John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929

Weichsel, John, b. 1870 d. 1946
Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.6 linear feet

Collection Summary: The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1965 with the bulk of the material dating form 1905 to 1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: John Weichsel (1870-1946) was an arts administrator and founded the artists' cooperative People's Art Guild of New York City in 1915.

The collection was donated in 1960 and 1963 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel and John Weichsel, the son and grandson of Dr. John Weichsel. At an unknown later date, grandson John Weichsel donated his 1965 thesis on the Peoples Art Guild.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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