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Historical American Records Survey portrait survey records

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet ((on 12 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1935-1942
Scope and Contents:
Records documenting activities of the Survey to inventory portraits in America done before 1860 in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Included are research documents; correspondence; interoffice memoranda; survey manuals; press releases; clippings; photographs of works of art; short biographies of sitters and artists; ca. 15,000 of the original survey cards; first drafts of checklists and catalogs; and lists of portraits received too late to be included in the final version of the catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was to document American portraits (sculpture, prints and paintings) done before 1860.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Massachusetts State Library, A. Hunter Rineer, State Librarian, Boston, Mass., 1977.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.histreco
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9844891dc-b6be-458e-a11c-61a52a792bbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histreco

New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  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
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
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
10 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
New Jersey -- Antiquities
New Jersey -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1934-1942
Scope and Contents:
Approximately half the records relate to the Historical Records Survey's portrait survey, 1940-1941. The remainder are records of the Indian Site Survey, 1936-1942, a WPA program operating under the Division of Professional Service Projects, and to a lesser degree, the Public Works of Art Project, the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project and its predecessor, the Civil Works Administration.
Biographical / Historical:
The New Deal art programs were primarily administered under the Treasury Department and the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration) as relief measures for unemployed artists.
The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was the survey of American portraits in public buildings. The Indian Site Survey was a WPA-New Jersey state-wide project operating under the Division of Professional and Service Projects, and sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum and the Archeaological Society of New Jersey.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.histrecs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979b92c97-4c76-42d6-b7bb-ff0a0ff91b16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histrecs

Radoff papers of the Historical Records Survey

Creator:
Radoff, Morris Leon, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
3,000 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1938-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, reports, lists, memoranda, and data sheets regarding Region 4 (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia) of the Historical Records Survey.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically by place name.
Biographical / Historical:
Regional editor and supervisor of the Historical Records Survey, Region 4.
Provenance:
The relationship of the donor, David Smily, to Radoff is unclear.
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.
Occupation:
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.radomorr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97bcd14a8-a825-4b42-b674-9e692d163edb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-radomorr

Historical American Records Survey portrait survey records, 1935-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of 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
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  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
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Indian Site Survey  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Indian Site Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
New Jersey -- Antiquities
New Jersey -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  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

Radoff papers of the Historical Records Survey, 1938-1939

Creator:
Radoff, Morris Leon, 1905-  Search this
Radoff, Morris Leon, 1905-  Search this
Subject:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9834
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212309
AAA_collcode_radomorr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212309

American imprints inventory : The Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration : No. 6. Check list of Kentucky imprints, 1811-1820 ; with notes in supplement to the Check list of 1787-1810 imprints / by Douglas C. McMurtrie ... and Albert H. Allen

Author:
McMurtrie, Douglas C (Douglas Crawford) 1888-1944  Search this
Allen, Albert H (Albert Henry) 1875-1953  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) American imprints inventory  Search this
Physical description:
235 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kentucky
Date:
1939
Topic:
Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z1215 .M3a 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458863

American imprints inventory : The WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration. No. 9, Check list of New Jersey imprints, 1784-1800 / by Lucile M. Morsch

Author:
Morsch, Lucile M. 1906-  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) American imprints inventory  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 189 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Jersey
Date:
1939
Topic:
American literature--Bibliography  Search this
Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z1313 .M88 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482061

American imprints inventory : the W.P.A. Historical records survey program, Service division. No. 19 - Bibliography of the official publications of Louisiana, 1803-1934 / comp. by Lucy B. Foote

Author:
Foote, Lucy B. 1893-  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) American imprints inventory  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 579 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Louisiana
Date:
1942
Topic:
State government publications  Search this
Government publications  Search this
Call number:
Z1289 .A512 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483793

American imprints inventory : the Historical Records Survey, Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration : No. 5 Check list of Kentucky imprints, 1787-1810 / by Douglas C. McMurtrie ... and Albert H. Allen

Author:
McMurtrie, Douglas C (Douglas Crawford) 1888-1944  Search this
Allen, Albert H (Albert Henry) 1875-1953  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) American imprints inventory  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 205 p. : charts ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kentucky
Date:
1939
Topic:
Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z1215 .M3Z
Z1215.M3Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_300304

Check list of Kansas imprints, 1854-1876

Author:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvii, 773 l. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kansas
Date:
1939
Topic:
American literature--Bibliography  Search this
Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z1285 .H67 1939
Z1285.H67 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_300706

Bibliography of research projects reports : check list of Historical Records Survey publications / prepared by Sargent B. Child and Dorothy P. Holmes ; assistance in checking and arranging by Cyril E. Paquin

Author:
Child, Sargent B (Sargent Burrage) 1900-  Search this
Holmes, Dorothy P  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
United States Work Projects Administration Bibliography  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
Call number:
Z6208.A7 U59 1943
016.973U589, 1943a
Z6208.A7U59 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_286874

The WPA historical records survey : a guide to the unpublished inventories, indexes, and transcripts / compiled by Loretta L. Hefner

Author:
Hefner, Loretta L  Search this
Society of American Archivists  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 42 p. ; 28 cm. & 1 microfiche (negative ; 10 x 15 cm.)
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Archives  Search this
Archival resources  Search this
Call number:
CD3050 .H46
CD3050.H46
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_141763

American imprints inventory, compiled by WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration. Location symbols for libraries in the United States

Author:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Library of Congress Union catalog  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., v, 258 numb. l. 28 x 22 cm
Type:
Abbreviations
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
Topic:
Libraries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193629

American imprints inventory, compiled by WPA Historical records survey program, Division of professional and service projects, Work projects administration. Location symbols for libraries in the United States, additions and corrections, January, 1941

Author:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Library of Congress Union catalog  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., 36 numb. l. 28 cm
Type:
Abbreviations
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
Topic:
Libraries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193630

Virginia imprint series

Author:
Wyllie, John Cook 1908-1968  Search this
Church, Randolph W (Randolph Warner) 1907-  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Virginia State Library  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1946
Topic:
American literature--Bibliography  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Bibliography  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Call number:
Z1345 .V817
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_63946

A nationwide inventory of American imprints under WPA auspices; an address at the 1938 conference at Kansas City of the American library association, Section on archives and libraries, by Douglas C. McMurtrie ... with an introductory note by A.F. Kuhlman

Author:
McMurtrie, Douglas C (Douglas Crawford) 1888-1944  Search this
Subject:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.) American imprints inventory  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1938
Topic:
American literature  Search this
Call number:
Z1215.H67 M2X
Z1215.H67M2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_76100

A hand-list of American publishers, 1876-1900, compiled from the lists of publishers in Frederick Leypoldt's American Catalog, 1876-1900

Author:
American Imprints Inventory Project  Search this
United States Work Projects Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Leypoldt, Frederick 1835-1884 American catalogue  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
Topic:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Call number:
Z475 .A5123
Z475.A5123
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79582

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