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Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project, 1938-1941

Painter, Arthur

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 40 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Publicity, correspondence, clippings, photographs, travel receipts, and telegrams relating to the dedication of the Noah's Ark murals by Dorothy Puccinelli and Helen Forbes at Fleishacker Mother's House in San Francisco Zoo; and correspondence, field reports, committee lists, publicity, photographs relating to National Art Week in Northern California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Director of Information, Federal Art Project; Northern California.


The materials microfilmed are from the files of Arthur Painter, but were loaned to AAA through Lewis Ferbrache who was a collector for AAA's "New Deal and the Arts" project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 16 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Arthur Painter papers of the Federal Art Project, 1938-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.