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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

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3.3: Administration of the National WPA/FAP, 1935-1942

This subseries includes detailed financial records, memoranda, organizational charts and plans, and reports documenting the administration of the FAP at the national level.
A file relating to the 1939 changeover includes a typescript by George Biddle,
Memorandum on a Post-War Reorganization of the Section of Fine Arts and Other Federal Art Projects
, and a reprint of
Art Under Five Years of Federal Patronage
, also by Biddle.
Reports consist pimarily of progress reports provided by Cahill and Thomas C. Parker in addition to several general reports written by Cahill, scattered field trip reports, and miscellanous documents providing general accounts of the activities of the FAP.
General memoranda and program descriptons contain questionnaire results, descriptions of FAP programs, typescripts containing general program descriptions (possibly given as speeches or issued as press releases), and related news clippings.
Summaries of WPA art programs includes five copies of a document, "The WPA Art Program - A Summary," with hand-written notations updating the information in the Summary through 1942.
DescriptionContainer
1939 Changeover and After, 1939-1942
1106
0113-0210
Financial Records, Vouchers for Per Diem, 1942
1105
0154-0249
Financial Records, Vouchers for Per Diem, 1942-1943
1105
0250-0280
Financial Reports, Allotments and Encumberances, 1936-1937
1106
0319-0333
Financial Reports, Analysis of Expenditures, 1935-1943
1106
0358-0389
Financial Reports, Financial Summaries, 1936-1939
1106
0390-0394
Financial Reports, State Directors of Finance and Statistics, 1937
1106
0356-0357
Financial Reports, Status of Art Project, 1936
1106
0334-0355
Memoranda, 25% Non-Relief Exemptions, 1935-1936
1106
0001-0112
Memoranda, General, and Program Descriptions, 1936-1940
1105
1171-1328
Memoranda, Sponsorship, 1937
1106
0306-0318
Organization Charts, circa 1938
1105
1088-1092
Organization Plan, 1938
1105
1093-1170
Reports, 1936-1937
1105
1329-1446
Reports, 1937
NDA 15
0560-0568
Reports, 1939
NDA 15
0504-0508
Reports, 1937-1940
1105
1447-1552
Summaries of WPA Art Programs, 1940-1942
1106
0211-0305

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