Art Institute of Chicago - Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Seven scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings related to American mural paintings or painters
Worcester Historical Museum
Twelve pencil sketches of the interior of the Norton Company, Worcester, Mass., which were later used to make the murals in the company's main interior. Norton Company later became part of Saint-Gobain Corporation
New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
Correspondence, notes, bulletins, personnel records, bills, receipts, clippings, and other records; papers of Wayland Williams, administrator of the project in Connecticut; materials relating to the creation of murals and artwork at Bridgeport, Conn., post office, New Haven Public Library, and other buildings in Fairfield, Meriden, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, and other towns in the New Haven area; and newspaper clippings relating to WPA art projects. Includes history of the Federal Art Project; information pertaining to a proposed 50th anniversary program (1980); and materials relating to the Battle of Santiago mural, painted by Salvatore DeMaio and others, at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Correspondents include Theodore Sizer and Forbes Watson, of the Federal Art Project and WPA
Museum of the Great Plains
Ninety-six photographs relating to New Deal art, focusing on post office murals; together with two compact discs (CDs) chiefly relating to the murals depicted in the photographs from the collection and on Oklahoma culture between the world wars, 1918-1942
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Morgan discusses his development as an artist, from his early years working as a window designer for Fligelman's department store in the 1940s, to his work for the Montana Historical Society from the 1950s to 1975. He recalls the early development of the Montana Historical Society Museum; working with John Ewers of the Smithsonian; creation of Territory Junction; the acquisition of Big Medicine, including Bob Scriver's taxidermy; the aviation exhibit; the military exhibit; the MacKay Charles M. Russell Art Collection; K. Ross Toole, Robert Archibald and Micheal Kennedy as directors of MHS; the Northwest Rendezvous of Art; the 1971 addition to the museum building; the C.M. Russell bronze competition; acquisition of the Poindexter Art Collection; and his painting career after MHS including a set of mural just completed for the Fort Benton museum
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
The Robert Beckmann photographs comprise photographic slides, prints, and negatives of the paintings, murals, and commercial projects of artist Robert Beckmann from 1964 to 2004. Materials include slides, photographs, sketches, negatives, and portfolios that document Beckmann's paintings and murals in Nevada and across the United States. The collection also contains photographs of Beckmann's research subjects, models, unfinished projects, and photographs of Beckmann working, as well as photographs of Beckmann's work with Artrain, a nonprofit organization that showcases art around the United States
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Collection contains 34 letters addressed to James W. Fosdick between 1899-1935. Most are from such noted artists as John LaFarge, Frank W. Benson, Edwin Blashfield, J. Mortimer Lichtenaure, Chester Loomis, and F.D. Millet. Letters describe painting techniques or contain personal news about exhibitions and/or family matters. Other letters, including the ones from LaFarge, pertain to Fosdick's work as secretary of the National Society of Mural Painters when LaFarge was its president. An additional item is an article Fosdick wrote for the New York Times as president of the American alumni of the Julian Academy; it concerned a celebration in honor of Gari Melchers
University of Notre Dame - Hesburgh Library
Papers include correspondence, exhibition files and catalogs, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures from José Gonzalez's roles as a curator, artist, and activist as well as founder and co-founder of arts organizations (MARCH) and (MIRA). Papers also include color copies of a selection of José Gonzalez grade school artwork c. 1946, collected exhibition catalogs, newsletters, brochures, and pamphlets related to Latino arts. José Gamaliel Gonzalez's role as a curator, artist, and activist captured and highlights the talent of Chicano artists in Chicago. As the co-founder of arts organizations Movimento Artistico Chicano (MARCH) and founder of Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA), Gonzalez organized and promoted Chicano artists through local and national art exhibitions as well as traveling exhibits. Gonzalez served as a board and committee member for various Chicago civic committees, and national arts organizations including the Chicago Mural Group, ... Read More
University of Notre Dame - Hesburgh Library
The Mario Castillo papers document the artistic career of artist and art professor, Mario Castillo. Specifically, the collection provides insight into his work in Chicago during the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s as arguably the nation's first Latino artist working in the modern mural movement. The collection also documents Castillo's academic career as a professor of art and includes several of his writings including manifestos such as "A Generation of Semen Art, 1964 -1994" and "Perceptualism" that explore the philosophical reasons behind his more conceptual art. Notably, the collection also includes several newsletters, brochures, and administrative documents from several key Chicago-based arts organizations of which Castillo was a member. These organizations include the Movimiento Artistico Chicano (MARCH), Miraza Arts Consortium (Mira), and Taller Mexicano de Grabado. The Mario Castillo Papers document the early artistic career of Mario Castillo as well as Latino arts activity ... Read More
Georgetown University - Special Collections
This collection contains the research materials collected by Virginia M. Keeler in writing her thesis for the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The thesis, entitled 'The search for freedom, and freedom found: the life and art of Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J.' was submitted to the School for Continuing Education at Georgetown University on April 29, 1989. Francis Schroen was the Jesuit artist who executed decorative paintings at a number of establishments of the Society of Jesus, including Healy Hall at Georgetown University and Gasson Hall at Boston College. In her project proposal, Keeler wrote, "It would be the focus of my project to endeavor to collect on slides what survives of his work, and to explore his life." Included in the collection are copies of Keeler's thesis, various shorter manuscripts, incoming and outgoing correspondence, printed articles, notes, photographs, a video, and slides


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