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Gerald Monroe research material on the American Artists' Congress, the Artists' Union, and the WPA, [ca. 1930-1971]

Gerald Monroe research material on the American Artists' Congress, the Artists' Union, and the WPA, [ca. 1930-1971]

Monroe, Gerald, 1926-

Art historian, Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: American Artists' Congress documentation includes photographs, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material. The Artists' Union materials include six photographs by Irving Marantz of members (some identified) of the Artists' Union participating in a demonstration advocating unionization for all artists. WPA material includes photographs and a brochure.

Biographical/Historical Note

Monroe is a painter, educator, art historian; New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated 1971-1976 by Gerald M. Monroe.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is a microfilm reel (reel 1044) donated by Monroe containing his 1971 thesis, The Artists' Union of New York," done for New York University.

Alternative Forms Available

The photographs relating to the Artists' Union are on microfilm reel 670 and are available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Monroe's Thesis on reel 1044 is available only at Archives of American Art's Washington office. It is also available in university and museum libraries, or may be purchased through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Gerald Monroe research material on the American Artists' Congress, the Artists' Union, and the WPA, [ca. 1930-1971]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.