Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pelsalbe
Creators:
Pels, Albert
Dates:
[ca. 1931-1946]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
(600 items)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A resume; personal and business correspondence; financial receipts; correspondence with the Treasury Department regarding murals painted by Pels in Wilmington, De. and Normal, Ill. for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression; ca. 450 sketches of street scenes, figures, and mural studies for government murals; signatures and notes from Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Palmer; photographs of Pels and his work; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings, announcements, and letters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, art school administrator; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, N.Y. Born May 7, 1910; died 1998. Painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of the Treasury government work-relief art projects.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979 by Albert Pels.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- Delaware -- Wilmington Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- Illinois -- Normal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palmer, William, 1906-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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