United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
Public Works of Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
35 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
PWAP bulletins, February-March 1934; Section of Fine Arts bulletins, No. 1-24 (except No. 12), March 1935-May 1941.
PWAP and Treasury Section bulletins, 1934-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel NDA 3 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.
Both the PWAP and the Section of Fine Arts were federally aided art programs instituted during the Depression. The PWAP was the first program to attempt to alleviate unemployment among artists. It lasted from December 1933 to June 1934. Its successor, the Section of Fine Arts, aimed to decorate federal buildings via juried competitions to which artists submitted designs for selection.
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache.
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001