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A Finding Aid to the La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, 1936-2007, bulk 1936-1942

La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, 1936-2007, bulk 1936-1942

Frank-Rush, La Vern, 1918-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included is a CD-ROM with images of the scrapbooks and memoir.

Biographical/Historical Note

La Vern Frank-Rush (1918-2010) was a librarian, art teacher, and regionalist painter from Sioux City, Iowa. Frank-Rush was the librarian and art teacher at the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa from 1938-1942.

Provenance

Donated 2007 by LaVern Frank-Rush.

Related Materials

WPA Photograph Collection contains 18 photographs of the Sioux City Art Center, classes, projects, puppet workshops, exhibitions, and marionettes. (Reel 1178, frames 0011-0044)

Iowa Community Art Centers, 1938-1939, features 13 photographs of the Sioux City Art Center. (Reel NDA 16, frames 290-317)