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John Rector Barton papers, 1939-1962

Barton, John Rector, 1897-1965

Arts administrator, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 716 Items, microfilm frames

Summary: Selected files kept by John Rector Barton relating to the Rural Artists program and the Artist-in-Residence program at the University of Wisconsin, including: Rural art show, 1939-1956; Rural art calendar, 1946-1948; University of Wisconsin permanent collection of rural arts, 1942-1952; John Steuart Curry memorial projects, 1946-1957; Extention specialist in rural art, 1946-1947; Wisconsin rural artists groups, 1945-1962; Artist in residence candidates; Aaron Bohrod, 1947-1949; Various artists, 1946-1949; Elizabeth Nolan, 1946-1950 and 1958; Earl Sugden, 1941, 1945-1948, 1962; Walter Thorp, 1946-1950; and Publication, publicity, reveiws and post-publication files, 1946-1949.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Barton was Chair of the College of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin when the Rural Artists Program and the Artist-in-Residence position were initiated. John Steuart Curry was the first artist to hold the Artist-in-Residence position.


The State Historical Society of Wisconsin organized, arranged and microfilmed these papers. The Archives of American Art purchased copies of the film.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3579 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Microfilmed by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, (1 reel).

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Rector Barton papers, 1939-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.