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Harold Weston Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 23 Mar 1988

Biographical History

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

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


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.


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

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.



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.

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