Belisario Contreras papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.contbeli
Creators:
Contreras, Belisario R., 1916-
Dates:
1958-1984
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
ca. 400 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 3591: Papers regarding his research on New Deal Art Projects, including correspondence and copies of correspondence with William C. Agee, George Biddle (including 16 photographs of murals in Mexico City and Washington, D.C. and a clipping), Mrs. Edward Bruce, Olin Dows, Maria Ealand, Arlene Jacobowitz, Masha Zakheim Jewett (including an exhibition catalog and clippings on Bernard Baruch Zakheim), Horace Kallen, Rockwell Kent, Chet LaMore, Merwin C. Phelps, David W. Scott, Harold Weston, and others; National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposals "NDA Projects in Pennsylvania," 1975, and "Images of the Heartland," 1980, and notes from Contreras' interviews with Maria Ealand, John Gernand, Jacob Kainen, Dorothy Miller, and Selma Rein.
Scope and Contents
REEL 41: Contreras' Ph.D. thesis entitled, "The New Deal Treasury Department Art Programs and the American Artist: 1933-1943."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Artist, art historian; Albuquerque, New York; d. 1990.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3591 and 41 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Grant proposals are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Grant proposals: Location of originals unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1985 by Belisario Contreras.

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.

Related Materials
Papers of Belisario R. Contreras, 1860-1976, are also located at The University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hispanic American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruce, Margaret T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ealand, Maria Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gernand, John, 1913-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jacobowitz, Arlene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewett, Masha Zakheim, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kainen, Jacob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
La More, Chet Harmon, 1908-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phelps, Merwin C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rein, Selma Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott, David W., 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agee, William C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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