New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.histrecs
Creators:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)
Dates:
1934-1942
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Approximately half the records relate to the Historical Records Survey's portrait survey, 1940-1941. The remainder are records of the Indian Site Survey, 1936-1942, a WPA program operating under the Division of Professional Service Projects, and to a lesser degree, the Public Works of Art Project, the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project and its predecessor, the Civil Works Administration.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The New Deal art programs were primarily administered under the Treasury Department and the Works Progress Administration (later the Work Projects Administration) as relief measures for unemployed artists.
Biographical / Historical
The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was the survey of American portraits in public buildings. The Indian Site Survey was a WPA-New Jersey state-wide project operating under the Division of Professional and Service Projects, and sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum and the Archeaological Society of New Jersey.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA/TN1-NDA/TN10 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the State Library, Trenton, N.J. after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.

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 Jersey Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Jersey -- Antiquities Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Jersey -- Social conditions Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs (organizations) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agencies Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.J.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Indian Site Survey Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historical Records Survey (N.J.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian Site Survey (N.J.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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