A Finding Aid to the Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects Records, 1941, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.citicomf
Creators:
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects
Dates:
1941
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are dated 1941 and comprise 0.4 linear feet. The records contain correspondence between Committee member and co-founder, Aline Davis Hays, and various organizations, artists, and museum professionals concerning support for the Committee in its efforts to preserve the continuation of the government arts projects under the WPA. The records also include writings about the importance of the WPA as well as a synopsis of the WPA from 1940 to 1941.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are dated 1941 and comprise 0.4 linear feet. The records contain correspondence between Committee member and co-founder, Aline Davis Hays, and various organizations, artists, and museum professionals concerning support for the Committee in its efforts to preserve the continuation of the government arts projects under the WPA. The records also include writings about the importance of the WPA as well as a synopsis of the WPA from 1940 to 1941.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 2 series:
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1941 (Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)
  • Series 2: Writings, circa 1941 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects was founded by Aline Davis Hays, The Hon. Stanley M. Isaacs, and Samuel L. M. Barlow to assemble public support for both the preservation of Federal Art Projects (WPA) and the permanent extension of government support for the arts, including painting and sculpture, music, drama, dance, letters, graphic arts and photography.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level by Cathy Gaines in 2011.
Author
Rachel Salzmann
Provenance
Gift of New York Artists Equity Association through Regina Stewart, Director, 2010.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records, 1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
United States. -- Work Projects Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hays, Aline Davis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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