Jacob Getlar Smith papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smitjaco
Creators:
Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958
American Artists' Congress
Dates:
1919-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Drawings, caricatures, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, writings, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REELS 723-724: Two scrapbooks, 1919-1935 and 1935-1966, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials; and 128 letters from artists, galleries, and art organizations, including American Artists Congress, Associated American Artists Gallery, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, Philip Evergood, Emily Genauer, Julian Levi, Gregorio Prestopino, Zoltan Sepeshy, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, William Zorach, and others.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Caricatures and portrait drawings by Smith of Jack Chain, Francis Criss, Stuart C. Edie, Philip Evergood, Ernest Fiene, Eugenie Gershoy, Chaim Gross, Nathan Halper, [?] Hunt, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julian Levi, Reginald Marsh, Jan Matulka, Concetta Scaravaglione, Irving Stone, Chuzo Tamotzu, and unidentified others. Also included is a self-portrait.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Ca. 40 letters; photographs, including Smith, other artists, and Woodstock, NY; draft manuscript for Smith's book, "Art and the Artist and You" (includes copy photographs of illustrations for the book); writings; exhibition catalogs and related printed material; and clippings. Ca. 35 of the letters were previously lent and microfilmed on reels 723-724.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Watercolor painter; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 723-724 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 723-724: Originals returned to lender, David L. Smith, after microfilming. The two scrapbooks and ca. 35 letter were subsequently donated.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 723-724 lent for microfilming 1974 by David Loeffler Smith, Smith's son. He subsequently donated the 2 scrapbooks and some correspondence from the loan, along with additional unmicrofilmed material, in 1983 and 1994.

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
Watercolor painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawing -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chain, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edie, Stuart, 1908-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiene, Ernest, 1894- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Halper, Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matulka, Jan, 1890-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stone, Irving, 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prestopino, Gregorio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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