Oregon Federal Art Project records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp06
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Or.)
Dates:
1936-1939
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
15 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Typescript of a speech given by Harry Hopkins, FAP bulletins, reports, and some correspondence.

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. Holger Cahill was appointed director of the FAP and remained in that position throughout its existence. Harry Hopkins was the administrator for the WPA.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NDA 1 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Margery Hoffman Smith after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by Margery Hoffman Smith.

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 -- Oregon Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Oregon Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Oregon Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs (organizations) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agencies Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946 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
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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