PWAP Region 15 (Calif.) records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.publwoca
Creators:
Public Works of Art Project
Dates:
1934-1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous correspondence of Walter Heil, regional director of PWAP, 1934; form letters from Edward Bruce, national director; and a typescript reminiscence of the PWAP and a letter from Ray Strong addressed to Mary McChesney and dated 1964.[Microfilm title, "Ray Strong"]

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Federally funded art project of the Treasury Department initiated in order to provide jobs for unemployed artists during the Depression. Under the PWAP the country was divided into 16 regions each of which had its own director who answered to the national director in Washington, D.C. The PWAP was succeeded by the Section of Painting and Sculpture, which subsequently became the Section of Fine Arts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NDA 3(frames 826-832) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the M.H. De Young Museum after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the M.H. De Young Museum.

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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strong, Ray, 1905-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McChesney, Mary Fuller Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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