Phyllis Crawford papers relating to the Index of American Design

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.crawphyl
Creators:
Crawford, Phyllis
Dates:
1936-1963
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
54 Items
(on 3 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, lists and printed material collected by Crawford relating to the Index of American Design and her position there.
Scope and Contents
Reel 2814: Printed material: "Index of American Design" (an introduction), "Index of American Design Portfolios and Proposed Groupings," and "Supplement No. 1 to the Federal Art Project: Manual Instructions to the Index of American Design" (January 1936). (Microfilmed as Index of American Design records).
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 3: Lists, reports and correspondence concerning the administration of the Index of American Design in New York. Included are two lengthy comments written to Holger Cahill in 1949; pamphlets; press clippings; and material related to the controversy surrounding her resignation as Senior Project Supervisor.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 14: Lists, correspondence, press clippings, pamphlets relating to the Index of American Design and the controversy surrounding Crawford's resignation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Senior Project Supervisor at the Index of American Design in New York, 1936-1949. The Index was a research division of the Federal Art Project which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, and folk art during the 1930's.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA 3, NDA 14, & 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Phyllis Crawford, 1963-1964.

Other Title
Other Title
Index of American Design (microfilm title).

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
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women arts administrators Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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