Federal art program papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry L. Hopkins

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.roosfran
Creators:
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946
Dates:
1932-1942
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence of Roosevelt, Edward Bruce, Nelson Rockefeller, Hopkins, George Biddle, William Zorach, Olin Dows, Rockwell Kent and others regarding the Public Works of Art Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Art Project; reports on regional Federal Art Project offices in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Pennsylvania; shipping receipts for works of art; clippings; photographs of works of art; correspondence between White House staff and members of the American Institute of Architects concerning federal architecture, 1934; correspondence of Edgar Chambless regarding his urban design, "Roadtown"; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
President of the United States of America, 1933-1945. Instituted the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its programs. Harry L. Hopkins was the Director of the WPA. The Federal Art Project was one of five projects in Federal Project No. 1 of the WPA. Holger Cahill was director.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA/HP 1, NDA/HP 3-NDA/HP 5 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Microfilmed by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y., January 1966 4 reels.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library donated the microfilm copies of these papers to AAA in 1982. The microfilming was done by the donor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Franklin D. Library, Hyde Park N.Y.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the public welfare Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chambless, Edgar, d. 1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Institute of Architects Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasury Relief Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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