Clarence Holbrook Carter papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cartclar
Creators:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000
Dates:
1900-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10.7 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 6 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; diaries; business records; printed material; photographs; and miscellaneous items.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 27: Correspondence with Forbes Watson, Olin Dows, Edward B. Rowan and others about Carter's career as an artist and as a supervisor in the Federal Arts Project in Ohio; and several personal letters from Charles Campbell.
Scope and Contents
Reel N68-19: Memorabilia, including old letters, clippings, family records, and early family photographs.
Scope and Contents
Reel N70-40: Clippings and other printed material regarding Carter's Holbrook grandparents.
Scope and Contents
Reels N733-N734: Correspondence with art dealers, with museum directors, relating to exhibitions and specific paintings, and his involvement with the Federal Art Project, 1927-1966.
Scope and Contents
Reel 85: Clippings; catalogs; journal reproductions of Carter's work; and correspondence relating to Carter's supervision of the painting of post office murals in Portsmouth and Ravenna, Ohio and to the Municipal collection of Cleveland Art project under the Treasury Section and Federal Art Project; also discussion of three exhibits organized by Carter and toured by the Smithsonian Institution during 1966-1970. Correspondents include Edward Rowan, Holger Cahill, and Charles Campbell.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Family and business correspondence relating to his painting; business files containing correspondence and printed material; exhibition catalogs; photographs of works of art; passports and other travel documents; annotated calendars, 1969-1971; diary entries, Jan.-Apr. 1929; bills and receipts; and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, designer, director of Federal Art Project; Cleveland, Ohio.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA 27, N733-N734, N68-19, 85 & N70-40 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels NDA 27 & N68-19: Originals returned to lender, Clarence Holbrook Carter, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels NDA27 and N68-19 lent by Carter, 1964 and 1968; remainder donated by Carter, 1969-1979.

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
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Ohio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Charles, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Ohio) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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