The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Photographs of paintings by Hardy done for the Federal Art Project in California.
Merlin Hardy photographs of works of art, 1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel NDA 15 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.
Merlin C. Hardy (1910-1984) was a painter and mural painter from northern Calif. Painted for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.
The lender, Lewis Ferbrache, collected papers for AAA from artists and administrators of the various government funded art programs of the Depression. It was part of a larger nation-wide, collecting project, "New Deal and the Arts."
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001