FAP (Calif.) photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp01
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
Dates:
1935-1943
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(ca. 165 items)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs of artists at work and photographs of their works of art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency. The FAP was created in August 1935 to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects. The 48 states and territories were divided into regions and administered through the regional office.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975 by Richard Russell.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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