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

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Series 5: Commissions and Project Files , 1935-1965
(Box 10-12, 38, OV 39; 1.4 linear feet)

Files that document Weston's Building the United Nations and the Treasury Relief Project sponsored "Procurement Building Murals" are found within the Commissions and Project files series.
The Commissions and Project Files series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • 5.1: Building the United Nations records, 1949-1965
  • 5.2: Procurement Building Murals records, 1935-1964
5.1: Building the United Nations, 1949-1965
(Box 10-11, 38; 1 linear foot)
Harold Weston began his painting of the building of the United Nations buildings in New York City in 1949. Found are all materials relating to the painting within the Harold Weston papers including clippings; a list of members belonging to the Committee for the Gift to the United Nations of Harold Weston's Painting Building the United Nations; correspondence, much of which relates to fundraising for the donation of the paintings; financial and fundraising materials; an interview with Weston by Mary Ellen Thomson concerning the paintings; legal documents; photographs including installations, black and white, color and matted photos of the works, and research and reference photos; proposals and estimates for donation; and a proposal for "Voices of Destiny," a U.N. documentary.
Description Container
Clippings, 1950-1957
10
43
Committee for the Gift to the United Nations of Harold Weston's Painting Building the United Nations members, 1954 January
10
44
Correspondence, 1949-1965
(3 folders)
10
45-47
Correspondence, 1949-1965
(3 folders)
11
1-3
Financial Information, 1953-1954
11
4
Fundraising Materials, 1956
11
5
Insurance Policies, 1952-1956
11
6
Interview with Weston by Mary Ellen Thomson, circa 1950
11
7
Legal Documents, 1952
11
8
Photographs, Installations, circa 1955
11
9
Photographs of Works of Art, Black and White, circa 1952
(See also Box 38; 4 folders)
11
10-13
Photographs of Works of Art, Color and Matted, circa 1951
(7 folders)
11
14-20
Photographs, Research and Reference, circa 1949
11
21
Propsals and Estimates, circa 1950s
11
22
"Voices of Destiny," Proposal, 1952
11
23
Oversized Photos of Works of Art, 1952
(From Box 11, Folder 10)
38
5.2: Procurement Building Murals, 1935-1964
(Box 11-12, OV 39; 0.4 linear feet)
Harold Weston's murals for the Procurement Building at 7th St SW and D ST SW in Washington, D.C. were completed under the Treasury Relief Art Project of the federal Works Progress Administration. Found here are clippings, correspondence concerning Weston's affiliation with the Treasury Relief Art Project, a description and other interpretive materials about the murals written and compiled by Weston, exhibtion catalogs and other printed materials, notes about the execution and restoration of the works, photographs and negatives, proposals and plans, preliminary sketches, and Harold Weston's time cards for the art project.
Description Container
Clippings, 1930s-1940s
11
24
Correspondence, 1935-1938
11
25
Description of Murals by Weston, circa 1958
11
26
Exhibition Catalogs, 1936-1937
11
27
Map of the United States, circa 1939
11
28
Notes, circa 1940s
11
29
Notes, Restoration, 1964
11
30
Notes, Paint and Materials Used, 1936
11
31
Photographs of Murals, circa 1940
(5 folders)
11
32-36
Photographs of Murals, Matted, circa 1936-1938
11
37-38
Photographs of Murals, Matted, circa 1936-1938
(2 folders)
12
1-2
Photographs of Murals, Negatives, 1938
12
3
Photographs of Murals, Research, 1930s
(3 folders)
12
4-6
Press Release, 1938 June 1
12
7
Proposals and Plans, circa 1936
12
8
Sketches, circa 1936
(See also OV 39)
12
9
Treasury Department Bulletin, 1935 May-June
12
10
Time Reports, 1936-1938
12
11
Oversized Sketches, circa 1936
(From Box 12, Folder 9)
OV 39

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