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United States Works Progress Administration

Collection Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joseph Kaplan papers are 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:
Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Joseph Kaplan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kapljose-ref104

[Wreck of Fanny M, b&w photoprint]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (4.9" x 7.0")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Prof. Wilkes
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 18, Notebook region 2, photo 2-171-11 & 12
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000008 (AC Scan No.)

AC0240-0000009 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Shipwrecks  Search this
Ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref1000
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[Schooner Smith K. Martin, b&w photoprint]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (11.9" x 9.4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Frederick Farley
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 19, Notebook region 5, photo 2-171-14
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000011 (AC Scan No.)

AC0240-0000012 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref1002
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[Louisa Morrison, two masted schooner, b&w negative]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.3" x 4.1")
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Painting, starboard side.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box negatives, Envelope 16-42
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000001 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref995

[Scow schooner Milton at Montague, Michigan, b&w negative]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.6" x 7.2")
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Ralph P. Dougherty, Muskegan, Michigan.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box negatives, Negative 12-5-1
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000004 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref996

[Captain Adams at the stern of the gundalow he's building, b&w photoprint]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Photographer:
Belcher, A.L.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4.9" x 5.9".)
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
East Kingston (N.H.)
New Hampshire
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by A. L. Belcher, East Kingston, New Hampshire.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 18, Notebook region 2, photo 2-171-4
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Gundalows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref997

[Captain Adams' Gundalow under construction, b&w photoprint.]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Photographer:
Belcher, A.L.  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4.3" x 7.1".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
East Kingston (N.H.)
New Hampshire
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by A. L. Belcher, East Kingston, New Hampshire.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 18, Notebook region 2, photo 2-171-10
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000007 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Gundalows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref999

[Gundalow loaded with salt hay on the Parker River, Newbury, Massachusetts, b&w photoprint.]

Sponsor:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Photographer:
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities  Search this
Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4.3" x 7.1")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Newbury (Mass.)
Massachusetts -- 1930-1940
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photograph by Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 18, Notebook region 2, photo 2-171-9
Local Numbers:
AC0240-0000006 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hay  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Ships  Search this
Gundalows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref998

Regions 1-4

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref24

Region 5: Maryland, Numbers 1-55

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref25

Jeremiah N. Ogden 2 masted schooner

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 4 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref294

Anna M. Frome schooner

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 4 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref297

Region 16

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref33

Gjöa cutter

Collection Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 16- 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1872
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0240-ref489

Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records

Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey United States Works Progress Administration Transportation, Division of Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Jackson, Melvin H.  Search this
Extent:
18.5 Cubic feet (79 volumes, 10 rolls)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Records
Tracings
Notes
Drawings
Place:
Great Lakes (North America)
Date:
1936-1937.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of over 18 cubic feet of material generated during the course of the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey. The bulk of the collection consists of survey books and measured drawings. Other records include administrative papers relating to the project, an index and catalogue, and a listing of the names of vessels surveyed.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: H.A.M.M.S. Index

Series 2: H.A.M.M.S. Catalogue

Series 3: Names of Vessels, 1789-

Series 4: Field Notes

Series 5: Drawings
Biographical / Historical:
The Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS) was one of six projects created by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide work for unemployed skilled or "white collar" workers. These projects were intended to provide work which was both useful and appropriate to the skills and experience of workers who were not suited for more traditional work programs involving manual or outdoor labor. The specific goal of HAMMS was to undertake a national survey of watercraft, in order to document the design and technical evolution of vessel types significant in America's commercial maritime history. This was to be accomplished by making measured drawings of existing vessels, ship models, and builders' half models; by making a photographic record of significant vessels; and by compiling written data about vessels.

The HAMMS program was in existence from January 1, 1936 to October 15, 1937. The Smithsonian Institution served as the official sponsor of the Survey and received all the documentation produced, thus augmenting its already significant National Watercraft Collection. Unlike other WPA projects, HAMMS was administered directly from Washington by its Director, Eric J. Steinlein, who coordinated the survey work of six regional directors. Despite its national mandate, the Survey actually was limited to the eastern seaboard, the Great Lakes, and California. Furthermore, the types of craft surveyed and the level of documentation varied considerably within the six regions. During the course of its existence, the HAMMS program conducted over 166 surveys and produced over 400 sheets of line drawings of ship's hulls, rigging, and details.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were turned over to the Smithsonian soon after the completion of the project in 1937.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Naval architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Records
Tracings
Notes
Drawings -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, 1936-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0240
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Historic American Merchant Marine Survey Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0240
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Philip Guston letter to Reuben Kadish

Creator:
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Subject:
Brooks, James  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Lehman, Harold  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1936 Dec. 2
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10738
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Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, (bulk 1913-1995)
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10738
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A life class for adults at the Brooklyn Museum, under the auspice of the New York City WPA Art Project

Subject:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Works Projects Administration  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1935
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11039
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11039
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Early American decorative art / New York City Unit, Index of American Design, a Federal Art Project, United States Works Progress Administration

Author:
Index of American Design  Search this
Rosenwald, Janet  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States Work Projects Administration  Search this
Physical description:
40 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1937
1937?]
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK805 .I38
NK805.I38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_128042

Educational Radio Project Publications, 1936-1937 and undated

Uniform title:
Answer Me This (Radio program)  Search this
Interviews with the Past (Radio program)  Search this
World is yours (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States Office of Education Educational Radio Project  Search this
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Europe
Date:
1936
1936-1937
1936-1937 and undated
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Petroglyphs  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio scripts  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Social sciences  Search this
Songs  Search this
Tigers  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-152
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259487

Educational Radio Project Publications, 1935-1936, 1941, undated

Uniform title:
Answer Me This (Radio program)  Search this
Education in the News (Radio program)  Search this
Interviews with the Past (Radio program)  Search this
America's town meeting of the air (Radio program)  Search this
Subject:
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States Office of Education Educational Radio Project  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
New York (State)
Date:
1935
1935-1936
1935-1936, 1941, undated
Topic:
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio scripts  Search this
Songs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-048
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282587

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