Correspondence with Charles Sawyer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.taylfrah
Creators:
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957
Dates:
1935-1937
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Items
(on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between Francis Henry Taylor, director of the Worcester Art Museum, and Charles Sawyer, curator of the Addison Gallery of American Art regarding the WPA Federal Art Projects in New England. Included are: a letter from Sawyer to Taylor, Sept. 11, 1935, regarding "the Government art projects. ... I am anxious to keep these projects from getting into the wrong hands, but I am not, on the other hand, anxious to get involved in the political complications of the 'New Deal.' In another exchange, Taylor thanks Sawyer for sending him a copy of his letter, July 8, 1937, to Richard Morrison, Ass't to Holger Cahill, in which Sawyer compares the FAP to the PWAP, comments on the organization of the FAP,
Scope and Contents
and recommends that an "advisory committee, regionally organized, within each state, might be definitely useful to you...if they were...informed of what the Federal Art Project was trying to do." In a letter of Aug. 30, 1937, Sawyer encloses a copy of a letter he received from Morrison regarding FAP funding. Also included are a carbon of a letter from Taylor to Sawyer, Sept. 14, 1937, regarding his opinion that the Advisory committee not get involved in WPA funding; and a letter from Sawyer to Taylor, Oct. 28, 1937, enclosing Sawyer's letter to Morrison (never sent) regarding a controversy over a loan of murals in a WPA exhibition. [Microfilm title: Addison Gallery of American Art papers].

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2786 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1964 by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass.

Other Title
Other Title
Addison Gallery of American Art (microfilm title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Addison Gallery of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worcester Art Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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