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

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Series 5: American Processional , 1949-1951
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 10-11

This series consists of files relating to McCausland's work as a research consultant on the exhibition, "American Processional, 1492-1900" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., July 8-December 17, 1950, and as editor of the accompanying book. The exhibit was described as "a large exhibition of American life and history in pictures" and was planned in cooperation with the National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission "to commemorate the establishment of the permanent seat of the Federal Government in Washington in 1850." The book included two hundred illustrations of work from the exhibition with text comprised of "quotations from contemporaries of the events shown" and writing by McCausland. (These descriptions are drawn from a letter from McCausland to Norman Corwin dated June 20, 1950.)
Files include research notes organized according to time period of the work of art, manuscripts and proofs of the book, catalog material, notes on sources and permissions, correspondence, and other research and publicity material.
A large amount of correspondence relating to the American Processional can also be found in the General Correspondence series. A watercolor by Frank Buffmire documenting McCausland's contributions to the American Processional in a humorous fashion can be found amongst art work.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order.
This series is scanned in its entirety, except for galley and page proofs of the book.
Description Container Select
American Processional
Alternate Cover, [1950]
10
1
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
2
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
3
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
4
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
5
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
6
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
7
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
8
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
9
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
10
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
11
End of the Book, 1950
10
12
End of the Book, 1950
10
13
End of the Book, 1950
10
14
Galley Proofs, 1950
10
15-20
Page Proofs, 1950
10
21
Photograph Lists, 1950
10
22
Bibliography, [1950]
10
23
Catalog, 1950
10
24
Catalog, Chronology, 1949-1950
10
25
Catalog Titles, 1950
10
26
Correspondence, 1950 January-May
10
27
Correspondence, 1950 April-June
10
28
Correspondence, 1950 May-July
10
29
Correspondence, 1950 April-September
10
30
Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1950
10
31
Folk Songs, [1950]
10
32
Installation, 1950
10
33
[Lacunae and Sources and Permissions], [1950]
10
34
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
35
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
36
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
37
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
38
Laurel Printing Company, Proofs, 1950
10
39-46
Memos, 1950
11
1
Miscellaneous, 1950
11
2
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, 1950
11
3
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, 1950-1951
11
4
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, Catalog, 1949-1950
11
5
Notebook, [1950]
11
6
Notebook, [1950]
11
7
Notes, 1949-1950
11
8
Notes
Period of 1492-1643, [1950]
11
9
Period of 1645-1736, [1950]
11
10
Period of 1737-1774, [1950]
11
11
Period of 1775-1776, [1950]
11
12
Period of 1777-1799, [1950]
11
13
Period of 1825-1860, [1950]
11
14
Period of 1860-Summer 1863, [1950]
11
15
Period of Fall 1863-1865, [1950]
11
16
Period of 1866-1900, [1950]
11
17
Emblems and Insignias, [1950]
11
18
Miscellaneous, [1950]
11
19
Printer, 1950
11
20
Publicity for Opening, 1950
11
21
Research, 1950
11
22
Research, 1950
11
23
Research, 1950
11
24
Review, [1950]
11
25
Slogans, [1950]
11
26
Sources and Permission, [1950]
11
27
Sources and Permissions - Period of 1861-1900, [1950]
11
28
Wall Labels, 1950
11
29
Wall Labels, 1950
11
30

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