Raymond Jonson papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jonsraym
Creators:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982
Dates:
1910-1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 13 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, correspondence, exhibition materials, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, slides, and an untranscribed interview.
Scope and Contents
REEL NDA 14: Photographs of Jonson's murals for the Public Works of Art Project in Albuquerque, N.M. and a chart showing the relative sizes of the murals.
Scope and Contents
REELS RJ 1-RJ 10: Biographical data; correspondence with family members, artists, and others, including Josef Albers, Emil Bisttram, Albert Bloch, Sheldon Cheney, Andrew Dasburg, Elaine de Kooning, Hilaire Hiler, Beatrice S. Levy, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Eliot O'Hara, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Cady Wells, Jean Xceron, and others; diaries, 1919-1926, with sketches; notebooks; scrapbooks; lectures; photographs; and exhibition records.
Scope and Contents
REEL 76: Catalogs; photographs; slides and schedule of exhibits, 1922-1962, of the Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico; and photographs of Jonson.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of correspondence with administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project in New Mexico and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts regarding the design and execution of murals by Jonson and Willard Nash for the Library of the University of New Mexico; an untranscribed tape of an interview of Jonson conducted by Ed Garman, undated; and two color charts, one a color circle and the other showing the main colors Jonson used, both used by Jonson to illustrate a lecture delivered at the Chili Club, December 6, 1948 [lecture is on reel RJ 9, fr. 6343-6346.]

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Albuquerque, N.M. Painted murals for the WPA Federal Art Project and other New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor, housing the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA 14, 76, and RJ 1-RJ 10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel RJ 1-RJ 10: Originals returned to Raymond Jonson c/o Jonson Gallery after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels RJ 1-10 was lent for microilming by Jonson c/o the Jonson Gallery, 1964-1965; all other material donated, 1966-1975, by Jonson and his brother Arthur, through the gallery.

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.

Related Materials
Raymond Jonson papers also at Syracuse University.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm inventory for microfilm reels RJ 1-RJ 10 is available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloch, Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia), 1892-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wells, Cady, 1904-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.M.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jonson Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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