Gerald Monroe research material on the American Artists' Congress, the Artists' Union, and the WPA, [ca. 1930-1971]

Monroe, Gerald, b. 1926
Painter, Educator, Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: American Artists' Congress documentation includes photographs, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material. The Artists' Union materials include six photographs by Irving Marantz of members (some identified) of the Artists' Union participating in a demonstration advocating unionization for all artists. WPA material includes photographs and a brochure.

Biographical/Historical Note: Monroe is a painter, educator, art historian; New York, N.Y.

Donated 1971-1976 by Gerald M. Monroe.

How to Use this Collection

  • The photographs relating to the Artists' Union are on microfilm reel 670 and are available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Monroe's Thesis on reel 1044 is available only at Archives of American Art's Washington office' it is also available in university and museum libraries, or may be purchased through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Related Materials

Also in the Archives is a microfilm reel (reel 1044) donated by Monroe containing his 1971 thesis, The Artists' Union of New York," done for New York University.