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National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007

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Series 5: Exhibition and Competition Files , 1917-1998
2 Linear feet
Boxes 5-7

The bulk of this series consists of material relating to the three NSMP projects celebrating the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial, including the "Freedom Murals", "The Caravan of Freedom", and "Momentous Events in American History". Files include correspondence, printed material, plans, itineraries, scattered financial documents, applications, and some photographs documenting planning, execution of work by members, fundraising, and publicity. Included is an audio cassette recording entitled "Momentous Events at Nabisco." A file for the Mural Night Forum includes a letter and typed remarks given by Elizabeth McCausland. There is a videocassette recording of a dedication of a mural by David Garrison in Fort Madison, Iowa.
This series is arranged in chronological order according to the earliest document found for a project. Folders containing material relating to the Bicentennial competitions likely include documents relating to all three projects.
Description Container Select
Red Cross Canteen Project, 1917-1919
5
50
George W. Breech Memorial Exhibition, 1920
5
51
Portland, Oregon Exhibition, 1921-1925
5
52
Architectural League, 1921-1922
5
53
Church Competition, 1937-1938
5
54
Bronx High School of Science, 1939-1940
5
55
Department Store Competition, 1939
5
56
Federal Art Project, 1939-1940
5
57
Municipal Art Society Exhibition, 1939-1940
5
58
Mural Night Forum, 1939-1940
5
59
Public Works of Art Competition, 1939-1940
5
60
Selection of Fine Arts, Recommendations, 1939-1941
5
61
Subway Murals, New York City, 1939-1940
5
62
World's Fair Competition, 1939-1941
5
63-65
Whitney Museum Exhibition, 1940-1941
5
66-67
Whitney Museum Exhibition, 1940-1941
6
1-3
Ernest Peixotto Memorial, 1942-1950
6
4-5
Architectural League Exhibition , 1947
6
6
Metropolitan Museum Exhibition, 1958
6
7
New York State Thruway Authority Competition, 1973-1978
6
8
Bicentennial Competitions, 1973-1982
6
9-36
Bicentennial Competitions, 1976-1998
7
1-17
Bicentennial Competitions, Momentous Events at Nabisco, circa 1980
1 Sound cassette
7
18
100th Anniversary Exhibition, 1995
7
19
Dedication of Mural by David Garrison, Fort Madison, Iowa, 1997
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
7
20
Mexico International Exhibition, 1997
7
21
Art Students League Exhibition, 1998
7
22-23

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