PWAP card file for Region 9

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.publwomi
Creators:
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)
Dates:
1933-1934
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
66 cards identifying specific projects, giving the project title, location, artists involved and miscellaneous information; and 400 cards giving biographical information on participating artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
PWAP, the first of the New Deal art programs, was 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. Michigan was in Region 9 of the PWAP regions.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 920 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Michigan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Michigan Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of the Treasury 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
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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