stuart Davis; Roger de La Fresnaye; Charles Demuth, undated
7 19 André Derain, undated
7 20 Gleb Derujinsky; André Dunoyer de Segonzac, undated
7 21 Maurice de Vlaminck; Henri de Waroquier; Thomas Dewing; Preston Dickinson, undated
7 22-23 Arthur G. Dove, 1930-1967, undated
(2 folders)
7 24-27 Olin Dows, 1936-1946, undated
(4 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 28 William F. Draper, undated
7 29 Elsie Driggs; Guy Pene Du Bois; Charles Dufresne; Raoul Dufy, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Guy Pene Du Bois)
7 30 Frank D. Duncan, undated
7 31 Thomas C. Dunn, undated
7 32 Joseph Albert Duveen, 1961, undated
7 33 Elizabeth Boott Duveneck; Frank Duveneck, undated
7 34 Thomas Eakins, 1929, undated
7 35 Stuart Edie, undated
7 36 Paul R. Ellsworth; Max Ernst; Stephen Etnier, undated
7 37 A. Favori; John Duncan Ferguson, undated
7 38 Hamilton Easter Field, undated
7 39 Mitchell Fields, undated
7 40 Ernest Fiene, 1927, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
7 41 James Montgomery Flagg; John Bernard Flannagan; J. L. Forain, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of James Montgomery Flagg)
7 42 Juliana Force, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 43-44 David Fredenthal, 1942-1944, undated
(2 folders)
7 45 Karl Free, undated
7 46 Daniel Chester French; E. Othon Friesz, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Daniel Chester French)
7 47 Ted R. Gamble, undated
7 48 Emil Ganso; Edith Geiger, undated
7 49-53 William J. Glackens, 1920-1949
(5 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 54 Albert Gleizes; Charles Goeller, undated
7 55 E. Gondouin; Xavier Gonzales, undated
7 56 A. Conger Goodyear; Mordecai Gorelik, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 57 Harry Gottlieb, undated
7 58 Martha Graham, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
7 59 Dorothea Greenbaum; M. Gromaire; William Gropper, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
7 60 Chaim Gross; Edwin Booth Grossman; A Guillaumin, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
7 61 Paul Haakon; Robert Hallowell; Hamilton Hamilton, undated
7 62 George M. Harding, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 63 Marie Harriman; George "Pop" Hart, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
7 64 Marsden Hartley, undated
7 65 Rosella Hartman; Leon Hart, undated
7 66 Herbert Haseltine, undated
7 67 Charles Hawthorn; Milton Hebald, undated
7 68 Robert Henri, undated
7 69 John Holmer, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in OV 21)
7 70 Winslow Homer, undated
7 71 Charles Hopkinson, undated
7 72-75 Edward Hopper, 1924, undated
(4 folders)
7 76 Doris Humphrey, undated
7 77 Sidney Hunt, 1923-1927
7 78 Harry Jackson; G. W. James, III; Roland G. James, undated
7 79 Mitchell Jamieson, 1942-1954, undated
7 80 Richard Jansen, undated
7 81 C. Paul Jennewein; George Jensen, undated
7 82 Avery Johnson; Erle Loran Johnson, undated
7 83 Joseph Jones, 1938, undated
7 84 Robert Edmond Jones, 1932, undated
7 85 Charles Kaeselau; John Kane, undated
7 86 Morris Kantor, undated
7 87 Bernard Karfiol, undated
7 88 Georges Kars, undated
7 89 Rockwell Kent, 1933, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
7 90 Fiske Kimball; M. Kisling, undated
7 91 Georgina Klitgaard, undated
7 92 George Kratina; John F. Kraushaar, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
7 93-94 Henry Kreis, undated
(2 folders)
7 95 Harald Kreutzberg, undated
7 96 Leon Kroll, undated
7 97 Max Kuehne, 1944, undated
7 98 Walt Kuhn, undated
7 99 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 1941, undated
7 100 Gaston Lachaise; John LaFarge; Richard Lahey, undated
7 101 Pierre LaPrade; Robert Laurent, undated
7 102 Tom Lea; Henri Lebasque, undated
7 103 Arthur Lee; Doris Lee; Jules Lefebvre, undated
7 104 Fernand Leger; Henri Le Sidaner, undated
7 105 Jack Levine, undated
7 106 André Lhote; William Littlefield, undated
7 107 Ward Lockwood; Frank Long, 1947, undated
7 108-109 Carlos Lopez, undated
(2 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 110 Robert Lotiron, undated
7 Folder Title undated
7 111-112 Sherman C. Loudermilk, undated
(2 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 113 Maximilian Luce, undated
7 114-115 George Luks, undated
(2 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
7 116 Jean Lurcot; Gwen Lux, undated
7 117 Stewart S. MacDermott; Artistide Maillol, undated
7 118 Peppino Mangravite, undated
7 119-122 Paul Manship, 1933-1959, undated
(4 folders)
7 123 Jean Marchand; L. Marcoussis, undated
7 124 Berta Margoulies; Albert Marquet; Fred Dana Marsh, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
7 125-126 Reginald Marsh, undated
(2 folders)
7 127 Fletcher Martin; Milton Marx, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Milton Marx)
7 128 Henri Matisse, 1932, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
7 129 Donald Mattison, undated
7 130 Henry E. Mattson, undated
7 131 Milton Max, undated
7 132 Eugene McConn Photographed by Man Ray, 1922
7 133 John R. McDermott, undated
7 134 Henry Lee McFee; Kindred McLeary, undated
7 135 William McVey, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Frank Mechan, undated
8 2 Barse Miller, undated
8 3 Edgar Miller; Henry Miller, 1943, undated
8 4 Kenneth Hayes Miller, 1953, undated
8 5-7 Edward Millman, 1944-1964, undated
(3 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 8 Amedeo Modigliani; Ross Moffett; Herman More; Marcel Mouillot, undated
8 9 William Sidney Mount; Albert K. Murray, Jerome Myers, undated
8 10 Frank Osborn, 1926
8 11 William C. Palmer, undated
8 12 Jules Pascin, undated
8 13 James Peale; Waldo Peirce, 1935, undated
8 14 Charles Hovey Pepper; Pablo Picasso; Attilio Piccirilli, undated
8 15 Horace Pippin; Camille Pissarro, 1940, undated
8 16 Ogden Pleissner, 1944, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 17 Joseph Pollet, undated
8 18-23 Henry Varnum Poor, undated
(6 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 24-25 Hiram Powers, 1847, undated
(2 folders)
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 26-27 Maurice Prendergast, 1930-1955
(2 folders)
8 28 Edmund Quinn, undated
8 29 Savo Radulovic; Ellen Emmet Rand, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Savo Radulovic)
8 30 Edward Reep; Frank K. Rehn; Théophile Robert, undated
(Includes portrait photograph of Frank Rehn)
8 31-33 Boardman Robinson, undated
(3 folders)
8 34 Theodore Robinson; Auguste Rodin; Paul Rohland, undated
8 35 Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 36 Doris Rosenthal; Georges Rouault; Glen H. Rounds, undated
8 37 Albert P. Ryder, undated
8 38 Antonio Salemme; George Samerjan, undated
8 39 Paul Sample; John Singer Sargent, undated
8 40 Eugene Francis Savage, undated
8 41 Bruce Wilder Saville, undated
8 42 Concetta Scaravaglione, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 43 Katherine Schmidt; Carl Schmitz, undated
8 44 Henry E. Schnakenberg, undated
8 45 James W. Seese; Charles Shannon, undated
8 46-49 Charles Sheeler, 1923, undated
(4 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 50 Dwight C. Shepler, 1945, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 51 Symeon Shimin; Paul Signac; Lucien Simon, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in OV 21)
8 52-54 Sidney Simon, 1945-1966, undated
(3 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 55 John Sloan; Lawrence Beall Smith, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph of John Sloan)
8 56 Samuel D. Smith, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 57-58 Aaron Sopher, 1940-1957, undated
(2 folders)
8 59 Eugene Speicher, undated
8 60 Francis Speight; Niles Spencer, undated
8 61 Robert Spencer, Ralph Stackpole, Théophile Steinlen, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph of Ralph Stackpole)
8 62 Joseph Stella, undated
8 63-65 Maurice Sterne, undated
(3 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
8 66 Alfred Stieglitz, 1946, undated
8 67 Josef Stransky; Henry Strater, undated
8 68 Sara Mildred Strauss, undated
8 69 Dudley V. Talcott; Chuzo Tamotzu, undated
8 70 Frederic Taubes; Pavel Tchelitchew; Harry F. Tepker, undated
8 71 Elizabeth Terrell; F. C. Trucksess, undated
8 72 Harry S Truman, undated
(Includes portrait photograph)
8 73-76 Allen Tucker, 1928-1946, undated
(4 folders)
8 77 Buk Ulreich, undated
8 78 Leon Underwood, undated
8 79 Maurice Utrillo, undated
8 80 Kees Van Dongen; Dorothy Varian; Henri Verge-Sarrat, undated
8 81-83 Frede Jensen Vidar, undated
(3 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 84-85 Rudof C. Von Ripper, 1944, undated
(2 folders;
Includes portrait photograph)
8 86 Horatio Walker, undated
8 87 Abraham Walkowitz; Heinz Warneke, 1916, undated
8 88-99 Nan Watson, 1915-1960, undated
(12 folders)
Box Folder
9 1-2 Max Weber, 1969, undated
(2 folders)
9 3 Adolph Weinman, undated
9 4 Elmer Wexler, undated
9 5 Vera White; Frederic Allen Whiting, undated
9 6 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; Isabel Whitney, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 15)
9 7 Mildred Williams; Andrew Winter, undated
9 8 John Kellogg Woodruff; Harold Holmes Wrenn, undated
9 9 Mahonri Young, undated
9 10-11 William Zorach, 1940, undated
(2 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 15;
Includes portrait photograph)
Box Folder
15 1 Oversized Oil Painting by Unidentified Artist, undated,
(from Box 6, Folder 50)
15 2 Oversized Photographs of Aaron Bohrod and His Work, undated,
(from Box 6, Folder 70)
15 3 Oversized Photographs of Art Work by Howard Cook, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 4)
15 3 Oversized Photograph of Juliana Force, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 42)
15 4 Oversized Photographs of Art Work by Mordecai Gorelik, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 56)
15 4 Oversized Photograph of Art Work by William Gropper, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 59)
15 4 Oversized Photograph of Art Work by Edwin Booth Grossman, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 60)
15 5 Oversized Photograph of Art Work by George Harding, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 62)
15 5 Oversized Lithograph by George "Pop" Hart, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 63)
15 5 Oversized Photographs of Art Work by George Kratina, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 92)
15 6 Oversized Photograph of Art Work by Fred Dana Marsh, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 124)
15 6 Oversized Photographs of John Sloan, undated,
(from Box 8, Folder 55)
15 6 Oversized Photograph of Ralph Stackpole, undated,
(from Box 8, Folder 61)
15 7 Oversized Photographs of Art Work by Maurice Sterne, undated,
(from Box 8, Folder 65)
15 7 Oversized Photograph of Art Work by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, undated,
(from Box 9, Folder 6)
15 7 Oversized Photograph of William Zorach, undated,
(from Box 9, Folder 11)
Box
OV 21 Oversized Lithograph by Glenn O. Coleman, undated,
(from Box 6, Folder 95)
OV 21 Oversized Photographs of Art Work by John Holmer, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 69)
OV 21 Oversized Drawing by Symeon Shimin, undated,
(from Box 8, Folder 51)

Series 7: Art and Architecture File, 1929-1930
(Box 9; 35 folders)

The Art and Architecture File consists of reference files of photographs and notes concerning miscellaneous unattributed art works, American architecture, and furnishings.

Box Folder
9 12-13 Folk Art Sculpture,
(2 folders)
9 14 Miscellaneous Sculpture, undated
9 15 Portrait Paintings of Women, undated
9 16 Portrait Paintings of Men, undated
9 17-18 Paintings of Children and Families, undated
(2 folders)
9 19 Miscellaneous Marine Paintings, undated
9 20 Paintings of Landscapes and Still Life Images, undated
9 21 Buildings in California, undated
9 22 Addison Gallery of Art, Andover, Massachusetts, undated
9 23-29 Buildings in New York City, 1929, undated
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 16)
9 30 Art Work from the Brooklyn-Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, undated
9 31-33 Buildings in New York State, 1930, undated
(3 folders)
9 34-35 Buildings in Washington, D.C., undated
(2 folders)
9 36 Miscellaneous Buildings, undated
9 37-41 Historic Interiors at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, undated
(5 folders)
9 42 Historic Interiors at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, undated
9 43 Miscellaneous Historic Interiors, undated
9 44-45 Miscellaneous Furnishings, undated
(2 folders)
9 46 Miscellaneous Art Work, undated
Box Folder
16 1 Oversized Photograph of Façade of the U. S. Assay Office at Metropolitan Museum of Art, undated,
(from Box 9, Folder 23)

Series 8: Notes and Writings, 1875-1950
(Box 9-10; 1.2 linear feet)

Notes and writings consist of miscellaneous notes and typescripts of lectures and published articles not directly related to Watson's work for the U. S. Treasury Department. There is also a set of notebook pages containing a list of articles, miscellaneous notes and typescripts.

Box Folder
9 47-55 Notebook Pages, 1940-1946
(9 folders)
9 56 Lists, 1929-1930, undated
9 57 Manuscript Fragments, undated
9 58 Typescript Fragments, undated
9 59 Typescript "1913-1923" Concerning the Armory Show, undated
9 60 Radio Talk Typescripts Ghost-Written by Forbes Watson for Others, undated
9 61 Typescripts of Lectures 3-5, undated
9 62 "The American Artist's Opportunity," undated
9 63 Speech Delivered to American Society of Painters, Gravers, and Sculptors, undated
9 64 Art Students League Lecture No. 1, undated
9 65 Lecture for Cedar Rapids, undated
9 66 Lecture on Prints for Cleveland, undated
9 67 Columbia Lecture No. 2, undated
9 68 Whitney Museum of American Art Talks, undated
9 69 "The Accepted Thing, the New Vision, a Curious Animosity, the Enemies of Art," undated
9 70 "The Aftermath of Modernism," undated
9 71 "Art in the New America," undated
9 72-73 "The Background of Present-Day Painting, undated
(2 folders)
9 74 "Evasion and Stylization," undated
9 75 "Cezanne," undated
9 76 "Civilized Contemporary Painting," undated
9 77 "Communism's Gift to the United States," undated
9 78 "Contemporary Portraits," undated
9 79 "The Cost of a Painting," undated
9 80-81 "Eighteenth Century Europe," undated
(2 folders)
9 82 Concerning Exhibition of American Art, undated
9 83 "Exhibitions Coming and Going," undated
9 84-85 "Flemish, Dutch, and Spanish Art," undated
(2 folders)
9 86 "Free Exhibitions," undated
9 87 "From Walk-Up to the Land," undated
9 88 "Gothic," undated
9 89-90 "Greek Art," undated
(2 folders)
9 91 "The Home Product," undated
9 92 "How the Artist Feels about It," undated
9 93 "Hustling 'Em Off the Stage," undated
9 94 "In at the Birth," undated
9 95 Concerning Independents, undated
9 96 "Is There an American Art?," undated
9 97 "The Material Uses of the Fake," undated
9 98 "Henri Matisse" undated
9 99 "Modern Trends in Art," undated
9 100 "National Character in American Art," undated
9 101 "Opportunities in the Arts," undated
9 102 "Parisian Taste in America," undated
9 103 "The Power of Modesty," undated
9 104 "Regionalism," undated
9 105 "Religion in Art," undated
9 106 "Renaissance 2," undated
9 107 "The Role of the Subject in Painting," undated
9 108 "Roman and Byzantine Art," undated
9 109 "The Significance of Modern Painting," undated
9 110 "Social Consciousness Returns to Art," undated
9 111 Concerning Maurice Sterne, undated
9 112 "Twenty-Five Years Ago," undated
9 113 "Two Realities," undated
9 114 "Uncommissioned Portraits," undated
9 115 "The Word Modern," undated
9 116 "The World of Art," undated
9 117 "Lectures Held at Art Students League of New York," 1924
9 118 Concerning Early American Murals, 1926
9 119 "The Root of Art," 1929
9 120 "The Blessings of the Crash," 1929-1930
9 121 Concerning the Society of Independent Artists, Inc., 1931
9 122 "Miss Lizzie Bliss," 1931
9 123 "Whitney Museum Talk," 1931
9 124 Concerning Exhibition of Society of Independent Artists, Inc., 1932
9 125 "Dali and Rockwell," 1933
9 126 Typescript Fragment, 1934
9 127 "The American Scene," 1934
Box Folder
10 1 "The People and Their Art," 1935
10 2 "Egyptian Art," 1936
10 3 "The Fate of Unheralded Acts," 1936
10 4 Art Teachers' Lecture at Howard University, 1936
10 5 "Bibliography of American Painting," 1937
10 6-8 "The Pattern of Our Period," 1937
(3 folders)
10 9 "What With One Fair and Another," 1939
10 10 Report "Community Arts Program," 1939
10 11 "God Bless America," 1940
10 12 "Serious Joys," 1940
10 13 Lecture at Art Students League, 1940
10 14 Lecture for Washington Dance Association at the Phillips Gallery, 1940
10 15 "The Benefit of Great Art," 1941
10 16 Book Review of Winslow Homer by Lloyd Goodrich, 1944
10 17 "Interview with Colonel Kemper at the Pentagon," 1944
10 18 "George Bellows: the Boy Wonder of American Painting," 1945
10 19 Radio Talk by Forbes Watson and Nancy Osgood, 1945
10 20 "Museum Public Relations," 1946
10 21 "Incidents - No. 2," 1946
10 22 "The Artist's Position in the Community," 1946
10 23 "Art Lectures," 1946
10 24 "The Picture That Mr. Widener Liked," 1947
10 25-28 Art Students League Talks 2, 3, 5, and 6 Concerning 19th Century American Painting, 1947
(4 folders)
10 29 "Kuniyoshi," 1948
10 30 "Painters, Sculptors, and Public," 1949
10 31 Art Students League Talk No. 1 "Popes, Princes, and Public," 1949
10 32 Art Students League Talk No. 2 "Feathers and Wings," 1949
10 33 Art Students League Talk (No. 2) "El Greco, Velasquez, and Goya," 1949
10 34-35 Art Students League Talk No. 3 "Portraits Commissioned and Uncommissioned," 1949
(2 folders)
10 36 Art Students League Talk No. 4 "The Artist's Education, Etc.," 1949
10 37 Art Students League Talk No. 5 "The Museum and the Artist," 1949
10 38-39 Art Students League Talk No. 6 "The Achievement of Two Ladies," 1949
(2 folders)
10 40 Art Students League Talk No. 7 "The Army and Art," 1949
10 41 Art Students League Talk (No. 7) "What the Public Buys," 1949
10 42-43 Art Students League Talk No. 9 "Art on the Wall?Master or Servant?," 1949
(2 folders)
10 44 Art Students League Talk No. 10 "Publicity, the Modern Monster," 1949
10 45 "American Painting 1750 to 1950," 1950
10 46-53 Metropolitan Museum Talks 1, 2, and 3 "Twentieth Century American Painting," 1950
(8 folders)
10 54 "Part II (Reminiscences)" by Unidentified Author, undated
10 55 "Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries?" by J. W. Powell, 1875
10 56 "Sculpture and Americans" by Robert Cronbach, undated
10 57 "The Expositions in Paris" by Marc Debrol, undated
10 58 "Louis David: His Modern Appeal" by Alys M. Decker, undated
10 59 "The Third Dimension in Painting" by E. Dickson, undated
10 60 "Federal Character in Architecture" by Charles Goodman, undated
10 61 "Awards of the Mighty" by Guido, undated
10 62 "New Painters of sentiment and Mystery" by Henry Russell Hitchcock, Jr., undated
10 63 "A Note on H. E. Schnakenbert" by Mildred Palmer, undated
10 64 "Modernism in the Midwest" by Sam Putnam, undated
10 65 "Head in Natural Maine boulder," "In Affection," "Mother and Child," "The Reclining Cat," and "The Spirit of the Dance," by William Zorach, undated
10 66 "Random Notes" Possibly by Allen Tucker or Marget Sargent, 1926
10 67 "Zapotec Urns" by E. P. Richardson, 1930
10 68 "Notes on the Whitney Museum of American Art" by Eleanor Lambert, 1930-1931
10 69 "Do We Need A Museum of Modern Art?" by Unidentified Author, 1931
10 70 "Exhibition of Newer Super-Realism at the Morgan Memorial" by A. Everett Austin, Jr., 1931
10 71 "The Modern Artist and the Modern World" by Frank Callcott, 1931

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1904-1951
(Box 9, 11, 14, BV 18-20; 1.8 linear feet)

Nine scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages primarily contain miscellaneous clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. The Whitney Studio Club Scrapbook contains clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, annotations about sales of art work, and a list of exhibitions during the 1928-1930 seasons. Scrapbook 4 contains clippings of Watson's articles for The Evening Post and Scrapbook 7 contains clippings of Watson's articles for The World newspaper.

Box Folder
10 72 Whitney Studio Club Scrapbook, 1924-1930
10 73-76 Scrapbook Pages, 1913-1951
(4 folders)
Box Folder
11 1 Scrapbook 1, 1904-1943
11 2 Scrapbook 2, 1912-1915
11 3 Scrapbook 3, 1913-1916
11 4 Scrapbook 5, 1922-1929
11 5 Scrapbook Pages, 1936-1937
Box Folder
14 3 Scrapbook 8, 1928-1929
Box
BV 18 Scrapbook 4, 1915-1933
Box
BV 19 Scrapbook 6, 1923-1925
Box
BV 20 Scrapbook 7, 1925-1927

Series 10: Printed Material, 1900-1961
(Box 10, 12-13, 16-17; 1.5 linear feet)

Printed material consists of clippings, including copies of the Hue and Cry newspaper, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, calendars of events, brochures for the Art Students League, book catalogs, books The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, and Art Treasures and Intrigue by James Henry Duveen, and miscellaneous printed material.

Box Folder
10 77-78 Clippings, undated
(2 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 16)
10 79-81 Clippings, 1900-1908
(3 folders)
10 82 Clippings, 1914-1918
(2 folders)
10 84-88 Clippings, 1922-1929
(5 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 16)
10 89-95 Clippings, 1930-1939
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 16)
10 96-99 Clippings, 1940-1949
(4 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 16)
10 100-104 Clippings, 1950-1953
(5 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 17)
Box Folder
12 1-7 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1921-1949, undated
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 17)
12 8 Prospectus from MacDowell Club of New York, 1914
12 9 Prospectus for Competitive Print Exhibition at Print Club of Cleveland, 1930
12 10 Press Releases, 1930-1950
12 11 Calendars of Events, 1934-1945
12 12 Annual Report of the Worcester Art Museum, 1934
12 13 Brochures for the Art Students League, 1921-1924
12 14 Book Catalogs, 1940-1942
12 15 The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, 1930
Box Folder
13 1 Art Treasures and Intrigue by James Henry Duveen, 1935
13 2 Advancing American Art with Text by Hugo Weisgall, 1947
13 3 Galley Proof Sheets for Miscellaneous Publications, undated
13 4 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1938-1961, undated
Box Folder
16 2 Oversized Clippings, undated,
from Box 10, Folder 78
16 3 Oversized Issues of the Hue and Cry Newspaper, 1929,
from Box 10, Folder 88
16 4 Oversized Clippings, 1939,
from Box 10, Folder 95
16 4 Oversized Clippings, 1940,
from Box 10, Folder 96
16 4 Oversized Clippings, 1941,
from Box 10, Folder 97
16 4 Oversized Clippings, 1942,
from Box 10, Folder 98
16 5 Oversized Clippings, 1943-1945,
from Box 10, Folder 98
16 6 Oversized Clippings, 1946-1947,
from Box 10, Folder 99
16 7 Oversized Clippings, 1948-1949,
from Box 10, Folder 99
Box Folder
17 1 Oversized Clippings, 1950,
from Box 10, Folder 100
17 2 Oversized Clippings, 1951,
from Box 10, Folder 100
17 3 Oversized Clippings, 1952,
from Box 10, Folder 103
17 4 Oversized Exhibition Catalog for Whitney Studio Galleries, 1930,
from Box 12, Folder 4

Series 11: Photographs, 1900-1950
(Box 13; 6 folders)

Photographs are of Forbes Watson, family members including his wife, painter Nan Watson, members of the Art Students League including Peggy Bacon, Minna Citron, Paul Juley, Stewart Klonis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Reginald Marsh. There are also photographs of juries for the Carnegie Institute International Exhibitions that include colleagues Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Gifford Beal, Guy Pene DuBois, Leon Kroll, Henri Matisse, Homer Saint-Gaudens, and Maurice Sterne.

Box Folder
13 5-7 Forbes Watson, 1900-1950, undated
(3 folders)
13 8 Watson with Family and Friends, 1900-1950, undated
13 9 Watson at Art Students League, undated
13 10 Art Juries for Carnegie Institute International Exhibitions, 1929-1934, undated