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Wilmington Museum of Art papers, 1938-1942

Creator:
St. John's Museum of Art
Subject:
Federal Art Project
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (93 items).
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
A list of watercolors and artists, under the heading "New Englan Coast"; annual reports; minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees and of annual meetings; a form letter to members of the museum, 1939; lists of contributors, 1938-1940. There is one item dated 1976, a form letter about a reunion of the class of 1941 of the University of North Carolina.
Citation:
Wilmington Museum of Art papers, 1938-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art museum, Wilmington, N.C. Opened in 1938 with the help of federal aid administered through the Federal Art Program of the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration). Most of its exhibits consisted of art borrowed on a loan basis. When the second World War began, the Museum took exhibitions to military camps in the surrounding area. In addition, art classes for children and adults were offered through the Museum. In the mid-1940s, the building (called St. John's Lodge No. 1) was given by its owner to the city, and the Museum eventually became a permanent civic institution, now known as the St. John's Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Winston Broadfoot.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Art museums
Federal aid to public welfare
Federal aid to the arts
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212209
AAA_collcode_stjohn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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