George Biddle Papers 1863-1973 (bulk 1916-1973)

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George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973)

George Biddle Papers 1863-1973 (bulk 1916-1973)

Artist and public official. Correspondence; diaries; drafts and printed copies of speeches, articles, and a memoir; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; announcements; book reviews; and other papers relating chiefly to Biddle's role in American art, his work for the federal support of art, and the Federal Art Project, including also material relating to his involvment with the United States War Department Art Advisory Committee, World War II, and the Nuremberg War Crime Trials.

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William Christian Bullitt (b. Jan. 25, 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-d. Feb. 1967), was Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1933 to 1936, and to France from 1936 to 1941. He was ambassador at large in 1941 and 1942, and special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in 1942 and 1943. He began his career at the State Department in 1917 where he also served as an attaché to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the end of World War I. In 1944 he joined the French Army and was a major in the...

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Art critic and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133470 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vallombrosa, to Belle da Costa Greene, 1947 Aug. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134320 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Walter C. Baker, 1950 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870298 Berenson, an art historian...