Wallace Richards papers, 1932-1933

Richards, Wallace, b. 1904 d. 1959
Arts administrator
Active in Indianapolis, Ind.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Papers regarding Richards' supervision of the Indiana exhibit "A Century of Progress," Chicago, 1933, and Thomas Hart Benton's mural commissioned for that event. Included are: correspondence with Benton, Thomas Craven, and Lee Simonson and others; writings; organizational records; installation photographs; a book based on Benton's murals; clippings; and printed miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art administrator; Indianapolis, Ind.

Papers donated by Gwin Richards, a son of an associate of Thomas Hart Benton.

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