Dorothy Hay Jensen papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jensdoro
Creators:
Jensen, Dorothy Hay, 1910-
Dates:
1931-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers relating to Jensen's work as supervisor of the WPA art projects in Maine and her work on the Index of American Design. Included are: several letters received, primarily from the National Gallery of Art's curator for the Index of American Design, 1949 and 1984-1991; notebook of a working list for the Index of American Design, which also contains annotations, notes and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940; notes; photographs of quilting, stencils, painting, and woodcarving; a rendering of a rocking chair; and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator; Maine. Supervisor of the Federal Art Project in Maine, 1936-1941; gathering information for the Index of American Design was one phase of their work. The Index of American Design was a research division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration which produced approximately 20,000 reproductions (photographs and original drawings) and classifications of a wide variety of American art, paintings, sculpture, handicrafts and folk art.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1992 by Dorothy Hay Jensen.

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, American -- Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts -- Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Me.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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