PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.publwonm
Creators:
Public Works of Art Project (N.M.)
Dates:
1934
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reports of work in the 13th region (New Mexico), written by the supervisor, Gustave Baumann. Included are detailed personal and professional comment on numerous artists in the Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque projects, among them Emil Bisttram, Tom Lea, Ward Lockwood, Olive Rush, and Will Shuster; a work journal and commentary on various artists and their projects; and commentary on the physical situation, psychological climate and supervisory problems associated with the projects.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Public Works of Art Project (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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D155 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Gustave Baumann after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gustave Baumann.

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
Federal aid to public welfare Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal, 1933-1939 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lea, Tom, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockwood, Ward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shuster, Will Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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