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Malvena Fried Taiz papers relating to Federal Theater Project, 1938-1940

Creator:
Taiz, Malvena Fried  Search this
Taiz, Malvena Fried  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theater and state -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to dance -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Archival resouces  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9857
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212355
AAA_collcode_taizmalv
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212355

Jeannette Eckman papers, 1937-1941

Creator:
Eckman, Jeannette, 1882-  Search this
Delaware Historical Records Survey  Search this
Eckman, Jeannette, 1882-  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Delaware  Search this
Music and state -- Delaware  Search this
Theater and state -- Delaware  Search this
Art and state -- Delaware  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Delaware  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6997
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209130
AAA_collcode_eckmjean
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209130

Lee Norvelle scrapbook on the Federal Theater Project (Ind.), 1936-1937

Creator:
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-1984  Search this
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-1984  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Ind.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Theater and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid the the theater -- Indiana  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9789
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212222
AAA_collcode_norvlee
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212222

Federal Theater Project (Conn.) records of Gertrude DonDero, 1936-1937

Creator:
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
DonDero, Gertrude  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Connecticut  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Connecticut  Search this
Art and state -- Connecticut -- Archival resourcs  Search this
Theater and state -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- Connecticut  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9790
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212224
AAA_collcode_fedethea
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212224

Sawyer Falk papers relating to the Federal Theater Project, 1935-1939

Creator:
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Subject:
Flanagan, Hallie  Search this
Federal Theater Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (State)
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theater and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Drama in education -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212338
AAA_collcode_falksawy
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212338

Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project, 1935-1939

Creator:
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Subject:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Theater and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212427
AAA_collcode_flanhall
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212427

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Subject:
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Blanch, Lucile  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Goodman, Bertram  Search this
Criss, Francis  Search this
Benson, John Howard  Search this
Dehn, Virginia E. (Virginia Engleman)  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Barthé, Richmond  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Seltzer, Leo  Search this
Brann, Louise  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Calapai, Letterio  Search this
Karp, William  Search this
Hovell, Joseph  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Burke, Selma  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Hord, Donal  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Children's art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- United States -- Study and teaching -- Photographs  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Theater and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Music and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5467
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216466
AAA_collcode_fedeartp14
Theme:
African American
Latino and Latin American
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216466
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Lee Norvelle scrapbook on the Federal Theater Project (Ind.)

Creator:
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (Ind.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook of clippings, programs, and photographs relating to the Indiana Federal Theater Project.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Theater Project (FTP) was a program established under the Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935. It sought to create employment for actors and others involved in the performing arts during the Depression. Dr. Lee Norvelle was the director of the Indiana Federal Theater Project.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Dr. Lee Norvelle.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Theater and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid the the theater -- Indiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.norvlee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-norvlee

Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Names:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
17 Reels (ca. 4,000 items (on 17 negative microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, administrative records, personal files, articles, scripts, playbills, clippings, other printed material, and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
National Director of the Federal Theater Project. FTP was established in 1935 as part of the Works Progress Administration Federal Project No. 1. It was abolished in 1939 when funding was cut in the Reorganization Act of 1939.
Provenance:
Flanagan's papers were filmed by AAA during a project called "New Deal and the Arts" which AAA directed from 1963-1966.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Unpublished material: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from New York Public Library Theatre Collection. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Theater and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.flanhall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-flanhall

Sawyer Falk papers relating to the Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 160 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (State)
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Falk regarding the Federal Theater Project in New York, particularly at the Civic University Theater in Syracuse. Correspondents include Hallie Flanagan, National Director of FTP. Also, programs, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, and a copy of INJUNCTION GRANTED, a play published in 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator; Syracuse, New York. Director of the Drama Department at the University of Syracuse. Active in the Federal Theater Project.
Provenance:
The lender, Syracuse University Library and Archives, has Falk's papers. Falk was a professor of drama at the University.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theater and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Drama in education -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.falksawy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falksawy

Jeannette Eckman papers

Creator:
Eckman, Jeannette  Search this
Delaware Historical Records Survey  Search this
Federal Art Project (Del.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (Del.)  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Del.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (Del.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
Budget and personnel records; Director's report, Jan.-June, 1939; Delaware Writers' Project materials; mews releases for the Washington, D.C. office of the WPA; other materials and records relating to the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, the Federal Writers' Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Historical Records Survey in Delaware.
Biographical / Historical:
Director, Work Projects Administration art, music, theater, and writing projects; Wilmington, Delaware.
Provenance:
Donated 1963 by Jeannette Eckman.
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:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Delaware  Search this
Music and state -- Delaware  Search this
Theater and state -- Delaware  Search this
Art and state -- Delaware  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Delaware  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.eckmjean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eckmjean

Federal Theater Project (Conn.) records of Gertrude DonDero

Creator:
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
DonDero, Gertrude  Search this
Extent:
80 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Programs of plays produced by the FTP in Connecticut, 1936-1937; and lists, press clippings, and photographs regarding the work of Gertrude DonDero.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Theater Project (FTP) was a program established under the Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935. It sought to create employment for actors and others involved in the performing arts during the Depression. Gertrude DonDero was the state director of the Connecticut Federal Theater Project.
Related Materials:
Federal Theater Project papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gertrude DonDero.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Connecticut  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Connecticut  Search this
Art and state -- Connecticut -- Archival resourcs  Search this
Theater and state -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- Connecticut  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedethea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedethea

Malvena Fried Taiz papers relating to Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Taiz, Malvena Fried  Search this
Extent:
30 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1940
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; clippings; printed materials; and production notes for PRELUDE TO SWING.
Biographical / Historical:
Choreographer; Philadelphia, Pa. Choreographed several shows for Federal Theater Project productions in Philadelphia, Pa. Taiz choreographed PRELUDE TO SWING which opened in June 1939 at the Walnut Street Theater.
Provenance:
Donated 1963 by Malvena Fried Taiz.
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:
Federal aid to the theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theater and state -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to dance -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Archival resouces  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.taizmalv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taizmalv

Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Art Project. Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Poster Division  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Brann, Louise, 1906-  Search this
Burke, Selma, 1900-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calapai, Letterio, 1902-1993  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene, 1910-2000  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Dehn, Virginia E. (Virginia Engleman), 1922-2005  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse, d. 1936  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Goodman, Bertram, 1904-1988  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Hovell, Joseph, 1897-  Search this
Karp, William, 1905-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Seltzer, Leo, 1916-  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1965
bulk 1935-1942
Summary:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP), Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the FAP: 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives, including photos of FAP artists and the artwork created by them, and other activities of the FAP in communities throughout New York City and other states. Photographers include Andrew Herman, Sol Horn, David Robbins, Leo Seltzer, and others.

Artist files comprise three-quarters of the collection and consist primarily of photographs of artwork, as well as scattered photos of artists at work, including: Charles Alston, Luis Arenal, Richmond Barthe, John Benson, Andrew Berger, Lucille Blanch, Lucienne Bloch, Ilya Bolotowsky, Luise Brann, Selma Burke, Letterio Calapai, Eugene Chodorow, Francis Criss, Stuart Davis, Adolf Dehn, Virginia Dehn, Jose de Rivera, George Pearse Ennis, Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Bertram Goodman, Arshile Gorky, Marion Greenwood, Philip Guston, Donal Hord, Joseph Hovell, William Karp, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward Laning, Julian Levi, Audrey McMahon, Elizabeth Olds, Anton Refregier, Will Shuster, William Zorach, and others.

The remainder of the collection consists of files documenting related activities and programs of the FAP, arranged by subject. The bulk of these files document the activities of the New York City FAP, including free art classes and art exhibitions for adults and children, exhibitions at the Harlem Art Center, and the work of FAP branches including the Easel Division, the Graphic Arts Division, and the Poster Division.

Other subjects documented include federal and community art centers in eleven states, most extensively Washington State; other WPA projects such as the Federal Theater Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Writers' Project; buildings decorated with FAP artwork; art processes as demonstrated by FAP artists; special events; and people involved with the FAP, including director Holger Cahill.

One folder contains images that appear to have been taken by Berenice Abbott for the exhibition Changing New York (1935), for the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with the WPA.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: Artist Files, circa 1920-1965 (Boxes 1-24; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1956 (Boxes 25-32; 2.8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was one of the Depression-era work-relief programs of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The program was founded in August 1935 to provide employment for artists and to implement visual arts programs in local communities across the country.

Together with the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers' Project, the FAP formed part of the WPA's Federal Project No. 1. The WPA became the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency; concurrently the Federal Art Project was officially re-named the Federal Art Program.

Under the direction of Holger Cahill, the goals of the FAP fell into three main areas: production of artwork, art education through art classes and community centers, and art research through the Index of American Design. During the course of the program, artists created murals and other works of art for many non-Federal government buildings such as schools, hospitals, and libraries. Separate photographic divisions were set up in several states, most notably in New York City, to document the work of artists employed by the program, activities in art education such as classes for children and adults, community center outreach programs, and other "Federal 1" projects, including the Federal Theater and Music Projects. Employees of the photographic division were also involved in other assignments, such as creating exhibitions and photo murals.

The Federal Art Project ended in 1943.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are related collections, including the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records, 1935-1948. Additional FAP records are held by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
Provenance:
The collection was anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in the late 1950s.
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.
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:
Children's art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- United States -- Study and teaching -- Photographs  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Theater and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Music and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp14
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp14
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National erotics : the politics of "traditional" dance in Tanzania

Author:
Edmondson, Laura  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
2002
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Tanzanian drama--History and criticism  Search this
Sex in the performing arts  Search this
Call number:
PN2979 .P47 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751377

The outlook

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ethiopia
Date:
1968
Topic:
Theater and state  Search this
Music--Instruction and study  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
Call number:
ML350 .M88X 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_754169

Unspeaking the centre : emergent trends in South African theatre in 1990's

Author:
Fleishman, Mark  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1999
Topic:
Theater--Political aspects  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Call number:
HM101 .C968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_672224

In search of a venue

Author:
Kargbo, Koloss  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1988
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Drama  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
Call number:
DT491 .W516
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506157

Theater and political repression in Uganda

Author:
Mbowa, Rose  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Uganda
Date:
1996
Topic:
Theater and state  Search this
Playwrights  Search this
Call number:
PL8010 .R46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508458

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