Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939

Peat, Wilbur David, b. 1898 d. 1966
Museum director, Author
Active in Indianapolis, Ind.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; financial reports; project reports and bulletins of the Public Works of Art Project; correspondence with William Milliken, Director of Region 9 of the PWAP, relating to the administration of PWAP and Treasury Relief Art Project; applications; work reports and letters from aritsts about their projects, analyses of their work in questionnaire format; minutes; photographs; clippings; and miscellaneous papers relating to Treasury Department art projects in Indiana.

Biographical/Historical Note: Wilbur D. Peat (1898-1966) was the Divisional Manager of the Public Works of Art Project in Region 9, which included Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. He was also the director of the John Herron Museum of Art in Indianapolis (later the Indianapolis Museum of Art), from 1929-1965.

Donated 1965 by Wilbur D. Peat.

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