The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence relating to the Federal Arts Bill, 1938, and the work of the Office of Civilian Defense. Correspondents include Olin Dows and Emma Roche. In addition there are reports of the WPA-FAP, Alabama; a list of project and wages for WPA-FAP, New York; instructions for silkscreening, finishing and other technical details; 5 photos of WPA artists at work; a cost list for an Alabama mural; clippings and miscellany.
E. Herndon Smith papers, 1936-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 379 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, E. Herndon Smith, after microfilming, 1972.
Sculptor and painter; Alabama. Smith served as volunteer chairman for the Alabama bureau of the Office of Civilian Defense, 1942, and was also Supervisor of Federal Art and Museum Projects for the WPA-FAP, Alabama.
Lent for microfilming 1972 by E. Herndon Smith.
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
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