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Archives related to: Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946

titleEdward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionCorrespondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.

REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).

REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.

REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.

REEL 439-440 AND SCANNED Photographs of Adrian Dornbusch, Edward Rowan and Grant Wood, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, have subsequently been scanned and returned to the Rowan papers.
extent3.2 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels) reels 103, D141-D142 and 1208
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Financial Records Diaries Notes
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record source
acquisition informationDonated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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