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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

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Series 11: Committee Files , 1936-1960
0.5 Linear feet
Box 27

Series consists of files relating to McCausland's involvement in various artist committees and associations, and art organizations. Included are files stemming from her work on the Promotion Committee of the New York City Council for Art Week, which was involved in planning National Art Week 1940 and sought to promote the purchase of art by the general public; and on the Advisory Committee on Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, on which she served with Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, among others. Also found are files stemming from her participation in the Artists League of America, organizing the Critics Group and planning a national conference on artists in the war; in the Artists Societies for National Defense, which was a collective of art organizations dedicated to developing a program for the use of art in national defense; and on the Writers War Board of the Author's League, which held a meeting on "The American Arts Work for the War" in May 1942. There are also some general files on art organizations and on McCausland's community interests and political activities. Files typically include minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, writings, and printed material.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
American Artists Congress, 1936-1941
27
29
American Artists Congress, 1936-1941
27
30
American Artists Congress, 1936-1941
27
31
American Labor Party, 1942
27
32
Art Organizations, 1939-1940
27
33
Artists League of America, 1942
27
34
Artists Societies for National Defense, 1941-1942
27
35
Artists Societies for National Defense, 1941-1942
27
36
Artists Societies for National Defense, 1941-1942
27
37
Artists Societies for National Defense, 1941-1942
27
38
Community Interests, 1941
27
39
International Association of Art Critics
American Section, 1960
27
40
A Report on Artists in the United States, 1951
27
41
League of American Writers, 1942
27
42
Museum of Modern Art, Advisory Committee on Photography, 1944-1945
27
43
New York City Council for Art Week, Promotion Committee, 1940
27
44
New York City Council for Art Week, Promotion Committee, 1940
27
45
Political Activities, 1940-1941
27
46
Political Activities, 1940-1941
27
47
United American Artists, 1936-1940
27
48
Writers War Board of the Authors League, 1942
27
49

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