Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer Papers

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Title: Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer Papers

Dates: 1993-1995

Creator: Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer

Summary/Abstract: The Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer Papers contain research notes related to Hillenmeyer’s MTSU Master’s thesis Depression Era Art: Tennessee Post Office Murals 1934 – 1994, which addresses Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned works of art in small town Tennessee Post Offices.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately .5 linear foot.

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer, 1995.

Processed By: Original processor undetermined.

Arrangement: These papers are arranged in two series: Tennessee Post Office Murals (24 folders) and Background Research (9 folders). Folders in the Tennessee Post Office Murals series are arranged alphabetically by city name.

Biographical Note: Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer earned a Master of Arts Degree in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995. Shortly after graduating, Ms. Hillenmeyer donated the original research and photographs that supported her Master’s thesis to the Albert Gore Research Center.

Scope and Content: Series One includes documentation on the respective WPA murals in Tennessee’s Post Offices and negative, slide, and print lists. Series Two includes Hillenmeyer’s background research, including correspondence with the National Archives, thesis bibliography, and general research on the WPA, mural maintenance and preservation, and Federal funding of public art. The papers also include photographs of the Tennessee Post Office murals, which have been removed to separate photograph storage.

Associated Materials: 111 original photographs of Tennessee Post Office murals are housed separately in the Albert Gore Research Center in Regional Collections photograph storage under Hillenmeyer.

Related Collections: There are no known related collections.

Subject Terms

Persons
Marianne Bevil Hillenmeyer

Places
Bolivar, Tennessee
Camden, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Clinton, Tennessee; Columbia, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee
Dayton, Tennessee
Dickson, Tennessee
Dresden, Tennessee
Gleason, Tennessee
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Johnson City, Tennessee
LaFollette, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Lewisburg, Tennessee
Lexington, Tennessee
Livingston, Tennessee
Manchester, Tennessee
McKenzie, Tennessee
Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee
Newport, Tennessee
Ripley, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Washington, D.C.

Subjects (General)
Rural towns
Works Progress Administration
New Deal
Historic Preservation
Local Artwork
Murals
Post Offices

Material Types
Photographs
Correspondence
Notes
Bibliography
Articles

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Series

Description of Contents

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Bolivar PO; note, images

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Camden PO; correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Clarksville PO; note, images, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Clinton PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Columbia PO; notes, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Crossville PO; images, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Dayton PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Dickson PO; notes, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Dresden PO; correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Gleason PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Jefferson City PO; note, image

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Johnson City PO; note, image

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

LaFollette PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Lenoir City PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Lewisburgh PO; correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Lexington PO; note

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Livingston PO; notes, image

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Manchester PO; notes, image

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

McKenzie PO; notes, image

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Mt. Pleasant PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Newport PO; notes, images, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Ripley PO; notes, images, correspondence

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

Sweetwater PO; notes

1

N/A

Tennessee Post Office Murals

reproductions; photo and slide listing

1

N/A

Research

National Archives; researcher correspondence

1

N/A

Research

Bibliography for thesis

1

N/A

Research

10 Crucial Years; WPA artists transcript

1

N/A

Research

Work in Other States; articles

1

N/A

Research

WPA Articles From the Period; articles

1

N/A

Research

WPA Articles; articles

1

N/A

Research

Preservation of Murals; articles

1

N/A

Research

Public Art; articles

1

N/A

Research

Government Control Propaganda; article