Size: 2 Linear feet (on 4 microfilm reels)
Summary: Biographical material (1931-1982), correspondence (1920-1983), business records (1958-1973), subject files concerning the WPA's Federal Art Project (1934-1976) and printed material (1918-1981) reflect the activities and careers of Clement Haupers and Clara Mairs.
Biographical material concerning Clement Haupers consists of 2 portrait drawings, an autobiographical account, a biographical account written by Les Grunwald, 6 clippings (1974-1982), an essay "Clement Haupers: Art Appreciation, Arlington Library" by Romeo Gutsche, a transcript of an interview conducted by Peter Lewson, and a resume (1943). Biographical material for Clara Mairs includes 2 biographical accounts, 2 exhibition catalogs (undated and 1976), and a clipping of her obituary (1963).
Correspondence (1920-1983) consists of letters exchanged between Haupers, Mairs, their family members, and colleagues. Letters exchanged between Haupers and Mairs primarily concern the annual Minnesota State Fair exhibitions (1933-1936) and Haupers' involvement in the Federal Art Project in Washington, D.C. (1943). Other letters concern the couple's art-related activities and Haupers' teaching and art restoration work, and include magazine illustrations by Haupers and Mairs. Correspondents include artists Cameron Booth, Andre Boratko, Floyd E. Brewer, Alida Flexer, Frances Cranmer Greenman, Patsy Reed High, LeRoy Neiman, Alexander Oja, James E. Rea, and Erik Smith.
Business records (1958-1973), primarily Mairs' estate documents, include her will (1958), correspondence relating to her death, probate court documents and inheritance tax documents. Financial material consists of sales receipts for the sale of art work (1969-1973). Printed material consists of clippings (1918-1981) and exhibition catalogs (1929-1979).
A subject file on the St. Paul Arts and Crafts Center (1934-1935), which was supported by the State Emergency Relief Administration, contains a description of the Art Center, a list of classes, clippings, and photographs of classes and students' work. A second subject file on the Haupers' work for the Work Projects Administration's Federal Art Project (1937-1976) includes reports, an essay "Minnesota Artist" (1938), exhibition catalogs, brochures, and photographs.