New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) Search this
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration Search this
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and records regarding the Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, Federal Recreation Project, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Concerts, Washington Summer Concerts Association; New York World's Fair, National Fact Finders Exhibition, Federal Writer's Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the movement for permanent government art programs.
Biographical / Historical:
Administrator for the Section of Professional and non-Manual Projects of Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Washington, D.C. Became publicist for the Information Service of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). FERA was the forerunner of the WPA.
Lent for microfilming by Nina Perera Collier.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.