Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group, 1932-1934

Jackson, Morris

Collection size: 9 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Printed material kept by Jackson, including: two broadsides of the Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, one a formal resolution to seek federal aid, the other states terms for relief; a list of members in the Artist Group; and announcements of the opening exhibition of the Goose Rocks Group at the Watercolor Gallery in Maine.

Biographical/Historical Note: Jackson was a watercolorist, Detroit, Mich. The Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, also known as the Unemployed Artists Group, was organized in September 1933 when New York state's Emergency Work Bureau phased out its art project. The impetus for its formation was the desire of ex-project workers for further state assistance for artists. Gained a reputation for radicalism. Philip Bard was the leader of the group.

Lent for microfilming by Jackson, with the exception of the two broadsides, which were donated. [The broadsides were re-microfilmed on reel 3482 under the title "Artist Group..."]

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