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PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) papers, 1934-1964

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project
Subject:
Bruce, Edward
McChesney, Mary Fuller
Strong, Ray Stanford
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
11 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.
Summary:
Miscellaneous correspondence of Walter Heil, regional director of PWAP, 1934; form letters from Edward Bruce, national director; and a typescript reminiscence of the PWAP and a letter from Ray Strong addressed to Mary McChesney and dated 1964.[Microfilm title, "Ray Strong"]
Citation:
PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) papers, 1934-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel NDA 3(frames 826-832) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the M.H. De Young Museum after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Federally funded art project of the Treasury Department initiated in order to provide jobs for unemployed artists during the Depression. Under the PWAP the country was divided into 16 regions each of which had its own director who answered to the national director in Washington, D.C. The PWAP was succeeded by the Section of Painting and Sculpture, which subsequently became the Section of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the M.H. De Young Museum.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Federal aid to the arts
Federal aid to the public welfare
New Deal, 1933-1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212295
AAA_collcode_publwoca
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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