Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

A Finding Aid to the Holger Cahill Papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960, in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

Holger Cahill was born Sveinn Kristjan Bjarnarson in Iceland in a small valley near the Arctic Circle, on January 13, 1887. His parents, Bjorn Jonson and Vigdis Bjarnadottir, immigrated to the United States from Iceland sometime later in the 1880s. In 1904, his father deserted the family, forcing Sveinn to be separated from his mother and sister to work on a farm in North Dakota. He ran away and wandered from job to job until settling in an orphanage in western Canada, where he attended school and became a voracious reader.

As a young man, he worked at many different jobs and attended night school. While working on a freighter, he visited Hong Kong, beginning his life-long interest in the Orient. Returning to New York City, he eventually became a newspaper reporter, continued his studies at New York University, and changed his name to Edgar Holger Cahill. In 1919 he married Katherine Gridley of Detroit. Their daughter, Jane Ann, was born in 1922, but the couple divorced in 1927.

Cahill met John Sloan circa 1920, and they shared a residence. Cahill also wrote publicity (until 1928) for the Society of Independent Artists, through which he made many friends in the arts. From 1922 to 1931, he worked under John Cotton Dana at the Newark Museum, where he received his basic experience in museum work, organizing the first large exhibitions of folk art.

From 1932 to 1935, he was the director of exhibitions for the Museum of Modern Art. In 1935, Cahill was appointed director of the Works Progress/Projects Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project (FAP), until its end in June 1943. In 1938, Cahill organized a countrywide exhibition "American Art Today" for the New York World's Fair. He also married MoMa curator Dorothy Canning Miller in that year.

Profane Earth, Cahill's first novel, was published in 1927, followed by monographs on Pop Hart and Max Weber, miscellaneous short stories, and a biography of Frederick Townsend Ward, entitled A Yankee Adventurer: The Story of Ward and the Taiping Rebellion. Following the end of the Federal Art Project, Cahill wrote two novels, Look South to the Polar Star (1947) and The Shadow of My Hand (1956).

Holger Cahill died in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in July 1960.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of Holger Cahill (1887-1960) date from 1910 to 1993, bulk 1910-1960, and measure 16.0 linear feet. The collection offers researchers fairly comprehensive documentation of Cahill's directorship of the FAP in addition to series documenting his work as a writer and art critic. FAP records include national and state administrative reports, records of community art centers, photographic documentation of state activities, artist files, divisional records about teaching, crafts, murals, and poster work, files concerning the Index of American Design, scrapbooks, and printed material.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into nine series:

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects:

  • Brown, Samuel Joseph, 1907-
  • De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-
  • Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946
  • Knaths, Karl, 1891-
  • Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
  • Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946
  • Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria, 1900-1975
  • Segal, George, 1924-
  • Ward, Lynd, 1905-
  • Weisenborn, Rudolph, b. 1881
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • American Federation of Arts
  • Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cartoonists Guild
  • The Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)
  • Federal Art Project (U.S.)
  • Federal Music Project (U.S.)
  • Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
  • Index of American Design
  • Shakers
  • Treasury Relief Art Project
  • American Artists' Congress

Subjects-Topical:

  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • Federal aid to the public welfare
  • Art and state
  • Arts administrators
  • Public officers

Subjects-Geographical:

  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945

Types of Materials:

  • Drawings
  • Government records
  • Interviews
  • Photographs
  • Photograph albums
  • Prints
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slides (photographs)

Names:

  • Abbott, Berenice, 1898- photographer
  • Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970
  • Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-
  • Morris, Carl, 1911-1993
  • Speck, Walter, 1895-
  • Federal Art Project (U.S.)
  • New York World's Fair (1939-1940)
  • United States. Works Progress Administration
  • United States. Work Projects Administration

Provenance

The Holger Cahill papers were donated to the Archives of American Art through a series of gifts by Cahill's widow, Dorothy C. Miller, between 1964 and 1995.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was donated in several installments and typically microfilmed in the order in which it was received at some point after receipt. The entire collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 1998. The microfilm was digitized in 2005 with funding provided by Jane Blumenfeld.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Holger Cahill 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.

Available Formats

The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.

How to Cite this Collection

Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material and Personal Papers, 1931-1988
(Box 1; 19 folders)

Biographical material includes nine typed career summaries/resumes for Cahill, dated circa 1935-1941. The resumes provide basically the same information with only minor variations in wording, with some handwritten notations and typed inserts to update the descriptions of Cahill's career through the early 1940s.

Also found here is a transcript of an interview, "Reminiscences of Holger Cahill," conducted by Joan Pring; a 1961 letter from Cahill's sister; a document entitled "Notes on the life of Holger Cahill" by Cahill's wife, Dorothy C. Miller, which provide details of Cahill's childhood and his work; and a 1988 letter from Dorothy Miller enclosing a copy of Cahill's birth certificate dated 1887. The series also includes a copy of Time from September 5, 1938, picturing Cahill on the cover and an article about his work with the WPA.

The series also includes financial records consisting primarily of receipts and balance sheets for artwork purchased and sold, many of them issued by the American Folk Art Gallery in which Cahill held a partnership with Edith Halpert and Berthe Kroll Goldsmith.

Reel Frames
1105 0012-0021 Biographical Material, circa 1935-1939
Reel Frames
5285 0003-0026 Biographical Material, circa 1940-1988
Reel Frames
5287 1016-1035 Financial Records, 1931-1938
5287 1036-1062 Financial Records, 1939-1940
5287 1063-1096 Financial Records, 1941-1950
5287 1097-1119 Financial Records, 1942-1956
Reel Frames
5285 0027-0653 Interview Transcript, 1957
5285 0654-0670 Interview Transcript, Index, 1957

Series 2: Correspondence Files, 1922-1979, 1993
(Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear ft.)

This series consists of personal and work-related correspondence (primarily incoming correspondence) between Cahill and various friends and colleagues. While a large portion of the series documents Cahill's position as Director of the FAP, it also extends beyond those years and illuminates other aspects of Cahill's career including his interest in folk and Asian art, and his work as an art critic.

There is significant correspondence with the artist Stanton MacDonald Wright between 1936 and 1950, and with the artist Irene Pereira between 1950 and 1953. The series also documents research which Cahill conducted in the late 1940s on the development of the Index of American Design for his introduction to a book on the Index by the National Gallery of Art, published by the Macmillan Company. Correspondence from 1949 provides another angle on the historical details of the FAP through lengthy correspondence documenting Cahill's criticism of William Francis McDonald's book Federal Relief Administration and the Arts (Ohio State University Press, 1969).

There is a large amount of correspondence from July 1960 comprising sympathy letters to Dorothy C. Miller following Cahill's death. Correspondence from 1977 encloses a catalog of an exhibition organized by New York WPA Artists, Inc., at the Parsons School of Design in November 1977. The exhibition, New York City WPA Art, was dedicated to the memory of Holger Cahill.

A list of most of the correspondents (with the exception of those microfilmed on reel 1105) can be found in the Alphabetical Index to Correspondents in Series 2

Reel Frames
5285 0673-0704 Correspondence, undated
5285 0706-0717 Correspondence, 1922-1925
5285 0718-0728 Correspondence, 1929
5285 0729-0749 Correspondence, 1930-1931
5285 0751-0770 Correspondence, 1932-1933
5285 0772-0790 Correspondence, 1934
5285 0792-0836 Correspondence, January-February 1935
5285 0838-0882 Correspondence, March-June 1935
5285 0884-0914 Correspondence, July-December 1935
5285 0916-0936 Correspondence, January 1936
5285 0938-1003 Correspondence, February 1936
5285 1005-1054 Correspondence, March 1936
5285 1056-1089 Correspondence, April 1936
5285 1090-1103 Correspondence, May 1936
5285 1104-1131 Correspondence, June 1936
5285 1132-1153 Correspondence, July 1936
5285 1155-1205 Correspondence, August 1936
5285 1206-1220 Correspondence, September 1936
5285 1221-1242 Correspondence, October 1936
5285 1243-1282 Correspondence, November 1936
5285 1283-1303 Correspondence, December 1936
5285 1304-1341 Correspondence, January-June 1937
5285 1342-1389 Correspondence, July 1937
5285 1390-1420 Correspondence, August 1-13, 1937
5285 1421-1458 Correspondence, August 14-31, 1937
5285 1459-1474 Correspondence, September-October 1937
5285 1475-1501 Correspondence, November-December 1937
5285 1502-1534 Correspondence, January-August 1938
Reel Frames
5286 0003-0045 Correspondence, September-December 1938
5286 0046-0068 Correspondence, January-March 1939
5286 0069-0089 Correspondence, April-June 1939
5286 0091-0113 Correspondence, July-September 1939
5286 0114-0149 Correspondence, October-December 1939
Reel Frames
1105 0023 Correspondence, 1940
Reel Frames
5286 0150-0220 Correspondence, January-March, 1940
5286 0221-0255 Correspondence, April-June 1940
5286 0256-0308 Correspondence, July-December 1940
5286 0309-0360 Correspondence, January-March 1941
5286 0361-0407 Correspondence, April-June 1941
5286 0408-0445 Correspondence, July-August 1941
5286 0446-0471 Correspondence, September-December 1941
Reel Frames
1105 0024-0046 Correspondence, 1942
Reel Frames
5286 0472-0511 Correspondence, January-June 1942
5286 0512-0530 Correspondence, July-December 1942
Reel Frames
1105 0047-0064 Correspondence, 1943
Reel Frames
5286 0531-0576 Correspondence, January-February 1943
5286 0578-0607 Correspondence, March-April 1943
5286 0608-0649 Correspondence, May-December 1943
5286 0650-0684 Correspondence, January-May 1944
5286 0685-0718 Correspondence, June-December 1944
5286 0719-0772 Correspondence, 1945
5286 0773-0822 Correspondence, 1946
5286 0823-0836 Correspondence, 1947
5286 0837-0888 Correspondence, January-May 1948
5286 0889-0923 Correspondence, June-December 1948
5286 0924-0950 Correspondence, January-February 1949
5286 0951-0984 Correspondence, March 1949
5286 0985-1021 Correspondence, April 1-12, 1949
5286 1022-1039 Correspondence, April 13-28, 1949
5286 1040-1079 Correspondence, April 29-30, 1949
5286 1080-1105 Correspondence, May 1949
5286 1106-1146 Correspondence, June 1-9, 1949
5286 1147-1179 Correspondence, June 10-21, 1949
5286 1180-1199 Correspondence, June 22-30, 1949
5286 1200-1223 Correspondence, July 1-14, 1949
5286 1224-1240 Correspondence, July 15-31, 1949
5286 1241-1247 Correspondence, August 1949
5286 1248-1286 Correspondence, September 1-12, 1949
5286 1287-1347 Correspondence, September 14, 1949
5286 1348-1364 Correspondence, September 15-30, 1949
5286 1365-1392 Correspondence, October-December 1949
5286 1393-1417 Correspondence, January-March 1950
5286 1418-1442 Correspondence, April-June 1950
5286 1443-1484 Correspondence, July-October 1950
5286 1486-1513 Correspondence, November 1950
Reel Frames
5287 0003-0024 Correspondence, November-December 1950
5287 0025-0059 Correspondence, January-March 1951
5287 0060-0091 Correspondence, April-August 1951
5287 0092-0119 Correspondence, September-December 1951
5287 0120-0154 Correspondence, January-May 1952
5287 0155-0186 Correspondence, June-August 1952
5287 0187-0202 Correspondence, September-December 1952
5287 0203-0218 Correspondence, January-June 1953
5287 0219-0250 Correspondence, July-December 1953
5287 0251-0286 Correspondence, 1954
5287 0287-0332 Correspondence, 1955
5287 0333-0359 Correspondence, 1956
5287 0360-0401 Correspondence, 1957-1959
5287 0402-0406 Correspondence, January-June 1960
5287 0407-0516 Correspondence, July 1960
(3 folders)
5287 0517-0548 Correspondence, July 7-8, 1960
5287 0550-0614 Correspondence, July 9-10, 1960
5287 0615-0662 Correspondence, July 11, 1960
(2 folders)
5287 0663-0688 Correspondence, July 12, 1960
5287 0689-0727 Correspondence, July 13-14, 1960
5287 0728-0767 Correspondence, July 15-18, 1960
5287 0768-0803 Correspondence, July 19-24, 1960
5287 0804-0829 Correspondence, July 25-31, 1960
5287 0831-0880 Correspondence, August 1960
5287 0881-0925 Correspondence, September-December 1960
5287 0927-0932 Correspondence, 1961-1972
5287 0933-1006 Correspondence, 1977
5287 1008-1014 Correspondence, 1979, 1993

Series 3: Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, 1934-1970
(Boxes 2-14, 18, MMs009; 10.75 linear ft.)

This series documents Cahill's directorship of the WPA FAP from 1935 to 1943 and provides fairly comprehensive coverage of the development, operation, problems and accomplishments of FAP projects at the national and state level. Records include correspondence and memoranda, national and state reports, financial records, meeting minutes, exhibition files, printed material, scrapbooks and photographs and date from 1934 to 1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1935 to 1943.

The series is arranged into fourteen subseries:

3.1: General Subjects, circa 1934-1943, 1953

This subseries contains general records of the FAP including correspondence and memoranda, information on administrators, advisory committee records, employment statistics, manuals and reports.

Records relating to administrators include biographical sketches and/or photographs of the following FAP administrators: Donald Bear, Thaddeus Clapp, D. S. Defenbacher, Audrey McMahon, Eric Mose, Concetta Scaravaglione, Alexander Stavenitz, and George Thorp. The records include photos of McMahon, Mose, Scaravaglione, Stavenitz, and Thorp.

Advisory committe records include lists of committee members for the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theatre Project, and the Federal Art Project; correspondence related to the selection of members for the Fine and Applied Arts Committee of the FAP; and information (such as names, addresses and occupations) concerning members of FAP advisory committees organized by state.

General files include reports on various aspects of the FAP and general program operations and accomplishments, program descriptions and summaries, procedural documents and administrative forms. These are followed by lists of FAP projects, a notebook documenting FAP activities in the southern states and a report on the FAP's activities to 1939.

Also found here are records relating to support and criticism of the FAP, the war effort and "negro art" including memoranda, reports, a typescript of a speech by Thomas C. Parker, press releases and printed material.

Reel Frames
5287 1132-1142 Administrators, Lists of, circa 1935-1936
5287 1143-1171 Administrators, Photographs and Biographical Sketches, circa 1935-1936
Reel Frames
1105 0366-0382 Advisory Committees, circa 1935
1105 0383-0408 Advisory Committees Correspondence, 1935
1105 0409-0414 Advisory Committees, Alabama, circa 1939-1940
1105 0415-0431 Advisory Committees, California, circa 1939-1940
1105 0432-0434 Advisory Committees, Colorado, circa 1939-1940
1105 0435 Advisory Committees, Connecticut, 1939-1940
1105 0436-0438 Advisory Committees, Delaware, circa 1939-1940
1105 0439-0441 Advisory Committees, District of Columbia, circa 1939-1940
1105 0442-0444 Advisory Committees, Florida, 1939-1940
1105 0445-0453 Advisory Committees, Illinois, circa 1939-1940
1105 0454-0464 Advisory Committees, Iowa, circa 1939-1940
1105 0465-0468 Advisory Committees, Louisiana, circa 1939-1940
1105 0469-0471 Advisory Committees, Maine, circa 1939-1940
1105 0476-0481 Advisory Committees, Maryland, circa 1939-1940
1105 0472-0475 Advisory Committees, Massachusetts, circa 1939-1940
1105 0482-0492 Advisory Committees, Michigan, circa 1939-1940
1105 0493 Advisory Committees, Minnesota, 1939
1105 0494 Advisory Committees, Missouri, 1939-1940
1105 0495 Advisory Committees, Montana, 1939
1105 0496 Advisory Committees, New Hampshire, 1939-1940
1105 0497-0499 Advisory Committees, New Jersey, 1939-1940
1105 0500-0501 Advisory Committees, New York, 1939-1940
1105 0502 Advisory Committees, North Carolina, 1939
1105 0503 Advisory Committees, Ohio, 1940
1105 0504 Advisory Committees, Oklahoma, circa 1939-1940
1105 0505-0509 Advisory Committees, Oregon, 1939
1105 0510-0515 Advisory Committees, Pennsylvania, circa 1939-1940
1105 0516-0517 Advisory Committees, Rhode Island, circa 1939-1940
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0399-0400 Correspondence and Memoranda, circa 1935
NDA 15 0374-0398 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1935-1936
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0682-0728 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1935-1936
(2 of 2)
NDA 15 0417-0430 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1936-1937
NDA 15 0729-0733 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1938
NDA 15 0431-0479 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1938-1939
NDA 15 0734-0740 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1939
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0748-0754 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1939
(2 of 2)
NDA 15 0480-0488 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1940
(1 of 3)
NDA 15 0741-0743 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1940
(2 of 3)
NDA 15 0746-0747 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1940
(3 of 3)
NDA 15 0744-0745 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1941
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0755-0766 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1941
(2 of 2)
NDA 15 0489-0493 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1942
NDA 15 0767-0789 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1942-1943
NDA 15 0798-0803 Correspondence and Memoranda, circa 1943
NDA 15 0790-0797 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1953
Reel Frames
1105 0581-0615 Draft Operating Manual of Museum Services and Education Aids, circa 1935-1940
Reel Frames
1107 0383-0422 Employment Figures, 1935-1936, undated
1107 0423-0453 Employment Figures, January-March 1936
1107 0454-0480 Employment Figures, April-December 1936
1107 0481-0507 Employment Figures, 1937-1942
Reel Frames
NDA 15 1031-1032 Employment Figures, 1942
NDA 15 0340 General Files, undated
(1 of 3)
NDA 15 0558-0559 General Files, undated
(2 of 3)
NDA 15 0665-0667 General Files, undated
(3 of 3)
Reel Frames
5288 0093-0245 General Files, circa 1934-1935
Reel Frames
1105 0282-0292 General Files, circa 1935
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5288 0247-0400 General Files, circa 1935
(2 of 2)
5288 0401-0574 General Files, circa 1936
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0401-0416 General Files, 1936
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0822-0853 General Files, 1936
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
5288 0575-0804 General Files, circa 1937
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0569-0601 General Files, circa 1937
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
5288 0805-1117 General Files, circa 1938
5288 1118-1243 General Files, circa 1939
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0606-0615 General Files, 1939
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0873-0889 General Files, 1939
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
5288 1244-1520 General Files, circa 1940
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0657-0664 General Files, 1940
Reel Frames
5289 0004-0227 General Files, circa 1941
Reel Frames
1105 0557-0580 General Files, circa 1935-1942
Reel Frames
5289 0229-0260 General Files, circa 1942
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0645-0654 General Files, 1942
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
1105 0542-0552 General Files, 1942
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0890-0977 General Files, circa 1942-1943
Reel Frames
5289 0261-0362 General Files, circa 1943
Reel Frames
5287 1120-1128 Lists of Projects, 1942
Reel Frames
1109 1023-1065 Miscellaneous Records, 1940-1942
Reel Frames
5287 1405-1493 Notebook, FAP Region 3, Southern, 1935
Reel Frames
1105 0975-1086 Report, National WPA/FAP: Summary and Recommendations for Continuation, 1939
1105 0616-0635 WPA/FAP and Negro Art, 1938-1943
1105 0636-0645 WPA/FAP, Criticism of, 1936-1943
Reel Frames
1108 0939-0941 WPA/FPA, Support of, 1936-1939, undated
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
1105 0646-0666 WPA/FPA, Support of, 1936-1939, undated
(2 of 2)
1105 0667-0784 WPA/FPA and War Effort, 1940-1943

3.2: Artist Files, 1935-1943

This subseries contains records relating to FAP artists. Correspondence is primarily between Cahill and various artists and includes letters of recommendation written by Cahill. General records include a typescript of an interview with Edith Halpert of Downtown Galleries, a document containing case studies on the "Adjustments of Individuals" during FAP work in Michigan; and printed material. A notebook entitled "Artists Whose Loan Assignments Have Been Completed," records "loans" of artists to various states and cities in order to work on FAP projects.

All individual artist files contain a biographical sketch of the artist, unless otherwise noted. Some files also contain photographs of the artist, as indicated.

Reel Frames
1107 0038-0098 Artist Files, Correspondence, 1935-1943
1107 0001-0021 Artist Files, General Records, 1935-1943
Reel Frames
5287 1173-1266 Artist Files, Lists of Artists and Works, 1938-1941
Reel Frames
1107 0099-0157 Artist Files, Notebook "Artists Whose Loan Assignments Have Been Completed," 1938-1939
Reel Frames
5287 1268-1270 Abbott, Berenice, undated
Reel Frames
1107 0022-0026 Barela, Patrocino, circa 1935
(resume)
Reel Frames
5287 1271-1272 Bennett, Gwendolyn, undated
5287 1273-1274 Bird, Elzy J., undated
5287 1275-1279 Brown, Samuel J., undated
(includes photo of Brown)
5287 1280-1284 Bufano, Beniamino, undated
Reel Frames
1107 0027-0037 Bufano, Beniamino, 1941
(catalog)
Reel Frames
5287 1285-1287 Cervantez, Pedro, undated
(includes photo of Cervantez)
5287 1288-1289 Curtis, Phillip C., undated
5287 1290-1292 Evergood, Philip, 1939
(includes photo of Evergood)
5287 1293-1294 Gershoy, Eugenie, undated
5287 1295-1296 Gettens, Rutherford J., undated
5287 1297-1298 Gorky, Arshile, undated
5287 1299-1303 Gregory, Waylande, undated
5287 1304-1305 Guglielmi, Louis, undated
5287 1306-1307 Hiler, Hilaire, undated
5287 1308-1309 Hord, Donal, undated
5287 1310-1311 Hunter, R. Vernon, undated
5287 1312-1313 Jacobi, Eli, undated
5287 1314-1315 Knaths, Karl, undated
5287 1316-1318 Kopman, Benjamin, undated
5287 1319-1322 Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, undated
5287 1323-1325 Murray, Hester Miller, undated
5287 1326-1329 Newell, James Michael, undated
(includes photo of Newell)
5287 1330-1333 Olds, Elizabeth, undated
(includes photo of Olds)
5287 1334-1336 Palo-Kangas, John, undated
(includes photo of Palo-Kangas)
5287 1337-1338 Park, Paul, undated
(includes photo of Park)
5287 1339-1343 Quirt, Walter, undated
(includes phot of Quirt)
5287 1344-1345 Rourke, Constance, undated
5287 1346-1348 Segal, George, undated
(photo of Segal only; see also Box 18)
5287 1349-1351 Seltzer, Leo, undated
(photo of Seltzer only)
5287 1352-1357 Siporin, Mitchell, undated
(includes photo of Siporin)
5287 1358-1362 Sommer, William, undated
(includes photo of Sommer)
5287 1363-1368 Speck, Walter E., undated
(includes photo of Speck)
5287 1369-1372 Sutton, Harry H., undated
(includes photo of Sutton)
5287 1373-1377 Trentham Eugene, undated
(typescript by and photo of Trentham)
5287 1378-1382 Velonis, Anthony, undated
(includes photo of Velonis)
5287 1383-1386 Viviano, Emmanuel, undated
(includes photo of Viviano)
5287 1387-1390 Ward, Lynd, 1939
(includes photo of Ward)
5287 1391-1395 Weisenborn, Rudolph, undated
(includes photo of Weisenborn)
5287 1396-1399 White, Francis Robert, undated
(includes photo of White)
5287 1400-1404 Wolff, Robert Jay, undated
(includes photo of Wolff)

3.3: Administration of the National WPA/FAP, 1935-1942

This subseries includes detailed financial records, memoranda, organizational charts and plans, and reports documenting the administration of the FAP at the national level.

A file relating to the 1939 changeover includes a typescript by George Biddle, Memorandum on a Post-War Reorganization of the Section of Fine Arts and Other Federal Art Projects, and a reprint of Art Under Five Years of Federal Patronage, also by Biddle.

Reports consist pimarily of progress reports provided by Cahill and Thomas C. Parker in addition to several general reports written by Cahill, scattered field trip reports, and miscellanous documents providing general accounts of the activities of the FAP.

General memoranda and program descriptons contain questionnaire results, descriptions of FAP programs, typescripts containing general program descriptions (possibly given as speeches or issued as press releases), and related news clippings.

Summaries of WPA art programs includes five copies of a document, "The WPA Art Program - A Summary," with hand-written notations updating the information in the Summary through 1942.

Reel Frames
1106 0113-0210 1939 Changeover and After, 1939-1942
Reel Frames
1105 0154-0249 Financial Records, Vouchers for Per Diem, 1942
1105 0250-0280 Financial Records, Vouchers for Per Diem, 1942-1943
Reel Frames
1106 0319-0333 Financial Reports, Allotments and Encumberances, 1936-1937
1106 0358-0389 Financial Reports, Analysis of Expenditures, 1935-1943
1106 0390-0394 Financial Reports, Financial Summaries, 1936-1939
1106 0356-0357 Financial Reports, State Directors of Finance and Statistics, 1937
1106 0334-0355 Financial Reports, Status of Art Project, 1936
1106 0001-0112 Memoranda, 25% Non-Relief Exemptions, 1935-1936
Reel Frames
1105 1171-1328 Memoranda, General, and Program Descriptions, 1936-1940
Reel Frames
1106 0306-0318 Memoranda, Sponsorship, 1937
Reel Frames
1105 1088-1092 Organization Charts, circa 1938
1105 1093-1170 Organization Plan, 1938
1105 1329-1446 Reports, 1936-1937
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0560-0568 Reports, 1937
NDA 15 0504-0508 Reports, 1939
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1105 1447-1552 Reports, 1937-1940
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1106 0211-0305 Summaries of WPA Art Programs, 1940-1942

3.4: Administration of the State WPA/FAP, 1935-1943

This subseries contains records documenting the adminstration of the FAP at the state level. It includes general correspondence and memoranda regarding state activities as well as reports of state program operations and accomplishments, field trip reports, and newsletters and bulletins from state art centers organized alphabetically by state.

This subseries contains a second set of state studies which, in addition to administrative reports, includes reports representing research and writing conducted as part of the FAP work done at the state level. The second group of reports is also arranged alphabetically by state, and then chronologically, and includes social studies conducted by members of the Federal Writers Program.

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1106 0395-0417 Correspondence, 1935-1940
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NDA 15 0804-0807 Field Trip Reports, 1935
NDA 15 0808-0821 Lists of State and Regional Directors, circa 1935-1936
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1105 0127-0145 Memoranda to State and Regional Directors, 1935-1936
1105 0104-0126 Memoranda to State and Regional Directors, 1937
1105 0076-0103 Memoranda to State and Regional Directors, 1938
1105 0065-0075 Memoranda to State and Regional Directors, 1939
1105 0146-0153 Memoranda to State and Regional Directors, Requisitioned Material, 1936
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5290 0506-0516 Midwest Mural Competition, undated
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NDA 15 0978-0989 California, undated
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1106 0418-0513 California, circa 1935-1937
1106 0514-0522 Florida, circa 1936
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NDA 15 0862-0865 Illinois, 1936
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1106 0523-0530 Illinois, 1940
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NDA 15 0859-0861 Iowa, 1936
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1106 0531-0537 Iowa, circa 1937
1106 0538-0540 Kansas, 1935
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NDA 15 0854-0858 Kansas, 1936
NDA 15 0532-0538 Minnesota, undated
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1106 0541-0550 Minnesota, 1939
1106 0554-0562 Minnesota, 1943
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NDA 15 0539-0557 Missouri, 1935
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1106 0551-0553 Missouri, 1942
1106 0563-0594 New York City, 1935-1943
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1107 0701-0737 New York State, 1937-1938
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1106 0595 North Carolina, 1936
1106 0596-0601 Oregon, 1940
1106 0602-0612 Pennsylvania, circa 1935-1940
1106 0613-0617 Texas, 1935
1106 0618-0625 Virginia, 1936
1106 0626-0654 Wyoming, 1937
Reel Frames
5289 0364-0372 Arizona, The Phoenix Art Center by Morsell, undated
5289 0373-0377 California, [Young California Artists] by Morsell for Parnassus, undated
5289 0378-0389 California, The Hand-Writing on the Walls by Homer W. Evans, undated
5289 0390-0400 California, The Study of Early American Wall Painting in Southern California by Warren W. Lemmon, undated
5289 0401-0402 California, Redwood Sculpture on the Federal Art Project, undated
5289 0403-0409 California, Children's Art Classes by Vivian Swelander, undated
5289 0410-0413 California, An Exhibition for Artists and Layman Behind the Scenes in Making a Mosaic, undated
5289 0414 California, An Exhibition That Graphically Demonstrates the Use of Art in Public Buildings, undated
5289 0415-0422 California, Aquatic Park Exhibition, undated
5289 0423-0425 California, [Beniamino Bufano], undated
5289 0426-0427 California, Sculpture Produced on Federal Art Project of the WPA, California, undated
5289 0428-0455 California, Southern California Creates, undated
5289 0457-0461 California, Federal Art Project, Los Angeles Museum, 1936
5289 0462-0465 California, [Federal Art Project], 1936
5289 0472 California, Report from the Northern California Project, circa 1937
5289 0466-0471 California, Transcript of Interview Was There A Mission Style of Design? with Frank Freidel and Warren W. Lemmon, 1937
5289 0473-0555 California, Folk Arts in California From 1769 to 1846 by Marjorie Evelyn De Bord, 1938
5289 0556-0557 California, Federal Art Project Reviews Accomplishment, 1938
5289 0558 California, Untitled, circa 1938
5289 0559-0574 California, Calfornia's Medical Story in Fresco, 1939
5289 0575-0601 California, Historical Murals in the Los Angeles County Hall of Records Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 1939
5289 0602-0611 California, Southern California Art Project, Los Angeles Museum, 1939
5289 0612-0616 California, Federal Art Project, [1940]
5289 0617-0629 California, Southern California Art Project, 1942
5289 0630-0634 District of Columbia, The Works Program, undated
5289 0635-0638 District of Columbia, National Exhibit of Children's Art, undated
5289 0639-0644 District of Columbia, The Federal Art Project: A Summary, undated
5289 0645-0648 Florida, Autobiographical Sketch by Eve Alsman Fuller, 1936
5289 0649-0650 Florida, Financial Report of Federal Art Galleries of Florida, 1936
5289 0651-0658 Florida, Jacksonville WPA Art Center Brochure, 1942
5289 0659-0707 Florida, Report on the History of the FAP in Florida, 1942
5289 0708-0724 Illinois, Cotton Mather by M. R. Bevier, undated
5289 0725-0806 Illinois, The Centennial Exposition of 1876 by Helen Sikuta, undated
5289 0807-0823 Illinois, Early Clockmakers in the United States by Oscar Bluhme, undated
5289 0824-0828 Illinois, Swiss in Chicago Prior to 1900 by Albert Rudin, undated
5289 0829-0849 Illinois, Polish Emmigration by Stanley Mazur, undated
5289 0850-0854 Illinois, English Settlement, Edwards County, Illinois, undated
5289 0855-0883 Illinois, Moravian Brethren by Helen Sikuta, undated
5289 0884-0886 Illinois, Early Textiles of the Mormon Pioneers by E. J. Bird, undated
5289 0887-0897 Illinois, Notes on Coverlets, undated
5289 0898-0901 Illinois, Early American Copper, undated
5289 0902-0917 Illinois, Mural America by Increase Robinson, undated
5289 0918-0958 Illinois, Applied Arts Report, undated
5289 0985-0988 Illinois, Bishop Hill Paintings by Archie Thompson, undated
5289 0970-0984 Illinois, Bishop Hill Colony by Ingegerd Linden, circa 1936
5289 0989-1008 Illinois, Bishop Hill Biographies by Unidentified Author, circa 1936
5289 0961-0969 Illinois, Bishop Hill, Illinois, 1936
(includes 5 photos of the town)
5289 1010-1016 Illinois, Suggestions For Material and Its Location in Illinois, 1936
5289 1017 Illinois, WPA Sculptors Lift Chisels to a 2 1/2 Hour Day, Press Digest, August 19, 1936
5289 1018 Illinois, Condensed Statistical Report Covering Mural Project in Illinois, October 27, 1936
5289 0959-0960 Illinois, Stencilled Walls by William L. Warren, 1937
5289 1009 Illinois, Bishop's Hill by Holger Cahill, 1941
5289 1019-1022 Illinois, Project Officials Hail Illinois Art Show at Federal Gallery, February 15, 1938
5289 1023-1029 Illinois, The Illinois Art Project, [1939]
5289 1030-1070 Illinois, Baseball In Old Chicago, 1939
5289 1071-1082 Illinois, Millar's Chicago Letter, 1940
5289 1083-1103 Iowa, A Guide to Dubuque, 1937
5289 1104-1114 Iowa, [Sioux City Community Federal Art Center], 1938
5289 1115-1143 Iowa, Information and Reports on the Two Hemisphere Band Chariot, 1938
5289 1144-1146 Louisiana, Report by Gideon T. Stanton, undated
(1 of 2)
5289 1149-1152 Louisiana, Report by Gideon T. Stanton, undated
(2 of 2)
5289 1147-1148 Louisiana, Statement by Dr. Robert E. Plunkett, undated
5289 1153-1154 Louisiana, New Orleans: What To See, How To See It, 1935
5289 1155-1163 Louisiana, Afton Villa, 1935
5289 1164-1169 Louisiana, Report of Federal Art Project of Louisiana as of May 1, 1939
5289 1170-1184 Michigan, Untitled Report, undated
5289 1185 Michigan, Michigan School for the Blind Receives Sculpture by WPA Artists, undated
5289 1186 Michigan, Lincoln by Samuel Cashwan, undated
5289 1187-1189 Michigan, The Puppets of the Lano Family, undated
5289 1190-1192 Michigan, Fredenthal Murals in the Detroit Naval Armory, undated
5289 1193-1194 Michigan, Edgar Yaeger's Murals in the Detroit Naval Armory, undated
5289 1195-1196 Michigan, Royal Oak High School Receives Mural Panel by the Makielski Brothers, undated
5289 1197-1201 Michigan, Exhibition Press Releases, Index of American Design, 1937-1938
5289 1202-1237 Michigan, Report on Art Projects for Unemployment Relief in Michigan, 1935-1942 by Paul McPharlin, [1942]
5289 1238-1251 Minnesota, Minnesota Artist, 1939
5289 1252-1283 Minnesota, [Walker Art Center], 1940
5289 1284-1289 Missouri, Press Release, undated
5289 1290-1292 Missouri, People's Art Service Center, undated
5289 1293-1335 Missouri, Work Projects Administration Service Division - Missouri, Accomplishment Report, February 1, 1943
5289 1336-1349 Nebraska, Nebraska Folklore: Pioneer Recollections, 1940
5289 1350-1360 New Jersey, Program Operation Report, undated
5289 1361-1362 New Jersey, The Williamsburg Housing and Newark Airport Projects by Burgoyne Diller, undated
5289 1363-1380 New Mexico, Spanish Colonial Arts in New Mexico by R. Vernon Hunter, undated
5289 1381-1395 New York, American Artists Face the Future, undated
5289 1396 New York, Statistical Report of the Art Teaching Project, 1936
5289 1414-1433 New York, Federal Art Centers of New York, circa 1938
5289 1434-1445 New York, A Community Art Center for Harlem, circa 1938
5289 1446-1454 New York, Recent Prints Available for Allocation, circa 1938
5289 1397-1413 New York, Descriptions of Paintings from the Art and Psychopathology Exhibition, 1938
5289 1455-1458 New York, Free Guided Tours, 1938
5289 1459-1473 New York, Art Work in Non-Federal Buildings and the Federal Art Project of the City of New York, circa 1939
5289 1474-1488 New York, Art Caravan Report, April-May 1939
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5290 0004-0077 New York, Art Caravan Report, cont., April-May 1939
(includes photos of Art Caravan)
5290 0078-0161 New York, Art Caravan Report, June-August 1939
(includes photos of Art Caravan)
5290 0162-0185 New York, Record of Program Operation and Accomplishment, 1943
5290 0186-0189 North Carolina, The WPA and Winston-Salem Art Center, undated
5290 0190-0209 North Carolina, Manual of Operation and Procedure of North Carolina Federal Art Projects, 1936-1937
5290 0210-0244 North Carolina, Report on the Preservation of Mountain Culture in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Dr. Hans Huth, 1941
5290 0245-0249 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Eductional Work with High Schools, circa 1933
5290 0250-0253 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Educational Functions of an Art Museum, 1933
5290 0254-0256 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum Educational Work for the General Public, 1939
5290 0257-0267 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Art Museum and the Secondary School, circa 1940
5290 0268-0312 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Visual Material Available for Use in Secondary Schools, 1940
5290 0313-0398 Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Report on Work with Shaker Heights Secondary Schools, 1940
5290 0399-0405 Oklahoma, Record of Program Operation and Accomplishment, undated
5290 0406-0409 Oklahoma, Report by Nan Sheets, 1936
(includes photo of Sheets)
5290 0410-0421 Oregon, Report on Salem Federal Art Center, undated
5290 0422-0423 Oregon, Art in Timberline Lodge by E. J. Griffith, undated
5290 0424-0429 Oregon, The Problem of Gallery Attendants by Charles Val Clear, undated
5290 0430-0435 Oregon, WPA Community Art Centers, undated
5290 0436-0455 Pennsylvania, Report on the Subject of Ornamental Cast Iron in Philadelphia in the First Half of the 19th Century by Katherine Milhous, 1936
5290 0456-0476 Pennsylvania, The Harmony Society in Pennsylvania, 1937
5290 0477-0478 Pennsylvania, Defense Work in Progress, 1941
5290 0479-0504 Virginia, Memoranda on Community Art Centers, circa 1938
5290 0517-0525 Washington State, Bulletin of the Spokane Art Center, 1939
5290 0527-0530 Wisconsin, Artist Who Painted Pope Pius XI Makes Show Place of Old Barn, undated
5290 0531-0534 Wisconsin, Miscellaneous Publicity and Notes from Press Digest, 1937, undated
5290 0535-0545 Wisconsin, Notes on and Statements by Wisconsin Artists, 1939
5290 0546-0574 Wisconsin, Record of Program Operation and Accomplishment, 1942
5290 0575-0582 Wyoming, A Review of the Federal Art Galleries in Wyoming by E. E. Lowry, 1938

3.5: Meeting Minutes and Transcripts, 1936-1941

This subseries contains minutes and transcripts of WPA/FAP meetings and conferences, arranged chronologically.

Reel Frames
1105 0553-0556 Planning Program of Work and Travel Conference, undated
1105 0533-0541 Regional and State Directors Conference, September 1936
Reel Frames
5288 0003-0026 Fogg Museum Meeting, January 20, 1938
Reel Frames
5292 0404-0440 Federal Art Directors Conference, Washington, D.C., May 1938
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0990-0994 Annual Meeting of the American Handicraft Council, February 1940
Reel Frames
1105 0518-0532 Community Service Projects Meeting, May 21-23, 1940
Reel Frames
5288 0048-0051 Community Service Projects Meeting, May 29, 1940
5288 0052-0064 Art Supervisors Conference, Washington, D.C., January 1941
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1105 0785-0866 Conference on the Arts Program of the WPA, Transcript, Part 1, October-November 1941
1105 0867-0904 Conference on the Arts Program of the WPA, Transcript, Part 2, October-November 1941
1105 0905-0974 Conference on the Arts Program of the WPA, Transcript, Part 3, October-November 1941

3.6: Allocations, 1935-1943, 1970

This subseries documents financial allotments for the FAP program on a national and state level. It contains chronologically arranged correspondence and memoranda showing total allocations and containing lists breaking down allotments by state, as well as general correspondence related to allocations.

Allocation control cards were produced by the FAP's graphic arts division as a record of prints received in, and distributed by, the FAP's office in Washington D.C. for allocation and exhibition purposes. They give a number indicating the exhibition in which each print was included and a number indicating the total number of prints received (see General Correspondence, 1970, in this subseries). The cards are organized alphabetically by state.

Also found here are tables of financial allotment statistics, printed material related to allocations of art work and a notebook entitled Congressional and D.C. Allocations.

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1106 1093-1186 Allocation Control Cards, California, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
1106 1274-1279 Allocation Control Cards, California, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
1106 1187-1190 Allocation Control Cards, Colorado, circa 1935-1941
1106 1191-1193 Allocation Control Cards, Connecticut, circa 1935-1941
1106 1194-1195 Allocation Control Cards, Florida, circa 1935-1941
1106 1196-1217 Allocation Control Cards, Illinois, circa 1935-1941
1106 1218-1219 Allocation Control Cards, Kansas, circa 1935-1941
1106 1220-1221 Allocation Control Cards, Louisiana, circa 1935-1941
1106 1222-1250 Allocation Control Cards, Massachusetts, circa 1935-1941
1106 1251-1259 Allocation Control Cards, Michigan, circa 1935-1941
1106 1260-1266 Allocation Control Cards, Minnesota, circa 1935-1941
1106 1267-1269 Allocation Control Cards, New Hampshire, circa 1935-1941
1106 1270-1272 Allocation Control Cards, New Mexico, circa 1935-1941
1106 1273 Allocation Control Cards, New York, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
1106 1280-1419 Allocation Control Cards, New York, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
1106 1420-1454 Allocation Control Cards, Ohio, circa 1935-1941
1106 1455-1456 Allocation Control Cards, Oregon, circa 1935-1941
1106 1457-1492 Allocation Control Cards, Pennsylvania, circa 1935-1941
1106 1493-1495 Allocation Control Cards, Rhode Island, circa 1935-1941
1106 1496-1497 Allocation Control Cards, Utah, circa 1935-1941
1106 1498-1506 Allocation Control Cards, Washington, circa 1935-1941
1106 1507-1512 Allocation Control Cards, Wisconsin, circa 1935-1941
1106 1061-1090 Allocation Statistics, 1935-1937
1106 0875-0899 Allocations to States, 1935
1106 0900-0931 Allocations to States, January-March 1936
1106 0932-0958 Allocations to States, April 1936
1106 0959-0989 Allocations to States, May-June 1936
1106 0990-1029 Allocations to States, July 1936
1106 1030-1060 Allocations to States, July 1936-January 1937
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NDA 15 0668-0681 Commercial Standards for Artists' Oil Paints, 1939
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1106 0675-0704 Commercial Standards for Artists' Oil Paints, 1941-1943
1106 0655-0674 General Correspondence, 1936-1943
1106 1092 General Correspondence, 1970
1106 0705-0803 Notebook, Congressional and D.C. Allocations, 1936-1941
1106 0804-0874 Printed Material, 1936-1939

3.7: Community Art Centers, 1934-1946

This subseries includes reports on various community art centers and news clippings about the art center in Curry County, Oregon.

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1107 0342-0382 News Clippings, Curry County Art Center, 1939-1941
1107 0220-0221 Reports, 1934
1107 0160-0204 Reports, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
1107 0214-0219 Reports, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
1107 0222-0283 Reports, 1936
1107 0284-0322 Reports, 1937-1938
1107 0205-0213 Reports, 1938
(1 of 2)
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NDA 15 0866-0872 Reports, 1938
(2 of 2)
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1107 0323-0340 Reports, 1939-1946

3.8: FAP Divisions, 1935-1940

This subseries documents the activities of FAP divisions through typescripts, an interview transcript, memoranda, printed material and copies of poster designs.

Art teaching typescripts include the following: Jacksonville Negro Art Gallery, Florida, Children's Art Gallery, Washington, D.C., Art and the Problem Child, Child Art Teaching, Saturday Morning Classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Information Concerning District of Columbia Children's Drawings in Big Stone Gap Exhibition, The Artist Teaches, The Functions of Art Teaching in Education, The Works Program, and Child Art.

Records relating to murals include a biographical sketch of the architect William Lescaze; a typescript entitled Statistical Note on Murals; and a booklet entitled Historical Murals in the Los Angeles County Hall of Records Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room. Records relating to posters include a typescript entitled List of Visual Aid and Other Training Material Produced for Military Establishments by Missouri Graphics Phase Units, 28 copies of poster designs, and a photograph of men in a poster composition room.

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1107 0738-0798 Art Teaching, 1936-1939
1107 0799-0804 Crafts, 1940
1107 0805-0809 Design Laboratory, 1935-1936
1107 0810-0866 Graphic Art, 1940
1107 0867-0906 Murals, 1936-1939
1107 0907-0977 Posters, circa 1935-1940

3.9: Index of American Design, 1936-1947

The purpose of the Index of American Design was to compile a pictorial record of objects in the decorative, applied and folk arts, particularly objects of American origin. This subseries includes correspondence, memoranda, manuals, reports, typescripts, press releases, state reports primarily concerning Illinois projects, exhibition loan records, printed material and photographs of exhibitions and artwork, documenting that endeavor.

Articles and reports include documents and manuals describing the form and function of the Index, and outlining related procedures to be followed. They also include typescripts about the Index including Recording American Design, [The Shaker Portfolio], The Derivation and History of Weathervanes, A Short History of the Weathervane, The Eagle in American Design, American Traditions for Young People, and Notes on American Carvers and Carving. Also found here are press releases, notes, a list of collectors, memoranda, Art Circular No. 3 and a reprint entitled American Popular Art as Recorded in the Index of American Design by Erwin O. Christensen.

Photographs include a bound portfolio of photographs of index plates representing artist renderings of Illinois objects, and a series of photographs depicting the process of making an index plate.

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1107 1075-1234 Articles and Reports, circa 1936-1941
1107 1235-1285 Articles and Reports, 1936
1107 1286-1310 Articles and Reports, 1937
1107 1311-1396 Articles and Reports, 1938
1107 1397-1412 Articles and Reports, 1941, 1947
1107 0979-0985 Correspondence and Memoranda, undated
1107 0993-1058 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1936
1107 1059-1068 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1937, 1940
1107 1069-1074 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1941-1942
(1 of 2)
1107 0986-0992 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1941-1942
(2 of 2)
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5292 0683-0730 Lists of Artwork/Receipts for Exhibition Loans, 1936
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1108 0263-0304 Notes, circa 1936-1942
(1 of 2)
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5292 0672-0682 Notes, circa 1936-1942
(2 of 2)
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1107 1413-1438 State Reports, 1942
1107 1439-1503 State Reports, Illinois, 1942
(1 of 2)
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1108 0001-0262 State Reports, Illinois, 1942
(2 of 2)
1108 0554-0938 Portfolio of Index Plates from Illinois, 1942
1108 0508-0553 Printed Material, Booklet The Silkscreen Process, 1941
1108 0305-0328 Photographs, Exhibitions, 1938-1939
1108 0367-0423 Photographs, "Making an Index Plate," circa 1936-1942
1108 0329-0366 Photographs, Objects, circa 1936-1942
(1 of 3)
1108 0424-0491 Photographs, Objects, circa 1936-1942
(2 of 3)
1108 0506-0507 Photographs, Objects, circa 1936-1942
(3 of 3)
1108 0492-0505 Photographs, Shaker Buildings and People, circa 1936-1942

3.10: Exhibitions, 1935-1942

This subseries consists of reports on exhibitions, shipping receipts for artwork, news clippings, exhibition catalogs, and records relating to the FAP Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair.

Records of the New York World'd Fair exhibition include correspondence, typescripts, memoranda, a budget plan, a list of sculptors employed by the FAP in New York City, prospectuses for artists, a calendar of events, press releases, printed material and photographs.

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1107 584-683 Catalogs, 1936-1939
1107 539-563 Childrens' Art Exhibitions, 1937-1939
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5292 0732-0778 New York World's Fair Exhibition (1939-1940), 1935-1938
5292 0780-0839 New York World's Fair Exhibition (1939-1940), 1938-1939
5292 0841-0888 New York World's Fair Exhibition (1939-1940), 1939
5292 0890-0950 New York World's Fair Exhibition (1939-1940), 1939-1940
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1107 564-583 New York World's Fair Exhibition (1939-1940), 1940
1107 509-538 Exhibition Reports, 1936-1942
1107 684-700 News Clippings, 1936-1939

3.11: Other New Deal Art Projects, 1935-1942

This subseries contains records related to two other New Deal art projects: the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Art Project and the Treasury Department Art Project (TDAP). Included here are one bulletin relating to the former and four letters and a series of bulletins relating to the latter.

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1109 1068-1069 OEM Art Bulletin No.1, 1942
1109 1014-1022 TDAP Correspondence, 1935
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5290 0583-0595 TDAP Bulletin No. 1, March 1, 1935
5290 0596-0609 TDAP Bulletin No. 2, April 1, 1935
5290 0610-0625 TDAP Bulletin No. 3, May-June 1935
5290 0626-0641 TDAP Bulletin No. 4, July-August 1935
5290 0642-0662 TDAP Bulletin No. 5, September 1935
5290 0663-0678 TDAP Bulletin No. 6, October-November 1935
5290 0679-0696 TDAP Bulletin No. 7, December 1935
5290 0697-0732 TDAP Bulletin No. 8, January-February 1936
5290 0733-0756 TDAP Bulletin No. 9, March-May 1936
5290 0757-0776 TDAP Bulletin No. 10, June-August 1936
5290 0777-0795 TDAP Bulletin No. 11, September 1936-February 1937
5290 0796-0812 TDAP Bulletin No. 12, February 1937
5290 0813-0829 TDAP Bulletin No. 13, March-June 1937
5290 0830-0862 TDAP Bulletin No. 14, July 1937-January 1938
5290 0863-0873 TDAP Bulletin No. 15, March 1938
5290 0874-0881 TDAP Bulletin No. 16, circa April-August 1938
5290 0882-0898 TDAP Bulletin No. 17, September 1938
5290 0899-0918 TDAP Bulletin No. 18, February 1939
5290 0919-0948 TDAP Bulletin No. 19, June 1939
5290 0949-0965 TDAP Bulletin No. 20, November 1939
5290 0966-0981 TDAP Bulletin No. 21, March 1940
5290 0982-1003 TDAP Bulletin No. 22, September 1940
5290 1004-1010 TDAP Bulletin No. 23, March 1941
5290 1011-1016 TDAP Bulletin No. 24, May 1941
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1109 1070-1105 TDAP Bulletin No. 8 (duplicate), January-February 1936
1109 1106-1125 TDAP Bulletin No. 10 (duplicate), June-August 1936

3.12: Publicity and Printed Material, 1934-1944, 1961

This subseries contains printed material relating to the WPA/FAP as well as material used for publicity including transcripts of lectures and essays (some with hand-written notations), news clippings, press releases, and publications. For additional material of this type see Series 4: Writings, Lectures and Speeches and Series 8: Printed Material. Additional press releases can be found in 3.13: Scrapbooks.

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3482 1134-1153 Brochure, Purposes, Functions, Techniques: Federal Art Project Exhibitions, undated
(see MMs009)
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NDA 15 0341-0373 Government Acts and Resolutions, 1935-1939
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1109 0255-0437 Government Acts and Resolutions, 1939
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NDA 15 0520-0531 Lectures and Essays, undated
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1108 0942-1070 Lectures and Essays, 1936-circa 1940
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NDA 15 0494-0503 Lectures and Essays, 1937
(1 of 2)
NDA 15 0602-0605 Lectures and Essays, 1937
(2 of 2)
NDA 15 0509-0519 Lectures and Essays, 1941
(1 of 3)
NDA 15 0616-0632 Lectures and Essays, 1941
(2 of 3)
NDA 15 0638-0644 Lectures and Essays, 1941
(3 of 3)
Reel Frames
5294 0789-0798 List of Magazine Articles on FAP, 1940
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1108 1071-1101 Press Releases, 1936-1939, undated
Reel Frames
NDA 15 0633-0637 Press Releases, 1941
NDA 15 0655-0656 Press Releases, 1942
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1108 1108-1124 News Clippings, undated
(1 of 4)
1108 1318 News Clippings, undated
(2 of 4)
1108 1320-1324 News Clippings, undated
(3 of 4)
1108 1327-1332 News Clippings, undated
(4 of 4)
1108 1316-1317 News Clippings, 1934
1108 1126-1149 News Clippings, 1935
(1 of 2)
1108 1333-1337 News Clippings, 1935
(2 of 2)
1108 1150-1231 News Clippings, 1936
(1 of 2)
1108 1338-1367 News Clippings, 1936
(2 of 2)
1108 1232-1257 News Clippings, 1937
(1 of 2; see also Box 18)
1108 1368-1401 News Clippings, 1937
(2 of 2; see also Box 18)
1108 1258-1277 News Clippings, 1938
(1 of 3)
1108 1319 News Clippings, 1938
(2 of 3)
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1109 0001-0107 News Clippings, 1938
(3 of 3)
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1108 1278-1294 News Clippings, 1939
(1 of 3)
1108 1325-1326 News Clippings, 1939
(2 of 3)
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1109 0108-0156 News Clippings, 1939
(3 of 3)
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1108 1295 News Clippings, 1940
1108 1296-1314 News Clippings, 1942
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1109 0157-0158 News Clippings, 1944
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NDA 15 0995-1030 News Clippings, 1939-1943, 1961, undated
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1109 0160-0254 Publications, circa 1939
1109 0438-0473 Publications, 1939
1109 0474-0598 Publications, 1940
(1 of 2)
1109 0683-0737 Publications, 1940
(2 of 2)
1109 0738-0963 Publications, 1941
1109 0964-1012 Publications, 1942
Reel Frames
1108 1102-1107 Sunday Night Art Forum Announcements, undated
Reel Frames
5296 0747-0811 WPA Technical Problems of the Artist Series, circa 1938
Reel Frames
1109 0599-0682 WPA Technical Series, 1940, undated
Reel Frames
5296 0817-0862 WPA Technical Series, 1941

3.13: Scrapbooks, 1936-1939

This subseries contains three scrapbooks: Scrapbook I contains primarily press releases from the WPA Works Program as well as state progress reports, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material. It includes photos of sculptor Jose Ruiz de Rivera and a New York Cityscape by Berenice Abbott. Scrapbook II contains news clippings and printed material concerning FAP conferences and the Index of American Design. Scrapbook III contains news clippings, exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous printed material. It also conains six photos of art centers and exhibitions, six photos of art classes and seven photos of artwork.

Reel Frames
5292 1446-1494 Scrapbook I, 1935
Reel Frames
5293 0005-0024 Scrapbook I, 1936
5293 0025-0061 Scrapbook I, January-May 1937
5293 0062-0092 Scrapbook I, June 1-15, 1937
5293 0093-0129 Scrapbook I, June 16-30, 1937
5293 0130-0152 Scrapbook I, July 1-15, 1937
5293 0153-0184 Scrapbook I, July 16-31, 1937
5293 0185-0218 Scrapbook I, August 1937
5293 0219-0233 Scrapbook I, September 1-15, 1937
5293 0234-0262 Scrapbook I, September 16-30, 1937
5293 0263-0302 Scrapbook I, October 1937
5293 0303-0338 Scrapbook I, November 1-10, 1937
5293 0340-0364 Scrapbook I, November 11-19, 1937
5293 0365-0383 Scrapbook I, November 20-30, 1937
5293 0384-0412 Scrapbook I, December 1-8, 1937
5293 0413-0434 Scrapbook I, December 9-21, 1937
5293 0435-0461 Scrapbook I, December 22-31, 1937
5293 0462-0493 Scrapbook I, January 1-12, 1938
5293 0494-0520 Scrapbook I, January 13-18, 1938
5293 0521-0559 Scrapbook I, January 19-27, 1938
5293 0560-0587 Scrapbook I, January 28-31, 1938
5293 0588-0642 Scrapbook I, February 1-15, 1938
5293 0643-0683 Scrapbook I, February 16-28, 1938
5293 0684-0723 Scrapbook I, March 1-10, 1938
5293 0724-0772 Scrapbook I, March 11-23, 1938
5293 0773-0801 Scrapbook I, March 25-31, 1938
5293 0802-0844 Scrapbook I, April 1-21, 1938
5293 0845-0882 Scrapbook I, April 22-30, 1938
5293 0883-0921 Scrapbook I, May 1-10, 1938
5293 0922-0956 Scrapbook I, May 11-16, 1938
5293 0957-0993 Scrapbook I, May 17-31, 1938
5293 0994-1024 Scrapbook I, June 1-15, 1938
5293 1025-1056 Scrapbook I, June 16-30, 1938
5293 1057-1113 Scrapbook I, July 1-18, 1938
5293 1114-1146 Scrapbook I, July 19-31, 1938
5293 1147-1177 Scrapbook I, August 1-10, 1938
5293 1178-1219 Scrapbook I, August 11-20, 1938
5293 1220-1247 Scrapbook I, August 21-31, 1938
5293 1248-1315 Scrapbook I, September 1938
5293 1316-1346 Scrapbook I, October 1-21, 1938
5293 1347-1370 Scrapbook I, October 22-31, 1938
5293 1371-1405 Scrapbook I, November 1-10, 1938
5293 1406-1425 Scrapbook I, November 14-20, 1938
5293 1426-1453 Scrapbook I, November 21-30, 1938
5293 1454-1500 Scrapbook I, December 1-14, 1938
5293 1501-1541 Scrapbook I, December 15-31, 1938
Reel Frames
5294 0004-0030 Scrapbook I, January 1-15, 1939
5294 0031-0056 Scrapbook I, January 16-24, 1939
5294 0057-0093 Scrapbook I, January 25-31, 1939
5294 0094-0132 Scrapbook I, February 1-15, 1939
5294 0133-0170 Scrapbook I, February 16-28, 1939
5294 0171-0195 Scrapbook I, March 1-14, 1939
5294 0196-0222 Scrapbook I, March 15-21, 1939
5294 0223-0249 Scrapbook I, March 22-31, 1939
5294 0250-0291 Scrapbook I, March-April 1939
5294 0292-0326 Scrapbook I, April 1-11, 1939
5294 0327-0357 Scrapbook I, April 12-30, 1939
5294 0358-0396 Scrapbook I, May 1-14, 1939
5294 0397-0427 Scrapbook I, May 15-21, 1939
5294 0428-0469 Scrapbook I, May 22-31, 1939
5294 0470-0494 Scrapbook I, June 1-12, 1939
5294 0495-0534 Scrapbook I, June 13-30, 1939
5294 0535-0565 Scrapbook I, July 1939
5294 0566-0638 Scrapbook II, 1936-1939
5294 0639-0787 Scrapbook III, 1937-1939
(see Box 18)

3.14: Photographs, circa 1935-1948

This series begins with photographs of WPA artists, regional directors, and art administrators. The individuals pictured include: Lucienne Bloch, Karl Knaths, Donald J. Bear, Max Spivak, Increase Robinson, F. C. Harrington, Russell C. Parr, George G. Thorp, Eve Alsman Fuller, R. Bruce Inverarity, Eleanor Roosevelt with R. Bruce Inverarity, Florence Kerr, Robert Armstrong Andrews, Richard C. Morrison, Jacob Baker, Holger Cahill and Jacob Baker, Joseph Danysh, C. Adolph Glassgold, Thomas C. Parker, Elizabeth Olds, Milton Horn, Juan Sanchez, Patricino Barela, Sam Brown, Harry Hopkins and Holger Cahill, Stanton MacDonald Wright at the dedication of the Father Garces monument, John Palo-Kangas, Seminole Indians at the opening of the Miami Federal Galleries, Ellen Woodward with Thomas C. Parker, and Holger Cahill with Duncan Phillips and Harry L. Hopkins.

Also found here are three photograph "albums." Photograph Album I contains photos of artwork, installations, and Shaker furniture and buildings. Photograph Album II contains photos of artists, art classes, and artwork in addition to printed material. Photograph Album III contains photos of posters and murals, group activities and classes relating to the WPA and defense.

This series also contains thirteen photographs of "Changing New York" by Berenice Abbott. The remainder of the series consists of FAP photos of art classes, gallery installations, state art centers and staff and artwork, arranged by state.

For additional FAP photographs see 3.1 (for photographs of FAP administrators), 3.2. (for photographs of Artists), 3.8 (for photographs related to the Index of American Design), 3.10 (for photographs from the 1939-1940 World's Fair) and 3.13 (for photographs from FAP scrapbooks).

Reel Frames
1109 1126-1144 Adminstrator Photos, circa 1936-1938
(includes photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt, 3/25/38)
1109 1147-1197 Artist, Regional Director, and Art Administrator Photos, circa 1937-1939
1109 1198-1224 Berenice Abbott Photos, 1936-1938
Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed Berenice Abbott, Negatives and Copy Prints, 1936-1938
Reel Frames
5296 1021-1354 Photograph Album I, circa 1936
Reel Frames
5297 0004-0331 Photograph Album I, cont., circa 1936
5297 0332-0418 Photograph Album II, circa 1937
(see Box 18)
5297 0419-0478 Photograph Album III, circa 1936-1941
Reel Frames
1109 1225-1231 Alabama Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0481-0484 Alabama Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1109 1232-1251 Arizona Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0486-0554 Arizona Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1109 1252-1337 California Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0556-0741 California Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photos of Benianino Bufano, Donal Hord and John Palo-Kangas)
Reel Frames
1109 1338-1354 Colorado Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0743-0760 Colorado Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
5297 0762-0763 Connecticut Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0406-0428 District of Columbia Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0765-0787 District of Columbia Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0001-0079 Florida Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0789-0919 Florida Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
5297 0921-0930 Idaho, Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0080-0161 Illinois Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5297 0932-1268 Illinois, Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photographs of Edward Millman and Mitchell Siporin)
5297 1270 Indiana Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0162-0163 Iowa Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 3)
Reel Frames
5297 1272-1344 Iowa Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 3)
Reel Frames
5298 0005-0023 Iowa Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(3 of 3)
5298 0025-0033 Kansas Photographs, circa 1935-1941
5298 0035-0042 Louisiana Photographs, circa 1935-1941
5298 0044 Maine Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0164-0165 Maryland Photographs, circa 1935-1941
1110 0166-0236 Massachusetts Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5298 0046-0189 Massachusetts Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0237-0284 Michigan Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5298 0191-0234 Michigan Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photos of Samuel Cashwan and Walt Speck)
Reel Frames
1110 0285-0289 Minnesota Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5298 0236-0339 Minnesota Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photo of Gov. Harold E. Stassen)
Reel Frames
1110 0290-0301 Mississippi Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5298 0341-0354 Mississippi Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
5298 0356-0357 Missouri Photographs, circa 1935-1941
5298 0359-0378 Montana Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0302-0311 New Mexico Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5298 0380-0497 New Mexico Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photo of Patrocino Barela)
Reel Frames
1110 0454-0647 New York Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 3)
Reel Frames
5298 0499-1357 New York Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 3)
(includes photos of Arshile Gorky, Edward Laning, Eric Mose and James Michael Newell)
Reel Frames
5299 0004-0360 New York Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(3 of 3)
Reel Frames
1110 0312-0327 North Carolina Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0362-0596 North Carolina Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photo of Ambassador Josephus Daniels and Robert Vose)
Reel Frames
1110 0328 Ohio Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0598-0625 Ohio Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0329-0338 Oklahoma Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0627-0670 Oklahoma Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0339-0346 Oregon Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0672-0779 Oregon Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
(includes photo of Louis Bunce)
Reel Frames
1110 0347-0350 Pennsylvania Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0781-0819 Pennsylvania Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0351-0356 Rhode Island Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0821-0830 Rhode Island Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
5299 0832-0833 South Carolina Photographs, circa 1935-1941
5299 0835-0842 Tennessee Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0357-0366 Utah Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0844-0887 Utah Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0367-0405 Virginia Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 0889-0946 Virginia Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0429-0433 Washington Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
(includes photo of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1938)
Reel Frames
5299 0948-1001 Washington Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0434-0435 Washington Photographs? (state not identified) circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
5299 1003-1022 West Virginia Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
1110 0436-0449 Wisconsin Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 1024-1062 Wisconsin Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0450-0453 Wyoming Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(1 of 2)
Reel Frames
5299 1064-1082 Wyoming Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
1110 0648-0677 Unidentified Locations Photographs, circa 1935-1941
Reel Frames
5299 1084-1125 Miscellaneous Center Projects and Artwork Photographs, circa 1935-1941
(includes photo of Reuben Nakian)

Series 4: Writings, Lectures and Speeches, 1916-1960
(Boxes 14-15, 18; 1.0 linear ft.)

This series contains typescripts of writings, lectures and speeches by Cahill and others. A large portion of the material relates to the WPA FAP, but there are also book and exhibition reviews and other works of art criticism by Cahill. For additional copies of writings by Cahill see Series 8: Printed Material.

The series is arranged into five subseries:

4.1: Lectures and Speeches by Cahill, 1930-1945

This subseries contains typescripts of lectures and speeches by Cahill, many with hand-written notes and copies of drafts. Parts of some typescripts are missing. Material is arranged chronologically with undated material placed first.

Reel Frames
5290 1020-1022 [Ernest Peixotto], undated
(lecture notes)
5290 1023-1025 WPA Lecture, Chicago, undated
(lecture notes)
5290 1026-1066 [American Folk Art], Phillips Memorial Gallery, undated
5290 1067-1085 [History of Support of American Art], undated
5290 1086-1094 [Government Support of Art], Radio Talk, undated
5290 1095-1110 Independents, Society of Independent Artists, undated
5290 1111-1124 [Development of Visual Training Aids], U.S. Navy Training Aids Development Center, undated
5290 1125-1144 [Crafts as Art], New Hampshire Talk, undated
5290 1145-1154 American Folk Art, Radio Talk, [November 1930]
5290 1155-1168 American Folk Sculpture, Newark Museum, 1931
5290 1169-1197 New Horizons, Chicago, [1936]
5290 1198-1209 [Women's Role in Art], Women's Democratic Club, May 24, 1936
Reel Frames
1105 0319-0329 Speech for Southern Women's National Democratic Organization, New York, December 1936
Reel Frames
5290 1210-1250 [Old and New Paths in American Design], Newark Museum, November 6, 1936
5290 1252-1271 Art for the Few or the Many?, American Association of University Women, November 15, 1936
Reel Frames
1105 0330-0332 Untitled, FAP, 1937
Reel Frames
5290 1272-1286 [Index of American Design], St. Louis, Missouri, January 31, 1937
5290 1287-1332 [WPA-FAP], Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 28, 1937
5290 1333-1355 [Aims and Achievements of the WPA-FAP], American Artists Congress, December 18, 1937
5290 1356-1362 Child Art, April [1938]
5290 1363-1371 Goodyear Dinner speech, 1939
5290 1372-1378 New Jersey Art at the World's Fair, Newark Museum Radio Talk, February 11, 1939
5290 1379-1381 Dedication of Murals for WNYC Radio Studios, August 2, 1939
(lecture notes)
Reel Frames
1105 0293-0302 Untitled, FAP, circa 1940
(1 of 2)
1105 0305-0318 Untitled, FAP, circa 1940
(2 of 2)
1105 0303-0304 Project Control Talk, circa 1940
Reel Frames
5290 1382-1402 What Is Tradition?, Artists' Congress, 1940
5290 1403-1441 North Carolina Speech, April 1, 1940
Reel Frames
1105 0333-0346 Untitled, FAP, 1941
Reel Frames
5290 1442-1489 [Contemporary American Art and Its Antecedents], Cosmopolitan Club, [1941]
5290 1490-1493 [Support for Artists vs. Museums], American Federation of Arts, [1941]
5290 1494-1541 [American Art History], American Institute of Decorators, 1941
5290 1542-1545 Art in the National Defense, Radio Talk, January 27, 1941
5290 1546-1549 The Face of America, Cosmopolitan Club, February 10, 1941
Reel Frames
5291 0005-0041 The Face of America, Cosmopolitan Club, cont., February 10, 1941
5291 0042-0078 [Role of Art in the Community], People's Art Center Association, May 5, 1941
5291 0079-0081 Art in Wartime, December 3, 1941
5291 0082-0098 [Use of Art in War], Dartmouth College, January 15, 1942
5291 0099-0106 [American Attraction to Art of the Far East], 1944
5291 0107-0130 [U. S. Government Art Projects, 1945]

4.2: Lectures and Speeches by Others, 1916-1940

This subseries contains typescripts of lectures and speeches by others, often with notes and copies of drafts. The majority of the material relates to the WPA FAP. Records are arranged chronologically with undated material placed first.

Reel Frames
5291 0133-0140 Pigmentation or Chemistry of Artists' Colors by K. R. Leipold, undated
5291 0141-0147 History of Painting by Henry H. McLellan, Jr., undated
5291 0148-0157 [Launching of California Supervisors] by Thomas C. Parker, undated
5291 0158-0174 An Edinburgh Address on Design and Industry by Frank Pick, October 1916
5291 0175-0186 Museum Service to the Art Industries by Richard F. Bach, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1927
5291 0187-0198 Exhibition of American Folk Art at the Albright Art Gallery, Radio Talk by Nora Christensen, June 20, 1932
5291 0199-0204 Public Works of Art Project by Edward Bruce, Advisory Committee to the Treasury on Fine Arts, January 17, 1934
5291 0205-0207 The New Day in Negro Art by Harry H. Sutton, Jr., Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 17, 1937
5291 0208-0212 The Negro in the Field of Painting and Sculpture by Harry H. Sutton, Jr., January 28, 1937
5291 0213-0217 Mellon's Art by Maury Maverick, U. S. House of Representatives, March 1, 1937
5291 0218-0227 Community Art Centers by Thomas C. Parker, May 4, 1937
5291 0228-0257 [Federal Art Project] by Thomas C. Parker, May 22, 1937
5291 0258-0260 Opportunities for the Negro in American Art by Harry H. Sutton, Jr., Davis Street School, Jacksonville, November 2, 1937
5291 0261-0265 The Highlights in Negro Art by Harry H. Sutton, Jr., Davis Street School, Jacksonville, February 9, 1938
5291 0266-0269 The Opportunities of the Negro in Art by Harry H. Sutton, Jr., Davis Street School, Jacksonville, February 14, 1938
5291 0270-0291 Federal Sponsored Community Art Centers by Thomas C. Parker, American Library Association, June 14, 1938
5291 0292-0306 What Is the American Way? by Harry L. Hopkins, July 16, 1938
5291 0307-0320 [Negro Art] by Thomas C. Parker, Tuskegee Institute, July 29, 1938
5291 0321-0327 Extension Remarks on Addresses in Honor of American Artists Who Have Decorated Federal Buildings by Elbert D. Thomas, U. S. Senate, April 25, 1940
5291 0328-0336 Speech Before the Second National Conference on Handicrafts, Penland, North Carolina by Whitney Atchley, September 3, 1940

4.3: Writings by Cahill, 1928-1960

This subseries contains typescripts of writings by Cahill, including book and exhibition reviews. A substantial portion of the material found here was written during Cahill's directorship of the FAP. Material is arranged chronologically with undated material placed first.

Reel Frames
5291 0340-0395 American Resources in the Arts, undated
5291 0396-0400 The Government in Art, undated
5291 0401-0404 Request for Opinions of FAP Program, undated
5291 0405-0409 Index of American Design: What It Is, undated
5291 0410-0429 [Index of American Design], undated
5291 0430-0436 The Stations of the Cross of San Gabriel Mission, undated
5291 0437-0450 [Americans' Interest in Art], undated
5291 0451-0463 [Orientation Toward Living American Art], undated
5291 0464-0470 Art in Democracy, undated
5291 0471-0477 Russia and the United States, undated
5291 0478-0485 The Icelandic Discovery of America, undated
5291 0486-0491 History of American Art Proposal, undated
5291 0492-0496 Concepts of Folk Art, undated
5291 0497-0505 American Folk Art, undated
5291 0506-0682 Folk Art, undated
5291 0683-0697 Puritan Imagination, undated
5291 0698-0702 [Development of Modern American Art], undated
5291 0703-0719 Description of American Art in a Portfolio, undated
5291 0720-0725 Industrial Design and Education, undated
5291 0726-0734 The New Literacy, undated
5291 0735-0736 Prefatory Note, undated
5291 0737-0741 Community Art Centers in the Western States, undated
5291 0742-0744 From Furniture to Politics, undated
5291 0745-0749 Exhibit of Steigel Glass at the National Museum, undated
5291 1107-1113 Review of Library of Congress Exhibition, [Creative Art of the American Negro], undated
5291 1114-1123 Exhibition Review, Ancient Arts of the Andes, undated
5291 1124-1128 Article Review, on Photography for Art in America by Kirstein, undated
5291 1129-1133 Book Review, Divided We Fought: A Pictorial History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by David Donald, undated
5291 1134-1146 Book Review, The Meeting of the East and West by F.S.C. Northrop, undated
5291 1147-1157 Book Review, The Son of the Gamblin' Man by Mari Sandoz, undated
5291 1158-1164 Book Review, [The Place of the Picture as Historical Document] by Mr. Taft, undated
5291 0750-0765 Industrial Art, 1928
5291 0766-0795 [William Zorach, 1932]
5291 0796-0813 Art of the Common Man, [1933]
5291 0814-0820 Art For Whom? A Survey of Present-Day Conditions in the Arts, [1935]
5291 0821-0823 [Federal Art Project, 1936]
5291 0824-0838 The Federal Art Project, [1937]
5291 0839-0841 The Art Program, [1937]
5291 0842-0852 [WPA Arts Program, 1937]
5291 0853-0858 Federal Art Project, 1939
5291 0859-0880 Honors Won by WPA Artists, 1936-1941
5291 0881-0885 [Views on Modern Art in Time of War, 1942]
5291 0886-0888 Note on the Employment of Artists in War Time, [1942]
5291 0889-0893 [Publication of the Index of American Design, 1942]
5291 0894-0896 [Work of the WPA, 1944]
5291 0897-0916 [Art As an Ingredient of National Unity], 1944
5291 0917-0944 President Roosevelt and the U.S. Government Art Projects, [1945]
5291 0945-0964 After Forty Years, American Federation of Arts, [1949]
5291 0965-0993 Folk Art and the American Style (for House Beautiful), 1950
5291 0994-1009 Homage to Morgan Russell, [1953]
5291 1010-1056 Paris Catalog, 1955
5291 1057-1105 Article for Marg Magazine on American Art in This Century, 1956
5291 1165-1168 Book Review, George Caleb Bingham: River Portraitist by John Francis McDermott, 1959
5291 1169-1171 Book Review, But Not for Love by Maynatalie Tabak, 1960
5291 1172-1223 Miscellaneous Fragments of Typescripts, 1938-circa 1942

4.4: Writings by Others, 1932-1957

This subseries contains typsecripts of writings by others, many of which were produced as part of the WPA FAP. Material is arranged chronologically with undated material placed first.

Reel Frames
5291 1227-1229 Artists Union by Unidentified Author, undated
5291 1230-1231 Dr. Samuel Butler by Unidentified Author, undated
5291 1232-1234 To Paint and Stain Glass and Porcelain by Unidentified Author, undated
5291 1235-1244 Memorandum on a Post-War Reorganization of the Section of Fine Arts and Other Federal Projects by George Biddle, undated
5291 1245-1248 Early Cowboy Art by E. J. Bird, undated
5291 1261-1264 American Artists' Congress by Stuart Davis, undated
5291 1265-1271 Jose Delores Lopez [by Meredith Hare], undated
5291 1272-1274 An Architect's Point of View by William Lescaze, undated
5291 1275-1284 Art Comes to the People by Eugene Ludins, undated
5291 1285-1287 The Artists' Union by Stevens Maxey, undated
5291 1288-1289 America As Americans See It by Henry McBride, undated
5291 1290-1298 The Development of American Mural Painting by Geoffrey Norman, undated
5291 1299-1301 Easel Painting by Harley Perkins, undated
5291 1302-1306 Art and Social Therapy by Frances Pollak, undated
5291 1307-1310 A New Attitude on Art by Walter Quirt, undated
5291 1311-1320 Some American Primitives by Elsa Rogo, undated
5291 1321-1323 An Introduction to the Living World of Art by Lincoln Rothschild, undated
5291 1324-1330 The Revival of Mosaic by Arthur W. Sears, undated
5291 1331-1342 The Third Dimension Progresses: The Diorama Project by George T. Senseney, undated
(includes photo of Senseney)
5291 1343-1345 The Art of the Poster by George Melville Smith, undated
5291 1346-1348 Description of Sommer's Working Methods by William Sommer, undated
5291 1349-1354 Pottery Methods by Walter Speck, undated
5291 1355-1359 [Widening of the Sculptor's Field] by Emmanuel Viviano, undated
5291 1360-1365 Poems by Max Weber, undated
5291 1391-1394 Editors' Information from [America As America Sees It] by Henry McBride, 1932
5291 1366-1383 Zoar by Nixon of the Society of Separatists of Zoar, 1933
5291 1384-1390 Simonson Article by [John Cotton Dana, 1935]
5291 1395-1404 Ancient and Renaissant Rome by Morgan Russell, 1935
5291 1405-1412 Artists' Coordination Committee by Frederic Knight, [1936]
5291 1413-1416 Index of American Design by Ruth Reeves, 1936
5291 1417-1425 Art and the State v. America by Lewis Mumford, 1936
5291 1426-1430 [Art Classes for Young People] by Samuel Friedman, 1936
5291 1431-1440 [Sunday Night Forums] by Dorothy Paris, [1936]
5291 1441-1443 Derivation and History of Weathervanes by Richard Farmer Smith, [1937]
5291 1444-1475 Tobacconists Figures, Research Notes Compiled by WPA Program, 1937
5291 1249-1257 WPA Art Project Murals by Sheldon Cheney, 1938
5291 1476-1486 A Long Term Program for the National Handicraft Association, Based on Reports Collected During the Summer of 1938 by Humphrey J. Emery, 1938
5291 1487-1492 The WPA Federal Art Project, Its Contribution to the American People by Fanny Bowles Vanderkooi, 1940
5291 1493-1515 Urban Recreational Planning by Caroline C. Williams, [1941]
Reel Frames
5292 0004-0006 Those Who Support the Art Center by H. A. Zurbrick, 1941
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5291 1258-1260 [John Cotton Dana] by M.D.C. Crawford, circa 1944
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5292 0007-0010 [Review of Cahill's Book Look South to the Polar Star] by Unidentified Author, 1947
5292 0011-0078 An American Renaissance and "The Pauper's Oath" by Helen C. Farrell, 1957

4.5: Typescripts For Art For The Millions, 1936-1940

This subseries comprises typescripts by forty-eight of Cahill's colleagues discussing various media and philosphies of the visual arts used for the book Art For The Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project, edited by Francis V. O'Connor (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1973). Typescripts are arranged alphabetically by author.

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5292 0082-0093 Table of Contents (see also sol Box 18), circa 1937
5292 0094-0097 Abbott, Berenice, Changing New York, circa 1937
5292 0098-0100 Brown, Douglas, Subject Matter in Painting, circa 1937
5292 0101-0103 Brown, Samuel J., About Myself, circa 1937
5292 0104-0107 Cashwan, Samuel, The Sculptor's Point of View, circa 1937
5292 0108-0114 Clements, Grace, Organizing the Subconscious, circa 1937
5292 0115-0119 Curtis, Philip C., The Phoenix Art Center, circa 1937
5292 0120-0125 Davis, Stuart, The Social Education of the Artist, circa 1937
5292 0127-0135 Davis, Stuart, Abstract Painting Today, 1940
5292 0136-0139 Eichenberg, Fritz, Eulogy on the Woodblock, circa 1937
5292 0141-0146 Gellert, Hugo, Artists Coordination Committee, 1936
5292 0147-0153 Glassgold, C. Adolph, Recording American Design, circa 1937
5292 0154-0158 Gorky, Arshile, My Murals for the Newark Airport: An Interpretation, circa 1937
5292 0159-0162 Guglielmi, Louis, After the Locusts, circa 1937
5292 0163-0167 Hayes, Vertis, The Negro Artist Today, circa 1937
5292 0168-0173 Hayes, Vertis, The Position of Art in Present Day Society As I See It, circa 1937
5292 0174-0177 Hiler, Hilaire, An Approach to Mural Decoration, circa 1937
5292 0178-0181 Hunter, R. Vernon, An Interpretation of Patrocino Barela, circa 1937
5292 0182-0185 Kopman, Benjamin, Notes on Art, circa 1937
5292 0186-0188 La More, Chet, The Artists Union of America, circa 1937
5292 0189-0208 Lemmon, Warren W., Native Arts of the Southwest, circa 1937
5292 0209-0210 Levine, Jack, Street Scene, circa 1937
(1 of 2)
5292 0212 Levine, Jack, Street Scene, circa 1937
(2 of 2)
5292 0213-0219 Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, Sculpture in Southern California, circa 1937
5292 0220-0223 McMahon, Audrey, The Federal Art Project and the Artist, circa 1937
5292 0224-0226 Moylan, Lloyd, Mural Opportunities, circa 1937
5292 0227-0229 Murray, Hester Miller, Concerning Subject Matter, circa 1937
5292 0230-0237 Newell, James Michael, The Use of Symbols in Mural Painting, circa 1937
5292 0238-0244 Norman, Geoffrey, The Development of American Mural Painting, circa 1937
5292 0245-0252 Olds, Elizabeth, Prints for Mass Production, circa 1937
5292 0253-0255 Palo-Kangas, John, Thought-Forms in Red Sandstone, circa 1937
5292 0256-0259 Park, Paul, Photography As An Art, circa 1937
5292 0260-0265 Parr, Russell C., Reaching for Art, circa 1937
5292 0266-0269 Quirt, Walter, On Mural Painting, circa 1937
5292 0270-0281 Rackley, Mildred, The United American Artists, circa 1937
5292 0282-0290 Richardson, Antonio, [Social Function of Art - It's Relation to the Public], circa 1937
5292 0291-0296 Rothschild, Lincoln, The Artist and Democracy, circa 1937
5292 0297-0299 Seltzner, Leo, On the Making of the Film "The Technique of Fresco Painting," circa 1937
5292 0300-0308 Smith, David, Modern Sculpture and Society, circa 1937
5292 0310-0313 Smith, E. Herndon, The Organization of Supervisors of the Federal Art Project, circa 1937-1940
5292 0314-0318 Speck, Walter E., Pottery Methods, circa 1937
5292 0320-0336 Stavenitz, Alexander R., The Therapy of Art, 1939
5292 0337-0363 Sutton, Harry H., High Noon in Art, circa 1937
5292 0364-0368 Thorp, George, The Art of Supervising Artists, circa 1937
5292 0369-0372 Trentham, Eugene, Golden Colorado, circa 1937
5292 0373-0377 Ward, Lynd, Printmakers to the American People, circa 1937
5292 0378-0382 Weisenborn, Rudolph, Designing a Diorama for the T.V.A., 1937
5292 0383-0389 White, Francis Robert, Cultural Frontiers, circa 1937
5292 0390-0402 Wolff, Robert Jay, Chicago and the Artists' Union, 1937
5292 0211 Unidentified Author, The Artists as a Social Worker circa 1937

Series 5: Minutes of Meetings and Panel Discussions, Non-FAP, 1939-1947
(Box 15; 5 folders)

This series documents the proceedings of meetings of the American Handicraft Council, the Arts and Letters Secretariat, the Artists' International Association, and a Conference on the Support of the Visual Arts. There is also a typescript of an American Federation of Arts annual convention panel with notes on Cahill's presentation as part of that panel. Material is arranged in chronological order.

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5288 0027-0047 American Handicraft Council By-Laws and Meeting Minutes (April 19, 1939, December 20, 1939), 1939
Reel Frames
5292 0460-0516 Typescript of the American Federation of Arts panel, "How Can We Support an American Art?," March 18, 1941
Reel Frames
5288 0065-0071 Arts and Letters Secretariat Meeting, December 5, 1943
5288 0072-0080 Artists' International Association meeting, "International Co-operation Between Artists," Czechoslovakian Institute, April 22, 1944
5288 0081-0089 Conference on the Support of the Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, February 14-15, 1947

Series 6: Notes and Research Material, 1935-1970
(Boxes 15-16; 0.25 linear ft.)

This series contains research material on folk art and folk artists in addition to material that appears to be related to Cahill's criticism of William Francis McDonald's book Federal Relief Administration and the Arts (Ohio State University Press, 1969) sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Notes found here are primarily for The Artists' America, an unpublished book by Cahill, and include typescripts of essay fragments and artist biographies, and lists of artists and works of art showing locations and owners. There are also notes relating to the review of the book The Birth of the American Tradition in Art, by Oskar Hagen, handwritten notes relating to Erwin Panofsky and miscellaneous notes.

Reel Frames
5292 0519-0531 American Council of Learned Societies, circa 1949
5292 0533-0581 Erwin Panofsky, undated
5292 0583-0670 Folk Art and Folk Art Dealers, 1935, undated
Reel Frames
1105 0347-0364 Miscellaneous Notes, undated
Reel Frames
5292 1317-1435 Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1935-1970
5292 0959-1315 Notes for The Artists' America, circa 1941-1946
5292 0953-0958 Notes for Book Review, The Birth of the American Tradition, by Unidentified Author for The New Republic, circa 1940

Series 7: Artwork, undated
(Boxes 16, 18; 2 folders)

Artwork in this series consists of four undated drawings of animals by Walt Speck, an undated pen and ink drawing by an unidentified artist of an artist sketching in front of a house, and an undated drawing and a lithograph by unidentified artists.

Reel Frames
5292 1436-1445 Artwork, undated

Series 8: Printed Material, 1910-1985
(Boxes 16-17; 1.8 linear ft.)

This series consists of news clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, prospectuses, calendars of events, programs, brochures, booklets, books, government publications and reproductions of artwork. Much of the material dated between 1935 and 1943 relates to the WPA FAP. News clippings contain copies of approximately thirty articles, including book reviews, written by Cahill for a variety of publications between 1921 and 1960. Some of the material contains hand-written notes.

Reel Frames
5296 0325-0345 Brochures, undated
5296 0347-0431 Booklets, 1925-1941
5296 0434-0490 Books, Federal Sponsored Community Art Centers, undated
5296 0492-0506 Books, American Painting, by Holger Cahill, undated
5296 0508-0550 Books, George O. "Pop" Hart, Edited with Introduction by Holger Cahill, 1928
5296 0552-0572 Books, Primitives: Poems and Woodcuts, by Max Weber, 1926
5296 0574-0579 Books, The Arts of Painting and Sculpture, by Roger Fry, 1932
5296 0581-0688 Books, Work For Artists: What? Where? How?, Edited by Elizabeth McCausland, 1947
Reel Frames
5295 0567-0665 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1935-1943
5295 0666-0725 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1922-1929
5295 0726-0757 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1930-1933
5295 0758-0808 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1934
5295 0809-0828 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1935
5295 0829-0956 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1936
5295 0957-1043 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1937
5295 1044-1099 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, January-April 1938
5295 1100-1125 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, May-July 1938
5295 1126-1149 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, August-December 1938
5295 1150-1197 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, January-March 1939
5295 1198-1240 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, April-August 1939
5295 1241-1300 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, September 1939
Reel Frames
5296 0004-0034 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, October-December 1939
5296 0035-0087 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940
5296 0088-0140 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1941-1947
5296 0141-0160 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1952-1967
5296 0690-0725 Government Publications, 1933-1937
5296 0727-0745 Government Publications, 1938
5296 0813-0815 Government Publications, 1939
5296 0864-0909 Government Publications, 1942-1943
5296 0959-0966 Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated
Reel Frames
5294 0800-0904 News Clippings, undated
5294 0905a-0905r News Clippings, 1910, 1918-1919
5294 0905s-0945 News Clippings, 1920-1922
5294 0947-0987 News Clippings, 1923-1929
5294 0988-1012 News Clippings, 1930-1931
5294 1013-1051 News Clippings, 1932
5294 1052-1083 News Clippings, 1933
5294 1084-1122 News Clippings, 1934
5294 1123-1145 News Clippings, 1935
5294 1147-1189 News Clippings, January-October 1936
5294 1190-1205 News Clippings, October 1-3, 1936
5294 1206-1225 News Clippings, October 4-8, 1936
5294 1226-1245 News Clippings, October 9-13, 1936
5294 1246-1261 News Clippings, October 14-17, 1936
5294 1262-1277 News Clippings, October 18-31, 1936
5294 1278-1279 News Clippings, November-December 1936
5294 1280-1298 News Clippings, January-April 1937
5294 1299-1315 News Clippings, May-August 1937
5294 1316-1353 News Clippings, September-December 1937
5294 1354-1394 News Clippings, January-August 1938
5294 1396-1421 News Clippings, September-October 1938
Reel Frames
5295 0003-0023 News Clippings, October-December 1938
5295 0024-0061 News Clippings, January-May 1939
5295 0062-0079 News Clippings, June-August 1939
5295 0080-0098 News Clippings, September-December 1939
5295 0099-0135 News Clippings, 1940
5295 0136-0164 News Clippings, January-June 1941
5295 0165-0188 News Clippings, July-December 1941
5295 0189-0259 News Clippings, 1942
5295 0260-0276 News Clippings, 1943
5295 0277-0308 News Clippings, 1944
5295 0309-0324 News Clippings, 1945
5295 0326-0372 News Clippings, 1946
5295 0373-0403 News Clippings, 1947-1949
5295 0404-0441 News Clippings, 1950-1953
5295 0442-0470 News Clippings, 1954-1955
5295 0471-0506 News Clippings, 1956
5295 0507-0512 News Clippings, 1957-1959
5295 0513-0549 News Clippings, 1960-1969
5295 0550-0564 News Clippings, 1970-1985
Reel Frames
5296 0931-0958 Picture Postcards (blank) undated
5296 0163-0169 Press Releases (1 of 2), undated
5296 0175-0181 Press releases (2 of 2), undated
5296 0170-0171 Press releases, 1923
5296 0172-0174 Press releases, 1934
5296 0182-0210 Press releases, 1955
5296 0211-0214 Press releases, 1963
5296 0242-0323 Programs and Calendars of Events, 1935-1945
Reel Frames
5292 0442-0459 Programs and Calendars of Events, 1940
Reel Frames
5296 0217-0239 Prospectuses, 1934-circa 1941
5296 0911-0928 Reproductions of Artwork, 1939, undated

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1917-1960
(Box 17; 6 folders)

This series contains photographs of Cahill and family and colleagues including his mother and sister, Harry Hopkins, Edward Rowan, Eleanor Roosevelt and attendees of an FAP meeting including Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Also found here are photographs of miscellanous artwork. For WPA FAP photographs see 3.14: Photographs.

Reel Frames
5296 0968-1018 Photographs of Cahill with Family and Colleagues, circa 1917-circa 1950s
Reel Frames
5299 1126-1155 Photographs of Miscellaneous Artwork, circa 1930-1960

Alphabetical Index to Correspondents in Series 2

  • Abbott, Berenice: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Abbott, John: [1946]
  • Abell, Walter (Canadian Art): 1943-1944 (2 letters)
  • Adams, Charles C.: 1940
  • Alcopley, Mr.: [1952] (including typescript "Pictures of Alcopley" by Saburo Hasegawa); 1953-1960 (4 letters)
  • Alsberg, Henry G. (Director, Federal Writers' Projects): 1936 (4 letters)
  • American Council of Learned Societies: 1949
  • American Federation of Arts: 1949-1952 (3 letters)
  • American Folk Art Gallery: 1941
  • American Heritage: 1954
  • American Swedish Historical Foundation: 1949
  • Andrews, Robert Armstrong and Eleanor: [1960], undated
  • Art in America: 1953
  • Artists For Victory: [1942]
  • Artists League of America: 1945
  • Artists Union of Massachusetts: 1936 (telegram to President Roosevelt)
  • Arts Council of Japanese Americans for Democracy: 1944
  • Ashton, Dore: [1960]
  • Bach, Richard F. (Metropolitan Museum): 1924 and 1950
  • Bailey, Herbert: 1972 (letter from Naomi Bliven)
  • Baker, Donald: [1936]
  • Baker, Jacob (WPA): 1935-1960, undated (10 letters)
  • Barach, Frederica (Writers' War Board): 1944
  • Barker, Virgil and Ida: 1945-1960 (4 letters)
  • Barnard College: 1951 (2 letters)
  • Barr, Alfred H., Jr. (Museum of Modern Art): 1935-1960 (16 letters)
  • Barr, Tony: 1960
  • Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc.: 1950
  • Baur, John (Brooklyn Museum): 1946-1960 (6 letters)
  • Baylinson, Ada: 1950
  • Bear, Donald J. (Denver Art Museum): 1939
  • Beckmann, Mrs. Max: 1960
  • Bennington College: 1950
  • Benson, Emanuel M. (FAP): 1936-1940 (7 letters)
  • Berlandina, Jane: 1960
  • Bessinger, Frederic (artist): 1933
  • Biddle, George: 1936-1940
  • Biesel, Fred and Frances: 1941-1955 (13 letters)
  • Bird, Elzy: [1949]
  • Bittermann, Eleanor: 1951
  • Black, Mary: [1960]
  • Bliven, Naomi: 1972 (letter to Herbert Bailey)
  • Block, Edgar S.: 1950
  • Block, Lou: 1949
  • Bluemner, Oscar: 1934-1937 (3 letters)
  • Blue Ribbon Books: 1935
  • Blume, Peter: 1944 and 1950
  • Blumenfeld, Willow (Cahill's granddaughter): [1960]
  • Blumenschein, Ernest L.: 1936
  • Blumenthal, Joseph: [1960]
  • Bolotowsky, Ilya: 1960
  • Borgenicht, Grace (art dealer): [1960]
  • Boston Marine Museum: 1949
  • Boston: Museum of Fine Arts: 1950
  • Boulton, Margaret: 1936
  • Bragozzi, Tony and Olive (curator of David Rockefeller's collection): 1960
  • Breck, George and Ruth: [1960]
  • Brennan, Francis: 1960
  • Brook, Alex: 1959 (2 letters)
  • Brook, Gina (wife of artist Alexander Brook): 1960
  • Brooks, James and Charlotte: [1960]
  • Brown, Clara D. (antiques dealer): [1935]
  • Brown, Yaeger: 1943 (2 letters)
  • Bruce, Edward: 1937
  • Bucks County Historical Society: 1950
  • Bufano, Beniamino: [1940-1942], undated (3 letters)
  • Bulau, Alwin E.: 1952
  • Burnham, Ralph Warren (antiques dealer): 1933
  • Byron, Evelyn S.: 1942 (memo from Wilda Sawyer)
  • Bywaters, Jerry: 1960
  • Calder, Alexander: 1956 (photocopy) and 1960
  • Calkins, K: 1936 (2 letters to Constance Rourke)
  • Campbell, Robert B.: 1960
  • Carolina Art Association: 1935-1950 (5 letters)
  • Carroll, Bob: 1960
  • Carroll, Eleanor: 1936
  • Castelli, Leo: 1960
  • Catlin, Tod: 1960
  • Cavanna, Elise: 1960
  • Chamberlain, Betty: 1960
  • Chanin, Abraham and Maralt (Museum of Modern Art): [1960]
  • Chapin, Lucy Stock: 1932-1933 (2 letters)
  • Chapman, Suzanne: 1946-1949 (2 letters)
  • Charm (Barbara Lee Johnson): 1929
  • Chermayeff, Serge (Institute of Design): 1948
  • Chichester, Jim Hinchman (college friend of Elizabeth Holt): 1960
  • Church, Elizabeth D. (antiques dealer): 1935 (including 10 photographs of folk art)
  • Citizens Committee for Support of WPA: 1937
  • Claflin, Agnes: 1960
  • Clark, Stephen C.: 1939
  • Cleveland Institute of Art: 1950 (letter from Alfred Barr)
  • Coffey, Katherine: 1960
  • Coggeshall, Calvert and Suzanne: 1956-1960 (2 letters)
  • Cole, Mrs. Charley Tidd (Friends of the FAP): 1940 (letter from Martha Davidson)
  • Colie, Annetta (Elizabeth Holt's sister): 1960
  • Colin, Georgia and Ralph: 1960
  • Collier, Nina (Index of American Design): 1936 (6 letters)
  • Collins, Lloyd and Lib: 1960
  • Colman, Anne (FAP, Michigan): 1937 (2 letters)
  • Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated: 1935-1960 (13 letters)
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: 1939-1960 (3 letters)
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.: 1939 (contract for Cahill to broadcast "What's Art to Me" program)
  • Columbia University: [1939]
  • Conklin, Franklin (Newark Museum): 1944
  • Connolly, Elizabeth (FAP, Southern California): 1940
  • Cooper, Charlotte Gowing (FAP, Ohio): 1937-1937 (4 letters)
  • Cooper, Samuel C.: 1941 (including certificate of dissolution for the American Folk Art Gallery); 1951 (3 letters)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1950 (3 letters)
  • Cornelius, Charles: 1936 (2 memoranda from others)
  • Cosmopolitan Fire Insurance: 1931
  • Coussirat, Elizabeth (Index of American Design): 1936 (6 letters)
  • Crampton, Rollin: 1960
  • Craven, Thomas: 1944 (2 letters)
  • Crawford, Phyllis: 1945-1960 (4 letters)
  • Crofut, Edward F. (WPA and Museum of Modern Art): 1936-1938 (3 letters)
  • Cronin, Agnes S.: 1939-1944 (2 letters)
  • Crosby, Hildegard (FAP, Illinois): 1937-1949 (8 letters)
  • Culler, Julia Abbott: 1935
  • Cummin, Hazel (Index of American Design): 1937 (5 letters)
  • Curran, Mary (FAP, Pennsylvania): 1937 (2 letters)
  • Daly, Matthew A. (WPA): 1936 (2 letters)
  • Dana, John Cotton (Newark Museum): 1924-1925 (4 letters)
  • Daugherty, D. H. (American Council of Learned Societies): 1949 (11 letters)
  • Davidson, Jo: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Davidson, Martha (Friends of the FAP): 1939-1940 (3 letters)
  • Davies, Terry: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Davis, Charles (artist): mentioned in invitation dated [1938]
  • Davis, D. and Phyllis: 1960
  • Davis, George Earl: 1952
  • Davis, Lew and Mathilde: 1960
  • Davis, Stuart: 1936-1960 (5 letters)
  • Dehner, Dorothy: [1960]
  • Delson, Sidney: 1958-1959 (2 letters)
  • de Nagy, Tibor: 1960
  • Dentsch, Hilda: [1941-1960] (2 letters)
  • DeVoto, Bernard: 1949 (4 letters)
  • De Young Memorial Museum: 1939
  • d'Harnoncourt, Rene: 1944-1960 (5 letters)
  • Dickinson, Edwin: 1960
  • Dienes, Sari (artist): 1960
  • Don, Michael: 1939-1940 (2 letters)
  • Donati, Enric: 1960
  • Douglas, Eric: 1949
  • Downtown Gallery: 1935
  • Dows, Olin (Treasury Relief Art Project): 1935-1960 (5 letters)
  • Dunbar, Anna: 1960
  • Duntley, Seibert Q.: 1941
  • du Pont, H. F.: 1950 (2 letters)
  • Durieux, Caroline: 1943
  • Durham, Mr.: 1936
  • Dutt, Alska: 1956
  • du Von, Jay: 1941
  • East Liverpool, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce: 1939
  • Eaton, Allen: 1938 and 1945
  • Edwards, Paul (WPA, Washington, D.C.): 1941
  • Eglington, Laurie (Index of American Design): 1936 (2 letters)
  • Eilshemius, Louis M.: 1931-1939 (2 letters)
  • Emery, Humphrey J. (American Handicraft Council): 1939
  • Emil, Allan and Kate (art collectors): 1960
  • Emmerich, Andre: 1960
  • Engineer Replacement Center, Fort Belvoir: 1941 (2 letters)
  • Essex Institute: 1950
  • Evans, Ernestine: 1947 (2 letters)
  • Evergood, Philip: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Fairweather, Sally: [1960]
  • Feininger, Julia: 1960, undated
  • Feitelson, Lorser and Helen: 1943-1960 (3 letters)
  • Ferber, Herbert and Lisi: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Ferren, John: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Field, George H. (Federal Works Agency): 1943 (2 letters)
  • Flanagan, Hallie: 1949 (3 letters)
  • Fleming, Philip B.: [1943]
  • Fogel, Barbara: 1960
  • Follmer, Frank J.: 1942
  • Force, Juliana: 1946
  • '47 Magazine: 1946
  • Frankenberg, Lloyd: 1937 and 1960
  • French, Helen: [1960]
  • Frick Art Reference Library: 1946
  • Fried: Rose Fried Gallery: 1953
  • Friends of the FAP: 1939 (13 letters)
  • Fuller, Buckminster: 1942-1949 (including a brochure about the Dymaxion House)
  • Fultz, Harry T.: 1942 (memo from Fred Biesel)
  • Gaskin, William: 1940-1961 (12 letters)
  • Gates, Marguerite (Public Library of Newark, N.J.): 1929-1935 (3 letters)
  • Gavert, Olive Lyford (Alfred Barr's secretary): 1960
  • General Services Administration: 1950
  • Gershoy, Toni: [1960]
  • Gibbs, Peggy (widow of artist Howard Gibbs): [1960]
  • Giedion, Siegfried: mentioned in letter dated Oct 07, 1951
  • Glarner, Fritz: 1949 and 1960
  • Glassgold, Cook Adolph: 1936-1940 (43 letters)
  • Goldberg, Albert L. (Illinois Music Project): 1940
  • Goldberg, Mike: [1960]
  • Goldwater, Louise and Robert: 1960
  • Goodall, Donald B.: 1960
  • Goodchild, Donald: 1939
  • Goodrich, Lloyd (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1948-1960 (7 letters)
  • Goodyear, A. Conger: 1935-1960 (5 letters)
  • Gordon, Jack (Whitney Museum of American Art): [1960]
  • Gorsline, Douglas W.: 1950 (2 letters)
  • Gowing, Lawrence: 1960
  • Graham, Ralph (FAP, Illinois): 1941-1942 (3 letters)
  • Graves, Morris: 1946
  • Green, Wilder: 1960
  • Greenberg, Clement: 1960
  • Greenwell, Darrell J. (Ogden Standard Examiner): 1949
  • Griffis, Toni (Mrs. Hughes Griffis): 1960
  • Griffith, E. J. (FAP, Oregon): 1938 and 1960
  • Grossman, Mrs. I. Donald: [1960]
  • Guerrero, Jose and Roxane: [1960]
  • Guggenheim, Olga: 1960
  • Gwathmey, Robert: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Hale, Bob (Metropolitan Museum of Art): 1960
  • Hall, Edward T. (Universal School of Handicrafts): 1939
  • Halpert, Edith: 1930-1960, undated (20 letters)
  • Hardin, Shirley: [1960]
  • Hare, Michael M.: 1948
  • Harper's Magazine: 1943-1944 (2 letters)
  • Harrison, Preston: 1934
  • Hart, "Pop": 1930-1932 (2 letters)
  • Hartigan, Grace: 1960
  • Hasegawa, Saburo: 1952 (letter to Franz Kline, including typescript "Pictures of Alcopley")
  • Hatch, John Davis: 1960
  • Hatcher, Harry and Doris: 1960 (3 letters)
  • Haupers, Clement (FAP, Minnesota): 1937-1949 (5 letters)
  • Haydon, Hal: 1955
  • Henley, Helen B. (Wadsworth Atheneum): 1937 (2 letters)
  • Herbert, David: 1960
  • Hess, Thomas: 1960
  • Hinckley, Robert H. (American Broadcasting Co.): 1960
  • Hirsch, Joseph: 1960
  • Hofmann, Hans and Maria: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Holt, Elizabeth (art historian): 1960
  • Holzhauer, Mildred: 1937-1940 (4 letters)
  • Hope, Henry R. (Indiana Univ.): 1948-1949 (2 letters)
  • Hopkins, Harry L.: 1936-1943 (13 letters)
  • Horr, Axel (artist): mentioned in invitation dated [1938]
  • House Beautiful: 1950
  • Houston: Museum of Fine Arts of Houston: 1955
  • Hunter, Howard O.: 1941
  • Hunter, Virginia and Russell Vernon Hunter: 1951-1960, undated (4 letters)
  • Huxley, Julia S.: 1942
  • Illinois Art Project: 1941-1942 (6 letters)
  • Index of American Design: 1936 (form letter)
  • Interior: Department of the Interior: 1950 (3 letters)
  • Inverarity, Robert Bruce (FAP State Dir., Washington): 1937-1950 (5 letters)
  • Isaacs, Betty and Julius: 1960
  • Jackson, Martha: [1960]
  • Jerry, Sylvester (FAP, Michigan): 1939 (3 letters)
  • Johns, Jasper: 1960
  • Johnson, Anna: 1952
  • Johnson, Buffie: 1960
  • Johnson, Irene Edith: 1960
  • Johnson, Philip C.: 1960
  • Jones, Anne (Mrs. E. Powis Jones): 1960
  • Kallen, Horace (publisher): 1960
  • Karpel, Ray and Bernard (Museum of Modern Art): [1960]
  • Kavanaugh, George R. (Berea College): 1936
  • Kaye, Harold: 1958
  • Kayser, Dr.: 1954
  • Keck, Caroline and Sheldon (art conservators): 1960
  • Kellogg, Elizabeth R.: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Kent, Rockwell: 1944
  • Kerr, Florence (Work Projects Administration): 1940-1942 (4 letters)
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton (Antiques Magazine): 1936
  • Kiesler, Frederick J.: 1960
  • Kiplinger, Walter M.: 1941 (4 letters)
  • Kipper, Katrina (antiques dealer): 1935 (3 letters)
  • Kirby, Mr. O. A.: 1941
  • Kleinholz, Frank: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Kline, Franz: 1952 (letter from Saburo Hasegawa, including typescript "Pictures of Alcopley") and 1960
  • Knight, Frederic (Artists' Coordination Committee): Nov 1936 (5 letters)
  • Knight, Harry: 1960
  • Knittle, Rhea Mansfield: 1936-1937 (2 letters)
  • Kokoschka, Oskar: 1944
  • Kootz, Jane and Sam: 1960
  • Kroll, Eleanor: 1937 (2 letters)
  • Kuniyoshi, Yasuo: 1944 (2 letters)
  • Labaudt, Lucien: 1943 (4 letters)
  • Lane, Harry: [1960]
  • Laning, Clair: 1960
  • Leech, Nancy T.: 1949
  • Leeds, Harold Eliot (architect): 1960
  • Legg, Alicia (Museum of Modern Art curator): 1960
  • Leggett, Eugene S. (National Emergency Council): 1936 (letter from Harry Hopkins)
  • Leicester, Louise B. (American Handicraft Council): [1940]
  • Lekakis, Michael: 1960
  • Lemmon, Warren W.: mentioned in letter dated Mar 08, 1940
  • Levine, Jack: 1960
  • Levy, Julian: 1944 and [1960]
  • Lewis and Clark High School: 1939
  • Lewis, Elizabeth Ray: 1943
  • Life Magazine: 1944 (4 letters)
  • Lipman, Jean and Howard: [1960]
  • Lipscomb, Isabel (Work Projects Admin.): 1941 (3 letters)
  • Lipton, Seymour: [1960]
  • Litchfield, Elizabeth (Museum of Modern Art): 1941 - [1960] (3 letters)
  • Lowenthal, Edith and Milton: 1960
  • Lundy, Margaret: 1938
  • Lunsford, Bascom Lamar: 1936
  • Lyles, Mary E.: 1935
  • Mabry, Tom and Ethel: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Macdonald-Wright, Stanton: 1936-1955, undated (60 letters)
  • Macdowell Colony: 1960
  • MacLeish, Archibald: [1943] (letter from Philip B. Fleming)
  • Macmillan Company: 1946-1959 (24 letters)
  • Magazine of Art: 1948-1951 (10 letters)
  • Mapes, Col. Milton C. (Civilian Camouflage): 1941
  • March, Frank A. (Project Control Division): 1941
  • Marcus, Marcia: 1960
  • Marg Magazine: 1956 (6 letters)
  • Marx, Ione F.: 1942
  • Maryland Historical Society: 1950 (2 letters)
  • Matisse, Patricia (Pierre Matisse Gallery Corp.): [1960]
  • Mattis, Astria: 1960
  • Maverick Maury (Congressman, Texas): 1936 (3 letters)
  • Mayor, A. Hyatt (Metropolitan Museum): 1960
  • Mazo, Sara (widow of Yasuo Kuniyoshi): 1960
  • McAndrew, Betty and John: 1960
  • McCormick, M. R.: 1938
  • McCrady, John: 1943
  • McCray, Porter (Museum of Modern Art): 1960
  • McDonald, W. F. (American Council of Learned Societies): 1944-1949 (3 letters)
  • McKeague, Robert I. (Community Service Projects Section): 1937-1940 (8 letters)
  • McMahon, Audrey (WPA): 1936-1941 (7 letters)
  • McPharlin, Paul (Michigan WPA): 1937 (7 letters)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1953
  • Miller, Dorothy C. (Museum of Modern Art): 1936-1956 (27 letters)
  • Miller, Emma Guffey: 1938
  • Minnesota Historical Society: 1952
  • Morgan, Anne: 1938-1939 (5 letters)
  • Morley, Grace: 1960
  • Morris, Lawrence: 1937-1939 (2 letters)
  • Morris, Suzy (Mrs. George L. K. Morris): 1960
  • Morrison, Richard: 1936-1949 (6 letters)
  • Morsell, Miss: 1938
  • Motherwell, Robert: 1960
  • Museum of Modern Art: 1936-[1960] (4 letters)
  • Myers, Bernard: 1948
  • Myers, John (art dealer): 1960
  • Nakian, Reuben: 1960
  • Nash, Susan Higginson: 1934 (2 letters)
  • Nathan, Reuben S.: 1949 (3 letters)
  • National Gallery of Art: 1943-1993 (27 letters)
  • National Institute on Education and the War: 1943
  • Navy: Department of the Navy: 1941
  • Neuberger, Roy: 1960
  • Neumeyer, Alfred (Mills College): 1944
  • Nevelson, Louise: 1960
  • Newhall, Beaumont: 1941
  • New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire: 1939
  • Newman, Barnett: 1960
  • Newmeyer, S.: [1936]
  • New Republic: 1949 (letter from Lloyd Goodrich)
  • New York WPA Artists, Inc.: 1977 (including exhibition catalog "Then and Now")
  • New Yorker: 1948 and 1952
  • New York Herald Tribune: 1948-1952 (3 letters)
  • New York Public Library: 1949 (including copies of Index of American Design correspondence dated 1935-1936)
  • New York State Historical Association: 1949-1951 (4 letters)
  • [New York Times]: 1944
  • Neyland, Harry: 1935 (letter to Mrs. Rockefeller with 13 photographs of folk art)
  • Norman, Charles: 1960
  • Norman, Dorothy (Steiglitz protegee): 1960
  • Norman, Geoffrey (Works Projects Administration): 1941 (3 letters)
  • North Texas Agricultural College: 1939
  • Northrop, F. S. C.: 1947
  • Northwest Missouri State Teachers College: 1939
  • Norton, Ann: [1960]
  • Norwegian Folk Art Museum: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Odegaard, Charles E. (American Council of Learned Societies): 1949 (3 letters)
  • O'Hara, Frank (poet and art critic): 1960
  • Okada, Kimi and Keryo: 1960
  • Olmsted, Harold S.: 1954
  • Olsen, Catharine M.: 1941, undated (3 letters)
  • O'Neill, John P. (Historic American Buildings Survey, Department of the Interior): 1936 (5 letters)
  • Organ, Violet: 1949
  • Ormsbee, Thomas H. (editor, American Collector): 1936 (letter to Ruth Reeves)
  • Osborn, Elodie: 1960
  • O'Steen, Alton (Alabama Dept. of Education): 1943
  • Pach, Walter: 1939 (photograph of letter to Friends of the FAP)
  • Parker, Margaret: [1960]
  • Parker, Thomas C. (Federal Art Proj.): 1936-1940 (14 letters)
  • Parkinson, Eliza (Museum of Modern Art trustee): 1960
  • Parr, Russell C.: 1936
  • Parsons, Betty: 1960
  • Pedlar, Sylvia: 1960
  • Pedro, Luis Martinez: 1947
  • Peixotto, Ernest: 1936
  • P.E.N. Club, The: 1948
  • People's Art Center Association, St. Louis: 1952 (5 letters)
  • Pereira, Irene Rice and George Reavey: 1950-1953 (21 letters)
  • Perry, Beatrice (Gres Gallery): 1960
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1950
  • Pickens, Alton: 1955
  • Pietan, Norman: 1948 and [1949]
  • Pilgrim Society: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Pollack, Peter: 1960
  • Pollak, Frances M. (WPA): 1936-1949 (7 letters)
  • Pollet, Elizabeth (widow of artist Joseph Pollet): [1960]
  • Pollock, Jackson: 1952 (photocopy)
  • Price, R. Moore: 1945
  • Public Use of Arts Committee: 1939
  • Purcell, Ralph: 1949 (4 letters)
  • Pyle, Edward Frederick: 1939
  • Ramsay, John: mentioned in memo dated Mar 31, 1936
  • Reeves, Ruth: 1936-1949 (55 letters including field reports)letters)
  • Reines, Harriet: 1938
  • Reinhart, Ad: 1952-1959 (3 letters)
  • Reynal and Hitchcock, Inc.: 1937
  • Richardson, E. P. (Detroit Institute of Arts; Archives of American Art): 1951-1960 (7 letters)
  • Riefstahl, Elizabeth: 1936
  • Ritchie, Andrew C.: 1944 (2 letters)
  • Rivers, Larry: 1960
  • Robinson, Boardman: 1936 and 1960
  • Rockefeller Center, Inc.: 1934 (contract for the First Municipal Art Exhibition)
  • Rockefeller Foundation: 1949
  • Rockefeller, David: 1960
  • Rockefeller, John D., Jr., and Abby A.: 1934-1940 (4 letters)
  • Rockefeller, John III, and Blanchette: 1951-1960 (3 letters)
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.: 1934-1960 (6 letters)
  • Rockefeller, Peggy: 1960
  • Roesen, Severin: mentioned in letter dated Mar 02, 1938
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.: 1936-1940 (3 letters)
  • Rosenbaum, Belle (New York Herald Tribune): 1949-1960 (4 letters)
  • Rosenwald, Janet: 1937 and 1960
  • Rothko, Mark: 1960
  • Rourke, Constance: 1935-1938 (57 letters)
  • Rowan, Edward B. (Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture): 1936-1943 (5 letters)
  • Rubenstein, Erica B.: 1945 (3 letters)
  • Rubenstein, Sarah (Museum of Modern Art): 1960
  • Russell, Morgan: 1950-1951 (2 letters)
  • St. Petersburg Federal Galleries: 1939
  • Sandoz, Mari (writer): 1960
  • Sawitzky, William (painting researcher): 1935 (2 letters)
  • Sawyer, Wilda A.: 1942
  • Saxon, Lyle: 1943
  • Schaefer, Bertha: [1960]
  • Scharf, Bill: [1960]
  • Scheidt, Melvin E. (War Relocation Authority): 1943
  • Schmidt, Katherine: 1944 and 1960
  • Schnitzer, Robert C.: 1949
  • Schwabacher, Ethel: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Scott, Cecil: 1960 (2 letters)
  • Scott, Phyllis C.: 1936-1937 (2 letters)
  • Scull, Ethel and Bob (art collectors): [1960]
  • Seckar, Alvena V.: 1946
  • Seeger, Charles: 1936
  • Selz, Peter and Thalia: 1960
  • Shaw, Charles: 1960
  • Simms, Agnes (artist): 1960
  • Siporin, Mitchell: 1943-1960 (4 letters)
  • Sloan, Helen (Mrs. John Sloan): 1951 and 1960
  • Sloane, William: 1945
  • Smedley, Agnes: 1947 (letter from Ernestine Evans)
  • Smith College: 1944-1950 (6 letters)
  • Smith, Ferdinand: 1952
  • Smith, Geneva: 1942 (memo from Frank J. Follmer)
  • Smith, Gordon M. (Index of American Design): 1936-1937 (8 letters)
  • Smith, Holly and Sam: [1960]
  • Smith, Joseph Lindon: mentioned in letter dated Mar 28, 1950
  • Smith, Laura: 1938-1939 (5 letters)
  • Smith, Louise: 1960
  • Smith, Margery Hoffman (FAP, Oregon): 1938
  • Soby, James Thrall: 1948-1960 (5 letters)
  • Soderblom, Nathan: 1922 (in Swedish)
  • Solomon, Saul (Cahill's doctor): 1960
  • Soyer, Moses: 1944 (letter to the Editor)
  • Spark, Mrs. Victor: 1960
  • Speck, Walter: 1939 (2 letters)
  • Spencer, Betty (Niles Spencer's first wife): 1960
  • Spencer, Catherine (Mrs. Niles Spencer): 1952-1960 (8 letters)
  • Stamos, Theodoros: 1960
  • Standards: National Bureau of Standards: 1941
  • State: Department of State: 1939 (3 letters)
  • Stavenitz, Alexander: 1937
  • Steegmuller, Francis: 1960
  • Stella, Joseph: 1936 (2 letters)
  • Sterner, Albert: 1935
  • Stieglitz, Alfred: 1932 and 1934
  • Stier, W. (Project Review Section): 1941
  • Still, Clyfford: 1953-1956 (4 letters)
  • Stix, Hugh: 1960
  • Stock, Joseph (artist): mentioned in letters dated 1932 and 1933
  • Stout, Rex: 1944
  • Strickland, Sidney: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Studio Publications, Inc.: 1951
  • Sunami, Soichi: 1960
  • Swasey, Jeannette: [1935]
  • Sweeney, Jim: [1960]
  • Tabak, Maynatalie (colleague of Jackson Pollock): [1960]
  • Taub, Alex: 1942 (memo from Buckminster Fuller)
  • Taylor, Francis Henry: 1939 and 1952
  • Taylor, Miss: 1936
  • Thomas, Yvonne (artist): 1960
  • Thomley, John: 1949
  • Thoms, Mr.: 1936 (letter from Matthew Daly)
  • Thorgurson, Nina: [1960]
  • Tobey, Mark: 1954 and 1960
  • Tobey, Judith (Resettlement Administration): 1936
  • Townsend, Gertrude: [1937]
  • Townsend, Mr.: 1938
  • Tranum, Carl K.: 1949 (2 letters)
  • Triggs, Clayton E.: 1940 (4 letters)
  • Turner, Katherine: [1935]
  • Tworkov, Jack and Wally: 1960
  • Uht, Charles (photographer of Nelson Rockefeller's collection): 1960
  • United American Artists: 1940
  • Valentin, Curt: 1954
  • Valentine, Chapin: 1932
  • Valentiner, W. R. (Detroit Institute of Arts): 1933
  • Varian, Dorothy: 1960
  • Viviano, Catherine (art dealer): [1960]
  • Volkmer, Jean (Museum of Modern Art conservator): [1960]
  • von Wiegand, Charmion (artist): 1960
  • Walker, Hudson D.: 1960
  • Walley, Jano and John: 1949 and 1960
  • Ward: 1925 and 1960 (3 letters)
  • War Department: 1938-1941 (5 letters)
  • Warren, William (FAP, Connecticut): 1937
  • Wasey, Jane: 1960
  • Washburn College: 1939
  • Washburn, Gordon (Albright Art Gallery): 1960
  • Washington: The State College of Washington: 1939
  • Watrous, Harry W.: 1936
  • Watson, Forbes: 1949
  • Webb, Aileen (American Handicraft Council): 1938 (4 letters)
  • Weber, Max: 1922-1960 (6 letters)
  • Weisenborn, Fritzi (Mrs. Rudolph Weisenborn): 1950
  • Wendt, Gerald (Time, Inc.): 1944 (2 letters)
  • Weston, Edward: 1936
  • Wharton, Frances L.: 1935 (2 letters)
  • Wheeler, Monroe (Museum of Modern Art): 1960
  • White, Francis Robert: 1944
  • White, Jim: 1960
  • Whitelaw, Robert N. S.: 1960
  • Whitney Museum of American Art: 1949 and 1979
  • Whyte, James C.: 1942
  • Wilfred, Thomas: 1960
  • Williams, Aubrey (WPA): 1936
  • Williamsburg Restoration, Incorporated: 1935 (4 letters)
  • Winchester, Alice (Antiques Magazine): 1950-1951 (6 letters)
  • Winser, Beatrice: 1924-1944 (6 letters)
  • Winter, Anna K. (antiques dealer): 1935
  • Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin: 1939
  • Woodstock Artists Association: 1960
  • Woodward, Ellen S.: 1936-1938 (3 letters)
  • Worcester, Wakefield (architect): 1936
  • Wright, Russell (industrial designer): [1960]
  • Wyn: A. A. Wyn, Inc.: 1951
  • Youngerman, Jack: 1960
  • Zegri, Armando (Galeria Sudamericana): 1960
  • Zimmerman, Fred and Dorothy: [1960]
  • Zorach, William: 1936-1960 (3 letters)