Augustus Goertz papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goeraugu
Creators:
Goertz, Augustus F. (Augustus Frederick), 1909-1995
Dates:
1931-1993
bulk 1977-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers mainly documenting Goertz's invlovement with the 1977 exhibition "New York City WPA Art: Then 1934-1943 and... Now 1966-1977" and the New York City WPA Artists, Inc. organization. Included are correspondence with Lee Krasner, Ibram Lassaw, Paul Cadmus, and William Meyerowitz; artist files; minutes of meetings and administrative files of the organization; installation photographs and photographs of works of art; guest books; and printed material including an exhibition catalog and poster pertaining to the exhibition. Also included are scattered personal papers including biographical information, photographs of Goertz and his family, and sketches by Goertz.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Augustus Goerts was an abstract painter and WPA muralist in New York, N.Y. He organized the 1977 exhibition "New York City WPA Art: Then 1934-1943 and... Now 1966-1977," and subsequently founded the New York City WPA Artists, Inc.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated in 2007 and in 2008 by Yvette Goertz Janssen, Goertz's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York City WPA Artists, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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