Frances Foy and Gustaf Dalstrom papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.foyfrang
Creators:
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963
Dalstrom, Gustaf O. (Gustaf Oscar), 1893-1971
Dates:
1909-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, New Deal materials, exhibition and financial records.
Scope and Contents
Two brief biographies by Frances Foy for "Leading American Women"; Illinois Academy of Fine Arts membership cards for Foy and Dalstrom; correspondence, with the Art Institute of Chicago and other museums, local galleries, dealers, and arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society, American Federation of Arts, and Chicago Society of Etchers; a letter of 3/26/34 from fellow artist Rifka Angel regarding selection of artists for Public Works of Art Projects; New Deal art project materials, including correspondence about a mural commemorating Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at Lincoln Memorial and with federal agencies,concerning commissions, contracts, vouchers, drawings and blueprints for projects, announcements, speeches, and articles on the government art programs.
Scope and Contents
Exhibition records include receipts, loan agreements, checklists, and shipping forms. Financial records include invoices, pricelists, purchase orders, receipts, remittances, and vouchers from private customers. Printed materials include news clippings, brochures, advertisements from art supply companies; articles on exhibitions, newsletters from arts organizations, announcements and catalogs of exhibitions, and a copy of Dali's "Declaration of the Independence of the Imagination and the Rights of Man to His Own Madness" 1939.

Arrangement
Arrangement
I. Biographical. II. Correspondence. III. New Deal materials. IV. Exhibitions. V. Financial. VI. Printed matter. VII. Lists and notes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Muralists and painters; Chicago, Ill. Married in 1923. Worked on the Public Works of Art Project and Federal Art Project. Painted several post office murals. Belonged to local arts organizations such as the Renaissance Society and the No-Jury Society of Artists. Foy, who used her maiden name professionally, gained recognition locally for her paintings of flowers.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4077-4078 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Lars M. Dalstrom, son of Frances Foy and Gustaf O. Dalstrom.

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.

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