Philip Evergood and the Welles Hall Mural

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Photos and documents related to Philip Evergood's mural "The Bridge of Life" located in Welles Hall.


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    Kalamazoo College Quarterly (1987, Autumn)
    (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1987) Kalamazoo College
    On the Quad -- Deo Gratias, A Farwell Sermon / by Chapel Dean Robert Dewey -- The Story of the Welles Hall Mural / by Kendall Taylor -- Class Notes -- Perspectives -- 1986-87 Annual Report.
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    Kalamazoo College Alumnus (October, 1955)
    (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1955-10) Kalamazoo College Alumni Association; Kalamazoo College
    16th Annual Fund -- From President Hicks -- Dean Of Stetson Chapel -- New Faces -- Adventures In Understanding -- Evergood's "The Bridge Of Life" -- Homecoming -- New Council Action -- Admissions In Rochester -- Speaking Of Books / Arnold Mulder -- Sports -- Student Aid -- Alumni Notes -- Alumni Constitution.
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    Letter Regarding the Evergood Mural
    (Kalamazoo College, 1966-12-28) Waskowsky, Michael J., 1917-1969
    Michael Waskowsky was a faculty member in the college's Art Department from 1949 to 1969. He wrote this letter about the Evergood mural in Welles Hall in response to two different newspaper articles. The first article "The Maligned Mural in the Kalamazoo Cafeteria" by Rob Warden was published in the November 12, 1966 issue of the Chicago Daily News. The other article was James Stommen's "K-College Art Treasure Ignored?" which was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on December 26, 1966.
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    The WPA Federal Art Project: A Dark Age Averted
    (1983) Alarie, Patricia; Fischer, Billie G., 1945-
    "There is a theory that art always somehow takes care of itself, as if it were a rootless plant feeding upon itself in sequestered places. Many people are willing to believe, in a time like this, when art patronage has dwindled to infinitesimal proportions, that it is not necessary for organized society to do anything in particular, because no matter what happens, a few artists starving in garrets will see to it that art does not die. It is quite obvious that this theory will not hold." Holger Cahill, director of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, made the above statement in 1936, but it seems particularly relevant today when government appropriations for the arts under the current administration have been substantially reduced in the interests of national safety and defense. During a period of severe economic depression in the 1930s, the federal government, having formally recognized the essential role of art in society, supported thousands of artists, the establishment of community art centers throughout the country, and the preservation of American decorative and practical arts. There were then, as there are today, people who felt that art was frivolous and did not merit the support of federal relief programs. Artists, they believed, did not 'work.' Whether or not there was unanimous agreement as to the legitimacy of the idea of federal support for the arts, the results of the programs were far-reaching and greatly influenced the expression of the artists during that period and thereafter.
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    Letter from Philip Evergood
    (1966-08-27) Evergood, Philip Howard Francis Dixon, 1901-1973
    A letter written in 1966 by artist Philip Evergood to Rob Warden of the Chicago Daily News. In it the artist explains the history behind "The Bridge of Life" mural located in Welles Hall.
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