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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, 1945-2013

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Series 1: Administrative Records , 1945-1977
5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5, 12, OV 13

Administrative records detail the school's history, board activities, fundraising and scholarship campaigns, publicity, transactions with government agencies, artist's model contracts, and various other files.
The series is divided into six subseries.
  • 1.1: Board Files, 1946-1967
  • 1.2: Exhibitions and Benefits, 1947-1977
  • 1.3: Fundraising, 1947-1967
  • 1.4: Government Agencies, 1947-1964
  • 1.5: Miscellaneous Office Files, 1945-1964
  • 1.6: Publicity, 1946-1977
1.1: Board Files, 1946-1967
Files for the school's board include meeting agendas and minutes; correspondence files for Audrey Silbey, Henry V. Poor, Willard W. Cummings, and other officers in the school's administration; plans for a reorganization of the administration in 1961; and advisory committee files regarding Colby College among other topics.
Description Container
Advisory Committee, Colby College, 1959-1962
1
1
Advisory Committee, Correspondence, 1953-1962
1
2-3
Advisory Committee, Minutes, 1951-1961
1
4
Board of Directors, Minutes, 1949-1959
1
5
Board of Governors, Agendas and Meetings, 1963
1
6
Board of Governors, Correspondence, 1959-1962
1
7-9
Board of Governors, Minutes and Meetings, 1964-1965
1
10-11
Board of Governors, Miscellaneous, 1964-1966
1
12
Board of Trustees, Correspondence, 1960-1964
1
13-17
Board of Trustees, Minutes, 1962-1966
1
18
Bylaws and Reorganization Plan of 1961, 1946-1961
1
19
Correspondence, Audrey Silbey, 1951
1
20
Correspondence, E.P. Humphrey, Jr., 1959-1960
1
21
Correspondence, Helen H. Dodge, 1949-1950
1
22
Correspondence, Henry V. Poor, 1949-1963
Includes negatives and a few painted negatives of artwork.
1
23
Correspondence, Jacob Oxman, 1962-1963
1
24
Correspondence, Jessica Boyden, 1954-1959
1
25
Correspondence, John Eastman, Jr., 1963-1966
1
26
Correspondence, Kappo Phelan, 1951-1952
1
27
Correspondence, Maxine S. Cronbach, 1959
1
28
Correspondence, Ray Alden, 1960-1966
1
29
Correspondence, Willard W. Cummings, 1946-1950
Includes material for the Artists Equity Committee and one notebook of catalog requests.
1
30-31
Correspondence, Willard W. Cummings, 1951-1967
2
1-6
Meeting Notes, 1955-1963
2
7
President's Reports, 1948-1957
2
8
1.2: Exhibitions and Benefits, 1947-1977
The subseries contains correspondence with artists, venue and artist lists, insurance values for artwork, and loan agreements for benefits and exhibitions of student, faculty, and visiting artist works.
Description Container
Student Exhibition, 1947-1948
2
9
Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Art, Skowhegan Retrospective, 1950
2
10
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YMYWHA), 1953
2
11
Benefit Exhibition, General, 1954
2
12
Benefit Exhibition, Correspondence with Loaners, 1954
2
13
Benefit Exhibition, Correspondence with Participating Artists, 1954
2
14
Student Exhibitions, 1956-1957
Includes material for exhibitions in New York City, correspondence, and lists of exhibition locations and artwork.
2
15-17
Circulating Exhibition of Prize Winning Student Artwork, 1960
2
18-19
Colby College Sesquicentennial Exhibition, 1962
2
20
Arts Ball and Auction Benefit, 1962s
2
21
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YMYWHA), 1963
2
22
Four Centuries of American Masterpieces, 1964
Includes a copy of the exhibition catalog.
2
23-26
Lenox Hill-Skowhegan Annual Benefit, 1965-1967
3
1
Various Benefit Award Dinner Programs, 1972-1977
3
2-3
Various Exhibition Catalogs, 1968-1976
3
4
1.3: Fundraising, 1947-1967
Files in this subseries contain correspondence, contributor lists, scholarship fund reports, foundation and endowment correspondence regarding funding, and material on funding the reconstruction of a barn damaged by a fire in 1960 that was used for fresco instruction and as a lecture hall.
Description Container
Background Material, 1959-1964
3
5
Background Material, 1959-1964
12
1
Barn-Studio, 1960-1961
3
6
Contributors, 1954-1955
3
7
Correspondence, 1966
3
8
Endowments, 1961-1965
Includes material for the Anson Kent Cross Endowment Fund.
3
9-11
Endowments, 1961-1965
13
Foundations, 1949-1965
3
12-15
Plans, 1966-1967
3
16
Scholarship Fund Drive, General, 1947-1964
3
17-22
Scholarship Fund Drive, Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1953-1954
3
23
Scholarship Fund Drive, Alumni, 1950-1958
3
24-25
Scholarship Fund Drive, Appeal Letters, 1955-1959
3
26
Scholarship Fund Drive, Donor Lists, 1951-1956
4
1-5
Scholarship Fund Drive, Donor Correspondence, 1951-1959
4
6-11
Scholarship Fund Drive, Reports to Donors, 1951
4
12
Scholarship Fund Drive, Thank You Letters, 1951-1962
4
13-18
Suggestions, 1954
4
19
1.4: Government Agencies, 1947-1964
Files for government agencies include records concerning taxes, social security, veterans affairs, and health and welfare services for students and employees of Skowhegan.
Description Container
Health and Welfare, 1947-1962
4
20
Health and Welfare, 1947-1962
12
1
Internal Revenue Service, 1954-1956
4
21
Maine Sales Tax, 1951-1963
4
22
Office of Price Stabilization, 1952
4
23
Social Security, 1962-1963
4
24
Student and Veterans Administration, 1947-1954
4
25
Taxes and Exemption, 1947-1964
4
26-27
1.5: Miscellaneous Office Files, 1945-1964
Inventories of art supplies at the school's store, art studio supplies, slide rentals, and catalogs; real estate documents for the school's property and library; and contracts, payment information, and correspondence with artist's models are in this subseries.
Description Container
Models, Contracts and Correspondence, 1949-1961
4
28
Real Estate, Maine Library, 1960-1964
4
29
Real Estate, Maine Library, 1963
13
Real Estate, Purchase of School Property, 1945-1963
4
30
Supplies and Inventory, Art Supply Store, circa 1950
4
31
Supplies and Inventory, Art Supply Store, circa 1950
12
1
Supplies and Inventory, Catalogs, 1960-1963
4
32
Supplies and Inventory, Fresco and Sculpture Studio, 1963
4
33
Supplies and Inventory, Sculpture Inventory, 1950-1959
4
34
Supplies and Inventory, Slide Rentals, 1946-1961
4
35
1.6: Publicity, 1946-1977
Publicity consists of printed materials that include clippings, Skowhegan brochures and catalogs; history of the school and the Solon Meeting House; correspondence regarding advertising; comments about the school by students and artists; a photograph and other documents concerning the Skowhegan Indian Statue by Bernard Langlais for Maine's sesquicentennial in 1969; and files for promotional events.
Description Container
Advertising, 1946-circa 1963
4
36
Advertising, 1946-circa 1963
5
1
Comments by Artists and Students Regarding Skowhegan, circa 1949-1959
5
2
History and Facts About Skowhegan, circa 1960
5
3
History of the South Solon Meeting House, circa 1950-1959
5
4
History of the South Solon Meeting House, circa 1950-1959
12
1
Indian Statue Project for Skowhegan Hospitality and Tourism Association, 1967
Includes a photograph of the sculpture.
5
5
Press Releases, 1946-1961
5
6
Printed Materials, 1946-1977
Assorted printed materials include Skowhegan program brochures and catalogs, bulletins and newsletters, clippings, as well as notes, correspondence, and a few annotations within some of the printed materials.
5
7-16
Printed Materials, 1946-1977
12
1
Promotions, Cocktail Party, 1957
5
17
Promotions, Open House, 1961
Includes invitiations, responses, and one photograph.
5
18

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