Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects,
Collection size: 0.4 linear feet
Collection Summary: The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are dated 1941 and comprise 0.4 linear feet. The records contain correspondence between Committee member and co-founder, Aline Davis Hays, and various organizations, artists, and museum professionals concerning support for the Committee in its efforts to preserve the continuation of the government arts projects under the WPA. The records also include writings about the importance of the WPA as well as a synopsis of the WPA from 1940 to 1941.
Biographical/Historical Note: Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects (1941) is an arts advocacy organization in New York, N.Y. Founded by Aline Davis Hays, The Hon. Stanley M. Issacs, and Samuel L. M. Barlow to assemble public support for the preservation of Federal Art Projects (WPA) and a permanent extension of government support for the arts, including painting and sculpture, music, drama, dance, letters, graphic arts and photography.
Gift of New York Artists Equity Association through Regina Stewart, Director, 2010.