Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939

Federal Art Project (Or.), est. 1935 - 1943
Federal government

Collection size: 15 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Typescript of a speech given by Harry Hopkins, FAP bulletins, reports, and some correspondence.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency. The FAP was created in August 1935 to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects. Holger Cahill was appointed director of the FAP and remained in that position throughout its existence. Harry Hopkins was the administrator for the WPA.

Lent for microfilming by Margery Hoffman Smith.

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