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Milwaukee Handicraft Project blockprints and materials, 1935-1936

Federal Art Project (Wis.)


Collection Information

Size: 1.3 Linear feet

Summary: A collection of portfolios containing 59 block-printed textiles done for the handicraft project.
Also included on microfilm reel 3482 is one decorative, block-printed portfolio, approximately 11" x 13.5" with a seal "W.P.A. Handicraft Project No. 1170".

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard Thomas was the director of the Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project. The Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project was one of the more unusual and diverse of the handicraft projects. Its "Project 1170" was a program especially created for women interested in becoming self-supporting. The Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee State Teachers College were partial sponsors of the project.


Unmicrofilmed material donated 1964 by Howard Thomas; material on reel 3482 donated 1966 by Harold Wescott.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilmed portion 35mm microfilm reel 3482 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Milwaukee Handicraft Project blockprints and materials, 1935-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.