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Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico, 1936-1938

Federal Writers' Project


Collection Information

Size: 90 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Manuscripts and printed material relating to art in New Mexico, including: articles about Spanish colonial, Indian, and modern art; about the Taos art colony; Vernon Hunter; art in specific cities; biographical data on several New Mexico artists; lists of artists and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Federal Writers' Project was established in 1935 under Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Its primary objective was to create and provide jobs for the individuals, particularly those of the white collar field, who would have otherwise been left unemployed and destitute. Areas covered on FWP programs include cartography, history, art and a variety of other topics.


Lent for microfilming 1970 by the New Mexico State Records Center.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Archives Division of the State Records Center, N.M. after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel SW3 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

Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico, 1936-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.