La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, 1936-2007, bulk 1936-1942

Frank-Rush, La Vern, b. 1918
Painter
Active in Sioux City, Ia.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included is a CD-ROM with images of the scrapbooks and memoir.

Biographical/Historical Note: La Vern Frank-Rush (1918-2010) was a librarian, art teacher, and regionalist painter from Sioux City, Iowa. Frank-Rush was the librarian and art teacher at the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa from 1938-1942.

Donated 2007 by LaVern Frank-Rush.

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The Archives of American Art houses microfilm copies of selected official WPA records of interest to art historians. The following microfilm, available at AAA ofices and through interlibrary loan, contain additional documentation of the WPA Art Center in Sioux city, Iowa: Records of the WPA, General Correspondence files include selected documents pertaining to the Federal Art Project in Iowa. (Reel DC 76, frames 317-2309)
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