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Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942

Doktor, Raphael, 1902-1995

Painter, Restorer


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Reports and photographs of the Technical Service Division of the WPA-Federal Art Project, New York; publications of the New York City WPA Art Project including "The WPA Federal Art Project a Summary of Activities and Accomplishments," undated, "Oils, Watercolors, Prints & Sculpture by Artist Teachers of the Art Teachers Division," 1939, "Art in Action: An Exposition of Work in Progress by the New York City WPA Art Project," 1941, and "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives," 1939, with clippings glued to the inside cover. (A duplicate pamphlet without the clippings was microfilmed on reel 3482). Also included are catalogs, announcements and newspaper clippings concerning Doktor's exhibitions, and the original manuscript to his novel, "The Laughing Torch" along with several rejection letters from publishers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; head of the Restoration, Installation and Technical Service Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP) in New York City. Died 1995.


Donated by Raphael Doktor, 1993-1995. An additional copy of "Technical Problems of the Artist" was donated ca. 1970 and microfilmed on reel 3482.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

"Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives": 35mm microfilm reel 3482 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

All except mss.: "Technical Problems of the Artist: Canvas Adhesives" (microfilm reel 3482) is: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.