Wisconsin Federal Art Project Records, 1931-1954

Summary Information

Title: Wisconsin Federal Art Project Records
Inclusive Dates: 1931-1954

  • Federal Art Project (Wis.)
Call Number: Mss 1; Micro 1036; PH 1363; PH 4201

Quantity: 3.2 cubic feet (8 archives boxes and 1 card file), 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 0.3 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box and 1 folder)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

The Federal Art Project (FAP) in Wisconsin was instituted in 1935 as part of the Works Progress Administration. Employing artists, musicians, actors, and writers, the FAP focused upon nationalist and patriotic themes and successfully spread original art to many small American towns. In 1943 the Federal Art Project, like the rest of the WPA, was disbanded. The Project in Wisconsin was headed by Charlotte R. Partridge, director of the Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee. She was succeeded in this position in 1941 by Margaret D. Clark. The records include correspondence, two separate series of biographical sketches of Wisconsin artists, clippings, records of works produced by the Project, and material relating to the Index of American Design.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00001
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