University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Collection size: 100 items (35mm slides).
Collection Summary: Color slides from an exhibition held at the University of Wisconsin of the objects made during the WPA-FAP Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943, as well as slides of the exhibition space.
Biographical/Historical Note: The WPA + 35 Exhibition, January 4-30, 1970, presented by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee was a tribute to the crafts and quality of design which came of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project. The Project began in the Fall of 1935. It was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects in its philosophy and its goals. Its "Project 1170" was a specially created project for women who needed work, interested in becoming self-supporting. Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were sponsors of the project.
Donated 1971 by the Department of Art, School of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin.