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4.4: Exhibition Files , 1942-1945

This subseries consists of correspondence, writings, notes, printed materials, and photographs
The Exhibition Files series is arranged into 3 subseries:
  • Subseries 4.4.1: "Art for Bonds," 1942-1945
  • Subseries 4.4.2: "Army at War," 1943-1945
  • Subseries 4.4.3: "War Against Japan," 1944-1945
4.4.1: "Art for Bonds,", 1942-1945
The "Art for Bonds" exhibition promoted the sale of war bonds during World War II. Found are letters of correspondence, litsts of works of art and of patrons, notes, press releases, writings, and printed materials. Typescripts of Watson's letters to his wife describe his activities in Paris while he organized the "Art for Bonds."
Description Container
Correspondence, 1942
4
23
Correspondence, 1943
(15 folders)
4
24-38
Correspondence, 1944
(2 folders)
4
39-40
Correspondence, 1944
22
2
Correspondence, 1945
4
41-43
From Forbes Watson to Nan Watson, 1945
(3 folders)
(Describes Watson's activities while organizing "Art for Bonds" in Paris, France)
4
44-46
Lists of Works of Art, undated
4
47
Lists of Art Patrons, undated
4
48
Captions, undated
4
49
Notes, undated
4
50
Press Releases, undated
4
51
Lectures, 1943
(2 folders)
4
52-53
"Concerning Life at Camp Barnes in New Caledonia," by Unknown, 1943
4
54
Forward for a Catalog by Elinor B. Morgentuau, undated
4
55
Clippings, 1943-1945
4
56
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1943
4
57
Programs, 1943
4
58
Posters, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV21)
4
59
Brochure, undated
4
60
Photographs of the Exhibition in Paris, France, 1945
(14 folders)
4
61-74
Oversized Poster, undated
(from Box 4, F59)
OV 21
4.4.2: "Army at War,", 1943-1945
Found are correspondence, a typescript for a radio talk, writings and lectures, reports, printed materials, and photographs. Photographs include those of Henry Morgenthau, Forbes Watson and Eleanor Roosevelt at exhibitions as well as exhibition photographs from New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1944
(Oversized material housed in OV21; 20 folders)
4
75-94
Correspondence, 1945
(8 folders)
4
95-102
Radio Talk Typescript, 1944-1945
(3 folders)
4
103-105
"Our Artists Paint the Army at War,", 1943
5
1
Lecture, Rochester, New York, 1944
5
2
Exhibition Report, 1944-1945
5
3
Writings and Notes, 1944, undated
(7 folders)
5
4-10
Clippings, 1944-1945
(7 folders)
5
11-17
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1944
(2 folders)
5
18-19
Press Releases, 1944
(2 folders)
5
20-21
Photographs of Exhibitions
Washington, D.C., 1944
(Henry Morgenthau and Forbes Watson, held at National Gallery of Art)
5
22
1944, New York City, New York,
(2 folders)
(Eleanor Roosevelt)
5
23-24
Buffalo, New York, 1944
5
25
Detroit, Michigan, 1944
5
26
Chicago, Illinois, 1944
(2 folders)
5
27-28
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1945
5
29
Portland, Oregon, 1945
5
30
Los Angeles, California, 1945
5
31
Denver, Colorado, 1945
5
32
Negatives of Works of Art, undated
5
33
Oversized Floor Plan for Detroit Exhibition, 1944
(from Box 4, F89)
OV 21
4.4.3: "War Against Japan,", 1944-1945
Found are correspondence, artist biographies, lists and writings, printed material, and photographs of service men, David Finley, Henry Morgenthau, Forbes Watson, and art work.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1945
(6 folders)
5
34-39
Artist Biographies, undated
5
40
Lists of Works of Art, 1944-1945
(2 folders)
5
41-42
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
5
43
"War Against Japan,", undated
5
44
Printed Materials, 1944-1945
5
45
Photographs
Service Men and Artwork, undated
5
46
Washington, D.C., 1945
(David Finley, Henry Morgenthau, and Forbes Watson at the National Gallery of Art)
5
47
Works of Art, undated
5
48

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