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Daniel Millsaps papers, [ca.1938]-1982

Millsaps, Daniel, 1929-1982

Dealer, Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 14 Linear feet

Summary: Printed material, correspondence, writings, business records, subject files, photographs, a scrapbook, and audio tapes concerning government and the arts, art patronage, and Millsaps' career as a dealer and artist.
Included are speeches, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials; addresses, both personal and business; letters, undated and 1938-1982 from Millsaps' career in the army, as a young painter in New York, and regarding his efforts as a lobbyist to secure federal funding for artists through the 1960's and 1970's; invitations and announcements; notes and writings; business records; and subject files evolved from his activities as President of the WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL ARTS LETTER and his work with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council of the Arts.
File subjects include: Artists Equity Association, Business Committee of the Arts, Community Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, National Council of the Arts, Nuki Gallery, Old Market Gallery Show, the Washington International Arts Letter, and others. Also includes: clippings; photographs of Millsaps, his friends, art shows, and works of art by Millsaps and others; a scrapbook of exhibition announcements, clippings, and photographs, 1961; 2 cassette tapes: one of the Artist Equity conference on American Artists, Jan. 28, 1971 and the other of Nancy Hanks at the Octagen House, Jan. 12, 1971; and one reel-to-reel tape.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art dealer, painter and administrator; Washington, D.C.; b. 1929; d. 1982. Founded the WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL ARTS LETTER in 1962, a newsletter "concerning 20th century patronage, support programs and developments," particularly government support.


Donated 1979 and 1982 by Daniel Millsaps.

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How to Cite This Collection

Daniel Millsaps papers, [ca.1938]-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.