Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico, 1936-1938

Federal Writers' Project, est. 1935 - 1943
Federal government
Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 90 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Manuscripts and printed material relating to art in New Mexico, including: articles about Spanish colonial, Indian, and modern art; about the Taos art colony; Vernon Hunter; art in specific cities; biographical data on several New Mexico artists; lists of artists and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Federal Writers' Project was established in 1935 under Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Its primary objective was to create and provide jobs for the individuals, particularly those of the white collar field, who would have otherwise been left unemployed and destitute. Areas covered on FWP programs include cartography, history, art and a variety of other topics.

Lent for microfilming 1970 by the New Mexico State Records Center.

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