Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bloclou
Creators:
Block, Lou, 1895-1969
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1936-1938
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
47 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers relating to Block's involvement as a supervisor in the WPA Federal Art Project New York City office and as a member of the Artists Congress.
Scope and Contents
Frames 825-889: Photographs of murals in New York City, many unidentified, and photographs of strike and picketing by Artists' Union [microfilm title WPA-FAP, New York].
Scope and Contents
Frames 1013-1300: Correspondence and memoranda regarding rejection of murals for the Harlem Hospital by black artists, and charges of racism and segregation in the FAP; memos and reports by Block on the Index of American Design in New York City, including a roster of master artists on the Index; memos relating to cutbacks and quotas on the FAP; memos from the Supervisors Association of the FAP; Artists Congress report to membership, November 1936; issues of AMERICAN ARTIST; Index of American Design exhibition catalogs; and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Administrator, Federal Art Project; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NDA 18 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Louis Block after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1965 by Louis Block.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists, Black -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Artists' Congress Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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