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John DeWitt papers, 1962-1979

DeWitt, John, 1910-1984

Military officer, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: The scattered papers of federal arts administrator John DeWitt date from 1962-1979, and measure 1.4 linear feet. The collection primarily documents 1970s arts programs sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Found within the papers are correspondence concerning the department's art projects and exhibition files for The American Artist and Water Reclamation, 1972, and America 1976.

Biographical/Historical Note

John DeWitt was born in 1910 and was a wood sculptor and federal arts administrator in Washingon, D.C.

Provenance

The John DeWitt papers were donated in 1987 by DeWitt's widow, Miriam Hapgood DeWitt.