David S. Osborn papers relating to the Federal art project in California

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.osbodavi
Creators:
Osborn, David S.
Dates:
1956
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A 73 page thesis, MURAL PROJECTS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN THE BAY AREA OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, University of California (Berkeley), December 17, 1956; handwritten notes about the mural projects; and photographs of murals painted by Lucien Labaudt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for unemployed artists. Each state and territory had its own programs and were administered aid from the federal government via a local agency.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NDA 1(frames 504-599) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Glenn Wessels after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender, Glenn Wessels, is a professor in the art department of the University of California (Berkeley).

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 -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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