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Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980

Audrey McMahon papers, 1935-1980

McMahon, Audrey, 1890-1981

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Audrey McMahon served under Holger Cahill as Regional Director for the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey from 1935 to 1939. She died at age 87 in 1981.


Donated 1997 by Geraldine Rhoads, executrix of McMahon's estate.

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Scope and Contents

The scattered papers of Audrey McMahon include correspondence, writings, notes and research files, and printed material assembled mainly during the late 1960s while assisting Francis V. O'Connor to complete Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969) and The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1970), and, to a lesser degree, relating to McMahon's activities as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey. Included are photocopies of original correspondence (1935-1941) between McMahon and Holger Cahill and Brehon Somervell, held by the National Archives.

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