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Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972

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Series 4: Associations and Organizations , 1916-1972
(Box 4-10, 37-38; 6.5 linear feet)

This series contains all materials relating to the numerous associations and organizations within which Harold Weston was a member or involved.
The Associations and Organizations series is arranged as 10 subseries:
  • 4.1: Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, 1960s-1969
  • 4.2: Committee to Defend America, 1940-1942
  • 4.3: Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, 1940-1968
  • 4.4: Food for Freedom, 1943-1949
  • 4.5: International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Art Association, 1954-1972
  • 4.6: National Council on the Arts and Government, 1954-1972
  • 4.7: National Endowment for the Arts, 1961-1972
  • 4.8: New York State Council on the Arts, 1957-1971
  • 4.9: Reconstruction Service Committee, circa 1940s-1942
  • 4.10: Young Men's Christian Association, Baghdad records, 1916-1919
4.1: Adirondack Trail Improvement Society records, 1960s-1969
(Box 4; 2 folders)
Scattered documents include some correspondence with Harold Weston, who served as Chairman of the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society and printed materials. Stationery displays a logo for the society designed by Weston.
Description Container
Correspondence, circa 1960s
4
31
Printed Materials, 1969
4
32
4.2: Committee to Defend America records, 1940-1942
(Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)
Harold Weston served as Chairman of the Keene and Essex County chapters of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (CDA.) The CDA promoted the idea that America should support Britain financially in order to avoid entering the war. Records found in this subseries include correspondence between the National Committee of the CDA, Harold Weston, and others; clippings; financial records; meeting minutes and records; newsletters and bulletins; notes; a petition; printed materials; typescripts of statements and speeches given to promote the CDA, some of which have notes by Weston; suggestions from the National Committee for local chairmen; and miscellany.
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Correspondence, 1940-1942
(5 folders)
4
33-37
Clippings, 1940-1941
4
38
Essay Contest, circa 1940s
4
39
Financial Records, 1940-1941
4
40
Lists, circa 1940s
4
41
Meetings Information, 1941
4
42
Newsletters and Bulletins, 1941-1942
4
43
Notes, circa 1940s
4
44
Petition, circa 1940s
4
45
Printed Materials, circa 1940s
4
46
Statements and Speeches, circa 1940s
4
47
Stationery, circa 1940s
4
48
Suggestions for Local Chairmen, circa 1940
4
49
4.3: Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors records, 1940-1968
(Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)
Harold Weston served as president for the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors in the 1950s and remained a member into the 1960s. Filed here are audio recordings and other documentation of "An Evening with Louise Nevelson," February 28th, 1967; clippings and other printed materials; scattered correspondence; membership and meetings information; materials relating to the Museum Gift Plan; and documents relating to the history of the association. Also found are Weston's notes taken during a discussion on sculptors by sculptors in 1954. Sculptors present during the discussion include: Caparn, Harkavy, Kekakis, Model, Nevelson, Simkhovitch, Stillman, Vargis, Weschler, and Wingate.
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"An Evening with Louise Nevelson," File and Audio Recordings, 1967 February 28
(3 folders)
4
50-52
Clippings, 1954-1955
4
53
Correspondence, 1966-1971
4
54
Meeting Information, 1954-1971
4
55
Membership Information, 1940-1968
4
56
Museum Gift Plan, 1954-1967
5
1
"Notes on Discussion of Sculpture Today by Sculptors,", 1954 February 27
5
2
Organizational History, 1940-1967
5
3
Printed Materials, 1942-1968
(4 folders)
5
4-7
4.4: Food for Freedom records, 1943-1949
(Box 5; 11 folders)
Harold Weston organized Food for Freedom in 1943 for providing American aid to refugees in Europe and Asia. He served as Executive Director. Scattered documentation of the organization include clippings and other printed materials; correspondence; financial records from the early 1950s; a copy of a sermon delivered by Reverend A. Powell Davies from All Souls' Church in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 1946 entitled "Lest the Living Forget"; notes; organizational history; materials for a proposed book by Weston concerning Food for Freedom; and records of speeches given by Weston.
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Articles and Clippings, 1940s
5
8
Correspondence, 1944-1949
5
9
Financial Records, 1950-1953
5
10
"Lest the Living Forget,", 1946
5
11
National Consumers Food Conference Materials, 1943 October 27-28
5
12
Notes, circa 1949
5
13
Organizational History, circa 1947
5
14
Press Releases, 1946
5
15
Printed Materials, 1943-1949
5
16
Proposed Book, 1940s
5
17
Weston's Speech Records, 1946
5
18
4.5: International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Art Association records, 1954-1972
(Box 5-7, 37; 2 linear feet)
Weston served as President of the U.S. Committee of the International Association of the Plastic Arts/International Art Association (IAPA)from 1961-1967. Records include a copy of Arts and Artists signed by IAPA delegates; articles and clippings; reports; correspondence; holiday cards from IAPA delegates - many of which are handmade or original works of art; financial documents; membership and meeting information; notes; organizational history; photographs of IAPA delegates and works of art displayed during the 1963 conference held in New York City, and other documents of the conference; and records from the World Academy of Arts and Sciences connected with the IAPA.
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Art and Artists -- Signed by IAPA Delegates, 1963
5
19
Articles and Clippings, 1954-1966
(2 folders)
5
20-21
Concerning Memorials to Weston, 1972
5
22
Correspondence, 1956-1972
(7 folders)
5
23-29
Holiday Cards, 1960-1970
(2 folders)
5
30-31
"Decisions", 1971 October 29
5
32
Financial Information, 1963-1969
5
33
"IAPA Reel,", 1963
(See also Box 37)
5
34
Interview with Harold Weston, 1965
5
35
Membership and Staff Information, 1960-1969
(2 folders)
6
1-2
Meetings Information, 1960-1970
(8 folders)
6
3-10
Materials in French, Concerning Meetings, circa 1969
6
11
Notes, circa 1960s
6
12
Organizational History, 1963-1970
(2 folders)
6
13-14
Photographs, 1960-1963
6
15
Press Kit, 1963 October 6-12
6
16
Printed Materials, 1955-1971
(5 folders)
6
17-21
Printed Materials, 1955-1971
(2 folders)
7
1-2
Printed Materials, Not IAPA, 1960s
(2 folders)
7
3-4
Questionaire and Responses, circa 1966
(2 folders)
7
5-6
Reports and Proposals, 1961-1970
7
7
Schedule for Delegates and Observers, circa 1963
7
8
World Academy of Arts and Sciences Materials, 1963-1970
7
9-11
"IAPA Reel" Recording, 1963
(From Box 5, Folder 34)
37
4.6: National Council on the Arts and Government records, 1954-1972
(Box 7-10, 37; 2.5 linear feet)
Harold Weston was a founder of the National Council on the Arts and Government and served as Vice President and President. The group helped to pass legislation forming the National Endowment for the Arts. Found here are annual reports; a ceremonial letter and pen signed by Mayor Robert F. Wagner; clippings; extensive congressional information regarding bills, committees, and testimony; correspondence and memoranda; financial and legal information; grant proposals; lists; membership and meetings information; notes; organizational history; Patron of the Arts Committees information; petitions; a press kit; printed materials; programs information; reports; resolutions; speeches by Weston; and writings.
Description Container
Annual Reports, 1957-1969
(2 folders)
7
12-13
Annual Reports, Proofs, 1957-1969
7
14
Ceremonial Letter and Pen, 1962
7
15
Clippings, 1957-1970
(7 folders)
7
16-22
Congressional Information, 1956-1970
(9 folders)
8
1-9
Congressional Testimony Given by Weston, 1960-1967
8
10
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1956-1972
(7 folders)
8
11-17
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1956-1972
(4 folders)
9
1-4
Financial and Legal Information, 1963-1968
9
5
Grant Proposal, circa 1962
9
6
Interviews with Weston Concerning NCAG, 1956-1965
9
7
Invitation and Guest List, circa 1960s
9
8
Membership Information, 1962-1965
9
9
Meetings Information, 1950-1970
(2 folders)
9
10-11
Notes and Drafts, circa 1960s
(3 folders)
9
12-14
Organizational History, 1954-1968
(2 folders)
9
15-16
Patron of the Arts Committees, 1962
9
17
Petitions, 1956
9
18
Press Kit, 1966
9
19
Printed Materials, 1960s
(4 folders)
9
20-23
Printed Materials, Not NCAG, 1958-1965
9
24
Proposed Bill, 1960 May
9
25
Program Plans, 1966-1968
9
26
Recordings, 1957, 1965
(See also Box 37)
9
27
Reports, 1960s-1965
9
28-29
Resolutions, 1957-1960
9
30
Speeches and Reports by Weston, 1960s
9
31
Tributes to Members, 1965
9
32
"Who Pays the Piper," by Weston, circa 1960
9
33
Writings, 1961-1968
(2 folders)
10
1-2
Recordings, from 10th Anniversary Dinner, 1965
(From Box 9, Folder 27)
37
4.7: National Endowment for the Arts records, 1961-1972
(Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)
Scattered materials include clippings; congressional documents about bills, committees, and members; correspondence; drafts; financial materials; organizational history; and printed materials from the NEA and other organizations of interest. Information relating to programs funded by the National Endowment for the Arts is filed under Programs Information and contains materials from 1967-1972. Due to it's close affiliation between the National Council on the Arts and Government, some materials from the National Endowment for the Arts may be in the previous series.
Description Container
Clippings, 1968-1972
10
3
Congressional Information, 1965-1968
10
4
Correspondence, 1966-1969
10
5
Drafts and Proposals, 1960s
10
6
Financial Information, 1969-1970
10
7
Notes, circa 1960s
10
8
Organizational History, 1967-1972
10
9
Printed Material, 1966-1969
10
10
Printed Material, Not NEA, circa 1960s
10
11
Programs Information, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
10
12-13
4.8: New York State Council for the Arts records, 1960s-1969
(Box 10; 2 folders)
Harold Weston helped to establish the New York State Council for the Arts through his involment in the National Council on the Arts and Government. Materials found include clippings, records from the Committee to Beautify New York City, correspondence, meeting records, organizational history, and printed materials.
Description Container
Clippings, 1965
10
14
Committee to Beautify New York City records, 1966-1969
(3 folders)
10
15-17
Correspondence, 1966-1970
10
18
Meetings Information, 1970
10
19
Organizational History, 1957-1970
10
20
Printed Material, 1967-1971
10
21
4.9: Reconstruction Service Committee records, circa 1940s-1942
(Box 10; 5 folders)
Harold Weston served on the Reconstruction Service Committee, established to assist projected rebuilding efforts in Europe. Scattered records include a clipping, correspondence detailing problems the RSC faced in the naming of their group and finding leadership and sponsorship, memoranda, notes, and a proposal for the Civilian Rehabiliation Corps.
Description Container
Clipping, circa 1942
10
22
Correspondence, 1942
10
23
Memoranda, circa 1942
10
24
Notes, circa 1940s
10
25
Proposal for the Civilian Rehabilitation Corps, 1942
10
26
4.10: Young Men's Christian Association, Baghdad records, 1916-1919
(Box 10, 38; 0.2 linear feet)
Weston served with the YMCA, Baghdad in World War I and volunteered with the Baghdad Art Club. Records are from both the YMCA and the Baghdad Art Club and consist of exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, correspondence and memoranda between Weston and YMCA volunteers and others, YMCA holiday cards designed by Weston, financial materials, organizational history, a letter of introduction for Harold Weston written in Farsi and a hand-drawn map of rural areas outside Baghdad, YMCA announcements and newsletters, notes, photographs of the Baghdad Art Club exhibition of 1918 and a photo the YMCA Baghdad staff from 1917, YMCA printed materials, and a "University Plan" intended as an educational program for use in Mesopotamia.
Description Container
Baghdad Art Club Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1918
10
27
Clippings, Concerning Exhibitions, circa 1917
10
28
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1916-1919
(2 folders)
10
29-30
Holiday Cards, Designed by Weston, 1917-1919
10
31
Financial Information, 1919
10
32
Organizational History, Baghdad Art Club, 1919
10
33
Letter of Introduction in Farsi and Map of Persia, 1919
10
34
Newsletters and Announcements, 1919
10
35
Notes, circa 1918
10
36
Photographs, 1917-1918
(See also Box 38)
10
37
Printed Materials, 1917-1919
(3 folders)
10
38-40
Rules of the YMCA, 1918
10
41
"University Plan,", 1918
10
42
Oversized Photographs, 1917
(From Box 10, Folder 37)
38

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