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San Francisco, California 
January 30, 1939 



REGULAR 
MELTING: 



CALENDAR: 



The regular meeting of the Art Commission of 
the City and County of San Francisco, was held on 
Monday, January 30, in Room 236, City Hall, at 
11 A.M. 

There were present: 

Mr. Paul Ryan 

Mr. Kalter Weber 

Mr*. J. Emmet n ayden 

Mr. Emerson Knight 

Mr. Ottorino Ronchi 

Mrs. A. S. Musante 

Mrs. Marie de Laveaga V.'est 

Mrs. Ruth Cravath 7,'akefield 

Mr. John Ryan. 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Edward L. F r ick 

Mr. Herbert Fleishhacker 

Mr. VTilliaia A. Gaskin 

Mr. W. P. Jobber 

Hon. Angelo J. Rossi, Mayor 

In liew of the expiration of the tern of 
Commissioner Ronchi of the Art Commission, Commissioner 
Emerson Knight was appointed temporary chairman. 

The Chairman announced that Mr. Paul Ryan, 
Architect, and Mrs. Ruth Cravath Wakefield, Sculptor 
had been re-appointed by his honor, the Mayor for a five 
year term and that Mr. V.'obber, ^resident of the City 
Planning Commission, and Mr. John Ryan, President of 
the Library Board, had become ex-officio member? of 
the Art Commission. 

The following calendar was presented by the 
Secretary. 

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN. 

3. NET,' MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION. 

A. ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 6, 1938 MEETING. 
5. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN FOR 1939. 



750 



751 



6. ELECTION JF VICE-PRESIDENT FOR 1939. 

7. BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR I939-I94.O and 

RESOLUTION TO COVER SAME. 

8. REPORT OF SECRETARY CONCERNING DECISION OF 

BOARD OF PERMIT APPEAL RE- GATE-PACIFIC AVENUE. 

9. REPORT OF CHAIRMAN- ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE. 

a. S P rauel Gompers School,' Mas ten ' ro Hurd- 

Architects. 

b. Mission Jr. Nigh School- Day and Roller. 

c. Horace Mann High School, John Bakewell. 

d. Fireproof bridge over Stevenson St. -Hyman. 

10. REPORT OF CHAIr MAN-MUSIC COMMITTEE. 

a. Resolution covering order-Fxtrt. Work-Two 

additional performances of the Ballet Russe. 

b. Resolution authorizing tickets for Municipal 
Chorus for first concert. 

c. Letter from Federation of Aj>ts concerning the 
participation of Musical Groups in Exposition 
Programs. 

d. Resolution covering requests of the Band for 
February . 

11. New Business. 

a. Communication from Hon. Judge Michelson 
concerning proposed monument to Aviation. 

b. Requests from Mayor concerning lettering of 
official flag of City of San Francisco. 

c. Request from the S. F. Museum of Art for 
Loan of "7/.2"-Lucien Labaudt's Painting for 
Exhibition at Fair. 

12. ADJOURNMENT. 

ADOPTION The minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 6, 

OF 

MINUTES; 1938, were considered read and duly adopted as the minutes 

of that meeting. 

Temporary Chairman Knight announced that the fir?t 
order of business was the election of a President for 
the term of one year and he called for nominations. 

Mr. Ottorino Ronchi was nominated for ^resident and 
there was no other nominee. The Chairman then called for 
the pleasure of the Board and on a motion of Commissioner 
Hayden, seconded by Commissioner Ryan, the nomination v/as 
closed. 



ELECilON 
OF 

VICE-PRESIDENT: 



BUDGET RE( 
13:9-1940 



DESCRIPTION 



The President then announced that the next 
order of business was the election of a Vice- 
President for the term of one year. He then 
called for nominations. Mrs. A. S. Musante 
was nominated Cor Vice-President and there was 
no other nominee. President Ronchi then called 
for the pleasure of the Board and on motion of 
Commissioner Rcnchl, seconded by Commissioner Ryan, 
the nomination was declared closedand the 
ballots of the Commissioners were then cast 
for the elction of Mrs. Musante, as Vice-president. 

The ballot being closed, it was announced 
that Mrs. Musante was elected Vice-President 
of the Art Commission of the City and County 
of San Francisco for the term of one year. 

The Executive Committee then submitted the 

following budget requests for 1939-19^0 a °d 

introduced the following- Re solution. 

COMPARISON 7.TTH 



Personal Service-Permanent 

Contractual Service 

Municipal Concerts 

Municipal Band 

Municipal Chorus 

Advancement of Pointing and 

Sculpture 

Equipment 

Materials and Supplies 

Renovation to Office. 



AMOUNT 

U, 500. 00 

500.00 

50,000.00 

20,000.00 

5,000.00 

1,000.00 
500.00 
200.00 
250.00 



TOTAL BUDGET 



£ 31,950.00 
RESOLUTI ON NO. 28 0-I939S. 



1938-1939 

600.00 
380.00 

5,000.00 
1,000.00 

1,000.00 
500.00 
100.00 
250. 

$ 7,830.00 



WHEREAS The Executive Committee of the Art 
Commission has made certain recommendations 
concerning section 69 of the Charter, budget 
estimates for the fiscal year 1939-194-0 and 
have submitted the said budget estimates to 
the Art Commission for approval or disapproval. 

BE IT 1JLS0LVED: At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held in the office of the Art 
Commission of the City and County of San Fjv.ncisco 
on January 30, the Art Commission does approve 
the submitted requests and respectfully submits 
the proposed budget estimates to the Controller. 



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DECISION OF 
BOAR! 

... APPEALS: 



REPORT OF 
COMMITTEE OF 
ARCHITECTURE: 



SAMUEL GOU 
TRADE SCHOOL: 



Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried 

said Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

The President then made the following announcement. 
The appeal of P. Gavello from the order of the Art 
Commission on December 6th, 1938, refusing appellant a 
permit to erect gateways on Pacific Street at Columbus 
Avenue & Montgomery Street, came on regularly for 
hearing before the Board of Permit Appeals, January 3rd, 
and after such hearing the said order was dismissed for 
lack of jurisdiction. 

Commissioner Musante made a motion, seconded by 
Commission eer Ryan that the Secretary be instructed to 
contact the City Attorney for he purpose of drawing up 
a Charter Amendment whereb he decision of the Art 
Commission would not be submitted to the Honorable Board of 
p ermit Ap eals for hearing, and that the Art Commis'i --n 
be the final authority in all matters pertaining to works 
of Art as outlined in Section IJo of the City Charter. 

Upon motion duly made seconded and carried, said 

motion met with the unanimous approval of the Commission. 

Commissioner Ryan of the Committee of Architecture 
introduced the following Resolution. 

RESOLUTION NO. 281-1938S . 

Whereas, the Committee of Architecture of the Art 
Commission has examined the blueprints of t.ie 
Samuel Goompers Trade School, Mas ten and Hurd, 
Architects, and respectfully recommends that the 
Commission approve these plans. 

BE IT RES0B7ED: At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission, the commission accepts the recommendation 
of the Committee of the Committee of Architecture and 
approves these plans. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, said 



HOIiAEE MANN 
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 



Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

RESOLUTIO N NO. 282-1939S. 

RHERE&E the Committee of Architecture of the 
Art Commission has examined the blueprints of 
the Horace Mann Junior High School, Bakev/ell, 
and Weihe, Architects and respectfully recommends 
that the Commission approve these plans. 

BE IT RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission, the Commir e ion rccepts the Recommendation 
of the Committee of >--r G hitecture and approves these 
plans . 



.PROOF BRIDGE 
ENSON ST. 



RESOLUTION NO. 283-1939S . 

WHEREAS the Committee of Archit ecture of the Art 
Commission has examined the blueprints for a 
fire-proof bridge on Stevenson Street- Hyman & 
Appleton, Architects, and respectfully recommends 
that the Commission approve these plans. 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a regular meeting of the Art 






MISSION JR. 
HIGH SCHOOL; 



REPORT OF 

MUSIC CO:.S.'ITT£E; 



Order for Extra 
VTork- Ballet Russe; 



TICKETS* 

muni.: 

CHORUS; 



Commission, held on January 30, the Commission 
accepts the recommendation of the Committee of 
Architecture and approves these plans for a building 
permit. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded End carried, said 
Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

The plans for the outer Mission Junior High School, 
Day and Roller, Architects* were submitted to the 
Commission and disapproved with the requests that the 
Architects contact Mr. Frick, Chairman of the Committee 
of Architecture and submit additional plans for further 
consideration and study. 

Commissioner Hayden, Chairman of the Music Committee, 
then introduced the following Resolutions. 

RESOLUTION NO. 28A-1939S. 

RESOLVED Th&t at a regular meetLng of tie Art 
Commission of the City and County of San Francisco 
held on January 30, the Secretary was authorized 
to issue an order for extra work to Mr. Peter D. 
Conley, '.Tar '"emorial Opera House for services of 
general management, sale of tickets, ticket takers, 
director and ushers, publicity advertising and 
promotion for two extra performances of the Ballet 
Russe in the matinee of Sunday, February 12, ^m 
evening, February 12, 1939> payable following 
evening performance on February 12, in the sura of 
&U50.00 

RESOLUTION NO. 285-1939S. 

RESOLVED that at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on January 30, the secretary was 
■ uthorized to issue 660 punched tickets for the 
first Municipal Boncert on the night of January 24th, 
Said tickets to be delivered to the members of the 
Municipal Chorus. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, said 
Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

The Resolution passed by the Federation of Arts 
concerning the participation of the various Musical 
Groups of San Francisco in the ^x%- Building at the 
Exposition during 1939 was read. Commissioner Hayded 
stated that he was favorable considering the repre- 
sentation of these musical groups in the musical programs 
of the San Francisco Building. 



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759 



MUNICIPAL 
BAND- 



OFFICIAL FLAG 

SAN FRANCISCO t 



Commissioner Hayden then submitted the fol Lowing 
Resolution concerning the Municipal Band for the month 
of February. 

RESOLUTION HO. 286-1939S . 

Whereas the Art Commission of the ^ity and County 
of San Francisco is legally authorized and duly 
constituted to detail the Munici al Band to appear 
at such planes and at such times as in the judge- 
ment of the A rt Commission will provide the people 
of the City and County of San Francisco with 
musical entertainment free of any cost whatsoever, 
save as such costs may be defrayed by tax levy. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Art 
Commission of the Ciyt ajid County of San Francisco 
at it s Regular Meeting held January 30, 1939 » 
hereby authorizes the San Francisco Municipal Band 
to appear at the following functions. 

January (Lmergency orders-already played) 



1 Laguna Honda Home 

2 S. F. Hospital ' 

3 Health Farm 

7 Sundgy Concerts 

14 Bay Bridge Terminal 

22 Acnuatic Park 



$ 290.00 
290.00 
150.00 
296.50 
148.00 
296.50 
$1,471.00 



FEBRUARY 

5 Dedication of Bernal Library 
13 Lincold Day Exercises 
22 Parade 

Two concerts-opening of Expo- 
sition, dates and locations to 
be designated by the Music 
Committee — $300.00 each 



280.00 
290.00 



600.00 



1 ,430.00 
Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, said 
Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

K resolution passed by the Honorable Board of 
Supervisors changing the design of the official flag of 
the City and County of San Francisco, :nd the communicatioi 
from the San Francisco Women's °hamber of Commerce, 
January 10th, and a letter from His Honor, the Mayor, 
Jj a xary 9"th, were read. 

The Secretary was requested to write His Honor, the 
Mayor, and the San Francisco Women's Chamber of Commerce 
as to the decision of the Board. 



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MONUMENT 

10 AVIATION: 



ST TO 
EXHIBIT "V;2": 



The Commission was of the opinion that the name 
"San Francisco" should not be attached to the official 
flag of the City and County of Son Frnncisco, as it is 
not customary for an official flag of a Government, 
State or "ity to have a printed mme on its design. 

The Art Commission sggests that to familiarize 
the citizens and school children of ^an Francisco, 
a campaign be launched wherein attention would be 
brought to the official flag by displaying it in public 
buildings and in schools. 

The Communication from the Honorable Twain Michelsen 
concerning the proposal of Mr. Frederick W. Schweigardt 
to have erected in San Francisco a monument dedicated to 
"The Spirit of Aviation" 

The Board was of the unanimous opinion that before 
the design could be submitted to the Art Commission 
for approval or disapproval as outlined in Section 46 
of the °ity Charter of the °ity and County of San 
Francisco, would first have to ©fficially accept the 
proposed monument. 

The Commission suggests that the proceedure in the 
instance of Mr. Schweigardt's monument would be to have 
the proposed monument accepted by the City and County 
of San Francisco and then the design be submitted to 
the Art ^ommi sion. 

The Secretary was instructed to inform the 

Honorable Twain ilichelsen to that effect. 

The following letter was then read. 

January 25th, 1939 

Mr. Joseph H . '^yer , Secretary 
S. F. Art Comr:,ission 
City Hall, San Francisco 

Dear Mr. Dyer: 

Tie painting by Lucien ^abaudt "W-2" owned by the 
San Francisco Art Commission, and in our guardian- 
ship at the present time, has been chosen by the 



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jury of the American Contemporary Division of the 
Fine Arts Committee of t e Golden Gate Internation- 
al Exposition for showing in the great exhibition 
at the Exposition. Could you formally grant 
permission to have this painting lent for that 
purpose? The ownership will, of course, be recorded 
in the catalogue and on the label. It is a fine 
painting, and it would be well to have i»r. Labaudt 
so well represented. 

Many thanks, 

Sincerely yours, 

Grace I.IcCann I/iorley, 
Director. 

The request of Dr. Morley met with the unanimous 
approval of the Board. 

Commissioner West announced that due to her change 
of Residence, she was compelled to resign as a litterateur 
member of the Commission. The Board expresses their 
appreciation for Mrs. West's splendid services during 
the time she was a member of the Commission. 
ADJOJIi...i^T: There being no further business before the Board, 

the meeting adjourned sine die at 12:30 P.M. 



FOSEPfAH. DYER, JR. » 
SECTARY. 




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a 



San Francisco, California 
March 21, 1939 



REGULAR 

MEETING: 



NDAR: 



The Regular Meeting of the Art Commit ion of 
the City and County of San Francisco, was held on 
Tuesday, Mtrch 21, in Room 236, City Hall, at 11 A.M. 

There were present: 

Mr. Paul Ryan 

Mr. Edward L. Frick 

Mr. William Gaskin 

Mr. Walter Webep 

Mr. Emerson Knight 

Mr. Ottorino Ronchi 

Mrs. A. S. Musante 

Mrs. Futh Cravath Wakefield. 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Herbert Fleishhacker 

Mr. J. ^mmet Hayden 

Mr. W. P. V'obber 

Mr. John J. Ryan 

Hon. Angelo J. Possi, Mayor 

President Ronchi presided in the Chair. 

The following calendar wes then presented by 

the Secretary. 

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. ADOPTION OF MIMU' 

3. REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE. 

a. Outer Misrion Junior High School- 
revised plcns. 

b. Abraham Lincoln Junior High School. 

£. REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSIC COMMITTEE. 

a. Resolution authorizing Pres. c Tickets. 

b. Resolution authorizing President 
Secretory to enter into eontr?c+ with 
specified srtists for the Munici 
Concert on M&rch 29th, 1939* 

c. Pesolution authorizing Secreta^/'? trip 
to Los Angeles for the purpose of 
contacting Basil Rathbone for the Mun" 
Concert- March 29th, 1939. 

d. Resolution covering Municipal Pand for the 
months of March, April and May. 

5. net; business. 

6. adjournment 



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ADOPTION 
OF 

MINUTES; 



OUTER MISSION 
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 



ABRAHAM LINCOLN 
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 



REPORT OF 
CHAIRMAN OF 
MUSIC COMMIT TEE t 



The minutes of the Regular Meeting of the 
Art Commission held on January 30, 193 9> were 
considered ready and duly adopted as the minutes 
of that meeting. 

Commissioner Frick, Chairmen of the Committee 
of Architecture, submitted the following Resolutions. 

WHEREAS the Committee of Architecture of the 
Art Commission has examined the blueprints 
of the Outer Mission Junior High School, Day 
and Roller, Architects, and respectfully 
recommends that the Commission approve ^ , 
plars. 

RESOLUT I ON NO. 288-1939S. 

WHEREAS, The Committee of Architecture of the 
Art Commission has examined the blueprints of 
the Abraham Lincoln Junior High School, Meyer, 
Peugh, Rist and Pfleuger, Architects, and 
respectfully recommends that the Commission 
approve said plans. 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a regular meeting of the 
Art Commission held on March 21, 1939> that the 
Art Commission does hereby sccept the recommen- 
dation of the Committee of Architecture and does 
hereby approve the design submitted. 

Upon motior. duly made seconded and carried, said 
Resolution was duly adopted. 

In the absence of Commissioner Hayden, the 
Secretary submitted the following Resolutions. 

RESOLUTIO N NO. 239-1 939S, 

RESOLVED that at a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on March 21, the Secretary was 
authorized to issue 1576 punched tickets for 
the eight performances of the Ballet Russe held 
on February 7th to 12th inclusive under the 
auspices of the Art Commission, said tickets 
used by the Art Commission, the press, publicity 
and promotion purposes. 

RESOL U TION NO 290-1939S. 

RESOLVED that at a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on March 21, 1939> "the Secretary 
was authorized to issue 260 punched tickets for 
Leopold Stokowski, Guest Conductor of the San 
Francisco Symphony on February 17th, under the 
auspices of the Art Commission, said tickets used 
by the Art Commission, the press, publicity and 
promotion purposes. 



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RESOLU TION NO. 291-1939S. 

RESOLVED tt a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission, held on March 21, 1939* the Secretary 
was authorized to issue 1130 punched tickets for 
the 11th Municipal Concert held on March 29th, 
under the auspices of the Art Commission, said 
tickets to be used by the Art Commission, the 
press, promotion and publicity purposes. 

RESOL UTION NO. 292-1Q39S. 

RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on March 21, 1939, the Art 
Commission does hereby authorize the Secretary 
to proceed to Los Angeles for the purpose of 
contacting Easil Rathbone who has been engaged 
as narrator for the Municipal Concert to be held 
on March 29, 1939. 

RESOLUTION NO. 293-1 939S. 

RESOLVED at a regular meeting of the Art Commissia 
held on March 21, the Secretary was authorized to 
issue Service Orders to cover professional 
services of the following artists for the 11th 
Municipal Concert held at the Civic Auditorium 
on March 29, 1939. 

Speaking Parts 



Hedwiga Reicher 


$ 75.00 


Phoebe Clark 


50.00 


Monte Margetta 


25.00 


C- meron Prud'homme 


50.00 


Charles McAllister 


50.00 


Edward McDonald 


25.00 


Madfrey Odhner 


200.00 


Myrtle Leonard 


200.00 


Lina Kroph 


35.00 


Ctrl Schiffler 


50.00 


Douglass Thompson 


25.00 



Singing Pi rts 

Pianist 

RESOLUTION NO. 29A-1939S. 

WHEREAS the Art Commission of the City and County 
of San Francisco is legally authorized and duly 
constituted to detail the Municipal Band of the 
oity and County to appear at such places and at 
such times as in the judgement of the Art Comm- 
ission will provide the people of the City and 
County of San Francisco with Musical entertainment 
free of any cost whatsoever, save as such costs 
may be defrayed by tax levy. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Art 
Commission of the City and County of San 
Francisco at its regular Meeting held on March 21, 
1939> does hereby authorize the Municipal Band 
to appear at the following functions. 

February 

20 Reception to Peruvian i'ievy . 6 9S.OO 



771 



March 

$ 288.00 

204.00 

184.60 

204.60 

26. S. F. Building 204.60 



5 


Dedication 


12 


S. F. Building 


17 


P- rade 


19 


k. F. Building 



£1,086.60 



APRIL 



2 Father York M era orial 265. .0 

9 Easter Sunrise Cervices 290.00 

9 Fleishhacker Playfield 290.00 

9 City Hall Reception 70.00 

23 P&rade-18th & Clememt 175.00 



$ 1,030.00 



MAY 



6 Potrero district- 235.00 

7 McLaren Park, May Bay 290.00 

£ 525.00 
Upon motions duly made, seconded and carried 
said Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 
NEW BUSINESS: Mrs. W. J. 0'Donnell, President of the S. F. 

Women's Chamber of Commerce was granted the priviledge 
of the floor regarding "he '"esign of the Official Flag 
of the City and County of San Francisco, The Commission 
was of the opinion that this matter should be referred 
to the Committee of Painting and Sculpture and extended 
to them the authority to approve or disapprove the 
proposed lettering for the Official Flag of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 
r.BJOURMi/i^IJT; There being no further vusiness before the Board, 

the meeting adjourned sine die at 12:30 P.M. 




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CAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
May 16, .1939. 



MATING; 



CALENDAR: 



The Regular Meeting of the Art Commission of the 
City and County of San Francisco, was held on Tuesday, 
May 16th, 1939, in Room 236 City Hall, at 11 A.M. 

There Were present: 

Mr. Edward L. Frick 

Mrs. Gertrude Atherton 

Mr. Emerson Knight 

Mr. Paul Ryan 

Mr. ^ttorino Ronchi 

Mrs. A. C. Musante 

Mrs. Ruth Cravath Wakefield 

Mr. Willi gjn Gaskin 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Herbert Fleishhacker 
Mr. J. Emmet Hayden 
Mr. John J. I 
Mr. W. P. Wobber 
Hon. Angelo J. Rossi 

Commis sioner Ronchi presided in the Chair. 

Chairmen Ronchi announced that Mrs. Gertrude 
Atherton had been appointed by His Honor, the Mayor, to 
serve the unexpired term of Mrs. Marie de Laveaga Welch 
West, and in behelf of the members of the Board, voiced 
the Commissions pleasure in having Commissioner Atherton 
once again a member of the Art Commission. 

The following calendar was reed. by the Secretary, 

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES. 

3. APPOINTMENT OF NEW COMMITTEES BY THE CHAIRMAN. 

4. COMMITTEE OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE. 

a. Statue of the Spirit of Aviation, 

Schweigardt, Sculptor. 

b. Proposed lettering for official flag of S.e. 

c. Communication from California School of Fine 
Arts — Decoration of the Lounge Rooms of the 
San Francisco Building. 

5. COMMITTEE OF ARCHITECTURE. 

a. Garaje for Passenger Busses. 

b. Arboretum Building in Golden G a te Park. 

c. Gymnasium, S. F. Junior College. 



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6. MUSIC COMMITTEE RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED. 

a. Contract Anna Conley 

b. Expenditures of Promotion and Publicity. 

c. Resolution authorizing Press tickets for 
11th, 12th, and 13th, concerts. 

d. Resolution for contracts for Artists for 
the 1940 season. 

e. Resolution for the Band. June. 

7. NEW BUSINESS. 

8. ADJOURNMENT. 

ADOPTION The minutes of the regular meeting of March 21, 

OF 

MINUTES; were considered read and duly adopted as the minutes 

of that meeting. 

The Chairman then announced that he had appointed 

the following members to the various committees of the 

Art Commission for the year of 1939* 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Commissioner P.onchi, 

Chairman 
" Fleishhacker 

" Frick 
» Hayden 

ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE Commissioner Frick, Chairman 
(pass on architect, » Gaskin 

buildings, bridge viaducts " Paul k. Ryan 
and other structures, ates 
fences, ways and ap roaches) 

PAINTING AND SCULPTURE 

COMMITTEE. Commissioner Gaskin, Chairman 

(Statues and Bas Relief « -efield 

monuments, fountains " Frick 

stained glass, removal and " Atherton 

relocation of same) 

MUSIC COMMITTEE Commissioner Hayden, Chairman 

(Advancement of Music, " Weber 

Municipal Band, Municipal " Atierton 
Chorus, and city aid of 
Musical Enterprises.) 

CITY PLANNING COMMITTEE Commissioner V.'obber, Chairman 

" Musante 
" Knight 

PUBLICITY COMMITTEE Commissioner Atherton, Chairm? 

» kefield 

" John Ryan 

MMITTEE OF LANDSCAPE 
ARCHITECTURE Commissioner Knight, Chairman 

" Frick 
" Fleishhacker 



ITTEE OF 

PAINTING 
.T.ilTiPT^RF,? 

"SPIRIT 



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STREET STRUCTURE COMMITTEE Commissioner Paul A. Rj 

Chairman 
" Gaskin 
" d en 

PRIVATE STRUCTUB1 

COMMITTEE Commissioner Frick, Chairman 

" Paul Ryan 
" Musante. 

The following communication from the Honorable 
Judge Twain Michelsen was read by the Secrete ry. 



January 18, 1939 



ART COMMISSION 

City and County of San Francisco 

City Han 

San Francisco, Calif. 



Attention: Mr. Joseph H. Dyer, Jr. Secretary 



Gentlemen: 



I wish to take this means of placing before you, for 
your approval as to design , the proposal of Mr. 
Frederick W. Schweigardt to have erected in San 
Francisco, a monument dedicated to "The Spirit of 
Aviation" the general dimensions and designs of 
which are as follows: 

Approximate height, 149 feet; step, or lower base, 
of granite, 68 feet square; secondary base, 21 feet 
square, on which four symbolic figures 7.111 stand, 
representing the proverbial four corners of the earch, 
each figure to stand approximately 14§ feet high. The 
tops of the heads of the four figures will stand 
approximately 39 feet from the lower base. On the 
shoulders of the figures rest a globe, representing 
the earth, approximately 9 feet in diameter. Super- 
imposed on the globe is a shaft consisting of four 
columns, vhich is approximately 77 feet high, upon 
which in turn is superimposed a composite airplane bird, 
standing or riding upon which is a male figure 
symbolically representing "Fleight" . 

Mr. Schweigardt, as you probably know, is internation- 
ally known for his splendid conceptions and accomplish- 
ments in the world -f art. He has in his studio a 
model of the monument in question. 

A formative committee has been named to assist in 
sponsoring this work of Mr. Schweigardt, which 
committee includes the following personnel: 

Miss Helen Gordon Barker, Art Chairman, City nd 
County Federation of Women's Clubs, art lecturer 
at the M. H. De Youn;j Memorial Museum, and lecturer 
and commentator on art over KFRC. 

Mr. Fred D. Parr, President of Parr Terminals: 

Mrs. Alice May Baker, President, City and County 
Federation of Women's Clubs, San Fr; ncisco 



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Mr. John V. Lewis, former Collector of Internal 
Revenue . 

Mel Hertz, an official of the American Legion. 

Dr. Maurice u . Sollman, representing the Medical 
Arts end Crafts Association of California. 

Mr. William tYilson, State Comnander of the Veterans 
of Foreign TTars. 

Mr. Cris Lykke, of the San Francisco i« ; ews, 

Mrs. Zoe N. Aaronson, President, California Club. 

Hr. C. Hedsted Pedersen, editor and publisher of 
the Danish Norwegian newspaper "Bien" 

Mr. Merle Cooley, members of the San Francisco Press 
club, and the writer. 

The miniature model is in the studio of Mr. Schweigf : rdt 
is available to your Commission at any time. 

I not ask that your consideration be given the 
foregoing to the end that appropriate, progressive 
steps be taken. 

Sincerely, 



TVfAIN MICHELSEN, Judj-e 
Superior Court. 



Mr. Schweigardt, the sculptor, < as given the courtesy 
of the floor and displayed his model to the Commir.sion, 
It was the opinion of the Chair that the natter be 
referred to the Committee's of Painting and Sculpture, 
Architecture ar.d Landscape Architecture and that 
made their recommendations to the Commission. 

Mrs. George M. Takis, representing the Daughters of 

of in,..: 

the Utah Pioneers was granted the priviledte of the floor 
and submitted a sketch for a proposed plaque to be erected 
at Broadway and Battery Streets. 

Commissioner Gaskin submitted the following Resolutions, 

RESOLUTION NO. 295-1939S 

7JHEREAS the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have 

submitted a sidewalk plaque, which metal, bronze, 

cast — recessed in cement at Broadway and Batter Street. 



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Size 20x24. inches. Insignia as in the form of an 

ox yoke, surmounted by • beehive and bearing the words 

"Daughters of the Utah Pioneer' . " 

Ship Brooklyn 

Commemorating the landing at this point of the 
"Ship Brooklyn" July 31, 184.6, a 370 ton vessel, 
carrying Mormon colonists and crew of nearly 300. 

WHEREAS the Committee of Painting and Sculpture 
have recommended the acceptance of this plaque* 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, this submission is 
hereby approved. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, said 

Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

LETTERING Commissioner Gaskin, Chairman of the Committee of 

FOR OFFICIAL 

f ...G : Painting and Sculpture then submixted the following 

Resolution. 

RESOLUTION NO. 296-1939S . 

On recommendation of the Committee of Painting i nd 
Sculpture . 

WHEREAS the design for the sketch prepared by the 
Emerson Manufacturing Company for the proposed 
lettering for the Official Flag of the City and County 
of San Francisco was submitted to the Committee of 
Painting and Sculpture of the Art Commission. 

WHEREAS this Committee disapproved the sketch as 
submitted. 

BE IT RESOLVED at a Regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16, 1939 » the Commission does 
hereby accept the recommendation of the Committee of 
Painting end Sculpture and disapproves this submission. 

Upon motion duly made seconded and carried, said, 

Resolution was unani mously adopted. 

The Secretary was then instructed to communicate with 

the Emerson Manufacturing Co. and Mrs. William J. O'Donnel 
President of the S. F. Women's Chamber of Commerce and 

request that they get in touch with Mr. Gaskin regarding 

a submission. 



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ORATION The following communication from Lee Randolph 

LOUNGE ROOM 
5. F. BUILIIMG; Director of the California School of Fine Arts was 

read by the Secretary. 

May 2nd, 1939 

Mr. Ottorino Ronehi, President 
Art Commission of San Francisco 
City Hall, San Francisco 

Dear Mr. Ronehi: 

There is a matter of which I have spoken to 

you person ally and on which I wish to obtain the 

approval of the Art Commission. 

Come weeks ago, at the suggestion of Mr. Clarence 
Tantau, I prepared an exhibit of work by advanced 
students of this school for the decoration of 
three walls of the upstairs Lounge Room of the 
San Francisco Building at the exposition. It 
consists of two blocks of designs and one block 
of water color painting, very carefully selected 
as to appropriate color and form to fit the three 
spaces i ; on and to harmonize with the 
color ana furnishing of the room. They are 
handsomely mounted and all ready to be placed 
on the walls. 

I do not believe this exhibit would be 
superfluous decoration, but, on the contrary as 
the walls are at present bare of ornament would 
complete the beautiful decorative effect of the 
whole room, and that the space needs just such 
material as this exhibit provides. 

I would be pleased to have you and other members 
of the Commission see this exhibit at the School 
Building, or any place you may designate at your 
convenience, and would be happy to have the 
authorization to install it in the San Francisco 
Building. 

Very truly yours, 

Lee Randolph, Director 

The Commission 7,-as of the opinion th«t this 

decoration whould be installed <nd respectfully recommends 

the project and approves this treatment. 

Commissioner Frick, Chairman of the Committee of 

Architecture then submitted the following Resolutions. 



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£ FOR 
PASSENGER 



RESOLUTION :iO. 297-1939S. 

Recommendation of the Co.mittee of Architecture. 

WHEREAS the Committee of Architecture has 
reviewed a tentative sketch submitted by the 
Department of Electricity and, 

WHEREAS it was the concensus of opinion that t-« 
design lacked r-n adequate architectural treat- 
ment, 

WHEREAS this committee respectfully recommends 
that the Commission disapprove these plans, 

BE IT RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Commission does 
hereby accept the recommendation of the Committee 
of Architecture and disapproves this submission. 

Upon notion duly made, seconded and carried, 

said Resolution was unanimously adopted. 



ARBORETUM 
BUILDING 
GOLDEN GATE 
PARK: 



GYMNASIUM 
S. F. JR. 

HIGH . 



REPORT OF 
MUSIC 



RESOLUTION NO. 298-1939S. 

WHEREAS the Committee of Architect-ore has 
recommended that the Art Commission _pprove the 
plans for the Arboretum Building in Golden Gate 
Park, 

BE IT RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Commission does 
hereby accept the recommendation of the Committee 
of Architecture, and approves this submission. 

RESOLUTION NO. 299- 19 29C 

WHEREAS the Committee of Architecture 
recommended that the A r t Commission approve the 
plans for the San Francisco Junior College, 
Miller and Pflueger, Architects. 

BE IT RESOLVED At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Commission does 
hereby i ccept the recommendation of the Committee 
of Architecture and approves this submission. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, s£ic 
Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

In the absence of Commissioner Hayden, the 
Chairman of the Music Committee of the Art Commission, 
the Secretary then submitted the following Rs solutions 
in connection with the Municipal Symphony Se s son-1939» 

RESOLUTION NO. 300-1939S. 

Recommendation of the Music Committee 



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RESOLVED At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission the Secretary was hereby authorized 
to enter into contract between Anna Marie 
Conley to assume the obligations of the 12th 
and 13th Municipal Concerts as specified in the 
contract of the late Peter D. Conley ard receive 
as compensation the sum as stated in said 
contrrct. 

RESOLUTION NO. 301-l Q 3°r. 

RESOLVED at a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Secretary was 
authorized to spend the sum of £60.00 for 
promotion and publicity in connection with the 
11th Municipal Concert March 29th, 1939. 

RESOLUTION NO. 302-1939S. 

Resolved at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Secretary was 
authorized to spend the sum of £75.00 for 
promotion and publicity in connection with the 
12th Municipal Concert, April 25, 1939. 

RESOLUTION NO. 3Q3-1939S . 

RESOLVED at a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Secretary m s 
authorized to spend the sum of $75. 00 for 
promotion and publicity in Connection with the 
13th Municipal Concert 1 , May 2, I939. 

RESOLUTION NO. 30A-1939S . 

RESOLVED that at a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Secretary was 
authorized to issue -440 punched tickets for the 
Grace Moore Concert, on May 2nd, under the 
auspices of the Art Commission, said tickets used 
by the Art Commission, the press, publcity nd 
promotion purposes. 

RESOLUTION l.'O. 305-1939S. 

RESOLVED That at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on May 16th, the Secretary 
was authorized to issue 559 punched tickets for 
the Martini Concert on April 25th, the said 
tickets used by the Art Commission, the press, 
oublicity and promotion purposes. 

RESOLUTION NO. 306-1939S. 

RESOLVED: At a Regular meeting of the A r t 
Commission held on May 16th, 1939 > the Secretary 
is hereby authorized to negotiate and to ,nter 
into contract with the following artists for the 
1940 Symphony Season. 

Jeannette McDonrld, Joseph Hoffman, John Charles 
Thomas, Leopold Stokowski, and the Monte C r rlo 
B-.llet Russe. 



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RESOLUTION YiO. 307-l??9S. 

WHEREAS The Art Commission of the c ity and 
County of San Francisco is legally authori?' 
duly constituted to detail the Municipal Band 
of the City and County of Can Francisco to appear 
at such places r.nd at sich times as in the 
judgement of the Art Commission vd.ll provide the 
people of the City and County of San Francisco 
WITH Musical entertainment free of any cost 
whatsoever, save as such costs may be defrayed 
by tax levy* 

HOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the Art 
Commission of the City andCounty of San Fr-nci^co 
at its regular meeting held on May 16th, 1939> 
hereby authorized the Municipal Band, to appear 
at the follcrtiiw' functions. 



June 

u 

u 



Native Sons Grove 
Statuto Day 



$150.00 
290.00 



Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, these 
Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

There being no other business, the meeting 
adjourned sine die at 12:30 P.M. 




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San Francis co, California 
June 13, 1939 



REGULAR 
:iNG: 



CALENDAR: 



/.EOPTION OF 
MINUTES 



The Regular Meeting of the Art Commission of the City 

and County of San Francisco, was held on Tuesday, June 13, 

in Room 236, City Hall, at 11 A.M. 

There were present: 

Mr. ^ttorino Ronchi 
Mr. Edward L. Frick 
Mrs. Gertrude Atherton 
Mr. William A. Gaskin 
Mrs. A. S. Musante 

-. Paul Ryan 
Mr. John J. Ryan 
Mr. Walter Weber 
Mr. Emerson Knirht 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Herbert Fleishhacker 

Mrs. Ruth Cravath akefield 

Mr. T, r . P. T/obber 

Mr. J. Emmet Hayden 

Hon. Angelo J. Rossi, Mayor. 

PRESIDENT Ronchi presided in the Chair. 

The Secretary then presented the following calendar. 

1. ROLL CALL 

2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES. 

3. REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF PAI TI D SCULPT 

Monument to Aviation, Sweigardt, Scu 1 

b. Disposal of Murals— P.P. I.E. 

c. Communication from Hope Hamilton 
concerning portrait of Alfred Hertz. 

d. Report concerning exhibit of students of 
the Calironia School of Fine Arts in 
the San Francirco Building. 

4. REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF ARCHIl 

a. Final plans — Abraham Lincoln High School. 

5. MUSIC CO 

Improvements and 1 renovations to Civic 
Auditorium. 

b. Municipal Band engagments for July. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of May 16th, were 
considered read and duly adopted as the minutes of that 
meeting. 



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IITTEE OF The Chairman requested that the report of 

PAINTING AMD the Committee of Painting rnd Sculpture concerning 

SCULPTURE; the proposed monument "Spirit of Aviation," Frederick 

W. Schweigardt, Sculptor, be presented to the Board. 
Spirit of 
aviation" 8 Mr. William A. Gaskin, Chairman of the Commit tee 

of Painting and Sculpture, then submitted the following 

recommendation . 

The Committee on Architecture, Sculpture, and 
Landscape Architecture, are unanimous in their 
opinion that the proposed monument "Spirit of 
Aviation 11 , is lackin. in Architectural design 
and that the sculpture is inadequate. The joint 
committee also feels that this specific design 
will be detrimental to the beauty of the city. 

PRESENT: Commissioners Gaskin, Frick, Knight 

and Wakefield. 
ABSENT: Commissioner Atherton and Fleishhacker. 

Commissioner Frick then introduced the following 

resolution. 

BwmT.nTTnw un. ^-iQ?o.g. 

WHEREAS the joint committees of Architecture, 
Sculpture, and landscape Architecture are 
unanimous in their opinion that the proposed 
monument "Spirit of Aviation" is totally lacking 
in architectural design and that the sculpture is 
inadequate, and, 

WHEREAS this joint copnittee is of the opinio 1 
the specific design will be detrimental tc 
beauty of the City. 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a regular meeting of the Art 
Commission held on June 13th, the Art Commission 
accepts the recommendation of the joint committees 
and does hereby disapprove the design of the 
"Spirit of Aviation". 

AYES: Commissioners Ronchi, Atherton, Frick 

Musante, John Ryan, Paul A. Ryan, Weber 
G & skin and Knight. 

ABSENT: Absent: Hon. Angelo Rossi, Fleishhacker 
Hayden, Wakefield, and Wobber. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and. carried, said 

Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Pftf,p The following communication from "the Honorable 

.-.. .I.E. 

William °. Douglass, Secretary of the Board of Trustees 

of the War Memorial, was rer.d. 



r.'o 



May 22, 1939 

Mr. Joseph H. %er, Secretary 
Art Commission 

City and County of San Francisco 
City Hall, San Franc^'rco 

Deer Mr. Dyer J 

This department still imber of murals which 
were turned over to it ir 'anama- 

Pacific Interna" ' tion. There does not 

appear to be suitable places for their exhibit in 
either of the War "'emonlal Buildings, and the trustees 
are interested in seeing them properly placed in 
public buildings in the City nd County of Sar. 
or in semi-public buildings if sufficiently identified 
with the public interest. 

If you are interested in this matter and can offer 
any suggestions, the Trustees will appreciate it 
very much. I will I tion as 

to the natures of the avialable murals. 

I am also writing to the City Architect for suggestions. 

Sinner' 

W. C. Douglas, 
Secretar 

The 6hair referred the matter to the Committee of 

Painting and Sculpture with t ~t that they 

their recommendations to the Commission at its next regular 

meeting. 

PORTRAIT The following cor.nunic e ti on from Mrs. Hope Hamilton 

L'^:..JL .^RTZ: 

was read by the Secretary . 

June 10, 1939 

Mr. Joseph H. Dyer, 

San Franei?co Art Commission 

City Hall 

Francisco, Calif. 

Dear Sir: 

Confirming our conversation of yesterday, I am enclos- 
ing a photograph of the portrait of Mr. Alfred Hertz, 

tec by Matteo Sandona. This portrait 
28f inches by 35-§ inches. It is needless for me to 
recount to you the recognition which Matteo Sandona* s 
irk has received, and the esteem in which it is held, 

It has occured to me that the people of San Francisco 
will recognize the wisdom and justice of paying fitting 
tribute to one who has contributed as much to the 
cultural development of our city as has Mr. Hertz, 
and that it may not be said that ours is a city that 
must wait for the death of our citizens to recognize 
their worth. 



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I suggest that it would be both fitting and 

to hand this portrait of Mr. Hertz in one of 

San Francisco's beautiful galleries at this time. 

Your worthy Commission may view this portrait 
in my apartment at Standford Court by appointment 
and I might also suggest that it would be more 
convenient to discuss price at that time. 

Yours very truly 



K. Hope Hamilton. 



EXHIEIT 
CALIF. SCHOOL 
OFFIhE ARTS ; 



.ITTEE OF 



Abraham Lincoln 
Hieh School: 



MUSIC 



The Ch2ir referred his matter to the Committee of 
Painting and Sculpture with the request that they make 
their recommendation to the Commission at its next regular 
meeting. 

Commissioner Gaskin, Chairman of the Committee of 

Painting r.nd Sculpture, reported that the decorative 
treatment for the San Francisco Building, submitted by 
Mr. Lee F. Randolph, Director of the California School 
of Fine Arts, had met with the approval of his Committee. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it wps 
the unanimous opinion of the Commis sion that t 
recommendation of the Committee of Painting snd Sculpture 
be carried out, and the submission of Mr. Randolph's 
be installed in the San Francisco Building. 

Commissioner Frick, Chairman of the Committee 

of Architecture submitted the following Resolution. 

RESOLUTION NO. 309-1939S. 

Resolved at a Regular i-ieeting of the Art 
Commission, held on June 13th, the Commission 
does hereby approve t e final plsns for the 
Abraham Lincoln Junior High School, Meyer, Peugh 
Rist and Pflueger, Architect. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, 

solution tos unanimously adopted. 

The Secretary requested that the Commission 

authorize the expenditure of $6l0;00 from the surplus 
funds of the 1939 Municipal Symphony Series, to cover 
cost of renovations to the Civic Auditorium, as prepared 
by Eldridge T« Spencer, Architect. 



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Upon motion duly mrde, seconded end carried, 
said Resolution was unanimously adopted. 

The following Resolutions were then presented 
to the Commission. 

RESOLUTION NO. ?m-19?9S. 

WHEREAS the Art Commission of the City and 
County of San Francisco is legally authorized 

duly constitued to detail the Municipal Band 
for the City and County of San Franci 
at such places an r "' at such times as in the judge- 
ment of the Art COtimission v dll rovide the 
people of the City i nd County of San Francisco 
with Musical Entertainment free of any cost 
whatsoever, save as such costs may be defrayed by 
tax rate. 

NOW, therefore be it Resolved: That the Art 
Commission of the City ; r.d County of St-n Francisco 
at its regular meetin g, held on June 13, 1?39, 
does hereby authorize the Municipal Band to 
appear at the following functions. 

JULY £th, Concert, S. F. Health Farm. . . 6 150.00 

4th ■ & Exercises 300.00 

14 French Celebration 456.00 

3 Sunday Concerts 906.00 



fl795.00~ 



RESOLUTION HO. 311- 1 939S. 



RESOLVED: The Art Commission hereby authorizes 
the Secretary to proceed to Los Angeles for the 
purpose of contacting certain artists as guest 
soloists for the 1940 Municipal Symphony Season. 

BE IT FJRTHER RESOLVED: That in conformity with 
Section 219 of the Charter of the City and County 
of San Francisco, the Art Commssion hereby declarei 
that this trip is, and will be in the discharge of 
routine duties. 

Upon ^esoluti n duly made, seconded and carried, 

said Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT There bein " no further business before the Board, 

the meeting adjourned sine die at 12:30 P.M. 




San Francisco, California 
August 15, 1939 



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REGULAR 
riNG: 



CALENDAR : 



MINOT . : 



The Regular Meeting of the Art Commission of the City 
and County of San ? rancisco, v/as held in Room 236, City 
Hall on Tuesday, August 15, 1939, 

There were present: 

Mr. Ottorino Rone hi 
Mr. Paul "yan 
Mr. Herbert Fleishhacker 
Mr, William G. Gaskin 
o'er 
. Emerson Knight 
Mrs. A. S. I'usante 
Mrs* Ruth Cravat h 'Wakefield 
Mr. John Ryan 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Edward L. Frick 
Mr. J. Emmet Hayden 
Mr. Gertrude Atherton 
Mr. W. P. "Jobber 
Hon, Angelo J. Rossi 

President Ronchi presided in the Chair. 

The Secretary then presented the folloyring Calendar. 

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES. 

3. REPORT OF THE MUSIC COMMITTEE. Resolutions submitted 

by the Music Committee for the 1940 Season. 

a. Revenue and Expenditures-1B39 Season. 

b. Estimate and Revenue and Expenditures for the 
1940 Season. 

c. Prices for the 1940 Season. 

d. Contracts-- Rental of Opera House and auditorium. 



e. 

f. 



l. 

j« 
k. 
1. 

m. 



Musical Association 
Curran D. Swint. 

Ballet Russe- Eight Performances 
Stokcwski 
Lotte Lehmann. 
John Charles Thomas 
Joseph Hoffman 

Dr. Hans Leschke, Director, Chorus. 
Band. Resolution for the Band for August 
and September 
Golden Gate Park Band 
S. F. Building Band Concerts. 



4. NEW BUSINESS. 

5. PAINTING AND SCULPTURE. 

A. Portrait of Alfred Hertz. 

b. Murals. Panama Pacific Exposition 

c. Location of Marconi Statue. 

6. ADJOURNMENT. 

The minu+ of June 13, were 

considered re- 'nutes of 



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REPORT OF 
MUSIC COMMITTEE: 



REVENUE AND 

EXPENDITURES 

1939-Season: 



ESTIMATE OF 
REVENUE AND 
EXPENSE FOR SEASON: 



In the absence of Commissioner Hayden, Chairman of 

the Music Committee the follovdng reports and resolutions 

were read by the Secretary. 

EXPENDITURES: 

Musical Association | 35,000.00 

Soloists 10,750.00 

Management 5,850.00 

Rent 3,450.00 

Orchestra, Extra Ballet Russe 976.00 

Extra Soloists "Manfred" 750.00 

Stage Hands, Ballet Russe 1,905.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 11, 570.80 



| 70.431.80 



REVENUE: 

Box Office | 29,545.39 

Tax Rate 41,119.42 

$ 70.664.81 

Balance — Tax Reserve $ 233.01 

RESOLUTION NO. 512-1939S. 

Expenditures and Revenue-1939 Municipal Symphony Seriei 

Y«HEREAS the Sedretary has submitted a report giving 
the expenditures and the revenue for the 1939 
Municipal Symphony Series, compiled July 25, 1939. 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on August 15, the Art Commission does 
hereby accept and approve said resolution and orders 
it spread upon the minutes. 

EXPENDITURES: 

Musical Association of S. F $ 31,000.00 

Additional personnel of orchestra 
compensation for each performance 
Ballet Russe and all overtime and 

extra men 4,000.00 

Publicity, presentation and house personnel. 4, 400.00 

Soloists for all performances 10,000.00 

Stage hands, Ballet Russe 2,000.00 

Rent Auditorium and Opera House 3,450,00 

Miscellaneous expense for season 8,500.00 

Total $ 65,350.00 

ESTIMATED BOX OFFICE REVENUE: 

Ballet Russe § 12,000.00 

Stokowski 4,000.00 

Lehmann 1, 500.00 

Chorus 1,000.00 

Thomas 3,000.00 

Hoffmann 2,000.00 

Total | 23,500.00 



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PRICES OF 
CONCERTS: 



App. Revenue; 

Tax Rate v 41,000.00 

Box Office 23, 500.00 



$ 64,500.00 



RESOLUTION NO. 313-1939S. 



estimate for Revenue and Expenditures of the 1940 
Symphony Season. 

_AS the Secretary has submitted the estimates for 
revenue and expenditures for the 1940 Symphony Season. 

BE IT RESOLVED: At a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Commission held on August 15th, 1939, the Art Commission 
does hereby approve said Resolution. 

RESOLUTION NO. 314-1939S. 



The proposed schedule of prices of season tickets for 
the 1940 Municipal Concerts submitted by t he Secretary 
said prices for seven events from $2.10 to $9.70 are 
hereby approved, at a Regular Meeting of the Art 
Comission held on August 15, 1939. 

4 Concerts in Auditorium at 80/ | 3.50 

2 Ballet Russe (Orchestra, Box or Grand 

Tier-52.50) 5.00 

1 Stokowski Concert (Orchestra, Box or 

Grand Tier) 1.50 

7 Events- Season Ticket | 9.70 

* * * 

4 Concerts in Auditorium at .60/ 2.40 

2 Ballet Russe (Dress Circle <£ 1.65) 3.30 

1. Stokowski Concert (Dress Circle) 1.00 

7 Events — Season Ticket | 6.70 

* * * 

4 Concerts in .auditorium at 40/ • 1.60 

2 Ballet Russe (Balcony, 7 Bows £ 1.10)...... 2.20 

1 Stokowski Concert (Balcony and Balcony Circ le. 75 

7 Events- — Season Ticket $ 4.55 

* * * 

4 Concerts in Auditorium at 20/ 80 

2 Ballet Russe (Balcony-4 Rows) 80 

1 Stokowski .50 

5 Events — Season Ticket 5 2.10 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, said 
Resolution was unanimously adopted. 



CONTRACT 

RENTAL AUDITOR UK! 



^SOLUTION NO 515-1939 S. 

Resolved at a Regular Meeting of the Art Commission held 
on August 15, 1939, the Secretary is authorized to enter 
into a contract with the Director of property for rental 
of the Civic Auditorium for five performances of the 
Municipal Concerts during the season of 1940, at 
,r concert. 



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CONTR1CT 
RENTAL 
OPERA HOUSE: 



COKTRACT 

MUSICAL 

ASSOCIATION: 



RESOLUTION HO. 316-1959S. 

Resolved at a Regular Meeting of theArt Commission held 
on August 15, 1939, the Secretary is hereby authorized 
to enter into contract with the Honorable Board of 
Governors of the war 1 enorial for rental of eight 
performances of the Ballet Russe at .$250.00 P® 1 " poncert. 

RESOLUTION NO, 317-1939 S. 



RESOLVED ON RECOMMENDATION OF THE MUSIC COMMITTEE. 



COKTRACT 

CURRAN SV.i::T: 



Authorizing the President or Vice-President and 
Secretary of the Art Commission of the City and County 
of San Francisco to enter into a contract with the 
Musical Association of San Francisco to give a series 
of eleven (11) Symphony Concerts at the Civic Auditorium 
or Opera House, fromJanuary 1st to May 1st, 1940, under 
the auspices of the Art Commission, definite dates to be 
selected by the Music Committee. 

Be it ordained: By the Art Commission of the City and 
County of San Francisco at its regular meeting held 
August 15, 1939, as follows: 

SECTION 1.- The President or Vice President and 
Secretary are hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
with the Musical Association of San Francisco to give 
a series of eleven (11) Symphony Concerts, at the Civic 
Auditorium or Opera House, definite dates to be selected 
by the Music Committee of the Art Commission. 

Section 2.- For such services, the Musical Association 
is to receive as compensation the sum of Twenty Eight 
Hundred Dollars and 18/100. ($2,818.18) for each of 
said concerts and performances, payments to be made as 
follows. The sum of Twenty Eight Hundred and Eighteen 
($2,818.18) Dollars following the performance of each 
concert. The total sum being Thirty One Thousand Dollars. 

Section 3. On the said series of eleven concerts it 
it is agreed that the Art Commission enter into a contrac 
with the Ballet Russe, said Ballet to give six perform.anc 
of the Standard repertoire of the Monte Carlo Ballet 
and using the entire personnel of the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra, which will be conducted by Pierre 
Monteux on the evening of January 30, to February 4, 
1940 inclusive. 

Section 4.- The remaining five concerts will be of a 
symphonic nature using the services of the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra and soloists, including the Municipal 
Chorus and said soloists and choral performances will 
be selected by the Music Committee of the ArtCommission. 

RESOLUTION NO. 318-19393. 



On Recommendation of the Music Committee 



Authorizing the President or Vice-President and Secretary 
of the Art Commission of the City and County of San 
Francisco to enter into a contract with Curraji Swint 
to furnish services for eleven concerts of the 1940 
Municipal Season as outlined in the contract approved by 
the City Attorney. 



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CONTRACT 

BALLET RUSSE: 



CONTRACT 

LEOPOLD STCKO',/S3CI: 



Be it Ordained by the Art Commission at its regular meeting 
held August 15, 1939, in Room 236, City Hall. 

Section 1.- The President or Vice-President and Secretary 
of the Art Commission are hereby authorized to enter into 
contract with Curran Swint to furnish services for eleven 
concerts of the 1940 Municipal Season as outlined in the 
contract approved by the u ity Attorney and to receive the 
sum of $400.00 per concert. 

Section 2.- It is hereby declared that the services to be 
rendered by the said Curran Swint ere of a temporary 
nature and require high technical skill and that the 
position occupied by him shall not be subject to the 
provisions of Section 42 of the Charter cf the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

RESOLUTION KO. 318-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 

Authorizing the President or Vice-President and Secretary 
of the Art Commission to enter into contract with the 
National Broadcasting Company for the services of the 
Ballet Russe as outlined in said contract. 

BE IT ORDAINED: By the Art Commission at its Regular 
Meeting held August 15, 1939, in Room 236, City Hall. 

Section 1.- The President and Secretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contract with the National 
Broadcasting Company for the services of the Monte Carlo 
Ballet Russe to present eight performances at the V/'ar 
Memorial Opera House as outlined in the contract 
approved by the City Attorney, said performances to be on 
the following dates: January 30 to February 4th. For the 
services rendered by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the 
National Broadcasting Company is to receive sixty-five 
percent of all gross receipts as specified and outlined in 
said contract. 

RESOLUTION NO. 320-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 



Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art Commissic 
to enter into a contract with Leopold Stokowski for 
services as outlined in said contract, approved by the 
City Attorney. 

Be it ordained: By the Art Commissi en at its regular meet- 
ing held on August 15, 1939, in Room 236, City Hall. 

Section 1. The President and Secretary are hereby authorize 
to enter r'nto a contract T ,vith Leopold Stokowski to appear 
as guest conductor with bhe SanFrancisco Symphony Orchestra 
for a concert to be held January 12, 1940 and to receive 
as compensation the sum of Three Thousand Dollars (;300C.OO) 



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CONTRACT 
LOTTE LEHMANN: 



CONTRACT 

JOHN CHARLES T 



RESOLUTION NO. 321-1939 S. 

On Recommendation of tho Music Committee, 

Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with the Columbia 
Concerts Corporation for the services of Lotte Lehmann. 

IT ORDAINED: By the Art Corxiission at its regular 
meeting held August 15, 1S39, in Room 236, City Hall. 

Section 1. The President and Secretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contract with the Columbia 
Concerts Corporation for the services of Lotte Lehmann 
to appear as a soloist in a program with the San Francis- 
co Symphony Orchestra to be given on March 12, 1940 and 
to receive the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars, 
51,250.00. 

RESOLUTION NO. 322-1939S. 



On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 



Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with he National 
broadcasting Company for the services of John Charles 
Thomas • 



CONTRACT 
JOSEF HOFFMAN; 



BE IT ORDAINED: By the Art Commission at its Regular 
Meeting held August 15, 1939, in Room 236, City Hall. 

Section 1.- The President and Secretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contract 7.1 th the National 
Broadcasting Company for the services of John Charles 
Thomas as soloist in a program with the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra to be given on April 2, and to receive 
the sum of Twenty Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars. ( ;2, 250.) 

RESOLUTION NO. 323-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 



CONTRACT 

DR. HAHS LESCHEE: 



Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with the ■ u -etropolitan 
Music Bureau for the services of Josef Hoffman. 

BE IT OHDAIBED: By the Art Commission at its Regular 
Meeting held on August 15, 1939. 

Section 1.- The President and Secretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contract with the Metropolitan 
Musical Bureau for the services of Josef Hoffman as 
soloist in a program with the SAn Francisco Symphony 
Orchestra to be given on April 9, and to receive the sum 
of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars. (31, 750.) 

RESOLUTION NO. 324-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 



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Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with Dr. Hans Leschke 
for the period of one year to perform services as 
Municipal Chorus Director of the City of San Francisco 
as follows: 

Section 1.- The President and Secretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Hans Leschke 
to conduct the Municipal Chorus and to receive as compen- 
sation for one year from July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940 
the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5000. CO) for said 
period of one year, payable in quarterly installments of 
One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($1,250.00) 
payable on October 1, 1939, January 1, 1940 and June 30, 
1940. 

Section 2.- Dr. Hans Leschke agrees out of this sum 
(y5,000) to pay for all expenses necessary to maintain 
the Municipal Choras during the year of 1939-1940. 

Section 3.- It is hefeby declared that the services to 
be rendered by said Dr. Leschke, are of a temporary 
character and require high technical skill, and that 
the position occupied by him shall not be subject to 
the provision of Section 42 of the Charter. 

Section 4.- Cor.tract covering the above services to 
be prepared by the City Attorney and approved and 
certified by the Controller. 

Be it ordained by the Art Commission at its regular 
meeting held on August 15, 1939. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the 

foregoing Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

RESOLUTION MO. 329-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 

RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art Commission of 
the City and County of SanFrancisco held on Augustl5, 
1939, that the Art Comrrdssion hereby authorizes it 
Secretary to proceed to Kew York City for the purpose of 
contracting the BalletRusse de Monte Carlo for eight 
consecutive performances to be given under the auspices 
of the Art Commission's Municipal Symphony Concert 
Series and to arrange with the directors of the company 
the San Francisco repertoire and other details of 
presentation. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Secretary is instructed 
that while in Uew York he contact the representatives and 
directors of the National Broadcasting Company, the 
C lumbia Broadcasting Company and other agencies of a 
similar nature, for the purpose of making contact and 
arrangements with the various artists they represent 
for their appearance as guest attractions in conjunction 
with the Municipal Symphony series presented by the Art 
Commission. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED this trip is in accordance v-dth 
Section 219 of the City Charter , said trip is in dischargi 
of routine duties. 



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MUNIC D?AL 
BAUD: 



RESOLUTION NO. 325-1 9 59S . 

the Art Commission of the City and County of 
San F rancisco is legally authorized and duly constituted 
to detail the Limicipal Band for he City and County of 
Can Francisco to appear at such places and at such times 
as in the judgement of the Art Commission vri.ll provide the 
people of the City and County of San Francisco v.ith 
llusical Entertainment free of any cost whatsoever, save 
as such costs may be defrayed by tax levy. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Art Commission of 
the City and County of San Francisco at its regular 
meeting held on August 15, 1939, does hereby authorize 
the liinici al 3and to appear at the following functions. 



JULY 

9 Concert-Seals Stadium 

23 " iliraloma Park 

30 ■ 

27 ■ 

30 " V.'ashington Square 

August 

6 Concert-Ocean vie?; Park 

6 Portola District 

13 " 

15 ' 

27 ' 

29 ' 

30 ' 



Health Farm 

Eureka Valley District 
Little Sisters of the Poor 



: 

3 Concert-Laguna Honda Home 

--ayors Reception-Sons of Italy 

9 Dedication of Karconi Imminent 

10 Parade-Sons of Italy 
5 Concert-Health Farm 
17 Sunday Concert 

20 International Convention of Fire Chiefs 

24 Sunday Concert 



,.11- . 
164.00 
211.20 
155.80 

179.40 

§6740 

, 200.00 
200.00 
296.50 
175. CO 
296.50 
175.00 
296.50 
il,639.5C 

296.50 
100.00 
225.00 
237,60 
175.00 
296.50 
300.00 
296.50 
11,927.10 



PARK BAND 
CONCERTS: 



RESOLUTION NO. 326-1939S. 

In Accordance and as provided for in Section 46 of the 
City ^harter( Supervising and controlling all appropriation! 
by the Board of Supervisors for music) the Art Commission 
at its regular meeting held on August 15, 1939, does 
hereby approve the policy and program submitted by the 
Honorable Board of Park Commissioners to give and present 
by the Golden Gate Park Band, Sunday afternoon concerts in 
the Golden Gate Park, 



SAN FRANCISCO 
BUILDING CONCERTS: 



RESOLUTION NO. 327-1939S. 

In Accordance and as provided for in Section 46 of the 
City Charter (Supervising and controlling all a;jpropriatior 
for music by the Board of Supervisors) the Art Commission 
at its regular meeting held on August 15, 1939, does herebj 
approve the policy and program of the Commissioner of 
th9 San Francisco Building to give and present a series of 
musicals in the San Francisco Building on Treasure Island, 



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817 



ITTSE OF 
PAIHTIHG AND 
SCUIPTUREt 

Portrait of 
Alfred Hertz; 



P.P. I.E. 
MURALS: 



Upon Hotion duly made, seconded and carried, said Resolutions 
were unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner Gaskin, uhairman of the Committee of Painting 

and Sculpture requested that the f ollovring communication be 

forwarded to Mrs. E. Hope Hamilton. 

At the regular meeting of the Art Commission held on 
August 15, 1939 the matter of the Alfred Hertz portrait, 
by Tattoo Sandona was discussed. IVhile the Commission 
is in sympathy with the idea you have suggested, they are 
of the opinion that it is not within their power as 
outlined in the City Charter to make arrangements whereby 
this portrait could be secured for one of our public 
buildings. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, Mr. Gaskin' s request 
was approved and the secretary was instructed to inform. Mrs. 
Hamilton of the Commission's decision in this matter. 

Mr. Gaskin submitted the following list of Panama Pacific 

Exposition Murals on hand in the Veterans Building with the 

request of the Board of Governors of the Y.'ar Memorial. 

22, 1939 

Mr. Joseph Dyer, Secretary 

Art Commission 

City Hall, SanErancisco 

Dear Mr. Dyer: 

This department still has a number of murals which were 
turned over to it in the dissolution of the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition. There does not appear 
to be suitable places for their exhibit in either of the 
'Tar Memorial Buildings, and the Trustees are interested 
in seeing them properly placed in public buildings in the 
City and County or in semi -public Buildings if sufficientlj 
identified with the public interest. 

If you are interested in this matter and can offer any 
suggestions, the Trustees will appreciate it very much. 
I will be glad to supply information as to the nature of 
the available murals. 

I am also writing the ^ity Architect for suggestions. 

Sincerely, 

. C. Douglass, Secretary. 



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LIST OF 
P. P. I.E. 
MURALS; 

ARTIST SIZE PAINTING • CONDITION 

Yfal. De L Dodge 46 • 8" x 12 » "Atlantic & Pacific" Excellent 

" 23' 5" x 12' 3" "Discovery" Good, but two si: 

discolorations* . 
23 • 4" x 12' "The Purchase" Perfect. 
46 '7" x 12 • 2" "Gateway of All Nations" Good but spotted in 

several places. 
23'4" x 12' 2" "Labor Crowned" Good but 1 hole. 
" 23 '8" x 12' "Achievement" Good 
" Eorders for Murals Good. 

Milton H. Bancroft 

14 '6" x 17 '5" "Man Receiving Bad, Paint dried and 
Instructions in Natures peeled. 
Laws . " 
14 '6" x 17' 6" "Art Crowned by Time" Bad, all over, scaling. 
14' x 9' "Untax* Bad, scaling. 

" 14' x 9' "Sumner" Excellent. 

14'9« "Festivity" Excellent. 

" 14' x 9' "Fruition" Bad 

" 14' x 9' "Autumn" Bad 

Chas. W. Holloway 

21 '10" x 11' "The Pursuit of Pleasure" Vary fine. 
Florence Lundborg 

51« x ll'9"(lrregular) "The Season of Fruita" Fair, part cut 

away at top, about 17 ft. 
needs renovating. 
"Spring", "oeedtime" and "Harvest", by Milton H. Bancroft, each 14'9' have been 
placed in the Lux School, and the "Lure of the Atlantic" by Edward Simnons, 
45*11" x 12*1" has been placed in the Press Club of San F.-ancisco. 

Three of the murals are missing. The eight panels by Frank Brangwyn are in 
the Veterans' Building Aaditorium. There are two Du Monds in the City Library 
and eight Robert Reid panels are still in the rotunda of the old Palace of 
Fine Arts ( Very bad condition). 

Upon motion duly made by Commissioner Fleishhacker, and seceded by 
Commissioner Yfakefield, the matter was referred ;o the Committee of Painting 
and Sculpture with the request that they make their recommendations at the 
next regular meeting. 

LOCATION Commissioner Gaskin then submitted the following Resolution. 
MABCOHI 

MONUMENT: RESOLUTION NO. 528-1939S. 

RESOLVED at a Regular Meeting of the Art Commission, held on August 15, 
1939, the location of the Marconi Memorial, erected at the head of 
Lombard Street on Telegraph Hill is hereby approved. 

Upon motion dulymade, seconded and carried, said Resolutions were 
unanimously adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business before the Board, the meeting 

adjourned at 12:30 P.M. 




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REGUBAR 
MEETING: 



CALENDAR: 



San Francisco, California 
November 14, 1939. 



The Regular Meeting of the Art Corrmission of the City 
and County of San Francisco, was held on Tuesday, November 14, 
1939, in Room 236, City Hall, at 3 P.M. 

There were present: 

Mr. Paul Ryan 

Mr. J. Emmet nayden 

Mr. Emerson Knight 

Mrs. A. S. Musante 

Mrs. Ruth Cravath Wakefield 

Mr. John J. Wyan 

Mr. Ottorino Ronchi 

Mr. William A. Gaskin. 

ABSENT: 

Mr. Edward L. Frick 

Mr. Herbert Flelshhacker 

Mr. Walter Webber 

Mr. W. P. Wobber 

Mrs. Gertrude Atherton 

an President Ronchi presided in the Chair. 

The Secretary then presented the following Calendar. 

1. ROLL CALL. 

2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING. 

3. NEW BUSINESS: 

a. Resolution, Board of Supervisors, regarding the 
moving of the Federal Prison on Alcatraz. 

b« Mayor's Art Committee regarding disposal of 
Exposition pieces. 

c. Communication from T. L. Pflueger, regarding 
fountain in San Francisco Building. 

d. Communication from Virginia Fusco, regarding work6 
of Art from the Exposition. 

e. French Indo-China Building. 

4. STREET STRUCTURE COMMITTEE. 

a. Bridge across Stevenson Street. 
5» COMMITTEE OF PAINTING AID SCULPTURE. 
a. Bust of the late Edmund Godchaux. 



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6. MUSIC COMMITTEE. 

a. Contracts: Perry Askam 

Vera Osborne 
William Horne 
Musical Association 

b. Municipal Band requests for November and December. 

7. Adjournment. 

NEW BUSINESS: The Secretary read the following Resolution passed by the 

Honorable Board of Supervisors, and his reply of September 26th* 

Whereas, The Golden Gate and San Franoisco Bay are famed 
throughout the world as forming one of the greatest and 
most beautiful natural harbors in the world and a haven 
to travelers, a port to world commerce and the Tfestorn 
Gateway to this land of abundance, democracy, freedom and 
peace, and 

Y/HEREAS, at the Eastern u ateway to our nation, in New 
York,Harbor, the Statue of Liberty stands as a fitting 
tribute to our ideal of freedom and an example of the 
oppressed of other lands, and 

WHEREAS, Peace is another great ideal to which we aspire 
for ourselves and all the world and it is most fitting that 
this be symbolized at this Western Gateway, therefore be 
it 

RESOLVED: That this Board of Supervisors of the City and 
County of San Francisco, memorialize the President of the 
United States and the Congress to replace the Federal 
prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay with a great 
statue of Pacifica, as a symbol of Peace and that in 
anticipation of this magnificent objective, the United 
States Government immediately take steps to remove the 
Federal Prison from this great western gateway, and 
further be it 

RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be sent to the 
President of the United States, to our representatives 
in the United States Senate and House of Congrees, and to 
the Press. 

September 28, 1939 

THE Honorable Board of Supervisors 
City Hall, San Francisco 

Honorable Sirs: 

This is to acknowledge your letter ofSeptember 26, with 
the attached proposed resolution of the Board of Supervisors 
memorializing the President, Senate and House to remove 
the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island and to replace seme 
with the statue of "Pacifica 1 ' now on Treasure Island. 

In accordance with Section 45 of the City Charter, outlining 
the powers and duties of the ArtCommission of the City and 
County of San Francisco, this Commission^ jurisdiction is 
limited to "Works of Art" in the possession ofthe City 
and County of San Francisco or workdx of art placed on 
property belonging to the City and County of San Francisco. 



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EXPOSITION 
ART 

CGMKITTEE: 



FOUNTAIN 

S. F. BUILDING: 



In this specific instance Alcatraz Island is the property 
of the United States Government and therefore the erection 
of the proposed statue of "Pacifies" would not come within 
the Jurisdiction of the Art Commission. 

Respectfully, 

Joseph H.Dyer, Jr. 
Secretary, Art Commission 

The action of the Secretary in this matter met with the full 

approval of the Commission. 

A committee of 18 persons representing the principal 
interested city departments and institutions has been appointed 
by Mayor Rossi to prepare a program for beneficial disposition 
of the Exposition's art pieces and properties. 

The mayor, authorized to name the committee in a resolution 
passed by the Board of Supervisors, appointed all members of 
the ArtCommission and representatives from the museums, libraries, 
schools, playgrounds and parks. 

The group will work out a program of disposition of art 
pieces and such properties as are left over after salvaging tfc 
prevent loss in closing of the Exposition. 

Ottorino Hone hi, Chairman of the Art Commission, barren 
Shannon, president of the Board of Supervisors, and The News 
began the movement to prevent recurrence of losses in salvaging 
the 1915 fair. It was pointed out that many of the murals of 
the 1915 fair are still stored away in basements and that many 
of the properties were damaged or lost. 

The Committee will develop a program to assure placement of 
art pieces in schools, charitable institutions, par'.ai, libraries, 
and other public buildings. 

The following communication from Timothy L. Pflueger, 
concerning the disposition of the "Whale Fountain in the San 
Francisco Building was then read by the Secretary. 



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827 



November 2, If 39 



Mr. ITilliam Gaskin 
California Art Project 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Dear Mr. Gaskin: Re: San Francisco Junior College. 

I understand you are the Chairman of the Committee which 
is seeking permanent pieces for the art work at the Exposition. 

I want to take the liberty of suggesting that the San 
Francisco Junior College be considered as a location for the 
whale fountain in theSan Francisco Building. There is an ex- 
cellent spot for it on the top of the hill to the east of the 
Science Building in the center of a flat area which would form 
a future, partially enclosed, court when the class room buildings 
are built* 

If there is a possibility of getting this for the Junior 
College I would like to explain the whole situation in further 
detail so that if you agree to the fitness of the location, 
the matter could then he followed up with the Board of Education 
and the City Architect. 

I would appreciate it if you will let me hear from you re- 
garding this. 

Your* very truly, 

T. L. Pflueger. 

The following Communication for Virginia Fusco was than 
read: 

November 13, 1939 



To the Honorable Art Commission, 
City and County of San Francisco 
City Hall, San Francisco, Calif. 

Honorable Sirs: 

At an informal evening given recently by Mrs. Albert 
Schraft, 352G Baker Boulevard, to a group of Baker Boulevard and 
other Marina residents, a guest referred to an article which 
appeared in one of our local papers wherin the Forest Lawn 
Cemetery o" Hollywood made application for statuary to be obtained 
from the Golden Gate I n ternational Exposition at its close. 

The residents w-re most enthusiastic about having suitable 
statuary placed on the premises of the Palace of Fine Arts, 
believing in the proverb, "Charity begins at home" and have 
asked me to present this subject to your honorable Comrdssion. 
What more suitable background could there be for statuary from 
the G. G. I. is. than the landmark of the Panama Pacific International 
Exposition? 



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It is respectfully requested therefore, that the Baker Boule- 
vard property owners be on record with your Commission for the 
acquisition of certain pieces of statuary now at the G. G. I.E. 
to be selected by a Committee who will determine those pieces 
of art most appropriate for the Palace of Fine Arts premises, and 
fuittnr, it is requested that Mrs. Albert Schraft, who has been a 
prominent civic worker for the Baker Boulevard property owners 
for many years, be made a member of that Committee, if an when 
such a decision is reached by your Honorable Commission, 

Vfith sincere appreciation for your many courtesies, and 
awaiting your pleasure. 

Respectfully yours, 
Virginia Fusco. 

The Committee was of the unanimous opinion that no action 

should be taken regarding the disposal of any works of art of 

the Golden Gate International Exposition until it was definitely 

determined whether or not the Fair would be opened in 1940. 



FRENCH 

INDO-CHINA 

BUILDING: 



The following Communication from ilis Honor, the Mayor, 

concerning the offer of the Governor of the French Indo-China, 

together with a copy of the Secretary^ reply were then read. 

October 6, 1939. 

To the Honorable 
The Art Commission 
City Hall, San Francisco 

Gentlemen: 

On October fourth, I forwarded to you a copy of an offer 
of the Government General of French Indo China to present at the 
closing of the Exposition, to the City and County of San Francisco, 
the Indo China Pavilian now on Treasure Island, I also sent a copy 
of my answer to this generous offer declaring it to be deeply 
appreciated, to the Board of Park Commissioners and your Board 
for consideration. 

In my answer I stated that when ways and means have been 
devised for acceptance of the offer I would communicate with the 
French Consul General. 

I am anxious that the deepest consideration be given to the 
possibility of accepting the Indo-China Pavilian,, For that reason 
I ask what study you are making of the offer, and would suggest 
that a Joint meeting of the two Commissions be held and a report 
forwarded to me reflecting the sense of the meeting, at the 
earliest possible moment. 

Yours sincerely, 

(s) Angelo J. Rossi, Mayor. 



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BRIDGE 
OVER 
STEVENSON ST. 



BUST: 

EDMOND 
GODCHAUX: 



November 2, 1939 

Honorable Angelo J. Rossi 

Mayor, Cicy and County of San Franci3C0 

City Hall, San Francisco 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

Upon my return from the East, I have your communication 
of October 6, 1939, concerning the offer of the Governor 
General of French Indo-China to present at the closing of 
the Exposition, to the City and County of San Francisco, 
the Indo-China Pavilion now on Treasure island. 

This generous offer of the Government of Frenoh 
Indo-China is now in the hands of the Park Commission and 
as soon as their Honorable Board accepts this building, it 
will have the immediate attention of the Art Commission. 

Sincerely, 

(S) Joseph h. Dyer, Jr. 

The action of the Secretary met with the full approval 

of the Commission. 

In the absence of Edward L. Friok, Chairman of the 

Committee of Architecture, the Secretary read the following 

report. 

Your committee of Architecture has examined the plans 
for a bridge across Stevenson Street, between 6th & 
7th, connecting two present buildings for the Yfeinstein 
Investment Company. This bridge is similar to one which 
was passed by the Art Commission last year, and it is 
respectfully requested that the Art Comrdssion approve 
these plans for a building permit. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the recom- 
mendation of the Committee of Architecture, was accepted and 
the design of the Bridge over Stevenson Street approved. 

The following communication from Thomas A. T omey, Recorder 

was read by the Secretary. 

November 10, 1939 

San Francisco Art Commission 

236 City Hall 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Gentlemen: 

T he Misses Goichaux, sisters of the late Edmond 
Codchaux, former recorder, have donated a bust of their brother 
executed by Ralph Staokpole, to this office. 



833 



CONTRACTS: 



William 
Homo: 



VERS. 

OSBORNE: 



The bust is now in my department awaiting permission 
of your Commission for its final acceptance. 

Awaiting your pleasure, in the matter, I am 

Very truly yours, 

(s) Tomas A. Toomey, Recorder. 

The Commission as a body went to the Recorder's office 
and examined the bust of the late Edmund Godchaux, designed 
by Ralph Stackpold. The Commission was of the opinion that 
the bust should be placed on a pedestal executed by the 
sculptor and located in the left hand entrance of tbe 
Recorder's office. T he Commission was also of the opinion 
that final approval would not be granted until the Architects 
of the City Hall, *"essrs. Bakewell and Brown has seen the 
bust and had given their approval as to the work together 
with the proposed location. 

The Secretary was instructed to contact Messrs. Bakewell 
and Brown and report their recommendations to the Commission 
at its next regular meeting. 

The following contracts were then submitted by the 
Secretary: 

RESOLUTION NO. 329-1939S. 

On recommendation of the Music Coi.rlttee. 

Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with William Home 
as outlined in said contract approved by the City 
Attorney. 

BE IT ORDAINED: By the Art Commission at its regular 
meeting, held on Novemeber 14, 1939, in Room 236, City 
Hall. 

Section 1. The President and Sedretary are hereby 
authorized to enter into a contraot with William Home 
to appear with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on 
March 1, 1940, for the performance of Christopher 
Colujabus and for which he is to receive the sum of $500.00 

RESOLUTION NO. 330-1939S. 



On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 

Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art 
Commission to enter into a contract with the National 
Broadcasting Company, for the services of Verna Osborne, 
as outlined in said contract, approved by the City Attorney 



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PERRY 
ASKAM: 



MUSICAL 
ASSOCIATION: 



Be it Ordained: By the Art Commission at its regular 
meeting held on November 14, 1939, in Koom 236, City Hall. 

Section 1. The President and Secretary are hereby authorized 
to enter into a contract with the National Broadcasting Company 
for the services of Veraa Osborne to appear on March 1, 1940 
for the performance of Christopher Columbus in the Civic 
Auditorium, for which she is to receive the sum of $150.00 

RESOLUTION NO. 351-1939S. 

On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 

Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Art Commission 
to eter into a contract with Perry Askam, as outlined in 
said contract, approved by the City Attorney. 

BE IT ORDAINED: By the Art Commission at its regular meeting 
held on November 14, 1939, in "own 236, City Hall. 

Section 1.- The President and Secretary are hereby authorized 
to enter into a contract with Perry Askam to appear with the 
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on March 1, 1940 for the 
performance of Christopher Columbus and for which he is to 
receive the sum of $700. CO 

RESOLUTION No. 332-1939S. 



Be it Resolved: At a Regular Meeting of the Art Commission 
held on November 14, 1939, the Commission authorizes the 
Secretary be advanced the sum of $50.00 to cover expenses 
incurred for promotion and publicity in connection with the 
1940 Symphony Season. 

RESOLUTION NO. 334-1959S. 

Contract with Musical Association. 



On Recommendation of the Music Committee. 

Authorising the President or Vice-President and Secretary of 

the Art Commission of the City and County ofSan Francisco 

to enter into a contract with the Musical Association of 

San Francisco to give a series of eleven (11) Symphony Concerts 

at the Civic Auditorium or Op era House, from January 1st, to 

May 1st, 1940, under the auspices of the Art Commission, 

definite dates to be selected by the Music Committee. 

Be It Ordained: By the Art Commission of the City and County 
of San Francisco at its regular meeting held August 14, 1939, 
as follows: 

SECTION L.- The President or Yice-President and Secretary are 
hereby authorized to enter into a contract with the 
Musical Association of San Francisco to give a series of eleven 
(11) Symphony Concerts, at the Civic Auditorium or Opera House, 
definite dates to be selected by the Music Committee of the 
Art Commission* 



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Section 2.* For such services, the Musical Association is 
to receive as compensation, the sum of Thirty-one hundred 
and Bighty-one Dollars and eighty cents— ($3,181,80) for 
each of said concerts and performances, payments to be 
made as follows. The Sum of Thirty-one hundred and Eighty- 
One Dollars and 8O/LOO. ($3,181.80) following the performance 
of each concert. 



MUNICIPAL BAND 
NOVEMBER & DEC. 



ADJOURNMENT 



Section 3.- On the said series of eleven concerts it is agreed 
that the Art Commission enter into a contract with the Monte 
Carlo Ballet Russe said Ballet to give six performances of 
the standard repertoire of the Monte Carlo Ballet and using 
the entire personnel of theSan Francisco Symphony Ordhestra 
which will he conducted by Pierre Monteux on the evening 
of January 30, to February 4, 1940, inclusive. 

Section 4. '^'he remaining five concerts will be of a 
symphonic nature using the services of the San Francisco 
Symphony Qrchestra and soloists including the Municipal 
Chorus and said soloists and choral performances will be 
selected by the Music Committee of the Art Commission. 

RESOLUTION NO. 333-1939S. 

WHEREAS the Art Commission of the City and County of San 
Francisco is legally authorized and duly constituted to 
detail the Municipal Band for the City and County of San 
Francisco to appear at such times as in the judgement of the 
Art Commission will provide the people of the City and 
County of San Francisco with Musical Entertainment free of any 
cost whatsoever, save as such costs may be defrayed by 
tax levy. 

NO 1 /)', THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: x hat the Art Commission of 
the City and County of San Francisco at its regular meeting 
held on November 14, 1939, does hereby authorize the 
Municipal Band to appear at the following functions. 

EMERGENCY ORDERS: 

October 14, 1939-Concert $226.20 

H 30, " 202.50 
NOVEMBER: 

Concert-Marina District $356.50 

Janes Rolph Playground 202.50 

B. G. Park Stadium 312,00 

Washington Swuare 296.00 

Civic Center 333.00 



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11 

11 

21 

22 

23 

DECEMBER 

19 

24 

22 

25 

20 



Armistice Day Celebration 280.00 

Mother's Grove-Concert 155.00 

Concert- Health Farm 175. CO 

" Old People's Home 175. CO 

n Laguna Honda Home 296.00 

Christmas Concert-H. B^-m 175.00 

" " S. F. Hosp. 200. CO 

" "U. C. Hosp. 150.00 

n Laguna H Q nda 296.00 

Mayor's Children Party 150.00 



$2,581.00 



$1,121.00 



There being no further business before the Board, 
the meeting adjourned sine die at 4:00P.M. 




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