Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedewrit
Creators:
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)
Dates:
1936-1938
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
90 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Manuscripts and printed material relating to art in New Mexico, including: articles about Spanish colonial, Indian, and modern art; about the Taos art colony; Vernon Hunter; art in specific cities; biographical data on several New Mexico artists; lists of artists and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Federal Writers' Project was established in 1935 under Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Its primary objective was to create and provide jobs for the individuals, particularly those of the white collar field, who would have otherwise been left unemployed and destitute. Areas covered on FWP programs include cartography, history, art and a variety of other topics.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel SW3 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Archives Division of the State Records Center, N.M. after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1970 by the New Mexico State Records Center.

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 -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Agencies Function 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
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