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Slides of WPA + 35 exhibition, 1970

Creator:
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Subject:
Milwaukee Handicraft Project
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
WPA + 35
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
100 items (35mm slides).
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:
Color slides from an exhibition held at the University of Wisconsin of the objects made during the WPA-FAP Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943, as well as slides of the exhibition space.
Citation:
Slides of WPA + 35 exhibition, 1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
The WPA + 35 Exhibition, January 4-30, 1970, presented by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee was a tribute to the crafts and quality of design which came of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project. The Project began in the Fall of 1935. It was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects in its philosophy and its goals. Its "Project 1170" was a specially created project for women who needed work, interested in becoming self-supporting. Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were sponsors of the project.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 by the Department of Art, School of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Decorative arts
Federal aid to public welfare
Federal aid to the arts
Handicraft
New Deal, 1933-1939
Slides (photographs)
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9799
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212237
AAA_collcode_univwism
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Craft
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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