California Federal Art Project papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp02
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
Dates:
1935-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Reels
ca. 700 items (on 6 partial microfilm reels.)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, clippings, writings, and publications relating to the Federal Art Project in California, particularly San Francisco.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 1, frames 752-767: Correspondence and lists relating to exhibitions of works by San Francisco artists.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 2: Articles from the San Francisco Art Association BULLETIN, 1934-1940 and MAGAZINE OF ART, October 1937.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 3(frames 13-20): Exhibtion catalog of Federal Art Project work at the University of California, Berkeley, Art Gallery, 1936.[Microfilm title University of California Art Gallery]
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 14: Clippings, photographs, and press releases relating to the decoration by the FAP of the Enlisted Men's Club at Fort Ord, California; and photographs and biographical information relating to about 20 artists employed by FAP in Northern California.[Microfilm title Fort Ord, California and WPA-FAP, San Francisco]
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 17: Photographs of sculpture, murals, easel work, graphics, and other works of art by various artists working for the FAP in California; and a list of artists on the Graphic Arts Project, San Francisco.
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Reel NDA 20: Photographs of artists and works of art for the FAP in San Francisco.
Scope and Contents
Reel NDA 27: One publication of the University of California's Medical School murals, 1939; one photograph of project personnel, San Francisco; one newspaper article: "Bernard Zakheim and the U.C. Medical School," December 6, 1964.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Federal aid art project during the Depression. The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for unemployed artists. Each state and territory had its own programs and were administered aid from the federal government via a local agency.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA 1, NDA 2, NDA 14, NDA 17, NDA 20, & NDA 27 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to respective lenders after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels NDA 1, NDA 3, NDA 14, NDA 17, NDA 20 and NDA 27 lent for microfilming 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache; and material on reel NDA 2 lent for microfilming 1964 by Marian Simpson.

Other Title
Other Title
Fort Ord, California [microfilm title, reel NDA 14]
Other Title
WPA-FAP, San Francisco [microfilm title, reel NDA 14]

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 -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Fort Ord Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- California Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- California Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McChesney, Mary Fuller Personal Name 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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