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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

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Series 4: Organizational Records , circa 1920-1977
1 Linear foot
Boxes 3, 8, and OV 9

This series contains documents related to political and art organizations for which Gellert was an active organizer, officer, and in some cases, a founder. Because of his central role in many of these organizations, records often contain unique documentation of their activities.
Typical records found include incoming and outgoing correspondence, membership records, petitions, reports, open letters to public figures in multiple drafts, accounting records, records related to exhibitions, publicity in various forms, meeting agendas and minutes, and Gellert's original notes and writings. Documents are arranged by organization, with records for each organization filed roughly in chronological order. Names of significant correspondents found in this series are listed in a note under the folder heading in which it appears.
Printed material related to organizations for which no original records are found are filed in the Printed Material series.
Description Container Select
American Artists Congress, circa 1936-1937, 1942
Box 3, folders 1-2 include letters of Grace Clements, G. Merangel, Stuart Davis, Thomas Parker
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American Artists Congress, circa 1936-1937, 1942
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American Artists Congress, circa 1937-1937, 1942
Includes a 1936 pamphlet of cartoons defending the Works Progress Administration
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American Artists Congress, Conference Proceedings, First American Artists Congress against War and Fascism, 1936
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Art of Today Gallery, 1954-1958
Box 3, folders 5-14 include letters of Rockwell Kent, Sally Kent, Hilda Simpson, John Kingsbury, Robert Shinn, Clark Foreman, Emil Zinn, and Eleanor Brown
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Art of Today Gallery, 1955 January-April
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Art of Today Gallery, 1955 April-July
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Art of Today Gallery, circa 1954-1958
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Art of Today Gallery, 1955 August-December
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Art of Today Gallery, 1956 January-September
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Art of Today Gallery, 1956 October-December
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Art of Today Gallery, 1957-1958
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Art of Today Gallery, circa 1954-1958
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Art of Today Gallery, circa 1954-1958
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Art of Today Gallery, Log Books, 1955-1956
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Art of Today Gallery, Log Books, 1955-1956
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Art of Today Gallery, Amalgamated Bank Book and Receipt Book, 1955-1957
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
Box 3, folders 18-23 include letters of A. Alfred DeVito, Zoltan Hecht, Josephine Droege, Frederick Detwiller, Samuel Henning, Theo. H. Kleffel, Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, Carla Zimmerman, Madeleine Gray, Leo Mansoni, Victor Frisch, Archie Abraham, Constance Clarke, Lionel S. Reiss, Else Mevis, R.A. Griffith, Edith Bryan, S.A. Sliflein, Basil Marros, Lewis Rubin, Rose Hecht, Irving Bulback, Maurice Rawson, Adam A. Sanders, J.J. Lankes, Ralph Pearson, Max Weber, Joseph Lemarzi, Mrs. Henry Breckinridge, Lillian Cohen, Harry Hoffman, Marion Walton, Frannie Engle, R. Pringle, and Olivia Agee
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
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Artists Committee of Action, circa 1934-1935
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1935-1936
Box 3, Folders 24-35 include letters of Harold Friedman, George Biddle, George Picken, Marion Bauer, Audrey McMahon, Michael Loew, Henry Lead, E. Nye, Frances M. Pollak, Stuart Davis, Harry Gottlieb, Ruth St. Denis, Ed B. Rowan, Michael Kiss, William C. Palmer, George Horowitz, Maurice Heaton, Paul Bird, Ethel Katz, Fred Knight, J. Scott Williams, Rockwell King, Alfred Barr, Elmer Rice, Nan Golden, Ellen Woodward, Joy Pride, Elizabeth Litchfield, Josephine Droege, Bianca Todd, A. Conger Goodyear, Philip Stein, Algot Stenbery, Arthur Emptage, Letteris Calapari, Ralph Mayer, Ernest Marbury, Corrington Gill, Daniel Cotton Rich, Joseph A. Danysh, Florence Kerr, Howard Lee Irwin, Adrian Dornbush, Hardinge Scholle, and F. Ballard Williams
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1937
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1937
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1938
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1938
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1939
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1940
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1940
Oversized material housed in OV 9
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1940
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Artists Coordination Committee, 1941
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Artists Coordination Committee, circa 1935-1941
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Artists Coordination Committee, circa 1935-1941
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Artists' Council, U.S.A., circa 1945-1946
Includes letters of Max Weber, José de Creeft, Thomas Hart Benton, and Carol Janeway
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Artists for Victory, Inc., 1941-1942
Box 3, folders 37-41 include letters of Rockwell Kent, Chester Price, John Taylor Arms, Marie Kirkwood, Jim Eglern, Thomas C. Parker, and Erwin Barrie
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Artists for Victory, Inc., 1943-1944
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Artists for Victory, Inc., 1945-1946
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Artists for Victory, Inc., circa 1941-1946
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Artists for Victory, Inc., circa 1941-1946
Oversized material housed in Box 8
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Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome, circa 1951-1956
Box 3, folders 42-44 include letters of Joseph North, Philip Evergood, Sara Gottlieb, and Rockwell Kent
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Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome, circa 1951-1956
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Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome, circa 1951-1956
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Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome, Bank Records, 1951-1954
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Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome, Published Writings by Jerome, 1947, 1951-1953
Includes article "Let Us Grasp the Weapon of Culture," and booklet "Culture in a Changing World, a Marxist Approach"
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Communist Party, circa 1931-1977
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Hungarian Word, Inc., 1953-1962
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Hungarian Word, Inc., 1953-1962, 1977
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Independent Voters Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions (ASP), circa 1944-1954
Oversized material housed in Box 8
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John Reed Clubs, circa 1929-1934
"Proposals for Activities of John Reed Clubs"
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National Society of Mural Painters (Mural Artists Guild), circa 1936-1941
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National Society of Mural Painters (Mural Artists Guild), 1937-1938
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National Society of Mural Painters (Mural Artists Guild), 1939-1941
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National Society of Mural Painters (Mural Artists Guild), circa 1936-1941
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New York City Art Commission, 1939
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New York City Council for Art Week, 1940
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United American Artists (formerly the Artists' Union), circa 1930-1940
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Other Organizations' Records, circa 1934-1962
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Oversized Organizational Records
Oversized material digitized with Box 3, Folders 41 and 50
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Oversized Organizational Records
Oversized material digitized with Box 3, 31
9 (OV)

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