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Milwaukee Handicraft Project blockprints and materials, 1935-1936

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)
Subject:
United States.Work Projects Administration
Works Progress Administration
WPA Milwaukee Handicraft Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 item (on partial microfilm reel).
Unmicrofilmed portion: 59 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Block-printed portfolio and textiles.
Microfilmed portion: One decorative, block-printed portfolio, approximately 11" x 13.5" with a seal "W.P.A. Handicraft Project No. 1170".
Unmicrofilmed portion: A collection of portfolios containing 59 block-printed textiles done for the handicraft project.
Citation:
Milwaukee Handicraft Project blockprints and materials, 1935-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilmed portion microfilm reel 3482 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Howard Thomas was the director of the Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project. The Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects. Its "Project 1170" was a program especially created for women interested in becoming self-supporting. The Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were partial sponsors of the project.
Provenance:
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1964 by Howard Thomas; material on reel 3482 donated 1966 by Harold Wescott.
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
New Deal
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 the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
Handicraft
New Deal, 1933-1939
Printmakers
Prints
Prints, American
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9800
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212238
AAA_collcode_fedeartp12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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