American Artists Group records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.amerartg
Creators:
American Artists Group
Dates:
1934-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 microfilm reels
0.4 Linear feet
Unmicrofilmed
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, clippings, biographical data on artists, press notices, Christmas cards, and publications documenting the organization's attempt to provide a market for artists affected by the Depression by using original work for greeting cards.
Scope and Contents
REELS NAGI-NAG12: Correspondence is between Samuel Golden, director, and artists whose work was sought. Among the correspondents are George Ahgupuk, C.W. Anderson, Ralph Avery, R. Fayerweather Babcock, Merrill A. Bailey, Jozef Bakos, Ken Barker, Nile Jurgen Behncke, Ludwig Bemelmans, Thomas H. Benton, Aaron Bohrod, Clarence Bolton, Cornelius Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, Fiske Boyd, Conrad Buff, Charles E. Burchfield, Ranulph Bye, Howard N. Cook, John O'Hara Cosgrave, John Steuart Curry, Gladys R. Davis, Harold Thomas Denison, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Yvonne Pène Dubois, Roger Antoine Duvoisin, Mabel Dwight, Kerr Eby, Louis M. Eilshemius, W.J. Enright, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Don Freeman, Tom Funk, Richard Gaige, Emil Ganso, Joseph Webster Golinkin, Witold Gordon, Gordon Grant, Vernon Grant, Jim Harmon, Dalzell Hatfield, Peter Helik, Edward Hopper, Peter Hunt,
Scope and Contents
Victoria Hutson Huntley, Elmer Jacobs, Ralph Johnstone, Ilonka Karasz, Norman Kent, Rockwell Kent, Nettie King, Hans Kleiber, Georgina Klitgaard, Gene Kloss, Manuel Komroff, Jo Kotula, Leon Kroll, Adolf Kronengold, Max Kuehne, Richard Lahey, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Edward Landon, Barbara Latham, Margaret Laughlin, Wolfgang Lederer, Lois Lenski, James Lewicki, Gisella Loeffler, C. A. Luce, Omer Luneau, Kyra Markham, Reginald Marsh, Maxwell Mays, Dudley Morris, Thomas F. Naegele, Thomas W. Nason, Alexander Nesbitt, Vera Neville, Woldemar Neufeld, Warren Newcombe, Edith Newton, Dale Nichols, Hobart Nichols, Frank L. Nicolet, Olle Nordmark, Jose Clemente Orozco,
Scope and Contents
William E. Pajaud, Virginia Plummer, Grace Paull, John C. Pellew, A. Sheldon Pennoyer, Leon Pescheret, Gilmer Petroff, John Pike, Henry C. Pitz, Stan Poray, Tina Prentiss, Gregorio Prestopino, Rosalie Rees, Grant Reynard, John Rogers,Conrad Roland, Arnold Ronnebeck, Ruth Starr Rose, James N. Rosenberg, Doris Rosenthal, Sanford Ross, Andree Ruellan, Rudolph Ruzicka, Martha Ryther,Paul Sample, Patsy Santo, Helen Sawyer, William J. Schaldach, Georges Schreiber,Frederick Shane, John Sharp, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Alphonse Shelton, Dwight Shepler, William Shevis, Harry Shokler, Gerrit V. Sinclair, Mortimer Slotnick, Bissell Phelps Smith, Yngve Edward Soderberg, Harry Sternberg, Anthony Thieme, Nura Ulreich, Joseph P. Vorst, Maynard Walker, Heinz Warneke,Stow Wengenroth, John Whorf, Warren F. Wheelock, Harry H. Wickey, Guy Wiggins, Myra A. Wiggins, Edward A. Wilson, Ronau W. Woiceske, Stanley W. Woodward, and others.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A portfolio of 106 Christmas cards, with the evelopes and original packing materials, printed and distributed by the American Artists Group in 1935. This is a nearly complete set (missing only two cards) and the first set published by the group. Also included are three publications: "Handbook of the American Artists Group," 1935, "Original Etchings, Lithographs, and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group," 1937, and "Ten Years, A Christmas Card Adventure," ca. 1944

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Greeting card company. Founded 1934; New York, N.Y. One of its aims was to popularize contemporary American art by publishing fine reproductions of original etchings, lithographs, drawings and paintings on greeting cards.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NAG 1 through NAG 12 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels NAG1-NAG12: Originals returned to American Artists Group after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reels NAG1-12 lent for microfilming by the American Artists Group, 1966-1968. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1994 by Allen P. Golden, son of Samuel Golden who founded the American Artists Group.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Marketing -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Reproduction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ahgupuk, George Aden Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William), 1891-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Avery, Ralph Hillyer, 1906-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Babcock, R. Fayerweather, 1887-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bailey, Merrill A., 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barker, Ken, d. 1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Behncke, Nile Jurgen, 1894-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bohrod, Aaron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bolton, Clarence, 1893-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botke, Cornelius, 1887-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botke, Jessie Arms, 1883-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd, Fiske, 1895-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buff, Conrad, 1886-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bye, Ranulph, 1916-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Gladys Rockmore, 1901-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denison, Harold, 1887-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Detwiller, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dubois, Yvonne Pène Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duvoisin, Roger, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eby, Kerr, 1890-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph), 1879-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sawyer, Helen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freeman, Don, 1908-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funk, Tom Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaige, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden, Samuel, 1895-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster), 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon, Witold Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grant, Vernon, 1902- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harmon, Jim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Helik, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, Peter, 1896?-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jacobs, Elmer, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Karasz, Ilonka Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, Nettie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kleiber, Hans, 1887-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kloss, Gene, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Komroff, Manuel, 1890- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kotula, Jo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kronengold, Adolph, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lahey, Richard, b. 1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landacre, Paul, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landon, Edward, 1911-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laughlin, Margaret Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lederer, Wolfgang, 1912- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lenski, Lois, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewicki, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loeffler, Gisella, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luce, C. A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luneau, Omer Joachim, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Markham, Kyra, 1891-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mays, Maxwell, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Dudley, 1912-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naegele, Thomas, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby), 1889-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nesbitt, Alexander, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neville, Vera Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neufeld, Woldemar, 1909-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newcombe, Warren, b. 1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newton, Edith Whittlesey, 1878-1962? Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nichols, Dale, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicolett, Frank L., b. 1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nordmark, Olle, b. 1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pajaud, William E., 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paull, Grace, 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pellew, John C., 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon), 1888-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pescheret, Leon Rene, 1892-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroff, Gilmer, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pike, John, 1911-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pitz, Henry Clarence, 1895-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plummer, Virginia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poray, Stan, 1888-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prentiss, Tina, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prestopino, Gregorio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rees, Rosalie, b. 1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynard, Grant T., 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, John, 1906- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roland, Conrad Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ronnebeck, Arnold, 1885-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenthal, Doris Patty, 1889-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ross, Sanford Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kantor, Martha Ryther, 1896-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santo, Patsy, b. 1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schaldach, William Joseph, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schreiber, Georges, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shane, Fred, 1906- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sharp, John, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shepler, Dwight, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shevis, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shokler, Harry, b. 1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W., 1890-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slotnick, Mortimer H., 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Bissell Phelps Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soderberg, Ynve Edward, 1896-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ulreich, Nura Woodson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vorst, Joseph Paul, b. 1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Maynard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wheelock, Warren, 1880-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whorf, John, 1903-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wickey, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton), 1883-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiggins, Myra Albert, 1869-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woiceske, Ronau William, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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