Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project, 1938-1941

Painter, Arthur
Arts administrator
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 40 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Publicity, correspondence, clippings, photographs, travel receipts, and telegrams relating to the dedication of the Noah's Ark murals by Dorothy Puccinelli and Helen Forbes at Fleishacker Mother's House in San Francisco Zoo; and correspondence, field reports, committee lists, publicity, photographs relating to National Art Week in Northern California.

Biographical/Historical Note: Director of Information, Federal Art Project; Northern California.

The materials microfilmed are from the files of Arthur Painter, but were loaned to AAA through Lewis Ferbrache who was a collector for AAA's "New Deal and the Arts" project.

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