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George Biddle papers, 1863-1973

Author: George Biddle; Hélène Sardeau
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence; diaries (1901-1973); drafts and printed copies of speeches, articles, and a memoir; sketchbooks (1909-1911, 1930-1959); scrapbooks (1913-1925, 1930-1949) of clippings, announcements of exhibits, and reviews of Biddle's books; and other papers relating chiefly to his role in American art, his work for the federal support of art, and the Federal Art Project (1933). Includes material about his murals
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Art and the war
Named Person: Conrad Aiken; Thomas Hart Benton; Bernard Berenson; Francis Biddle; Van Wyck Brooks; William C Bullitt; Mary Cassatt; Katherine Garrison Chapin; John Cheever; Adolf Dehn; William Hunt Diederich; William O Douglas; George Grosz; Aldous Huxley; William James; Yasuo Kuniyoshi; Walter Lippmann; Norman Mailer; Thomas Mann; Lewis Mumford; Isamu Noguchi; José Clemente Orozco; Henry Varnum Poor; Ezra Pound; Nelson A Rockefeller; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Saint-John Perse; George Santayana; Ben Shahn; John Steinbeck; Allen Tate; Harry S Truman; John Hall Wheelock; Edmund Wilson; Owen Wister; Grant Wood; Frank Lloyd Wright; Andrew Wyeth; Marguerite Zorach; William Zorach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Biddle; Hélène Sardeau
OCLC Number: 70979996
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 3,500 items. 31 containers plus 1 oversize. 12 linear feet.

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Correspondence; diaries (1901-1973); drafts and printed copies of speeches, articles, and a memoir; sketchbooks (1909-1911, 1930-1959); scrapbooks (1913-1925, 1930-1949) of clippings, announcements of exhibits, and reviews of Biddle's books; and other papers relating chiefly to his role in American art, his work for the federal support of art, and the Federal Art Project (1933). Includes material about his murals for the Mexican supreme court building and his activities as chairman of the art advisory commission to the U.S. War Dept., and as artist-correspondent in the North African and Italian theaters of operation during World War II and at the Nuremberg war crime trials. Also includes correspondence and other papers of Biddle's third wife, sculptor Hélène Sardeau.

Correspondents include Conrad Aiken, Thomas Hart Benton, Bernard Berenson, Francis Biddle, Van Wyck Brooks, William C. Bullitt, Mary Cassatt, Katherine Garrison Chapin (Mrs. Francis Biddle), John Cheever, Adolf Dehn, William Hunt Diederich, William O. Douglas, George Grosz, Aldous Huxley, William James, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Walter Lippmann, Norman Mailer, Thomas Mann, Lewis Mumford, Isamu Noguchi, José Clemente Orozco, Henry Varnum Poor, Ezra Pound, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Saint-John Perse, George Santayana, Ben Shahn, John Steinbeck, Allen Tate, Harry S. Truman, John Hall Wheelock, Edmund Wilson, Owen Wister, Grant Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite and William Zorach.

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