Jesse L. Nusbaum Public Works of Art records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nusbjess
Creators:
Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
United States. Department of the Treasury
Public Works of Art Project
Dates:
1934-1935
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
75 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, bulletins, reports and catalogs relating to the 13th region (New Mexico and Arizona) of the Public Works of Art Project.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nusbaum was director of Region 13 of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). It was the first of the New Deal art programs, established under the Department of the Treasury in December 1933 to assist unemployed artists by enabling them to work on the decoration of non-federal public buildings. Although it lasted only until the following summer, it engaged nearly 4,000 artists in all parts of the country and served as an important precedent for subsequent federal art programs, such as the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. It existed until June 1934.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D165 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Jesse L. Nusbaum after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1963 by Jesse L. Nusbaum.

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
Art and state -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public officers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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