Slides of WPA + 35 exhibition

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.univwism
Creators:
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Dates:
1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
100 Items
(35mm slides)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Color slides from an exhibition held at the University of Wisconsin of the objects made during the WPA-FAP Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943, as well as slides of the exhibition space.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The WPA + 35 Exhibition, January 4-30, 1970, presented by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee was a tribute to the crafts and quality of design which came of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project. The Project began in the Fall of 1935. It was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects in its philosophy and its goals. Its "Project 1170" was a specially created project for women who needed work, interested in becoming self-supporting. Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were sponsors of the project.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1971 by the Department of Art, School of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to public welfare -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Wisconsin -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milwaukee Handicraft Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
WPA + 35 (1970 : University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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