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Anton Refregier papers, circa 1900-circa 1990

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Series 5: Mural and Tapestry Files , circa 1930s-circa 1970s
3.65 Linear feet
Boxes 15-18, 36, OVs 38, 45, 46, RD 42

This series documents Refregier's work on many mural and tapestry projects for private and corporate clients such as Bowery Savings Bank, Cafe Society Uptown, Sheraton Hotels, anbd First National Bank. It also documents commissions for state and federal government agencies, including the WPA and commissions such as the post office in Plainfield, NJ, Rikers Island Prison, and the Rincon Annex Post Office. Files contain correspondence, notes, many loose sketches and cartoons, printed material and photographs. Additional records relating to these files can be found in Series 2: Correspondence.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries, with files arranged alphabetically by name of project or subject:
  • 5.1: Murals, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
  • 5.2: Tapestries, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
5.1: Murals, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Description Container
Abraham & Strauss Nassau, Long Island, NY, 1951-1952
15
15
Cafe Society Uptown, 1940
15
16
Chicago Murals, circa 1970s
15
17
Chicopee Motor Inn, Chicopee, MA, 1960
15
18
Continental National Bank, Lincoln, NA, Competitions, 1957-1958
15
19
Country Club, Norfolk, VA, 1959-1969
15
20
Covington Fabrics Corporation, 1952-1955
15
21
First National Bank, Tulsa, OK, 1950
15
22
First National Stores Inc., 1954-1959
(4 folders)
15
23-26
Gracie Square Hospital, New York, NY, 1969
15
27
Greenpoint Hospital, 1930s
15
28
Greenwich Federal Savings & Loan Association, Proposal, 1964
15
29
Hartleys Inc., Miami, FL, 1959-1960
(Oversized material housed in OV 45)
16
1
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 1950-1954
(2 folders; oversized material housed in OV 46, RD 42)
16
2-3
Hotel Americana Carnival Room, Miami Beach, FL, 1955-1957
16
4
International Inn, Washington, D.C., 1962
16
5
Jewish Community Center, White Plains, New York, NY, 1956
16
6
Junior High School, Queens, Emery Roth & Sons, 1952
16
7
Kingston High School Mural Project, 1978
16
8
Lessman Incorporated, 1933-1940
(2 folders; oversized material housed in Box 36, OV 46)
16
9-10
Lessman Incorporated, Paul Revere Room, Hotel Lexington, New York, NY, 1937-1940
(2 folders)
16
11-12
Local 1199 Union Building, New York, NY, 1967-1970
16
13
Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Unit, 1951-1954
16
14
Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Unit, Research Material, circa 1952
16
15
Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY, 1968-1971
(2 folders)
16
16-17
National Maritime Union of America, 1962
16
18
Nebraska Capitol Building, Lincoln, NA, circa 1950s
16
19
Nebraska Capitol Building, Lincoln, NA, Source Material, circa 1950s
(7 folders)
16
20-26
New York Central System, 1938
(Oversized material housed in Box 36)
16
27
New York Labor Temple, 1939-1940
16
28
Orange Plaza Shoping Center, Middletown, NY, 1971-1972
16
29
Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, CT, 1950-1951
(Oversized material housed in OV 38)
16
30
Plaza Hotel, NY, Ben Sackheim, Inc., 1962
16
31
Post Office, Plaindfield, NJ, 1941-1942
(Oversized material housed in Box 36)
16
32
Public School 146, Bronx, NY, 1957-1966
16
33
Rikers Island Prison, Rikers Island, NY, 1936, 1978
17
1
Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, CA
Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, CA, 1940s-1970s
(13 folders)
17
2-14
Mural Competition Sketchbook, 1940s
17
15
News Clippings, 1950s-1970s
17
16
Personal Statements/History, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
17
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in Box 36)
17
18
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in Box 36)
17
19
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
17
20
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
17
21
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
17
22
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
17
23
Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
17
24
Ritz Carlton Hotel Cocktail Lounge, 1964-1966
17
25
S.S. Constitution, S.S. Independence, 1950s
17
26
S.S. President Polk, 1940-1942
17
27
Sam Burt House, Brooklyn, NY, 1966-1971
17
28
Schoen and Hennessy, 1955-1956
17
29
Schroeder Hotel, Lessman Interiors, 1950-1951
(Oversized material housed in OV 38)
18
1
Sheraton Corporation, Mexico, 1964
18
2
Sheraton Hotels, Binghamton, NY and Dallas, TX, 1956-1959
(2 folders)
18
3-4
Sheraton Hotel, Philadelphia, 1955-1957
(2 folders; oversized material housed in OV 38)
18
5-6
Sheraton Motor Inn, New York, NY, 1961-1962
(Oversized material housed in OV 38)
18
7
Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington D.C., 1963-1964
18
8
Syracuse University, 1962-1963
18
9
Tokeneke Elementary School, 1955-1956
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
18
10
Union News Company Thruway Restaurants, 1954-1955
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
18
11
Union News Company Thruway Restaurants, Light Fixtures, 1954-1955
(Oversized material housed in OV 46)
18
12
University of Kentucky Medical Center, 1959-1960
18
13
University of Kentucky Medical Center, 1961
18
14
Unknown/Miscellaneous, 1950s-circa 1960s
18
15
Zenith Radio Corporation, 1956-1958
18
16
Oversized, Lessman Incorporated, 1933-1940
(Oversized material from Box 16)
36
Oversized, New York Central System, 1938
(Oversized material from Box 16)
36
Oversized, Post Office, Plaindfield, NJ, 1941-1942
(Oversized material from Box 16)
36
Oversized, Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, CA, Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material from Box 17)
36
Oversized, Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, CT, 1950-1951
(Oversized material from Box 16)
OV 38
Oversized, Schroeder Hotel, Lessman Interiors, 1950-1951
(Oversized material from box 18)
OV 38
Oversized, Sheraton Hotel, Philadelphia, 1955-1957
(Oversized material from Box 18)
OV 38
Oversized, Sheraton Motor Inn, New York, NY, 1961-1962
(Oversized material from Box 18)
OV 38
Oversized, Hartleys Inc., Miami, FL, 1959-1960
(Oversized material from Box 16)
OV 45
Oversized, Hillcrest Jewish Center, 1950-1954
(Oversized material from Box 16)
OV 46
Oversized, Lessman Incorporated, 1933-1940
(Oversized material from Box 16)
OV 46
Oversized, Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, CA, Source Material and Sketches, circa 1940s
(Oversized material from Box 17)
OV 46
Oversized, Tokeneke Elementary School, 1955-1956
(Oversized material from Box 18)
OV 46
Oversized, Union News Company Thruway Restaurants, 1954-1955
(Oversized material from Box 18)
OV 46
Oversized, Union News Company Thruway Restaurants, Light Fixtures, 1954-1955
(Oversized material from Box 18)
OV 46
Oversized, Hillcrest Jewish Center, 1950-1954
(Oversized material from Box 16)
RD 42
5.2: Tapestries, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Description Container
Agents, 1971-1972
18
17
Bowery Savings Bank, 1964-1967
(5 folders)
(includes photo of Refregier)
18
18-22
Bowery Savings Bank, Promotion, 1964-1967
18
23
Exhibition Ideas, 1968
18
24
Fabric Samples, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
18
25
Hester, Mary and Vasquez, Isaac, 1968-1970
18
26
Rotron Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1962
18
27
Sheraton Hotel, Cleveland, 1962
18
28
Tapestry Records, circa 1960s-1970s
18
29

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