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Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989

Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989

Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-1999

Art teacher, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Resumes, awards, and a typescript of an interview of Weidner conducted by a University of Pennsylvania student in 1986, regarding Weidner's years with the Federal Art Project. The interview includes a discussion of Dox Thrash and the carborundum print. Also included are statements on art; talks delivered by Weidner regarding the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; typescripts of writings by Ben Shahn, George Stout, and Francis Speight; correspondence regarding commissions, sales and exhibitions; letters from John Kucera, Francis Speight, Franklin Watkins and E.P. Richardson;

consignment lists; photographs of Weidner teaching and of exhibition installations; clippings; and exhibition catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art instructor and painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Worked on the Federal Art Project, 1937-1939, before joining the staff of the Academy in 1939.

Provenance

Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Roswell Weidner, after microfilming.

Microfilm reels 4230-4231 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.