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Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group, 1932-1934

Creator:
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Goose Rocks Group  Search this
Subject:
Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
United States. Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group, 1932-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Welfare rights movement -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208739
AAA_collcode_jackmorr
Theme:
New Deal
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208739

Treasury Department Art Projects : painting and sculpture for federal buildings, November seventeen to December thirteen, nineteen hundred thirty-six, Corcoran Gallery of Art / introduction by Forbes Watson, 1936

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Citation:
Treasury Department Art Projects : painting and sculpture for federal buildings, November seventeen to December thirteen, nineteen hundred thirty-six, Corcoran Gallery of Art / introduction by Forbes Watson, 1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5929
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208761
AAA_collcode_treareli
Theme:
New Deal
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208761

George Biddle papers, circa 1910-1970

Creator:
Biddle, George, 1885-  Search this
Subject:
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Poor, Anne  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Brewer, Bessie Marsh  Search this
Federal 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
Supreme Court Building (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
National Library Building (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)  Search this
Justice Dept. Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
George Biddle papers, circa 1910-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7126
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209260
AAA_collcode_biddgeor
Theme:
Diaries
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209260
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Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence, 1934-1943

Creator:
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Citation:
Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence, 1934-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212177
AAA_collcode_unstpbad
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212177

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
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1935-1945
Citation:
Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm), 1935-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9777
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212199
AAA_collcode_fedeartp09
Theme:
New Deal
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212199

Wilmington Museum of Art papers, 1938-1942

Creator:
St. John's Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Citation:
Wilmington Museum of Art papers, 1938-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212209
AAA_collcode_stjohn
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212209

PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann, 1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Subject:
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Lea, Tom  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Citation:
PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann, 1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212211
AAA_collcode_publwonm
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212211

George Biddle papers

Creator:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Justice Dept. Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Library Building (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)  Search this
Supreme Court Building (Mexico City, Mexico)  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
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Brewer, Bessie Marsh, d. 1952  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Poor, Anne, 1911-2011  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Extent:
0.76 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973), measure 0.76 linear feet and date from circa 1910-1970. The collection includes a certificate signed by President Harry Truman, transcripts of Biddle's diaries, a manuscript of a memoir about meeting President Franklin Roosevelt, three letters from William Hunt Diederich's daughter, transcripts of letters from Bernard Berenson, sketches and mural studies, and two glass plate negatives.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973), measure 0.76 linear feet and date from circa 1910-1970. The collection includes a certificate signed by President Harry Truman, transcripts of Biddle's diaries, a manuscript of a memoir about meeting President Franklin Roosevelt, three letters from William Hunt Diederich's daughter, transcripts of letters from Bernard Berenson, sketches and mural studies, and two glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: George Biddle Papers, circa 1910-1970 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 2-4, MGP4)
Biographical / Historical:
New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973) proposed to President Franklin Roosevelt the establishment of a federal relief program for artists during the Depression, and subsequently painted a number of government murals under the auspices of the Federal Art Project, including murals for the Department of Justice in 1935.

Biddle was born to a prominent Philadelphia family and graduated from Harvard College. He studied at the Académie Julian and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and served in the United States Army in World War I, before returning to New York where he had his first series of one-man shows.

In 1933 Biddle wrote to long-time friend President Franklin Roosevelt, to suggest a work relief program that supported mural painters. Although the idea initially met with opposition, Biddle persisted and the resulting art projects of the Works Progress Administration went on to support the production of thousands of paintings in government buildings throughout the country during the Depression.

In 1940 Biddle was invited by the Mexican government to create a mural for the supreme court building in Mexico City. Biddle had visited Mexico in 1928 where he had traveled and sketched with Diego Rivera, and seen firsthand the value of government sponsored art programs.

In addition to his murals, Biddle was also known for his portraits, lithographs, and paintings. His work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and others. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan, and India in over a hundred one-man shows and group exhibitions.
Related Materials:
Originals of the edited diary transcripts in this collection are in the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. The unedited diary has many more entries than the edited version and includes more details about Biddle's daily life and work, versions of articles by Biddle, and lists of his works of art through 1934.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming, including one of Biddle's original diaries, 1933-1935 (reel D127), records from the Federal Art Project, personal correspondence, articles and talks relating to Artists Equity (reels P17-P18), and a photocopy of Biddle's inventory notebook listing artwork and exhibitions (reel 4909). While the inventory notebook was discarded after microfilming, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The papers on reels P12-P18 were loaned for microfilming in 1954 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. George Biddle lent the material on reel D127 in 1963 and donated the rest of the collection to the Archives of American Art between 1966-1970. In 1972, Michael Biddle, George Biddle's son, gifted a photocopy of an inventory notebook that was discarded after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
George Biddle papers, circa 1910-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.biddgeor
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George Biddle papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw914a8a397-8d17-42b1-8038-b8b6e3075445
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biddgeor
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Wilmington Museum of Art papers

Creator:
St. John's Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((93 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1942
Scope and Contents:
A list of watercolors and artists, under the heading "New Englan Coast"; annual reports; minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees and of annual meetings; a form letter to members of the museum, 1939; lists of contributors, 1938-1940. There is one item dated 1976, a form letter about a reunion of the class of 1941 of the University of North Carolina.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum, Wilmington, N.C. Opened in 1938 with the help of federal aid administered through the Federal Art Program of the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration). Most of its exhibits consisted of art borrowed on a loan basis. When the second World War began, the Museum took exhibitions to military camps in the surrounding area. In addition, art classes for children and adults were offered through the Museum. In the mid-1940s, the building (called St. John's Lodge No. 1) was given by its owner to the city, and the Museum eventually became a permanent civic institution, now known as the St. John's Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Winston Broadfoot.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- North Carolina -- Wilmington
Identifier:
AAA.stjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922784a88-0d8a-44cc-8453-b73e9c395317
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stjohn

PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Names:
Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971  Search this
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Lea, Tom, 1907-  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1934
Scope and Contents:
Reports of work in the 13th region (New Mexico), written by the supervisor, Gustave Baumann. Included are detailed personal and professional comment on numerous artists in the Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque projects, among them Emil Bisttram, Tom Lea, Ward Lockwood, Olive Rush, and Will Shuster; a work journal and commentary on various artists and their projects; and commentary on the physical situation, psychological climate and supervisory problems associated with the projects.
Biographical / Historical:
The Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), the first of the New Deal art programs, was established under the Department of the Treasury in December 1933 to assist unemployed artists by enabling them to work on the decoration of non-federal public buildings. Although it lasted only until the following summer, it engaged nearly 4,000 artists in all parts of the country and served as an important precedent for subsequent federal art programs, such as the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gustave Baumann.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.publwonm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9192381b1-e4e3-4f30-bb67-b5c510538bf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-publwonm

Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group

Creator:
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Goose Rocks Group  Search this
Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
Names:
United States. Emergency Work Bureau  Search this
Extent:
9 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1932-1934
Scope and Contents:
Printed material kept by Jackson, including: two broadsides of the Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, one a formal resolution to seek federal aid, the other states terms for relief; a list of members in the Artist Group; and announcements of the opening exhibition of the Goose Rocks Group at the Watercolor Gallery in Maine.
Biographical / Historical:
Jackson was a watercolorist, Detroit, Mich. The Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau, also known as the Unemployed Artists Group, was organized in September 1933 when New York state's Emergency Work Bureau phased out its art project. The impetus for its formation was the desire of ex-project workers for further state assistance for artists. Gained a reputation for radicalism. Philip Bard was the leader of the group.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Jackson, with the exception of the two broadsides, which were donated. [The broadsides were re-microfilmed on reel 3482 under the title "Artist Group..."]
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Welfare rights movement -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jackmorr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97533085e-0d5c-41dd-8961-6bf3244957b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jackmorr

Treasury Relief Art Project selected administrative and business records

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
25 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Selected records of TRAP include the following series: General Administrative and Reference File of the Chief of TRAP, Olin Dows, includes correspondence, reports, planning projects for artists, and memoranda (reel DC14); Correspondence of the New York City Supervisor with the Washington, D.C. office (reels DC14-15); and the bulk of the records, Central Office Correspondence with Field Offices, State Supervisors and Others (reels DC16-38). Each series has been described separately in this database.
Biographical / Historical:
The Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) was established in 1935 under the Department of the Treasury with special funds allocated from the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration) to decorate those federal buildings not funded by the Section of Fine Arts and as a relief agency for unemployed, but highly competent artists. The Chief of TRAP was Olin Dows, Forbes Watson was Director, and Cecil H. Jones Assistant Chief, later replacing Dows.
Provenance:
Series microfilmed in 1966 by AAA were selected from the National Archives record group 121, records of the Public Buildings Service. Additional records of TRAP are preserved at the National Archives. Series which were not microfilmed include a card record by artist of art works submitted in competitions, 1936-1939.
AAA has filmed and described separately, selected records of the Public Works of Art Project (reels DC1-13 and DC112-115), and the Section of Fine Arts (reels DC38-43), also from record group 121. Researchers may also wish to consult the personal papers of Forbes Watson and Olin Dows.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.treareap
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Treasury Relief Art Project selected administrative and business records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-treareap

Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence

Creator:
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief 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
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
19 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1934-1943
Scope and Contents:
Selected textual records from the Public Buildings Administration Section of Fine Arts (1939-1943) and its two predecessor organizations in the Dept. of the Treasury, the Section of Painting and Sculpture (1934-1938) and Section of Fine Arts (1938-1939). The two series filmed include General Records of the Section (8 ft., reels DC38-43), containing correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, clippings, and photographs; and Correspondence of Edward Bruce (6 ft., reels DC116-128) concerning the various federal aid art programs. Each series has been described separately.
Biographical / Historical:
The Section of Fine Arts was initially established in 1934 under the Treasury Department as the Section of Painting and Sculpture, changing its name in 1938. In 1939, it was transferred (retaining its name) from the Treasury Dept. to the Public Buildings Administration of the newly created Federal Works Agency, until it was abolished in 1943. Its function was to decorate new federal buildings, but unlike the other New Deal art agencies, it was not a relief project and it awarded contracts through a juried system of competition. Edward Rowan was head of the Section from its beginning to late 1937 and during most of 1943. Edward Bruce was in charge during the intervening years. Forbes Watson served as editor of the Bulletin of the Section of Painting and Sculpture.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1966 from National Archives record group 121, records of the Public Buildings Service. Additional records of the Section are preserved at the National Archives. AAA has filmed and described separately, selected related records of the Treasury Relief Art Project (reels DC14-38) and the Public Works of Art Project (DC1-13 and DC112-115). Researchers may also wish to consult Edward Bruce's personal papers and those of Edward Rowan and Forbes Watson.
Series which were not filmed include: correspondence and reference file of Forbes Watson, 1935-1941; correspondence with artists, 1939-1942; correspondence of Alexander Abels, 1937; annual reports, 1935-42; miscellaneous reports, 1935-1939; bulletins of the Section, 1935-1941; announcements of competitions, 1935-1941; proposals to expend funds for murals and sculpture, 1935-1941;
case files concerning embellishments of federal buildings, 1934-1943; technical questionaires; letters received and other records concerning completed murals and works of sculpture and their artists; biographical data file concerning artists, 1938; records concerning exhibitions, 1939-1942; records concerning the decoration of New York World's Fair buildings, 1937-1941;
records concerning the Marian Anderson mural project, 1939-1943; records concerning National Art Week, 1940-1941; records concerning national defense and war art projects, 1941-1942;
correspondence with and about artists in the civilian conservation corps camps, 1934-1937; file concerning the allocation of and receipt for works of art produced in civilian conservation corps camps, 1934-1937; location record of art works, 1933-1943; and card record by artist of completed works of art.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.unstpbad
See more items in:
Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-unstpbad

Treasury Department Art Projects : painting and sculpture for federal buildings, November seventeen to December thirteen, nineteen hundred thirty-six, Corcoran Gallery of Art / introduction by Forbes Watson

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Names:
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Catalog for an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Includes a list of artists and the works they did for TRAP and the Section. [Microfilm title Treasury Relief Art Project].
Biographical / Historical:
The Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) was established in 1935 under the Department of the Treasury with funds allocated from the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration). It operated as a relief agency for unemployed artists and engaged them specifically for the decoration of federal buildings, choosing artists through a system of juried competition.
Other Title:
Treasury Relief Art Project (microfilm title).
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Painting, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.treareli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94165d19c-e440-4c16-985f-c354e639762e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-treareli

Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm)

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  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
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941  Search this
Extent:
70 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1935-1945
Date:
1935-1948
Scope and Contents:
Selected records from the United States National Archives and Records Administration of the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Work Projects Administration. Records cover a broad range of topics. The bulk are from the Central Files, "States" and "General Subject" series, 1935-1944. Also microfilmed are materials from series Federal Art Project, Federal Project #1, WPA, among them records related to the Index of American Design; and records of the Chicago Field Finance office relating to allocations of works of art.
General Subject Files is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, receipts, reports, and business files. Found on reels DC44-DC49 are correspondence and memoranda of the the FAP; materials relating to Art for the Millions published during the WPA; receipts for loans of works of art.and other correspondence, memoranda, business records, reports, and lists of artists. Found on reels. DC45, and DC49-DC50 are materials relating to the two National Art Weeks of 1940 and 1941; regional correspondence, 1939; reports, 1939; and papers relating to exhibitions held for WPA artists.
Central Files, "States", on reels DC62-DC111, is comprised of general correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, and records of FAP activities at the state level. Much of the material is between state administrators and national directors. There are occasional occurrences of letters from individual citizens seeking assistance. Topics covered include FAP, Federal Writers' Project, Federal Theater Project, Federal Music Project, Index of American Design, and other projects under Federal Project # 1 of the WPA. New York City has its own separate file.
Federal Art Project, Federal Art Project #1, series appears on reels DC51-DC61 are broken down into "General Correspondence File", reels DC51-DC59, consisting of ca. 80 files with a variety of titles, for example Artist's oil paints, Congressional correspondence, Index of American Design (mostly reel DC53), Museum of Modern Art, News releases, Salary increases, etc.; and "Regional Correspondence Files," reels DC60-DC61, for Ohio, Washington state, and California; publicity and exhibition material; and "Regional and State Correspondence Files," Alabama to Michigan. Among the persons represented are Holger Cahill, Lawrence Morris, Thomas C. Parker, Russell C. Parr, and Constance Rourke.
Chicago Field Finance office records relating to allocations of works of art are found on reels DC129-DC130 and include requests for allocations of funds, requests for loans, receipts for allocations of works of art, shipping receipts, miscellaneous forms and correspondence.
Arrangement:
Microfilm reels DC44-50: General Subject Files. Reels DC51-61: Federal Art Project, Federal Project #1, WPA. Reels DC62-DC111: Central Files: "States" (reel DC53 is exclusively related to the Index of American Design). DC129-DC130: Chicago Field Finance office records relating to allocations of works of art. Most series are arranged alphabetically by subject, artist, state, territory, and district. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the records on microfilm reflects the order and arrangement as existed during the microfilming project, 1964-1966, and may not correspond to the original order of the records currently maintained by the National Archives in Record group 69,
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects. Holger Cahill was appointed director of the FAP and remained in that position throughout its existence. The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency.
The FAP projects included a broad range of events and activities which generated the various publications and materials found in the central files of the general subject series. ART FOR THE MILLIONS was a publication project about the accomplishments of the FAP consisting of a series of articles by Project workers. In addition to creating work for artists, the FAP sought to increase art appreciation as well as art sales among the general public. In doing so it devised a plan which created National Art Week. National Art Week was observed in both 1940 and 1941, and although the scale was grand and participation by the public impressive, the financial return on both occasions was minute, putting an end to plans for future National Art Weeks.
Provenance:
Series and files microfilmed by AAA were selected from the National Archives record group 69, records of the Work Projects Administration. Additional records of the WPA are preserved at the National Archives. FAP series and files not microfilmed by AAA include: additional records of the Federal Art Project (FAP), National Archives boxes, 27-58 and records of the FAP in Ohio, ca. 1937-1940; Division of Information, "Primary File" of the FAP and National Art Week; and photographic prints and negatives in the Still Picture Division, National Archives Building.
Restrictions:
The Archives does not own the original records. Use is limited to microfilm copy.
Topic:
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Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp09
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Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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