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Olin Dows letter to William Gropper and draft response from Gropper, 1936 May 18

Olin Dows letter to William Gropper and draft response from Gropper, 1936 May 18

Dows, Olin, 1904-1981

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Title: Olin Dows letter to William Gropper and draft response from Gropper

Date: 1936 May 18

Physical Details: Letter : 2 p. : various media ; 27 x 21 cm.

Description: Dows writes in a type-written letter on U.S. Treasury Department letterhead. He informs Gropper that his mural design was selected by the Treasury Department Art Program for the Freeport Post Office, and asks Gropper to confirm his interest in continuing with the project.

A handwritten draft of Gropper's response follows, in which Gropper lambastes Dows and the other "fellows in Washington" for "not having offered [him] an outright job."

Creator: Dows, Olin, 1904-1981

Forms part of: William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Olin Dows letter to William Gropper and draft response from Gropper, 1936 May 18. William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 10986