Emmanuel Jacobson papers

Collection ID:
Jacobson, Emmanuel, 1907-
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notes (1940-1941); printed material (1937-1938) and photographs (1934-1937) documenting the New Deal art work of mural painter Emmanuel Jacobsen.
Scope and Contents
A list of historic figures proposed for inclusion in the Herzl Junior College mural illustrating "Significant Men and Women in the History of Science and Civilization"; a 3-page typewritten list (1940) of artists representing the Illinois Art Project in the "American Art Today" exhibition at the New York World's Fair; an 11-page bulletin listing January 1941 exhibitions; seven clippings concerning exhibitions by Illinois artists (1937-1938); a 1938 exhibition catalog "Art for the Public by Chicago Artists" and a copy of the May 1937 issue of FORTUNE magazine containing an article on "Unemployed Arts".
Scope and Contents
Subjects of photographs include the murals for the Mann School, Oak Park, Illinois; Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois (1936-1937); Herzl Junior College, Chicago, Illinois; Jacobson at work; an unused sketch; a tapestry and Ethel Spears at work on a mural.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1988 by Emmanuel Jacobson.

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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