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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Goodman, Bertram  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Hovell, Joseph  Search this
Dehn, Virginia Engleman  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Barthe, Richmond  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Seltzer, Leo  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Burke, Selma  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal  Search this
Brann, Louise  Search this
Criss, Francis  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene  Search this
Karp, William  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Calapai, Letterio  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Benson, John Howard  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Music Project U.S.  Search this
Federal Theatre Project U.S.  Search this
Federal Writers' Project U.S.  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project.Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Museum Of The City Of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project.Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project.Poster Division  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Music and state  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Children's art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5467
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216466
AAA_collcode_fedeartp14
Theme:
African American
Latino and Latin American
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216466
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Cat Marionette

Maker:
Reich, Molka  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
canvas (overall material)
paper mache (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 16 in; 25.4 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
puppet
Date made:
1930s
Subject:
Puppetry  Search this
ID Number:
1985.0805.01
Accession number:
1985.0805
Catalog number:
1985.0805.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_681562

Railroad Crossing Guard (Richmond, Virginia), from the project The Negro in Virginia

Artist:
Robert McNeill, born Washington, DC 1917-died Washington, DC 2005  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/2 x 10 in. (21.6 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1938
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Architecture\industry\railroad yard  Search this
Occupation\service\guard  Search this
Landscape\Virginia\Richmond  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1993.72.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1938, Robert McNeill
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1993.72.3

Untitled (Woman on a Bench), from the project The Negro in Virginia

Artist:
Robert McNeill, born Washington, DC 1917-died Washington, DC 2005  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/8 x 10 in. (20.6 x 25.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1930s
Topic:
Figure female\elderly  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Architecture\detail\porch  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1993.72.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1938, Robert McNeill
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1993.72.8

Theatre program for Song of the Lusitanian Bogey and Daddy Goodness

Created by:
Negro Ensemble Company, American, founded 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Graham Brown, American, 1924 - 2011  Search this
William Jay  Search this
Rosalind Cash, American, 1938 - 1995  Search this
Judyann Elder, American, born 1948  Search this
David Downing, American, born 1943  Search this
Denise Nicholas, American, born 1944  Search this
Frances Foster, American, 1924 - 1997  Search this
Esther Rolle, American, 1920 - 1998  Search this
Arthur French, American, born 1931  Search this
Allie Woods Jr., American, born 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.6 x 14 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 30, 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.93.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.93.1
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Crispus Attucks, American, 1723 - 1770  Search this
Sojourner Truth, American, 1797 - 1883  Search this
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Sarah C. Roberts, American, born 1844  Search this
Susan McKinney Steward, American, 1847 - 1918  Search this
Dred Scott, American, ca 1800 - 1858  Search this
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Booker T. Washington, American, 1856 - 1915  Search this
George Washington Carver, American, 1860s - 1943  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Scott Joplin, American, 1867 - 1917  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
Father Divine, American, ca. 1876 - 1965  Search this
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American, 1908 - 1972  Search this
Rosa Parks, American, 1913 - 2005  Search this
Medgar Evers, American, 1925 - 1963  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune, American, 1875 - 1955  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Democratic Party, American, founded 1828  Search this
Republican Party, American, founded 1854  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Ezzard Mack Charles, American, 1921 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
United States--History  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.10
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Jeannette Eckman papers, 1937-1941

Creator:
Eckman, Jeannette, 1882-  Search this
Type:
Government records
Business records
Topic:
Music and state  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6997
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209130
AAA_collcode_eckmjean
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209130

Nina Perera Collier papers, 1934-1950

Creator:
Collier, Nina Perera  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States.Federal Emergency Relief Administration  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
New York World's Fair  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7490
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209649
AAA_collcode_collnina
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209649

Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland),  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt),  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
American Artists' Congress.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Poems
Sketches
Photographs
Business records
Works of art
Topic:
Authors  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Trade-unions  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Painters  Search this
Designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
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Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm), 1935-1948

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rourke, Constance  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Government records
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9777
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212199
AAA_collcode_fedeartp09
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212199

Historical American Records Survey portrait survey records, 1935-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9793
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212230
AAA_collcode_histreco
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212230

New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records, 1934-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.).Indian Site Survey  Search this
Indian Site Survey (N.J.)  Search this
United States.Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Topic:
United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Jersey  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212232
AAA_collcode_histrecs
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212232

Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy, 1964 February 13

Interviewee:
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Cassidy, Gerald  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13229
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213357
AAA_collcode_cassid64
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213357

Oral history interview with Jay Du Von, 1963 November 7

Interviewee:
Du Von, Jay  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13158
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213438
AAA_collcode_duvon63
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213438

Oral history interview with Harry Hewes and Jay Du Von, 1964 Oct

Interviewee:
Hewes, Harry  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12196
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213568
AAA_collcode_hewes64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213568

Oral history interview with Henry W. Hough, 1964 June 11

Interviewee:
Hough, Henry W.  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (Colo.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12946
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213574
AAA_collcode_hough64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213574

Oral history interview with Mrs. William H. Welch, 1965 January 2

Interviewee:
Welch, William H., Mrs  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Writers' Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Authors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11758
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213971
AAA_collcode_welch65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213971

Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Art Project. Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Poster Division  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Writers' Project U.S. -- Photographs  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Brann, Louise, 1906-  Search this
Burke, Selma, 1900-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calapai, Letterio, 1902-1993  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene, 1910-2000  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Dehn, Virginia E. (Virginia Engleman), 1922-2005  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse, d. 1936  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Goodman, Bertram, 1904-1988  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Hovell, Joseph, 1897-  Search this
Karp, William, 1905-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Seltzer, Leo, 1916-  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1965
bulk 1935-1942
Summary:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP), Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the FAP: 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives, including photos of FAP artists and the artwork created by them, and other activities of the FAP in communities throughout New York City and other states. Photographers include Andrew Herman, Sol Horn, David Robbins, Leo Seltzer, and others.

Artist files comprise three-quarters of the collection and consist primarily of photographs of artwork, as well as scattered photos of artists at work, including: Charles Alston, Luis Arenal, Richmond Barthe, John Benson, Andrew Berger, Lucille Blanch, Lucienne Bloch, Ilya Bolotowsky, Luise Brann, Selma Burke, Letterio Calapai, Eugene Chodorow, Francis Criss, Stuart Davis, Adolf Dehn, Virginia Dehn, Jose de Rivera, George Pearse Ennis, Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Bertram Goodman, Arshile Gorky, Marion Greenwood, Philip Guston, Donal Hord, Joseph Hovell, William Karp, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward Laning, Julian Levi, Audrey McMahon, Elizabeth Olds, Anton Refregier, Will Shuster, William Zorach, and others.

The remainder of the collection consists of files documenting related activities and programs of the FAP, arranged by subject. The bulk of these files document the activities of the New York City FAP, including free art classes and art exhibitions for adults and children, exhibitions at the Harlem Art Center, and the work of FAP branches including the Easel Division, the Graphic Arts Division, and the Poster Division.

Other subjects documented include federal and community art centers in eleven states, most extensively Washington State; other WPA projects such as the Federal Theater Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Writers' Project; buildings decorated with FAP artwork; art processes as demonstrated by FAP artists; special events; and people involved with the FAP, including director Holger Cahill.

One folder contains images that appear to have been taken by Berenice Abbott for the exhibition Changing New York (1935), for the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with the WPA.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: Artist Files, circa 1920-1965 (Boxes 1-24; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1956 (Boxes 25-32; 2.8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was one of the Depression-era work-relief programs of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The program was founded in August 1935 to provide employment for artists and to implement visual arts programs in local communities across the country.

Together with the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers' Project, the FAP formed part of the WPA's Federal Project No. 1. The WPA became the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency; concurrently the Federal Art Project was officially re-named the Federal Art Program.

Under the direction of Holger Cahill, the goals of the FAP fell into three main areas: production of artwork, art education through art classes and community centers, and art research through the Index of American Design. During the course of the program, artists created murals and other works of art for many non-Federal government buildings such as schools, hospitals, and libraries. Separate photographic divisions were set up in several states, most notably in New York City, to document the work of artists employed by the program, activities in art education such as classes for children and adults, community center outreach programs, and other "Federal 1" projects, including the Federal Theater and Music Projects. Employees of the photographic division were also involved in other assignments, such as creating exhibitions and photo murals.

The Federal Art Project ended in 1943.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are related collections, including the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records, 1935-1948. Additional FAP records are held by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
Provenance:
The collection was anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in the late 1950s.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Children's art -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- United States -- Study and teaching -- Photographs  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Theater and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Music and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp14
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp14
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Federal Writer's Project

Collection Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1936-circa 1939
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection / Series 2: Subject Files / Other WPA Projects
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fedeartp14-ref1371

Federal Writers' Project presentation of Who's who at the zoo

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938 Sept. 7
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10497
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10497
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