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Sylvia Loomis papers, 1938-1941

Loomis, Sylvia Glidden

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, teaching files, artwork and printed material documenting Sylvia Loomis' time teaching in the Arts Education program for the Federal Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sylvia Loomis was an art teacher in New York, New York.


The papers were initially lent for microfilming in 1964 by Sylvia Loomis. All but the photographs were subsequently donated in 2014 with additional material by Loomis' daughter, Ilse Gay.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming (reel NDA2) including photographs of students in classes at the FAP Art Education program.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Photographs of students from classes available on Reel NDA 2; location of originals unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NDA 2 (fr.35-47) & NDA 27 (fr. 529-592) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Sylvia Loomis papers, 1938-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.