Lincoln Rothschild papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rothlinc
Creators:
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-
Dates:
1920-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, interviews, printed materials, writings, correspondence, art work, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 290: Eleven scripts for radio programs on the Index of American Design, broadcast in New York throughout 1940. Interviewees include: Rothschild, Holger Cahill, director of the WPA-FAP; Edith Halpert, director of American Folk Art Gallery; Katherine Coffey, curator of Newark Museum; Alice Winchester, editor of "Antiques"; and Theodore Starr.
Scope and Contents
REEL NDA 15: Press releases; pamphlet on permanent art programs; Index of American Design papers; a report concerning government art programs; memorandum to Gustave Von Groschwitz outlining a plan for new subject matter for FAP artists; and "Report to the Sculptors of the Federal Art Project" by Girolamo Piccoli.[Report to the sculptors...under microfilm title Girolamo Piccoli]
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Writings on art and on the Index of American Design; radio scripts for the series "The American Artists" sponsored by Artists Equity, 1953; clippings, 1936-1982; a nearly complete set of his newsletter, THE PRAGMATIST IN ART, 1964-1978; material on Kenneth Hayes Miller; resumes, school transcripts and memorabilia; photographs of Rothschild and of his sculpture; correspondence concerning THE PRAGMATIST IN ART (1964-1978), The Index of American Design (1968-1973), his research on Miller (1964-1977) and other publications, his work for Artists Equity, and other matters; a sketchbook; and a drawing. Among the correspondents are Samuel Kramer, editor of "The Shipyard Worker," Peppino Mangravite, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Betty Burroughs Woodhouse, and critics Rudolf Arnheim, John Canaday and Donald Kuspit.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lincoln Rothschild (1902-1983) was a cculptor and writer in New York, N.Y. Rothschild was the director of the New York Unit of the Index of American Design, 1937-1940. He taught at Columbia University and Adelphi College, 1946-1950 and was the National Executive Director for Artists' Equity Association, 1951-57. He was the author of SCULPTURE THROUGH THE AGES (1942) TO KEEP ART ALIVE-KENNETH HAYES MILLER, AMERICAN PAINTER 1876-1956 (1974), FORMS AND THEIR MEANINGS IN WESTERN ART (1976) and numerous articles.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 290 & NDA 15 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel NDA15 donated by Rothschild, 1964; remainder donated 1987 by his widow, Elisabeth Rothschild.

Other Title
Other Title
Girolamo Piccoli [microfilm title]

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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New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenbaum, Dorothea S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piccoli, Girolamo, 1900-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Starr, Theodore Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winchester, Alice Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archer, Edmund, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coffey, Katherine, d. 1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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