Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.latoonya
Creators:
La Tour, Onya, 1896-1976
Dates:
1928-1969
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
30 diaries, 1930-1969, some illustrated; files on artists, family members and friends containing correspondence, sketches, biographical information and photographs; correspondence and clippings relating to the Indiana Museum for Modern Art; a scrapbook of sketches by artist friends, mostly by Helen West Heller, photographs, poems and short stories written for her; material relating to the Federal Art Gallery of the WPA, 1936-1937; material relating to the Onya La Tour Gallery, 1938-1939; a proposal for an art gallery in Puerto Rico, and miscellany. Among the correspondents are Rifka Angel, Maurice Becker, David Burliuk, Stuart Davis, Katherine Dreier, John D. Graham, Helen West Heller, Roy Hirshburg, Joseph Konzal, Larry Lebduska, Guy and Genoi Pettit McCoy, Emanuel Romano; Robert Morris, Ann Goldthwaite and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector, dealer, artists' model; Columbus, Ind. La Tour founded the Indiana Museum for Modern Art, Brown County, Indiana, which no longer exists. She was director of the Federal Art Gallery, N.Y., and the Onya La Tour Gallery, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 802-808 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material lent for microfilming 1973 by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Indianapolis Museum of Art also holds additional papers not included on the microfilm.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Indiana Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Onya La Tour Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indiana Museum for Modern Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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