Edgar L. Yaeger papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.yaegedga
Creators:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-
Dates:
1923-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and art work relate to Yaeger's career as an artist, including his work on the WPA Federal Art Project.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1926-1968, is primarily with museums and galleries concerning loans of Yaeger's art, prizes, invitations to submit works of art, and acknowledgments of gifts, 1926-1968. Correspondents include Clyde H. Burroughs, E.P. Richardson, Robert B. Harshe, and Daniel Catton Rich.
Scope and Contents
Photographs, ca. 1935, show fellow WPA artists, among them Diego Rivera in front of his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jos(eph) Sparks, and Leonard Jungwirth; Yaeger working on a mosaic; a group photo of John Pappas, Paul McPharlin, Jerry Sylvester and Sparks; and color photos of Yaeger's mosaic work at the Scarab Club. Original art work includes a linoleum print, 1976 by Yaeger, sketches and watercolors for his WPA murals at the Ford School Library and the Brodhead Naval Armory, and 3 greeting cards from fellow artist Frederick Papsdorf, 1951-1975.
Scope and Contents
Also found are lists of paintings, 1923-1931; printed materials, 1923-1989, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, many for Annual Exhibitions for Michigan Artists; clippings, and newsletters addressed to the "Friends of Edgar Yaeger" (ca. 1988-1989).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, mural painter, mosaicist; Detroit, Mich. His WPA mural commissions included the Brodhead Naval Armory, Ford Elementary School, the Public Lighting Commission Building, and the Grosse Pointe South High School Library.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990-1991 by Edgar Yaeger.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosaicists -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boorsma, Jay, 1893-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jungwirth, Leonard D., 1903-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McPharlin, Paul, 1903-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sparks, Joseph, 1896-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scarab Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Mich.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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