Wisconsin Federal Art Project records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedeartp13
Creators:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)
Dates:
1935-1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, primarily business-related between Charlotte Partridge and Margaret Clark with Washington, D.C. officials, Wisconsin artists and staff members of the project; and two separate alphabetically arranged series of biographical sketches of Wisconsin artists. The first series includes brief typed resumes of the careers of the artists prepared by the FAP staff. The second series consists of biographical records of all those artists that worked for the project prior to 1939.
Scope and Contents
Also included in the collection is the Wisconsin FAP record cards arranged alphabetically for each art work produced by the project; and Index of American Design photographic negatives of drawings made for the Index, plate lists of the drawings, a record of the artifacts borrowed for copying, and lists and data sheets for the artifacts copied.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Federal work relief program for artists during the depression. Charlotte R. Partridge was director of the Layton Art Gallery and the director of the Federal Art Project in Wisconsin as well. Margaret D. Clark succeeded Partridge in 1941. Victor Volk supervised the Index of American Design in Wisconsin from 1938 on.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3572-3578 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilm purchased 1985 from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available in Archives of American Art offices, filed under Federal Art Project (Wis.)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Wisconsin Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Wisconsin Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Wisconsin Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Wisconsin Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Wisconsin Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs (organizations) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agencies Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Partridge, Charlotte Russell Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Margaret D. Personal Name 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
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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