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Wallace Richards papers, 1932-1933

Richards, Wallace, 1904-1959

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Papers regarding Richards' supervision of the Indiana exhibit "A Century of Progress," Chicago, 1933, and Thomas Hart Benton's mural commissioned for that event. Included are: correspondence with Benton, Thomas Craven, and Lee Simonson and others; writings; organizational records; installation photographs; a book based on Benton's murals; clippings; and printed miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator; Indianapolis, Ind.


Papers donated by Gwin Richards, a son of an associate of Thomas Hart Benton.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1732 available 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. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Wallace Richards papers, 1932-1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.