William C. Palmer papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.palmwill
Creators:
Palmer, William, 1906-1987
Federal Art Project (Iowa)
Public Works of Art Project
Treasury Relief Art Project
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1933-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(partially filmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and financial records.
Scope and Contents
Unmicrofilmed material: Correspondence regarding Palmer's commissions with the Federal Art Project, Public Works of Art Project, and the Treasury Relief Art Project; an essay by Palmer on gesso painting; financial records; contracts; clippings; photographs of Palmer's murals; and 9 panels entitled "Qualities that Developed the Middle West", submitted to the Section of Fine Arts as entries for the St. Louis Post Office competition, 1939.
Scope and Contents
Reel 290: Correspondence, financial records; contracts; and printed material emanating from Palmer's mural assignments for the FAP, PWAP, and the Section.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, muralist, educator; Clinton, New York Worked for the federal government on the Federal Art Project in Iowa, for the Public Works of Art Project in New York, and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts. Artist-in-residence at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 290 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 290: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 290 lent for microfilming, lender unknown; unmicrofilmed material donated 1981 by Joseph C. Palmer.

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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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