Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965 (bulk 1920-1960).

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McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965. Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965 (bulk 1920-1960).

Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965 (bulk 1920-1960).

Correspondence, notes, writings, research notes, photographs, newspaper columns, transcripts of interviews, printed material, art works, sound recordings, and miscellany. Predominant subjects include Alfred Maurer, Lewis Hine, Marsden Hartley, documentary photography, Federal art programs, and art exhibitions and organizations. Files, 1916-1960, containing voluminous correspondence with artists and others, research notes, many photographs of works of art, transcripts of interviews, articles and manuscripts, and printed materials. The material relates to McCausland's work at the Springfield Republican; Maurer; E.L. Henry; government art programs; teaching; lectures; art organizations, such as American Artists' Congress, Artists League of America, League of American Writers, Artists Societies for National Defense, and Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects; exhibitions and events, among them the 1939 New York World's Fair and National Art Week; photography and photographers, among them Berenice Abbott and Lewis Hine; and art history and criticism. Other subjects include George Brainard, Martin Johnson Heade, Robert Henri, George Inness, Frederick Kiesler, Kathe Kollwitz, Jacob Lawrence, Samuel F.B. Morse, William Sidney Mount, Museum of Modern Art, nudes in art, the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. Among the files on photography are photographs by Farm Security photographers Russell Lee and Ben Shahn, Doris Ulmann, Weegee, and others. Also included are photographs of McCausland, ca. 1905-1950 (reel D370, fr. 1152-1199). Among the correspondents are Charles C. Adams, Herman Baron, Gustave Baumann, Mary R. Beard, Peter Blume, Alexander Calder, Howard N. Cook, Ernest Crichlow, Alice Decker, Arthur Dove, Louis Eilshemius, Agna Enters, Kahlil Gibran, Samuel Golden of American Artists Group, Martha Graham, Lewis Hine, Rockwell Kent, Lincoln Kirstein, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Norman Lipton as managing editor of "Photography," Willard D. Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Georgia O'Keeffe, Hilla Rebay, William H. Royce, Rosika Schwimmer, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Stieglitz (44 letters, 1931-1938; reel D384B), Alice B. Toklas, Sylvia Wald, Hudson Walker and the Walker Art Center and Edward Weston. Hine's own prints of many photographs, categorized as: Ellis Island; child labor; men at work; steel workers; life in New York City; life in Chicago and other areas in America; unidentified scenes. [See also reel D384G for McCausland's file on Hine, containing correspondence with Hine, drafts of McCausland's articles, clippings, and printed material.]. Notebooks on Marsden Hartley compiled and arranged by McCausland, containing notes, writings, correspondence, photographs of Hartley's work, records of his travels and occupations, transcripts of Hartley letters, and other material, covering the years 1877-1944. This material was used in preparation for McCausland's projected biography and catalog raisonne of Hartley, a project originally begun by the American Art Research Council, and turned over to McCausland by Hudson Walker. Total: 10.5 linear ft. Microfilm obtained by McCausland from Hudson Walker, of Marsden Hartley letters, including 122 letters, 1928-1943, to Rebecca (Mrs. Paul) Strand, Mme. Lachaise, and others (reel X3); and letters to Adelaide Kuntz, 1929-1940 (reel X4). Tear sheets from the Springfield Sunday Union and Republican of McCausland's column, January 13, 1935 - December 27, 1942. Material relating to Charles Hawthorne, including correspondence with his son Joseph Hawthorne relating to a memorial exhibition at the Grand Central Art Galleries, 1947, organized by McCausland. Three photographs of McCausland at a New York City WPA silk screen demonstrations at the World's Fair, August 11, 1940. Harry Gottlieb is pictured in one. Scrapbooks containing McCausland's column for the Springfield Republican, 1923-1929; 45 photographs, 1935-1936, for the dummy of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York; 14 photos, 1941, of outdoor billboard posters by South and Central American artists, on exhibit at the Riverside Museum, November 13-27th, 1941; prints, drawings, and paintings by others, and 3 calendars with silk screen prints, 1940, 1942 (artwork cataloged separately); files of research material for McCausland's American Processional, The Story of Our Country; appointment books; inscribed books; voluminous clippings; and miscellany. Also included are two sound recordings regarding Marsden Hartley, including an interview of Jacques Lipchitz conducted by McCausland and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, February 20, 1960, and a discussion on the life and works of Hartley, February 27, 1959, by McCausland, Cowdrey, and Hudson Walker. One photograph of Pablo Picasso (copy print, oversize) was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and has since been scanned and returned to the McCausland papers.

33.9 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 37 reels)

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Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-2008

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Sculptor, writer; Boston, Mass. From the description of Kahlil Gibran interview, 1972 Mar. 23-1972 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220187560 Kahlil Gibran (1922-2008) was a sculptor and writer from Boston, Mass. Cousin and namesake wrote "The Prophet." From the description of Oral history interview with Kahlil Gibran, 1972 Mar. 23-Apr. 21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596661 Sculptor; B...

Royce, William Hobart

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American writer. From the description of Letter, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609285 Author and student of Honore de Balzac. From the description of Poems, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536774 ...

Museum of modern art New York, N.Y.

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Died 1989. From the description of Archives pamphlet file : Titus, Roy V. : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83119924 Art museum; New York, N.Y. From the description of Museum of Modern Art first loan exhibition : November 8th to December 7, 1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557713 d. 2001. From the description of Archives pamphlet file : Matisse, Maria-Gaetana : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unk...

Walker Art Center.

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Located in Minneapolis, Minn. From the description of Exhibition records, 1940-1960. (Walker Art Center Library). WorldCat record id: 70958328 ...

Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980

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American painter, illustrator, muralist. From the guide to the Howard Norton Cook Papers, 1866-1979, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Rockwell Kent interview, 1957 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242441 Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer; Ausable Forks, New York. From the description of Rockwell Kent letters to Robert T. Hatt, 1935-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553040 In addition to being a successful painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist, Kent pursued careers as a writer, professional ...

Graham, Martha.

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