National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895-2007

National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.), est. 1895
Association
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 13.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: The National Society of Mural Painters (established 1895) is an art society in New York, New York. Originally called Mural Painters, the name changed to National Society of Mural Painters in 1936.

The records of the National Society of Mural Painters were donated to the Archives of American Art by the society in 1965-1966. A later group of records was donated by the National Society of Mural Painters via president Jeff Greene in 2009.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

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Related Materials

In 1963, the National Society of Mural Painters lent 83 photographs of mural paintings and studies for murals, and 25 exhibition boards showing sculptures, mosaics, or mural paintings which listed the artist, medium, title, and location. These records were microfilmed onto reel NSM1 and it is available at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.