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Harold Weston Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Weston, Harold, 1894-1972.
Title: Harold Weston Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1916-1971
Quantity: 14.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American painter, humanitarian. Collection includes correspondence, memorabilia, organizational records, photographs, and writings, much of which deal with Weston's work in various organizations, including the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, Inc., American Federation of Arts, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Food for Freedom, International Association of Art, International Association of Plastic Arts, and the United Nations. Incoming and outgoing correspondence includes that of Wayne N. Aspinall, Chester Bowles, Harry F. Byrd, Emanuel Celler, Joseph S. Clark, John Sherman Cooper, J. William Fulbright, Lillian Gish, Christian Herter, Hal Holbrook, Hubert H. Humphrey, Irving Ives, Jacob Javits, Lyndon B. Johnson, Carroll D. Kearns, John F. Kennedy, Eugene Keogh, Herbert H. Lehman, John V. Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Archibald MacLeish, Lee Metcalf, Claireborne Pell, Henry S. Reuss, Eliot Richardson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leverett Saltonstall, Arthur Schlesinger, Hugh Scott, Edward Steichen, Adlai Stevenson, Frank Thompson, and Robert F. Wagner.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Harold Weston (1894-1972) was an American painter and humanitarian.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harold Weston Papers consists of correspondence, memorabilia, organizational records, photographs, and writings, much of which deal with Weston's work in various organizations, including the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, Inc., American Federation of Arts, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Food for Freedom, International Association of Art, International Association of Plastic Arts, and the United Nations. Incoming and outgoing correspondence includes that of Wayne N. Aspinall, Chester Bowles, Harry F. Byrd, Emanuel Celler, Joseph S. Clark, John Sherman Cooper, J. William Fulbright, Lillian Gish, Christian Herter, Hal Holbrook, Hubert H. Humphrey, Irving Ives, Jacob Javits, Lyndon B. Johnson, Carroll D. Kearns, John F. Kennedy, Eugene Keogh, Herbert H. Lehman, John V. Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Archibald MacLeish, Lee Metcalf, Claireborne Pell, Henry S. Reuss, Eliot Richardson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leverett Saltonstall, Arthur Schlesinger, Hugh Scott, Edward Steichen, Adlai Stevenson, Frank Thompson, and Robert F. Wagner.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Aspinall, Wayne N.
Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Byrd, Harry F. (Harry Flood), 1887-1966.
Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981.
Clark, Joseph S.
Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991.
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966.
Holbrook, Hal.
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962.
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Kearns, Carroll D.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Keogh, Eugene J. (Eugene James), 1907-1989.
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.
Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet)
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.
Metcalf, Lee, 1911-1978.
Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009.
Reuss, Henry S.
Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979.
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.
Scott, Hugh.
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1930-
Thompson, Frank.
Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991.
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972.

Corporate Bodies

Adirondack Trail Improvement Society.
American Federation of Arts.
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
Food for Freedom.
International Association of Art.
United Nations.

Subjects

Art and state.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Federal aid to the arts.
Humanitarianism.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Painting, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Exhibition catalogs.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Reports.

Occupations

Artists.
Painters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harold Weston Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harold Weston, 1964-1971.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 23 Mar 1988
Revision history: 26 Aug 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

The item-level inventory for this collection has not yet been converted to electronic format. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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