Daniel Millsaps papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.milldani
Creators:
Millsaps, Daniel
Dates:
[ca.1938]-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
14 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Printed material, correspondence, writings, business records, subject files, photographs, a scrapbook, and audio tapes concerning government and the arts, art patronage, and Millsaps' career as a dealer and artist.
Scope and Contents
Included are speeches, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials; addresses, both personal and business; letters, undated and 1938-1982 from Millsaps' career in the army, as a young painter in New York, and regarding his efforts as a lobbyist to secure federal funding for artists through the 1960's and 1970's; invitations and announcements; notes and writings; business records; and subject files evolved from his activities as President of the WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL ARTS LETTER and his work with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council of the Arts.
Scope and Contents
File subjects include: Artists Equity Association, Business Committee of the Arts, Community Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, National Council of the Arts, Nuki Gallery, Old Market Gallery Show, the Washington International Arts Letter, and others. Also includes: clippings; photographs of Millsaps, his friends, art shows, and works of art by Millsaps and others; a scrapbook of exhibition announcements, clippings, and photographs, 1961; 2 cassette tapes: one of the Artist Equity conference on American Artists, Jan. 28, 1971 and the other of Nancy Hanks at the Octagen House, Jan. 12, 1971; and one reel-to-reel tape.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art dealer, painter and administrator; Washington, D.C.; b. 1929; d. 1982. Founded the WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL ARTS LETTER in 1962, a newsletter "concerning 20th century patronage, support programs and developments," particularly government support.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979 and 1982 by Daniel Millsaps.

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
Washington International Arts Letter Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and patronage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Administrators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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