Philip Wittenberg papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wittphil
Creators:
Wittenberg, Philip, 1895-1987
Dates:
1933-1958
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1933, with one letter from 1958, concerning the controversal dismissal of the artist Diego Rivera from his Rockefeller Center mural project, including letters from Alexander Brook, Peggy Bacon, Andrew Dasburg, Hugh Ferris, Morris Kantor, Rockwell Kent, Lewis Mumford, Niles Spencer and Abraham Walkowitz and others; and one clipping, 1933, regarding the controversy.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Mrs. Jason Berger, Wittenberg's daughter. Wittenberg was Rivera's attorney, and collected letters documenting support for Rivera.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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