Russell Vernon Hunter papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.huntruss
Creators:
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955
Dates:
1923-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
420 Items
(on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; correspondence; sketches; exhibition materials; photographs; clippings; and press releases.
Scope and Contents
Reels 3028-3030: Biographical data; correspondence with Ernest Blumenschein, Adolf Dehn, Loren Mozley, Georgia O'Keeffe and others; a transcript of an interview with Hunter's widow, Virginia Hunter Ewing, Janaury 7, 1964, regarding Hunter's tenure as State Director for the Federal Art Program of WPA in New Mexico; illustrated typescripts of Hunter's manuscripts; price lists and appraisals of his work; 4 undated sketchbooks of figure studies; annotated drawings of furniture, interior designs and mural studies; a scrapbook, 1925-1960, of newspaper clippings and other printed material; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings; photos of Hunter, his paintings and murals, and his interior design for the Officer's Club, Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 1: Press clippings and a memorial bulletin from the Roswell Museum in New Mexico where he was an administrator.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, administrator and designer; Sante Fe, New Mexico. State director of the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration, a federally aided project to provide employment to artists during the Depression.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NDA 1(frames 769-839) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3028-3030 available at AAA's Washington, D.C. and Southern California offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Library; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 3028-3030: Originals returned to the lender, Virginia Ewing, after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel NDA 1: Originals returned to Mrs. H. Gilbert Finke after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender, Mrs. Ewing, is the widow of Hunter. Material on reel NDA 1 lent by Mrs. Ewing.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New Mexico Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- New Mexico Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Mexico Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mozley, Loren, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mozley, Loren, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.M.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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