Straight, Michael Whitney.

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Art administrator, art collector; Washington, D.C.

From the description of Michael Whitney Straight interview, [ca. 1971]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190485

The donor, Michael Straight, grew up at Dartington Hall, Devonshire, England, an experimental community founded by his mother, Dorothy Whitney Straight and her second husband Leonard K. Elmhirst. The community included a progressive coeducational boarding school and a cluster of art centers. In the early 1930s, Straight's sister, Beatrice, returned from the Cornish School in Seattle, where she had studied drama, with Mark Tobey. He became an artist-in-residence and, around 1933, was commissioned to paint a series of murals in the Dartington dance center. In the following decade, the murals were damaged beyond repair and the walls were painted over.

From the description of Photographs and letters regarding Mark Tobey murals, [ca. 1933]-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502585

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From the description of Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735038

From the description of Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506093472

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creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Michael Whitney Straight papers, 1931-2002. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Photographs and letters regarding Mark Tobey murals, [ca. 1933]-1988. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Legion Willard Straight Post records, 1944-1971 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Ayres, Charles E. Letters, 1915-1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Reminiscences of Michael Straight : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Van Volkenburg Browne, Ellen, b. 1882. Autograph letters signed (48) and telegram : Seattle, Los Angeles, Victoria (British Columbia), Florence, New York, Windsor (Vermont), West Brooksville (Maine), Totnes (Devon), to Edward Wagenknecht, 1933-1973 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Kirchwey, Freda. Papers, 1871-1972 (inclusive), 1937-1971 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972, 1929-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Michael Whitney Straight interview, [ca. 1971]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Owen, Richard, 1922-. The death of the Virgin / music by Richard Owen ; libretto by Michael Straight. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Straight, Michael Whitney. Letter, 1960 Jun. 25, Alexandria, Va., to Nellie [i.e. Ellen Van Volkenburg, New York] University of Michigan
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf American Legion. New York. Willard Straight Post No. 842 (New York, N.Y.). American Legion Willard Straight Post records, 1944-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith American Dance Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith American Legion. New York. Willard Straight Post No. 842 corporateBody
associatedWith American Legion. New York. Willard Straight Post No. 842 (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Veterans Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Amnesty International. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Barr, Margaret. person
associatedWith Blunt, Anthony, 1907-1983. person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cambridge Apostles (Society). corporateBody
associatedWith Cambridge University. Union Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610. person
associatedWith Committee for Democratic Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornford, John, 1915-1936. person
associatedWith Crompton, Belinda. person
associatedWith Dartington Hall (Totnes, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Economic Policy Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Elmhirst, L. K. (Leonard Knight), 1893-1974. person
associatedWith Fight For Freedom Rally. corporateBody
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Giorgione, 1477-1511. person
associatedWith Hanks, Nancy. person
associatedWith Heard, Gerald, 1889-1971. person
associatedWith Institute of Pacific Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Jessup, Frederick Peterson, person
associatedWith Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. person
associatedWith Kirchwey, Freda. person
associatedWith Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950. person
associatedWith Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964. person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Major, Theresa. person
associatedWith Melzi. person
associatedWith Mont Tremblant Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Morel, Paula. person
associatedWith Morse, Samuel. person
associatedWith National Endowment for the Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Owen, Richard, 1922- person
associatedWith Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) corporateBody
associatedWith Raikin, Laurin person
associatedWith Schwartz, Barry N. person
associatedWith Thiele, Herta, 1908-1984. person
associatedWith Tobey, Mark. person
associatedWith Totnes Labour Party (Totnes, England) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army Air Forces. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Volkenburg Browne, Ellen, b. 1882. person
associatedWith Van Volkenburg, Ellen. person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
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Great Britain
Great Britain
United States
Soviet Union
Soviet Union
Washington (D.C.)
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Editors--Interviews
Arts administrators--Interviews
Espionage
Authors--Interviews
Mural painting and decoration, British
Mural painters
Federal aid to the arts
Art, American
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
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Birth 1916-09-01

Death 2004-01-04

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