Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rowaedwa
Creators:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946
Dates:
1929-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.2 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
Scope and Contents
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
Scope and Contents
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
Scope and Contents
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Scope and Contents
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 103, D141-D142 and 1208 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.

Other Title
Other Title
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dornbush, Adrian, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pyle, Arnold Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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