Philip Wittenberg papers

Collection ID:
Wittenberg, Philip, 1895-1987
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

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.

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

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