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PWAP records of the New York Regional Committee, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)
Subject:
United States.Dept. of the Treasury
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (700 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:
Receipts for works of art deposited with the New York Regional Committee by the Public Works of Art Project. Receipts state the artists' names, addresses, employment dates, amount, medium and location of work.
Citation:
PWAP records of the New York Regional Committee, 1933-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
PWAP, the first of the New Deal art programs, was established under the Department of the Treasury in December 1933 to assist unemployed artists by enabling them to work on the decoration of non-federal public buildings. Although it lasted only until the following summer, it engaged nearly 4,000 artists in all parts of the country and served as an important precedent for subsequent federal art programs, such as the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. The PWAP divided the 48 states into 16 regions in order to administer its programs more efficiently.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Artists
Federal aid to the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
Federal government records
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212218
AAA_collcode_publwony
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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