Milwaukee Handicraft Project blockprints and materials

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp12
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)
Dates:
1935-1936
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A collection of portfolios containing 59 block-printed textiles done for the handicraft project.
Scope and Contents
Also included on microfilm reel 3482 is one decorative, block-printed portfolio, approximately 11" x 13.5" with a seal "W.P.A. Handicraft Project No. 1170".

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Howard Thomas was the director of the Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project. The Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects. Its "Project 1170" was a program especially created for women interested in becoming self-supporting. The Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were partial sponsors of the project.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilmed portion 35mm microfilm reel 3482 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1964 by Howard Thomas; material on reel 3482 donated 1966 by Harold Wescott.

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

Keywords
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New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints, American -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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WPA Milwaukee Handicraft Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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