Files consist of questionnaires filled out by WPA, PWAP (Public Works of Art Project), Treasury Section, and TRAP (Treasury Relief Art Project) artists for O'Connor's Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now project (FSVA) dating from 1967-1969. Included in some artists' files are original artist correspondence, curriculum vitae, exhibition catalogs, and announcements. Also found are copies of WPA correspondence from the National Archives, and copies of Government Service Administration employment histories. Original research notations, and two reports drafted by O'Connor are retained within the records. Statistical data derived from the questionnaires are included in the reports.
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Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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