Size: 2 Linear feet, (on 4 microfilm reels)
Summary: Papers relating to the activities and careers of Edward Pierre and Mary Willard Vine Buyck, a couple active in art related activities in New York State in the 1930's and 1940's.
REEL 108, Frames 1355-1411 (Loan): Papers, 1934-1966, of Edward Pierre Buyck. 15 items, including: correspondence between Mrs. Buyck and Mrs. William Woodward, former owner of Belair Stud stables, concerning Edward Buyck; a sketchbook (25 pp.) of Edward Buyck showing horses and racetrack figures; clippings about Mrs. Woodward; and an announcement of the memorial opening in 1966 of Edward Buyck's studio, Highfield Hall, in Slingerlands, N.Y.
REEL 108, Frames 1412-1488 (Loan): Correspondence, press releases, and clippings, 1918-1944, of Mary Willard Vine Buyck. 50 items, mostly relating to her superintendency of the WPA Art Program in New York State from 1939 until its 1941 closing. Letters from artists, particularly those of Herman Linding and Ernest Cramer, are personal, not offical. They comment on her work, their own war work, deplore the end of the project, and detail their grave financial situation. Several letters and clippings concern dioramas done by WPA artists for the Oneida Historical Society.
REEL 669, Frames 1-621, and REEL 672, Frames 639-689 (photographs): Papers, 1914-1962, of Edward Pierre Buyck. 383 items, including: 103 letters to and from him, 1927-1962 and undated, relating to private commissions and to WPA art work, including two letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt, three from Herbert Lehman, and one each from Edith Lehman and Missy LeHand; fourteen personal documents; twelve commission contracts; 34 clippings; 41 photographs of him and miscellaneous subjects; 142 original drawings and sketches including war posters; 37 miscellaneous items. Some of the material relates to Mrs. Buyck.
REEL 863, Frames 328-1021 (Gift): Papers, 1939-1971, of Mary Willard Vine Buyck. 138 items, including: 47 letters to and from her, relating to her position as Art Project Supervisor of the Public Activities Section of the Division of Community Service for the New York State (WPA), and to the work of Mr. Buyck; included are two letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, and one from Edith Lehman; 90 printed items accumulated by her about the WPA; a notebook kept by her containing WPA information.