Museum extension project costume plates

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp08
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)
Dates:
1940-1943
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Handpainted, illustrated plates of period costume designs throughout history, accompanied by descriptive handbooks recounting the historical context of the costumes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum projects were programs of the Work Projects Administration instituted during the Depression to increase employment opportunities, particularly among the white-collar worker. By 1941, museum projects came under the jurisdiction of the Federal Art Program (originally the Federal Art Project) of the WPA. Plates of historical costumes as well as dioramas, costumed dolls and craft objects were often prepared for educational purposes.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. It is unclear how the materials came to M-W-P.

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 -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costume Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costume design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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