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E. Herndon Smith papers, 1936-1942

Smith, E. Herndon (Edward Herndon), 1891-



Collection Information

Size: 100 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence relating to the Federal Arts Bill, 1938, and the work of the Office of Civilian Defense. Correspondents include Olin Dows and Emma Roche. In addition there are reports of the WPA-FAP, Alabama; a list of project and wages for WPA-FAP, New York; instructions for silkscreening, finishing and other technical details; 5 photos of WPA artists at work; a cost list for an Alabama mural; clippings and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor and painter; Alabama. Smith served as volunteer chairman for the Alabama bureau of the Office of Civilian Defense, 1942, and was also Supervisor of Federal Art and Museum Projects for the WPA-FAP, Alabama.


Lent for microfilming 1972 by E. Herndon Smith.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, E. Herndon Smith, after microfilming, 1972.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 379 available 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

E. Herndon Smith papers, 1936-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.